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As we closeout the 2017-2018 Program year, I'd like to thank all the members of our section Leadership team, as well as our new Regional Director Mike D' Onofrio for their support and contributions. We wouldn't have a Section if not for the work of these folks. I'd also like to thank those of you who participated in our programs, and my hopes are that you found them interesting and enjoyable. We'll resume our meetings as always in September. I wish you and your families an enjoyable and safe summer.

Ron DeRosa


Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Time: Networking at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm and Scholarship Awards Presentation at 7:30 pm.

Place: Blue Goose Restaurant, 326 Ferry Blvd (CT 130), Stratford, CT, 203-375-9130

Directions: From Stamford: Take I-95 to Exit 32 (W Broad St/Stratford.) Exit 32 turns slightly right and becomes W Broad St. After 0.2 miles turn left onto Main St. After 0.2 miles, turn right onto E Broadway. After 0.5 miles slight left onto Ferry Blvd. Restaurant will be on the right.

From New Haven: Take I-95 to Exit 34 (US-1/Milford.) Turn right onto US-1/Bridgeport Ave. Follow US-1 for 1.4 miles. Slight left onto Barnum Ave Cutoff. After 0.2 miles, slight left onto Barnum Ave (signs for CT-130 W.) Merge onto Ferry Blvd. Restaurant will be on the left.

Cost: $25.00 (NOTE: Anyone can attend the scholarship presentation only at no charge)

Reservations are requested via e-mail to Tony Pedro at Please make your reservations by Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Include your name, phone number and number of people attending.

Topic: Annual Scholarhip and Vounteer Appreciation Night


Its time again to wind-up our year with a presentation of our annual scholarship award to a deserving young person and to just chill out and reflect on the past year. A classic Blue Goose meal will complete the evening.

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Southern CT ASQ Scholarship is Alexander Azary. His father is Mr. Joseph Azary, Quality Manager at Z-Medica in Wallingford.

Alex has continued to excel in college. He is passionate about the medical field and is active athletically with several demonstrated service activities over the last few years. He is currently in the Pell Honors program at Salve Regina University, which is a highly selective and distinguished Honors program.

Come congratulate Alex and hear more about his achievements and future plans at the June 13th meeting.

Cynthia Scheetz

Scholarship Committee Chair


The ASQ Southern Connecticut Section 301 usually meets the second Wednesday of the month between September and June unless otherwise indicated below. Please note that meeting dates, speakers, topics and venues are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Please check the Meeting Notice on this web page or the appropriate newsletter for the latest meeting details.

Date: September 13, 2017
Place: Blue Goose (Stratford)
Topic: Public Access Bleeding Control and Quality Control for Hemostatic Dressings
Speaker: Robert Huebner

Date: October 11, 2017
Place: Connecticut Food Bank Facility (Wallingford)
Topic: Tour

Date: November 8, 2017
Meeting Cancelled

Date: December 13, 2017
Place: Blue Goose (Stratford)
Topic: Honoring Mike D'Onofrio, ASQ Region 3 Director Elect
Honoree: Mike D'Onofrio

Date: January 24, 2018
Place: Honeywell Fire Safety (Northford)
Topic: "8 Wastes" - A Lean Interactive Meeting
Speaker: Jim Timmons

Date: February 14, 2018
No Meeting Scheduled

Date: March 14, 2018
Meeting Cancelled

Date: April 25, 2018
Joint Meeting with New Haven Section(305)
Place: Honeywell Fire Safety (Northford)
Topic: Quality 4.0
Speaker: Dr. Joseph A. DeFeo

Date: May 23, 2018
Place: Unicorr Packaging Group (North Haven)
Topic: Tour
Speaker: Hap Perkins

Date: June 13, 2018
Place: Blue Goose (Stratford)
Topic: Scholarship Presentation, Volunteer Appreciation


ASQ recently launched myASQ, an online community of practice. Per a recent ASQ press release, my ASQ is "a centralized online community providing timely, relevant and customizable engagement for ASQ members and quality professionals around the globe.

myASQ will allow quality professionals to interact with like-minded individuals with whom they can network and discuss popular topics facing the greater quality community. Key features of the new platform include discussion boards, blogs, news and events listings.

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myASQ replaces ASQ's previous community platform, building on existing strengths such as communication, collaboration and social sharing while enhancing the ability to serve audience segments through personalization and the development of communities."

With the launch of myASQ, the Southern Connecticut Section 301 mini website will be retired on July 24, 2018.

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