To be the area's leading resource and recognized champion of matters related to quality.
To serve the needs of our membership and the community by providing a local forum for information exchange, professional support, and continuous learning.
The Section was formed in May 1981 as a spinoff of the Dallas Section. Membership peaked at about 800 members “at the turn of the Century” during the boom time of initial ISO 9000 deployment, ebbed at about 500 in mid-2005, peaked again around 690 prior to recession. Membership currently is in the 600-650 range.
The Section participates actively in the ASQ Quality Management Program, setting and reaching aggressive goals. It has earned the Section Total Quality Award in consecutive years since 2001 and the Gold Excellence Award consecutively since 2004. On ASQ’s annual Member Satisfaction Survey, the Section performed as the Top Section (of 250 sections) starting in 2007 and expects to continue in the Top 3 indefinitely. In 2007 the Fort Worth Section earned the Engagement level of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, a deed rarely undertaken by other sections. During those years, the Section expanded the types and quality of services provided to its members and improved overall Section operations, utilizing the quality principles and practices to guide it.
The Section serves all levels of Quality Professionals… from Inspectors to Auditors and Engineers, to VP levels and consultants. Members come from all industry segments: manufacturing, service, healthcare, education & government. Nearly half of the members have the distinction of being Senior Members. Over 50% of its members hold at least one certification with a collective average of about 1.0 certification per member.
The Section is served by over 35 volunteer “Member-Leaders”, with many having over 10 years of contiguous service, but also continually bringing in fresh faces. These leaders represent the same demographics as the general membership. In the spirit of “servant leadership”, they take their role seriously, consistently endeavoring to meet the needs of the members and other stakeholders in an effective and financially responsible manner. They meet the ASQ HQ requirements in a timely and proficient manner. They participate in training and best practice sessions at the regional and national level.
To meet the Mission, the Section provides monthly and annual opportunities for education, professional development and networking with peers. It conducts monthly Membership Meetings with tutorials and program speakers. Aligned to the certification calendar, it offers Certification Preparation Courses for the most popular certifications as well as special Math Tutorials. The Section conducts webinars periodically and hosts an annual one-day conference with 150-200 participants. In the community, it engages in the High School Science Fair, Toys for Tots, and a fall food drive.