August, our hottest month, is here and I sure am feeling it. This year it’s not just the sun, but our Conference team is also ‘bringing the heat’ on the planning activities for the upcoming 2016 Houston Regional Conference. “QUALITY MAKES $EN$E” is the conference theme and the scheduled date is Friday, October 28th. We have renewed our focus on serving our community by offering a variety of volunteer events. Derica and her teams have been very busy this summer with participating in 3 community outreach events. Application forms have been published for the upcoming refresher classes. The refresher classes are being offered for CQA, CQE and SSGB exams that are scheduled for Dec 1st – 17th testing window.