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Twenty-four families at Owatonna, Minnesota originally founded this group in 1984 as the Midwest Sad Iron Collectors Club. Over the years our group grew in size and scope. At the Kansas City Convention in 2008 we voted to update our name to PITCA, reflecting the diversity of our membership.

Today we have over 325 members in 40 states plus Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and The Netherlands. Although the majority of members attending meetings reside in the United States, each year we welcome a few who travel from around the world to attend our Annual Convention!

There is No Public Sign Up to view our website. You are invited to explore the various Tabs containing information pertaining to Irons, Trivets and other Laundry Day Collectibles.

Whether you are a Novice or Expert collector you're invited to Join PITCA! Besides many other benefits, membership enables website Sign Up access to the hidden sub-tabs under Members: Directory, Lending Library, Discussion Forum, Photo Album and Buy-Sell-Trade.

Featured Image for April 2014: "Burning Shame, Cold Comfort" Enterprise Victorian Trade Card, circa 1880.

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Update 4/12/14 regarding the Heartbleed Open SSL Issue: Data through Ning.com is not affected.

You may have heard of a recently discovered security issue—called Heartbleed—that impacted many sites on the internet. Heartbleed affected OpenSSL, a type of technology websites use to keep information secure as it travels through the web. The way Ning's SSL is managed was not vulnerable to the Heartbleed exploit, so there are no resulting security issues to be concerned about related to this website.

1984 ~ 2014


Officers 2013 - 2014

Walt Karney ~ President
Jerry Marcus ~ Secretary Treasurer
Ken Broman ~ Librarian
Buck Carson ~ Editor, Pressing News
Lynn Rosack ~ Webmaster

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