This event is a General Section Meeting where attendees are invited to bring a spouse or significant other. The February 2018 Section Meeting and Singapore Culture Presentation will be preceded by an optional tour of Grand Central Terminal. A Tour Guide will lead a 75 minute tour of historic Grand Central Terminal, currently the home of Metro-North Railroad and soon to be a second Manhattan destination for the Long Island Railroad in addition to its current Penn Station destination. Tour Guide will lead the tour group through the Terminal describing its grand history and current operations. Following the tour, the group will walk to nearby Annie Moore’s Bar and Restaurant for the Section Meeting, including dinner and a very informative presentation on Singapore Culture and Quality.
Time & Place:
Tour: 4:00-6:00pm, Grand Central Terminal Main Concourse at the Information Booth under the Historic Clock
All attendees (members, non-members, spouses/significant others must register through Eventbrite. Please note for this event each attendee must have separate tickets for the tour and the Section Meeting/Presentation)
My name is David Levy. I am the elected Regional Director (RD) for Region 3. December 31, 2017 ends my term as RD. On January 1, 2018 Mike D’Onofrio, currently a Deputy RD (DRD) will take over as your new RD.
You may be wondering why I am telling you this. As a member of a section in Region 3 you should be aware that we serve your section in this elected position and your section leadership selected each of us for this position. Part of our role is representing you and your section on the Section Affairs Council (SAC) which established policies and practices for sections plus providing guidance in all that the section leaders do to serve you, the members.
Hopefully you are still with me. Both the RD role, and those of section leaders, is as a volunteer. ASQ refers to volunteers as Member Leaders. The RD position requires that we provide training to member leaders to help them understand their section roles and responsibilities and help deliver value to members.
Maybe you see where I’m going with this. Because member leaders are. . .members . . . we are inviting you, along with all current section member leaders to attend our annual Region 3 training, at no cost to you. So, whether you are a current section leader, considering becoming a section member leader, or had no clue, but are now interested in learning more, you are welcome to attend this event. Learn about ASQ, section operating requirements, and various roles in section leadership. Get a light breakfast, free lunch, snacks, and 0.8 re-certification units. Meet current leaders of your section. Network with other ASQ members in the region. It’ll be a good time.
This Section event includes a 2-hour tour of Grand Central Terminal in New York City, followed by a Section Dinner Meeting in the world-famous Oyster Bar Restaurant on the lower level of Grand Central Terminal.
A Metro-North Railroad Public Relations Guide will lead the tour group through the public and seldom seen non-public areas of Grand Central Terminal while providing commentary on the historical and current uses of the facility.
Following the tour, a networking session with cocktails will be held in the Saloon Dining Room of the Oyster Bar Restaurant, followed by a sit-down dinner to enjoy four courses of the fine food offered by the Oyster Bar Restaurant. Highlights of Section activities and events will be described during the dinner. Vegetarian and non-seafood food is available upon request.
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.