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Washington DC Post 2017 Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Army Navy Club

Sponsorships Available!

Please join us as the Washington DC Post presents our 2017 Scholarships to deserving students from regional universities and colleges. This year our special guest speaker will be Mr. Joseph Ruocco, AIA, Associate Director / Federal Projects for SOM. Joe Ruocco leads SOM’s Civic and Government Practice, with an expertise in delivering innovative design solutions for large scale, complex secure federal projects to such clients as USACE, DOS, GSA, FBI, and WHS, through fully integrated multi-disciplinary services. Fostering a collaborative environment, Joe brings together architects and engineers to realize projects that enjoy the critical acclaim of his clients and is delivered on time and under budget—often through the design-build delivery method. As an architect and project manager, Joe has traveled the world executing embassies in Burma, Togo, Ghana, Uganda, Russia, and Ivory Coast, and headquarters campuses in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India and Mexico. His military portfolio includes the National Defense University, Washington Headquarters Services Campus Complex, and Fort Belvoir Master Plan.

When: Thursday September 21, 2017
6:00 PM - Reception  
7:00 PM - Dinner

Where: Army Navy Club
901 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Register Here!

Sponsorships Are Available:
Sponsorships include complimentary dinner registrations and inclusion in all program materials and announcements, including the SAME website, event emails, and the event program:

$1,000 - receive 4 free event registrations
$750 - receive 3 free event registrations
$500 - receive 2 free event registration
$250 – receive 1 free event registration

Please contact Rita Thompson (301.908.2742) if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

Thank you to our sponsors so far:

SAME Professional Credentialing Achievement Awards Program (CAAP)

Through the Professional Credentialing Achievement Awards Program (CAAP), SAME will fund Young and NCO Members’ exam sitting or registration fees for credentials, certifications or licensures deemed to have intrinsic value to SAME’s mission and the architectural and engineering professions.

Full Program Details

All information related to the CAAP can be found on the SAME National Website here under the CAAP tab.  For questions regarding the program, please contact Wendy Parker at

Your application will need to be signed by a Post President, Regional Vice President, or Member of the National Board of Direction. If you wish to obtain a signature from the Washington DC Post President please send Susan Merrigan ( your completed application by October 2nd.
She will then review and sign for you to submit to the SAME National POC, Wendy Parker, by the October 7th due date.

Please keep in mind award selection is partially based on your SAME involvement. If you wish to get involved at the SAME Washington DC Post, please contact Amanda Sanderson ( 

Young Member DC Central Kitchen Volunteer Event

The SAME DC Post is looking for volunteers to help with evening meal prep at DC Central Kitchen. After we give back to our community, we will gather for a networking happy hour at Kelly’s Irish Times.

Date: Thursday, October 5
4:30PM - Meet at DC Central Kitchen: 425 2nd Street NW Washington, DC 20001

Followed by Happy Hour at Kelly's Irish Times: 14 F Street, NW, Washington DC, 20001

If you are interested in volunteering we're using If you sign up to volunteer and cannot come PLEASE get someone to fill in your spot.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1)    Click this link to see our SignUp on

2)    Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3)    Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Corinn Bovi at or 202.721.5200 who can sign you up manually.

For more information on dress code, directions, and DC Central Kitchen’s mission please visit our Young Member page.

George Mason University Imagine the Future Symposium 2017

The Imagine the Future Symposium 2017 aims to incubate innovation in conceiving the built environment of the future and pushing the frontiers of our infrastructure systems for an interconnected world. The symposium is a participatory event involving experts from diverse backgrounds. Through tracks involving visionary lectures, demonstrations, experiential activities and interactive dialogue, teams will come to consensus on multiple visions for the future of interconnected infrastructure. The outcome of the symposium will be a compendium of innovative visions, with the best to be rendered by an artist and documented for dissemination.
When: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - Monday, October 09, 2017
Where: George Mason University – Fairfax Campus, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Cost: ​$75

The program agenda is available here:
Register here:

Leadership & Mentoring Program Graduation Dinner Dec 5th

Please join the SAME DC and NOVA Posts for our Leadership & Mentoring Program Graduation Dinner on December 5th at the Army Navy Club.  Our program participants include Young Members from Industry and the Government who have dedicated themselves over the past year to developing their leadership skills through the program’s monthly sessions with SAME Fellows and other senior mentors.  We invite all SAME members to join us in celebrating their accomplishments.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Reception:  6:30 - 7:15 PM
Dinner and Program:  7:30 - 9:30 PM

Keynote Speaker: 
Col. Sal Nodjomian, PE, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
SAME National President and Exec VP, Matrix Design Group, Inc.

The Army and Navy Club
901 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Sponsorships of $300 are requested from SAME Individuals and Sustaining Members to help defray the cost of the L&M Program participants and their guests.  Sponsors will be recognized on the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia Post websites and in the dinner program.  If you are interested in sponsoring please pay through the registration link or contact Dr. Wolff who will provide you with an invoice. 

For questions, please contact Dr. Bob Wolff, PE, F.SAME, L&M Program Director ( or 703-795-8869)
Congratulations to our L&M Program Graduates:

  • Mr. Gifty Bains, FE, CES Consulting
  • Ms. Lynne Bregman, P.E., Thornton Tomasetti
  • Ms. Sally Clark, AFG Group, Inc.
  • Mr. Andrew Hudson, FE, LEED, Dewberry
  • Maj Seth Lorimer, USAF, Civil Engineer Directorate, HQ USAF
  • Mr. Christopher Pfaff, Truston Technologies
  • MAJ Dana Savage, USA, Baltimore District, USACE
  • Mr. Whitney Stowell, Philips Lighting
  • Ms. Erin Unger, AIA, Jacobs
  • Maj Yosh Yerk, FE, PMP, USAF, Civil Engineer Directorate, HQ USAF

A special thanks to the following Sustaining Members that hosted the monthly sessions:  Louis Berger; Jacobs; Skidmore, Owens & Merrill; Versar; DBIA; CH2M; and Weston Solutions. 

SAME DC Post 2017-2018 Sponsorship Program

The SAME Washington DC Post invites you to become a Sponsor of our distinguished organization that is committed to providing value to all our members. The DC Post offers an excellent platform for your firm to expand its visibility through our expansive network of over 1,700 members representing both government and commercial organizations. Each sponsoring firm’s financial contribution will support the Post’s Scholarship Fund, Young Members’ Activities, SAME Engineering and Construction Camp attendees, and Leadership and Mentoring Activities.

Three levels of sponsorship are offered (Platinum, Gold and Silver), each with distinct opportunities for visibility and recognition as shown in the table below. There are a limited number of sponsorships available at each level.



Platinum (8): $1500

Gold (12): $1000

Silver (15): $750

1.  DC Post Website Posting




2.  Firm Spotlight @ One Luncheon




3.  Recognized @ All Monthly Luncheons




4.  Holiday Event Recognition




5.  Post Awards Recognition




6.  Complimentary Luncheon Tickets




For more information please see our Sponsorship Letter from our President, Susan Merrigan, and/or visit the Sponsorship Webpage.

For questions on this Program or to sign up as a sponsor, please contact Elaine Gray, Sponsorship Director, at (571) 297-4826.

SAME Foundation Now Accepting Donations

Spring 2016 SAME established the Society of American Military Engineers Foundation ("Foundation") as a separate 501(c)3 tax exempt organization to provide a secure and beneficial repository for charitable and other bequeaths from members of the Society and the public at large. In addition, the Fund will separate the philanthropic objectives of the Society from the Society's day to day operations. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to continue to promote the strategic goals of the Society and to support the development and growth of members and future members. Therefore, spending will include but is not limited to the following:

  • Funding member professional development and career advancement programs, including negotiating certification discounts, and then funding the programs
  • Providing stipends to fund member travel to SAME events
  • Supporting SAME Engineering & Construction Camps
  • Promoting STEM-related initiatives
  • Providing scholarships to students who are pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields

For more information visit SAME National’s Foundation website:

Donate Today!

SAME Quarterly Economic Snapshot Survey

SAME releases an Economic Snapshot Survey quarterly that measures macro trends in the A/E/C industry nationwide by taking a periodic snapshot of the market.View Survey Reports Here.

The survey examines key economic-based factors including:
–        Business Trends for the last six months
–        Business Trends looking into the next six months
–        Hiring and Staffing Trends in the Current Economy

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