SAME Board

SAME Board of Direction Meeting
Monday, December 08, 2014
1:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2502 A,
Kansas City, Mo.



  1. Call to Order    
  2. Welcome (John Mogge)
  3. Consent Agenda:   
    • Board, Committee & Council, RVP Succession Update    
    • Announcement of New Fellows      
    • National Master Calendar    
    • Board of Direction Minutes (May 2014)    
    • August 2014 XC Decisions: Hiring Action, SMPS MOA,  TISP Task Force    
  4. Executive Director Report (Joe Schroedel)
  5. Discussion Items:     
    • USAG October Meeting (Joe Schroedel)
    • SEG October Meeting (Gary Engle)
    • Focus Areas: Post Contributions (Mike Giorgione)
    • Golden Eagle Awards (Bill Brown)
    • Strategic Partnerships Update (Joe Schroedel)
  6. New Business:
    • Foundation Formation (Jennifer Fogg & Hal Rosen)
    • Importance of Society Officer Succession Planning (John Mogge)
  7. Review of Actions (John Mogge)
  8. Adjourn (John Mogge)

Board of Direction Meeting
November 21-22, 2013

Dear Board of Direction: Following is the schedule for the meetings for November 21-22, 2013, and an updated agenda.

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – RVP Meeting with Gary Engle and Jane Penny (Room 3501E Convention Center)
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Executive Team Meeting (Committees and Councils) with John Mogge (Room 3501A Convention Center)
    • Note: Updates on Committee and Council briefings due to John Mogge and Bob Wolff by Thursday, November 14.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Board Reception and Dinner (Muehlenbach Lobby, Marriott Hotel)

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 (Colonial Room, Marriott Hotel)

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast (with Bacon)
  • 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Board Meeting
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Lunch
  • 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Board Meeting


1.  Consent Agenda

a)  Approval of Fellows Class of 2014
b)  Approval of Registration Pricing Template for JETS
c)  Restructuring of SAME Regions (Bob Wolff)

2.  Approval Actions

a)  Changes to SAME Bylaws
b)  Complimentary “Career Memberships” to Military Officers and NCOs at Military Schools (Bob Wolff)
c)  Complimentary Membership to Students Upon Graduation (Bob Wolff and Joe Manous)
d)  2018 JETC Location (Ann McLeod)

3.  Information Briefings

a)  SAME Financial Results (Kathy Wilson)

b)  Update on Focus Areas

c)  Status of Seabee and USMC Engineering and Construction Camps (Bob Wolff)
d)  Continuing Education Program Update (Nick Desport)
e)  Membership and Post Operations Update (Bob Wolff)
f)   Process for Selecting a 2014-2015 President-Elect (Tony Leketa)

Board of Direction Meeting | May 21, 2013
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif.


  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Executive Committee Membership [PDF]
    2. 2013 Education and Training Streamer Submission Form [PDF]
    3. 2014 Distinguished Student Chapter Streamer Submission Form [PDF]
    4. 2014 Relationships and Recognition Streamer Submission Form [PDF]
    5. SAME Warrior Transition [PDF]
  2. Discussion of USAG Agenda (Bob Wolff)
        a. Engineering & Construction Camps
        b. SBC Agenda
  3. Options for 2014 JETC in Orlando, FL (Bob Wolff)
  4. Changes to Strategic Plan (Bob Wolff)
  5. 2013-2014 Focus Areas
    1. Sustainable Installations (John Mogge)
    2. Support to STEM (Gary Engle)
  6. Cyber Infrastructure Security Task Force (Ron Torgerson and/or Steve Moes)
  7. Updated Post Bylaws Template (Bob Ivarson)
  8. 1st Quarter, 2013 Financial Report (Kathy Wilson)
  9. Communications and Marketing Update (Eileen Erickson)
  10. Continuing Education Update (Nick Desport)
  11. Membership Update (Diana Dawkins)
7:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
America's Center Room 130
St. Louis, Mo.

Time Event Notes/Presenter
0730 – 0830 Continental Breakfast
Eating and Networking
0800 – 0830 Engineering Service Chiefs Arrive Eating and Networking
0830 – 0930 Uniformed Service Advisory Group (USAG) Meeting with SAME BOD Facilitated by MG Robert Griffin, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.) – BOD Liaison to USAG
0930 – 0945 Break – USAG Members Leave 
Board of Direction Meeting
0945 – 0955 President’s Opening Remarks, Quorum Call and Installation of Board Bob Wolff
0955 - 1000 Approval of Consent Agenda Bob Wolff
Members of Executive Committee
1000 – 1030 Approval of Proposed Changes to Bylaws Bob Wolff
1030 - 1100 Discussion of USAG Presentations Tony Leketa and Robert Griffin
1100 – 1130 Proposed Changes to Strategic Plan Bob Wolff
1130 – 1215 Buffet Lunch 
1215 - 1300 Proposed 2012-2013 Focus Areas Tony Leketa
Support to Wounded Warriors Rad Delaney
Sustainability Mike Blount
Cyber Infrastructure Jennifer Fogg
1300 – 1430 XD Report Bob Wolff
1430– 1500 Closing Comments Tony Leketa


SAME Board of Direction Meeting
Thursday, December 1, 2011
7:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center
National Harbor, Md.

7:30 a.m.    Continental breakfast

8:00 a.m.    Meeting

  1. Consent Agenda
  1. Approval of Four New Streamers to Align with 2011-2015 Strategic Plan (Bob Wolff)
  1. Approval of 2016 JETC Location (Ann McLeod)
  2. Report from the Wounded Warrior Task Force (Julie Fisher)
  3. Approval of Governance Task Force Recommendations (Maj Gen Del Eulberg, P.E., USAF (Ret.))
  4. Approval of Changes to SAME Constitution to Implement Governance Restructuring (Bob Wolff)
  5. Financial Report (Bob Wolff and Kathy Wilson)
  1. XD Report (Bob Wolff)
  2. Report on 2011 Student Chapter Workshop (Joe Manous)
  3. Report on USMC Engineering and Construction Camp (Joe Angell)

3:00 p.m.  Conclusion of meeting

  1. Report from Board Task Forces and Focus Area Reports
    1. Task Force to Realign Streamers to New Strategic Plan (Pat Gaskins)
    2. Wounded Warrior Task Force (Julie Fisher) Note: Also see Wounded Warrior website (
    3. Sustainable Installations (Nadja Turek)
    4. Joint Engineer Contingency Operations (CDR James Croom)
    5. RVP Status Report (Jennifer Fogg)
  2. Academy of Fellows Report (Paul Parker)
  3. Executive Team Report (Tony Leketa)
  4. Executive Director Report (Bob Wolff)
    1. SAME HQ Operations
      1. HQ Organization
      2. Status of Century House Renovations
      3. Approval to investigate moving SAME HQ to larger quarters
    2. Membership and Post Operations
      1. Approval for Change in Non-DOD Public Sector Dues
    3. Financial Report
      1. Approval of 2nd Quarter Financial Statement
      2. Approval to Discontinue Donations to Century House Fund
      3. Discussion of new Education and Mentoring Fund Charter
    4. Communications and Marketing
    5. Continuing Education
    6. Conferences and Workshops
  5. SAME Governance—Discussion of Possible Change (Bob Wolff)
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