The purpose of the CWRT Congress is to provide new existing CWRTs with time-tested tools to allow them expand their membership, reduce operating costs, have effective governance structures, to develop meaningful partnerships and to raise sufficient funds for quality programs and historic preservation.

Attendee Comments

This was an excellent idea, and you and the others did a great job putting it together. I have a lot to take home to my members. Thanks,

Gordy Morgan
Mahoning Valley CWRT

Thanks for all the info. Much appreciated.   I have already liked your CWRT on FB, and do expect to have a couple of questions within the next week.  I mentioned I have already written a first draft hour long presentation that will be heard at my Ottawa group the last thurs [Thursday] of this month.......and then I will knock it down to 10 or 15 minutes to present to the Kingston group the week after !! It was great meeting everyone.  Thanks again,

Susan Schmidt
CWRT Ottawa

Thanks Mike

Roger Leturno
Fredericksburg CWRT

Thanks very much!

Mary-Elizabeth Ellard
Atlanta CWRT

Thanks for the interesting conference on Saturday and I hope you liked the maps I produced for the agenda packet.  I have PDFs of all the maps, including one we didn't add to the packet which shows all the active roundtables without the canons on who was attending.  If those would be helpful, let me know.

I did go home and "liked" your page, but I didn't get your "8am packet".  

Hope you had a good tour with Hank today of the Battlefield.  The next time I get out to Seattle, I'll send you an e-mail to see if I can match up with your meetings. Thanks again

Kimball Brace
Bull Run CWRT

Please allow Scott Britton and me to express our sincere thanks for the CWRT Congress you led last Saturday.  It was an outstanding event and we appreciate all of the effort that you and the organization dedicated to this event in order to secure it's success.

Of course, Sunday's tour of Second Manassas was a dream-come-true under the care of our narrator, Ranger Hank Elliott.  I'm sure that the battlefield tours planned on last Monday and Tuesday were equally informative and regret that we were unable to join you.  Our misfortune!

Thank you for your leadership and we look forward to joining you for next year's CWRT Congress.

Leight Murray
Recording Secretary
CWRT of the Mid-Ohio Valley

Thanks,  Mike.  Sorry I missed it and a chance to meet fellow CW enthusiasts. I had the tour and meeting dates flipped. Couldn't have done yesterday anyway as I was committed to a Wounded Warrior tour to Antietam so it was probably wishful thinking.

We had several folks there yesterday and they can update me along with your handouts. Thanks for doing this.

Susan Claffey

Thanks so much for a wonderful CWRT Congress. It was so well organized and thought out. I learned a lot and will share it with our members.

Dee Ann Smith
Bucks County CWRT

Thank you so much to all who had a hand in this fantastic congress!!   I came away with many new ideas/thoughts to take to share with my Roundtable. 

Theresa Chevery
Chesapeake CWRT

Great talk today!!

Kurt DeSoto
CWRT of the District of Columbia

Happy to finally meet you and thank you for all of your time and efforts to put this program on and hope you don't mind but I will be sharing the information with the CWRT's who attended the Regional meeting in Kenosha.

Rick Zarr
Salt Creek CWRT

I was typing up notes of speakers' remarks for a friend who wanted to but could not attend the event. I told him that not only was the Congress great but so well organized that whatever Mike Movius is part of in the future, I'll be there.

Thank you for an imaginative and fact-filled Congress.

Regina Daly
Capital District CWRT

I, too, enjoyed meeting everyone at the Congress and want to thank the organizers for all their hard work. I learned a lot and am sharing the knowledge with our members.

The link to the Bucks County Civil War Round Table newsletters is: http://civilwarmuseumdoylestown.org/swanns.html Please contact me if you want to republish an article and I’ll check with the author.

Dee Ann Smith
Bucks County CWRT

I would say it was a good learning experience for me.  After looking over the agenda, I really can't think of anything I'd change.  I think the one area I personally would like to see emphasized is recruiting.  I just turned 70 last month and every time I go to one of our meetings, it seems to get grayer.  We have a few young people in the Bull Run CWRT, but we need more youth.  

I think a segment of a future program should address this problem. What are the things, besides cell phones, that will attract modern day young people?  Other than that, I think the Congress was a great success, and you and the other contributors did an outstanding job.  

Drew Palio
Bull Run CWRT

It was a pleasure meeting you all in Virginia this month for the Congress of Civil War Round Tables.  I thought the meeting was quite successful, and I look forward to some of the imaginative changes we should see coming from various Civil War Round Tables.

Bjorn Skaptason
Abraham Lincoln Book Shop

We just wanted to thank all of you for the fantastic CWRT Congress! We came home with a wealth of information and renewed enthusiasm. Due to your congress, as of today, our Connecticut Civil War Round Table is the proud owner of a $2,000,000 liability insurance policy.

We have contacted a few other Connecticut Round Tables and are in hope of setting up a New England network for the purpose of sharing speakers and ideas. We can not thank you all enough for the time and effort that went into this Congress. Please let us know when the next Congress will be scheduled for. We will definitely attend.

Mary Lou and Blair Pavlik
Connecticut CWRT