AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR QUALITY

                                                NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING

DATE : Oct 11, 2001

PLACE : The Plainsman Restaurant                        TIME:  6:00 PM - Cocktails
Highway 5                                                                                 7:00 PM - Dinner
Dundas, Ontario                                                                       8:00 PM - Presentation

Note : The Plainsman Restaurant on Hwy5, 2 miles West of Highway 6 in Dundas, Ontario has been arranged as the permanent dinner meeting location of the Sec 0400 for the 2001 / 2002 session. Charge for the dinner and the presentation is currently $20.00, with a cash bar.

The annual activity Flyer is sent with this mailing. You may also visit our website at to get at this information at all times. We are currently working at a user-maintained E-Mail program on our website as well and details will be forthcoming soon.

Our Assistant to Secretary - (Victor Dobrin) passed away this summer unexpectedly. His enthusiasm, diligence, and contributions to this section will be remembered and cherished. There are some activities planned for his remembrance and these will be announced later.

The October membership meeting will present Fred Volf (General Manager, Quality from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. in Cambridge, Ont.). Fred will be speaking on "Opportunity In Crisis".

The Japanese word for "Crisis" is written using the Chinese characters for "danger" and "opportunity". This reflects the true nature of a crisis, which is both a potential danger and an opportunity for growth. The Toyota Production System, which is the foundation for Toyota's renowned quality, makes it possible to take advantage of a crisis situation to improve quality, productivity and teamwork.

Fred Volf joined Toyota as a Facility Engineer in 1987, becoming general manager in 1998 and has been general manager of quality since 2000. Prior to joining Toyota, Mr. Volf worked at TRW Electronics in Brantford, and at Dofasco in Hamilton, Ontario.

Please notify one of the following executive members of your attendance by 12:00 PM on Friday, Oct 5, 2001.

Bob Anderson (905) 575-2375 ext 3092

Hank Verspagen (905) 575-2375 ext 3091


Bob Mok, CQA., CQE ( For those who would like this in E-Mail in future, please write

Section Secretary, Sec 0400 to me at

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