17. January 2017
There was a tremendous turnout for the Southern California chapter golf outing and Toys for Tots toy drive.
Several Chemical Coaters Association International chapters held events during December to benefit charitable organizations. The Southern California, Central States and Wisconsin chapters conducted toy drives during their December chapter events. In addition, the chapters made cash donations to their local charity organizations.
The Southern California Chapter held its 5th annual Toys for Tots Golf Outing on December 5 in Pasadena. There were approximately 70 golfers who participated in the outing and toy drive. Sixteen marines attended to help collect toys. Chapter president Ron Lum was especially pleased to report they collected a record-breaking 662 toys this year. The evening festivities were sponsored by Sundial Powder Coatings and held at Kings Row Gastropub where attendees gathered for an amazing close to the day's events with dinner and award presentations.
The Central States Chapter held a dinner meeting alongside their annual Toys for Tots campaign. The meeting included a presentation by Tim Welch with AZZ Galvanizing on Natina steel, a surface treatment that chemically reacts with galvanizing to create a rustic brown finish that blends into surroundings for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. More than 20 people attended the event where several hundred dollars in toys was collected. The chapter made an additional $250 donation to make for happier holidays for children in the Kansas City area.
The Central States chapter collected toys and money for their local Toys for Tots program at their December meeting.
For the second year, the Wisconsin Chapter conducted a toy drive during their December meeting. They collected over 500 toys, more than double from last year, for the Kids 2 Kids Program. They were also excited to present a chapter donation of $500. A few companies in the chapter held internal toy drives and members from the chapter delivered the toys in person to the local Kids 2 Kids organization. The chapter is proud of the terrific community support and looks forward to watching this effort grow every year.
The Wisconsin chapter donated over 500 toys to the Kids 2 Kids Program.