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General Membership Meeting April 2019 - CANCELLED  

Hyatt Regency Bethesda

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Apr 24    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


ASQ Section 509 - General Membership Meeting

At the Hyatt Regency Bethesda
*Registration information coming soon*

ASQ Section 509 Presents:  A Multi-Media Quality Presentation for Steam Coffin Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier

John Laurence Busch

Presentation Overview:  Building the First "Steamship" in History, with Quality in Mind. 

Historian and author John Laurence Busch will attempt to re-calibrate your mind before showing why the proposition of making the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on a "steamship" was met with a mixture of skepticism and fear.  He also will show how Captain Moses Rogers answered that skepticism and fear, by employing the most fundamental principles of quality to create the world’s first ocean-crossing steam vessel.

Speaker Biography:

John Laurence Busch is an independent historian who focuses upon the interaction between humanity and technology, with a particular specialization in the first generation of steam-powered vessels.  He has devoted years of research to discovering the true story of Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah.

The result is his book, STEAM COFFIN, the most descriptive account of the saga of Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah ever written.  John’s careful weaving together of many disparate sources results in a narrative that recalls both the fabric and style used in storytellings of old.  It also shows just what Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah accomplished for posterity.

STEAM COFFIN has received positive reviews from over two dozen periodicals based in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

John has made over 400 presentations on Captain Rogers and the Savannah before a wide variety of audiences, stretching from Maine to Puerto Rico to California, and across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe.

For additional background, please visit www.steamcoffin.com.

Registration & Networking:  6:00 p.m.
General Announcements and Introductions: 6:45 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Presentation and Dessert: 7:30 p.m.
Adjourn: 9:00 p.m.

The cost is $25 for members and students or $35 for non-members.

Registration: Please register HERE or by contacting us at Programs@asq509.org

We look forward to seeing you!