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June Section 509 General Meeting  

The Golden Bull Restaurant
7 Dalamar Street
Gaithersburg, Maryland  20877

Map to The Golden Bull Restaurant

Jun 16, 2011    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

ASQ Section 509

Washington, DC and Maryland Metro


Eugene Kirsch

The International Team Excellence Award (ITEA) Program

Thursday, June 16, 2011
At the
The Golden Bull Restaurant
Gaithersburg, MD

Registration & Networking:  6:00 p.m.  . 

Dinner      7:00 p.m

General Announcements  8:00 p.m.

Program  8:15 p.m.

 Adjourn 9:15 p.m.

The cost is $25.00 for members and students or $35.00 for non-members.

Please register through our website at Registration 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, April 19, 6:00pm. You may attend the presentation without attending the dinner.

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!

Program Summary:

ASQ�s International Team Excellence Award program has been ongoing since 1985, and over 800 teams have competed. The primary reasons why teams participate in the International Team Excellence Award Process include:

         Showcase and gain recognition for their organization's continuous improvement process.

         Learn from other teams and benchmark their team's efforts.

         Promote employee recognition and motivate staff to embrace quality practices throughout the organization.

         See how their team measures up against the best of the best in quality processes from around the world

This presentation describes the program and its impact, gives insights into the criteria and the extent of its adoption, and shows how quality professionals can participate as a team member and as a judge.

Speaker Biography: 


Eugene Kirsch. A Senior Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. Gene is an ASQ Fellow. He is a Past Chair of Section 509, and is the current Chair, International Team Excellence Award Committee. He is also a Member of the Executive Committee for the Team and Workplace Excellence Forum.  Mr. Kirsch Is a long time member of the Section 509 Executive Board, and has held several positions.  He is an experience speaker, having presented at a number of conferences and has been a speaker at ASQ 509 meetings on several occasions. 

From Rt. 495. Go N. Rt. I-270 (in Maryland). Take Exit 11 off of I-270 East onto Route 124 (Montgomery Village Avenue). Make the first right at the intersection of Route#355 (Frederick Avenue). Go South on Frederick Avenue 0.5 miles. Make right turn onto Dalamar Street to #7 Dalamar Street.
From the intersection of Shady Grove Road and Frederick Avenue (Rt. 355) (in Maryland). Go North on Frederick Avenue about seven miles. Crossover overpass. Continue North to Dalamar Street, and then turn left onto #7 Dalamar Street. Ample parking is available at restaurant.