Dear St. Louis Post Members,
This summer has been an exciting one for the St. Louis Post. In June, the young member committees from both the St. Louis and Scott Field posts hosted an event at Ballpark Village. This event was highlighted by a presentation on managing generational differences in the work place. The event was well attended by both young and “not so” young members. I think we had at least three of the current working generations present which really added to the discussion. The speaker was amazing, too (OK, it was me…).
Our June and July luncheons were both great events. In June, Mary Kate Brown from the Madison County Emergency Management Agency discussed the Code Red Mass Notification System, and in July, Tom Seiler discussed Geospatial Technology Solutions. Our July Luncheon also included presentations from our three SAME high school summer campers. Everyone at the luncheon was very impressed with the quality of the presentations from these young men and women. I feel good knowing that the future of engineering lies with people like Anna Palm, Julia Strecker and Daniel Steinmeyer. A big “Thank You!!” to Pam Hobbs for her efforts coordinating their attendance at these camps.
We are closing in on two of our biggest events of the year. First, it’s time to sign up for our annual scholarship golf tournament. It will be held Friday, September 29th at the Gateway National Golf Links. This is a great networking opportunity and raises money for our annual scholarship program. Second, registration for the SAME 2nd Annual Trivia Night & Silent Auction Veterans Benefit Event opens on August 10th. This event takes place on Friday, November 10th and is hosted by both the Scott Field and St. Louis Posts. This year, it will benefit the Gateway Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
We have a few upcoming vacancies for committee positions. Our Young Member, and Education and Mentoring Committee Chairs will both be coming open. If you are interested in becoming more involved with SAME, we are always looking for dedicated volunteers to serve on committees or as chairs. These positions can be very rewarding and provide outstanding networking opportunities. If you have any questions about the St. Louis Post and these volunteer opportunities, please contact me at (618) 206-3025 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edwin P. Grimmer, PE
President, St. Louis Post