Meetings & Events

Western Coatings Symposium

Mark your long term calendars for future WCS shows.  

October 20 - 23, 2019 - Paris, LV

October 17 - 20, 2021 - Paris, LV

October 15 - 18, 2023 - Paris, LV

October 19 - 22, 2025 - Paris, LV

November 18, 2019 - 5:30 - GGSCT Dinner Meeting - Emmanuel Durant, Tolsa -  Use of Rheological Clays in Water Based and Solvent Based System


Location - Brass Door Restaurant, 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583  (925) 837-2501

December 13, 2019 - 11:30 - GGSCT Christmas Lunch - 


Wedgewood Redwood Canyon

17007 Redwood Road

Castro Valley, CA 94546

(510) 279-8289

Hors d’ouevres – Variety of Cheeses with Specialty Crackers and an Array of Sliced Fresh Fruit

Christmas Salad – Fresh Baked Bread and Butter with Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette Salad

Entrée - Duet Plate of Chicken Cordon Bleu and Petite Filet Mignon with Roasted Red Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert – Strawberry Cheesecake


Hot Coffee and Tea Self Serving Beverage Station


…and just like the GGSCT Ballgame – free parking

The lunch however will be $55.  We will have a raffle so bring a prize and buy some tickets. 

January 27, 2020 - 11:30 - 5:00 - GGSCT Half Day Seminar - Brass Door Restaurant, San Ramon, CA  - Speakers TBA

March 16, 2020 - 5:30 - GGSCT Dinner Meeting - Don Jose's, Castro Valley - Speaker TBA

April 13, 2020 - 5:30 - GGSCT Dinner Meeting - Brass Door , San Ramon - Speaker TBA

May 11, 2020 - 5:30 - GGSCT Dinner Meeting - Acqua E Farina, Hayward  -Speaker TBA

June 2, 2020 - GGSCT Night at the Ballgame - Come join us for the 30th Annual Night at the Ballgame for the Oakland A's v. the Detroit Tigers.  There will be Free Parking and we will be in the Connie Mack space this year, an indoor / outdoor venue near the West Side Club.  Tickets will be $80 this year.  We have a minimum of 40 tickets and a hard maximum of 50 tickets.  Contact Phil Avery at phila@tcrindustries if you want to get in early. 











August 2020  - GGSCT ./ TCR Old Timers Luncheon

Click here to donate $80 for a single GGSCT ballgame ticket

Past Events

January 2019 - Past Event - The presentation was from Natália Lopes of the Ashland Specialty Ingredients Group on Thickeners - a Thickeners 101 Talk

January 2019 - Past Event - The presentation was from Greg Monaghen of Specialty Polymers on Metal Adhesion and Corrosion Resistance of Coatings

October 2018 - Past Event - The presentation was from Vinvil on vinyl versatate copolymer emulsions

October 2018 - Past Event - Please review the presentation from Bishop Hammack of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and first recipient of the recently renamed Marnie Hartman Scholarship.  The GGSCT generously sponsored this research through our scholarship program.

September 2018 - Past Event - The presentation was from Rusil on Waterproofing Concrete

March 2018 - Past Event - The presentation was from Thom Debroski of Specialty Minerals on the various minerals used in paints. 

November 2017 - Past Event - The presentation was from John Dockery of Trinseo on Elastomeric Roof Coatings using Styrene Butadiene as a water proofing Primer and Styrene Acrylic as a  Reflective Top coat

April 2017 - Past Event - The presentation was from Mark Diaz of Hexion on the Evolution of Waterborne Epoxy Resins with respect to performance and VOC compliance

March 2017 – Past Event - The presentation was from Stuart Lipskin of BYK on the right order of evaluation for the optimization of coatings.  His presentation can be found here.  

October 2016 - Past Event - The presentation from the California Paint Council can be found here