DCSWCC NOW FIVE YEARS OLD
A long time ago, in our nation’s capital region.
August 19, 2008 marked the fifth anniversary of The Washington DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC). Back in the summer of 2003, Mike Kurtz
convened 18 local die-hard Star Wars collectors in a library basement.
DCSWCC is now one of the largest and most active Star Wars collecting clubs
in America, with over 110 members. The club meets monthly and holds special
events such as socials and “Roadshow” appraisal events throughout the year.
DCSWCC members have attended all major Star Wars events and held prominent
volunteer positions at JediCon in West Virginia, Celebration III in
Indianapolis, Celebration IV in Los Angeles, Celebration Europe in London,
and Celebration Japan in Tokyo.
Throughout the last five years, DCSWCC and its members have contributed
significantly to the Star Wars fandom and have supported children of the local communities. Mainly through sales of exclusive Lucasfilm-sanctioned
cloisonne lapel pins featuring Yoda, Chewbacca, and Boba Fett, DCSWCC has
raised over $14,000 for charities such as DC Children’s Hospital, The
Children’s Inn at NIH, the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children Program, United
Mitochondrial Disease Fund, and the 501st’s Katie Johnson Fund. In
addition, members have donated countless canned goods and toys to local food
pantries and Toys for Tots campaigns.
DCSWCC’s latest charity pin drive is still underway, with less than 200 pins
remaining. You can help them reach their goal of $6000 — please visit http://store.dcswcc.org and order your pin now!
Happy belated birthday, DCSWCC!
For more information, visit the club’s website at http://www.dcswcc.org