myASQ – The new website for Denver Section 1300

Hi! American Society for Quality has fully launched their new member site, myASQ.  All of our section activities and information are now listed on the myASQ site.  If you have not done so already, please go to the Denver Section community page for updated information.

  • Log in to (typically your user name and password)
  • Click on “Communities” in the top section
  • Look on the right side of the page and click on “Denver Section”
  • Most information is listed on the Home page
  • Contact if you have trouble accessing myASQ

August 10 – SR Event

Please join us at The Action Center in Lakewood to sort clothing.  You may park in the front lot at the corner of Estes and 14th Ave, or you may drive to the east side (back side) of the building and park there.  Enter the building on the east (back) side and go through the large garage door on the dock.  Once inside please look for a staff member (or your leadership team wearing our blue shirts) and they will show you where to sign in.

Please wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing as you will be sorting through bags of clothing and standing on your feet most of the time.  Bring a water bottle and snacks to pull you through the 3-hour shift.  Coffee and snacks may be provided by The Action Center.  Children are welcome, but ones 13 years old and younger must be with you at all times due to working in a shipping dock environment with heavy items and a dock drop-off.  Parents will be fully responsible for the safety of their children, regardless of age.

We really appreciate our help sorting through all the clothing donations.  RUs will be earned; expectation is to attend the majority of the allotted time.  See more information on how to RSVP in the

July 9 – Member Appreciation Dinner

This is our annual Appreciation Dinner open to all current members and their families.  Please join us to hear about The Kitchen’s customer service profile, exciting news from the ASQ Corporate Office about myASQ, and networking.  Please RSVP to or at our Denver Community page at!  Go to the Events page for more details including location and time.

June 11 – NO MEETING

Enjoy your summer!  See you at the July Member Appreciation dinner!!

May 14 Member Meeting

We had such a great time in February with a group of the elders at Bethany Nursing Home that we are going back to visit them again!  Please join us and our friends from Bessie’s Hope as we visit with the elder community at Bethany Nursing and Rehab at 6:00 pm located at 5301 W 1st Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226. The event is hosted/facilitated by Bessie’s Hope. New participants will have an orientation prior to the visit. We will sing, dance, play games and engage them in conversation to brighten their day. We are encouraged to bring kids. RUs will be earned and the event is free. Please email if you plan to attend. Ample Parking is available.

April 9th Member Meeting/Tour of Meier Skis

Please join us on April 9 for ASQ Denver 1300 Section monthly membership meeting at Meier Skis (  This event will be hosted by a factory rep and Brendan Bartolo.  We will discuss their quality culture and program and take a tour of the facility. Food and drinks will be catered by Illegal Pete’s. Address is 970 Yuma St., Denver CO 80204. The Building is called Forge 970. Please RSVP to as there is limited space.

March 12 Member Meeting


Tuesday 12 March 2019

Managing Change in the U.S.G.S

Managing Change in the U.S. Geological Survey

Topic: In 2016, the Director (acting) of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) made a commitment to implement a Quality Management System (QMS) in all USGS laboratories, beginning with Energy laboratories within the Energy and Minerals mission area. The Director’s commitment included establishing a fully functional QMS in all Energy laboratories by June 2018. An implementation team was formed to develop a plan to accomplish that goal and implement the plan to completion. The team began by asking two questions: 1) What kind of Quality Management System should the USGS implement? and 2) How will the implementation team manage this large-scale change? This presentation follows the journey from planning through implementation of the first QMS within USGS Energy laboratories. Come hear what worked, what didn’t work, and about other changes the USGS will implement through 2024 that are being informed by these lessons learned from implementing QMS in Energy laboratories.

Presenter Bio: Michele is the Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) for the Central Energy Resources Science Center (CERSC) in the US Geological Survey. She has 20+ years of quality management, lead auditing, and statistical consulting experience. She is a Certified Quality Auditor (American Society for Quality #46987), a certified International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA #6038110) Lead Auditor, and has performed 100+ internal and external audits of laboratories, programs and processes. Her primary role as a USGS QAS is to implement and maintain a comprehensive center-wide Quality Management System (QMS) in the CERSC Research Laboratories. Michele also is the laboratory document controller and is responsible reviewing and maintaining documentation such as standard operating procedures (SOPs), training records, and demonstrations of capability. Michele serves as a liaison on QMS-related matters between laboratory personnel, Laboratory Managers, the QMS Manager, and Science Center Management and is the current Chair for ASQ Section 1300 (Denver).

Location: The Crafty Fox; 3901 Fox Street, Denver, 80216

Ample parking available.

February 12 Member Meeting

Please join us and our friends from Bessie’s Hope as we visit with the elder community at Bethany Nursing and Rehab at 6:00 pm located at 5301 W 1st Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226 on February 12th. The event is hosted/facilitated by Bessie’s Hope. Participants will have an orientation prior to the visit. We’ll have an activity and time to socialize. We are encouraged to bring kids. RUs will be earned and the event is free. Please email if you plan to attend.

No January Member Meeting

There is no January Member Meeting this month.  Come back for February information or see Calendar.