To my fellow engineers and distinguished professionals, I consider it a distinct honor to represent SAME Savannah Post as president, and I thank you for entrusting me with the office. I am a firm believer in SAME and the synergy that is created when we bring the public and private sectors together. I am very impressed with our post officers and each of their programs. I plan to actively support them in each of their initiatives. Below are just a few areas in which we can increase our effectiveness and make a bigger difference to our industry. If you (or your firm) have a passion for anyone of our many areas please contact me or one of our post officers.
I would like to highlight two current initiatives the post is pursuing:
Increase our effectiveness in communicating the value of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). If you or your firm is interested in presenting STEM or being on a volunteer list please contact Ms Gwen Parker or myself.
Increase our active membership with young (new) members, veterans, wounded warriors, and military members. Look for new initiatives in the coming months (example: bring a 1st time attendee to a monthly meeting for FREE).
Few will dispute the value of engineers (and others in STEM fields) to our nation, and fewer still would argue against building the bench for our next generation of professionals. Our profession demands the brightest and most motivated individuals and our duty to the nation would be incomplete without a conscious effort to advance our profession. I believe the Savannah Post strives to accomplish this ideal.
Thank you for again for your trust. I look forward to serving with all of you as president.
Thomas J. Tickner
Colonel, U.S. Army
SAME Savannah Post