Meetings & Events
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New Announcement !!!

GGSCT 100th Birthday Gala!! - Saturday, September 24th - 4:00 - 10:00 p.m. - 635 Old Orchard Dr, Danville, CA 94526.  


New Announcement!!  Mark you calendars!!!  The GGSCT is hosting their 100th Birthday Celebration which will take place on Saturday, September 24th from 4:00 - 10:00 at the Clubhouse at 635 Old Orchard Drive, Danville, CA 94526.  

The details will follow but the evening will include dinner, drinks, entertainment, and festivities. 


Did we mention the GGSCT is hosting the event?  That means the event is free for you to attend but we will need your RSV P by September 1 at or (925) 698-1514

The closest hotel is the Best Western in Danville and there are more hotels in nearby San Ramon including a Hyatt and several Marriott properties.  

We can only turn 100 once so please join us in this celebration. 

GGSCT Old Timers Luncheon - Friday, August 26, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. Scotts Restaurant.  #2 Broadway, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607   (510) 444-3456

In our 100th Anniversary Celebration Year - Come join the GGSCT for the Tony Rumfola Old Timers Luncheon, Sponsored by TCR Industries

Cost: Retirees and their spouses are free courtesy of TCR. For the rest of you come and enjoy.   $70 per person includes:

Salad – Spring Mixed Salad - Watercress and Endive, Sautéed Apples, Blue Cheese, Toasted Pecans, Golden Raisins with Cranberry Orange Vinaigrette

Entrée 1 - Herb crusted Alaskan Halibut Lemon-Caper Butter Sauce

Entrée 2 - Chicken Breast & Wild Mushroom Piccata with Shiitake Mushrooms, Wine, Garlic, Capers and Demi-Glace

Entrée 3 - Roasted Vegetable Ravioli Red Pepper Cream

Dessert – White Chocolate Cheesecake, Oreo Cookie Crusted, and Chocolate Shavings 


All entrees are served with Sourdough Roll & Sweet Cream Butter, Side Dishes, and Peerless European Royale Coffee. 

And of course, since we are the GGSCT, there will be a bar

Please RSVP to Phil Avery at or (925) 698-1514 by August 3rd with your entrée choice. Please pay Linda Hoselton at the door or by PayPal here

Pay for the Old Timers Luncheon here:

GGSCT 100th Birthday Party Gala - Saturday, September 24, 2022, 4:00 - 10:00  - Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details.  The details will surely involve dinner and dancing and music and presentations.  All past members and their families will be welcome. 

Technical Talk Dinner Date - Monday, November 7, 2022, 5:30 p.m. - AGC Chemicals will be speaking about Lumoflon FEVE resins.  The time will be 5:30 for the talk followed by dinner.  The location and menu will be announced soon.  

The GGSCT Christmas Lunch - Friday, December 2, 2022, 11:30 a.m. Save the date and check back for details

Western Coatings Symposium

Mark your long term calendars for future WCS shows. 


Information on the 2023 show can be found at 

Check it out for information on attending, exhibiting, speaking, listening, and all manner of general information.

October 15 - 18, 2023 - Paris, LV

October 19 - 22, 2025 - Paris, LV

GGSCT Night at the Ballgame 2021!

The PNWSCT 2022 Northwest Coatings Fest

October 19-21, 2022 at Sunriver Resort near Bend, OR

Dear Members and Friends…The Portland/Eugene Chapter of the PNWSCT is pleased to invite you to attend the 2022 Northwest Coatings Fest, to be held in beautiful Sunriver, OR (near Bend) on October 19 – 21, 2022. The symposium and accommodations are located at Sunriver Resort, a wonderful high desert location in central Oregon.

Golf - The fun begins at 10 am on Wednesday, October 19 with a golf tournament held at the Meadows, Sunriver. Don’t miss this highly anticipated sporting event! Fees include green fees, power cart, practice balls, and lunch. 

Opening Night Social - The opening night social will be held Wednesday, October 19 at an awesome venue on the Sunriver campus. This casual event includes dinner, beverages, and entertainment. Come join the fun while networking with old and new friends.

Technical ProgramThe heart of CoatingsFest is the technical program which runs from the morning of Thursday, October 20 through Friday, October 21. A series of speakers are being hand-picked to present a variety of topics relevant to our industry today.  Direct your questions to Ema Hoxha, Christoph Schauwecker and/or Matt Peterson via email.

Short CoursesShort Courses will be available Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st. Thursday’s short course will be “Introduction To Coating Formulation” presented by Ray Fernando of Cal Poly, Devin Busse of Specialty Polymers, and Byk (speaker to be announced). Friday’s short course will be “In Depth Rheology and Surfactant” presented by Sam Morell.

Party and Banquet - The traditional Banquet completes our calendar of social events on Thurs Oct 20.


AccommodationsPlease support the PNWSCT by staying at the Sunriver Resort. With a variety of accommodation choices including lodge rooms, condos, and vacation rentals, Sunriver resort offers a variety of activities for the entire family. Rooms start at $149.

Sponsorship - A variety of Sponsorship packages are available. Your sponsorship dollars contribute to a successful and vibrant event, and also play a vital role in supporting the activities of the PNWSCT.  To become a sponsor, please click here.

Registration - Online symposium registration is here. The early bird registration deadline is August 15, 2022.

Announcing the Industrial Short Course Program for 2022 at the Missouri S&T Coatings Institute (FORMERLY UMR): 



We will be offering "Introduction to Paint Formulation" on August 15-19, 2022. This course is intended to give the person a fundamental knowledge of how to approach a starting formulation and troubleshoot it. This course involves both lecture and laboratory work. The course fee is $1700 which is the same price as the past two years in an attempt to keep costs down for the industry.

For more information see our web site at and to register contact us at or call 573-341-4882. **These courses are held on the Rolla Campus** 



We are offering "Introduction to the Coating Systems" online short course. This course is targeted for automotive and aviation type OEM companies. This self-paced seminar will cover the painting system from the composition of paints to the evaluation of the dry film.  The pigments, resin, solvents and additives will be discussed including their influence on the coating’s performance.  Color measurement, surface profile, and other evaluation criteria will be related to composition.  The importance of surface preparation and other manufacturing criteria will show the system complexity and each step's importance. 


We are offering "Surface Defects: Elimination from Human and Process Contaminants" online short course. This course addresses many of the issues in prevention and minimization of defects. The course covers the defects caused by the coatings process, as well as human issues, including personal care product causes. Several of the surface defects are discussed – from basic principles and real world automotive and aircraft examples. The highly practical approach of this course will greatly aid the personnel involved in the painting operation to reduce and systematically approach issues. 



Anyone wanting to have job opening listed, please contact us at (573) 341-4882 or e-mail: . You can also write to us at Missouri S&T Coatings Institute, 104 Schrenk Hall, 400 W. 11th St., Rolla, MO 65409-1020. Our web site is 



 We are encouraging all participants to be vaccinated before the course to aid in maintaining a safe course. We are limiting the course to 12 participants due to space constraints. We have moved back into Schrenk Hall and the course lecture and lab will all be in Schrenk Hall. We can still be reached by email at:, phone 573-341-4882. We wish that everyone stays safe and healthy. Please keep up with changes on our website. It should be noted that all courses are subject to changes in university restrictions for Covid-19.


- Michael Van De Mark, Director Missouri S&T Coatings Institute.

Past Events
January 2020 - Past Event - Presentations from the Half Day Seminar

November 2019 - Past Event - The presentation was from Emmanuel Durant of Tolsa on Rheological Clays

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

The GGSCT Tony Rumfola Memorial Lunch 2021

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GGSCT Trivia Night Winners March 2021

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GGSCT Bowling Night February 2020

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The GGSCT Tony Rumfola Old Timers Lunch 2019

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Photos from the GGSCT Night at the Ballgame (June 2017):

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