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SAME Kittyhawk Post President’s Fall 2019 Message

 What a busy summer here at the Kittyhawk Post! 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.


Our team of board members continue to astound me with their numerous activities to further the SAME mission and to serve our members. Just last week, we had a wonderful golf outing bringing in more than $12,000 to support our academic scholarships. In August, three of our board members attended the National Post Leaders Workshop to learn more about how they can be even more awesome leaders. This summer, the post sponsored three students to attend SAME camps-a terrific hands on way to learn more about STEM. Speaking of STEM, our college outreach team is working with the University of Dayton in the hopes of creating a student chapter there. Earlier this summer, our young members held a social in Columbus for fun and fellowship. In June we held our successful annual Industry Day event.


Upcoming, we will be welcoming the newly placed Air Force Institute of Technology Graduate of Engineering Management (AFIT GEM) class to participate in SAME and the post. Further, our September lunch will be a hard hat field trip to the historic Dayton Arcade to learn about the redevelopment of this Dayton landmark.


And the big news is that we have launched a new Cleveland Field Chapter to support the many members located in Northeast Ohio! This just happened so more to come on future activities with this chapter.


I am humbled to be the Post President for 2019-2020 as SAME runs to their 100th anniversary. Our post is a motivated group representing industry, government civilians, and uniformed 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 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, 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. 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. Our 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