January 2000 Issue


Membership Newsletter
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 tour.

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 "audit"
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 15th.    

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 February meeting!


Bob Rinderman
SVS Chair
 
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,

The 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 Treasurer.

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 by
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 Committee:

Chair - 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 affiliation

Treasurer - Angela Pennington, Six Sigma Black Belt and Mead Paper
 

LOCAL QUALITY SOCIETY PROGRAM TO PROVIDE STATISTICS OVERVIEW

"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 downtown Waverly.

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.

Each 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 as presented.

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 arrangements:

DATE: Tuesday, February 15, 2000

LOCATION:  The Emmitt House Restaurant, located directly on U. S. Route 23 (Emmitt Avenue) at the corner of Market Street in downtown Waverly.

AGENDA:

5:30 - 6:15 -- Registration and networking
6:15 - 7:00 -- Dinner (roast pork)
7:00 - 8:15 -- Business meeting (Annual Meeting) and program

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 10.

Send reservations and checks to the following address:

ASQ Scioto Valley Subsection
PO Box 1947
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

You can also call Doug Scott, Arrangements Chair, at (740) 772-6997 (leave a message if required), or send an E-mail to rdscott@bright.net.


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.

The Society offers seven certification programs to its members -- Mechanical Inspector, Quality Technician, Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer, Software Quality Engineer, Reliability Engineer, and Quality Manager.

The Subsection currently proctors quarterly examinations at Kenworth Truck Company's Chillicothe Training Center.


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