They are already working on the next issue. If you have a story,
some artwork, a puzzle, an after action report, or anything you would
like to submit, get it submitted at Newsletter@USSTiconderoga.org.
They are already working on the next issue. If you have a story, some artwork, a puzzle, an after action report, or anything you would like to submit, get it submitted at Newsletter@USSTiconderoga.org.
Stardate 96652.22 Due to a brief communications interruption Mr Hnack has restored communications to UssTiconderoga.org
We will not fail! We will not allow the Borg to assimilate us into the collective of malware sites and phishing scams. We have joined a new host that is human based and part of Mr Hnack’s trusted colleagues.
Thank you to the crew and family for their understanding
Greetings, all! And happy new year!
I hope the first weeks of 2019 have been treating you well. We have a great opportunity to truly show off what the otters can do, when we host the annual Fleet Banquet on the 26th. I have full faith that we can blow it out of the water – we’ve pulled together and made great things happen many times in the past.
Thank you, all, for a great 2018. I know we can make 2019 even better.
A short note on chain of command, both within the club and within the fleet. There has been much discussion concerning observing the chain of command, which is also the chain of communication.
When we’re talking about official communications, there is a very specific trail to follow: department chief > first officer > commanding officer > fleet council > admiralty board. If you truly feel as though you have an issue that you can’t discuss with your department chief, your first option should be another department chief, or the assistant department chief, who can then bring it to the X.O., who can then take it to the C.O. Ideally, we are close enough that we can take care of issues quickly and between the involved parties. If, for whatever reason, you feel as though you can’t speak directly to the necessary party, there are workarounds to solve any issues.
There have been occasions within the fleet wherein members of a ship have gone either directly to the admiralty, or to members of a different ship, disrespecting and disregarding the official chain of command, blowing problems completely out of proportion, and blindsiding their COs and XOs when the issues are brought up at fleet council meetings. Keep in mind that this is *only* for official fleet business or issues. Chatting with other members of our fleet-wide family is welcomed and encouraged.
Thank you all for your time. See you next time!
I hope you’re surviving the cold weather we’re having. ( Personally, I will be very happy when the warm weather returns.)
As you may have noticed, there are parts of our site here that are terribly out of date. We are working on getting things fixed. We have a crack(ed) team of specialists working to mend, spit and polish her up. Please be patient as we work our way through this endeavor.
Our events calendar is always up-to-date, so you can go there for quick checks.
In the meantime, if you haven’t already done so, please take a gander at the latest newsletter. It’s big and beautiful and full of fun stuff.
Our meeting on December 12th is our annual Mugato Gift Exchange. This year, our mugato is red. What this means is that if the gift you bring is red, you get a little treat. (It must be the gift itself that is red, not the wrapping paper/bag.) All gifts need to be wrapped and anonymous. If you choose something that is new and store bought, please don’t spend more than $10.00 on it. We’re just having fun and don’t want to break the bank. Handmade items are always popular. If the item you bring is used, please make sure that it is clean, has all it’s parts, and is in good working order. In short, make it something that you would like to receive.
We will be meeting in the classroom in December, so that we can have treats.
I hope to see you all there. We have some fun things to hand out before the craziness gets underway.
As you slide down the banisters of life, may the slivers never point the wrong way. =)
Don’t forget that the USS Ticonderoga meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 12th at the Roy Library. We will gather at 6:30pm for our social time with the meeting starting at 7:00pm. We may have some new visitors who just found out about us from the FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. There will also be some special show and tell presentations. If you ordered a 20th Anniversary Seventh Fleet t-shirt, the money is due at the meeting. See you there.