Welcome to the Greater Kansas City Post!
Dear Greater Kansas City Post Members,
The Post has completed another very busy quarter and I would once again like to thank our dedicated team of volunteers! The following is a snapshot of some of the notable accomplishments over the past few months: the GKC Post hosted the Engineer Social for the new Command and General Staff College Engineer Class 14-01 on July 25th, and we were honored to have MG Semonite and BG DeLuca attend the event, Amy McCurdy hosted a Small Business Workshop at Burns & McDonnell on August 19th, Melissa Kelley and Kyle Marlay hosted a Young Members/Fellows event on August 29th, Ann Ewy hosted the Annual VP Dinner and Awards Ceremony on September 18th, and Clif Rope hosted several outstanding luncheons that featured presentations on Missouri River degradation, Combat Engineering, and the new Kansas City Performing Arts Center.
The Greater Kansas City Post membership continues to serve at the National, Regional and Post levels and I would like to recognize a few of our members for key appointments in the Society:
- Amy Lines, Kleinfelder, was appointed to the National Board of Direction.
- Jackie Hacker, HDR, was appointed as Assistant Regional Vice President for the Missouri River Region.
- Larry Meyers, Kansas City District USACE, was appointed as the Fellows Representative for the Missouri River Region.
- Ann Ewy, Kansas City District USACE, was selected by the SAME Academy of Fellows to attend the Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference that will be held in Reston, VA in November.
I am pleased to announce that the Board of Directors voted unanimously in August to rename the Post's endowment to the Merrill W. Watt Education and Mentoring Endowment. Merrill has been instrumental in developing the endowment and growing it by over $500,000 in less than six years. In addition, Merrill has consistently demonstrated superior service to the Post and is an outstanding mentor for the Post's leadership. Merrill is a Fellow in the Society and was awarded the Society's Walter O. Bachus Gold Medal in 2007.
Finally, on behalf of the entire Greater Kansas City Post I would like to extend a warm welcome to Colonel Andrew Sexton who assumed command of the Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on July 19. We look forward to working with you!
Although there are only a few months remaining in the year, the Greater Kansas City Post has several more great events planned for 2013 including monthly luncheons in October and November, and the Annual Sporting Clays Challenge on October 3rd. On a Regional level, the GKC Post will be participating in the Texoma and Missouri River Joint Engineer Training Symposium, Oct 9-11, in Oklahoma City, OK. Additionally, the SAME 2013 Small Business Conference will be held Nov 19-21 at the Kansas City Convention Center. Please continue to check our website as well as the GKC Post Upcoming Events updates sent weekly via e-mail.
Thanks again for your involvement and dedication to the GKC Post and SAME!
Matt Metcalf, PEPost President, Greater Kansas City Post
6th Annual Greater KC Post Industry Day March 31-April 2, 2014.
Individual and Sponsor Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Greater KC Post Industry Day.
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Don't miss your opportunity to support the Greater Kansas City SAME Post by placing an advertisement in the quarterly e-newsletters and on the homepage of the Post Website for the 2014 calendar year. This is a great way to promote your firm to our community in the Post and region, and to provide support to carry out the Post's mission. Your company will receive rotating ad placement on the GKC Post homepage of the website (www.samekc.org) with a link to your company's website as well as...