Newsletter – May 2004

Member Appreciation Night

& Open Forum


DATE :  Tuesday, May 11,  2004


The Plainsman Restaurant


6:00 pm

Cash Bar, Networking, Registration


Highway 5


7:00 pm



Dundas, Ontario


8:00 pm

Open Forum Meeting

Note :  The Plainsman Restaurant on Hwy 5, 3 km west of Hwy 6 in Dundas, Ontario has been arranged as the permanent dinner and meeting location of ASQ Hamilton Section for the 2003 / 2004 session. There will be no charge to members for the dinner on this Member Appreciation Night.

After the dinner we shall briefly review the section’s past year’s activities, and then invite your ideas,  suggestions and opportunities for improvement for next year’s program.

During the meeting, we will also respond to members’ questions about the new ASQ Membership Model and fee structure which will take effect on July 1, 2004. All members should have received details of the new model by now from ASQ Headquarters.  Details are available for viewing at the following ASQ web page:  and also by selecting Membership Proposals from the side bar of Hamilton Section’s website at

If you plan to attend the dinner, please notify Bob Anderson at  905-575-2375  ext 3092 by noon on Friday, May 7, 2004.

Adam Kossowski

Chair, ASQ Hamilton Section

ASQ Hamilton Section 0400 News


Hamilton Section Officers for 2004 / 2006

At the March 10, 2004 membership meeting, a slate of candidates was presented for the positions of Chair-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer for 2004 / 2006.

Additional nominations for these positions were requested at the meeting, as well as earlier in the March Section Newsletter.

With no additional nominations received, and with the current Chair-Elect moving to the Chair position, the Section Officers for 2004 / 2006 will be:



Judi Mansfield-Jones




Olga Delvecchio




Robert Mok




Joseph Drozdz



ASQ Certification News

Congratulations to Constance Ellen March who was successful in the March 2004 ASQ certification exam for Certified Quality Technician.

For information on ASQ certification, and available certification refresher courses, click on the Certification link on the side bar of the Hamilton Section website at

ASQ Hamilton Section Awards for Academic Achievement

Every year ASQ Hamilton Section funds two awards of $500 each that are presented to students for academic achievement at Mohawk College.  The recipients this year are:

Roman Szymanski - 4th semester Industrial Engineering Technician

Richard Mantel - 5th semester Industrial Engineering Technology – Management

ASQ Annual Quality Congress – Toronto – May 24 – 26, 2004

ASQ’s Annual Quality Congress will be held this year in Toronto, and promises to be a great opportunity for learning and networking. For details, visit