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Monthly Dinner Meeting

2019 PSCT Golf Outing

Golf Outing

From the President’s Blog

President’s Message-May 2019

Dear PSCT Members, I would like to thank Thomas Sames of Lanxess Corporation for taking time out of his schedule to come and speak to all of us about In-Can and Dry-Film Preservation of Paints and Coatings. This was an excellent overview of technologies that are present in the field and some of the challenges facing formulators as we try to produce the best products for our customers. It … [Read More...]

2019-2020 Membership Drive

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The Board would like to thank everyone for their continued support and we are all excited for the year to come.


Paint Pot

At the April meeting, Art Kasson’s name was drawn. He was present and collected the $50 jackpot.  See you next season for more Paint Pot Winners.


MAY 2019 Event

34 PSCT members, family and guests had a great time at Lumberjaxes on May 6. We started with axe throwing instructions, safety regulations and how the tournament was going to occur. Everyone chose one of 3 throwing lanes. Each ‘stick’ was scored on a basis of 5 points bullseye, 3 points within red circle and 1 within blue circle, outside the circle or on ‘no stick’ – no points.
Through elimination, it came down to a throw off between Mark DePasquale, Mark Zoller and Josh Reynolds. Each hit a bullseye, each got a ‘no stick’ but in the end the Winner was Josh Reynolds. Congratulations to everyone!

PSCT thanks Cheryl Roberts for organizing the evening and bringing a crock pot for the non-pizza eaters, Barbara Anderson for wine, Art Kasson and Chris Gehly for beer. PSCT supplied Pizza, water, soda and cookies for dessert. Everyone had a good time, eating, drinking, socializing and AXE THROWING.


PSCT Winter Extravaganza – Trivia at Couch Brewery

About 20 PSCT Members, Guests and Children tested their knowledge of chemistry, geography, general knowledge and thankfully no 1980’s popular songs (IMHO – there weren’t any). Here’s a good test for all Chemistry aficionados, no cheating by looking them up, Final Question of Trivia Night – name at least 7 elements whose symbol of the Periodic Table is the same as a State’s Postal abbreviation. It was a close battle between the various teams of 3 or 4, but team PPG+1, well some ex-PPGers: Dan Bickford, Mark DePasquale, Jim Wasik – all associated with PPG at some time and Rob Castaneda – Lanxess, proved to be the holders of a lot of useless information. Some special prizes were awarded to those who were more challenged: Preparing for the ACT, First, Second and Third grade vocabulary tests, etc. The Beer was good, the Food extraordinary, the Couch Staff friendly and the Trivia Master a lot of fun. Everyone had a good time. A special thanks for Jeff Scherm and Art Kasson for setting things up with the Couch Brewery and Cheryl Roberts for organizing the caterer and food selection. Each went out of their way to make it a very great extravaganza!

Jim Wasik



2018 Golf Outing

50 Golfers enjoyed a respite from the Pittsburgh rain, well almost. As far as anyone can tell, it was a grand outing and everyone had fun. A great BIG THANK YOU to all. A special Thank You goes out to Sam Puglisi who worked his magic again to make the outing a great success. Through the support of the golfers, sponsors and door prize donations, the PSCT will be able to continue offering scholarships to members’ students. The winning team proved to be excellent golfers at 13 under par. Oh, wait, didn’t some of these guys win last year too? Great work or great use of Mulligans.
Everyone enjoyed the raffle whose proceeds also enhance the scholarship fund. As far as the raffle BIG prize, with the last 2 prizes a Ping Putter and 2 tickets to a Steeler game, Chris Mirt from R & D Coatings was given the option; he chose the Steeler
tickets. Mel Lipsitz won the putter. Not sure, but Chris may now ask for a ‘”re-do”!



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2018 – 2019  Hiram P. Ball Memorial Scholarship Winners

Caleigh Anderson
– Daughter of Barbara Anderson
– Penn State University New Kensington
– Animal Science & Food Science
Angela Roberts
– Daughter of Cheryl Roberts
– University of Maryland
– Journalism
John Sherbondy
– Son of Valerie Sherbondy
– Penn State University
– Mechanical Engineering
Kristopher Stewart
– Son of Gregory Stewart
– California University of Pennsylvania
– Computer Information Systems
Andrew Meshanko Jr.
– Son of Andrew Meshanko
– California University of Pennsylvania
– Business

PSCT – $500 STEM Grant Award

John Sherbondy