October 1999 Issue


Membership Newsletter
American Society for Quality
Scioto Valley Subsection


Volume 2, Number 10

In this issue:
Message from the Chair

The October joint meeting with our Sponsoring (Columbus) Section and tour of the Mead Fine Paper Chilpaco Mill was excellent! Cheryl Molebash (SVS Chair-Elect) was our host for the evening and Angi Pennington (SVS Publicity Chair) and Emmett Beeler (SVS member) were members of the host committee. Just before dinner I had the pleasure of introducing Bill Harper (Columbus Section Chair); Mary Jo Mercier (Deputy Region 8 Director) and Linda Rinehart and Dale Reaver of the ASQ Audit Division. I also announced that Ms. Rinehart had been named the ASQ national Audit Division's "Auditor of the Year".

The dinner, catered by the Mead Helping Hands, was very good and drew quite a few favorable comments from the group. Near the end of dinner a short film was shown and Cheryl made some announcements about what we were going to see on the tour. At that point we were introduced to the Chilpaco tour guides and we were treated to an excellent, customized tour of the mill. We toured the Labs, control rooms, paper process and computerized storage areas of the plant. The tour guides were very knowledgeable, friendly and professional and were very willing to share their insights and to answer questions.

My sincere thanks and appreciation to Cheryl, Angi, Emmett and the tour guides for a very relaxed and informative evening of dining and touring. In addition, we once again experienced the outstanding support of our sponsoring ASQ Section. Three of the five Section Officers, the Deputy Region 8 Director and many members of the Columbus Section Executive Committee were in attendance. These are many of the same people who have supported our petition as a Subsection and who have supported us every step of the way since January 1998.

The next meeting is on Thursday, November 11th at the Mead Foreman's Club off of Blain Highway about 4 miles north of Waverly, OH. Again Cheryl Molebash is our host for the evening and the subject is "Quality in Education". This meeting promises to be very informative. Crista Toenzing from the ASQ Office of Koalaty Kid will be the lead speaker and will introduce ASQ's very successful student-centered approach to continuous improvement in schools. Dr. Rhonda Frueauff, the Superintendent of Ross County Schools, and ASQ Columbus Section member Ed James, an Educational Consultant, will then give presentations on "Schools to Business/Business to Schools".

If you have school age children (K-12) and/or have an interest in education and our schools you will want to attend this meeting. This meeting will give you an insight into what ASQ is doing to support our schools and what our schools are doing for continuous improvement. I'll see you there!

Bob Rinderman
SVS Chair

Scioto Valley to Petition for Advancement to Section Status

The Scioto Valley Subsection will petition for recognition as a full Section of the American Society for Quality to be effective July 1, 2000.

The Subsection's Executive Committee voted unanimously October 26, 1999, to proceed with the process of advancement. The Subsection will begin assembling its petition package, due to be submitted by February 2000, for subsequent action by the ASQ Board of Directors at the Society's Annual Quality Congress in Indianapolis in May 2000.

Quality professionals who work or live in several South Central Ohio counties joined in early 1998 to form the local Subsection. The ASQ awarded the Scioto Valley Subsection sanctioned status effective July 1, 1998. The new Subsection is now affiliated with, and under the sponsorship of, the Columbus Section of ASQ.

The Subsection initially expected to petition for advancement effective July 1, 2001, at the end of a typical three-year Subsection cycle. However, based on its achieved growth and development and the level of interest on the part of its affiliates, the Subsection made the decision to petition for advancement one year sooner.

The process of preparing the Scioto Valley proposal for advancement to Section status, for review and approval by the ASQ Board of Directors, will involve a petition process. The Executive Committee will begin circulating these petitions for signature within the next few weeks.

Panel to Discuss "Quality in Education" at Subsection's November Dinner Meeting

A discussion of "Quality in Education" is the topic of the November dinner meeting for the Scioto Valley Subsection, American Society for Quality (ASQ).

The first speaker for the evening will be Ms. Crista Toensing, Program Administrator in the ASQ Headquarters Office of the "Koalaty Kid" program, a classroom quality education initiative. The "Koalaty Kid" program is a system for continuous improvement in a "can do" classroom atmosphere. This student-centered approach aims at creating a school environment where all students sustain enthusiasm for learning, behave responsibly, feel proud of themselves and their achievements, and strive to meet high standards.

Dr. Rhonda Frueauff, Superintendent, Ross Pike Educational Service District; and Mr. Ed James, Quality Classroom Consultant, will discuss shared quality initiatives between business and education . Biographies of Dr. Frueauff and Mr. James are at the bottom of this section.

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.

If you are the parent of a K-12 student, an educator or administrator, or one who is interested in the continuous improvement of our schools, this meeting is for you.

The date and location are Thursday, November 11, at the Mead Foreman's Club on DeBord Road north of Waverly. Registration and networking begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the panel discussion begins, after a brief Subsection business meeting, at 7:15 p.m.

Here are the arrangements:

DATE: Thursday, November 11, 1999

LOCATION: Mead Foreman's Club off Blain Highway just north of Waverly.

AGENDA:

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Registration and networking
6:30 - 7:15 p.m. - Dinner
7:15 - 8:30 p.m. - Brief business meeting followed by program

MENU: Lasagna, Chicken Tetrazini, salad, rolls, dessert and beverage

COST: $17.00 per person if received by 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 8, 1999, or $20.00 per person non-refundable if received after 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 8, 1999.

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.

E-mail and telephone reservations will be accepted but are subject to payment if cancelled after Monday, November 8. Any cancellations will be honored with full refund if received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 8. The Subsection must pay for all meals ordered by that deadline and those arriving late.

DIRECTIONS: From U. S. Route 23 (approximately four miles north of Waverly and 7.6 miles south of Three Locks Road at Chillicothe) turn west on Blain Highway. Proceed to DeBord Road and turn right. After about 1/2 mile on DeBord Road, a "Private Property" sign for the Mead Foreman's Club is at the entrance to a driveway bearing right. The gate will be open. Follow this road to the lodge and park on either side.

BIOGRAPHIES:

Dr. Rhonda Frueauff is presently Superintendent of the Ross-Pike Educational Service District. She is in her 15th year of educational administration and her 21st year in education. Rhonda has been a school administrator in both Arizona and Ohio. She holds a bachelors degree from Miami University of Ohio in elementary education and special education, a masters degree from Xavier University in learning disabilities and behavior sciences, a masters degree from the University of Akron in educational administration, and a doctorate from Arizona State University in educational administration.

Mr. Ed James is presently employed as a Quality Improvement Specialist for the Reynoldsburg City Schools and also serves as an educational consultant helping schools design and implement Continuous Improvement Plans. His current emphasis is on helping schools improve student performance on Proficiency Tests.


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