My dear Quality colleagues,
I hope this Chair Letter finds you well and thriving! November of 2016 will be a historic month that will be remembered for many years to come.
One reason is … how about them, Cubbies!!! As a sports’ fan, it is hard not to acknowledge the passion for a team that went through 108 years with their share of bad experiences from heart-breaking near victories to the moment last Wednesday when the ball hit the leather of Anthony Rizzo’s glove. Game after game, their faithful fans found their spot either on a sit in Wrigley Field or listened on the radio or watched it on TV longing for a better day. Well, that better day happened on November 2nd! With a huge amount of respect to Cleveland, it was sweet to see the Chicago Cubs struggle one more time, see them get scrappy and find a way to win the 2016 Baseball World Series. Nothing less than inspiring!!
Not dragging this newsletter into politics, it is inevitable to mention next Tuesday November 8th in what will be a Presidential Election that even has my 8 and 10-year-old children debating, and will be remembered by many of us, as one of the most peculiar moments in the history of our beloved country. More than ever, the vote from all citizens will have so much importance in shaping the future of not just our country, but the world. One way or another history will be written and I hope our younger generations see the importance of character and find themselves inspired that we can all do better! VOTE, let your voice be heard!
Here in our ASQ section, the slate of 2017 Section Officers were elected last month, thanks to Dave Nagy and George Matthews that came together to nominate and lead the election process during our last dinner meeting. Vinay Goyal (Vice Chair), Reepak Gugga (Secretary), Cory Goral (Treasurer) and I (Chair) had the honor and privilege to earn your vote of confidence to lead our section through 2017. I would like to thank all our members for their support! I personally look forward to working with this great team and making 2017 another great year for our ASQ Section. We plan to work on a Quality Day Conference, a Career Day, as well as our staple offerings of dinner meetings, clinics and seminars to bring value to YOU, our valued members. Join us! Make a difference!!
Another great November goodie is World Quality Month. Don’t let it pass you by! Visit the http://asq.org/world-quality-month website to participate and see how Quality Communities around the world celebrate our Profession! Inspire others with your success stories! Get inspired by the stories from others in our Global Quality Community. There are few professions that can truly shape the world…Quality is proudly one of them!! Be part of it!
With Reepak Gugga moving on to be our 2017 Section Secretary, our section will have a vacancy in our Leadership Committee for the Voice of the Customer Chair position. If you are passionate about customer satisfaction and would like to learn to be in a leadership role, call, email or talk to me! I am looking for a member from our section that will help us position our efforts and resources where they bring the most value to our ASQ Members! Join our team and help me lead the way which brings the priceless experiences to our members. The networking, learning and career opportunities are among some of the benefits we sow throughout the year.
It is one of my highest priorities to focus what we do on what our members tell us that will enrich their careers. In the next few weeks, be part of these initiatives and participate in our annual survey to let us know what is important to you.
Lastly … don’t forget December’s Casino Night! Once again, Ned Schneider and our Programs’ team are putting a great event together for you to enjoy and put those statistical skills to the test. This will be our last event at the Double Tree Hotel and I hope to see you there! There will be great food, giveaways and great company! Save the date, December 13th, join us and let’s celebrate and finish 2016!
Dieter Eckstein, BSBM, ASQ CMQ/OE, CQA
Section Chair, ASQ Orange Empire 0701Read More