Dear Chicago Society for Coatings Technology Members,
Welcome to the 2016-2017 session of CSCT.
As we edge ever closer to our 100th year, we are excited to offer more educational programming than ever this year. We have a full agenda this session, beginning in September with CTT (Coatings Trends and Technologies) Marriott Lincolnshire, including a golf tournament the day before, a new course offering, Beyond Advanced, and concluding in May with our annual Past Presidents and Awards banquet. Please take a few minutes visit our web site, www.chicagocoatings.org which contains the meeting schedule, monthly updates, and other important information.
I would also like to mention our Scholarship program which is a benefit for CSCT family members. Each year, candidates are reviewed by a select committee and are awarded scholarships based on scholastic performance and relevance to the sciences. Our closing event each year is a celebration of the achievements of these up and coming students as well as a celebration for those who have served the CSCT over the years. The Scholarship program is a cornerstone of the Chicago Society for Coatings Technology and awards up to $6,000 each year to qualified applicants.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our current members and to encourage our membership to reach out to other like-minded folks in the industry to join. It is our intention to grow the CSCT through increased interaction with perspective members. We look forward to a productive and successful year, inviting each of you to participate, and most importantly to become involved. Please take the time to complete the membership renewal application so that we can keep you informed of all of our events. There are opportunities to become involved with the CSCT board. If you would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact any board member on how to become active with in the society. We look forward to seeing you at the monthly meetings and always look forward to introducing new members.