Are you an SAME Post Leader? Here you will find information about Streamer criteria, change of office reports, financial and administrative information, best practices samples and templates, and operations manuals.
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SAME Post Document Exchange
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!
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Post Operations & Administration
Use the information and links below to access the required documents and general information for establishing your Post. Please contact Membership & Post Operations if you have any questions.
2020 Annual Report Template (use to gather information)
Annual Report Online Submission - due March 31, 2021
Updated In-Person Meeting Guidance (June 2021)
Risk Assessment Tool
Post Membership Statistics
SAME Membership Cycle & Understanding Reports webinar - June 2021 slides
2021 - Membership Streamer is based on growth in Individual Member and Sustaining Member Company categories.
May 2021 Membership Numbers
April 2021 Membership Numbers
March 2021 Membership Numbers
February 2021 Membership Numbers
January 2021 Membership Numbers
2021 Starting Membership Numbers - Corrected numbers are posted!
2020 - There will be no Membership Streamer for 2020
Note: Members who are both an Individual and Sustaining Member Representative will be counted for both memberships.
Need Post Rosters? Go to your Member Account and the Post Roster Section.
Post Communications & Websites
Use the instructions and tutorials below to update and maintain your post website.
2025 Streamers Program - starts January 1, 2021
2025 Streamers Planning Tool - utilize to plan your program year
2025 Streamers Briefing - learn about the program
Streamer Program Briefing (MP4)
2020-2021 Distinguished Student Chapter submission form
Starting in 2021 all Posts of the Society of American Military Engineers will be required to submit their annual activities via the Streamer Awards supporting the five areas supporting the SAME 2025 Strategic Plan, as part of their required Annual Report. The Post Streamers Awards are presented during the Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo held the following spring.
Streamer Submission Procedures
Submission for the 2025 Streamers will be through the online portal. Submissions will require a write up of 250 words or less, detailing how the Post met the intention of the task supporting the various goals in the Strategic Plan. Additional documentation will no longer be required for submissions.
Streamers will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and overseen by the National Board of Direction, under the guidance of the Vice President over Posts. Reviewers will be comprised of Elected Directors, COI members and the Awards Committee.
Deadline for Submissions
The Calendar Year 2021 Streamer Submissions – Submissions will be entered throughout the year and final entries will be due on January 31, 2022.
Post Size for 2020 Streamer Criteria
Revised Streamer criteria for calendar year 2020
There will be no Membership Streamer and no Top Post/Region for 2020.
2020 Streamer Submission Form (submissions are closed)
Post Financial Guidelines
If you have any questions, contact Post Operations at email@example.com
Post Annual Report: 2020 Annual Reports are due March 31, 2021
IRS Tax Filing Requirements
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
The group exemption number is 1278. This will be needed on IRS Form 990. The specific Form 990 that your Post must file will depend upon your Post’s gross receipts.
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.
Regional Vice President information
Posts and RVPs by Region
SAME 2018 Annual Report
The Society of American Military Engineers 2018 Annual Report
Watch the video on YouTube.
SAME Young Member
SAME Young Members Recruitment
What is GDPR? What does it mean for SAME?
General Data Protection Regulation Presentation by SAME's Database Manager, Natasha Rocheleau.
2018 Camp Online Application Demo
SAME 2018 Camp Online Application Demo
DC Post: Building Relationships and Sharing Expertise
Philly Post: Honoring Their Sacrifices
Mid-Maryland: Reinventing for Lasting Success
“Member participation continues to grow as we share best practices and as we put into practice the lessons we are learning at the Post Leader Workshop to enable volunteer leaders to be more effective and save time.”
-Capt. Mike Blount, P.E., LEED AP, F.SAME, USN (Ret.), AECOM, 2016-2017 SAME National President