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Chicago Section 1201 – Awarded PAR Gold

Great news!

Our Section has been awarded the PAR Performance Gold.   We have been working towards this goal for several years.  We finally achieved it.  Congratulations to all for your contribution.

Some of the key elements were our Treasurer’s meticulous on time submissions of the required reports, our World Class Auditing process, Programs’ innovating events, Membership’s new initiatives, Nik’s presentation at last year’s Member Leader Conference and our successful presentation on Sister Sections, spearheading a new corporate initiative, introducing Social Responsibility, HQ’s recognized efforts from our certification renewal process, the Proctoring, Jim fanning’s Website development and Eric’s Programs PAR submittals three years ago (it was kept alive), TI educating our volunteers and offering free tuition to our veterans, and all of the coordinated efforts/contributions from all of the member leaders / volunteers that make the Section work so well.

Thank you and congratulations to all for your dedication and selfless efforts.

Click Here for a list of all Awardees: 2016-Par-Award-Listing

Eric Jakubowski
Past Section Chair 1201

Start of TI Winter 2017 Classes Delayed

Start of TI Winter 2017 Classes Delayed

Triton College has suddenly and unexpectedly canceled the TI Room Rental Agreement as of December 15, 2016.

Currently, the TI has no location to hold classes. Every effort is being made to secure a new location. Regretfully the TI must delay start of Winter term classes until a new location is secured. The TI will notify you of the new location and start date when arrangements are made.

Your understanding and support is appreciated.
Andrew Weiss
TI Director

2016 Bunny Rock 5K Run/Walk 🗺

bunny2016 Bunny Rock 5K Run/Walk was a great success and a completely sold out charitable event. Weather blessed all participants with sunny skies making it a truly enjoyable experience. Donations made to the event charity (Red Door Animal Shelter) will be used for a great cause to help animals in need. On behalf of the ASQ Chicago Section, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all members and their families who participated in this volunteering charity event. We would like to extend our special thanks to our cheerful team leaders Lisa Royal and Diane Lange from Shure Inc. who participated in marathon and successfully completed the course setting a pace for the others. All of our volunteers contributed to the success of this charity event once again demonstrating their true compassion and unselfish caring. Citing Dr. Seuss: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ASQ Chicago Section is looking forward to upcoming volunteering events of 2016 and encouraging members to participate since together we can make a difference. “No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help another” – Please volunteer.

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Campaign

volunteerOn behalf of the ASQ Chicago Section, we are truly grateful to all members, their families and guests who participated in our first volunteering event held on December 19, 2015 at the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) organization. Their efforts yielded in the following impressive results:

• Boxes Packed: 128
• Meals: 27,648
• Kids Fed for a Year: 76
• Cost: $6,082.56

FMSC’s organization December shipments were scheduled to be delivered to Haiti, Guatemala, Malawi, Honduras, Uganda, Swaziland and Sierra Leone. Therefore, our ASQ Chicago Section volunteering contribution in packing meals for malnourished children around the world will have a global impact flavor. As Martin Luther King, Jr. stated: “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” (Winston Churchill). ASQ Chicago Section is looking forward to upcoming volunteering events of 2016 and we are truly grateful for our member’s compassion and unselfish caring.

Elena Martynenko, Ph.D.
ASQ Chicago Section

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