One of the founding principles of the San Joaquin Valley Civil War Round Table is to raise funds for the Preservation of Civil War Battlefield sites. To that end we have worked hard over the past decade. The total raised to date exceeds $42,500. We have accomplished this through monthly raffles, an annual fund raiser and excess funds generated by the production and management of six annual three day events, namely West Coast Symposiums, featuring speakers, dinners, raffles, and sales. All West Coast Round Tables attend these annual events and contribute to their success. The last conference sponsored by our CWRT was Oct. 2009, held at the Veterans' Post in Clovis, CA., and covering the theme "The Campaign for Chattanooga".
Our funds are sent selectively to organizations in the east who specialize in battlefield preservation. Specifically the Civil War Preservation Trust; the Friends of Gettysburg; Friends of Raymond Battlefield; the Richmond Battlefield Trust; Central Virginia Battlefield Trust: the Drum Barracks; Friends of Civil War Alcatraz; the Lincoln Center in Redlands; and the Carter House Trust in Franklyn, TN.
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