Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable

Civil War Education, Remembrance and Preservation

President's Corner

PLANNING RETREAT NETS PSCWRT INITIATIVES

By Mike Movius
On August 6th, we held a planning retreat at the Swedish Culture Center in Dexter Avenue. The 12 attendees tackled three areas of PSCWRT life: Fundraising, Membership and Marketing and Operations. The product of the retreat was six initiatives. Those initiatives are:
  • History walks - These are really opportunities to use of the rich historical resources in Puget Sound to engage the public, while learning about Civil War veterans and others. The first has already been scheduled.
  • Bring a friend – We will be asking members to bring a friend to an upcoming meeting. There will be a visible incentive if you succeed.
  • Member survey - The survey will be fashioned to determine why some continue their memberships while others do not.
  • Book sales - This is a redefinition of how we acquire and distribute books and media on the Civil War and other histories.
  • “Go Fund Me” – We plan to use this application in an effort to determine if we can make the case for 19th century history and preserving our heritage.
  • CWT Color Bearer – This is a membership level of the Civil War Trust that will provide unique opportunities for PSCWRT members to attend exclusive Civil War events.

We hope you will find them engaging.