The Hamilton Section of the American Society for
of Hamilton WaterworksTuesday,
October 21, 2008
Park in front of the Environmental Laboratory at 700 Woodward
located at the corner of Brampton and Woodward.
(See map below)
evening will start with a presentation by Shane McCauley, Superintendent of
for the Water & Wastewater Division of Public
Works. Shane is
on the lead implementation
Drinking Water Quality
Management System (DWQMS), and will give an overview of the system.
Having an effective Drinking Water Quality Management System ensures that
the City of Hamilton can operate its own water systems and the drinking
water quality is not just maintained but continually improved. The DWQMS is
also a driver of the larger, BCOS (Beyond Compliance Operating System) which
takes in our wastewater systems and provides due diligence for environmental
management of all Water and Wastewater Divisional activities, as well as
Health and Safety.
Strong adherence to regulatory deadlines is a requirement and compliance is
one way of measuring success. The determination of success of the
implementation of the DWQMS will be conducted via audits by third-party
auditors appointed by the Ministry of the Environment. Once approved, the
City will receive a license to manage its own facilities
We will be looking at how Hamilton is
approaching this new system,
as well as some of the challenges encountered in the process.
This 20-minute presentation will be followed by
a tour of Hamilton’s water treatment facilities at 700 Woodward Avenue.
Hard hats will be provided.
Sensible shoes are required - no open toed shoes or high heels.
The Section will be charging $20
per person for this tour.
Fees will be collected on the day of the tour, prior to the 7:00 pm
Please arrive a few minutes before 7:00 pm.
If you did not register already, please contact Judi Mansfield-Jones at
to register for this tour
us on October 21 to learn more about Hamilton's
Drinking Water Quality Management System,
and enjoy an evening networking with your quality
Location of 700 Woodward Avenue,
Call for Members to Volunteer for Sub-Committees
Hamilton executive is working on strategies to ensure that your section
continually improves the value offered to its membership. Currently, we have
identified a need for two sub-committees:
1. Website/Internet Sub-Committee
2. Awareness/Recruitment Sub-Committee
As with all
tasks, a team effort can bring forth unimagined success and innovation. We
encourage you, our valued members, to consider participating in one or both
of these two ASQ Hamilton sub-committees. To paraphrase
Roberto M. Saco, ASQ President: We all need to get involved in as many
“Really Big Q” conversations as possible. This is your opportunity to do
sub-committee will be required to first develop a project charter with a
scope and responsibilities for the project. Every attempt will be made to
meet through email communications and may require one meeting in
person. Time requirements for this phase are estimated at a few hours per
month spread out over several months.
phase would be to complete the project. Depending on the sub-committee, a
few members will be asked to market and/or conduct presentations. For your
efforts, each sub-committee member will receive 1.5 RU points per year.
information, please contact the section Chair Jeff Race:
Oct 8, 2008
Corrective Action - Larry Coudenys,
Coudenys Management Systems
Nov 12, 2008
CSA Initiatives - Richard Boyles
Nov 19, 2008
See November Newsletter
Jobs and Ads Web Page
Check out our Jobs & Ads web page - link on side bar - for employment opportunities in the quality field.
ASQ Hamilton members seeking employment or a career change can also have
their resumes posted in the Classified section of our Jobs and Ads web page.
There is no charge for this service to our members. Resumes (MS Word
preferred) should be sent to the Webmaster at
Web-based CQE Practice Exams
Hamilton ASQ section recently launched a complimentary web-based e-learning
solution for candidates
wishing to become ASQ-Certified Quality Engineers
For further details, click on the following link:
Certification Study Materials Available for Loan
The Hamilton Section Executive is pleased to
make Certification Examination preparation materials available to our
membership. Section members can sign-out these resources, free of
charge. Resources include study materials for: CQT, CQM, CQA, CQIA,
CRE, CMI, and CSQ. These are not the ASQ's latest versions of the
certification body of knowledge, but they will serve to give a good overview
of the material and help members determine the scope and focus of each
certification. (Members are encouraged to obtain the latest
versions prior to completing their studies in order to ensure that they are
To borrow these materials, please contact Jane Devries email@example.com.
The materials will be available for 3-month loans on a first come, first
served basis, and can be picked up at section meetings.
If you have materials that you would like to offer for the Section library,
please also contact Jane.
Call for Nominations
The Division Affairs Council is soliciting nominations from divisions for a nominee for the position of ASQ board of directors division representative. There are three positions to be filled.
Candidates for National Director representing divisions must meet the following requirements:
The candidate may NOT serve in another elected position in the Society during the term of office as National Director. Division officers are considered Society-elected positions.
If interested please contact Stan Sobota firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shall be a member of an ASQ division
- Shall be a Senior (or higher) grade member in good standing of the Society
- Shall have previously held a leadership position within a division or interest group
- Agree to comply with the roles and responsibilities defined for National Directors representing divisions in Position Guide PG-11.
ASQ Hamilton Section Newsletter is posted online about six times per year
to announce upcoming Section meetings, plant tours and other events of
interest to members.
will also be sent electronically only to those members who have agreed
to receive Section information by e-mail. The newsletter will no
longer be distributed by regular mail.
To ensure that you receive your copy, as well as
special announcements of ASQ events in between issues, check your ASQ
profile at www.asq.org. Log in and type the
word profile in the search box. Then select My Account: Update Your My ASQ Profile,
and verify that your correct e-mail address is included in your profile.
IF YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS,
PLEASE UPDATE IT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
WE CANNOT UPDATE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS AT THE LOCAL SECTION LEVEL.