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Just Announced

Society of American Military Engineers Lake Michigan Post – Annual Golf Outing 2021

The event will be held June 18 at Midlane Golf Resort, Wadsworth IL.
This event supports the Post’s annual college scholarships. This year’s scholarships will be presented at the outing.

Details to be announced shortly.

Virtual JETC: Transforming Challenges into Solutions

May 17-21, 2021  – A Virtual Event for the Joint Engineering Community
COVID-19 is impacting almost every aspect of day-to-day life. For many organizations, business as we know it has changed for the time being. But supporting national security never stops. And as the world faces these challenging times, it’s now more important than ever to stay positive, stay connected, and stay focused on the mission ahead.

Virtual JETC is your chance to stay up to speed with all that is happening in the federal A/E/C sector. You will hear from government decision-makers and industry leaders and get a detailed look at how our profession is pivoting to tackle the infrastructure-related national security challenges we are all facing in this unprecedented environment.



SAME Lake Michigan Post Luncheon – February 13, 2020

(Working with the Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI))

In a recent briefing by Ms. Lord on Jan 31 2020, she stated “we needed to consistently and clearly communicate the desired end state to build a cyber-safe, cyber-secure and cyber-resilient defense industrial base.”

DOD contractors and subcontractors now have a well-defined and relevant new objective to achieve.  Join Harry Koujaian, Principal Engineer – Technical Support Security+, CASP+, MCSE 2003, CHFI, SI BP AM R&D FLD, SIEMENS at this month’s meeting for a discussion on the role Siemens is playing in meeting these new cyber / resiliency priorities.

11:30 am – Registration and Networking

12:00 pm – Lunch & Program

  • Topic: Resiliency
  • Presenter:  Harry Koujaian, Principal Engineer – Technical Support, Siemens

1:30 pm – Networking

2:00 pm – End of Program

National Museum of the American Sailor at Naval Station Great Lakes, 2531 Sheridan Rd., Great Lakes, IL 60088

No base access required.


SAME Lake Michigan Post Luncheon – December 12, 2019

Steve Blinderman, President, Blinderman Construction, updates the group at the December 11 2019 SAME LMP Post meeting. He shared his experience at the National Small Business Conference and discussed the evolving SAME mission and direction.

Steve is a Member of the Academy of Fellows, a high honor bestowed on those have “rendered dedicated and outstanding service to the Society, military engineering, and the A/E/C profession”.

RVP Tricia A. Muxlow drove to the Dec 11 SAMP LMP Post meeting from Detroit to congratulate the post on their receiving SAME STREAMERS (recognition) for the dedicated work over the past year. Melissa Meade, Post President, received on behalf of the Post.

Steve Blinderman and Rodney Worden, long term active member of SAME, received recognition of their support and work from the RVP Tricia A. Muxlow.

Scott Jackson was recognized for his support and dedicated work in support on his work supporting the SAME LMP STEM initiatives.

And the most important part of the Dec 11 SAME LMP meeting was the support of TOYS FOR TOTS! Ken Endress, NAVFAC, and Rodney Worden, Lake County, received recognition on behalf of the Post on the ongoing support of the Marine’s Toys for Tots mission of Lake County.

Virtual Federal Small Business Conference – Nov. 4-6

The 2020 Federal Small Business Conference for the A/E/C Industry is going virtual!

Connect with a few thousand of your fellow colleagues and business partners for the market research event of the year. From keynote speeches, to cutting-edge education sessions tailored specifically for small businesses, to networking connections you simply cannot make any place else, Virtual SBC will offer so much of what you need right now to grow your company and strengthen your agency-but from the comfort and safety of your home as we all continue to adapt due to the challenges of COVID-19.

Built by the Experts. Government agencies, industry partners, the SAME Small Business Community, and many more stakeholders are coming together to plan Virtual SBC. More information will be available in the coming weeks! Stay up to date at https://www.samesbc.org/schedule-at-a-glance.cfm.