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Tuesday SAME Meeting will held be at Fort Knox

When: Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Presenters: TBA
Topic: TBA
Location: Mazzoli Federal Building, Room 951C
600 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Place, Louisville, KY
Time 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p,m.

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It’s hard to believe that The Kentucky Derby has come and gone. With all the great things the Kentuckiana Post is doing, it sure makes the time fly by. It’s a great feeling to be involved in an organization that makes a difference in the engineering and military community, and our nation.

This is Scholarship Month! On Tuesday, 19 May 2015, we will gather at the University Club on the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus to celebrate with the successful students that won scholarships. This year, we had 23 impressive student applications that competed for one of the five $4,500 scholarships. Among the applicants were several rising high school seniors; one of which the Scholarship Committee recommended awarding a sixth scholarship. At the board meeting, the five winning applications were presented and the board unanimously voted to award the sixth scholarship. Therefore for 2015, SAME has awarded $27,000 to very deserving, hardworking students that aspire to join our chosen profession. I cannot wait to meet these students, and I hope you will join me.

While we are on the subject of winning students, Kentuckiana Post has chosen to support three high school students, sending them to summer military engineer camps. Sending high school students to military engineering camps is something the Kentuckiana Post has done for years, and this year we had six great candidates to select from. Two of the students will attend the Marine Camp and the other will attend the Air Force Camp. Because SAME will only permit each post one candidate for each camp, we contacted the Fort Campbell Post who agreed to let us use one of their spots for our third camper. The total cost of the camper sponsorships is $3,240. This year was a particularly big year for grants. We received 13 grant applications, mostly for STEM and Veteran/Military programs. The total grant amount sponsored this year was more than $30,000. The following list represents the grant recipients:

·  MathCounts Louisville Chapter
·  MathCounts KY State Competition
·  Louisville Regional Science Fair
·  Governor’s Scholars Program
·  Leadership PE
·  Institute for Aerospace Education
·  KP-SAME STEM Initiatives
·  DAV Cincy 5k Race Sponsorship
·  UofL SAME Distinguished Speaker
·  Future City Kentucky Competition
·  QDMA Youth Deer Hunt

Besides spending the Kentuckiana Posts money, there have been many other things going on too. Our programs committee has been focused on providing interesting informative topics to include: Clearing Environmental Land Mines (February) Wolf Creek Dam Improvements (March) and The Ohio River Bridges Project: East End Bridge (April). I am sure these great presentations will continue.

Last month, I attended a membership meeting of the Fort Knox Field Chapter. The topic was Rough River Dam Improvements. Approximately 15 people attended the meeting. Thanks to all that came.

Also at Fort Knox, the Student chapter in conjunction with, the University of Louisville ROTC, ASCE and the Kentuckiana Post participated in the Obstacle Course Challenge intended to build confidence by overcoming fears, like the fear of high places. A total of 10 members participated in the challenge course. The participants also were treated to a little range time in the simulator, shooting targets with laser equipped guns.

At the KSPE Banquet, we provided the following awards:

Young Member of the Year

Nikki Marksberry
April Vance, P. E.
Ian Mitchell, P. E.

Outstanding Service Award

Lisa Wilson-Plajer
Tammy Dean
Karen Tenfelde

President’s Award

Steven Skaggs, P. E.

Regional Vice President Medal

Marilyn Lewis, P. E.

I told you we had a lot going on! We are a hard working post successfully planning and executing events so that we earn the money to fund the scholarships, campers, grant requests and more. The real value to our membership is by planning meaningful events that build business and advance the goals of our membership. We work very hard to make this happen. As President, I feel like the jockey that won the Kentucky Derby; except the horse I’m riding wins for everybody. Till I see you!

Mr. Ray Frye,
Post President, KP-SAME  

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