ASQ Houston Section 1405 Members,

As I reflect on some to the fun we all may have had over the summer, I’m reminded of all the good movies I saw. So, what’s the yardstick that we use to measure what makes a “blockbuster” movie? That’s an interesting question. Is the quality of the movie judged by the critics, the amount of money it makes at the box office, or just purely how much people enjoyed it? This is a good reminder that quality is in the eye of the beholder…this is both what makes our jobs as quality professionals challenging and very interesting (there’s never a dull day…our customers constantly keep us on our toes). So, keep listening to the voice of the customer and never stop learning new quality tools/methods that can help you address your customers’ ever changing and evolving needs.

Just as a reminder, our section’s biggest need at this time continues to be that we need more volunteers to help do the work behind the scenes to bring you new and exciting events throughout the year. Did you know that if you volunteer with ASQ you can earn recertification units (RUs), establish lasting relationships with others in the quality field, and have fun? I implore you to make volunteering with ASQ Houston part of plan to build stronger relationships! If you are interested in volunteering any amount of time, large or small, please contact

Also, did you know that we are planning to host our 2nd annual ASQ Houston Regional Quality Conference? This event was so successful last year that we’ve decided to hold it again, and our conference committee is already hard at work starting to make plans for this event, which will be held Nov. 14th. Please visit for more information and/or to register. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Visit the conference website now to read the call for presentations. Please share this with those you know who may be interested in speaking at the conference!

Please note, our next professional development dinner meeting will be held on Thurs., Oct. 16th. Ms. Kim Glover and Ms. Tamara Viles will be speaking about “Creating a Culture of Quality and Knowledge Sharing,” and we will have an excellent pre-dinner speaker from prior to the dinner meeting. Please see for more information and to register.

ASQ Houston has a lot to offer our members in Oct. 2014, and I look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming meeting!


Jamison V. Kovach (Jami)
Chair, ASQ Houston Section 1405