Harvey Shaw, Dallas Frederick,Walter Mendus, Bill Casti, Roger Schaffer, Mark Jones, Roger Semplak, Bill Eastham (via conference call)
1. Mr. Shaw opened the meeting stating that the
October Meeting Minutes were not yet available due to the retirement
of Gail Symons from the U.S. Navy. The minutes will be available
when she returns from vacation.
2. Treasurer's Report: Mr. Semplak stated that
a check had been received from National for $10,000.00 (from membership
dues) bringing the total account value up to $25,750.72. Starting
Balance: $14,654.75; Expenditures: $1,877.31; Deposits $12,973.28.
3. Committee Reports:
a. Professional Liaison - (written) Mark Jones
& David Kae are working with a company on the Community
Quality Assurance Committee project. A well done to both of them.
b. Electronic Media - Mr. Casti spoke about the
homepage at Http://www.quality.org/qc - the number of hits for
the month are increasing and impressive.
c. Examining: Mr. Schaffer reported that 22 examinees
sat for the October exams - 19 CQMs, 2 CSQEs, and One CRE. There
were no examinees for the CMI or CQT exams.
d. Newsletter - Mr. Shaw asked each chair to submit
an article to the newsletter committee for each newsletter.
4. Mr. Shaw distributed Section 0511 letterhead
and business cards to those in attendance.
5. Renewals and Harvey's letters: Harvey wrote
and sent out over 12 letters to sustaining members whom renewed
their memberships. He received notification of renewals from
National - and has decided to write individual letters to each
renewal - so they may start participating in dinner meetings and
6. Unique/Section Brochure, 5-fold pamphlet (good
stuff): Harvey received a box of these pamphlets "What is
a Section". They will be available to all members - 200
were received for distribution.
7. Memo from Headquarters - A Research Fellow Grant
Program letter was received from National and was passed around
for Board members to read. It will be available for all concerned
if desired - see Mark Jones.
8. Harvey ordered 6 each of two tapes which are
available from National. The titles are: "ASQC Testimony:
National Commission on Restructuring the IRS" (one hour in
length); and, "Quality, The Future, And You" (55 minutes
in length). These tapes are for check-out by anyone who wants
to watch them or show them to their companies - contact Harvey
for further details.
9. Regional Director nominations are now open
for 1997 -7/1/97 - for a 2 year term. Section 0511 Executive
Board will be nominating Bill Casti as our choice. Other nominations
10. Strategic Plan: We will be working on the Strategic
Plan at our January 1997 meeting - all Board members are strongly
encouraged to attend - clear your schedule now and try to participate
in our Board and dinner meetings.
11. December Meeting - Mr. Shaw will be unable to
attend. Messrs. Frederick and Semplak will co-chair the meeting.
12. A Nominating Committee has been formed to nominate
1997-1998 Executive Board members. The nominations will be out
for vote by February 1997 and results of the new board will be
published by March.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m. Come and join the next Board - pizza will be the main course for meetings - until further notice.