Raleigh ASQ e-News February 2, 2011 If you have problems viewing this HTML-Format, please go to 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! Events 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. Dinner Meeting: 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 campus. 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 Raleigh, NC 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- the-triangle-conference-and-workshops Register at: Conference: http://qit2011.eventbrite.com DOE: http://doepreqit2011.eventbrite.com/ FMEA: http://fmeapreqit2011.eventbrite.com 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 Announcements 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 80%). 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 activities! 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 http://asq.org/service/about/index.html?WT.dcsvid=NTkxMTg0MjUyS0&WT.mc_id= 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 Sigma (DFSS) 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 11 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) Compliance with the Can-Spam Act of 2003: This email is being sent in the course of normal Section business to the email address of record. 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