October Newsletter article
My favorite ghoul and goblin holiday is this month. Happy Halloween to all!
Call for Volunteers
Michelle Labash has done an excellent job in her role as Youth Outreach Chair and is moving on.
Mark Johnson has done an excellent job in his role as Membership Chair and is moving on. Note: the Membership Chair position is one of the required positions by ASQ HQ to be a section of good standing.
You are the CEO of your own life, and you have the ability to chart your own path. Great leaders build positive influence, develop broad networks, and have constant access to new ideas. If you are interested in leadership, ASQ PGH is an excellent forum to try out skills and bold ideas that you may be reluctant to showcase at your place of employment.
The final event for 2014 will be held on Saturday, October 18th rain or shine. As part of our social responsibility, we volunteer to clean up Grant Street downtown Pittsburgh from Boulevard of the Allies to Penn Avenue. Coffee, Cocoa and good comradery are always enjoyed afterward. If you haven’t attended one in the past, you get a free t-shirt. To register, visit the website. See ya there!
I am pleased to announce that the 2015 Senior Leadership Committee slate is set. The ASQ PGH required officers are Dave Kitska, Chair; Cassie Jodon, Chair-elect; Jennifer Halligan, Treasurer and Margaret Smith, Secretary. We still need to fill the Membership Chair position to be a section of good standing. Thank you for voting.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
An event was held on October 10th in Market Square downtown Pittsburgh to raise awareness for domestic violence. The event was titled ‘Painting Market Square Purple”. In attendance were guest speakers David Hickton, United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Art Rooney II, Team President and co-owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League, and District Attorney Stephen Zappala joined the Center for Victims a regional provider of services, advocacy and education for victims of all crimes in this region.
“Recently domestic violence has been in the spotlight. Let’s remember you don’t have to be the wife of a pro athlete to be a victim,” said Laurie MacDonald, president and CEO, Center for Victims. “Domestic violence knows no boundaries and is a pervasive problem in our country. This October, more than ever, we have a unique opportunity to create widespread awareness and effect real cultural change. Stand up against domestic violence, wear purple, and be part of the solution.”
Observed since 1987, Domestic Violence Awareness Month focuses on violence prevention and reaching out to victims and their loved ones, honoring those that have died.
Interested in learning more and to become involved? Please visit
October Program Meeting – Thursday, 23rd
ASQ PGH “Journey to Distinction” 2014
This presentation will provide you with everything you wanted to know about ASQ PGH but were afraid to ask. It will also price a snapshot of where we are as an organization on our journey from a good section to a great one. See ya there!
That’s All Folks!
Remember: all Member Leaders and Members have 3 roles: member, customer and salesperson to increase participation in events and membership retention and growth.