ASQ Section 1304 Receives Bronze Award for 2016

The Performance Awards & Recognition (PAR) committee has announced that St. Louis section 1304 has received the 2016 Bronze award. This level was achieved by meeting the good standing requirements as well as meeting or exceeding the Retention & Growth metrics.

As recognition of the team’s achievement, the leadership team is invited to attend the Member Leader Events prior to the 2017 World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Charlotte, NC. The Member Leader Events will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 8AM – 8PM and consist of the Ideas to Action Gathering (ITAG), Concurrent Training Sessions and the Member Leader Dinner.

ASQ PAR-Performance

PAR is the model member units follow when planning, funding and executing actions designed to drive higher-levels of member engagement. This evolves from a renewed focus on member retention & growth, member value creation, and member leader engagement.

Performance assesses how effectively member units are developing member leaders, funding activities, and providing enhanced value to members. The resulting increase in overall member value received will result in improved retention and growth.

The leadership committee shares responsibility for planning, executing, monitoring, and improving performance based on PAR criteria.


2016-par-award-listing

 

Section 1304 Leadership Committee 2017

2017 Leadership Committee St. Louis Section 1304

Name Position Email
Mark Lynch Section Chair chair@asqstl.org
Vicki Mercer Vice Chair vice-chair@asqstl.org
Kyle Jeffers Treasurer treasurer@asqstl.org
Katie Castree Secretary secretary@asqstl.org
Ed Vallorani  Past Chair past-chair@asqstl.org
Katrina Gowins Audit Chair audit@asqstl.org
Sandra Mohr Membership Chair membership@asqstl.org
Tony Indihar Nominating Chair nominating@asqstl.org
John O’Reilly Program Chair program@asqstl.org
Tony Indihar Arrangements Chair arrangements@asqstl.org
Thomas Miller Community Outreach Chair community@asqstl.org
Vicki Mercer Recertification Chair recertification@asqstl.org
David Maack Education Chair education@asqstl.org
Chris Anderson Website Chair webmaster@asqstl.org
Donald Chimanda Voice of the Customer Chair voc@asqstl.org
Jim Ebone Placement Chair placement@asqstl.org
[ Open ] Mentorship Chair mentorship@asqstl.org
Bryan Signaigo Social Media Chair socialmedia@asqstl.org
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Section 1304 Leadership Committee 2016

2016 Leadership Committee St. Louis Section 1304

Name Position Email
Ed Vallorani Section Chair chair@asqstl.org
Mark Lynch Vice Chair vice-chair@asqstl.org
Cindy Duhigg Treasurer treasurer@asqstl.org
Katarina Gowins Secretary secretary@asqstl.org
Denise Arthur Past Chair past-chair@asqstl.org
Randy Thompson Audit Chair audit@asqstl.org
Sandra Mohr Membership Chair membership@asqstl.org
Tony Indihar Nominating Chair nominating@asqstl.org
John O’Reilly Program Chair program@asqstl.org
Tony Indihar Arrangements Chair arrangements@asqstl.org
Kyle Jeffers Certification Chair certification@asqstl.org
Vicki Mercer Recertification Chair recertification@asqstl.org
Thomas Miller Education Chair education@asqstl.org
Chris Anderson Website Chair webmaster@asqstl.org
Steve Flick Voice of the Customer Chair voc@asqstl.org
Jim Ebone Placement Chair placement@asqstl.org
Denise Arthur Mentorship Chair mentorship@asqstl.org
Bryan Signaigo Social Media Chair socialmedia@asqstl.org

 

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ASQ St. Louis Supports the St. Louis YMCA Book Fair

St. Louis YMCA Book Fair

Do you love books? If you do, you can have fun and help your St. Louis Section of ASQ support the YMCA’s annual book fair. Each year, hundreds of thousands of books are donated to the Y. This allows the Y to offer a large selection of new and quality used books at reasonable prices. Our goal is donate 100 hours to the Book Fair effort in the name of ASQ St. Louis.

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Mentorship Program Interest and Participation Survey

Mentor Survey

Have you ever…

  • thought about being a quality mentor?
  • thought you might like to be mentored by someone more experienced?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, read on!

ASQ St. Louis is developing a mentorship program and would like your help.  Please take a few minutes and complete this brief Mentoring Survey.  The purpose of this survey is to help the ASQ St. Louis Mentorship Committee to gauge interest in a mentorship program. It consists of 8 questions and should take no more than 3 minutes.

Take the Mentoring Survey Now.

Again, thank for your participation in this study, and we would like to remind you that your participation is voluntary

Section 1304 Leadership Committee 2015 – 2016

 

Name Position Email
Ed Vallorani Section Chair chair@asqstl.org
Denise Arthur Past Chair past-chair@asqstl.org
Cindy Duhigg Treasurer treasurer@asqstl.org
Katarina Gowins Secretary secretary@asqstl.org
Randy Thompson Audit Chair audit@asqstl.org
Mark Lynch Membership Chair membership@asqstl.org
Tony Indihar Nominating Chair nominating@asqstl.org
John O’Reilly Program Chair program@asqstl.org
Tony Indihar Arrangements Chair arrangements@asqstl.org
Kyle Jeffers Certification Chair certification@asqstl.org
Kunita Gear Recertification Chair recertification@asqstl.org
Thomas Miller Education Chair education@asqstl.org
Chris Anderson Website Chair webmaster@asqstl.org
Steve Flick Voice of the Customer Chair voc@asqstl.org
Jim Ebone Placement Chair placement@asqstl.org
Nick Beary Mentorship Chair mentorship@asqstl.org
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Section Maintenance

Are you curious about how our section runs? Take a look at the Section Maintenance Policy. This is one of the governing documents published by the society to ensure sections fulfill their obligations to members.

 

Section Maintenance

Section 1304 Leadership Committee 2013 – 2014

 

Name Position Email
Chris Anderson Program Chair program@asqstl.org
Cindy DuHigg Secretary secretary@asqstl.org
Denise Arthur Section Chair chair@asqstl.org
Don Cooley Certification Chair certification@asqstl.org
Ed Vallorani Voice of the Customer Chair voc@asqstl.org
Eddie Davis Education Chair education@asqstl.org
Ian Meggarrey Newsletter Editor newsletter@asqstl.org
Jim Ebone Placement Chair placement@asqstl.org
John O’Reilly Examining Chair examining@asqstl.org
Katarina Gowins Treasurer treasurer@asqstl.org
Kunita Gear Recertification Chair recertification@asqstl.org
Pam Hustedde Membership Chair membership@asqstl.org
Randy Thompson Audit Chair audit@asqstl.org
Tony Indihar Nominating Chair nominating@asqstl.org
Tony Indihar Arrangements Chair arrangements@asqstl.org

Everyone on the Leadership team is here to serve our members.  Please feel free to contact anyone of us.

Your Leadership Committee

LC Meeting Minutes April 9, 2013

ASQ SECTION 1304- Saint Louis

Minutes of April 9, 2013 LC Meeting

Location– Yacovellis– 407 Dunn Rd, Florissant, MO 63031

Call to order: The meeting was called to order at 6:18 pm.

Participants: Officers and LC members: Rod Toro, Gail Keefe, Denise Arthur, Katarina Gowan, Tony Indehar, Randy Thompson, Kunita Gear, Jim Ebone. Kim Rochetti, Mark LeClair,

A quorum was present.

Business:

Approval of the Minutes: The March 12, 2013 LC meeting minutes were reviewed an approved.

HQ News: N/A

Officers’ Reports:

QMP Goals: (Denise Arthur – Vice-Chair): Denise presented QMP results. Attendance at previous membership meeting was 76 (YTD836). Still need a half day workshop (to be remedied in June).

Treasurer Report – Qtrly, Monthly status (Katarina G-Treasurer):

February statement total: $ 64,831 (checking and MM balance) as of 4/9/13.

MM Balance: $57,501

Checking Balance: $7,331.47

Pending requests: $172 Quality Council of Indiana (CQA instructor)

$24.15 wal-mart supplies for Treasurer (binder, labels,)

$1858.90 Dave & Busters

2 @ $ 399 refund for cancelled CSSGB class

Previous minutes’s action items unresolved (Gail K- Secretary):

No Report

Board Reports:

Education Jesse will be resigning in July but has indicated he will assist with the transition. We will be needing a new Education Chair.

Status of classes –

CSSGB class was cancelled. We only had 2 people sign up despite the numerous solicitations.

CQE, we are currently having the class, there are only 3 people in the class.

CQA class is scheduled to begin on Thursday, (a big THANK YOU to Cynthia Duhigg, aka Cindy) who volunteered to teach the course at the last hour for us. We have 4 people signed up for the class

CQIA, it looks like this class will be cancelled due to lack of interest.

Certification No Report.

Recertifications – Kunita G.- Nothing new to report. Things OK.

Membership – No report.

Arrangements

The April membership meeting will be held at Yacavelli’s on April 16th.

The May membership meeting will be at the Engineer’s Club on May 21. Pre-Dinner: SEED Presentation and Dancing Exhibition; Key Speaker: Leah C. Lorendo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

There will be a workshop tentatively set for June 8, Kim Rochetti will give a workshop on how to convert into the Health Care Industry.

News letter – No report.

Social Networking– No report.

Standing Committee Reports:

None

Special Orders (special topics that the chair wants to bring up): Rod indicated that he would send out an email blast that our Chapter Website is up and running. Mark L will be adding Job postings to our website so any one who has job postings should forward to Mark.

Unfinished Business:

ASQ conference: Rod gave an update on the travel arrangements.

Motion: Katarina made a motion that the room and board be paid for those leadership committee members who are attending the conference. The motion carried.

Workshops: Kim Rochetti will do a workshop on June 8th on Converting to the Healthcare Industry.

New Business:

In the next few LC meetings we will be transitioning to the new officers. The June LC meeting (June 11) will be training for the new officers.

Tableau, a software by Data Visualization, was discussed for possible use in managing membership data. It will be discussed further in September.

The May membership meeting will be held May 21 at the Engineer’s Club.

Other: N/A

Announcements: Next LC meeting will be 2nd Tues of month May 14 , location Yacovellis.

Adjournment:

Motion: A motion to adjourn was made by Jim E. The motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm.

LC Meeting Minutes March 12, 2013

ASQ SECTION 1304- Saint Louis

Minutes of March 12, 2013 LC Meeting

Location—Yacovelli’s– 407 Dunn Rd, Florissant, MO 63031

Call to order: The meeting was called to order at 6 pm.

Participants: Officers and LC members: Rod Toro, Gail Keefe, Denise Arthur, Katarina Gowan, John O’Reilly, Jesse Stevenson, Eric Schellenberg, Tony Indehar, Randy Thompson, Kunita Gear, Steve Mundwiller, Jim Ebone.

Guests: Marc Leclair

A quorum was present.

Business:

Approval of the Minutes: The February 12, 2013 LC meeting minutes were reviewed.

Motion: Tony made a motion to approve the minutes. Jim seconded the motion. The motion carried and the minutes were approved.

HQ News: Rod T reported that the price for students to attend the ASQ conference is $195 per person which will impact their ability to attend.

Officers’ Reports:

QMP Goals: (Denise Arthur – Vice-Chair): Denise presented QMP results. Meeting attendance and Total membership are above target. We still need a workshop or factory tour before the end of June.

Metric

2012/2013 Goal

Ave/Total

12-Sep

12-Oct

12-Nov

12-Dec

13-Jan

13-Feb

13-Mar

Member Certification

75 New Certifications

67

 

24

 

43

     

Meeting Attendance

60 Attendees

84

110

59

N/A

57

110

111

 

Total Membership Section 1304

750 Members

818

809

808

807

806

818

842

838

Exam Pass Rate

80% Students Pass

83%

 

100%

 

Approx 67%

     

New Member Retention Rate

80% Renew in 2013

46%

25%

39%

75%

57%

60%

58%

 

Half-Day Workshop/Factory tours

3 Offerings

2

1

 

1

       

Submit Minimum Requirement Goals on time

100% Required Documents

100%

 

100%

     

100%

 

Activities posted for sign up on website

90% average of all Activities posted for members to sign up

40%

0%

0%

100%

100%

50%

100%

100%

Treasurer Report – Qtrly, Monthly status (Katarina G-Treasurer):

February statement total: $69, 119.89 (checking and MM balance) as of 3/12/13. There are 2 pending check requests and 2 outstanding checks.

MM Balance: $62,494.80

Checking Balance: $6,625.09

Previous minutes’ action items unresolved (Gail K- Secretary):

Action: Rod has begun conducting a 3 part workshop on Tools for Continuous Improvement and Effective Planning” at our ASQ membership meetings which will total a half day workshop when complete. Can that count toward the half day workshop goal on our QMP goals?

Status: Denise said that it wouldn’t count toward the goal because it is part of the membership meeting so that it is already accounted for, so we just need another workshop or factory tour. See notes below about Anheuser Busch tour below.

Action: Eric will provide the percentages on exam Pass rate.

Status: TBD

Action: Implement form to be used by instructors which give detailed dates and hours of their course.

Status: Jesse reported that this is done.

Board Reports:

Nominating CommitteeTony led a discussion concerning nominations for next year officers. No new people have been added to the slate of nominees. There was also a discussion about who will serve as officer during the period from July 1 through Dec 31, 2013.

Motion Gail made a motion which was seconded by Tony that those who will be the newly elected officers in April (serving from Jan –Dec 2014) will also serve in the interim period from July1 2013 through Dec 2013. The motion carried.

Education Jesse reported that the Green Belt, CQE, and CQIA classes are ready (i.e. instructors and locations identified). We still need CQA instructor for class.

Certification Eric reported that for March exams 31 people were signed up, and there were 4 no shows, He also got the proctors he needed for the exam.

Recertifications – Kunita G.- Nothing new to report.

Membership – John proposed having a free meeting in both March and April for those who certified this past year.

Arrangements – Tony reported on arrangements. The March membership meeting will be at Dave and Busters next week. So far 70 have signed up. Fred Miller will have a presentation and the awards will be given. The location for the April meeting was discussed. Tony will check on price for Botanical Garden. If it is too expensive or not available, the April meeting will be held at Yacovelli’s.

News letter – No report.

Social Networking– No report.

Standing Committee Reports:

None

Special Orders (special topics that the chair wants to bring up): N/A

Unfinished Business:

Historian: Steve M reported on Historical records. He proposed that if former chairs or committee members would send records of relevant documents in their time, it would help fill out records. He would like to set up a table of pivotal people or events.

ASQ conference: Rod has booked a van for May 4th for the leadership conference that can hold 7 people. He wants 6 other people to sign up at ASQ website.

He has also reserved a bus for May 6, 7, 8 for the ASQ conference. So far no one signed up. The deadline for signing up is April 5. He needs 15 people to sign up.

Workshops: We need one more half day workshop or factory Tour by June 30.

Action: Cindy will contact Anheuser Busch factory tour in June.

New Business:

The next membership meeting will be held at Dave and Busters on March 19.

Scholarship winners: 15 people turned in applications. 2 had parents who are not current members. 3 winners were selected by random drawing. (Alexander Samuels, Christopher Hyland, Alex Giovani).

Other: N/A

Announcements: Next LC meeting will be 2nd Tues of month April 9, location Yacovelli’s.

Adjournment:

Motion: A motion to adjourn was made by Gail and seconded by Jim. The motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 7:48 pm.

 

Gail Keefe, Secretary Rod Toro, Chair

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