Dear Quality colleagues,
Happy New Year!! I hope the Holidays brought you and your families pleasant and warm memories.
Often, I have expressed in our dinner meetings and this newsletter the great privilege that it is to work side by side some of the most influential people in my career. A few years ago, I had personally felt that my days of being a member of ASQ were done. This changed when the Membership Chair of our Section reached to me and tried to have a conversation with me about ASQ. Let’s just say that I was not the friendliest member, yet this person insisted with calls and emails. The truth was, I had not really invested the time to take advantage of the benefits from ASQ. I was heavily invested in my current job that it almost fully consumed my career.
The Membership Chair was Vinay Goyal. Now serving as our section’s Vice Chair, Vinay is always looking for ways that he can serve our members as best as he can. In addition, he volunteers his time to ASQ San Bernardino Section 0702, he teaches some of our section’s refresher courses and if there is a need in the section’s operation, he is the first to jump in.
Last year, he mentioned to me his desire to become an ASQ Fellow. I thought that was a great idea and expressed my full support because from firsthand experience, I consider Vinay to be an exemplary individual that has proven to be a valuable member and contributor for our section, other sections, and the Quality Community. Last November, Vinay shared with me that his application was accepted and approved for him to be honored as one of ASQ’s Elite with an ASQ Fellow recognition.
Join me to congratulate Vinay on this great achievement!
On a separate note, this month’s dinner meeting will mark the beginning of a new chapter of our section’s monthly dinner history. This will be the first dinner meeting at our new venue, the Irvine’s Wyndham Hotel.
This promises to be a better venue for our clinics and dinner presentations with better facilities to en
hance the learning and networking opportunities. The food also promises to be one of the improvements that we will enjoy at this new venue.
I hope to see you there!
2017 promises to be a year of change and opportunity. Let’s make the most of it by leading our lives with the mentality that if we apply our best to it, the results will surely be of equivalent worth!
My dear friends, have a great 2017!
Dieter Eckstein, BSBM, ASQ CMQ/OE, CQA
Section Chair, ASQ Orange Empire 0701