Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT: 2018 Highlights

National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association, Inc. (W3R-US)

  • Completed a Lecture to Web program that enabled a historian to lecture to 12 different groups, after which he reworked the lectures to text with images to be posted on the website.
  • Completed signage texts for a segment of the trail in New Jersey.
  • Added a French translation feature to the website.
  • Worked with Fort Mifflin to develop a plan for effective marketing and distribution of Pennsylvania unigrid maps.
  • Placed 60 directional signs on trail related sites throughout the nine State and Washington, D.C. trail.
  • Secured passport stampers for sites along the trail.
  • Reinstated monthly conference calls with representatives in each State and D.C.
  • Secured GuideStar Platinum rating.
  • Completed full migration to QuickBooks.
  • Developed a board-only website and organizational archive to house all important corporate records, grants, and contracts so that no information is lost in the transition to new officers every two years.
  • Formalized terms and conditions to further professionalize contracting with professional service providers.
  • Completed an online archive of the past 20 years of the organization’s work.
  • Organized a mailing list in preparation for an online newsletter.
  • Participated in the Long Range Interpretive Plan to be completed in 2019.
  • Organized a contact list for a Trail Access and Development Study, also to be completed in 2019, and a board task force to update the bylaws.
  • Welcomed Steven Sims as trail Superintendent in October 2018, and began a realignment process to enhance the effectiveness of the partnership.
  • Awarded a 2018 Task Agreement to provide a contracted Executive Director, a part-time Digital Media Services person, and to cover the costs of accounting services and supplies.

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The trail sign is on the corner of Fort Myer Drive and eastbound Lee Highway in Arlington, VA, just past Key Bridge across from Georgetown in Washington, D.C. Photo Credit: Kevin Vincent