December 28, 2021

Dear friends and my reenacting family,

After serving the hobby for more than 12 years as the NECWE Coordinator, I have made the decision to retire from active service as of December 31, 2021. Following in the footsteps of the former coordinators Lorrie Stearns Proal and Judy Robinson, it is time to step aside and encourage others to take the lead. Through this website and the NECWE facebook page, I have been able to promote New England civil war-related events, activities, schedules and guidelines all in hopes that the members of the hobby will enjoy themselves and be kept up-to-date with the latest news and trends.

To my fellow event coordinators... thank you for your support and trust in helping you to offer quality events to both the reenactors and the public. There are many documents posted on this website that are the result of each and every one of you wishing to bring the best event to fruition. 

I'd like to specifically thank those who helped and trusted in me to hold the NECWE reins for so many years... Todd Bryda, Randy Porteus, Paul Plante, Joe Pereira, Matt and Bob Burbank, Lee Jones, and John Maloney (my mentor). A special thanks to my wife Jackie for her understanding and support as I spent time away from family to fulfill my commitments to the hobby.

I have offered a plan to the leadership of the NEB, LG and Civilian corps to continue the efforts of the NECWE by formulating an ADVISORY GROUP to plan the schedule, work with new and seasoned event coordinators, and promote the hobby.

Best wishes to all whose path I have crossed and shared along this journey we call "reenacting". It truly is its own family! Bless you all and stay safe!

Yours in service,
Marc Bassos