Welcome to the Savannah SAME Post!
The 2104 year is an exciting time for our Post and we want to make you aware of the programs, events and benefits that our board of directors and volunteers are developing for you. Membership and participation in our local post can bring certain rewards to our sustaining members. We want to highlight a few things about our post and our plans this year.
This year’s theme is “Operating in the New Normal.” As our government partners continue to face the challenges of shrinking programs, budgets and overall uncertainly, the opportunities that our firms pursue become fewer, more competitive, and more important to win than ever. As the marketplace undergoes shrinking and leveling, there is no better time to dedicate your efforts to planting your Savannah “business roots” with SAME. BRAC is over and so is the time of plentiful opportunities. I urge you not to wait for the next opportunity bubble to appear, but to plant the seeds now for the future by acting now. Our Savannah Post provides a great platform for educational opportunities, establishing and developing professional relationships and finding teaming partners.
Need opportunities for networking? In June 2014 the Savannah Post is hosting the 2014 South Atlantic/South Central Joint Engineering Training Symposium (JETS). In fact we are calling this awesome networking and training event “JETS Lite”. It is truly going to be a Lite Event with plenty of Savannah flare. We will be continuing with our Post theme “Operating in the New Normal” by showcasing our small business teaming partners, and offering you the following opportunities.
- Golf at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa
- Riverboat cruise reception down the Savannah River
- Technical Training seminars
- Small Business Showcase to highlight your company and capabilities
- Networking Ice Breaker to allow large business firms to find small business teaming partners
- Annual Program Briefing by the USACE South Atlantic Division District offices and other federal agencies
We invite you to become actively involved in our “JETS Lite” program. Attend our next monthly Post meeting which is normally held every third Monday of the month at the Pirate’s House Restaurant. Each month we get to hear interesting engineering topics while earning our continuing education credits. Each month our sustaining member firms get a chance to advertise their company’s wares in spotlight presentation and publish their firm’s profile on our newsletter.
At a recent monthly meeting, we awarded 6 college engineering students a total of $26,000 in scholarships. The Savannah SAME Post takes places emphasis on the education for our future engineers and scientists. That is why at each event, even our monthly meetings, we have are constantly raising money to generate funds for high school and college programs.
We hope to see you at our next meeting!