American Society for Quality

Thames Valley Section 0308


Section 0308 Newsletter

    April 2010 Information Technology in Resort Casinos

    Professor Avy Wong

    Thursday � April 15, 2010


     Ed�s Kitchen and Creamery:
    o 884 Norwich New London Turnpike � Montville, CT.
    o RTE 395 both north and south bound, take the Mohegan Sun exit (79A) and then take the Montville exit (1) to RTE 32 and go south on RTE 32 past the jail and Ed�s is on the right.

     5:30 pm to 6:15 pm: Networking.
     6:15 pm: Pre-meeting clinic � TBA.
     6:30 pm: Dinner (price = $20; no shows will be billed) � Start with a Garden Salad and choose among the following:

    � Chicken Parmesan Dinner: breaded boneless chicken breast covered with melted mozzarella cheese, fresh cooked pasta with tomato and meat sauce, served with our famous garlic bread.
    � Cheese Ravioli & Meatball: 8 ricotta cheese stuffed large ravioli, fresh cooked with tomato and meat sauce, topped with a delicious 5oz meatball & served with our famous garlic bread.
    � Grilled Center-Cut Pork Chops: 3 5oz center-cut pork chops, seasoned and grilled with olive oil, served with baked potato and fresh carrots.
    � Baked Stuffed Sole: two tender white sole filets, stuffed with scallop and crab stuffing, baked in a fresh lemon sauce, served with baked potato and fresh carrots.
    � Desert: Grapenut Custard or Jell-O.

     7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Program (door prizes at conclusion of program).


     (Please reserve by 4/13/10 @ 3:00 PM)
     Keith Gagne at tel: 860-433-7254; e-mail:
     Ron McGuire at tel: 860-433-2432; e-mail:

    The 15 April 2010 Pre-Meeting Clinic was attended by: ______________________ Verified: ___________
    The 15 April 2010 Program was attended by: ______________________________ Verified: __________

    Executive Board meets on the LAST Tues. of each month at the Niantic Family Pizza Restaurant - all are encouraged to come and help lead our section! Program Initiatives for 2010/2011 are encouraged!

    Be sure to visit the NEW Thames Valley Section 308 website at:

    Volunteers Needed:

    o Program Committee Members:
     Responsibility for coordinating all aspects for one program per year.
     Computer access required.
     Time: About 8 hours for a one-time assignment.
    o QMP Committee Member:
     Computer access is helpful.
     Duties include the preparation of the Annual QMP Plan, tracking QMP Activities and reports to both ASQ and the Thames Valley (308) E-board.
     Time: About 1.5 hours per month.
    o NEQC Delegate:
     Attend quarterly NEQC meetings as requested by the NEQC Representative (to represent Section 308 � expenses reimbursed when not covered by your employer).
     Time: Up to 1 day per quarter.
    o CQM Chair:
     Coordinate section activities for Connecticut Quality Month.
     Time: April and October time periods.
    o Several other committee positions are also open���Just a few hours of help per month and we�ll be rewarded with a better section.
     Please contact James Williamson, Section Chairman at

    o The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut now has the capability to email each and every one of our members in order to notify them about our upcoming Chamber events. Isn�t that exciting? Now all you need to do to keep updated on chamber happenings is to check your email!
    o Have no fear because this mass distribution list will only be used by us to inform you of Chamber events. This list will not be accessible to anyone else but us. However, if you still wish to not receive these emails, just reply with a request to be removed and we will gladly do it.

    Senior Member Information:

    o See if you qualify as a Senior Member � you may be eligible for additional member benefits.
    Section 308 Newsletter �The Sound View�:

    o The March 2010 Edition is being created and will be distributed very soon.