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Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology: 2005 Annual Report and Report of the Fall 2005 Meeting of the Board of Directors.

The following is a summary of reports on Federation activities and significant items of business presented at the Fall 2005 Meeting of the Board of Directors. The full report of the Fall 2005 Board of Directors Meeting can be found on the FSCT's website (www.coatingstech.org/About/Activities.html).

The Fall Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology was held on November 6, 2005 at the Westin Casuarina Resort, Las Vegas, NV. Present were 33 Directors. The Board was advised that the Houston Director, Guy Sullaway, and Past-President Director, Dick Mullen, resigned from the Board due to business constraints. In addition to the Directors, guests attending included FSCT Past-Presidents Jay Austin (Chicago); John Ballard (Louisville); Gerry Gough (British); Thomas Hill (FSCT); David Jack (Toronto); John Lanning (Louisville); Colin Penny (FSCT); and Joseph P. Walton (Cleveland). Also attending were: former Society Past-Presidents Phyllis Henderson and James Wasik (Pittsburgh); FSCT Committee Chairs Freidun Anwari (Bylaws) and Dr. Clifford Schoff (Mattiello Lecture and Publications); and representatives from overseas technical organizations, OCCA General Secretary Christopher Pacey-Day and Assistant General Secretary Yvonne Waterman, and SCANZ Secretary Peter Cotton.

Summary of FSCT Activities

FSCT President Dr. Fritz Walker commented in his report to the Board:

Since the Spring Board of Director's meeting, it has been my pleasure to represent the FSCT at OCCA's annual meeting in Durham, UK, and at the 9th ABRAFATI Congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I also chaired all meetings of the Executive Committee, and served on the Publications Committee and the OCCA Collaboration Committee.

Membership. As of the June end of our membership year, membership stood at 5131, vs. 4845 a year ago. Of those members, 1446 are "Federation Only" members. This rise in membership reverses a general, downward trend in membership for the last decade. Thus, the decision to change our Bylaws and allow both Federation and Local Societies to pursue independent memberships has been beneficial to the FSCT.

We have identified the manufacturing community within our industry as a group whose participation in the FSCT has declined. To reverse that trend, there has been an increased effort to publish articles of interest to this community in JCT COATINGSTECH. Next year, our first ACSeries event will have a manufacturing theme.

The globalization of our industry has been an ongoing trend for some time. One of the FSCT's strategic initiatives has been to increase our international presence. Due largely to the efforts of Liaison Committee Chair, Colin Penny, the FSCT has done much to foster the development of sister technical organizations in Latin America. The Argentinean group, SATER, is now the most developed technical organization in that region. They publish a high-quality journal, and hold a biennial trade show with technical symposia and educational events. With our sponsorship, they have recently been awarded membership in the Coatings Societies International (CSI). The Andean technical organization, STAR, is also holding annual events and regularly utilizes speakers provided by the FSCT to enhance their educational offerings. We also maintain excellent relationships with the trade organizations ABRAFATI and ANAFAPYT, representing Brazil and Mexico, and continue to look for ways in which we can work together to provide technical information and educational forums in those countries. Over time, we are hopeful that membership in the FSCT in those countries will grow significantly, though such hopes need to be tempered by the present, relatively small size of those markets when compared to the USA.

In more developed markets in Europe and Asia, we have determined that the most fruitful path to internationalization is through the formation of partnerships. We have formed a Collaboration Committee which is meeting regularly with our closest sister organization, the Oil & Colour Chemists' Association (OCCA). Headquartered in Great Britain, OCCA also has chapters in Canada and South Africa, as well as Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and other locations in Asia. Thus, cooperation with this organization represents an excellent opportunity to develop a presence in many parts of the world where the industry is experiencing high levels of growth.

Education. The Advancement in Coatings Series of seminars, spearheaded by President-Elect Rose Ryntz and TECC Chair Ray Fernando was instituted as a means to provide education and state-of-the-art technical developments to our membership, while creating much-needed revenues to make up for the change to every-other-year ICE. Three events were held this year: "Research Methods in the 21st Century"; "Nanotechnology"; and "Coatings for Wood," each more successful than the last. On a net-net basis, these events brought in approximately ($6,800), $51,000, and $75,000-plus, respectively. Momentum clearly seems to be building, and as we learn to design these programs both to better serve our members and to improve our financial situation, we are optimistic that they will serve an increasingly important role in our activities. We also held 12 Virtual Learning Courses this year. This medium, introduced to the FSCT through the efforts of Education Director Rod Moon, has become a very cost-effective and financially viable means to distribute coatings education to our members and the industry.

Publications. We split our journal into JCT RESEARCH and JCT COATINGSTECH more than one-and-a-half years ago. This change has been an unqualified success. Authors and libraries appreciate the more scholarly appearance of RESEARCH. We have a significant backlog of papers in the cue, and we may have to increase publication from four to six times per year to satisfy demand. COATINGSTECH, meanwhile, offers a more practical brand of formulating information for the typical practitioner, fresh new articles about the markets we serve, and a highly acclaimed series of articles on analytical chemistry pertaining to paints and coatings. Just as we started to build significant momentum with advertisers, we suffered a setback when our energetic advertising sales representative left us to pursue a terrific job opportunity in a completely different industry. Fortunately, we have recently hired a new salesperson, and ad sales again appear to be accelerating. Kudos go to our publications staff led by Pat Ziegler, and our longtime and tireless JCT Editor, Ray Dickie.

Finances and Structure. For FY 2005, we closed the year with a surplus of $801,372 vs. an initial budget forecast of $886,176. The biggest factors in the shortfall were less-than-budgeted revenues from the 2004 ICE and the AC Series events and higher-than-expected publication costs. For 2006, our first full year without an ICE show, we anticipate a deficit of ($997,924), for a combined two-year deficit of approximately ($200,000). I referred above to some positive momentum generated on the revenue side of the ledger. Though clearly heartening, these efforts may not be sufficient to generate a surplus budget. While the FSCT has sufficient reserves to deal with such a deficit, it is clear that we must soon balance our budget to ensure the long-term health of our organization. To do so, it is imperative that we follow through on the reform of our structure and governance, and install a new Board of Directors with the business acumen and creative imagination to both manage our costs and develop new sources of revenue.

At the Spring Board Meeting, a set of completely revised Bylaws consistent with the recommendations of the Structure and Governance Task Force, which I chaired in FY 2004, was passed unanimously by those present. As we meet this fall, by far the most important issue before us is the second reading for final passage of these new Bylaws. These changes will streamline our governance by reducing the voting Board from 32 Directors and 4 Officers to 9 Directors and 2 Officers. It will also place election of Directors for the first time in the hands of our membership. To implement these extensive changes, the Transition Task Force, chaired by Past-President Rick Hille, has been working very hard to develop a plan to ensure that the transition occurs efficiently and legally, with a minimum of interruption to the day-to-day workings of our organization. To that end, the Board will be asked to pass a series of enabling Resolutions. If all goes smoothly, we will elect a new President, Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer to terms consistent with the new Bylaws. However, the FSCT will continue formal operations in accordance with the old Bylaws, administered as necessary by the current Board. An election ratifying the new Bylaws, and electing a slate of 9 new Directors (three each for 1-, 2-, and 3-year terms) will be held January 2-22, 2006. The new Board is scheduled to then take the reins on February 6, 2006. I urge you to pass the second reading of the new Bylaws, as well as all associated Resolutions, since these changes are absolutely crucial to the long-term health of our organization.

Just as importantly, I urge the members of the Board to go back to their local Societies and 'get out the vote!' Please urge your members to ratify the new Bylaws, and ask them to carefully consider their choices to serve on the Board. The Transition Task Force has nominated a slate of eminently qualified individuals, and 9 member-petitions for Directors have also been received. While the Bylaws revisions are crucial, the choice of an initial set of Directors who have the ability to get the new organization up and running, and develop strategies to meet the many issues before us, is arguably even more important to our future.

I would like to close by saying that it has been an honor and pleasure to serve as President of the FSCT. Our organization is served by a talented staff, which works very hard to provide our members with first-rate publications and educational venues, and a world-class trade show. We are also served by many dedicated and remarkable volunteers. They spend many hours in service to the FSCT. Many have also personally offered me much-appreciated help and guidance when difficult decisions loomed. I thank all of you for your support, and treasure the many friendships that have developed along the way.

Bob Ziegler, Executive Vice President, and Rod Moon, Director of Education, reported on FSCT activities during 2004-2005:

Restructure

Of most significance to the FSCT's future during 2005 is the topic of restructure of the Federation's governing bodies. Having passed first reading in the Spring, the completely revised Bylaws will be presented for second and final reading at the Board meeting in Las Vegas. The measures being proposed extend well beyond the reduction of the size of the Board of Directors. Although greatly reducing the Board's size from its current 37 to 11 (including Officers), the proposed restructure will allow, for the first time, the democratic and direct election of Board Directors by the membership. The Transitional Task Force, acting as Nominating Committee under the leadership of Past-President Rick Hille, has proposed a slate of 10 well-qualified and diversified members who have passed the scrutiny of this highly selective team. The new Bylaws also provide for nominations submitted directly by individual members through a petition signed by 25 members. Nine additional nominees have been added to the slate in this auxiliary manner for a total of 19 potential nominees for the nine positions on the new Board. The slate will be presented for approval to the Board at its meeting on November 6, as will the slate of Officers for President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer for election at that meeting. Election for the Board will take place via electronic and mail balloting from January 2 to January 22, 2006, with the new Board taking office on February 6 following verification of the results.

It has been almost 30 years since the FSCT redefined its organization to reflect and respond to changes in the industry and its membership. The proposals being acted upon now will provide for a Federation that will be better positioned to respond in a timely manner to the members' needs as well as to be proactive in serving the global coatings community.

Education

The challenge of facing a year without ICE is upon us. Our concerns are in two areas: finance and education. ICE gave the FSCT a forum at which the international coatings industry came together to share, to learn, and to grow. Without ICE, how could the FSCT continue to serve in its capacity as an industry leader in technical communication? The answer, or at least one part of the answer, was the creation of the Advancements in Coatings series of educational courses--the ACSeries. Growing out of the discussions of the Alternate Year Event Task Force, the programs for the ACSeries are developed by task forces, each devoted to a focused topic. In 2005, the FSCT sponsored three such events: in May, in New Orleans--"Research Methods for the 21st Century"; June in Seattle--"Nanotechnology"; and in September in Charlotte--"Coatings for Wood." The latter event featured tabletop exhibits of 26 companies. Although starting slowly, each successive event grew progressively more successful, with Wood Coatings exceeding its intended target both in attendance and financially. Using the experience learned in 2005, the task forces will develop even better ACSeries. Planning is in the beginning stages and information will be disseminated in late December on courses scheduled for spring and summer 2006. We thank the FSCT's "champion" for the ACSeries, Rose Ryntz, and the members of the task forces and their Chairs--Dean Webster, of NDSU (Research). Ray Fernando, of Cal Poly (Nanotechnology), and Sam Williams, of Forest Products Lab (Wood)--for their excellent work.

With 12 courses held this year the Virtual Learning Conferences (VLC) events are quickly becoming an integral part of the FSCT educational curriculum. The continued growth of the programs enhances not only the FSCT's ability to deliver this type of cutting-edge education, but it also grows its reputation in leading the way in technical education. Currently, 10 VLC programs are scheduled for the Spring 2006. We offer our sincere thanks to the VLC task force for its excellent support.

In addition to its support of the Western Coatings Societies Symposium and Show in Las Vegas, the FSCT's Professional Development Committee has developed a series of short courses featuring such topics as Aerospace Coatings, High Performance Pigments, Formulation for Waterborne Coatings, and Film Formation and Crosslinking. The short courses will be held the day prior to the WCS on November 6. The FSCT appreciates this opportunity to work with the Western Coatings Societies organizing committee in the development of the first WCS event held in Las Vegas.

ICE Convention

This year the FSCT experienced a double challenge in the development of ICE 2006. Initially scheduled for Chicago, we found that due to scheduling errors on the part of the McCormick Place, there was inadequate space available. Following a series of quick phone calls and meetings, the FSCT was able to contract for space in New Orleans, site of the successful 1998 and 2002 events. Unexpectedly, our most recent challenge was Hurricane Katrina's and Rita's attempt to obliterate much of the Gulf Coast. Staff has been in frequent communication with the city's convention officials and hotel properties. Damage to the city, as you all know, was extensive. However, the storms did not affect the tourist and convention locations as dramatically as many other parts of New Orleans. The city necessarily cancelled all meetings scheduled through the end of March 2006. Repairs and recovery are well underway and the city should be able to not only accommodate but to proudly host a return of the nation's convention industry beginning in April. The city is convinced they will be easily able to take care of the FSCT's needs in November next year. Our optimism notwithstanding, staff is also making contingency plans and has contacted several alternate cities to investigate other options. We will continue to keep the FSCT Board and membership informed as plans develop. ICE 2006 is scheduled for November 1-3 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Exhibitor promotional brochures have been distributed and companies are now reserving space in the show.

In a related matter, the FSCT is offering its resources to those industry personnel who may have lost their employment due to the recent hurricanes. Those seeking jobs should contact the FSCT Headquarters to have notices placed in JCT COATINGSTECH and on the FSCT website free of charge. Our hearts, prayers and support go out to all of our members, friends and colleagues who were affected by these disasters.

Collaboration

The Federation has continued to seek opportunities to expand its ability to provide services to its membership through collaboration with its sister industry organizations. Recent discussions with the Oil & Colour Chemists' Association have indicated several areas in which the FSCT and OCCA can cooperate for the betterment of both of our memberships. These discussions are continuing and will, hopefully, lead to new programs for our respective organizations.

The recent ACSeries event on Wood Coatings gained the support of several industry organizations that provided promotional support to their members. We sincerely thank the Paint and Decorating Contractors of America, RadTech International N.A., and Master Painters Institute for their assistance in promoting this event.

Our efforts to develop international relationships were taken to new heights by the FSCT's Director of International Relations, Colin Penny. Colin, a Past-President of the FSCT, has nurtured relations with several South American coatings technical organizations and this year the FSCT was delighted to sponsor the entry of the first Latin American organizational member of Coatings Societies International (CSI). SATER, the technical coatings society in Argentina, has made great advancements in developing its organization and the services provided to its membership. We are very pleased to have played a part in the growth of technical development in Argentina.

The FSCT's and Mr. Penny's interest and encouragement have also assisted the organization of the technical professionals in the Andean countries of South America. STAR is currently planning its fifth consecutive international meeting in Venezuela next March. Co-sponsored by the FSCT, ANDINA PAINT's conference and exhibition have grown to be an annual event that serves as a forum for the coatings community in the Andean region. We are confident that STAR also will soon join CSI.

Communications

The further development of the FSCT's technical and member journals was a priority for 2005. We are pleased that both JCT RESEARCH and JCT COATINGSTECH have gained wide acceptance by both the membership and the industry as valuable resources. JCT Editor Dr. Ray Dickie and the members of the Editorial Review Board continue to provide high quality refereed technical articles for the quarterly JCT RESEARCH. The technical articles are also available online through the FSCT's website. Members have free access to these articles for downloading as a member benefit.

The FSCT has also expanded the scope of its features in JCT COATINGSTECH to include manufacturing articles and its series on analytical techniques. The market updates provided by JCT contributor Cynthia Challener are among the most widely read features published by the FSCT.

We are also pleased to report that despite a very competitive advertising market and the unfortunate turnover in advertising sales personnel this year, ad sales have gained ground due to the recent addition of our new outside ad sales agent Carolyn Ward. In addition to her ad sales responsibilities, Carolyn is instrumental in fulfilling one of the goals for this year in bringing together the promotion and sale of available FSCT resources to the supplier industry. The FSCT's BrandBuilder Program offers opportunities and incentives to suppliers to use a wide variety of FSCT media to facilitate their marketing efforts: JCT advertising, ICE exhibits, ACSeries tabletop exhibits, and website advertising.

The FSCT's website is in the final stages of its planned redesign. Currently scheduled for completion in early 2006, the site will be expanded to include more interactive areas and areas devoted to member-accessed information. The redesign is in response to (1) the need to accommodate new technology and communications software programs, and (2) a continuing growth of member and industry usage of the website. The FSCT website (www.coatingstech.org) is currently experiencing over 400,000 "hits" per month. Even more impressive is that the site has over 15,000 "visitor sessions" per month--a "visitor session" is loosely defined as a visit to the website for an extended period of time. The Executive Committee reviewed the site plan at its recent meeting and congratulated Ms. Ziegler and staff on a very thorough approach to increasing the functionality of the FSCT's website.

The FSCT was selected to publish the proceedings of the 3rd Service Life Prediction Symposium, held in Sedona, AZ, February 2004. Editors of the book are Jonathan W. Martin (NIST), Rose A. Ryntz (Visteon), and Ray Dickie (Editor of JCT RESEARCH and JCT COATINGSTECH). The staff worked closely with the editors of the proceedings and the authors of the papers to publish this book in early October. Significantly, this represents the first time that FSCT has served as publisher for work prepared outside of the organization and presents an excellent opportunity for the FSCT to position itself as an industry publisher.

Committee Activities

Technical Events Coordinating Committee (TECC)

New this year, three conferences, part of the Advancements in Coatings Series (ACSeries) were held in 2005. Developed and implemented by specific task forces under the direction of the TECC, these conferences were very successful both in terms of task force input and attendee outcomes.

It is clear that the ACSeries has addressed many needs in the coatings industry. As the conferences are refined and the task forces learn from one another, the ACSeries brand will continue to develop and grow to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry. These events will continue to be multidimensional in nature, in terms of topic specificity, and will offer opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors.

We offer a special thank you to the members of the respective task forces for their good work:

Research Methods Task Force -- Dean Webster, NDSU, Chair; Bret Chisholm, NDSU; Marc S. Hirsch, Luna Innovations; Richard Roesler, Bayer MaterialScience LLC.

Nanotechnology Task Force -- Ray Fernando, Cal Poly State University, Chair; Anna Andrews, Ferro Corporation; Jamil Baghdachi, Eastern Michigan University; Marc S. Hirsch, Luna Innovations; Li-Piin Sung, NIST.

Wood Coatings Task Force -- Sam Williams, Forest Products Lab., Chair; George Daisey, Rohm and Haas; Mike DePietro, Omega Testing; Doug Mall, Dow Chemical Co.; Dave Salman, US EPA, OAQPS; Vicki Scarborough, Sherwin-Williams.

Their diligence and collective experiences were major contributors to the success of these conferences.

Plans are underway for 2006 ACSeries conferences to address Additives and Supply Chain Management/Environmental issues.

Professional Development Committee

Charged with developing and implementing the short courses that are being presented prior to the 27th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium & Show/FSCT Annual Meeting, a work group of the PDC presented short courses on November 6: Coatings for Aerospace; Formulation for Waterborne Coatings; and Film Formation and Crosslinking Technologies.

The PDC will be meeting in December 2005 to begin discussion of plans for ICE 2006 in New Orleans.

27th Biennial Western Coatings Societies Symposium & Show/FSCT Annual Meeting

A collaborative effort of four Western Coatings Societies (Arizona, Golden Gate, Los Angeles, and Pacific Northwest) and the FSCT, the symposium and show will take place in Las Vegas, NV on November 7-9, 2005. Following the theme of Spirit of Cooperation, several themed sessions are planned.

In addition to these themed sessions, the symposium includes the Mattiello Lecture, "Bring Back the Steel? The Growth of Plastics in Automotive Applications" by Rose A. Ryntz of Visteon Corp. and the Technical Focus Lecture, "Accelerated UV Weathering of Polymeric Systems: Recent Innovations and New Perspectives," by Joannie Chin of NIST.

Two plenary lectures will be featured as well. On November 7, John Walsh, Vice President, US Bank will present "Global Economic Conditions" and on November 8, David Darling of NPCA will present "What's Next: An Update on Future Regulations That Will Impact the Coatings Manufacturing Industry."

Manufacturing Committee

The Manufacturing Committee, comprised of members from both FSCT and the NPCA, met on March 7-8, 2005 and October 17. John Brock, with BASF Corp., has recently taken over the chairmanship succeeding Steve Marcus. The Manufacturing Committee is interested in assisting the Manufacturing Task Force of the FSCT in planning an ACSeries event focusing on coatings operations issues to include supply chain management environmental concerns.

Program Committee

The FSCT Program Committee has developed a Call for Papers for ICE 2006, scheduled in New Orleans, LA. Members of this committee are: Latoska Price, Akzo Nobel, Chair; Anna Andrews, Ferro Corporation; Li-Piin Sung, NIST; Ramesh Subramanian, Bayer MaterialScience LLC; and Thomas Schuman, University of Missouri at Rolla.

2005 Annual Report

Review of the 2005 Statement of Income and Expenses

The following financial report for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2005, was reviewed by the Board and is presented here in accordance with the Articles of Incorporation under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.</p> <pre> Balance Sheet as of 8/31/2005

8/31/2004 CURRENT ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents $169,671

$483,416 Investments 1,105,816 1,603,972 Accounts receivable 55,506 57,383 Prepaid expenses

159,152 261,368 Cash surrender value of

242,262 234,137 life insurance Other assets

21,285 11,756 TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

1,753,692 2,652,032 Property and Equipment, Net 1,040,492 1,099,375 Total Assets $2,794,184 $3,751,407 CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts payable and accrued liab

77,918 145,114 Current portion of deferred 482,766

2,173,557 income Pension termination liability 0

0 TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 560,684 2,318,671 LONG-TERM LIABILITIES Deferred income 246

854 Total Liabilities 560,930 2,319,525 Net Assets 2,233,254 1,431,882 Total Liabilities and Fund $2,794,184 $3,751,407 Balance </pre> <pre> Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology Statement of Activities and Changes in Net Assets 8/31/2005 8/31/2005 8/31/2004

Actual Budget Actual Income JCT

$547,389 $544,000 $478,968 Other Publications

$102,317 $115,000 $106,040 Dues $263,541 $270,000 $238,408 Conventions/Trade Shows $2,489,739 $2,542,664 $1,631,110 Other Educ. Activities $442,675 $575,110

$394,900 Other $204,980 $88,500 $78,234 Total Revenue $4,050,641 $4,135,274 $2,927,660 Expense Program $2,528,380 $2,528,250 $2,172,892 General and Admin $720,884 $720,847 $696,752 Total Expense

$3,249,264 $3,249,097 $2,869,644 Change in net assets

$801,377 $886,177 $58,016 Net assets, beginning $1,431,877 $1,431,877 $1,373,862 Net assets, ending $2,233,254 $2,318,054 $1,431,878 (signed) Frederick Walker, President, FSCT (signed) Yasmin Sayed-Sweet, Secretary-Treasurer, FSCT </pre> <p>New Business

Second Reading of Revised Bylaws

Prior to the Second Reading, Rick Hille, Chair of the Transition Task Force, presented an overview of the group's deliberations and recommendations. He noted that FSCT legal counsel reviewed the revised Bylaws and the procedures for election of the new Board of Directors. In addition, he pointed out that the revised Bylaws calls for the formation of the Society Liaison Council that would provide "much needed feedback and input from the Societies to the new Board."

Bylaws Committee Chair Fred Anwari reviewed the proposed amendments and on a motion by Mr. Hille, seconded by Mr. Fleming, the Board unanimously voted to approve the Bylaws as revised.

Mr. Anwari proposed the following resolution be considered to allow for the nomination and election of officers and Board members:</p> <pre> WHEREAS, the Board of Directors, after considering on second reading, the amended bylaws prepared by the Bylaws Committee in accordance with the recommendations of the Structure and Governance Task Force, this day amended the Bylaws of the FSCT (hereafter "Amended Bylaws") for the purpose of converting the FSCT from a "non-membership" organization to a "membership" organization under the Pennsylvania

Nonprofit Corporation law; WHEREAS, the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law requires that certain provisions of a membership organization's bylaws be ratified by the members; WHEREAS, the FSCT will submit the Amended Bylaws to the members for ratification;

WHEREAS, the FSCT desires to take certain steps, prior to ratification, in order to facilitate the transition of the FSCT from a "non-membership" to a "membership" organization. RESOLVED, that Sections 7.4 (Nominating Committee); 9.1 (A), (C), (D) (pertaining to the nomination of President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer and Member-Elected Directors); and 9.2, 9.3 and all other provisions of the Amended Bylaws pertaining to the establishment, election, qualifications, terms and duties of the President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer shall be effective immediately. FURTHER RESOLVED, that all other sections of the Amended Bylaws shall become effective on February 6, 2006.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the FSCT shall conduct an election of Member-

Elected Directors in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Amended Bylaws. </pre> <p>On a motion by Mr. Bartlett, seconded by Mr. Morgereth, the resolution was unanimously adopted. Mr. Anwari advised that although approved by the Board of Directors, the Bylaws will require ratification by the membership on the January 2006 ballot to be formally adopted.

Presentation of Revised Standing Rules

Mr. Anwari presented revised Standing Rules that reflected the major changes to the Bylaws. Following discussion and minor revision of the proposed Standing Rules the Standing were unanimously adopted.

(To obtain a copy of the revised Bylaws and Standing Rules, please visit the FSCT website or contact FSCT Headquarters.)

Nomination Report

Mr. Hille, Chair of the Transitional Nominating Committee, presented the Committee's report. The following slate of candidates to Board positions were approved by the Board and will be presented to the membership for election in January.

Upon the approval of the proposed amendments on restructure to the FSCT Bylaws, the FSCT Transitional Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following slate of nominees for election by the Membership to nine (9) positions on the Federation Board of Directors.

* Bob Ahn, E.T. Horn Co., La Mirada, CA

* Larry Brandenburger, Valspar, Minneapolis, MN

* Joe Brown, Cray Valley Ltd., Stallingsborough, UK

* Charles E. Carncross, Buckman Laboratories, Memphis, TN

* Paul Delmonico, Old Western Paint Co., Inc., Denver, CO

* Chris Harding, Waterlox Coatings Corp., Cleveland, OH

* Thomas E. Hill, The Coatings Alliance, Buffalo, NY

* Kevin Pelling, L.V. Lomas, Brampton, Ont., Canada

* Fritz Walker, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA

* Joseph P. Walton, Jamestown Paint Co., Jamestown, PA

In addition, the following individuals have submitted valid petitions according to policy and procedures entering their names for consideration to the Board positions:

* Mark D. Algaier, Hillyard Industries, Inc., St. Joseph, MO

* John P. Berghuis, Kronos Canada Inc., Mission (Vancouver), BC Canada

* Robert S. Henderson, Lonza, Pittsburgh, PA

* A. Marshall Jones, Van Horn, Metz & Co., Inc., Conshohocken (Philadelphia), PA

* Natu C. Patel, Ace Hardware Corp., Matteson, IL

* Howard Robins, Sealing Products Div./Dana Corp., Buffalo Grove, IL

* Renee D. Shreves, Quaker Color, Troy, MI

* Randy Shubert, Shubert Paints, Inc., Tucker, GA

* Earl T. Tveit, McCullough & Associates, Atlanta, GA

* James A. Wasik, PPG Industries, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

Elections will be conducted beginning on January 2 through January 22, 2006. The new Board will take office on February 6, 2006 following certification of the election by the current Board.

In addition to Rick Hille, the members of the Transitional Nominating Committee are: George Amrich, Jr. (New York), Fred Anwari (Los Angeles), Melinda Forbes (Los Angeles), Deryk Pawsey (Pacific Northwest), Gail Pollano (New England), and Murray Steeves (Montreal).

Election of Officers

Mr. Hille presented the names of the following persons for election to the officer positions:

President: Dr. Rose Ann Ryntz (Detroit Society), Visteon Corp., Dearborn, MI (Two-year term)

Vice President: Dr. Yasmin Sayed-Sweet (Baltimore Society), Alberdingk Boley, Inc., Bel Air, MD. (Two-year term)

Secretary-Treasurer: Joseph Pontoski (FSCT Controller), Blue Bell, PA (One-year term)

On a motion by Mr. Hille, seconded by Mr. Fleming, the slate for officer positions was unanimously elected.

Coatings Industry Education Foundation

(President Sara was unable to attend the meeting. In his absence, Dr. Sayed-Sweet, Secretary-Treasurer of CIEF, presented his report.)

Report of the CIEF President

I. Financial Summary 2004: In the calendar year 2004, CIEF had income of $124,770, expenses of $5,743, scholarship disbursements of $60,000, and Roon Awards distributions of $4000. Total assets are valued at $692,311 at the end of calendar 2004 (up from $638,309 at year end 2003). For this last quarter (ending June 30, 2005), total assets are $718,479, up $26,168 since the start of the year. The funds are managed by Vanguard.

II. Project Tomorrow: The 2004 Project Tomorrow activities netted $8,250. This program solicits contributions from companies and individuals. The 2005 Project Tomorrow campaign has so far collected $1000, but commitments for $8000 have been received, and our annual solicitation mailing has not yet gone out.

III. Financial Strategy for 2005: A total of $71,000 in scholarships and fellowship grant money will be distributed in 2005 (vs. $60,000 in 2004). The total amount of money requested by institutions was $90,500, so we have funded 78% of the requests. The Trustees feel that this funding level is responsible given our current financial situation.

IV. Scholarship Recipients: Proposals are received by December of each year from universities requesting scholarship monies for their students. The universities determine which students specifically receive the monies. The schools that received money last year are: California Polytechnic, DePaul, Eastern Michigan, North Dakota State, Southern Mississippi and University of Missouri at Rolla. The Trustees evaluate the proposals and decide which programs to help fund. The details are available upon request.

V. Details of the specific funds and scholarships will be presented at the annual meeting in November, but are available upon request.

VI. Bylaws of the CIEF: At the March 2005 Trustees meeting, the bylaws of the CIEF were reviewed and changes will need to be made because of the changes in the FSCT Bylaws. The process for changing the bylaws will be reviewed at our next meeting, in November, 2005.

VII. The Current Trustees are: Paul Sara, Roger Woodhull, Sid Lauren, Jim Geiger, Lou Floyd, George Schmitz, and Yasmin Sayed-Sweet. Yasmin is the FSCT representative on the Board of Trustees for a one-year term, she will be succeeded by the new Secretary-Treasurer of the Federation for 2005-2006. The trustees are elected for three-year terms and verified every year by the Board of Directors. The trustees up for re-election this year are Sid Lauren and Paul Sara.

Paul S. Sara

President, CIEF

On a motion by Mr. Traister, seconded by Mr. Jones, Mr. Lauren and Mr. Sara were unanimously re-elected to three-year terms as Trustees.

On behalf of the Toronto Society, Mr. Hiscocks presented a check for $1,000 to Dr. Sayed-Sweet in memory of Society and FSCT Past-President A. Clarke Boyce.

RELATED ARTICLE: 'Groundbreaking and Significant' Describe FSCT Roon Awards

At many association meetings and conferences in various industries, there are awards for the "best"--whether it is a paper, a presentation, a product, or a company. While all of these awards honor achievements, few awards are as dedicated to recognizing breakthrough, cutting-edge work as the Roon Foundation Awards.

Established in 1957 by the late Leo Roon, founder of Nuodex Products Co., the Roon Awards were created to foster original, innovative work in the coatings industry. Since that time, these awards have recognized some of the most important research on organic protective coatings of the past half-century. The awards are presented at the FSCT Annual Meeting.

Charles R. Hegedus, Air Products & Chemicals, is the current Chair of the Roon Awards Committee. He states that the Roon Awards are significant because they are only presented for "truly groundbreaking work" that represents a real scientific and practical step forward in the industry. In fact, as the Roon Awards governing principles state, the "committee is not obligated to award prizes if in its opinion none of the submitted papers are of a caliber to be worthy of such recognition."

When evaluating submissions, the Roon Awards Committee, which includes people from various segments of the coatings industry, looks for papers that meet its stated evaluation criteria: Originality, Scientific Importance, Practical Value, and Quality of Composition. "Roon Awards papers are very unique because they have to be original, and also have balanced elements of practicality (not just pure early-stage science) and scientific value," states Dr. Hegedus. "Plus, the winning papers tend to present scientific/technical processes that are applicable beyond the bounds of organic coatings--that reach into various related industries," he adds.

Clifford K. Schoff, a former Chair of the Roon Awards Committee, says that Roon-caliber papers are those that present "a research breakthrough, a new application of old chemistry, a new solution to old problems, and/or new or revised physical and analytical techniques." Thus, Roon Award-winning papers always present substantial contributions to coatings technology and often go on to have a seminal, landmark place in industry literature. Schoff cites "Interaction of Rheology, Geometry, and Process in Coatings Flow" by Richard R. Eley and Leonard W. Schwartz, and "Validation of the Reciprocity Law for Coating Degradation" by Joannie Chin, et al. as two recent first place papers (2001 and 2004, respectively) that have contributed significantly to the coatings knowledge base.

In addition to advancing research in the industry, the Roon Awards represent a significant achievement for the winning authors. Winners receive a cash award of up to $4,000 from the Roon Foundation, but it is the recognition of excellence from industry peers and the prestige it provides authors and their organizations that truly distinguishes the honor.

Complete details on the 2006 Roon Awards Competition are available on the FSCT website and were highlighted in the November/December 2005 issue of COATINGSTECH. Those interested in participating must send a letter of intent, along with the title of the proposed paper and a brief abstract by February 27, 2006 to: Roon Awards Competition, c/o Rod Moon, FSCT, 492 Norristown Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422-2350, or email intent to rodm@coatingstech.org.

Winners of 2004 FSCT Roon Foundation Awards

FIRST PRIZE: "Validation of the Reciprocity Law for Coating Photodegradation" -- Joannie Chin, Walter Byrd, Jonathan Martin, and Tinh Nguyen, of National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.

SECOND PRIZE: "Latex Produced with Carboxylic Acid Co-monomer for Waterborne Coatings: Particle Morphology Variations with Changing pH" -- Daisuke Fukuhara and Donald Sundberg, of University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

THIRD PRIZE: "Novel Polyurethane Coating Technology Through Glycidyl Carbamate Chemistry" -- Peter A. Edwards, Grant Streimer, and Dean C. Webster, of North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
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