Meetings & Events

GGSCT Night at the Ballgame - With the uncertainty of the situation and the season we are postponing our Annual Night at the Ballgame until a future time.  That future time could be later this year or it could be next year.  We are waiting on decisions at levels much higher than the GGSCT such as the Governor of California and Major League Baseball.  We are leaving the donation box and the menu and flyer up on the site to keep you interested in the future game.  

We have a tentative date of Tuesday, June 15, 2021 v. the California Los Angeles Disneyland of Anaheim Angels.  Standby for more details.

Click here to donate $50 for a single GGSCT ballgame ticket

February, 2021 - GGSCT / TCR Old Timers Luncheon - exact date TBA


Come join us for the Golden Gate Society for Coatings Technology Old Timers Luncheon Sponsored by TCR Industries


When: February 2021, 11:30 a.m..


Where: Scotts Seafood Restaurant, #2 Broadway, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607, (510) 444-3456


Cost: Retirees and their spouses are free courtesy of Tony Rumfola and TCR Industries. For the rest of you come and enjoy. $60 per person includes:


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


Entrée 1: Salmon Alla Bella Dipped in an Egg and Parmesan Batter with a Lemon-Caper Butter Sauce


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


Entrée 3: Wild Mushroom Ravioli - Portobello Cream Sauce


Dessert: Chef’s Specialty Cheesecake - White Chocolate Cheesecake, Oreo Cookie Crusted, & 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 Monday, August 3rd with your entrée choice. Please pay Linda Hoselton at the door or by PayPal below


Thank you, Tony Rumfola!

Click here to donate $60 for the GGSCT / TCR Old Timers Luncheon

September 14, 2020 - 5:30 - GGSCT Virtual Meeting - Past Presidents Night -  Speaker TBA


October 12, 2020 - 5:30 - GGSCT Dinner Meeting - Place & Speaker TBA


November 16, 2020 - 5:30 - GGSCT Dinner Meeting -

Place & Speaker TBA

December 2020 - GGSCT Christmas Party - Details to follow

September 17, 2022 - GGSCT 100th Birthday Party Gala - Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details.  

Western Coatings Symposium

Mark your long term calendars for future WCS shows.  

October 17 - 20, 2021 - Paris, LV

October 15 - 18, 2023 - Paris, LV

October 19 - 22, 2025 - Paris, LV

Past Events
January 2019 - 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