BALTIMORE POST
January, 2015
December Meeting
Dec 2014 Meeting
Col. Jordan addressing the Post
USACE Baltimore District Briefings

Col. Trey Jordan, P.E., Baltimore District Commander was our keynote speaker on December 17.  Did you know what the district is known for?
  • One of the largest and most visible military missions in the country
  • Support to the military intelligence community
  • Regulatory oversight of natural gas pipeline construction in PA
  • Drinking water for Washington, D.C.

He also spoke about the effort required to complete the Joint Land Attach Cruise Missile Defense Netted Sensor System (JLNS) at Aberdeen Proving Ground.  This high profile national defense project was completed in a very short timeframe under the scrutiny of numerous stakeholders.

 
Young Member News

WORLD OF BEER NETWORKING EVENT
On December 2, the YMs and the Fellows got together for a networking and mentoring event at World of Beer.  Approximately 20 members attended including Fellows Greg Johnson, Art Smit, Denise Tegtmeyer, and LTC John Osborne, USA, Ret.  The YMs had a great time interacting with the fellows and sampling the vast kinds of beer available.  The most interesting beer sampled was one that tasted like pumpkin pie.  The YMs are currently planning a tour of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel and a wine tasting for the spring.  Contact Nicole Walworth to help plan an event or join the YM committee.

WANT TO ATTEND A SAME CONFERENCE?
We are searching for young members to attend the Joint Engineer Training Conference in Houston in May and the Post Leader's Workshop in Phoenix in February.  Travel, lodging, and registration will be covered by the Post.  If you are interested, please contact Nicole Walworth.
 
Run across bay 2014
Post Members after the race
10K Across the Bay
Members ran across the Bay Bridge for a good cause!

On Nov. 9, a team of 25 runners representing the SAME Baltimore Post participated in the 10K Across the Bay race. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Run was a 6.2-mi jaunt starting near the base of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on the western shore of the bay. The race took runners over the 4.35-mi bridge that towers nearly 200-ft above Chesapeake Bay. 
 
The Baltimore Post team was comprised of individuals from 15 member organizations and included first time race participants as well as advanced runners. The money they raised will benefit the Baltimore Post's Education & Mentoring Fund. Congratulations to those who participated in the race-all for a good cause! Thanks to Denise Tegtmeyer and Nicole Walworth for organizing the event!

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Upcoming Events
See what we will be up to!

 

20 January: Philanthropy Committee Dinner at the Baltimore Station

21 January: Post monthly meeting on environmental topics at the Engineer's Club

18 February: Post monthly meeting on "Ethics"

19 February: 2015 Engineer's Appreciation Dinner at the U.S. Naval Academy.  For more information or to sponsor, click here.

25 February: "Day with an Engineer" middle school student shadowing program.  Click here for more details and to sign up!

18 March: Post monthly meeting "Small Business Symposium".  Save the date!

11 June: Joint Golf Tournament with Chesapeake Post.  Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Save the date!

 

To register for our meetings or for more information, visit our website here.

Philanthropy Committee News
Activities in support of The Baltimore Station

The Philanthropic Committee is sponsoring two activities at The Baltimore Station. We are looking for volunteers to help make and serve dinner to homeless veterans on Tuesday. We also have an opportunity to help design and build a restorative meditation garden on a lot adjacent to The Baltimore Station's Baltimore headquarters. More information about both activities can be found in the fliers here. You can also contact Stacy Kahatapitiya for more information.
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Volunteer for our Committees
We need your help!

We are currently looking for a new Assistant Secretary for the Post.  This position involves attending our monthly board meetings, taking notes, and publishing them. 

We always welcome volunteers for any of our committees.  If you have energy and new ideas, please consider volunteering to help this great organization.  Contact Phil Der, Post Secretary if you are interested.
Future city 2015
Ola Awosika (left) and the winning team
Post Participates in Future Cities
Volunteers help with the middle school competition

Six Post members participated in the Future Cities Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on January 17.  Middle school student teams created a city of the future and were judged on their essays, presentations, physical models, and Sim City computer models.  The theme for this year was "Feeding Future Cities", challenging the students to invent innovative methods for feeding their cities.  The Post sponsored the "Best Project Plan" award, which was won by Bel Air Middle School.  Look for them at a future meeting.  Volunteers included Ola Awosika, Nicole Walworth, Rob Scrafford, Denise Tegtmeyer, Rosanna LaPlante, and Emily Schiffmacher.

Rad Delaney Wins Award
Congratulations to Rad!

The Post awarded Richard "Rad" Delaney the Architectural Service Award at the December post meeting.  Post President Col. Trey Jordan presented the award for Rad's exemplary service to the architecture field throughout his career.  Rad was the past SAME Regional Vice President and was instrumental in helping the Post host the JETC Conference last year.  He works for CDM Smith.
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Recent Donations to the Post
Thanks to our sustaining members!

Art Smit for the Carl D'Amico Scholarship
KCI Technologies
Stell Environmental Enterprises
H2H
O'Brien and Gere
Jacobs
Skelly and Loy
AECOM
Cabrera Services
RS&H
Meeting Location:
The Engineering Society of Baltimore
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Newsletter compiled by Rob Scrafford of Gannett Fleming.  Articles can be submitted to SAME@gfnet.com for consideration.