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Greetings from the Emerald Coast Post of the Society of American Military Engineers. Located in northwest Florida, our Post’s membership of military, civil service and contractor professionals share the SAME values of Integrity, Patriotism Public Service, National Security, Technical Competence, Excellence, and Environmental Stewardship. More importantly, we are committed to supporting the National SAME mission of promoting engineering support for national security. Our Post strives to be the premier engineering organization leading the professional and personal growth of all members. Toward that end, we are constantly striving to improve opportunities for professional and personal growth so we are all better prepared to support the military readiness and security challenges facing Northwest Florida and our Nation. We meet monthly and are always looking for new members that support our goals, promote our values, and help us grow as a Post and Society. We also strive to invest in the future of our professions by encouraging interested students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education opportunities and careers. Come join us at our next meeting and learn more about the exciting challenges our members are solving for our country.

Heather Mendez
President, Emerald Coast Post     

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Meetings are normally on the FIRST WEDNESDAY at 11:30am every month at the Clubhouse Grill at FWB Golf Course.

Monthly Social is normally on the LAST THURSDAY at 4-6PM every month at Props Brewery, 125 Lovejoy Rd in FWB


25 Jan (Thursday evening) - SAME Social at Props Brewery

7 Feb (Wednesday) - Post Meeting Site Visit to Hurlburt Field (details will be sent through Constant Contact, so be sure to sign up below.)

29 Feb (Thursday evening) - SAME Social at Props Brewery

7 Mar (Thursday) - Emerald Coast Post Industry Day at Hilton Garden Inn, FWB

CLICK HERE for Industry Day and/or Golf registration

8 Mar (Friday) - Emerald Coast Post fundraising Golf Tournament at Shalimar Point Golf Course

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2024 SAME ECP Industry Day & Golf Tournament 7/8 March


Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 7:00 AM CST
Friday, March 8, 2024 at 3:00 PM CST
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Hilton Garden Inn (For Industry Day)

1297 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

1297 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Driving Directions


Event Contact
Jeffrey Lin, Industry Day:jeffrey.lin.2@us.af.mil


Gerald Morris, Golf:gerald.morris@mbakerintl.com


Get an early start on 2024! Register now for the annual 2024 SAME Emerald Coast Post Industry Day and Golf Tournament!!! Please join us for an educational and fun fall event on theGulf Coast.


Professionals interested in construction, energy, environment, and professional societies

Hilton Garden Inn, 1297 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach FL 32548. Reservations need to be made by 5 Feb 24. After that, attendees will need to call direct to see if there is space available to use group rate. Use the following link to reserve room: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/fwbgigi-sam-b5449ab6-dee5-452b-9911-51dc58b44b60/.

0700-1900 on 7 March 2024


Register early, the limited registration will go quickly! Come join us for an educational and fun great event on the Gulf Coast.


Goal of the 2024 Emerald Coast Post Industry Day:

The 2024 Emerald Coast Post Industry Day provides an opportunity for professionals to gather and discuss technical issues and business opportunities in an environment that facilitates individualized professional relationships building. This year's format provides opportunities for sponsors and attendees to interact in a relaxed environment with technical presentations and networking opportunities!


Registration and sponsorship options:


Both Industry Day and Golf Tournament Team & IndividualAttendees

  • Option A: BOTH Industry Day and Golf Individual Player (Mil/Current GS/Fully Retired Gov) - $125.00.Industry Day and Golf Tournament Individual Registration for 1 Military or GSmember
  • Option B: BOTH Industry Day and Golf Individual Player Registration (Private Industry). Industry Day & Golf Individual - $225.00 (discounted rate for teams!)
  • Option C: Non-Mil Industry Day & Golf Team Registration (4attendees & golfers) -$950.00.Attending both Industry Day and 4 player team for Golf Tournament (discounted rate for teams!)
  • Option D: Industry Day & Golf Prime Rib Lunch Only - $100.00 (discounted).Attending Industry Day and ONLY want Prime Rib lunch at Golf Tournament (@approx.1200)


Industry Day ONLY (7 March 2024, 0700-1900)

Attending Industry Day but NOT Golf

  • Option E: Military/GS/Presenters - $0.00.Military/GS, only attending Industry Day, and no golf; register for food headcount!
  • Option F: Industry Day, Individual Registration - $75.00.Early Registration $75.00 (closes 23 Feb 24)--Late/Day of Registration, $150.00
  • Option G: Golf Closest to the Pin Sponsor - $300.00. Includes tee box sign!


Golf Tournament Team ONLY (8 March 2024, 0700-1500)

Attending Golf Tournament but NOT Industry Day

  • Option H: Golf Individual Player (all Mil/Current GS/Fully Retired Gov) - $125.00.Only attending golf, and no Industry Day attendance (1 golfer).
  • Option I: Private Industry Golf Individual Player - $175.00.Only attending golf, and no Industry Day attendance (1 golfer)
  • Option J: Golf Prime Rib Lunch Only- $35.00.Not playing golf, just want Prime Rib (@ approx. 1200)


SAME Volunteer Only (Golf Tournament) - $0.00 (Limit 6)

  • Option K: Committing to help with Morning registration, Sign Placement, & Gophering during Tournament).Includes Prime Rib Lunch

Sponsorships for Industry Day &Golf Tournament

(Includes Registration for Industry Day & Golf Tournament)

  • Option L: $2,000 STEM Premium Sponsor (Limit 3). 4 golfers, 4 Industry Day attendees. Provide 5-minute elevator speech with 2 slides before a break and marketing material at Industry Day. Golf Tee box sign and golf swag bag
  • Option M: $1,500 Lunch/Social Hour Sponsor (Limit 2). 2 golfers, 4 Industry Day attendees. Provide 5-minute elevator speech before lunch or social hour & marketing material at Industry Day. Golf Tee box sign & golf swag bag
  • Option N: $750 Small Business Sponsor (No Limit); must be small business. 2 golfers, 2 Industry Day attendees. Opportunity to provide marketing material at Industry Day. Golf Tee box sign and in golf swag bag.
  • Option O: $750 Golf STEM Sponsor (No Limit).4 golfers. Opportunity to provide marketing material in golf swag bag and Golf Tee box sign
  • Option P: Golf Drink Cart Sponsor - $1,500.00 (Limit 1).Includes website and Registration page call out.Golf Team Entry & tee boxsign
  • Option Q: Golf Longest Drive Sponsor - $300.00 (Limit 2).Includes tee box sign
  • Option R: Golf Closest to the Pin Sponsor - $300.00 (Limit 1). Includes tee box sign
  • Option S:Golf Tee Box Sign Only-$250.00 (No Limit).Tee Box Sign

"The Prime Rib" Golf Tournament:

Industry day is a follow-on event to the Emerald Coast Post primary STEM fund raising event "The Prime Rib" Golf Tournament. The Golf Tournament begins on Friday morning after Industry Day at Shalimar Pointe Golf Club. This event culminates with a slab of prime rib, baked potatoes, and a drink.






2024 Emerald Coast Post scholarship application period will be in the Spring of 2024...check back often.

$9,000 worth of scholarships to be awarded. 

See the Scholarship tab page for more info.

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