GGSCT History

In September 1922, a group of paint production men of the San Francisco Bay Area felt a definite need for an organization of production men to help solve mutual problems and to benefit by the fellowship offered from such an organization.  They met in an organizational meeting on September 18th, 1922, and elected officers.  Those present at the organizational meeting and who were charter members of the Bay Cities Paint Superintendents' Club were as follows:

  • Fleming, C.S. - The Paraffine Companies

  • Gregory, H.A. - National Lead Company

  • Holt, W.W. - R.N. Nason Company

  • Hoover, Chas. - Friedman Paint Company

  • Hulton, Chas. - California Paint Company

  • Levy, Fred - W.P. Fuller & Sons

  • Nagel, G.N. - Bass-Huerter Paint Company

  • Nutz, Wm. - G.M. Coldberg

  • Tibbets - Company Unknown

  • Wharton, R.L. - Certain-teed Products

The first paint and varnish production clubs were originated in the East and Midwest during 1914 and 1915.  In June of 1922, nine such clubs banded together to form the Federation of Paint and Varnish Production Clubs.  In 1923, the Bay Cities Paint Superintendents' Club changed its name to California Paint Superintendents' Club and joined the Federation of Paint and Varnish Production Clubs in 1923.  In 1932, the name was changed to the Golden Gate Paint and Varnish Production Club.  In 1960, the name was changed again to the Golden Gate Society for Coatings Technology.

Our current President:

 

Emmanuel Durant 2018-19

At the 2017 GGSCT Christmas Lunch we reminisced and compiled this list of all the places the GGSCT has ever had a meeting.  How many can you remember? 

 

This list is unverified except by the memories of those who compiled it.  Some may be places where the old Association met, some may have had nothing to do with a paint meeting.  Aging and decades of inhaling high VOC materials may have clouded our memories. 

If you have any to add, please email Phil Avery at phila@tcrindustries.com 

  • Acqua E Farina Hayward

  • Bertulucci's South San Francisco

  • Boy Scout Offices San Leandro

  • Brass Door San Ramon

  • Buttercup Grill Oakland

  • Castro Valley Bowl Castro Valley

  • Chinese Place Oakland

  • Dick's San Leandro

  • Don Jose's Castro Valley

  • ET Horn Oakland - Movie Night

  • Fairmont San Francisco

  • Francesco's Oakland

  • Gold Coast Grill Alameda

  • Golden Canteen Alameda

  • Golden Nugget

  • Hilton San Francisco

  • Holiday Inn South City

  • La Pinata San Leandro

  • Linguini's Alameda

  • Mark Hopkins

  • Mimi's Café Hayward

  • North Beach Restaurant (Name?) San Francisco

  • Oliver's South San Francisco

  • Payathai Hayward

  • Pizza Place Oakland

  • Pyramid Brewery Berkeley

  • Sherwin Williams Emeryville

  • Spengers Berkeley

  • The Ranch Hayward

  • Tiki Tom's Oakland

  • Tommy's

  • Tsing Tao Berkeley

  • Aliotos San Francisco

  • Dunn Edwards Commerce

  • Flecto Berkeley

  • Frazee San Diego

  • Krayons Castro Valley

  • Opa Walnut Creek

  • Scomas San Francisco

  • Skates Berkeley

  • Trabocca Alameda

  • Blue Dolphin San Leandro

  • Castlewood Pleasanton

  • Golf Course near Oakland Airport

  • Holiday Inn Emeryville

  • HS Lordships Berkeley

  • Hyatt Burlingame

  • Lake Chalet Lake Merritt Oakland

  • Marriot San Francisco

  • Marriott Oakland

  • Scotts Seafood Oakland

  • Sheraton Palace San Francisco

  • Tennis Club San Francisco

  • Trader Vics Emeryville

  • Wedgewood Castro Valley

  • Scotts Seafood Walnut Creek

  • Avala Beach Resort - Golf

  • Baseball Game Candlestick San Francisco

  • Baseball Game Oakland Colesium Oakland

  • Baseball Game PacBell San Francisco

  • Bay Meadows Redwood City

  • Christmas in April - House in Castro Valley

  • Community Park Picnic Castro Valley

  • Crab Feed Pleasanton

  • Golden Gate Fields

  • Kennedy Park Picnic Hayward

  • Legislative Day Sacramento

  • Moose Lodge Castro Valley

  • Oakland Airplane Museum Oakland

  • Pier 29 Alameda

  • Rancho San Bernardo

  • Sharks Game San Jose

  • USS Hornet Alameda

  • Flamingo Las Vegas

  • Nugget Sparks

  • Paris Las Vegas

  • Westin Las Vegas