January 12, 2007
In This Edition:
To start the year with Quality, Raleigh ASQ has packed the calendar full of upcoming classes, meetings, and tours.
Information on volunteer and speaker opportunities.
Announcing new additions to the Section Board.

Education : ONLY 8 Spaces Left (register now)
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Review
Registration Ends TODAY (1/12/07)

Classes Held at Solectron
Morrisville, NC
More Information: http://asqraleigh.org/wp/Education/CSSBB%20Announcement%20Jan%2007.pdf
Questions: Contact Bill Mather at (919)271-6498 or billmather AT solectron.com

Free Seminar (Registration Required: Contact Elizabeth Taylor elizabeth AT advantageregistrar.com 919-846-6864)
ISO 27000 http://www.27000.org/
Information Security Management
January 22, 2007
Provided by Advantage International Registrar,
a local ISO 9000 Registrar
Lunch is Provided by Advantage International Registrar, http://www.advantageregistrar.com/
Location: Downtown Raleigh (Specifics provided during registration.)
Registration Required – Space is Limited

Upcoming ASQ Events (register now)
Professional Development Meeting
January 16, 2007
North Raleigh Hilton
5:00pm: Speaker: Bill Costello, UL
Tutorial: ISO 27001 Information Security. Also ISO 28001 Supply Chain Security.
6:00pm: Networking / informal jobs discussion.
6:30pm: Dinner
7:30pm Speaker: Brian Casto, AMD – IBM World Wide Sales Development Manager.
Linking Sales and Quality. Getting your ideas communicated across the organization: planning and completing the most important part of your quality project.
Feel free to come for any portion of the event. Payment is only required for those joining us for the dinner.
Note: RU Credits are provided via email to registered attendees, so don’t forget to register.

Tour (register now)
February 20, 2007
Elster Electricity
Location: Elster Electricity, 201 South Rogers Lane, Raleigh, NC.
Competitors such as Sensus, Siemens, and Itron must sign nondisclosure agreement.
Register at: http://asqraleigh.org/wp/reservations/meeting.php – ONLY 11 Spaces Left

Save the Date – Six Sigma Special Interest Group (SIG) Kickoff
February 27, 2007
Dinner Provided!
Pizza & Soda
Agenda: Speaker (TBD), Discussion on Future Topics / Speakers, Future Meeting Logistics, SIG Formation
(register now)
Photo ID Required for entry.
Directions to Nortel.
Nortel Networks on HWY 54 (between Davis and Miami Blvd)
If you turn left (or go south) on Miami Blvd from HWY 40 and turn right on HWY 54, take the second right into Nortel Networks. The entrance to the facility is marked by a large yellow wall straight ahead.

We Need to ASQ You
Quality Conference 2007 – Add an Event to that Resume!
Volunteers are needed for the 2007 Quality Conference. Committee members are needed to assist with logistics, finding and choosing speakers, publicizing and moderating the events. Please contact Frank Golden fjg35564 AT gsk.com if you have ideas!

ASQ Program Year 2007-2008
Planning for the next program year has already begun. If you are interested in speaking, or showcasing your organization by inviting a colleague to present, please contact our Program Chair Doug McCorquodale at dougm AT nc.rr.com.

Announcing New Board Members
Arrangements Stephanie Ploeger sploeger AT nc.rr.com
Oversees arrangements for all regular meetings of the section and other special programs and conferences as assigned by the Section Leadership Committee or other committee chairs.

Placements Giri Shamsunder giri_shamsunder AT bd.com
Coordinates the section’s job placement program to facilitate access to professional opportunities for your section members and assist area companies with recruiting quality professionals.

Publicity Helen Sims helen_sims AT infosentry.com
Ensures that section meetings and programs are publicized through a variety of media outlets reaching the membership and local community in a timely manner.

Additional Links
ASQ Certification for March Exams Deadline is TODAY (1/12/07)!
Exams Offered on March 3, 2007 include:
Biomedical Auditor, HACCP Auditor, Manager of Quality/Org Excellence, Quality Inspector, Reliability Engineer, and Six Sigma Black Belt

Stay Connected – Membership Opportunities for the Retired and Unemployed
ASQ has dues-relief programs for members who are retired or unemployed. Stay involved past retirement or use ASQ resources to help you find a new job. Retirees and unemployed members are eligible for 25-100% reduction in annual dues depending on the member’s Society tenure. Go to ASQ’s Web site (http://www.asq.org) to learn more and fill out an application. You can also e-mail help@asq.org directly.