August 2000 Issue

Membership Newsletter
American Society for Quality, Scioto Valley Section
"ASQ's First Section of the New Millennium"

Volume 3, Number 8

In this issue:


Discussion of a unique new quality staffing resource launches the 2000-2001 schedule of membership programs for the Scioto Valley Section (SVS), American Society for Quality (ASQ).

The dinner meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, at the scenic Canter's Cave 4-H Camp near Jackson.

The speaker will be Mr. Terry Felker, who will discuss "QualityPower: The Quality Professional Connection."  Felker is the Business Development Manager for the new alliance of ASQ with Manpower Professional.

The new staffing resource serves both quality professionals seeking new or additional opportunities and companies who may be interested in non-traditional or project-related quality task assistance.  It brings the talents and resources of individual ASQ members to companies who need quality professionals -- quality managers, auditors, engineers, technicians and inspectors, Six Sigma project managers and others -- for short-term projects and subsequently for possible transition to permanent employment.

Learn about the background of QualityPower, staffing trends and changing dynamics that are taking place in the Quality profession, and how the new alliance can help you as an individual quality professional or with your quality staffing needs in your organization.

Scioto Valley Section members, ASQ members from nearby Sections and non-members interested in ASQ or the subject of quality are encouraged to attend.  ASQ members holding certifications earn 0.3 RUs for this program.

Here are the arrangements:

DATE:  Tuesday, September 19, 2000

LOCATION:  Main dining lodge, Canters Cave 4-H Camp, Township Road 223 (Caves Road), just off Route 35 northwest of Jackson and southeast of Chillicothe.

5:15 p.m.  Registration and networking
5:45 p.m.  Dinner
6:30 p.m.  Brief business meeting and speaker

MENU:  Buffet with ham and chicken, potatoes, vegetables, salad, bread/rolls, dessert and beverage.

COST:  $15 each prepaid for members or guests if received by Tuesday, September 12.  For late reservations, add $5 (or $20 total after September 12).  Telephone reservations will be accepted until 4 p.m. Friday, September 15.

Cancellations will be honored with full refunds if received by mail, phone or E-mail by 4 p.m. Friday, September 15.  The Scioto Valley Section must pay for all meals ordered. Therefore, there will be no refunds of paid reservations canceled after 4 p.m. Friday, September 15.  Late and telephone reservations also are subject to payment if canceled after 4 p.m. Friday, September 15.

Pre-registration is required.  Mail a check for $15 made payable to "ASQ Scioto Valley Section" along with name, employer, address and telephone number of each person attending by September 12 to the following address:

ASQ Scioto Valley Section
PO Box 1947
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Attention:  Kathy Tolliver, Arrangements Chair

Kathy's telephone number is (740) 772-0571 and her E-mail address is

If you're interested in car pooling from anywhere in the region, contact Kathy and she'll try to help you make arrangements.

DIRECTIONS:  From Chillicothe's Main Street exit, take Route 35 southeast about 21 miles into Jackson County.  Watch for signs pointing left.  Turn left on Caves Road (Township Road 223).  Go about one mile and turn left into the camp driveway.  Proceed to the back of the camp to the lodge parking area.

From Jackson's Broadway Street exit, take Route 35 northwest approximately six miles.  Look for camp signs pointing right.  Turn right on Caves Road (Township Road 223).  Proceed as above. 

From Waverly, Piketon, and Portsmouth areas and from the west, take Route 32 east to Jackson.  Exit Route 35 northwest toward Chillicothe.  Follow the directions as above.

UPCOMING:  The Section's 10-month program year that continues through June 2001 includes activities in the Jackson, Chillicothe, Waverly, Portsmouth, Gallipolis, Huntington-Ashland and Circleville areas.  Four of the 10
programs tentatively involve a facility tour in conjunction with a quality program presentation by the host.  Please plan on joining us for each of these quality activities.


On Monday, September 11, the Scioto Valley Section begins a course to prepare candidates for the upcoming Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) examination.  Based on expressions of interest, the course is being planned for the Kenworth Truck Company Training Center near Chillicothe.  The instructors
will be Section members Jon Schobelock, CQE/CQM; and Chuck Adams, P.E., CQE.

There will be 10 class sessions conducted on Monday evenings, with the last class scheduled for November 27.  The next CQE examinations are December 2.  There will be two Monday evenings during this 12-week period, the dates to be determined, with no class scheduled.

The classes are expected to begin at 6:00 p.m. and continue until approximately 9:00 p.m.

The course fee is $350 for ASQ members and $450 for non-members.  Fees include classroom text and materials.  Checks should be made payable to ASQ Scioto Valley Section.  A registration form is provided below. 

Send completed registration forms and checks to Mr. Tom Hester, 211 Ruthann Drive, Lucasville, Ohio 45648.
Registration via e-mail is acceptable.  However, fees are to be paid in full prior to the first class.

For additional information or with any questions, please contact Tom via electronic mail at


Please enroll me in the training course "Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) being provided by the Scioto Valley Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).  I understand that the course will begin September 11, 2000, at a time and location that will accommodate the majority of the registrants.  The class fee is $350 for ASQ members and $450 for non-members.
Enclosed is a check made payable to "ASQ Scioto Valley Section."

Student Name:

Company Name:




RECEIPT (to be completed by the Section and returned to the registrant)


Received From:

Check Number:

Signed: __________________________________________________
Tom Hester, Education Committee Chair, ASQ Scioto Valley Section


The Scioto Valley Section's full schedule of monthly dinner program meetings and tours for September 2000 through June 2001 is nearly complete. It's published at We will publish additional details of each meeting as they approach.


The ASQ Dayton Section has invited Scioto Valley Section members and others to participate in its National Quality Month activities in October. The Section is finalizing a brochure, but here is a summary of the Section's plans.

October 14th:  Quality Day at Paramount's Kings Island. Admission to the Park and a meal in the Picnic pavilion from 2:30 to 4:30 for only $22.00 per person! Bring your whole family! Contact Major David Veech, Section Chair (see below), for ticket information.

October 16th:  Dinner meeting featuring Mr. Phil Crosby, internationally known quality author and consultant. Sinclair Community College, 6:00 to 9:00 pm. ASQ members $15, non-members $25.

October 20th:  Luncheon and workshops. Wright State University Student Union. ASQ members $10.00, non-members $15.00.

11:30 to 12:30 - Registration and Buffet
12:30 to 12:45 - Setup/break/networking
12:45 to 1:45 - First presentation: David Liebrecht, Director of Quality, Monarch Marking Systems, "30-Day Quality Teams"
1:45 to 2:00 - Break/networking/Snacks and drinks served
2:00 to 3:00 - Second presentation: Dave Taylor, Modern Technologies Corporation, "ISO 9000:2000 Overview"
3:00 to 3:15 - Break/networking/Snacks and drinks served
3:15 to 4:15 - Third presentation: Bob Wolfe, Vice President, Searchlight, Inc., "A New Approach to Paperless Document Control"
4:15 to 4:30 - Closing remarks

The Dayton Section Chair, Major David Veech, elaborates on the invitation, "I hope we'll get to meet and have some fun celebrating quality."

Please check the Dayton Section's web site for details and to make reservations. Click the "EVENTS" button.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Section Chair, Major David Veech, at the address below. He will provide directions to the activity locations upon request.

Major David S. Veech
Professor, Production, Quality, and Manufacturing
Air Force Institute of Technology
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433
937-255-7777 ext. 3236


"Quality Management" is the subject of a Business Management Series seminar being offered through The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business on Tuesday, September 26, from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m.

The seminars are provided through the OSU Learning Centers and OSU Extension through interactive video from the campus of the Ohio State University.

The local program site is the OSU Learning Center South, located at the intersection of State Route 32 and the North Access Road leading to the Pike County Uranium Enrichment Plant.  The center is about two miles east of U. S. Route 23.

The fall schedule includes 13 seminars:

Corporate Strategic Planning - September 14
Communicating in the Workplace - September 19
Quality Management - September 26
Accounting, Part I - September 28
Accounting Part II - October 3
Employment Law Issues - October 10
Workplace Diversity - October 12
Financial Analysis - October 17
Marketing - October 24
Information Technology - October 26
Logistics - October 31
Negotiation - November 7
Leadership 2000:  Preparing Ourselves for an Exhilarating Tomorrow - November 14

The Quality Management seminar is structured to help participants explore the economic benefits from an agressive quality program, learn how to focus on customer isolation, understand variation - finding meaningful performance standards, and gain insight into quality leadership.

The tuition fee per seminar is $109, and includes instruction and course materials.  Registration must be received one week before the seminar begins. 

Who should attend?  Management personnel who want to enhance their business knowledge; supervisors; Engineers who have been placed in a managerial capacity; health care office managers and directors; technical specialists with an interest in moving into management; anyone interested in establishing a managerial foundation prior to pursuing a professional MBA program; professionals interested in developing an understanding of managerial techniques; and small business owners.

What are the benefits?  Learn the basic business vocabulay and the most important functions of business.  REview cases to develop an understanding of how other businesses and organizations operate and how this relates to your organization's strategies.  Develop a foundation for making sound business judgments and decisions.  Interact and share experiences with other managers in the business community.  Receive a Certificat of Completion from Executive Education in the Fisher College of Busienss at The Ohio State University upon completion of each session.

If you are interested, contact John Haberthy, Program Coordinator at 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661, 740-289-8898 or e-mail at .

Copies of the series brochure and registration form also are available from Tim Matchett, the ASQ SVS Section Chair.


Why become a Senior Member of ASQ?

Achieving Senior Membership in ASQ is an indication of professional growth, and accomplishments in quality or the allied arts and sciences.

In addition to the benefits you are currently receiving, as a Senior Member you will also receive a Senior Member certificate, card, and lapel pin; recognition of your achievement through an announcement in the "On Q" ASQ quarterly newsletter; a special Senior Member name badge to be used at ASQ educational opportunities and events that you attend; and your choice of one extra benefit journal (Journal of Quality Technology, Quality Engineering, Technometrics, Quality Management Journal, or Software Quality Professional).

And should one of your co-members ever decide to nominate you for advancement to the prestigious grade of ASQ Fellow, you'll need to have been a Senior Member in good standing for at least the past five years. The grade of Fellow may be attained only by advancement from the grade of Senior Member through the process of nomination. The required five years of Senior Membership to advance to Fellow must be be full, consecutive calendar years prior to the date on which the nomination for advancement to the grade of Fellow is submitted.

What are the requirements for advancement?

To be eligible for advancement to the grade of Senior Member, an ASQ shall have demonstrated professional growth and significant achievements in his/her profession by having ten (10) years of active professional experience (up to four years of this vocational requirement may be satisfied by graduation from an accredited college, university, or similar institution); being a Member in good standing for at least one (1) year prior to the date of application for advancement; and having qualified in one of the following four areas: conducting quality-related engineering, inspection or audit, or statistical work, or applying the methods and principles of quality on the job for at least two (2) years; teaching quality or related arts or sciences at an accredited institution for at least two (2) years; being a Senior Member or comparable grade in an American Society for Association Executives’ list of recognized organizations; or currently holding an ASQ certification that requires recertification.

What do I do if I'm interested in Senior Membership?

Contact the Scioto Valley Section's Examining Committee Chair, Cindy Zollo-Davis, by E-mail at ,or by telephone at (740) 775-2551. Cindy will provide you with an application and help you through the process of applying for Senior Membership.  Revised applictions are now available in the Member Services area of ASQNet at .  To request hard copies, please email the customer service center at or call 800-248-1946 or 414-272-8575 and request item B0130.


This fiscal year is shaping up at a rapid pace!

The Certified Quality Manager course has 11 students and is now three weeks old. Students will sit for examination on October 21.

A CQE preparatory course, being taught by Section members Jon Schobelock and Chuck Adams, begins September 11 and continues for 12 weeks (10 actual class nights with two "break" weeks) through November 27. Students sit for the CQE examination on December 2.

All arrangements have been made to proctor examinations beginning with the October session at both Ohio University-Chillicothe and Ashland (Kentucky) Community College.

Your Executive Committee has developed another meaningful and interesting schedule of speakers and tours for the September-June program year -- nice locations, good meals.

More to follow. Hang on for the ride!

Tim Matchett
Chair, ASQ Scioto Valley Section
"ASQ’s First Section of the New Millennium"

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