2023 SAME Rock Island Post Small Business Industry Day – March 2023
Register now for the SAME Rock Island Post Small Business Industry Day on March 22, 2023 in Davenport, IA! Click here to view more information about this event.
2023 Navy Great Lakes Regional Sea Perch Competition
Thank you to everyone who attended the Sea Perch competition on March 18, 2023! Click here to view our Sea Perch page.
2023 SAME LMP College Scholarship
Applications for the 2023 SAME Lake Michigan College Scholarship are now being accepted! To access the application, please click here. Applications are due no later than April 26, 2023. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view our college scholarship page.
2023 SAME STEM Engineering & Construction Camps
Applications are now open for the 2023 SAME STEM Engineering & Construction Camps! Click here to apply. Application deadline is March 15, 2023. Campers gain a sense of what it takes to become a STEM professional and what options exist to explore that interest from high school to college and beyond. To view our page about the SAME STEM camps, click here.
2023 SAME Capital Week – March 2023
SAME’s 2023 Capital Week is heading to Rockville, Maryland, March 27-29, 2023! Hear about the government’s upcoming engineering, design, construction, and environmental programs during the FY2024 DOD & Federal Agency Programs Briefings. Click here to read more and to register!
2023 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo – May 2023
Join the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) for the Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo, May 2 – 4, 2023 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. Click here to read more.
SAME Small Business Conference (SBC) – November 2023
Save the date for The Society of American Military Engineer’s (SAME) Small Business Conference, November 1 – 3, 2023, in San Antonio, TX.
More details to come.
2022 USACE and LRD Industry Day – December 1, 2022
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (LRD) hosted their 2022 Industry Day event both virtually and in-person on Thursday December 1, 2022 from 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM CDT at The Marriot River Center in Covington, KY.
USACE and LRD hosted this event to provide understanding of current mission needs for our industry partners.
To view the flyer for this event and to read more, click here.
SAME LMP Technical Series Part 1: Clean Water – October 13, 2022
Thank you to all of our attendees and speakers!
Our speaker, Bill Soucie, presented “Emerging Micropollutants in Water – A Large Public Water Supply Perspective.”
Annual Yellow Ribbon Picnic – September 8, 2022
Thank you to all of our attendees and presenters!
Our day started out with everyone helping with the picnic set up, then sitting down together for a delicious lunch. Our speakers then took over, starting with MA1 Hawkins and Command Master Chief Corey who spoke about their long careers in the Navy. Then Liv Hatch spoke about her experiences from the SAME STEM summer camp, followed by Brittany Costa and JP Arangure from North Chicago Community Partners Program. Tony Billotti finished it up speaking about SAME.
Thank you to everyone who brought food, utensils, etc. and school supplies that were donated to the North Chicago Community Partners! We very much appreciate everything that was contributed!
Recipient of the SAME Scholarship
Samuel Smiley was the recipient of the Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship. We wish them luck in their studies at Ball State University!
Past Events and Announcements
SAME Chicago Annual Charity Boat Cruise – August 2, 2022
The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Chicago and Lake Michigan Posts held their 15th Annual Boat Cruise Fundraiser on August 2nd, 2022 from 7:30-9:30pm at Wendella Boats, Trump Tower Dock (401 North Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL).
The 2- hour evening cruise, with our traditional pre-boarding gathering, is the highlight of our summer programs. Started in 2007, the event has raised over $45,000 for various veteran and military family support organizations, such as Fisher House—Illinois and Honor Flight—Chicago. Our goal for this year’s event is to raise $10,000 for these and other worthy organizations.
To view our flyer for this event, click here.
Government Opportunities Business Conference (GOBC) – July 13-14
The 16th Annual Government Opportunities Business Conference was held on July 13-14 in-person at Volk Field Air National Guard Base in Camp Douglas.
Day 1: Grants and Funding
Day 2: Selling to the Government and Corporations.
Full agenda details can be found at www.wigobc.org.
SAME Annual Golf Outing – June 17 at Midlane Golf Resort
This year the annual SAME LMP Golf outing hosted 40 golfers and raised over $5,000 for their scholarship fund. LMP awarded $12,000 in eight scholarships for 2022. Scott Jackson, champion of the scholarship program for SAME LMP, presented the check to 3 of the recipients.
After the golf, the new SAME LMP Officers were installed – congratulations to all.
Join us in congratulating the new leadership of the Post!
|Vice President||Dave Yandel|
|Elected Director 1||Tony Bilotti|
|Elected Director 2||Nik Dobberpuhl|
|Elected Director 3||Ken Endress|
|Elected Director 4||Dave Guseman|
|Elected Director 5||Scott Jackson|
|Elected Director 6||Dave Marasco|
|Elected Director 7||Melissa Meade|
|Elected Director 8||Todd Polacek|
|Elected Director 9||Joel Sensenig|
|Elected Director 10||Chi Zang|
SAME – LMP Industry Day
Thank you to all our attendees and presenters!
Presentations by the speakers will be posted to this site early next week.
Blinderman Construction | Orion Engineers | FGM Architects
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
Andrew Hunt – click here.
Fran Gomes – click here.
Paul Culberson – click here.
Kip Bordelon – click here.
Jennifer Killen – click here.
Manar Nashif – click here.
Jose Rios – click here.
Kurt Woolford – click here.
Tara O’Malley – click here.
Tim McMahon – click here.
Chicago Waterways Systems Panel Discussion
Col. Culberson will host a panel consisting of Executive Directors from the City of Chicago’s Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, and the Friends of the River on Wednesday, May 25th from 11:45 – 1:30 at the Union League Club. The panel will focus on upcoming activities and the future of the Chicago Area Waterway System. To register, please click here.
Navy Great Lakes Sea Perch Competition
The Navy Great Lakes Regional Competition will be held on April 9, 2022 at the Lake Forest Academy (1500 W Kennedy Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045).
The competition has three classes: Middle School Standard, High School Standard, and Open Class. The competition includes two in-pool components: an obstacle course and a challenge course. For more information, please visit https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/museums/nmas/education/stem-education/seaperch.html
Decarbonization and Net Zero Energy (A Partial Solution to A Carbon Free Built Environment)
February 10, 2022 – Thank you to special guest speaker Lois Vitt Sale and all those who attended the seminar, “Decarbonization and Net Zero energy (A Partial Solution to a Carbon Free Built Environment).”
SAME Lake Michigan Post Luncheon Meeting
December 9, 2021 – Thank you to Frank Grimaldi, Assistant Commissioner, Design & Construction, Chicago Department of Aviation, who provided a great presentation and update on O’Hare and Midway airports at the SAME Lake Michigan Luncheon Meeting.