Society of American Military Engineers Annual Yellow Ribbon Picnic – September 20, 2018 – Naval Station Great Lakes Nunn Beach House

Join the Lake Michigan Post for its Annual Yellow Ribbon Picnic! We will be collecting school supplies for North Chicago Community Partners. Admission to the picnic is free with your donation of supplies or $20 to give in support.

The event speaker will be Tom Heinhold, Chief of Operations Division for Rock Island District of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Tom will give us a taste of the engineering challenges he faced while deployed to several military contingency environments across the globe, during flood emergencies across the nation, and ultimately in operating and maintaining large navigation and flood control projects in the Mississippi River Valley.

We will also have the STEM camp students and our sponsored mentor speaking.

Register now!


Society of American Military Engineers Lake Michigan Post Annual Golf Outing 2018 – June 15, 2018 – Midlane Golf Resort, Wadsworth, IL

Cost: $80 per person. $50 for young members and NCOs. Includes cart, drink and dog.

Format: Best Ball Scramble with prizes included for Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Winning Team, and more!

To register for this event, call or submit the form located by CLICKING HERE to Steve Blinderman – sblinderman@blinderman.com or 312-982-2602

Sponsorship opportunities: Last year, the Lake Michigan Post awarded over $15,000 in scholarships for college and summer camps. With your help, this year’s event will be an even greater event! CLICK HERE to view sponsorship opportunities for the Annual Golf Outing.

Contact Craig Crawford at 847-305-0665 or craig.crawford@siemens.com for additional information on sponsorship opportunities


2018 Society of American Military Engineers Chicago Post Boat Cruise Fundraiser – June 26, 2018

SAME’s Chicago and Lake Michigan Posts invite you to attend our 12th Annual Boat Cruise Fundraiser. This two-hour cruise is an enjoyable way to spend a summer evening with fellow SAME members, guests and friends, and has become a highlight of our summer programs!

The event will raise funds to support the Post’s STEM and Student Chapter activities, College and Engineering Camp Scholarships, and similar activities in line with its stated mission. Since our first Cruise in 2007, we have supported a diverse group of worthy organizations, including the Friends of Fisher House Illinois, as a founding member of that organization.

SAME Chicago intends to continue to use the event as an opportunity to support and promote local veteran organizations.

Location – Wendella Boats, Trump Tower Deck, 400 N Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60611

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM

CLICK HERE to register


CLICK HERE to view the presentation given by Frank Grimaldi, A.A.E. – Assistant Commissioner at the SAME Lake Michigan Post Luncheon on May 10, 2018: CONSTRUCTING A NEW FUTURE – NOT JUST RUNWAYS, O’HARE 21 – THE VISION


LMP members and spouse participates at the 2018 Illinois State MATHCOUNTS Competition on March 3rd. Members were: Chanda Joshi. Ken Endress, and Charles Dierker and his wife, Monique Dierker


SAME Members volunteer at the 2018 Lake County MATHCOUNTS Competition

SAME Lake Michigan Post supports MATCHOUNTS!