Meeting, April 2014

Our April meeting will be held at Sno’s Seafood Restaurant located at 13131 Airline Highway in Gonzales, LA. April 17th, 2014 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00).

Meeting Topic: Surface Cleanliness

Speakers: (1) Mike Reynolds, Owner of Mike Reynolds Consulting LLC and Manufacturer’s Rep for CorrLine (2) Loren Hatle, CEO, Chairman of the Board & Chief Technical Officer of CorrLine

Meeting Sponsor: Marco

Elections: Officer and Director Seats will be voted upon in our May meeting.  The Society is always looking for ways to improve and gain some fresh insight.  If you are interested in becoming an officer or director, please be sure to let us know!

Fishing Tournament: The Society will hold its first fishing tournament this year on June 7th in Grand Isle.  The registration form and more info can be found here: Fishing Tournament

Presentations: One of the great aspects of the Society is not just the networking but also the ability to learn from some of the speakers that we host.  If you have a topic that you’d like to see discussed or if you’d like to give a presentation, please let Jeb Rush, Chair of the Presentation Committee know.

Networking: The Society has set up a LinkedIn and Facebook page.  Granted… their new and not full of info but you can find and join/follow us at: www.linkedin.com/company/louisiana-coating-society and www.facebook.com/lacoatingsociety.  Also, if you’d like to help us with our Facebook page, please let us know!

Upcoming Meetings: A list of our upcoming meetings and topics can be found on the website (LCS & Industry Events)

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Prepay Info: Please prepay for meals at http://shop.louisianacoatingsociety.org. If you are not able to pay online – please remember to pay at the door.

There will be an excellent buffet provided at $25 per meal and a cash bar. The doors will open as early as 6:00pm with the meeting starting at 7:00.  We can accept cash, check, Visa or MasterCard as payment. To help us avoid over/under booking, please RSVP to Todd Thompson at treasurer@louisianacoatingsociety.org

Meeting, March 2014

Our March meeting will be held at Sno’s Seafood Restaurant located at 13131 Airline Highway in Gonzales, LA. March 20th, 2014 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00).

Meeting Topic: Corrosion Resistant Coatings on Concrete Substrates

Speaker: Tom Dudick, President/Founder of Dudick, Inc.

Meeting Sponsor: B&H Distributors

Elections: Officer and Director Seats will be voted upon in our May meeting.  The Society is always looking for ways to improve and gain some fresh insight.  If you are interested in becoming an officer or director, please be sure to let us know!

Fishing Tournament: The Society will hold its first fishing tournament this year on June 7th in Grand Isle.  Some minor details are still being worked out within the committee however the date and location have been set!  Event details can be found here: Fishing Tournament

Presentations: One of the great aspects of the Society is not just the networking but also the ability to learn from some of the speakers that we host.  If you have a topic that you’d like to see discussed or if you’d like to give a presentation, please let Jeb Rush, Chair of the Presentation Committee know.

Networking: Speaking of networking, the Society has setup a LinkedIn and Facebook page.  We hope to publish this info on each feed real soon.  You can find us at: www.linkedin.com/company/louisiana-coating-society and www.facebook.com/lacoatingsociety

Upcoming Meetings: A list of our upcoming meetings and topics can be found here:LCS & Industry Events

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Prepay Info: Please prepay for meals at http://shop.louisianacoatingsociety.org. If you are not able to pay online – please remember to pay at the door.

There will be an excellent buffet provided at $25 per meal and a cash bar. The doors will open as early as 6:00pm with the meeting starting at 7:00.  We can accept cash, check, Visa or MasterCard as payment. To help us avoid over/under booking, please RSVP to Todd Thompson at treasurer@louisianacoatingsociety.org

Meeting, February 2014

Our February meeting will be held at Sno’s Seafood Restaurant located at 13131 Airline Highway in Gonzales, LA. February 20th, 2014 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00).

Meeting Topic: Thermal Spray Aluminum (TSA), Application Methods and Quality Control Steps

Speaker: Richard Kelly of Turner Industries

Meeting Sponsor: TBD

Scholarships: Six people were selected for the NACE CIP Level 1 scholarship.  The list of potential recipients was long and it wasn’t easy to narrow it down.  Director and Committee Chair Jimmy Schexnayder wrote an announcement that was posted here: CIP Scholarships

Fishing Tournament: The Society will hold its first fishing tournament this year on June 7th in Grand Isle.  Some minor details are still being worked out within the committee however the date and location have been set!  Event details can be found here: Fishing Tournament

Membership: It’s that time of the year for most people to renew their membership.  All renewals are added onto the time remaining on your current one – unless you’ve become inactive.  The membership form can be found here: File List, LCS.  If you have any questions about your status, please send an email to secretary@louisianacoatingsociety.org

Upcoming Meetings: A list of our upcoming meetings and topics can be found on the website (LCS & Industry Events)

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Prepay Info: Please prepay for meals at http://shop.louisianacoatingsociety.org. If you are not able to pay online – please remember to pay at the door.

There will be an excellent buffet provided at $25 per meal and a cash bar. The doors will open as early as 6:00pm with the meeting starting at 7:00.  We can accept cash, check, Visa or MasterCard as payment. To help us avoid over/under booking, please RSVP to Todd Thompson at treasurer@louisianacoatingsociety.org

CIP Level 1 Scholarships

The Louisiana Coating Society (LCS) would like to thank everyone who turned in applications for a CIP 1 scholarship.  We had an excellent pool of applicants, making the selection for 6 scholarships very difficult.

The LCS would like to congratulate the following recipients who were selected for the CIP 1 Scholarships:

  • Alan J. Knight Jr.
  • Edward B Anthony Jr
  • Chuck Michael
  • Brandon Clint Gueho
  • Kenneth P. Frederic
  • Guy W. Arnaud

 Mission Statement For The LCS: 

To further the knowledge of surface preparation, selection of coatings, coating systems, application of protective coatings and quality control practices for the protective coatings industry through discussions, planned programs and training, to provide information to our industry today, that will positively influence our industry tomorrow and into the future, and to promote safety and environmental awareness in every aspect of the industry. 

Hopefully with the help of the scholarships the recipients will be able gather additional knowledge of our industry which will help promote their future work endeavors.

Regards,

Jimmy Schexnayder Jr
Director & Scholarship Committee Chair
Louisiana Coating Society

Meeting, January 2014

Our January meeting will be held at Sno’s Seafood Restaurant located at 13131 Airline Highway in Gonzales, LA. January 16th, 2014 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00).

This will also be a joint meeting with the New Orleans Section of NACE.

Meeting Topic: Panel Discussion: Surface Prep Issues

Panel Members:

  • Jimmy Schexnayder of ExxonMobil
  • Duane Turner of Dow Chemical
  • Dave Cohen of ICC/Apache
  • Todd Thompson of Turner Industries
  • Lloyd Callais of Custom Abrasives
  • Jeff Murray of Marco

Format: A brief opening statement will be made by Jimmy Schexnayder who will then turn it over to Curly Cohran for Q&A with those in attendance.  Also, anonymous questions can be posted on the website and will be brought to the panel by the moderator (Curly Cohran).  To do this, please leave a comment where it says “Leave a Reply” at the bottom of this post (just leave bogus contact info if asked).

Meeting Sponsor: TBD

Scholarships: Applications for the six available CIP Level 1 scholarships are due by the end of this month.  The class will be held in Baton Rouge on the week of March the 2nd.  More info on how to apply can be found on the application available here:

CIP Scholarship Form (165.6 KB, 203 downloads)

Membership: It’s that time of the year for most people to renew their membership.  All renewals are added onto the time remaining on your current one – unless you’ve become inactive.  The membership form can be found here:

LCS Membership Form (511.7 KB, 203 downloads)
If you have any questions about your status, please send an email to secretary@louisianacoatingsociety.org

Upcoming Meetings: A list of our upcoming meetings can be found just to the right or here: LCS Events

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Prepay Info: Please prepay for meals at http://shop.louisianacoatingsociety.org. If you are not able to pay online – please remember to pay at the door.

There will be an excellent buffet provided at $25 per meal and a cash bar. The doors will open as early as 6:00pm with the meeting starting at 7:00.  We can accept cash, check, Visa or MasterCard as payment. To help us avoid over/under booking, please RSVP to Todd Thompson at treasurer@louisianacoatingsociety.org

The intent of the meeting is to provide a non-proprietary environment in order to facilitate the sharing of information and ideas. The meeting is open to the public and everybody is welcome to attend.  See you there, and as always, thank you for your support!

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