May Dinner Meeting



The Annual May Dinner took place at Abel’s North  on May 13th 2015.  There were about 30 people present, including members & non-members. The food  and networking were great.



Member Leader Excellence Award Norma Antunano

Todd Minnick, current PAR chair,  described the backgrounds and achievements of the two winners of the Member Leader Excellence Awards. He also described the process for selecting the winners.

The winners were Mike Harkins and Norma Antunano, both long time supportive members of the section.



Francisco J. Russi, current Treasurer,  announced the schedule for certification classes.  Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt CSSBB, and Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence CMO/OE are scheduled for the summer, starting July 7th.  Fall classes include Six Sigma Green Belt & Certified Quality Engineer starting September 5th.   The schedule and links to Austin Community College (ACC) can be found on the Certification Class Schedule page:

Eva Esparza, Nominations Chair,  called for nominations for Chair, Treasurer and Secretary,  ASQ Austin Section 2016-2017 elected positions. Nominations  are scheduled for the September meeting to give training time for new officers before the start of the term on January 1, 2016.  Members interested in any position can contact Eva at

Events calendar will be a bit quiet until Sept 9th when Yolanda Conyers, Vice President of Global HR Operations and Chief Diversity Officer at Lenovo, co-author of Lenova Way, will speak at the Crown Plaza location.  There will a factory tour  of Flextronics in November 11, 2015

We are looking forward to September when we can get together again.

By Richard Fawkes, CQE