October 2019 Newsletter

SAME JAX Newsletter: October 2019 Issue


Industry Day, Golf and More


Golf - Tuesday, October 29th 

SMSA/SAME Golf Tournament, Windy Harbor Golf Course, Naval Station Mayport  Register Here

1900-2100 – Industry Day Icebreaker at Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails Please RSVP Here

Wednesday, October 30th

0730 - 1800: SAME Industry Day at UNF University Center 

0730-0900 – Registration and Breakfast Keynote Speaker

0800-1215 – Agency Speakers

1230-1330 – Lunch with Keynote Speaker

1330-1600 – Agency Speakers

1600-1800 – Agency Small Business Meet & Greet** and Industry Day Closing Social


To learn more, please visit



September Meeting Photos and Presentation

We had a very successful meeting in September, with over 90 people in attendance. Capt. Monreal presented his "State of the Post." Capt. Monreal also introduced his new XO, Capt. Tom Bestafka, who gave a short NAVFAC SE Industry Brief. You can view the NAVFAC SE Brief here. 



September's Early Bird Raffle Winner: John McGrath

The Early Bird Raffle is an incentive to help get people to register early for our monthly luncheons, thereby helping us predict how much food we should order for each meeting. For September we had 55 people register before the early bird cut off date of Sept 18th resulting in a total of 457 total VIRTUAL raffle tickets (a ticket for each day you register early)! The September Luncheon winner is John McGrath of Hensel Phelps Construction. Hensel Phelps focuses on Development, Construction and Facility Services with regional offices located in Ft. Lauderdale and Nashville. 



For each new individual member that a current Post member recruits the new member will receive a high quality “SAME Jacksonville Post” polo shirt as does the recruiting member which can be worn on the golf course or in professional settings.  (Limit 1 shirt for each existing member). All new recruits earn a shirt.

If a current post member recruits 6 members via new Individual or Sustaining Members the recruiting Post member will receive a $200 gift certificate Visa or MasterCard gift card in addition to the polo shirt.

Post members may also be acknowledged for other membership contributions such as those whose sustained actions go above and beyond demonstrating Society values (leading by example), achieving membership tenure goals or other like deeds.

Please contact Elizabeth May at [email protected] or (321) 230-8085 for more information.


Calling Volunteers!

In order to get the best value from SAME JAX you are encouraged to get involved. There are a number of volunteer opportunities to support the Officers and Directors of the Post. This is also a great way to someday become an Officer or Director yourself! If you or one of your employees are interested in contributing your time and talents, please contact Elizabeth May at [email protected] or (321) 230-8085 for more information.


SAME Values

Integrity: Unwavering commitment to always do what is right, regardless of consequences.
Patriotism: Support our national ideals and take pride in our country.
Public Service: Recognize the critical contribution that public servants make in supporting the economic and environmental needs of the nation.
National Security: Recognize the dedication of our national security team, comprised of the uniformed services, civil service and contractors, in defending freedom.
Technical Competence: Deliver high-quality solutions.
Excellence: Strive for the highest standards of performance in all actions, both personal and professional.
Environmental Stewardship: Preserve, protect, conserve and restore our national resources through sustainable practices.



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