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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

High School Seniors – Scholarship Program

The ASQ Chicago Section 1201 firmly believes in our future leaders. We also believe that embracing quality will help make great leaders. Because of our belief, we are offering a $2500 Scholarship for the best paper on your understanding and application of quality.

“Quality is Free” is a book written by Phillip Crosby to explain what quality is. He was known for promoting the idea of doing things right the first time. Other quality gurus who made significant contribution to the quality movement include Edwards Deming and Joseph Juran.

Current High School Seniors may apply for the Section 1201 Scholarship by writing a 4-6 page paper describing a personal experience or an idea you have that demonstrates how you think quality would be free. You must live in the Chicagoland area and be recommended by a member of the Chicago Section 1201.

Criteria for Selection

Applicants will be evaluated by a panel of judges on the essay.

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. A complete application must contain:

  • The completed application form.
  • An official copy of the applicant’s academic record. Only sealed envelopes containing the high school transcript will be accepted.
  • A list of academic honors, awards and activities while in high school.
  • A list of community service activities, outside interests and extracurricular activities.
  • Quality essay 4- 6 pages in length.
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a member of the ASQ Chicago Section in good standing and one from a teacher, person from the community or employer but not a relative.

Click Here to Download the Application…
Note: MS Word Document


Candidates must submit the completed application and references postmarked by December 1, 2016 to:

High School Scholarship
American Society for Quality
Section 1201
% June Morita
P.O. Box 85
Prospect Heights, IL 60070

Scholarship applications postmarked after December 1, 2016 will be ineligible for consideration. The scholarship award will be announced by March 1st and the awardee will be presented at a spring General meeting.

Scholarship Administration

Scholarship recipients will not receive cash. Payment will be made directly to the educational institution for school related expenses for the 2017 – 2018 school year.

June Morita
ASQ Chicago Section
Scholarship Chair

ASQ Chicago – Training Institute – Winter Term 2016 Class Offerings 🗓 🗺


Winter Term 2016 Class Offerings




Fall is just about over– meteorological winter has begun and astronomical winter will soon to follow.

Thanksgiving is done and many various cultural and religious holidays are coming up.

So is the New Year . . . and as with the New Year, ASQ TI classes are also coming up.

The ASQ Chicago Section 1201 Training Institute wishes Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all.

Many traditions have an exchange of gifts during the holidays and for the New Year.

Continue that tradition of gifting, but also gift yourself–give yourself the gift of quality education and of quality certification.

Look over the Winter 2016 class schedule.

Take a certification exam review class and take the ASQ Certification Exam on March 5, 2016.

As a service to the Chicago community, the ASQ Chicago Training Institute will offer certification exam review classes for the March 2016 certification exams listed below.

In addition to the certification review classes, the Training Institute al is offering four other quality classes.

For detailed ASQ certification requirements and certification test information, go on-line to: and

or call ASQ Customer Service at 800-248-1946.

As a special service to the community, the ASQ Chicago Training Institute is offering to armed services veterans

free attendance in any class that runs.


Winter Term:  Jan 9, 2016–Feb.27, 2016

8am-12pm, Triton College, River Grove  IL

Spring 2016 Certification Exam are on March 5, 2016

Go to for details on March 2016 Certification exams.

Winter 2016 Certification Exam Review Classes
4042 CQM/OE Exam Review
4041 Quality Inspector Exam Review
4037 Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Review
tba Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam Review
Winter 2016 Quality Knowledge and Skills Classes
4003 SPC in a 6-Sigma Environment
4007 Geometric Dimensioning &Tolerancing
4102 DOE I & II Combined
4039 Six Sigma II:  Black Belt Laboratory

Class Cost:  $650

Interested in any of these classes?

Contact the ASQ Chicago Training Institute if you have an interest in or questions about any of these classes:


Phone:  773 237-0592

Fax:  773 237-1230

Attend ASQ Chicago General Meetings–attendees not only get a great meal and excellent speakers and presentations at a reasonable price, but they can win a free ASQ TI class.

Go to for Meeting schedule and other section information. 

Next General Meeting is second Wednesday evening in January 2016.


To register for a Winter 2016 TI class:  Use the registration form to register for any class:



2016 ASQ Chicago Training Institute Class Registration Form

Please Print Clearly

Are You an ASQ Member? Yes£    No£    ASQ Membership No.______________________________________________________


Number ______________    Name _________________________________________________________ Cost  _________________


Your Name ________________________________________________________________________________________________


Company Name ____________________________________________________________________________________________


Company Address________________________________________________  Company Phone:____________________________


City_______________________________________________ State______________________________ Zip__________________


Home Address ___________________________________________________________  Home Phone_______________________


City______________________________________________ State_______________________________ Zip__________________


Preferred Contact Phone #____________________________________________________________________________________


Preferred E-mail address:_____________________________________________________________________________________


Payment Method:   ¨ Check  #________________________________  Credit Card:     ¨ Master Card      ¨Visa     ¨Am Exp


Credit Card  #_____________________________________________________ Expires______/_______ Code_________________



Registration/payment Options: 

Check or Credit Card only

The TI does not accept purchase orders.

to register,

  • FAX completed form WITH CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO:  773-237-1230
  • Email completed REGISTRATION to and phone in credit card number to 773 237-0592.  For Security, Do not email credit card number.
  • Mail Registration Form with check to:


              1934 N. NEVA AVE.

              CHICAGO IL 60707-3830

for more options & INFORMATION E-mail:

or call :  773-237-0592


PLEASE NOTE:  for your credit card security, do NOT EMAIL credit card numbers to the TI. Rather fax or phone credit card information to the TI.


Credit cards will Not be processed and checks will not be deposited until just prior to start of class. 

the TI does NOT retain or store credit card numbers


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