A VERY busy Sunday
The morning started at 7:00am with the membership committee meeting. While much of the rest of the group went to the SAC or DAC meeting, since I am not on either, I decided to head back to my room for a nap. Finally awake, I headed back out to attend the fellows lunch (as a guest, not a fellow), followed by my mad dash to the meetings.
Over the next several hours I visited the Electronics and Communication Division, Energy and Environment Division, the Customer-Supplier Division, and the Society Examing Committee. It was quite a whirlwind, and it was nice to at least briefly have a view of the planning going on in the divisions. Having done business planning for my local section, I know that it is a challenging process.
Finally, I reached my last meeting of the afternoon, the Women in Quality Network Advisory Committee meeting. There are many things that we would like to accomplish over the next year. I am looking forward to seeing how things develop. We had a visitor with us from the Anita Borg Institute, Deanna Kosaraju. We are working with Deanna to get a proposal for bringing one of their programs to ASQ in 2009. She also contributed a lot to the meeting based on her experience at a non-profit supporting women.
The evening kicked off with the Annual Meeting, followed by the opening reception in the exhibit hall. It was a great way to get around the exhibit hall and check out the vendors as well as network and see old friends.
Finally, after spending some time at the certification board reception and seeing Elizabeth Burns pass the leadership torch to Daniella Piccioti, I made it an early night, to be ready to face another busy day on Monday.