I am encouraging each of you to consider taking a turn staffing our local ASQ Section Committee. Within our ASQ Section we have an abundance of talented leaders. We need you in our section leadership. I would like you to commit to taking your turn. For the last several years we have struggled to fill all of the positions of the committee. When I joined this section in 1988 there was a three year waiting list to be on the committee. I would like to return to that level of professional commitment within our Section. Our Section endeavors to provide our members an opportunity to get together on a monthly basis to share time together with a common goal of widening and sharing our knowledge and experience at your monthly dinner/speaker meeting. We provide special training seminars when we can assemble enough support/enrolment for any portion of our knowledge base that interest dictates. We continue to endeavor to remain a financially sound organization through the current economic time. All of our functions require sound planning and decision making. We need your help in all of our efforts to maintain our professional society as a respected organization. In a majority of employment solicitations the "ASQ Certification Preferred" will be stated. For many of us affiliation with our organization has assisted in establishing our employment positions and continues to put food on our table. I would ask that you take a look at your schedule and make a commitment to share your talents as a leader with our section for a short period. Please take a look at the titles of our section leaders and to look a little deeper by reviewing the description, all of which are available on our website. Feel free to contact myself or any committee member to reserve your choice of positions for next year or the following year. Feel free to join us at our/your monthly committee meetings. We all do take the summer off. Also remember that the bonus of recertification points as a committee member comes in the package.