North East Quality Council Scholarship Application Deadline Extended!

image: chalk boardThe NEQC have ended our scholarship deadline to August 30, 2014. Any student that is a child of a current ASQ member in good standing may apply for this scholarship. The Scholarship Program and Forms can be found on their website – www.neqc.org

All applications are to be sent to the NEQC Scholarship Chair – Jim Williamson at jim_williamson8@yahoo.com or Jay Patel at jayp@qpsinc.com

Section Meeting: ASQ – State of the Section Presentation – September 2014

Join us for our September 2014 Section meeting where Sandor will provide an overview of the past years events; look head towards future meeting presentations; planned training activities and new quality initiatives being driven by ASQ HQ and Section 300 Senior Leadership. This will be an open dialog presentation, where members can voice their concerns, present new ideas and ask questions of Section Leadership Team.
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Event Summary: 1st Annual Independence Park Beautification Event

Half of the Independence Park Clean up Volunteers25 volunteers and their families participated in the 1st Annual Independence Park Beautification Event in Newark on Saturday 4/26. The event was co-sponsored by the ASQ NY/NJ Metro Section and The Spanish Tavern (our Section’s home away from home) located on McWhorter Street in the Ironbound Section of Newark. We were also joined by enthusiastic volunteers from Virgin American located in Newark Airport. The Virgin American volunteer team was led by Sherriale Garnett. All of the Virgin Atlantic team worked for the Customer Service Concierge Group. They were extremely passionate about giving back to their community in Newark and concentrated on the playground area.

Tito from The Essex County Parks System distributed pick-up sticks, gloves, and garbage bags at no cost.

Our volunteer crew concentrated on a “Micro Clean-up” and also picked up any other garbage and cans/bottles for recycling. We picked up hundreds of cigarette butts and pieces of broken glass.

The volunteers from the Spanish Tavern were like wolves digging into bushes to find trapped garbage and even a large cart from behind a bush (nice work Wilbert!). This park is in the same neighborhood as the Spanish Tavern. John, his staff, and their families from the Spanish Tavern were especially committed to giving back to their community.

Finally, the ASQ volunteers worked to organize the event and dedicated ourselves to help beautify a park in our adopted home with and for people that we truly care about. All of our volunteers worked tirelessly to help make Independence Park the most beautiful Park in all of Essex County.

The entire day was a true “Labor of Love”. We all agreed that there WILL BE a 2nd Annual Independence Park Beautification Event next year held on the weekend that coincides with Earth Day. Virgin American also was invited and agreed to be a co-sponsor for this event next year.

Our heartfelt THANKS to everyone involved in this fun “feel good” event. See you next year!

David H. Sherman
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Part Time Inspectors & Auditors

Pro QC is currently seeking contracted quality assurance inspectors and auditors to assist with projects across the USA, Canada and Mexico.

Pro QC is an international third party quality consulting and engineering firm. Our services include but are not limited to quality inspections, product testing, corrective action, and supplier audits (TS16949, SA8000, ISO9001, QS9000, etc). Learn more about us at www.proqc.com.

Inspections generally include quantity verification and random sampling for visual/workmanship evaluation, functional testing, and packaging integrity verification. Sampling employed follows ANSI Z1.4 specifications (MIL105E). Interested candidates should be comfortable providing electronic reports and should have a digital camera. Reports are in a MS Word format. Continue reading

Anheuser-Busch (A-B) Newark Plant Tour Event Report

The NY/NJ Metro Section was happy to welcome over 50 ASQ colleagues to a Plant Tour and Dinner hosted by Anheuser-Busch at their Newark, NJ Brewery. The Dinner portion of the evening included tasty Beer and Food pairings.

Members from the NY/NJ Metro, Tappan Zee, Northern NJ, and Princeton Sections all attended this SOLD OUT event.

Here are some Comments from questionnaires that were left by our Membership:

· Mary Anne Fink from Integra Life Science: “Excellent! Very interesting. Very professional. Impressive.

· J. Stuart Hunter from Princeton University: “…Overall, an excellent tour, most impressive.

· John Sandy from NJ Transit Rail: “Great tour – for my first time, I was impressed.

The word that stands out is IMPRESSIVE! What a great one word summary of the fun and educational evening that we enjoyed with our impressive hosts.

We would like to sincerely thank Gary Wysocki (Management System Specialist) for leading this terrific event with style and his Beer Ambassadors for sharing their expertise and terrific sense of humor.

When you say BUD you’ve said it ALL!!!

photo: A-B Beer Ambassadors May 2014
A-B Beer Ambassadors May 2014
photo: Gary Beer Pouring Demo Right Down the Center May 2014
Gary Beer Pouring Demo Right Down the Center
photo: A-B Plant Tour May 2014
A-B Plant Tour May 2014