At today’s club meeting, Jonathan showed various photos of his trip to ICE Seattle. Bill and Jonathan spoke about the various collections they saw and the overall wonderful experience they had at the event.
The DCSWCC membership voted for the new 2014-2015 officers. Thanks to the past officers for all the time and support you put into the club and congratulations to the new officer group.
President – Martin Thurn
Vice President – Bob Martinazzi
Treasurer – Denise Kratz
MD Regional Director – Jeff Schock
VA Regional Director – Matt Fox
Local members of the R2 Builders group and R2DC stopped by the January meeting of DCSWCC. Greg, Izzy, Mike and Bob brought various parts, domes and two functioning R2 units and presented information on R2 building.
Our January meeting will be held at the West County Area Library in Odenton, MD on Saturday the 4th.
The theme is “Building your own R2-D2″
Dave (aka StarWarsDave) from the Rebel Legion Terrapin Base attended the December meeting of the DCSWCC. Dave gave a very informative presentation on the Rebel Legion dressed as Han Solo. His costume was very impressive and his presentation provided a wealth of knowledge about the Rebel Legion organization. We hope to have more partnerships between the Rebel Legion and DCSWCC in the future. For more information about the Rebel Legion visit their website http://www.rebellegion.com/base.php?b=40
Mike Kurtz started the DCSWCC Yahoogroup on August 20th, 2003 and the first official meeting of the DCSWCC was held on September 13th, 2003. In the past 10 years, the club has fulfilled MK’s vision of being a place for Star Wars collectors to meet up with others of similar interest, expand their collecting habits and more importantly give back to the children of the DC Metro area. The club still maintains that vision through various charity related activities such as collecting canned goods for the local shelters and participating in Toys-for-Tots drives. The largest fundraising activity is the club’s bi-annual charity pin which has raised over $25,000 for the various charities which includes the DC Children’s Hospital, NIH Children’s Inn, Aluminum Cans for Burned Children, Believe in Tomorrow and CureSearch for Children’s Cancer.
The 10th Anniversary Summer Social will be held on Saturday, September 7th from 1pm to 5pm at the American Legion in Fairfax, VA
Our November meeting will be held in Ashburn, VA but it is for members only. Sign up in our forums and join in the fun!
The October 2013 meeting of the DCSWCC will be held on SUNDAY, October 6th at the West County Area Library in Odenton, MD from 1:00 to 4:30.
Meeting theme: TBD
West County Area Library 1325 Annapolis Rd Odenton, MD 21113
Library website: http://www.aacpl.net/branch_info/wco.htm
The August 2013 meeting of the DCSWCC will be held on Saturday, August 3rd from 12:30 to 4:00pm at the Dolley Madison Library in McLean, VA.
Meeting theme: Ten years later…
This month’s theme parallels our club history at the moment. Please bring for show-and-tell any keepsakes and event nostalgia that commemorated movie tenth anniversaries. Are there any “10th” collectibles other than posters? I hope we’ll find out at the meeting!
Library address: 1244 Oak Ridge Ave McLean, VA 22101
Library website http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/BRANCHES/dm/