HELP WANTED, again
NOMINATIONS REQUEST (CHAIR IS OPEN)
The position of Chair for 2019 has recently been REOPENED. If you are interested in becoming the Section Chair
for next year, please contact Chris ASAP.
Nominations close on 09/30/18 for the Section Leadership Team three Elected positions (Chair, Treasurer and
Secretary) for 2019 (Jan – Dec). Elections will be held in October 2018; however, NOW is the time for you to think about becoming a Member Leader and Join the Section Leadership
We have a slate of potential officers (Treasurer and Secretary); however, if you are interested in any of the
positions, please let me know at email@example.com.
We will formally present the slate of officers on 10/01/18 for a vote by the membership by 10/30/18 if there are
The condensed position descriptions are below.
Chris Carr, CMQ/OE, CQT
Preside over all section leadership committee (SLC) and member meetings.
- Appoint all standing and additional committee chairs.
- Ensure that the section meets the minimum requirements as requested annually by the Section Affairs
- Work with SLC to set goals/metrics to support the section management process (PAR).
- Ensure that the SLC report on activities performed, status of performance against goals/metric set,
- Participate in quarterly regional conference calls, or appoint other appropriate section member
- Along with SLC, develop section business plan and budget, including SLC and general membership meetings
- Call and attend all SLC meetings. The SLC is required to meet at least once per calendar quarter (in-person,
teleconference, web conference, etc.) At the meeting, it is recommended that the following items, at a minimum, be covered:
- Approval of the minutes of last meeting. Minutes are taken by the secretary.
- Status of any sponsored subsections or student branches.
- Section business plan and status of section projects and activities, including committee
- Submit and update the section officer and committee lists with HQ via the online submission
- Uphold society bylaws, policies and procedures, and section operating agreement.
- Must be a Full, Senior, or Fellow ASQ member in good standing affiliated with the section.
- Preferably will have served as chair-elect or vice chair in the year immediately preceding the term as
- Must have basic knowledge of society bylaws, policies, and procedures, and section
- Preferably will have some prior experience in budgeting and business planning.
- Must be willing to provide contact information for Society and section business purposes.
- Must be willing to provide e-mail address to headquarters for communication.
- Must possess leadership, management and organizational skills.
Work with section leadership committee (SLC) to set goals/metrics to support the section's management processes
as they relate to section financial responsibilities.
- Communicate/report to the SLC activities performed, status of performance against goals/metric set, etc. for
section financial responsibilities.
- Maintain the section finances; make and record deposits and retain custody of all funds belonging to the
section; authorize dispensing of section funds for eligible expenses.
- Develop the section budget with the SLC; monitor the section budget and maintain accurate records of all
receipts, bills, and disbursements.
- Maintain current financial records for any subsections and/or student branches sponsored by the
- Attend all SLC meetings and general membership meetings.
- Provide SLC with monthly and quarterly treasury reports. Submit the required quarterly report and internal
controls questionnaire by April 30, July 31, and October 31.
- Submit quarterly financial reports to the society.
- U.S. SECTIONS ONLY: Submit the previous calendar year's information for the 1099 tax form to headquarters
accounting department by January.
- Prepare section annual report, coordinate audit of the report and submit to the society
by February 15
- Uphold society bylaws, policies and procedures, and the section operating agreement.
- Must be a Full, Senior, or Fellow Member in good standing.
- Preferably will have been a participant in section committee activities.
- Should have an understanding of budgeting and a basic understanding of accounting principles.
- Knowledge of financial/spreadsheet software helpful.
- Must be willing to provide an e-mail address to headquarters for communication.
Work with section leadership committee (SLC) to set goals/metrics to support the section's management process, as
related to the documentation of section records and correspondence.
- Communicate/report to the SLC activities performed, status of performance against goals/metric set, etc. for the
documentation of section records and correspondence.
- Ensure that meeting notices are provided to members in a timely manner.
- Attend all SLC and regular member meetings.
- Record all SLC meetings. Maintain careful and authentic records of the proceedings of all business meetings of
the section. These are the legal records of the section
- At each meeting, read the minutes of the previous meeting for approval.
- Provide minutes of any meeting to members upon request.
- Have available, at any meeting, copies of past minutes, the section operating agreement (SOA), and parliamentary
reference (Robert's Rules of Order).
- Prepare agenda showing exact order of business to be conducted, including business carried over from any
- Update section policies and procedures from amendments captured in minutes; ensure that proper procedure is
followed in any amendment process. Ensure alignment of section policies with Society bylaws, policies and procedures, and the SOA. Maintain current copy of SOA as provided by ASQ
- Serve as primary correspondent for the section. Sign any documents representing official acts, orders or
proceedings along with the section chair. Direct printing and mailing of notices, ballots and other information provided to members.
- All officers are responsible for submitting and updating the section officer and committee lists with
- Uphold Society Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, and SOA.
- Must be a Full, Senior or Fellow ASQ member in good standing affiliated with the section.
- Preferably will have been a participant in section committee activities.
- Preferably will have strong writing and word-processing skills.
- Must be willing to provide an e-mail address to ASQ Headquarters for communications.
I am appealing to the
membership to consider joining the Section Leadership team for 2019 as our numbers are declining. We ran into this situation last year and four (4) volunteers stepped up and we were able to continue
to provide meetings and recertification units for the membership for 2018.
We have eighteen (18)
positions currently being held by twelve (12) volunteers. As you can see some of the SLT volunteers are holding more than one position.
Four (4) of our current
SLT members are not able to continue in their roles either due to their job travel requirements or retirements. That leaves us with eight (8) SLT members. We cannot operate the section with that
small a number of volunteers. Positions that may be vacant and need to be filled include:
- Programs Chair
- Arrangements Chair
- Education Chair
- Vice Chair
- Placement Chair
- Granite State Quality Council Representative
- Northeast Quality Council
These positions are either
currently vacant, expected to be vacant or is one of the multiple positions held by a SLT volunteer.
ASQ is in the midst of a
transformation so we are not clear on how the section will operate in 2019; however, what is clear is that without SLT volunteers there may not be a NH section in 2019.
NOW is the time for YOU to
step forward. Do you want an ASQ section in NH?
If you are interested
joining the SLT, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Carr, CMQ/OE, CQT
Chair, ASQ 0104
I want to start with some sensational news as we enter into our new calendar year. We have four (4) new Section Leaders: Michael Niedzwiecki is taking over as Programs Chair; John
Gagnon is our new Voice of the Customer (VOC) Chair; Thomas Defelice will be updating our newsletter / meeting announcements as the Newsletter Chair; and James Seitz will be exploring education
opportunities as the new Education Chair. Welcome all.
Our other Section Leaders are: Chris Carr (returning Section Chair and Nominations Chair); Paul Alling (returning Treasurer)’ Deb Burke (returning Secretary); Charlie Killam
(returning Membership Chair and Database Chair and new Internet Liaison Chair); Rick Cembalisty (returning Audit chair); Alan Choiniere (returning Placement Chair); Dan Manning (returning
Arrangements Chair); Jack Meager (returning Recertification Chair and new Granite State Quality Council Representative).
I would like to thank Terri Lemay, Brian Pineault, Chuck Offutt, Pam Slingsby, Kurt Stuke and Jill Powers for their outstanding contribution as Section Leaders.
We are continually looking for others to step up and help us run the section. We do not have a Vice Chair / PAR or a New England Quality Council Representative. Additionally, we
would like to have a true ‘Programs Committee’ to help Michael in finding meeting topics that our members would like to hear. Not only will you get to participate in the section's vision and help
guide it to success, you will receive recertification units as a section leader. The opportunity to earn these units come in handy every three years!
So … Volunteers are welcome.
March starts off with two exciting meetings. We will be learning more about ISO 17025 on March 7th at the Puritan in Manchester. This will be a presentation of the pros and cons
of 3rd party laboratory accreditations. The second March meeting will be joint meeting with the Granite State Quality Council and will be a tour of Velcro on March 29th. Caveat – the
section will be receiving a very small number of ‘slots’ for the tour, once the newsletter goes out, RSVP quickly – no early birds.
We are always looking for topics for future meetings. If anyone has a suggestion, or is willing to present / facilitate / arrange a tour of your facility – please let us
Chris Carr, CMQ/OE, CQT, PMP