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Messages from the Sectioon Chair

Chair’s Message – Fall 2007

photo: Joe Paperman
Joe Paperman
On behalf of the officers and executive committee, I am delighted to welcome you to our active, vibrant community. I encourage you to explore all that we have to offer and see what makes the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section so special.

Please continue to visit our web site for future activities and to see the past activities our members, friends, and family have enjoyed.

I hope your experience with the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section will be challenging, enjoyable, and rewarding.

Again, welcome,

Joe Paperman
Chair,
NY/NJ Metropolitan Section ASQ

:chair@metro-asq.org

Chair’s Message Fall 2006

Happy Holidays to all:

photo: Dak Murthy
Dak Murthy

If you missed our annual September 58th Ott conference this year at Rutgers Newark, you missed an exciting meeting with great topics and great speakers. I also got a chance to meet and greet many of you.

We also held our October general meeting recently Bud gave a great presentation on "Force Field Analysis".

I look forward meeting all of you for our November 14th General meeting.  Dr. William Latzko will give his presentation on “Control Charts: What They Are”. He is a great speaker and recognized for his presentations throughout the industry.  I look forward meeting all of you.

In keeping with our objectives, the Deming Conference (December Atlantic City) is already set for 2007. The program details are complete. We set the Conference for the week of December 4 through December 8, 2006, returning to the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City. Those of you that attended in 2005, I am sure will agree this is a first class location and one of the most educational Conferences offered anywhere in the world. This conference is the lifeblood of this section.

Check our Web site (http://www.metro-asq.org/) for more details.

We are already working on the 2007 Annual Metropolitan (59th OTT) Section Conference.  We are looking for volunteers to work on mailing lists, publicity, registration, and arrangements. If you would like to work on the committee please let me know.

You can reach me at Chair@Metro-ASQ.org. Anyone
wishing to present or exhibit at the 2007 Annual Metropolitan Section should also let me know.

Remember you are also welcome to attend an executive board meeting, check the schedule and register by contacting:

Mr. William I. Martin
Registrar
Customized Management Systems, Ltd.
18-65 211 St Suite 2F
Bayside, NY 11360-1814
By Phone/Fax:
(718) 631-2375

We have submitted our business plan for the 2006/2007-year. We have set many goals and we will strive to achieve with your support. I have the privilege to serve as chair of the Metro section. Without your support or input, we may not be addressing your concerns or needs as members. So feel free to contact any board member, or me, we need your input.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Dak Murthy P.E.; CQE; C.Q.M.
Chair 2006 – 2007

Past Chair’s Message

Hello Fellow members:

Photo: Joe Borden
Joe Borden

The time has come to pass the torch, so to speak, to the new Chair. Check the Web site for the slate of officers for the 2006 – 2007 year.

The 2005 – 2006 ASQ calendar year is over. I look back and wonder where the time went; we held one of our most successful Deming Conferences ever this year. We also had some success on the local level, but it never ceases to amaze me as to why the regular section meetings are so poorly attended.

At the executive board level we continue to excel, attendance is great and the board meetings are always a challenge. Our latest Section Award brings us the Silver Level. I hope that next years Chair can announce that we achieved the Gold level.

The new slate of officers is ready to take over and our planning sessions for events for the next year are almost complete. I hope as you get to read this; the 2006 – 2007 events calendar will be up and running.

The 2006 Deming Conference (December Atlantic City) is set. The Conference will be held the week of December 4 through December 8, 2006 at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City.

Please remember, if you are interested in any of our committees we are always open to new executive board members and need your support. 

The 58th Annual Metropolitan (OTT) Section Conference and returned to the Rutgers Campus in Newark New Jersey for the 2006 conference. We are looking for volunteers to work on mailing lists, publicity, registration, and arrangements for the 2007 Conference. If you would like to work on the committee please let us know. You can reach us at Chair@Metro-asq.org. Anyone wishing to present or exhibit at the 2007 Annual Metropolitan Section should also let us know.

Remember you are also welcome to attend an executive board meeting, check the schedule and register with:

Mr. William I. Martin
Registrar
Customized Management Systems, Ltd.
18-65 211 St Suite 2F
Bayside, NY 11360-1814
By Phone/Fax:
(718) 631-2375

It has been a privilege to serve as Chair of the Metro section.

Joe Borden P.E.; CQA
Metro Section Chair 2005 – 2006

Chair’s Message

Happy Holidays to all:

As the year 2005 draws to a close I am pleased to see that the 2005 Deming Conference and the 2005 Section’s Annual Conference were so well received. It would appear that these conferences are the lifeblood of the sections events. This years events were exceptional and if you missed them, you missed some great programs.

In keeping with our objectives, the Deming Conference (December Atlantic City) is already set for 2006. Although the actual program details are not complete the Conference is set for the week of December 4 through December 8, 2006 and is returning to the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City. Those of you that attended in 2005 I am sure will agree this is a first class location and one of the most educational Conferences offered anywhere.

Check the Web site for the slate of officers for the 2006 – 2007 year. It’s hard to believe that we are scheduled to hold elections already, but we are.

Please remember, if you are interested in any of our committees we are always open to new executive board members and need your support.

We are already working on the 2006 58th Annual Metropolitan (OTT) Section Conference and are planned on returning to the Rutgers Campus in Newark New Jersey, if all goes as anticipated. We are looking for volunteers to work on mailing lists, publicity, registration, and arrangements. If you would like to work on the committee please let me know. You can reach me at Chair@Metro-asq.org. Anyone wishing to present or exhibit at the 2006 Annual Metropolitan Section should also let me know.

As I stated in my previous messages, it is a privileged to serve as chair of the Metro section. Without your support or input we may not be addressing your concerns or needs as members. So feel free to contact any board member, or me, we need your input.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to ALL

Joe Borden P.E.; CQA
Chair 2005-2006

Chair’s message – November 2005

Hello from the Chair:

This is the first update to the 2005 2006 chair messages to the section.

Summer is over and the sections annual conference is complete, so what’s up for the coming year? Two important events are pending, the Deming Conference (December Atlantic City) and a daytime section meeting. Please click the links for information on these important events. The general section meeting is two presentations, each about 45 minutes, with time for questions. A buffet dinner will be served based on advanced registration. Keeping with last year’s theme, there will be no charge if you pre-register.

Turnout is one measure by which we plan future events so the daytime meeting is important if the members support it. We have only had a few daytime meetings in the last few years, so let us know if you want them.

We are already working on the 2006 Annual OTT Section Conference and have planned on returning to Rutgers, if all goes as anticipated. We are looking for volunteers to work on mailing lists, publicity, registration, and arrangements. If you would like to work on the committee please let me know. You can reach me at Chair@Metro-asq.org

Anyone wishing to present or exhibit at the 2006 conference should also let me know.

So what else is up!! We are planning to have a survey to see what type of meetings the members are most interested in, I ask, that when you receive the survey, please respond. However you don’t need to wait for the survey, if you want or have, a request for the section let me know what it is. Remember you are also welcome to attend a board meeting, check the schedule and register with:

Mr. William I. Martin
Registrar
Customized Management Systems, Ltd.
18-65 211 St Suite 2F
Bayside, NY 11360-1814
By Phone/Fax: (718) 631-2375

For the first time in the history of ASQ, headquarters is reaching out to the leaders of the sections and divisions and held the first “Member Value Leadership Summit” in Milwaukee on October 17th and 18th 2005. I would say that a majority of the sections and division where represented and many ideas for the future direction of ASQ where presented. It will be interesting to see what direction and progress Headquarters makes based on the results of the summit. I will provide further details as ASQ Headquarters moves forward with the initiatives. They are planning a formal update at the next World Quality Conference scheduled for May 2006 in Milwaukee.

As I stated in my first message, it is a privileged to serve as chair of the Metro section. Without your support or input we may not be addressing your concerns or needs as members. So feel free to contact any board member, or me, we need your input.

Sincerely

Joe Borden P.E.; CQA
Chair 2005 – 2006

Incoming Chair Message

Hi to all the current and past members, and those who are visiting our site:

The new fiscal year of 2005-2006 for ASQ has begun and as the new Chair I am honored to serve the ASQ NY/NJ Metropolitan Section. Our Section has many volunteers on our Executive Committee willing to devote their time and expertise supporting our Section’s growth and continued service to you our Section Members. I thank them all:

The objectives of this Section have not changed and remain a conduit for advancement of the theory and practice of Quality, and the allied arts and sciences, and the maintenance of high professional standing among our members and the community.

I am a Senior Member of ASQ and have been an active member in the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section since I moved to New York six years ago. I was one of the founding members of the ASQ Design and Construction Division and served as a regional chair for a number of years with that division.

I am happy to report that our Section has over 700 members; I am sad to say that I have meet only small percentage of our members. Your executive board truly works diligently to advance the goals of ASQ and the section, and we look forward to this year with hope of meeting you at our events.

Our two biggest programs each year are the Deming Conference (December Atlantic City) and the Annual Section Conference normally refereed to as either the September Conference or the Qtt Conference (September 16, 2005 Rutgers University, Newark Campus). We look forward to providing a very informative and interesting program each year at these events.  If you have ideas for programs and/or speakers for future programs or meetings, please contact me. As with any volunteer organization we are always looking for new members to step up and support the sections activities. To be involved is simple just call any of the executive board members and volunteer.

Did you know volunteers earn re-certification credits? If you have taken any of the ASQ certification exams, to maintain your certification after three years you may take the test again or attend our section meetings and conferences and obtain re-certification credits so you don’t have to do the retest.

If you are reading this, you have found our Web page. The executive meetings and general section meeting schedules are posted. Why not attend? It’s easy to register right on line and most of our meetings are free of any charge to members who register in advance. If there is a fee, it will be posted.

If you are new to the section or have never had the time to attend a Section Meeting or Executive Committee meeting chances are you don’t know what happens. You can find information pertaining to upcoming meetings, tours, educational courses, job openings, and other information of interest right here on our website.

Thank you all for your continued support and lets make this another banner year for ASQ NY/NJ Metro.

Sincerely,
Joe Borden P.E.; CQA