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SAME Kittyhawk Post President’s 2019 Message

Wow! What an incredible post we have here at Kittyhawk. I hope you find this website and our social media links useful in learning what our post is all about and to register for our programs.

I am humbled to be elected as the new Post President for 2019-2020 as SAME runs to their 100th anniversary. Thanks so much to prior president Norm Campbell for his leadership. Thanks also to the leadership and actions of the Executive Committee and past Directors who have guided this post towards being one of the best in SAME! We had our first Executive Committee meeting with me as President yesterday. We welcomed multiple new members willing to lend a hand and discussed an incredible array of goals the committee members want to accomplish this year.

Our post is a motivated group representing industry, government civilians, and uniform military. We love being with each other for networking and comradery-but we shine best when all of us are pitching in to serve each other and the community. We have a vibrant Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach group which was recognized as the best in all of SAME this year. We serve our members through hosting monthly technical presentation lunches, sending care packages to deployed military, holding periodic social events, outreaching to local universities, holding our annual Industry Day (coming up on June 13-by the way), participating in national committees, and mentoring young professionals and students. We are extremely proud of our vibrant scholarship program for college students. We help our members with connections to experts to solve their most urgent problems and make the world a better place!

If you are a member of the Post, thank you and I look forward to seeing you at this year’s events. If you aren’t a member, I challenge you to look at our Post and become a member! We are here with a hand outstretched to welcome you. My goal this year is for Kittyhawk to be recognized as the top Large Post in all of SAME at next year’s Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo (JETC). Come join us on this awesome journey! I am here to serve you so you can serve others.


Joe DiMisa

SAME Kittyhawk Post President 2019-2020