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-2017 Information-

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



We will be hosting our popular Small Business Forum soon! You won’t want to miss it... Exhibit space and sponsorships will be limited; check back frequently so you don’t miss your chance. Stay tuned!



For anyone who was unable to join the Ethics Webinar on Feb. 7, the recording of the session is now available. If you would like to get credit, email either Cheryl Hurns (cheryl.hurns@arcadis.com) or Heather Polinsky (heather.polinsky@arcadis.com). They can register you for the webinar (with the original fees) and then send you the recording. Once you have completed the training, send the answers for the case studies to Cheryl or Heather and they will give you the pdh/ceu certificate.



Our US Naval Academy 2017 Engineers Appreciation Dinner will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Alumni Hall, USNA.  Keynote speakers include The Honorable Sean J. Stackley, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, RD&A, and LTG(Retd) Robert Van Antwerp, Chief of USACE (2007-2011).  Don’t miss this popular event!  Click below for more information or contact Jeff Johnson, jjohnson@argo-sys.com.




Engineers Week is quickly approaching and the Post is busy planning our Day With an Engineer outreach event for local high school students. This year our event will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd. If your company can host students, please click below or contact Blaine Linkous, blinkous@wbcm.com for information. Thank you!





In the Baltimore Post’s effort to support our veterans and our community, we are working with The Baltimore Station, a therapeutic residential treatment program for veterans and others transitioning through poverty, addiction, and homelessness to self-sufficiency. As part of the treatment program, the Post regularly prepares and serves a meal for the men, eats and interacts with them. Please mark your calendar to join us in preparing a meal at 5:00 PM on the following dates in 2017:


Feburary 28th - Baker Street Location

April 25th - Baker Street Location

June 27th - Baker Street Location

August 22nd - South Baltimore, West Street Location

October 24th - South Baltimore, West Street Location

December 26th - Baker Street Location


For questions or to sign up, please contact Stacy Kahatapitiya at skahatapitiya@arcenvironmental.com or Andy Parker at aparker@aegroup-llc.com. Thank you for your support!



The Philanthropic Committee Survey is completed. Thank you to all who participated. We received great feedback regarding our support for community outreach and military families (attached). Results will be incorporated into our plans for 2017! If you are interested in supporting the Philanthropic Committee and the Baltimore Post’s efforts in veteran and community outreach, please contact Stacy Kahatapitya (skahatapitya@arcenvironmental.com) or Andy Parker (aparker@aegroup-llc.com).


Survey Results


The Post meeting for December was a big success. We thank all who joined us for our breakfast program focusing on opportunities within federal agencies for the coming year. Presentations made by USACE Baltimore are available on their website





Presentations from the November meeting, both the workshop presentations and the dinner presentation, can be downloaded at the links below.


November 2016 Meeting - Workshop Presentations

November 2016 Meeting - Dinner Presentation



The newsletter for October is ready for download. Read the Post President's message in this month's newsletter.


October 2016 Newsletter


Congratulations to our new officers and directors for 2017:


President: Rob Scrafford
1st Vice President: Deb Wittle
2nd Vice President: Heather Polinsky
Secretary: Mindy Hinsley
Treasurer: Emily D. Schiffmacher
Assistant Secretary: Richard (Rad) A. Delaney
Assistant Treasurer: Layne Young
Directors: Philip Der, Carrie Ann Williams, John Osborn
Young Member Director: Nicole Walworth


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.




Our Programs Committee is busy year-round, developing information-packed programs for our members. 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 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


Small Business Forum


Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration, Attendee Registration and full details coming soon!


Photos & Presentations from previous Meetings

- Nov. 2016 Meeting Presentations

- 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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