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Who has time to re-invent the wheel? This ever-growing collection of Post Program Best Practices, Models, and Samples are used by other SAME Posts and is designed to generate ideas and save you time. Feel free to adapt to your needs or adopt it as is!
Communication & Outreach
Here are links to files and pages to assist in the communication with, and outreach to, potential, new and current members.
GDPR Webinar Recording
GDPR slides [PDF]
Committees & Councils
SAME national committees and councils work is key to the success of SAME's overall mission: Connecting military, government and private-sector members of the A/E/C community to promote education and professional development, and to advance business practices, technologies and techniques used in the profession.
Post Website Guidelines
. We encourage creativity and resourcefulness, but ask that each Post review, and be familiar with, these guidelines to make sure that the message of SAME is presented consistently online.
» Social Media and Email Best Practices
» Standards Manual for SAME Logo & Insignia Use
In 2011, the SAME Board of Direction established the wounded veterans Initiative to develop a strategy to support wounded veterans and families of fallen warriors. The initiative focused on three key efforts to help wounded veterans through rehabilitation and their transition to the civilian workforce.
Today, SAME is continuing its efforts to support wounded veterans. Through efforts at the national, regional and local levels, SAME members are actively working to provide support and service to our wounded veterans and their families.
To see what SAME Members are doing on the local level, click here to visit your local Post website.
Veterans Support Programs [Videos]
If you have any questions, contact Stacy Smith, Post Operations Specialist, at 703-549-3800 Ext. 122
The 2017 Annual Report
All Posts must file and send copy of the filing to SAME National Office: Post Operations. As non-profit organizations, all Posts must now annually file a Form 990 with the IRS - the specific Form 990 that your Post must file will depend upon your Post’s gross receipts. IRS Guidance and Forms: www.irs.gov/eo
Posts with average gross receipts for the prior three years of $25,000 or less file the Form 990-N (known as the e-Postcard)
Those with higher annual gross receipts than that will continue to file a Form 990 or Form 990-EZ as required for their circumstances by the IRS regulations.
SAME encourages Posts to consult with a professional tax adviser as they address their IRS filing requirements.
Use the information and links below to access the required documents and general information for establishing your Post. Please contact the Members & Post Support Department if you have any questions.
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2020 Strategic Plan Streamer Criteria
»Streamer Submission Forms
Each year, the Posts of the Society of American Military Engineers strive to earn Streamer Awards in recognition of outstanding performance and achievement in five areas supporting the SAME Strategic Plan. The Post Streamer Awards are presented at the Post Awards Luncheon at the Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo held the following calendar year for which the Post met the criteria for the award.
Streamer Award Submission Procedures
The submissions deadline for the 2018 Streamer Awards is January 31, 2019
Advice from the Streamer Review Committee Chairs: When submitting for a Streamer, 'more is better'. Supporting documentation for the elements is always beneficial. Previous submissions may be found in the Post Document Exchange. When in doubt, send inquiries via Stacy Smith, Post Operations Specialist at email@example.com.
Streamer Committee Procedures
Streamer Committees are created to review each Post's individual streamer submissions and determine if they have met all the requirements to win the specific streamer. When possible, committees are to be made up of five (5) to seven (7) people, including a committee chair. Any SAME member can volunteer to be on a committee. Committee Chairs are chosen based on leadership and involvement in the Society. If interested in serving on one of the Streamer committees send an e-mail to Stacy Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for Submissions/Extensions
The Calendar Year 2018 Streamer Submissions - Please review the submission spreadsheet above to confirm we have received your Streamers. If your submission is not indicated, contact Stacy Smith, Post Operations Specialist at email@example.com.
Extensions may be granted only in extreme circumstances. Extensions must be requested at least one week before the submission due date. Requests for an extension for the Education & Training Streamer, Resilience Streamer, Leadership & Mentoring Streamer and Relationships Recognition Streamer must be submitted to Stacy Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reconsideration Period Information - If your Post does not win a Streamer you may ask for reconsideration. The deadline for a reclama request is no more than one week after initial Streamer results are posted above. To request reconsideration email Stacy Smith at email@example.com and submit additional information to support the request.
Once the reconsideration time frame has closed, final results will be posted to the Streamers tracking spreadsheet and the SAME National Awards Committee will meet to select Top Region and Top Posts for Small, Medium and Large Posts. Final results will be posted once the Top Posts and Top Region have been notified.
Deadline to request reconsideration for 2018 is TBD.
Distinguished Post Criteria
No Submission is required for the Distinguished Post Award. However the following criteria must be satisfied:
Student Chapter Status Report
Posts with a Student Chapter are required to submit a Student Chapter Status Report by October 1. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Stacy Smith, SAME Post Operations Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distinguished Student Chapter Streamer submission form
Posts by Region
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Note: Members who are both an Individual and Sustaining Member Representative will be counted for both memberships.
CLAS Instruction Sheet [PDF]