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The SAME Washington DC Post performed a very successful Strategic Realignment during the course of 2004 and into 2005. This strategic and bold initiative aligned Washington DC Post goals and objectives with the Society's 2004-2009 Strategic Plan. The strategy called for the revision of the Post's Bylaws the governing document for post operations and structure. To respond to this demand, the SAME Washington DC Post established a dedicated and committed Post Bylaws Task Force that met in multiple sessions to revise the Post's Bylaws, to make it more relevant to current Post operations and membership demands, and to align it with near term goals and objectives of the Society.

The Washington DC Post Bylaws Task Force, led by Col Anthony Maida, III, 1st Vice President in 2004, and then Post President in 2005, was charged with using the new SAME Post Bylaws template to incorporate Washington DC Post operations and initiatives into the new Bylaws.

The Washington DC Post Bylaws Task Force reviewed the:

  • SAME Constitution
  • SAME Bylaws
  • SAME Post Bylaws template
  • SAME Strategic Plan
  • SAME Streamers
  • SAME Post Operations Manual (2004*)

The Washington DC Post Bylaws Task Force presented a revised draft of the bylaws to the Washington DC Post Board of Directors. After a very thorough review that included an in-person meeting to amend the bylaws and feedback from all members of the Board of Directors of the Post, the Washington DC Post Board of Directors unanimously voted in favor of the new bylaws, as written on 18 November 2004.

A Bylaws Task Force lead by CDR Nelson Mix, PE, CHMM (USPHS assigned to EPA), the post president in 2008, updated the bylaws to reflect current business practices, and was based on the template provided by SAME HQ. A general membership vote was held on 11 December 2008 on the SAME DC Post's revised bylaws.

SAME Washington DC Post Bylaws (PDF file, 2.2MB)

A general membership vote was held on 14 December 2004 on the SAME DC Post's revised bylaws.

The SAME Washington DC Post Bylaws is a governing document of the Post. The SAME Washington DC Post Bylaws will next be updated in 2009-2010 to respond to the transition of the Society's 2004-2009 Strategic Plan to a future Society plan.