2020 Centennial Celebration & February Post Meeting

How exciting it was to celebrate SAME’s 100th Anniversary with a STEM focused Centennial Celebration on February 19, 2020.

We had a great turnout from our post members, and a large number from our community also came out to celebrate with us.

Follow the pictures below to see what a fun and memorable experience this event was for our SAME Moody-Valdosta Post!

Our Centennial Celebration was held at the beautiful Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts.
After a lunch from Chicken Salad Chick, our Post President and National SAME Enlisted Community of Interest Chairman, MSgt Amanda Jones, kicked off our celebration with opening remarks and a big thank you to everyone in attendance.
Sementha Mathews, Executive Director of The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, spoke about the “A” in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math).
Chairman Bill Slaughter read a proclamation for Engineers Week (February 17-21, 2020) and proclaimed the 19th of February 2020 as the celebration of SAME’s past 100 years, “with an eye to the future and celebrating the next 100 years in Lowndes County, GA!”
Mayor Scott James Matheson proclaimed February 19, 2020 as the Society of American Military Engineers Day in Valdosta, GA!
Col Marv Fisher, USAF (ret), National SAME Immediate Past President, talked to us about what SAME has done for our nation the past 100 years and what our plans are for the next 100 years.
Cindy Miller, Regional Vice President (RVP) for SAME South-Atlantic Regional, presented Camille Lewis with an RVP Coin recognizing all of her efforts as Board Member (Secretary) for the SAME Moody-Valdosta Post.
Dr. Catrena H. Lisse, Director of the Science Education Center and Professor of Chemistry at
Georgia College, talked with us about “STEM-ing into the Community”.
Next, Dr. Lisse along with her student assistant, Nicole Collins, performed multiple experiments showing us how much fun STEM education can be!
MSgt Amanda Jones presented Dr. Lisse with a SAME Moody-Valdosta Post coin as a thank you for her presentation at our Centennial Celebration.
MSgt Amanda Jones presented Nicole Collins, senior Chemistry major at Georgia College, with a
SAME Moody-Valdosta Post coin as a thank you for being a part of Dr. Lisse’s presentation.
Mayor Scott James Matheson and Chairman Bill Slaughter were both presented with SAME Moody-Valdosta Post coins as a thank you for their participation in our Centennial Celebration.