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October General Meeting  

The Golden Bull Restaurant
7 Dalamar Street
Gaithersburg, Maryland  20877

Map to The Golden Bull Restaurant

Oct 18, 2007    6:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Washington DC and Maryland Metro
Proudly presents an exciting and informative evening for
Quality Professionals on the occasion of its


Our Special Speaker for the Evening

Mr. Richard A. Litts
President, Litts Quality Technologies, Inc. 

�Trends and Directions in Quality - 1945 till Now"

Thursday, October 18, 2007

At the
The Golden Bull Restaurant
Gaithersburg, MD

Please come and join us as we celebrate our Section�s 60th Birthday -  Network with quality professionals from diverse industries, exchange experiences, share ideas, voice your suggestions, share a good meal, may be win a prize and end it with a piece of Birthday Cake.

Birthday Special - cost is FREE for members and students or $20.00 for non-members, which will be rebated to you if you join the ASQ by November 30, 2007.

Please register using the link above or by contacting Mrs. Michele Withnell at (301) 461-2469 or .  Please note:  Meal preferences cannot be guaranteed if one is not registered by Tuesday, October 16, 6:00pm.

Important Notice: ASQ Section 509 is responsible for the meals for all �No shows� at The Golden Bull Restaurant.  Please help us control our losses by notifying our Arrangements Chair Mrs. Michele Withnell at to cancel your dinner prior to the event.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Topic Summary:
Overview of highlights and key events over the years that progressed "quality" as a priority.  Trends of ISO 9000, CMMI, Six Sigma, CMMI, ITIL & COBIT, Baldrige in National and Regional areas.  What to look for in the future and how ASQ is positioned to assist Quality Professionals meet the challenge.

Speaker Biography: Richard A. Litts
Richard A. Litts is the founder and president of Litts Quality Technologies, Inc.  Richard has a BSME from Lehigh University and an A.A.S. in Aircraft Design Technology from the Academy of Aeronautics.  He is an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Engineer and a Certified Quality Auditor.  He is a RABQSA Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor and an AS9100 Aerospace Experience Auditor. Richard is a Senior Member of the ASQ, a member of the Audit Division, the Aviation/Space and Defense Division, the Quality Management Division, the Biomedical Division and ASQ Region 5 Councilor of the Measurement Quality Division.
He was the 2001-2002 Chairman of the Philadelphia Section of ASQ and a Region 5 Deputy Regional Director 2002-2005. Richard is currently the 2007-2009 ASQ Region 5 Regional Director and serves on the ASQ Board of Directors.

For more information and directions to the restaurant, see the meeting announcement below.

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