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ASQ Section 0904 News:
Chair Chat - by Rich Ruh - January 2014
As I write this, East Central Indiana is bracing for a major snowstorm followed by bitter cold. It seems that Indiana businesses have been going through a similar onslaught of economic and market challenges recently. Even those doing well continue to tighten budgets and question assumptions and plans. And just when one challenge passes another appears. "Change" appears to be the new constant.
ASQ 0904 is going through its own set of changes and challenges. Many are procedural and are driven by change at the national ASQ level. But, others reflect the overall business situation. We as a professional group need to reflect upon the impact of technology and changing member needs on what we should be doing and how we might need to change to better serve our members. Thanks to the hard work of the Leadership Committee, the spring program schedule is filled with what we believe are timely programs and capable speakers. But, we will also be discussing the future of our chapter, what works, and what needs improvement. If we are to continue our role in supporting quality education and member service, we need and anticipate your input and help.
I see encouraging signs for 2014. The job market may be turning the corner, as evidenced by the uptick in job postings for quality and manufacturing professionals. Hopefully, this improvement will continue. We will continue to make our members aware of opportunities as they become available and provide through our meetings a chance to share your own ideas and needs. I look forward to seeing you at our meetings and wish you a happy and prosperous new year!
ASQ Section 0904 Chair 2014
KacyJ's Restaurant Closes
ASQ Section 094 has been meeting at KacyJ's Restaurant at the Muncie Airport since May 2013. We enjoyed the food and unique atmosphere. Unfortunately they decided to close as of January 31, 2014.
The Section Leadership Team will be looking for options. Membership input is solicited.
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American Society for Quality 0904 Section Earns Top Honors
QMP Sliver Excellence Level for
Your Section has achieved QMP Silver Excellence Level for the year 07-08. This
is a great performance achievement for your Section and it reflects favorably on
your Member Leaders and Regional Director. Your accomplishment of meeting or
exceeding the Societys objectives in member satisfaction, loyalty and retention
helps to make your Section, your community and ASQ stronger. I look forward to
shaking the hand of your representative and Regional Director at the 2009 ASQ
World Conference in
The section has achieved the Total Quality
Level of the 2007-2008 Quality Management Process. By achieving the
highest level of the QMP, your section has proven its dedication and commitment
to serving its members and you should feel proud of your accomplishments. You
and your fellow member leaders are making an invaluable contribution to the
Society through your service to your members and to your community. You have all
helped make ASQ what it is today.
addition to this, I hope to see you or someone from your section this spring in
behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of ASQ, especially the QMP and the
Community Development work group, I would like to thank you and the other member
leaders for your service to the Society and your exemplary leadership. Again,
QMP: Did you know that the Section is governed by a Plan? The Section's Executive Board for the Section sets up a governing plan every year. It is known as the Quality Management Process (QMP). Since 2001, our Section has achieved the Total Quality Level, ASQ's highest level of Section recognition.
Click on the QMP link to see our current plan.
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Recommended Speakers List: Over the years, our Section has had the good fortune to have many good speakers at our monthly membership meetings. We want to share our good fortune with other sections in the area. The linked web page lists those speakers who are open to speaking at other ASQ section meetings.
Unemployed Member Dues - posted 3/25/2009
Unemployed ASQ members receive a discount on their membership dues based on consecutive years of membership.
Download the Unemployement Program Application (PDF format, 58 KB)
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