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January 24 2017 – General Membership Meeting 

Location: Cummins Turbo Technologies, 9051 Palmetto Commerce Parkway, Ladson SC 29456
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Topic: Layered Process Audits
Speaker: Rich Budzinski, BQS, LLC

RSVP by Monday, January 23rd: EventBrite or email ASQCharleston1122@gmail.com.

rich-budzinskiRich is the President of BQS, LLC, an organization helping companies improve performance by use of key quality concepts; Structured Problem Solving, Hoshin Planning / Goal Deployment Process, Quality Management Systems Implementation / Auditing, Visual Work Instructions, and Control Plans.  Rich was named as Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2016.

Rich has worked in a variety of manufacturing settings; Military Electronics (printed circuit boards, assembly, test), Locomotive and Mining Products (stamping, heat treat, machining, assembly), Aerospace (precision machining), Nuclear (foundry, machining, fabrication), and finally in Oil & Gas manufacturing.  His job assignments included Lean Coordinator, Quality Manager, Director of Quality / Lean Manufacturing and as a Director of Quality and Operational Excellence for several large corporations where he was responsible for Quality Systems with an emphasis on Six Sigma and Lean improvements.  His last assignment prior to going into business for himself was at GE Power & Water, Waukesha Gas Engines where he served as the Director of Quality and Operational Excellence / Technical Regulations & Standards.

Rich has a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership & Quality from Marian University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Systems from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

When you arrive at Cummins, you will sign in at the front desk and a greeter will escort you to the meeting room.  Pizza & soft drinks will be served at no charge. Bring friends or colleagues and introduce them to the world of ASQ Charleston!

RSVP by emailing ASQCharleston1122@gmail.com, or registering at EventBrite.


CEJC Night at the Stingrays

 
Date: 
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Game Time: 7:05pm
Location: North Charleston Coliseum
Purchase Tickets Here!

Join the Charleston Engineers Joint Council for a night out with the South Carolina Stingrays. The Stingrays will take on the Florida Everblades starting at 7:05pm. All tickets purchased will help raise money for the CEJC scholarship fund that provides local high school senior with scholarship money to attend in state schools. The first 1,500 fans (14 and under) will receive a Youth Hockey Jersey giveaway courtesy of iHeartMedia and McDonald’s, so don’t be late! To continue the fun, after the game the Stingrays will be auctioning off their specialty worn jerseys, with proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House. We can’t wait to see you all there!

Tickets will be available for pick-up at Will Call starting at7:05pm on January 28th.


Service Project: Lowcountry Food Bank

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Lowcountry Food Bank
2864 Azalea Dr Charleston SC 29405
RSVP by January 30th on EventBrite or email ASQCharleston1122@gmail.com

On Saturday, February 4th, ASQ Charleston is hosting a volunteer event at the Lowcountry Food Bank.  We will receive instructions on specific help needed when we arrive, but all work will serve to support their mission, vision, and guiding principles.  It will be a great way to spend a Saturday morning, and guests are welcome.

Please RSVP on EventBrite or email ASQCharleston1122@gmail.com by January 30th so that we may give an accurate headcount to the Lowcountry Food Bank.

Please note that children age 13 and above are welcome with a parent, and closed-toe shoes must be worn.


CEJC Annual Engineer’s Week Banquet

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Charleston Engineers Joint Council Annual Engineer’s Week Banquet
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2106
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: The Citadel – Mark Clark Hall, Buyer Auditorium, 2nd Flr Avenue of Remembrance Charleston, SC

 

A longtime partner of ASQ Charleston, CEJC, hopes you and your colleagues will consider joining the banquet this year to celebrate Engineer’s Week and the accomplishments of the local engineering & technical community. The award for Engineer of the Year award will also be presented at this time.  All are welcome!

Attendees will enjoy a buffet dinner with open bar (beer & wine), the Lee H. Clippard Jr. Memorial Scholarship presentation, an awards ceremony, and a rousing keynote speaker from our local Mercedes-Benz Vans Manufacturing facility.

Agenda:
5:30 Networking/Bar Opens
6:00 Opening Remarks/Posting of Colors
6:15 Buffet Line Opens
6:30 Awards & Recognitions
7:15 Keynote Speaker

Cost:
$40 for professionals/adults thru Feb 5th*
$45 for professionals/adults after Feb 5th*
$25 for full time students

*ASQ Charleston will contribute $20 towards the cost of attending the banquet for each ASQ Member who purchases a ticket to attend.

To reserve your seat please visit CECJ’s Banquet webpage: http://www.charlestonejc.org/eweek-banquet/


Sign Up to be a Girl Day Role Model
Saturday February 23 2017

Girl Day is a worldwide campaign to introduce girls to the fascinating world of engineering. Thousands of people–engineers, teachers and others–act as Role Models and educate girls about how engineers change our world. This simple act has turned many girls on to engineering & technology careers.

Visit the Girl Day website for more information about the event, and how to sign-up as a volunteer!


February 28 2017 – General Membership Meeting 
Location: TBD
Time: 5:30-7:30pm


March 28 2017 – General Membership Meeting 
Location: TBD
Time: 5:30-7:30pm


April 25 2017 – General Membership Meeting 
Location: TBD
Time: 5:30-7:30pm


Service Project: Lowcountry Food Bank

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Lowcountry Food Bank
2864 Azalea Dr Charleston SC 29405
RSVP by May 1st to ASQCharleston1122@gmail.com

On Saturday, May 6th, ASQ Charleston is hosting a volunteer event at the Lowcountry Food Bank.  We will receive instructions on specific help needed when we arrive, but all work will serve to support their mission, vision, and guiding principles.  It will be a great way to spend a Saturday morning, and guests are welcome.

Please RSVP to ASQCharleston1122@gmail.com by May 1st so that we may give an accurate headcount to the Lowcountry Food Bank.

Please note that children age 13 and above are welcome with a parent, and closed-toe shoes must be worn.


May 23 2017 – General Membership Meeting 
Location: TBD
Time: 5:30-7:30pm


Service Project: Lowcountry Food Bank

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Lowcountry Food Bank
2864 Azalea Dr Charleston SC 29405
RSVP by July 31st to ASQCharleston1122@gmail.com

On Saturday, August 5th, ASQ Charleston is hosting a volunteer event at the Lowcountry Food Bank.  We will receive instructions on specific help needed when we arrive, but all work will serve to support their mission, vision, and guiding principles.  It will be a great way to spend a Saturday morning, and guests are welcome.

Please RSVP to ASQCharleston1122@gmail.com by July 31st so that we may give an accurate headcount to the Lowcountry Food Bank.

Please note that children age 13 and above are welcome with a parent, and closed-toe shoes must be worn.


September 26 2017 – General Membership Meeting 
Location: TBD
Time: 5:30-7:30pm


October 24 2017 – General Membership Meeting 
Location: TBD
Time: 5:30-7:30pm


Service Project: Lowcountry Food Bank

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Lowcountry Food Bank
2864 Azalea Dr Charleston SC 29405
RSVP by October 30th to ASQCharleston1122@gmail.com

On Saturday, November 4th, ASQ Charleston is hosting a volunteer event at the Lowcountry Food Bank.  We will receive instructions on specific help needed when we arrive, but all work will serve to support their mission, vision, and guiding principles.  It will be a great way to spend a Saturday morning, and guests are welcome.

Please RSVP to ASQCharleston1122@gmail.com by October 30th so that we may give an accurate headcount to the Lowcountry Food Bank.

Please note that children age 13 and above are welcome with a parent, and closed-toe shoes must be worn.


November 14 2017 – General Membership Meeting 
Location: TBD
Time: 5:30-7:30pm


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