Message from our President: Dave Packard
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Holiday Greetings!
SAME, Omaha Post

Six months into my 2015-2016 term and still enjoying the ride! The activity within the Omaha Post continues to impress me. In December, the Omaha Post will hold its 7th Annual Holiday and Awards Event. This event was established as an opportunity to recognize the success of the best members of our community. In times like these, it is to our collective benefit to take a moment to regard the accomplishments of our friends and co-workers, to honor AND encourage the acts that allow some people to make a positive difference to the benefit of all. Many thanks to all who have contributed to our community.

Speaking of recognition, two Omaha Post members, Jeff Sorenson and Brec Wilshusen, attended the Post Leaders Workshop in Alexandria, VA on September 20-22. We appreciate their willingness to represent this Post. They shared a couple of key messages from the event that are relevant here. In case you hadn’t noticed (or missed SAME President Jane Penny’s reminder in this month’s TME), this is a volunteer organization. To that, the following points were shared by Jeff and Brec:

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  • Increasing volunteers by designing flexible volunteer opportunities. As short as a 5-minute task can be the starting point for people that get engaged and start offering more.
  • For each leadership position, 5 people are needed in the pipeline. Some will relocate, resign, not be interested, etc. But we need at least 1 willing to move up.
  • Appreciation of the volunteers is paramount. Without it, people will quit. With it, more will get involved.
  • Delegation seems obvious, but many posts seem to have “martyrs” willing to work themselves to death without getting others involved.
  • People get involved either to learn something new (education programs), to help (make a contribution to STEM or other), or to meet people (network at lunches and events). Building everything we do around opportunities to Learn, Help, and Meet will ensure people will participate.
  • Designing meetings that are fresh and interesting will keep members coming back and increase participation. An interesting theme, a skit, hands-on activities, anything that mixes it up a little bit can be effective. (And make sure that Learn, Help, and Meet are offered.)

2016 is just ahead of us. The Omaha Post is already planning the major event of our year, the 2016 Industry Day. While we have a well-oiled machine in place to plan and execute this event, please don’t take it for granted. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated and we are always open to new ideas for presentations and format. Please reach out to the Industry Day Committee if you have some thoughts on the event and surrounding activities.

Help us help you by providing that depth of support to the leadership of this great organization. That will provide us with the longevity this Society has enjoyed since the first Posts were established in 1920.

Wishing you the very best in this Holiday Season and in the New Year!

Dave

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E-WEEK Banquet
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Time:

Topic:
Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68106
402.778.6313
6:00 PM – Social Hour (Cash Bar)
7:00 PM – Banquet & Speaker
University of Nebraska
Society of Automotive Engineers
Baja & Formula Competition Teams
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National Engineers Week

Board Meeting
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Time:
Field Club
10:30 AM
General Membership Meeting
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Field Club
11:30 AM
Leslie L. Suhr, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, Leo A. Daly
Nebraska National Guard Master Plan
Board Meeting
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Time:
Field Club
10:30 AM
General Membership Meeting
Location:
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Field Club
11:30 AM
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*Dates subject to change.
2016 Industry Day & Golf Outing

Wednesday, May 9th – 11th, 2016

Conference:
   Monday, May 9th (Starting at Noon or 1 pm)
   and Tuesday, May 10th (All Day)
Location:
   Downtown Omaha DoubleTree
   1616 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102

Golf Outing:
   Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Location:
   Tiburon Golf Club

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Student Chapter Update!

Welcome Back Social Event

January 28, 2016

The UNO SAME Student Chapter hosted a social welcome back event on Thursday evening, January 28...

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Black Hills Post Field Chapter!

In October 2009, the Black Hills Post was integrated as a Field Chapter into the Omaha Post. With the addition of four new Sustaining Member firms and 23 members, our Post membership now stands at 79 Sustaining Member firms and more than 500 individual members!

In Memory of Doug Plack

Please Contribute to the Doug Plack Memorial Scholarship Fund!

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Professional Development Hours

There are numerous ways to earn your required PDHs through SAME including our monthly lunches. Another great way is to become a Student Mentor for one of our local schools. For more information, click here.

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