Welcome to the Washington, DC and Maryland Metro Section's website

Section Members, website log-in is now ready!

The ASQ 509 website is ready for section members to log-in.  The log-in instructions are as follows:

If login is not successful, contact the webmaster ().   If login is successful, you will see your “My Profile” page with five or six tabs.  You may also see the ASQ Newsfeed and links.  You will see the newsfeed/links on the “My Profile” page each time you log in.  Select the Login/Contact Information Tab to change your Username or password.  Password must be at least 7 characters.  Click here for detailed member login instructions and features.

Call For Officer Nominations

The Executive Board always invites your participation in your Section. In particular, it is that time again to nominate members for Section officer positions. The Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for Chair-Elect, and Secretary.
In addition, there are committee chair positions, as well assistant chairs. The areas are: Publicity, Webmaster, International, Auditing Special Interest Group (SIG), and Testing SIG.
If you have personal interest in being on of the open  positions, or would want to nominate someone, please email your interest or your nomination to the Nominating Chair at

Meet the Section Officers for 2007 – 2008 Year

To learn more about our new officers, read their biographies here.

Section 509 offers Exam Certification Refresher Courses

The Washington DC and Maryland Metro Section is now offering refresher courses for some of the ASQ certification examinations.  See the Certification and Training Page for the offered courses as well as other training resources.

Volunteers Needed

The Executive Committee is calling for volunteers to serve their section.  We are specifically looking for someone to fill the role of Nominations Chair.  If you are interested, please contact Herb Richardson ().

Upcoming Events

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Refresher Course
Four consecutive Saturdays - May 3, 10, 17, and 24.
Event Details  ·  May 3, 2008

May ISO 9000 UG Meeting
May 14, 2008 - "Understanding and Implementing ISO-20000-1:2005" Presented by John Garten and Dennis Strother.
Event Details  ·  May 14, 2008

May General Meeting
May 15, 2008 - “Best Practices in Service Management can help you drive Quality” Presented by Mr. Kirk Holmes, President, Holmes and Associates, Inc.
Event Details  ·  May 15, 2008

MPEA - Performance Excellence Users Group
May 20, 2008 - MPEA Performance Excellence Users Group
Event Details  ·  May 20, 2008

May Software SIG Meeting
"SQA Sojourn - Lessons Learned from 6 Appraisals" presented by Lenny Eng (presentation originates in Eatontown.)
Event Details  ·  May 27, 2008


News Feeds

Misleading Drug Ads a Bitter Pill for Lawmakers to Swallow
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  May 12, 2008_  right

Different Approach to Class Scheduling Opens Doors for Students
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  May 12, 2008_  right

Raytheon Chemicals Find Way into Irrigation Wells
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  May 12, 2008_  right

When It Comes to Protection, EPA Is MIA
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  May 12, 2008_  right


"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." - Henry Ford

ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
P.O. Box 8253   ·  Gaithersburg, MD  20898
  ·  [email protected]
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