The mission of the SAME Young Members Council is to be an advocate for and engage young member support of SAME’s Strategic Plan through outreach, training, networking and recognition. Download the Council Charter here.

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You can join any of our councils through the Member Update Page.  Join this council now!

Council Chair

Lisa Thoele, CPSM

Education Opportunities

Professional Development: How to Find Your Wow, NOW! 

Presented By: Master Certified Coach Ben Dooley

When: September 7, 12:00 p.m. EDT

Registration: Click Here

Stipends Available for the 2017 Small Business Conference in Pittsburgh

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Organization Structure

Vice Chair: Ann Ewy, F.SAME, USACE

Mentoring & Recognition: Wendy Parker, Amec Foster Wheeler

Communication: Yvonne Simon, AIA, STOA Architects

Conferences: Danielle Barner, Atkins

Secretary: Victoria Mechtly, Tepa, LLC

Programs: Jeff Duguid, RLF 

Organization Chart

Stay Engaged

Young Member Council Monthly Call – All YMs are Welcome! 

Date: Second Thursday of Every Month

Time: 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. EST 

Connect: https://www.gotomeet.me/SAMEYMC

Dial: 1 (571) 317-3116  Access Code: 758-956-893

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Mentoring & Recognition
Promoting and developing a strong and lasting mentoring bond between SAME Fellows, Members, and Young Members is a focus of the Young Member activities.  We hope that you’re making a strong effort at your Post to link YMs and Fellows at events.  Let us know how you’re doing it and if you’re not, please send MAJ Jack Johannes an email for ideas at same.ymmentoring@gmail.com. Be sure to take the time to nominate your YMs for the Tudor and the Sverdrup Medal awards through your Post’s Board of Direction.

A civilian Young Member can receive the Tudor Medal for the most outstanding contribution to engineering design, construction, research, development, or planning. A uniformed Young Member can receive the Sverdrup for the most outstanding contribution to engineering, the military service, SAME, or the nation. Young Members are also eligible to receive other society awards.  Deadlines for nominations are typically the end of January. View the Award & Recognition Committee webpage for more information.  We are also always looking for a Post and YM to highlight in our bi-monthly newsletter. Please email MAJ Jack Johannes, Vice Chair, YM Council Mentoring & Recognition, if there’s a Post or someone you’d like to see lauded for their efforts in the Society.

Credentialing Achievement Awards Program 

(application due date: 23 Oct 2017)

The SAME Young Member Council is continuing the Credentialing Achievement Awards Program (CAAP) to promote the professional development of SAME Young Members and Enlisted Members in support of the SAME Strategic Plan. The CAAP serves to fulfill an objective which is to provide financial support for professional development, education, and mentoring initiatives to benefit our SAME members.

SAME will reimburse a portion of exam sitting or registration fees for Young Members. The full program details and application are located here. For questions regarding the program, please contact Wendy Parker. Email your completed CAAP application here. Download the CAAP Application.