President’s Message – February 2023

Dear PSCT Members,

Happy February!  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we sense love is in the air.  Come out to Rolands in February and show your absolute love for paints and coatings at our next scheduled speaker series dinner!  On Monday February 13th we will host Jerry Powers from Vibrantz Technologies.  Jerry will be speaking on Low VOC Globally and other Regulations.  Since this talk will be so close to President’s Day we would once again like to extend a warm welcome to the PSCT former presidents.  All former presidents can attend the dinner for $15.  Please spread the word.  The talk will begin promptly at 6:00PM.  Join us at 5:30 to put in your food order and relax for a happy 30.  RSVP if you are attending in-person.

Thanks go out to Tim Chen from BYK USA who presented at our January meeting.  Tim spoke about sustainability and biobased coatings with some excellent examples of what BYK is currently offering.  If you’d like a copy of his presentation then you can let me know. It was actually one of the best attended dinner events this year.  Thank you Tim and everyone who joined in-person or remotely.

The application deadline for the Hiram P. Ball Memorial Scholarship is March 15th, 2023.  A template scholarship form will be available at the end of this newsletter or you can access online at Applicants must be children of active members who meet eligibility requirements and have attended 4 PSCT events in 2022-2023 or student members who meet eligibility requirements. 

Over the next month we will be making some revisions to our by-laws regarding the definition of corporate sponsorship.  In order to update the by-laws, those updates must be posted to the group and then reviewed and voted on over the next meeting.  This month we are doing the posting in a section below and then will be voting on the changes at this month’s meeting.  This change was prompted because there was no definition of this type of sponsorship in the by-laws.

I would like to remind everyone that membership is still open and encourage anyone who is interested in advertising their company or sales/business development team to contact us and let us know you would like to post your cards or advertisement in ¼, ½ or full-page advertisements in our monthly newsletter.  These advertisements help support the operational fund for PSCT. 

We look forward to seeing you all at Rolands on February 13th!

Best regards, Art Kasson, PSCT President 2022-2023

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