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-2016 Information-

All Upcoming and Past Programs are located on the Meeting Details page.

LTC Mike Ruppert, Baltimore Post's President for the 2016-2017 season, has a message he'd like to share with all members.


President's Letter



The Mid-Maryland Post is hosting a Golf Tournament on October 6 at The Club at PB Dye. If you are interested in participating, see the attached flyer for full details and register on the Mid-Maryland Post website.


Flyer | Registration



The September Dinner Meeting is coming up on Wednesday, September 21st. This month's meeting will include a workshop and will cover the topic, "Investment in Baltimore: What's Happening In Our City?". The keynote speaker for the meeting will be the president and CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation, William H. Cole. See flyer for full details.


UPDATE: Registration is now open!


Flyer | Registration



Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve dinner and interact with the veterans of The Baltimore Station, Baker Street facility.  We will meet at 1611 Baker Street, Baltimore, MD at 5:00 PM on Tuesday August 23th to prepare a meal, serve the men, and eat with them.  An important part of their program is the opportunity to interact with us during dinner.  If you are interested in supporting the recovery of these men that have served us, please contact Andy Parker at aparker@aegroup-llc.com.



We've run the Bay Bridge, now join us to crush the quarry! We will be running the Vulcan Materials Havre de Grace Quarry on September 24, 2016. That's right, we will be running the actual quarry along the Susquehanna River at the I-95 bridge - I'm sure you've seen it, and it doesn't look crazy at all...See the flyer for full details and register for this event at the link below.


Flyer | Registration (Closed)



The newsletter for June is ready for download. Find out who was recognized for their outstanding achievements at this year's annual awards dinner.


June 2016 Newsletter



Thanks to all who attended our Annual Awards Dinner, held this year at the Admiral Fells Inn. Congratulations to our award recipients and thank you for your dedication and service to our Post.



Congratulations to our new officers and directors for 2016-2017:


President: LTC Michael Ruppert
1st Vice President: COL Edward P. Chamberlayne
2nd Vice President: Robert Scrafford
Secretary: Mindy Hinsley
Treasurer: Emily D. Schiffmacher
Assistant Secretary: Richard (Rad) A. Delaney
Assistant Treasurer: Christopher C. Hikel
Director: Philip Der
Director: Deb Wittle
Young Member Director: Nicole Walworth



The Spring newsletter is available for download, covering events from April/May and looking forward to upcoming events as well. Check it out!


Spring 2016 Newsletter



Presentations from the April workshop meeting with the Maryland Port Administration can be downloaded from the link below


April Meeting Presentations



Our Young Members are planning great events for next fall! In the meantime, check out the National SAME YM events and summer camps described in the flyer below - whether you are a YM or not!


Upcoming YM Events Flyer



Thank you to all exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, and members who participated in our Small Business Forum on March 16th.  Over 200 small and large business representatives attended workshop sessions with SBA, DCAA, USACE, VA and SMPS, exhibited their company expertise, and networked at this very successful event.  A special thank you to Deb Wittle and her committee for their efforts!  Presentations are available by clicking on the link below.


SBC Presentations


The February 2016 Newsletter is now available for viewing. Go to the newsletters page to grab a copy or download from the link below.


February Newsletter



The 21st Annual Presidential Open to benefit SAME Chesapeake and Baltimore Posts' education and Mentoring Funds was held on June 9, 2016. Thank you to all who joined this worthy cause benefitting both our Baltimore Post and the Chesapeake Post! More details and photos to come!


Scholarship and Education Outreach


The purpose of the SAME Baltimore Post Scholarship and Educational Outreach Fund is to encourage and support talented students to pursue careers in engineering, architecture, or the physical sciences. We accomplish this through scholarships awarded to qualified students who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree in these fields. Our scholarship recipients are selected on a merit-based approach.  With generous donations from our Sustaining Member Firms and Individual Members we were able to award ten scholarships to Baltimore area students in 2015.  We were also able to fund activities for middle school students at Easy as Pi and conduct student mentoring at local colleges.  We cannot do this without your help.  Please consider donating to our program, as described in the attached letter to members.  Our future engineers need your help!  Thank you for your support.


Letter to Members


We have set up an e-mail address strictly for our Post Treasurer/Assistant Treasurer:  BaltimoreSAMETreasurer@gmail.com.  Any questions for the treasurer will be promptly addressed.  Thank you.



Baltimore Post members- please also consider supporting our nearby SAME Posts: Chesapeake Post and the newly-designated Mid Maryland Post.  We have attached flyers for their upcoming events.


Chesapeake SAME STEM Networking Event

Mid Maryland SAME Scholarship Golf Tournament

Mid Maryland Holiday Meeting



Our Programs Committee has been busy developing an information-packed slate of programs for the 2016-2017 year, starting with a conference call in July. If you are interested in helping, please send a note to Heather Polinsky: heather.polinsky@arcadis-us.com or to Trey Jordan: jordanjr@gmail.com.


The SAME Baltimore Post is interested in hearing from you, our members. Please take a few moments to answer the following anonymous survey. Your input will influence Post communication activities, monthly meeting topics, and general Post operations.

Thank you for your support of the Baltimore Post. We look forward to your response!




The Baltimore SAME Post, Education and Mentoring Committee awarded a total of 10 scholarships (Six new one year awards, one new  4-year award and  three continuing awards to existing 4-year awardees).  Awardees included students from Institutions within the footprint of the Post (UMD, UMBC, Morgan State University, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and University of Delaware).  Consistent with our Mission, the students majors included Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Bio Engineering.  We have received “thank you” messages and emails from the awardees including letters of appreciation from the institutions (see below). The new scholarship awardees are expected to attend one of our Post Meetings during the 2015-2016 Session.  The Education and Mentoring Committee look forward to serve as their host at upcoming meetings.


Thank You Letter from UMD


Baltimore Post

Officers and Directors for 2015-2016


Please welcome and congratulate our new slate of officers:


President: Carrie Ann Williams
1st Vice President: LTC Ruppert
2nd Vice President: COL Edward Chamberlayne
Secretary: Phil Der
Assistant Secretary: Mindy Hinsley
Treasurer: Chris Hikel
Assistant Treasurer: Emily Schiffmacher
Director: Melissa Smith

The Chesapeake Post meetings are held at the Wetlands Golf Club. You can register for the meeting and get directions on our web site at http://www.same.org/chesapeake.  Meetings/luncheons are typically held on the third Thursday from 1130 hours to 1330 hours.

Note that Professional Development Hours (PDH) certificates are now available at workshops each month.

Upcoming Events

September Dinner Meeting

When:Wednesday, September 21st

4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: The Engineer's Club

11 Mount Vernon Place

Baltimore, MD 21201


Flyer | Registration


Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run

When: Saturday, September 24th

First wave starts at 8AM

Where: Vulcan Materials Quarry

938 Quarry Rd

Havre De Grace, MD 21078


Flyer | Registration



Photos & Presentations from previous Meetings

- Feb. 2016 Meeting Presentations

- Jan. 2016 Meeting Presentation

- Dec. 2015 Meeting Presentations

- Nov. 2015 Meeting Presentations

- Oct. 2015 Meeting

- Sept. 2015 Meeting Photos




- Copies of the presentations will be available following the meetings.


We’re Looking for a Few Good Fellows

The SAME Academy of Fellows is a body of SAME members who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to SAME, to military engineering, to engineering and related professions in general, and to their community.  Being accepted into the College of Fellows is a great distinction.  Somewhat less than 3% of the total SAME membership has been awarded this honor.  However, for members who have shown outstanding achievement and leadership (which includes leadership by example), being accepted into the Academy of Fellows is not an unachievable goal, and the Society is sincere in its desire to ensure that deserving members are granted this recognition.  The selection process is not a competition. [more]


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