January 2000 Issue
American Society for Quality
Scioto Valley Subsection
Volume 3, Number 1
In this issue:
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
I have received word
that the January tour of YSK in Chillicothe was a real treat. Mr. John
Markiel the Quality Manager (and a member of the Columbus Section) and his
associates treated us to a first class tour of their 146,000 square foot
facility devoted to the manufacture of automotive chasis, suspension,
transmission and engine components. There were many positive comments
about the tour from the attendees. My sincere thanks to Mr. Markiel and
his tour guides for this professional, informative and interesting
I have now recovered from the illness that prevented me from
attending the January tour and meeting. Thanks so much for the cards and
messages that were sent to me. Some day I will report the results of my
of the local healthcare organizations. Suffice it to say that I
was very well treated and impressed with the quality of the healthcare
organizations that I encountered.
This is a very important time for the
SVS. We are just wrapping up our package for the advancement of the
Subsection to a full Section of ASQ. If any of you have not signed your
petitions please get them in to us by
no later than February 10th. The
final package must be received by ASQ Headquarters by no later than the
My thanks to our SVS Nominating Chair,
John Bellows, for his outstanding work in developing the slate of Officer
candidates for the upcoming year. John brought this task in on time and
reported the complete slate
of candidates to the attendees at the dinner
following the YSK tour.
Our next meeting is a dinner meeting at the
Emmitt House restaurant in Waverly, Ohio on Tuesday the 15th. This is our
SVS Annual Meeting at which the slate of Officers will be confirmed and, barring
any nominations from the floor, they will be formally elected. It is very
important that this meeting be well attended because we will need a quorum of
the membership to conduct the short Annual Meeting.
You can read about
the Annual Meeting in the article attached to this Newsletter. Dr. Bill
Harper, the Columbus Section Chair is one of the speakers at the meeting.
Dr. Harper is an excellent speaker and he will make a special presentation
to one of our current SVS Officers.
I'll plan on seeing you at the
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
In accordance with
Article XII of the Bylaws of its sponsoring Columbus Section (0801), the Annual
Meeting of the Scioto Valley Subsection, American Society for Quality, will be
Tuesday, February 15, 2000.
The Annual Meeting is being conducted in
conjunction with the Subsection's February dinner program meeting,
dinner meeting date and location are Tuesday, February 15, 2000, at the Emmitt
House Restaurant in downtown Waverly. Registration and networking are from
5:30-6:15 p.m., dinner is at 6:15 p.m., and the Annual Meeting and the evening's
program ("Quick & Dirty Statistics for Quality Professionals") will follow
at 7:00 p.m.
The Annual Meeting segment will include brief presentations
on the state of the Subsection by the Chair and a brief financial report by the
Each member of the Society in good standing in any grade
(except enrolled students), who is affiliated with the Subsection, shall be
entitled to one vote at the Annual Meeting. Any eligible voter may sign
and deliver to the
Subsection Secretary in advance, a ballot for or against
any proposed action. Such a signed ballot shall constitute a valid vote as
indicated, and shall be counted equally with votes cast on the specified action
voters present in person.
The Nominating Committee Chair will
present the proposed slate of Subsection officers for the 2000-2001 fiscal
year. Subsection members then will be provided with opportunity to make
additional nominations from the floor for subsequent mail ballot election, or to
close the election by proper motion and vote and to duly elect the slate of
candidates as presented.
In accordance with Article XI of the governing
bylaws, the nominator shall have determined prior to the meeting the willingness
of the nominee to serve if elected.
Following is the proposed slate of
officers for the 2000-2001 fiscal year as presented by the Nominating
- Cheryl Molebash CQA, Quality
Supervisor, Mead Paper
Chair-Elect - Timothy Matchett CQA/T, Quality Auditor
and United States Enrichment Corporation
Vice Chair - Grant Germann CQA/Mgr, Information
Technology Manager, Bechtel Jacobs Co. LLC
Secretary - Doug Scott CQE, title and
Treasurer - Angela Pennington, Six Sigma Black Belt
and Mead Paper
LOCAL QUALITY SOCIETY PROGRAM TO PROVIDE STATISTICS
"Quick & Dirty Statistics for Quality
Professionals" is the program topic for the upcoming monthly dinner meeting of
the Scioto Valley Subsection, American Society for Quality.
The date and
location are Tuesday, February 15, 2000, at the Emmitt House Restaurant in
The speakers will be William V. Harper, Ph.D.,
CQE/CRE/CQA, professor at Otterbein College and the current Chair of ASQ's
Columbus Section, and Professor Ralph St. John, Bowling Green State University,
a member of the ASQ Statistics Division.
The speakers will offer
shortcuts, tips and tricks on how to perform relatively simple statistical
calculations and also discuss the use of statistical software.
person attending this meeting will receive a laminated, double-sided quality
"tool" card featuring guides to measurement systems assessment, determination of
sample size, and statistical process control.
This is also the Annual
Meeting of the Scioto Valley Subsection. The brief Annual Meeting segment
will Include a presentation on the state of the Subsection by the Chair and a
financial report by the Treasurer. The
Nominating Committee Chair then
will present the proposed slate of officers for the 2000-2001 fiscal year.
Subsection affiliates then will be provided with opportunity to make additional
nominations from the floor for
subsequent mail ballot election, or to close
the election by proper motion and vote and to duly elect the slate of candidates
Non-members interested in the Subsection, in the ASQ or in
the subject of quality are welcome. ASQ members holding certifications
earn 0.3 recertification units for attending this meeting.
Here are the
DATE: Tuesday, February 15, 2000
Emmitt House Restaurant, located directly on U. S. Route 23 (Emmitt Avenue) at
the corner of Market Street in downtown Waverly.
6:15 -- Registration and networking
6:15 - 7:00 -- Dinner (roast
7:00 - 8:15 -- Business meeting (Annual Meeting) and
RESERVATIONS: Reservations are required by 4:00 p.m. Thursday,
February 10. The cost is $17 per person if reservation is received by
February 10. The cost is $20 for reservations received after February
Send reservations and checks to the following address:
Scioto Valley Subsection
PO Box 1947
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
can also call Doug Scott, Arrangements Chair, at (740) 772-6997 (leave a message
if required), or send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
TWO SUBSECTION MEMBERS ACHIEVE CERTIFICATIONS
Two members of the
Scioto Valley Subsection have met the requirements and passed examination for
one of ASQ's certification programs.John Nemeth
, Chillicothe, has
attained the Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) proficiency level. Nemeth is
a Quality Assurance Specialist in the Quality Systems Group for the United
States Enrichment Corporation, Piketon.Tim Matchett
, Jackson, has
attained the Certified Mechanical Inspector (CMI) proficiency level.
Matchett is a Quality Assurance Specialist in the Independent Assessments Group
for the United States Enrichment Corporation, Piketon. He was certified as
a Quality Auditor (CQA) in June 1995 and a Quality Technician (CQT) in March
1999. He is currently the Subsection's Vice Chair.
offers seven certification programs to its members -- Mechanical Inspector,
Quality Technician, Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer, Software Quality
Engineer, Reliability Engineer, and Quality Manager.
currently proctors quarterly examinations at Kenworth Truck Company's
Chillicothe Training Center.