The Old Baldy Civil War Round Table (OB CWRT) will receive the Wallace L. Rueckel Innovation Award on September 8th before its monthly meeting at the Rohrer Center in Cherry Hill. The Round Table will be presented a check for $500, a commemorative award, and recognition through the CWRT Congress’ many social media channels, quarterly newsletter, and annual report. After the ceremony, Elizabeth Leonard will discuss her book "Benjamin Franklin Butler: A Noisy, Fearless Life."
The Old Baldy Civil War Round Table (OBCWRT), located in Cherry Hill, NJ, was chosen to receive the Innovation Award on July 17, 2022, by the CWRT Congress. The award is given to recognize a Civil War Round Table for its creative, effective, and inventive programs that provide value to its members and community. The program achieves measurable results and utilizes a variety of resources including partnerships within and outside the community while adapting to the changing conditions and meeting critical objectives.
Named after one of the CWRT Congress’ founders, this award acknowledges the enormous efforts the OB CWRT has taken to develop alternative marketing methods, improve the experience for existing and new members, add member benefits, increase social media presence, all while continuing to promote preservation and education of the Civil War era by collaborating with local, regional, and national organizations.
In citing the organization’s many goals and accomplishments, representative Paul Prentiss stated, “This is really a proud moment for the Old Baldy Civil War Round Table to be selected for the Wallace L. Rueckel Innovation Award. Our group has worked hard to improve membership experience, so we really value and respect this honor. “
The CWRT Congress is an international non-profit organization created to help existing Civil War Round Tables with time-tested tools to remain or become sustainable. Its motto is Improvement Through Education and Networking. Visit the Old Baldy CWRT website (OldBaldyCWRT.org) for information on attending or viewing the event on Zoom.
For information, contact Mike Movius at (360) 481-3117 or [email protected]