Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable

Civil War Education, Remembrance and Preservation

The Last Word


By Mark R. Terry
Over the summer, members were invited to participate in a one-day PSCWRT “Retreat” at the Swedish Club in Seattle. All those who came helped contribute to the direction of our organization for the coming year. Many ideas were brought up in two main areas- fund raising and increasing membership. Six of them were voted upon to help move the PSCWRT forward. President Mike Movius has the details in an article elsewhere in this issue. I am hoping we can make the Retreat an annual event!
I say this every year, but I am excited about the new CWRT season coming up! As always, VP Programming Pat Brady has prepared a very good slate of speakers for the coming year- see the schedule of speakers/topics above. Note that a full, unabridged schedule is available for viewing on the website.

As the newsletter editor, I want to highlight two things. One you’ve probably noticed- we are using a double-column layout instead of a single column. We hope this will allow us to add more to each issue. The second and more important change is that Treasurer Jeff Rombauer is contributing his research and knowledge to a concise annotated bibliography of each month’s topic! What makes this so outstanding is that it provides members with the opportunity to know more and dig deeper into each month’s subject. As you know, the post-presentation Q&A time often produces the best insights into a given topic. If members are already “read up” on it, consider how much richer this time would be.

Please note that the PSCWRT is again working to expand our reach by putting together the Joanne Rajoppi talk on September 21 at the Bellevue King County Library (details in the newsletter). Every time we do something like this, we put our name out in the community, so it is a potential recruiting tool. We hope you will be able to attend.


The PSCWRT season goes from September to the following May. Dues should be paid in September. They are payable either at the meeting or by mail: $25. Also, donations are gratefully accepted. These will help secure speakers for our meetings.

Please note that all donations are tax deductible as the PSCWRT is a 501(c)3 organization. Mail to: Jeff Rombauer, Treasurer, 22306 255th Ave. SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038-7626. Call 425-432-1346, or email: jeffrombauer@foxinternet.com.
We welcome your article or research submissions for the newsletter, but they may be edited. The deadline for the next Washington Volunteer is the last Monday of this month. Please have it in Mark Terry’s hands via email or snail-mail by then. Thank you!