Strategic Planning for Section 614

Section 614 strives to provide regular meetings, site visits, educational opportunities, certification/recertification, and more to a large and sparsely populated region of Washington and Oregon. As such, we recognize that not all of our members can make it to a central location for membership meetings. Our Section is committed to providing services and opportunities to participate for all members. To that end, we try to offer some site visits in different areas that we serve. We strive to conduct our business using low-maintenance means, recognizing that members have other calls for their time, including job, family, and leisure. We want our Section to, hopefully, be a part of our members' lives, but not a burden.

As such, the following services and activities are a priority:

  1. Certification and Recertification services
  2. A monthly newsletter
  3. Regular communications with members about meetings, annual elections, and other section-related events
  4. Monthly general membership meetings from September through May, including approximately two site visits per year. Note: these meetings generally occur in the Tri Cities (Richland) but meetings and site visits at locations away from the Tri Cities are encouraged, as supported by local volunteer efforts.

Section also recognizes diversity of opinions and interests among our members. We strive to offer a variety of topics in the newsletter and membership meetings throughout the year. If an interest is expressed by a Section member to put forth a specific topic in the Quality Body of Knowledge, we will strive to support scheduling and providing a venue for such a topic, depending on general applicability to the majority of our section members.

Volunteers to participate on the leadership team are always welcome. The leadership team meets at least once a quarter or more often as needed.

We will meet the minimum requirements established by ASQ for maintenance of Section status and will go beyond that minimum status as our members deem appropriate and are willing to voluntarily support.