Thank you for visiting our Columbia Basin ASQ Community.
As I'm writing this, it's September 14 (hard to believe it’s almost officially Fall!). We are all continuing to follow the CDC, WHO and state guidelines, trying to keep ourselves and everyone around us as healthy and safe as possible. Please continue to follow the guidelines. We all need to do our part. We are all in this together.
Our section leadership team recently made the decision to not even try to plan any in-person meetings for the remainder of 2020. Who knows if the state guidelines will change and, if so, when? And with not a lot of volunteer members to plan meetings anyway, this decision just makes sense on many levels.
We encourage members to participate in the virtual meetings offered by other sections in our Pacific Regional area, which includes Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska and Hawaii. I have already participated in some of them and found them to be educational very well-presented. There are very interesting sounding virtual meetings this month, so be sure to check them out! Information is on our external website about them, and will also be included in our monthly newsletter.
While it's unfortunate that we will not be able to hold our planned dinner meetings for a while or site visits/tours, we will continue to stay in touch with members through our monthly newsletters. We will strive to provide information about online events, webinars, etc., to help members continue learning and growing.
For those of you who count on monthly meetings/events to earn RU credits for recertification, remember that credits can be earned in many ways. Check out the free online webinars on ASQ's website as well as on other websites. Check out the free monthly member gifts from ASQ as well. Consider signing up for online professional development courses - for those who are not working full time right now, this may be a great time to take a course. Read books - check out the ASQ's Team and Workplace Excellence Forum, as they recently started a Book Club for ASQ members. It's a fun way to learn new things as well as networking/discussing with others.
Some very good news to share! We had been concerned that, since none of our members had volunteered yet to serve in leadership roles in 2021 that we might have to consider disbanding the section. Luckily, that is not going to happen. As of right now, it’s looking like we are able to fill all of the required roles for 2021. My thanks to the dedicated section members who have agreed to serve and to keep our section up and running. More on that later.
Keep checking back here – and on our other website – for news of future Columbia Basin ASQ events and activities.
Stay healthy. Stay safe. Stay positive.
The September 2020 Columbia Basin ASQ Newsletter is now available. You can access it from this site (in Files) or on our external website at https://www.asq614.org/newsletters/2020-09Newsletter.pdf moreon 09/14/2020 11:20 AM
We encourage members to participate in virtual meetings offered by other sections. You can earn 0.5 RUs toward recertification for participating in this meeting. September 16 - “eAuditing Fundamentals: Introduction to Virtual Audits” San Gabriel ASQ Virtual Meeting Tatiana Miranda will present on this topic. No charge for ASQ members or ... moreon 09/01/2020 05:28 PM
The August 2020 Columbia Basin ASQ Newsletter is now available. You can access it from this site (in Files) or on our external website at https://www.asq614.org/newsletters/2020-08Newsletter.pdf moreon 08/13/2020 03:08 PM
These are Job Postings supplied by local employers for display to ASQ 614 members
Date Created: 09/01/2019 05:46 AM
Quality, Controls and Risk - Dennis Arter Presentation (2014)
Presentation files from Dennis Arter's 2014 presentation to our section on Quality, Controls and Risk.
Date Created: 07/02/2019 03:02 PM
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