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					                   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.
 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 info@asqraleigh.org.

 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 john_kutney@merck.com.
 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-

 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

 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 mary.chris.easterly@merck.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
 jomayo@nortel.com. 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 ksj@ornl.gov 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
                       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
          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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