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From your Program Chair – James Persaud

My Fellow members,

On behalf of ASQ Chicago section I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and an enjoyable Holiday season.

As the program year is ending we want to also thank all of you for your support during 2017. Your attendance at meeting is what makes the difference of the Chicago section.
We are planning a most interesting program for 2018. We are planning two plant tours.

We will also plan on presenting topics such as –

Lean Six Sigma a Blended Methodology for Healthcare and Service

Change Intelligence – that is, helping build the capacity of people, teams, and organizations to lead change that sticks

Risk in medical laboratories in the context of CLIA (law and reg.) and ISO 15189

Calibrating Humans. A form of GRR for Attribute processes; among many others.

One of the plant tour is planned for G&W Electric Company. They offer many processes that will likely be of interest to most of our members. Combining cutting-edge design and manufacturing technology, G&W specializes in custom solutions to meet specific customer requirements.

We look forward to seeing you again in the new year. Remember, you are the organization, you make us what we are. We can only do it with your help. Help us help you.

Enjoy the season. See you in the New Year.

Remember –
 Schedule time for the meetings
 Register early
 Attend the meetings
 Bring your boss, a coworker, a friend a colleague to the meetings
 Network at the meeting.
 Share your ideas and thoughts; your feedback is critical to us improving what we do.
 Volunteer to help on the Leadership committee (board)

You may also send your ideas, suggestions, comments or wanting to help, to me james.persaud@molex.com

Looking forward to meeting you at our meetings.

James Persaud
Vice Chair Program

2017 Scholarship Program

The ASQ Chicago Section 1201 awards a $2500 scholarship each year to a high school student graduating in 2018 to help the student pursue a higher education. Scholarship application must be postmarked by December 1, 2017. The scholarship winner will be announced by March 1, 2018, with the award being made at a spring section meeting.

Eligibility and Qualifications

The scholarship is open to any college bound high school senior in the Chicago Metropolitan area. The applicant must be planning and eligible to continue his or her education at an accredited university, college, vocational school or junior college offering an associate or bachelor’s degree. Interested candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4-point scale or 3.75 on a 5-point scale, complete the scholarship application and submit two letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation must be from a member of ASQ Chicago Section.

Any member of ASQ Chicago Section can sponsor an applicant for the Scholarship. Your candidate does not have to be a family member – he or she can be a neighbor or co-worker’s son or daughter, or someone you know from church. The High School Scholarship Award was established to honor Maurice Maurer, a devoted member of the Chicago Section.

Criteria for Selection

Applicants will be evaluated by a panel of judges on an essay on describing a personal experience or an idea you have that demonstrates how your think quality would be free.

Application Instructions

It is the responsibility of the applicant to complete all steps of the application procedure. No application will be considered complete until all information requested is provided.

Download the Application Form Here…
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Marytherese Walk
Scholarship Chair
scholarship@asqchicago.org

A Message from your Vice Chair – Programs

From your program chair. – James Persaud

My Fellow members,
We take it that you had a most enjoyable summer break. The Chicago section of ASQ is ready to resume the program schedule.
Welcome back all.

We have a meeting on 13th September 2017. Please see our program schedule here – http://asqchicago.org/programs/calendar/

You will notice at the upcoming meetings we have some interesting topics and a sort of social meeting/event. Yes, in November we plan on being at the Medieval Times. It was eventful the last time we had our agenda there. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending. We only have two meetings before the Medieval times and the end of the year. Make your recertification easy, accumulate those RU’s by attending. We look forward to meeting you.

As we review the meeting attendees list, we recognize several of the same names attending. A special “thank you” to our loyal and dedicated members who make the effort to attend. We also recognizing some new names. That is most encouraging. Keep on attending. Help us help you. Give us your feedback. We are here to help you our members. We want to improve what we offer our members. We can only do so by hearing from you. Make every effort to attend and give your input.
Here is what we ask of you our members –

  • Schedule time for the meetings
  • Register early
  • Attend the meetings
  • Bring your boss, a coworker, a friend a colleague to the meetings
  • Network at the meeting.
  • Share your ideas and thoughts; your feedback is critical to us improving what we do.
  • Volunteer to help on the Leadership committee (board).

You may also send your ideas, suggestions, comments or wanting to help, to me james.persaud@molex.com

Looking forward to meeting you at our meetings.
Bring someone along.
Meet, greet, eat and network.

James Persaud
Vice Chair Program

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
Director
Past Section Chair 1201

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