The mission of the SAME Young Members Council is to be an advocate for and engage young member support of SAME’s Strategic Plan through outreach, training, networking and recognition. Download the Council Charter here.


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Council Chair

Lisa Thoele, CPSM

Education Opportunities

Professional Development Webinar: Demystifying Professional Licensure

When: Thursday 7 June 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Register Here!

Past Webinar: 1 March 2018, Masterful Networking with Tom Kelly, MCC

Webinar Recording

Organization Structure

Vice Chair: Victoria Mechtly, Tepa, LLC

Mentoring & Recognition: Wendy Parker, John Wood Group, Plc

Communication: Yvonne Simon, AIA, STOA Architects

Conferences: Danielle Barner, Atkins

Secretary: Vacant

Programs: Jeff Duguid, RLF 

Organization Chart

Stay Engaged

Young Member Council Monthly Call – All YMs are Welcome! 

Date: Second Thursday of Every Month

Time: 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. EST 

Connect: https://www.gotomeet.me/SAMEYMC

Dial: 1 (571) 317-3116  Access Code: 758-956-893

Last Month's Presentation


Join us at the 2018 JETC 

Young Member Breakfast
Wed., May 23 8:00 am at MetropolitanKC inside the Marriott

Start your conference out right with breakfast with other Young Members. Come and go beginning at 8:00 AM for an informal “dutch-treat” breakfast buffet to socialize and plan out your conference

Young Member Council Meeting
Wed., May 23, 10:45 am - 11:45 am in Room 3501 H (Conference Center

Young Member-Fellows-Leadership Engagement Hour!

When: Wed., May 23, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at KC Live at Cleaver & Cork restaurant 

Young Members and Fellows are invited to come mingle with Society Leadership and former Army Special Forces “Horse Soldier” from 12 Strong, Mark Nutsch.  Come to a special VIP area of KC Live and meet up with your friends before the Ice Breaker.  Attendees will receive a special mission to test their networking and leadership skills during the conference   Should you choose to accept the mission, you could be entered to win a VIP level prize in the exhibit hall on Thursday night during the Networking Event.  




Mentoring & Recognition

Highlight  your achievements or those of another YM in TME!  Please use the following Spotlight Nomination form, or contact Wendy Parker with any questions.

Have a Post Event or YM Achievement to share in our next newsletter?  Contact Yvonne Simon: ysimon@stoaarchitects.com

The Engineering & Construction Camps are looking for scholarship awardee mentors and camp counselors!  Contact Elizabeth Meyer if you’re interested in mentoring!

The Enlisted Committee and Joint Engineer Contingency Operations Committee are both looking for more YMs to get engaged.  If you have interest in learning more about these committees and their missions contact Adam Boubede (Enlisted) or Marie Harnly (JECO).

Credentialing Achievement Awards Program 

(fall applications complete: 7 Oct 2017)
(spring application due date: 8 April 2018)

The SAME Young Member Council is continuing the Credentialing Achievement Awards Program (CAAP) to promote the professional development of SAME Young Members and Enlisted Members in support of the SAME Strategic Plan. The CAAP serves to fulfill an objective which is to provide financial support for professional development, education, and mentoring initiatives to benefit our SAME members.  

SAME will reimburse a portion of exam sitting or registration fees for Young Members. The full program details and application are located here. For questions regarding the program, please contact Wendy Parker. Email your completed CAAP application here. Download the CAAP Application.