Post Resource Center

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.

2021 Post Leaders Workshop

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.

Updated In-Person Meeting Guidance (June 2021)
Risk Assessment Tool

Post Membership Statistics

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SAME Membership Cycle & Understanding Reports webinar - June 2021 slides

2021 - Membership Streamer is based on growth in Individual and Sustaining Company member categories.

October 2021 Membership Numbers
September 2021 Membership Numbers
August 2021 Membership Numbers
July 2021 Membership Numbers
June 2021 Membership Numbers
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

2019

2018

2017

2016

Important Information

  • As approved by the Board of Direction, the Membership Streamer will be awarded to Posts that have No Loss in Total Membership base on the January 1 baseline report.    
  • Post Sizes for CY 2021:
    • Small Posts- 0-175
    • Medium Posts- 176-450
    • Large Posts- 451 +

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

Streamer Awards

2025 Streamer Portal - enter your Post's Streamer information here. Requires login.

2025 Streamers Program - started 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

Introduction

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. 

Streamer Review 

2021 Streamers will be reviewed at the end of the submission period 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 2021 Streamer Criteria

  • Small Post (0-175 members): Complete one activity from IGE and earn 600 points.
  • Medium Post (176-450 members): Complete one activity from IGE and earn 1000 points
  • Large Post (451+ members): Complete one activity from IGE and earn 1700 points.

There will be no Membership Streamer for 2021.

Past Streamer Results

Post Financial Guidelines

If you have any questions, contact Post Operations at posts@same.org

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.

Forms and Online Resources

Regional Vice President information

RVP Manual Travel Guidelines RVP Travel Reimbursement Form
Installation of Officers RVP Medal Request Post Participation Indicator [Summer 2021]
Post - Field Chapter Policy 2021 Post Assessment Form  

 

Posts and RVPs by Region

 

 

 

Post Leader Training Videos

SAME 2018 Annual Report

The Society of American Military Engineers
2018 Annual Report

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SAME Young Member

SAME Young Members Recruitment

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What is GDPR? What does it mean for SAME?

General Data Protection Regulation Presentation by SAME's Database Manager, Natasha Rocheleau.

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2018 Camp Online Application Demo

SAME 2018 Camp Online Application Demo

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Be Inspired by Post Best Practices

“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