Raleigh ASQ e-News
February 2, 2011
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In this Edition: Professional Development Dinner Meeting, Free Lunch and Learn
Webinar, Six Sigma (SIG) Meeting, Volunteer at Food Bank, Quality in the Triangle
Conference, Exam Preparation Courses, Announcements, Save the Dates
Excitement is building for “Quality in the Triangle” Registration is now open!
Registration Required. Please follow registration links below.
Professional Development Dinner Meeting – Tuesday, February 15, 2011 4200 Hillsborough Street
Please register by February 11, 2011 Raleigh, NC 27606
Using Six Sigma in Political Campaigns
Register at: http://feb11dinmtgasq1113.eventbrite.com/ Please register by Friday, February 11 at 5pm
Presenter: Eric Hayler, ASQ Regional Director, Region 11A
Company: BMW MC
Location: N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
Political campaigns are like any other project. They are run by people organized in teams, and project
management tools can be applied. In 2008, the presenter ran for State House of Representatives in South
Carolina. This is the story of how Six Sigma style tools were used in the campaign process. See how Pareto
charts, histograms, database information, and Excel spreadsheets are used where the rubber meets the road.
5:30 to 6:00pm Networking and Registration
6:00 to 6:30pm Dinner and announcements
6:30 to 8:30pm Speaker Presentation (Recertification units provided)
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Free Lunch and Learn Webinar – NCSU Campus Resources Thursday, February 17, 2011
12:00pm – 1:00 pm
NC State University has a large number of researchers and research facilities where collaborative projects could be
beneficial to industry. If Industry knew about the resources available on campus, and there was an easy way for
industry to be connected to these resources, the result could be more collaboration between industry and the
university. The purpose of this presentation is to inform listeners of the opportunities to connect with resources on
Presenters: Ms. Marie Griffin and Mr. Doug Hummer, extension specialists with NCSU/IES serving on the
Internal Client Service Team.
Register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1227997975
Note on the registration that there is a link to connect to the media site on the day of the webinar, or refer to the
ASQ website for the link at www.asqraleigh.org
Six Sigma Tuesday, Credit Suisse
February 22, 2011 7033 Louis Stephens Drive
Special Interest Group - Free 6:00 – 7:30pm Morrisville, NC 27560
Speaker: Dale Meder, Credit Suisse
Topic: Design for Six Sigma
For information contact John Kutney, 919-359-4823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1272822045
Volunteer at the Food Bank of Central and Saturday, 3808 Tarheel Drive
March 19, 2011 Raleigh, NC 27609
Eastern North Carolina 1:00 – 4:00pm
Register by March 16
Help us give back to our community!
ASQ Raleigh Section is gathering to offer our time at the Food Bank of Eastern & Central North Carolina. We invite
you to join us and give back to those who may not be as fortunate. Family and friends are welcome; children must
be 12 or older and accompanied by an adult. Please register all volunteers so that we have an accurate headcount
to give to the Food Bank.
Potential Activities: Warehouse volunteers help to sort and repackage 40% of the Food Bank's warehouse
inventory. We may help with: sorting fresh produce into smaller boxes; repackaging products from food
manufacturers and distributors; and, putting bulk items into family size portions.
Recertification Units ad hoc: 0.2
Register at: http://fb31911asq1113.eventbrite.com/ by Wednesday, March 16
Quality in the Triangle Conference April 18-20, 2011 McKimmon Center
Registration is open now! Early bird registration ends April 1, 2011
Please check the ASQ Raleigh website for current conference information. http://asqraleigh.org/2011/01/quality-in-
Customer's Mind: http://custpostqit2011.eventbrite.com/
Measuring Satisfaction: http://measpostqit2011.eventbrite.com/
To see more detail about the conference and workshops, go to: http://asqraleigh.org/qit-conference/qit-announce/
Exam Preparation Courses – See Dates and Locations below
Certified Quality Auditor
Certified Quality Engineering
A Certified Quality Auditor course will be provided on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-9pm between May 2 and
May 26 by John Works. Cost is $500 for ASQ members and $595 for non-ASQ members. The cost does not
include the required or optional texts for the course. The course will be presented at Merck BioManufacturing
Network in Morrisville. See the event registration for more details.
Register for the CQA course at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1201019281
A Certified Quality Engineer course will be provided on Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays between April 23
and May 11 by Robert Guzman. Cost is $850 for ASQ members and $950 for non-ASQ members, which includes
the cost of required books. The course will be presented at NCSU Industrial Extension Services on the Centennial
Campus in Raleigh. See the event registration for more details.
Register for the CQE exam at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1178489895
Note that the deadline for applying for the June 4 exams is April 15; exam application is not included in the cost of
the course. Apply at http://asq.org/certification/apply.html
ASQ Student Branch Counselor Needed
The Raleigh Section Leadership Committee (LC) is looking for a Student Branch Counselor Volunteer. The
volunteer would assist the LC with coordination and oversight of an ASQ Student Branch by serving as the liaison
between the ASQ Raleigh Section and the Student branch. This is a great opportunity to help form a student
section and to mentor student leaders in the management of the student branch. If you are a faculty member who
is interested in this position or if you know a faculty member at any local college or university, please contact
Natalie Upchurch @ 919-337-4461 for more information.
Frank Golden elected Region 11B Regional Director
Frank Golden, past ASQ Raleigh chair and Quality in the Triangle Conference Chair and current Regional Director
for ASQ Region 11B, has been re-elected as Regional Director. Congratulations, Frank! We look forward to
continuing our interactions with you in this leadership role for our region!
ASQ Raleigh Section 1113 earns Gold Excellence Award
ASQ Raleigh has earned the Gold Quality Excellence Award for the 2009-2010 year by meeting requirements
set by ASQ and objectives for member loyalty, satisfaction, and retention. In addition, we also earned the Total
Quality Award for meeting at least 75% of our section goals for the 2009-2010 year (actual achievement level was
Congratulations to former Chair Tauna Schachle and the 2009-2010 Leadership Council, as well as the entire
membership for participating in our events, volunteering on committees, and giving us input and feedback on our
ASQ Raleigh Volunteer Opportunities – Come Join the Fun!
People join ASQ for Professional Development, Networking, and Affiliation. To support the multiple opportunities in
these areas, the ASQ Raleigh Section has a number of committee and leadership opportunities open to any section
member. Membership can be more fun and rewarding when you get involved. You are invited to join a committee
and offer your expertise, or take a chance on learning something new!
We understand the time demands on volunteers, whether it is work or home. We are committed to creating small
enough roles to not overwhelm you and to mentor you in your new role.
There will be open positions on the Leadership Council and committees for the July, 2011 – June, 2012 ASQ year.
Please contact Mary Chris Easterly at email@example.com or 919-337-4450 if you are interested in
understanding where you can fit.
ASQ Mentor Program – Are you interested in ASQ or a new ASQ Raleigh member?
The Mentor Program consists of experienced ASQ members who are available to assist new members
and potential members learn more about ASQ.
If you are a new member and would like to take advantage of this new program, visit the Mentor Program webpage
for more information: http://asqraleigh.org/community/mentoring/
If you’d like to participate as a mentor in the program, see our webpage for details
http://asqraleigh.org/community/mentoring/ or contact Joanne Mayo, Mentor Program Chair, at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We already have several mentor “Gurus” in our Mentor Program. We’d like to add you to our
list of mentor Gurus!
Inspection Division Scholarship and Award
The ASQ Inspection division is offering a $3,000 college scholarship and the Inspector of the Year Award. For
information and applications, go to http://www.asq.org/inspect/about/awards-inspect.html Applications are due
February 15, 2011.
Call for Papers – Audit Division Conference, October 27-28 in Reno, Nevada
The ASQ Audit Division is seeking proposals for tutorials before the conference and session presentations for its
20th annual conference. To see more about the conference themes and how to submit a proposal (due March 1,
2011), go to: http://asq.org/audit/2010/10/2011-audit-conference-call-for-papers.doc
Call for Papers – Service Quality Division, October 3-4 in Seattle, Washington
The ASQ Service Quality Division is seeking proposals for concurrent session presentations and tutorials for its
20th Service Quality Conference. If you have a success story, case study, or new technique in the field of service
quality, visit the conference Web page http://asq.org/conferences/service-quality/call-for-
presentations.html?WT.dcsvid=NjA2MzkxNzYzS0&WT.mc_id=EM6235M To submit a proposal, please complete
the appropriate form and return it to email@example.com by February 28, 2011. For more information about the Service
Quality Division, see the Powerpoint presentation at
Save the Dates – Upcoming Events
Note: Not all meetings and tours will be on the 3rd Tuesday of the month
February 15 Dinner Meeting - Using Six Sigma in Political Campaigns, Eric Hayler
February 17 Free Webinar – presenters: Marie Griffin & Daug Hummer - NCSU Campus Resources-
February 22 Free Six Sigma Special Interest Group meeting - presenter: Dale Meder (Credit Suisse) - How to use Design For Six
March 15 Tour of Merck BioManufacturing Network, RTP, NC
March 19 Volunteer at the Food Bank in Raleigh , 1-4pm
March 22 Free Six Sigma Special Interest Group meeting – presenter: Progress Energy
April 18 Quality in the Triangle pre-conference workshops, McKimmon Center, Raleigh
April 19 Quality in the Triangle Conference, McKimmon Center, Raleigh
April 20 Quality in the Triangle pre-conference workshops, McKimmon Center, Raleigh
April 23 – May Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) exam preparation course – instructor: Robert Guzman
April 26 Free Six Sigma Special Interest Group meeting – presenter: Tom Leitch (Merck)- Using Lean Six Sigma to Drive
Elimination of Foaming During Liquid Filtration
May 2 – 26 Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) exam preparation course – instructor: John Works (Siemens Healthcare)
May 7 Volunteer at the Food Bank in Raleigh , 9am – noon
May 10 Dinner Meeting – Panel Discussion for Quality
May 16-18 ASQ World Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
May 26 Free Webinar – presenter: Charlie Parrish - Energy Management Systems (ISO 50001)
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