November 1999 Issue


Membership Newsletter
American Society for Quality
Scioto Valley Subsection


Volume 2, Number 10

In this issue:
Message from the Chair

Our November dinner meeting at the Mead Foreman's Club on Thursday the 11th was a very successful and interesting evening. The theme was "Quality in Education" and our Program Chair, Cindy Zollo-Davis, provided us with an outstanding group of speakers.

Crista Toensing, ASQ Headquarters Program Administrator, gave an excellent overview of the student-centered Koalaty Kid Program and presented multiple examples of schools that have successfully embraced this ASQ Program. Dr. Ronda Frueauff, Superintendent of the Ross-Pike County Educaitonal Service Center, discussed the challenges involved with meeting the state mandates for continuous improvement and raising student proficiency scores. Ed James, a Quality Classroom Consultant and Columbus Sections ASQ member, discussed his experiences as a teacher, administrator and consultant. He gave examples of how maintaining a focus on quality issues will give schools and businesses a basis for developing partnerships.

On behalf of the Subsection, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to these speakers for their fine presentations. Crista Toensing not only set the tone for the entire program, but provided excellent insight into actual applications of Koalaty Kid to specific schools. Ms. Toensing represents the second speaker supplied this year to the SVS by ASQ Headquarters, and I thank them for their outstanding support. Both Dr. Frueauff and Mr. James indicated that the ASQ Koalaty Kid program could benefit students and schools in our immediate service area. In addition, the Koalaty Kid program can provide school administrators, principals, and teachers with the means to demonstrate that they are complying with the State mandated requirements to have a credible, ongoing continuous improvement program. Also thanks to our host, SVS Chair-Elect Cheryl Molebash, for arranging for the meeting site in such a scenic area.

The SVS is now poised to advance to the status of full ASQ SECTION. We have now formally begun the process of securing the petition signatures and developing the package to become a full Section of ASQ. Each of you will be contacted in the near future and will be given the opportunity to sign the petition. We are scheduled to have all of the parts of the petition package completed, assembled, approved, and submitted to ASQ Headquarters by no later than February 15, 2000. We need every member's help with this project. Please assist us with this project and thereby become a part of the founding of the Scioto Valley Section of ASQ.

The next meeting is on Tuesday, December 7th at Damon's Restaurant in the Ramada Inn, located on Second Street at the foot fo the Grant Bridge in downtown Portsmouth, Ohio. The theme of this meeting is the "Ohio Governor's Award for Excellence" and the speaker is Mr. Richard F. McKeever, PE. Any person wanting to become more familiar with the award program or possibly interested in applying for this recognition is encouraged to attend. Mr. McKeever will address the award structure, the rules for applying for the award, and the benefits of attaining the Ohio Governor's Award of Excellence (OAE).

Mr. McKeever is a quality consultant based in Cincinnati, and has been directly involved in the Ohio Governor's Award for Excellence as a member of its council. Mr. McKeever also is an ASQ Fellow and a member of the Society's Board of Directors. He serves as the Director of ASQ's Region 9 that includes member Sections in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Mr. McKeever is also an examiner for the Malcom Baldrige national Quality Award.

In addition to ASQ members and their guests, we are inviting members of the business community who are interested in learning about the OAE, and who may be interested in applying for the Award. Also, this meeting affords an opportunity for ASQ members from adjacent counties in Kentucky and West Virginia to attend a meeting close to them, meet the officers and members of the Subsection and to meet the ASQ Region 9 Director.

Bob Rinderman
SVS Chair

Newsletter Input

If you have information you would like to include in this newsleter, please feel free to send it to me via e-mail. My e-mail address is etlingsl@hotmail.com. Submissions should be received no later than the 20th of each month. Thank you!

Sandi Etling
Newsletter Chair

SVS Upcoming Meeting

The Ohio Governor's Award for Excellence honors those organizations at the forefront of continuous improvement needed to succeed in today's world economy. The award program is open to all Ohio business, education, health care, government and not-for-profit organizations and recognizes achievements in leadership, strategic planning, customer focus, information and analysis, workforce development, process management and business results.

The speaker for the December membership dinner program of the Scioto Valley Subsection, American Society for Quality (ASQ), will be Mr. Richard McKeever, who will discuss the Ohio Governor's Award for Excellence. McKeever also will address similar programs in Kentucky and West Virginia during his presentation.

The dinner program is Tuesday, December 7, 1999, at the Damon's Restaurant in the Portsmouth Ramada Inn. 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 this meeting.

Any person wanting to become more familiar with the award program or possibly interested in applying for this recognition is encouraged to attend. McKeever will address the award structure, the rules for applying for the award, and the benefits of attaining the Ohio Governor's Award for Excellence.

Mr. McKeever is a quality consultant based in Cincinnati and has been directly involved in the Ohio Governor's Award for Excellence as a member of its council. McKeever also is an ASQ Fellow and a member of the Society's Board of Directors. He serves as the Director of ASQ's Region 9 that includes member Sections in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. McKeever is also an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Registration and networking begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:15 p.m. and the program begins, after a brief Subsection business meeting, at 7:00 p.m.

Here are the arrangements:

DATE: Tuesday, December 7, 1999

LOCATION: Damon's Restaurant in the Ramada Inn, located on Second Street at the foot of the Grant Bridge in downtown Portsmouth.

AGENDA:

5:30 - 6:15 p.m. - Registration and networking
6:15 - 7:00 p.m. - Dinner
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Brief business meeting and speaker

MENU: Choice of (1) a half rack of BBQ ribs, (2) one-half roasted chicken or (3) vegetarian meal. Each entree includes baked potato, tossed salad, rolls, beverage and carrot cake. Entree must be specified with reservation.

COST: $15.00 per person if received by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, or $20.00 per person if received afterward.

RESERVATIONS: Mail reservations and checks made payable to "ASQ Scioto Valley Subsection" along with name, employer, address and telephone number to Doug Scott, Arrangements Chair, ASQ Scioto Valley Subsection, PO Box 1947, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601. You can also call Doug at (740) 772-6997, or send an E-mail to rdscott@bright.net. Reservations by fax can be directed (Attention: Doug Scott) to (740) 897-3517.

E-mail and telephone reservations will be accepted but are subject to payment if canceled after 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 3. Any cancellations will be honored with full refund if received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3.

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY!


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