Newville Event Preparations

In an effort to assist unit members through the process of preparing for GWA reenactments at the Newville, PA site, the following checklist has been created. A PDF version of this checklist can be found here: Newville Event Preparations Checklist


Requirement Information Due
151 RIL Unit Annual Dues $25 - via PayPal send payment (“friends and family” type) to: 151regiment@gmail.com
(Allows for access to unit mailgroup and private Facebook group.)
March 1 of calendar year, or upon joining unit
Great War Association Annual Dues $25 - via PayPal send payment to: GWAtreas@gmail.com
Paid once yearly in combination with event dues
2 weeks prior to April event date (or November event date if it’s your 1st event of the year)
Great War Association Event Dues $25 - via PayPal send payment to: GWAtreas@gmail.com
Include in payment notes: name, address, phone, email, emergency contact, unit commander (John Bracken), unit affiliation (151 RIL).
2 weeks prior to April/November event date
Meals for Event $20 - via PayPal send payment (“friends and family” type) to: bracken99@hotmail.com
Includes: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and dinner, and coffee throughout
2 weeks prior to April/November event date
Ammo for Event $50 for 50 rounds of 8mm Lebel rifle blank. Recommend buying 100 rounds for initial purchase. Event pick-up option available.
http://www.atlanticwallblanks.com
1-2 months prior to April/November event date
Loaner Gear Requirements Cpl. Picard (Matt Murphy) will email the unit (and post on Facebook) asking those who need to borrow loaner uniforms/equipment to specify what is needed. ~1 month prior to April/November event date
Uniform/Equipment Check Pre-Event inspection of all uniforms and equipment (e.g., rifle cleaned, boots blackened, tears repaired, etc.). 1 week prior to April/November event date
Haircut All unit members are required to keep their hair on the sides and back neatly trimmed or buzzed.
For additional information on appropriate appearance and grooming see here.
Prior to event
Mail Call Assignment* Write letter in French (including addressed envelope) to assigned unit member for mail call.
*For those events where mail call is done, Cpl. Picard (Matt Murphy) will email unit members with assignment.
Hand-in to Sgt. Contamine at event
Food for Saturday Lunch Unit members are responsible for supplying their own lunch on Saturday of the event. Must be period and culturally appropriate. Bring to event
French Company Co-Op Scrip Payment for scrip to use at French Company Co-Operative - via PayPal send payment (“friends and family” type) to: bracken99@hotmail.com
Recommend $5-10 worth of scrip to use for snacks/drinks/knick-knacks.
2 weeks prior to April/November event date


For reference, the following are maps of the Newville site and parking area (click for larger version).