November 2000 Issue

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

Volume 3, Number 11

In this issue:


A copy of "The ISO Lesson Guide 2000: A Pocket Guide to Q9001:2000" goes to Scioto Valley Section member Kylea Barnes, Six Sigma Black Belt for Mead Paper, Chillicothe.

Kylea visited the Scioto Valley Section's web site and entered her member number to learn that she had won. Her number had been randomly generated earlier by the Section's web server. The entry box for November was located on the "What's New" page.

Beginning Monday, December 4, go find the entry box on the site to see if you are the winner for December!

You can visit the Scioto Valley Section's web site each month to see if you're a winner of a copy of this booklet that discusses the newly revised quality principles. Somewhere on the web site there's a box asking that you enter your ASQ member number. If you're the winner, you'll know immediately. If not, you'll be asked to try again next month.

Each winner needs to come to a monthly membership dinner program meeting to pick up his or her pocket guide.

The winning membership number each month is computer generated randomly from the ASQ roster of members formally affiliated with the Scioto Valley Section. You must be affiliated with the Scioto Valley Section to be eligible. Those who join (new or via transfer) the Section during the year will become part of the database of eligible names, and could win a pocket guide.

The elected officers of the Section are not eligible for this monthly offering.

There will be at least one winner for each month through the end of June 2001, at which time a decision will be made whether to drop, continue or modify this Section offering.

Written by Dennis Arter and J. P. Russell, top ISO 9000 auditors and key participants in standards authoring bodies, this training and study tool discusses quality, its measurable characteristics, and the role of customer requirements in all quality management systems. Using the ISO 9001:2000 Draft International Standard as the model, each ISO clause (and its key concepts), the ISO process approach, and the Quality Management Principles are explained.


Bob Rinderman, Section Immediate Past Chair, has advanced to the grade of ASQ Fellow, one of the Society's highest honors. The confirmation came recently from Region 8 Director Mary Jo Mercier and ASQ President Greg Watson.

While most of the work was completed at the Scioto Valley Subsection level, the Columbus Section Examining committee submitted Bob's nomination to ASQ by this past July 1 deadline. The Society's Examining Committee then recommend the nomination to the ASQ Board of Directors, which elected Bob a Fellow of the Society on November 4.

His citation reads, "For achievements in integrating and applying quality engineering concepts in aerospace, nuclear generation and high-level nuclear waste management; for nearly 35 years of service to, and promotion of, ASQ at the national, division and section levels; and for efforts to achieve recognition of quality disciplines and practitioners."


Four members of the Section successfully passed examination and are now Certified Quality Managers. They are Lee Fink, Michael S. MacCrae, George W. Smith, and Pamela A. Sperling.


Three individuals involved in some way in the field of education will come together December 5 to provide their perspective and take questions on the concept of "Quality in Education."

The occasion is the monthly dinner program meeting of the Scioto Valley Section. The dinner program location is The Ohio State University Enterprise Center at Shyville Road and State Route 32 near Piketon, two miles east of U. S. Route 23.

The panelists are Joe Greisheimer, the Principal of McArthur Elementary School in Chillicothe; Michael C. Shoemaker, M. Ed., Ohio Senator from the 17th District; and John B. Wallace, Jr., Director of the Small Business Institute in the Management Department of Marshall University, who has done research in educational quality improvement.

Each panelist will first provide a brief introduction and then his perspective of, and involvement with, "Quality in Education" activities. Each then will address a series of questions from the moderator. Questions from the audience will follow.

The moderator for this panel discussion is Grant Germann, the ASQ Scioto Valley Section's Vice Chair.

The Section also has scheduled a pre-dinner clinic from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. The speaker will be Mr. John Haberthy, Program Coordinator for the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI). Haberthy will discuss "Local Assets to Assist the Displaced Professional - One Company's Approach." He will talk about the joint community and company effort used to assist workers displaced by downsizing at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, tailoring his remarks to be of interest to all ASQ members and not just those from the plant. Haberthy also will discuss some of the interesting "distance-learning" opportunities that he coordinates at the OSU Enterprise Center.

Those coming early for this pre-dinner clinic should arrive by 4:45 p.m. for registration, badging and seating.

Following the pre-dinner clinic, registration and networking continue from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. Dinner is at 6:15 p.m., with a brief Section business meeting and the "Quality in Education" panel at 7:00 p.m.

All Scioto Valley Section affiliates, other local ASQ members and anyone interested in the Society or the subject of quality are asked and encouraged to attend. ASQ members holding certifications earn 0.3 re-certification units (RUs) for each of these programs (0.6 RUs possible).

Here are the arrangements.

DATE: Tuesday, December 5, 2000

LOCATION: The Ohio State University Enterprise Center at Shyville Road and State Route 32 near Piketon, two miles east of U. S. Route 23.


4:45 p.m. Registration for pre-dinner clinic
5:00 p.m. Pre-meeting clinic with Mr. John Haberthy
5:45 p.m. Registration and networking continue
6:15 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Brief business meeting and "Quality in Education" panel

MENU: Catered dinner featuring boneless pork chop and baked chicken supreme, potato and cheese casserole, broccoli and cauliflower mix, tossed salad, bread, dessert and beverage.

REGISTRATION: The cost is $16 each for dinner for ASQ members and guests if received by 4:00 p.m. Monday, December 4. Please call or E-mail Kathy Tolliver, Arrangements Chair, at (740) 772-0571 or E-mail When making your reservation, let her know if you also will be attending the pre-dinner clinic.


Our November meeting gave us the opportunity for three "firsts" -- each of which proved to be very successful.

The first was a Thursday (rather than Tuesday) evening program meeting, moved this month to accommodate Election Day. Of the 39 people (including speakers) on the registration list to be there, all 39 showed up.....a first-time 100 percent registered attendance! We have two other Thursday programs scheduled during this program year.

This was also the first dinner program meeting at the Canal House Restaurant north of Chillicothe. All feedback has been positive regarding the location, decor and meal.

And this was the first time we conducted a pre-dinner clinic. Terri Rowe, a recruiter with J. D. Cotter, Inc., a past officer of the Columbus Section and editor of the "Quality Spirit" newsletter, discussed "The Current Job Market for Quality Professionals -- A Recruiting Perspective." Terri has been an ardent supporter of the Scioto Valley Section from the very beginning. The Section appreciates that Terri took time to be with us.

Mary Jo Mercier, our Region 8 Director, came with Terri and announced Bob Rinderman's advancement to the grade of ASQ Fellow.

Ms. Paulette Davis from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Cincinnati, then provided an overview of the conformity assessment services provided by UL.

The Section thanks Terri, Mary Jo and Paulette for being with us!

This is our third success with a dinner program. We've now arranged three very meaningful programs for the members this fiscal year, beginning with Terry Felker and QualityPower in September, continuing with ASQ President Greg Watson in October, and then Paulette's presentation on UL.

Coming up on December 5, our program deals with "Quality in Education." We look forward to seeing you there!

Congratulations to Bob Rinderman upon his advancement to ASQ Fellow, and to our newly Certified Quality Managers - Lee Fink, Mike MacCrae, George Smith and Pamela Sperling.

Timothy L. Matchett, CMI/CQT/CQA
Chair, Scioto Valley Section (SVS)
Nuclear Safety & Quality, USEC, (740) 897-6431

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