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12/11/2018 2:36:08 PM
  Preserving Natural and Cultural Resources in Transportation
By centralva@same.org
   
Thank you to everyone who came out to our November meeting at GForce Karts! As promised, here are the presentations from the presenters: Cortney Marquette, EnviroScience, and Tim Roberts, Cultural Resource Analysts.

Presentation - Cultural Resources Management in Transportation Planning

Presentation - Environmental Resource Management in Transportation Planning

2/1/2018 4:44:30 PM
  2017 Awards
By centralva@same.org
   
Annual Member Recognition Awards were awarded by Post President Lee Ann Zelesnikar to the following:

- Michael Sly - 2017 Outstanding Member Award
- Jason Connor - 2017 Outstanding Young Member Award
- Cabrera Services, LLC - 2017 Outstanding Sustaining Member Award

The Regional Vice President's Coin was also presented by Michael Darrow, Middle Atlantic Region VP, to Summer Gladden.

Congratulations and sincere thanks are extended to all!

See photos of the event here!
https://www.facebook.com/171533846233953/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1539363189451005
3/7/2017 1:38:49 PM
  2016 Membership Recognition
By centralva@same.org
   
The Central Virginia Post had a great time celebrating its members at Bottoms Up Pizza on January 18, 2017!

We'd like to congratulate the 2016 Sustaining Member of the Year, Summit Information Solutions, Inc., and thank them for their contributions to the Post. We'd also like to congratulate our 2016 Outstanding Members: Jason Connor, Summer Gladden and Jessie Atkinson; and this year's recipients of the Regional Vice President's Coin: Lee Ann Zelesnikar and John Stuart.

Thanks to all of our members for making 2016 a great year--we're looking forward to making this year the best the Post has ever seen!
9/10/2015 12:49:13 PM
  From the Desk of the Post President
By sameadmin
   

1. Although it may appear that we are getting off to a slow start, I
believe we have made great strides at developing a well-rounded program for
this year. The Board and Committee Chairs have meet monthly. We've got
some exciting plans that include partnering with other organizations.
Thanks again for all of your support and continued efforts to make this a
Post that is making a difference.
 
2. Many of you met Paul Epperson.  Lee Ann first introduced him at our
November meeting.  He has volunteered to Chair the Programs Committee. As an
appointed position, I am confident that he will receive the same support we
gave Chris Kitts. MG Temple and others have graciously accepted invitations
to present.  We will have a March meeting.
 
3. Randy Darden and Bob Donovan have worked hard to get our Streamer
submissions in.  We continue to grow and were able to maintain the End Of
Year Membership Streamer.  We have confirmation that the 2014-2015 Emergency
Preparedness & Infrastructure Resilience Streamer met the required metrics.
I am confident that we will also meet the requirements for the Leadership
and Mentoring Streamer. Looks like we have met the criteria for
Distinguished Post 2014.

4. Kudos to Nick Hadiaris for his coordination of our monthly Young Members
Networking Social event.  I am presenting this program at the Post Leaders
Workshop. If you haven't participated, then you are missing a treat.  We
have some dynamic young members who have great ideas and a willingness to
serve. As we expand, Nick will begin to target/feature F.SAME members and
Sustaining Member Principals to attend the socials and provide short
observations on a subject of their choice.  We continue to expand our
networking opportunities.   
 
5. It's time to roll up our sleeves and kick off our major fund raising
effort. Dawn Best needs our help to pull off another successful Golf
Tournament.  Please contact her soonest to volunteer, sponsor, or play.  Why
not do all three?
 
6. I'm off to Phoenix to participate in the Post Leaders Workshop. Giving
up the arctic blast and snow for 85 degree weather.
 
Thanks again for your continued participation.
 
Charles A. (Chuck)Boaz, Jr
CVP President 

9/10/2015 12:49:13 PM
  SAME Engineering Camps Scholarship Recipients
By sameadmin
   

 

We're pleased to announce the selection of three area high school students to be sponsored by the Central Virginia post to attend the SAME Engineering and Construction Camps this summer!

We have awarded sponsorships to:
Mr. Chad Martin, Highland Springs H.S. to attend the U.S. Marine Corps Camp at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; and
Mr. Nathan Alford, Goochland H.S., and Mr. Cabell Early, James River H.S., who will be attending the U.S. Air Force Academy Camp in Colorado Springs Colorado.

Thank you for your support of the Central Virginia Post and our efforts promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education to high school students!
12/12/2016 10:13:43 AM
  SAME Central Virginia to Sponsor Appomattox Regional Governors' School Robotics Team
By centralva@same.org
   

DID YOU KNOW?
It costs $2,500 per student to participate in Robotics Competition.
There are 38 students on the ARGS Robotics Team.
That means it will cost $95,000 to send the team to National Competition.

The $2,500 participation cost includes multiple events—competition entry fees, travel, lodging, food, etc.

The 38 team members are made up of 10 freshmen, 6 sophomores, 11 juniors and 11 seniors.

Students attending the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School come from several school districts across Central Virginia, including: Richmond, Petersburg, Chesterfield County, Powhatan County, Sussex County, Surry County, Southampton County, and Franklin.

The Robotics Team has a blog where you can learn even more: https://argstech.blogspot.com.

9/10/2015 12:49:13 PM
  SAME Engineering & Construction Camp
By sameadmin
   

The Central Virginia Post (CVP) is offering a sponsorship for high school students to attend the exciting SAME Engineering and Construction U.S. Marine Corps Camp at Camp Lejeune, NC or U.S. Air Force Academy Camp, at Colorado Springs, CO. These programs provide hands-on experience in engineering and construction activities led by a professional staff of engineers from both private industry and the military services with an exposure to the various career choices in the fields of engineering and construction.

The CVP sponsorship will cover half of the registration cost and all transportation costs to attend one camp up to a total sponsorship of $800.

Applicants can choose either the U.S. Marine Corps or U.S. Air Force Academy Camp.   One scholarship will be awarded for each camp.  

The application deadline is 3/31/15 so don’t wait!   

Click here to see the flyer for more information.
9/10/2015 1:08:10 PM
  Learn how George Washington Goethals rose to Chief Engineer of the Panama Canal, and what lessons civil engineers today can gain from his experiences and leadership.
By sameadmin
   
Central Virginia Post hosted former Acting Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers MG Merdith W.B. (Bo) Temple (Ret) at our June Post meeting. His presentation examined the leadership challenges of George Washington Goethals and Leslie Groves as they tackled complex mega-projects in the Panama Canal and Manhattan Projects, respectively. His historical prospective on the stages of development for technical and leader competencies coupled with the requirement to accept large gaps in knowledge led to a facilitated discussion with the audience to identify the keys to success when given vague mission statements. Get a great sense of his insights from his presentation to ASCE: Learn how George Washington Goethals rose to Chief Engineer of the Panama Canal, and what lessons civil engineers today can gain from his experiences and leadership.


3/4/2016 9:39:56 AM
  Thank you to those who attended our Annual Member Recognition Event on February 18!
By sameadmin
   

Annual Member Recognitions were awarded by Post President Chuck Boaz to the following:
- Paul Epperson - 2015 Outstanding Member Award
- Sandra Leibowitz - 2015 Outstanding Member Award
- Nicholas Hadiaris - 2015 Outstanding Young Member Award
- Neal Wright, F.SAME - 2015 Post President's Special Recognition
- Leebcor Services, LLC - 2015 Outstanding Sustaining Member Award
Region Vice President Coins were also presented by Mary Anderson, F.SAME, Middle Atlantic Region VP to Scott Mortimer and Chuck Boaz.

Congratulations and sincere thanks are extended to all!
See photos of the event here!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.959525120768151.1073741830.171533846233953&type=3

9/10/2015 12:49:13 PM
  Annual Membership Recognition
By sameadmin
   

This year's Annual Membership Recognition went to:

Outstanding Individual Members - Chris Kitts and Randy Fisher
Outstanding Young Members - Nick Hadiaris and Lee Ann Zelesnikar
Outstanding Sustaining Member - Timmons Group
Congratulations to all these outstanding members!

Thanks!