After several years of having the honor of being your Chief Executive, I am stepping down from the position. I have chosen Markanite as my successor as Chief Executive. This is a good choice - Mark has unquestioned seniority, has served in the government in a variety of positions, is a Heart of the Islands recipient, is a TITO knight, participates in the election process as a contributing member of The Islands Party (TIP), and is a person that people look up to here as a steady and solid contributor. He will expertly lead us into the future.
Thanks to you all for letting me serve you for the last couple of years; this is an amazing region with amazing people in it and I am blessed to have had a chance to be a part of it! I am not leaving the Islands though, I will be staying around and continuing to participate in our fine region! The transition will happen over the next couple of days as I continue to work with Mark to make this a smooth transfer of power.
Please give Markanite your full support, as you have me these last several years. VIVA Markanite! VIVA 1000 Islands!
Last Edit: Feb 17, 2019 5:21:44 GMT -5 by Woonsocket
Post by Tuga Nation's Dragon on Feb 17, 2019 5:39:08 GMT -5
Wait, what?! Another chief executive change? I didn't see this coming... Well, you did an amazing job as our leader, Woonsocket... Markanite has some big shoes to fill, but I am sure he will be up to it... Congratulations Markanite, a well deserved nomination! Couldn't think of anyone better for the tough job you will have now...
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Woon has been an amazing Chief Executive. He has led us through a difficult time and has done so with immeasurable grace and impeccable leadership. He has made XKI the place we love and I hope I can live up to the precedent he has set.
56th TITO Knight, Former Registrar General x2, Former TIP Chairman, Former Minister of Education x3, Former Delegate x3, Former New Republica South Senator x3, Former Dean of the University, Former TIP Whip, Former Emissary to Nine regions, Heart of the Islands recipient
When I first joined the Islands back in 2016, Grub had already begun to become more inactive and busy with IRL things. I never witnessed his activity as Chief Executive the way I witnessed yours. Over the course of your time as CE, I've watched the region grow and evolve in countless ways. With an ever-changing team of officials, you made this region as good as it could be and brought it to new heights.
Thank you for your service, Woon. I look forward to seeing where XKI will go next under Mark's tenure.
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Post by Sargon Reman on Feb 17, 2019 11:06:01 GMT -5
In the short period of time I have worked with you as an executive appointee, I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Your an easy person to talk to and you have a lot of humility and wisdom. I wish you could stay in your role.
I can promise that we will give Markanite our full support.
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Woonsocket, you were the nation that recruited me to the Islands in the first place, so I wouldn't even be here without your work for this community. I have always been impressed by your dedication and your willingness to listen, help new Islanders, and offer new ideas. Thank you for work as Chief Executive and in all the other roles in which you have served over the years.
Markanite, congratulations and my best wishes! I could not think of a better choice, and given your welcoming, positive attitude and the energy you give to the Islands, I am excited and optimistic about the future of the region.
Post by United Royal Islands on Feb 17, 2019 20:50:46 GMT -5
Woonsocket, as I said in my hello post, there is not enough thanks I can give you, or the right words I can find for everything you have done for me this past few months. Over the course of my time here you have been a beacon and inspiration. I am glad to have served with you; as you have lead us these past two years.
Markanite, I am glad to see someone so dedicated to the islands ascend to our chief executive and protector. Viva Grub, Viva Woonsocket, Viva Markanite!
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I will address Mr Woonsocket first. I've had the honor of serving on both TITO Command and the Council of 9. Even simultaneously. That has, as mentioned, been an honor but also a great experience. I always felt that for every message exchange we had, our friendship got tighter. It is therefore sad to see you step down but I am very happy to see that you will still be around.
Mr. Markanite, I can tell you right now that I am very excited to work with you as one of the Executive Officers of TITO. You are the one who brought me into XKI politics by helping me get my election going for the BCN senatorial seat. Since then, I have been in a leadership capacity and it is all thanks to you. Now you get to see how I have grown since I was an XKI toddler
XKI Emissary to Canada and Belgium
Former Senator for Blue Canaria North and Senior Senator
Woonsocket, taking over from the regions founder and executive of nearly 15 years couldn't have been easy but you were exemplary in the role. You moved our region forwards while still paying respect to the past. Congratulations to Markanite, who I'm sure in this role will give even more to the region he has already contributed so much to.
Post by Dominion of Compassion on Feb 23, 2019 18:18:33 GMT -5
I’ve been away for a bit due to personal matters, so when I came back to this, was stunned.
Woonsocket, you were fantastic. I was sad and nervous to see Grub go, but you allayed my fears and brought us into a new era. Your service and dedication are admirable, and we are so incredibly lucky to have you with us, no matter what role you choose to fill.
Markanite, congratulations on the promotion! I can’t think of anyone else better to fill this role! You have my support, and anything I can do to help, I’m here!
Viva the XKI!
Former New Republica South Senator- three terms, former Senior Senator, founder of Compassionate Campaign Management, 84th Knight of TITO
Post by Matilda Love on Feb 24, 2019 5:10:09 GMT -5
Woonsocket, thanks for all the work you've done here at the islands and the role you've played in the wider NS world. I'm reading above you still will be around, this is excellent news. Markanite, I'm so pleased you're stepping up into the role as the next Chief Executive, I look forward discovering more about your terrific brand of leadership, work and fun!
The landscape with its violent, pure colours dazzled and blinded me.
Woonsocket, I wasn't quite old enough to experience life in XKI under Grub. I've only existed in NationStates for about four months. Life is fleeting and it's a shame I can't say enough about how amazing you were. But I didn't have to experience it because I could sense it in all the older nations. Thank you for your service and I hope you enjoy retirement.
Markanite, congratulations on the job! I'm sure you will do great. From the first time I met you I could see how welcoming and knowledgeable you were. I am sure you will do great things for the Islands.
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