Keys for Planning Post Centennial Celebrations
- Gain new participation from local military and industry partners, government agencies, inactive members, stakeholders, and the community by helping celebrate something that they have done over the last 100 years.
- Use your Fellows to make the event a success.
- Keep it simple. Many Posts are enhancing an event they already host. Remember, time is the coin of the realm! Make an existing event a little bigger; focus on bringing in the new stakeholders.
- Follow the standard guidelines on capturing the event recaps to make sure it gets proper consideration for inclusion in the SAME Century Book.
- SAME has established a Centennial Commission to oversee national and local Centennial-related events and coordination. The group includes the Centennial Task Force, which is the lead Point of Contact for questions and coordination of Post Centennial Celebrations.
- All Posts are establishing a Post Centennial Coordinator to work with the national Centennial Task Force. Contact the coordinator at your Post for locally specific questions.
Tell the National Office about your Post’s Centennial Celebration and contact your area’s Centennial Task Force Liaison.