We are so proud to have reached the one year milestone together. We feel stronger than ever and are looking forward to many more years to come.
At first, we were unsure how we should be celebrating the first anniversary of Club Penguin Armies. The past few months have certainly been bumpy to say the least. Despite this website’s strong start, it was clear there was some issues. It took us a while to find footing into the new year, and a string of administration changes certainly did not help. However, it certainly feels like things are back on track and better than ever.
Thus, to commemorate the conclusion of the Club Penguin Armies’ first year, we invited past and present administrators to give some kind words. No matter their current relationship with the organization, they all played a brilliant part in putting this together. First and foremost, Club Penguin Armies has been a representation of community unity. Founded by the merging of two community websites in 2022, the hope was that this united front would be held accountable to lead against bias and corruption.
Mchappy: I’ve been feeling a little bit like a broken record but I cannot stress enough how thankful I am that Club Penguin Armies has been able to hit one full year. We knew that we had to capitalize on the momentum we’ve been witnessing and throw together a day filled with a bunch of exciting events and games, including posts like this one. I have tremendous amount of hope (and trust) that this momentum will only continue, and things will continue to be on the rise for us.
Despite any negative remarks, the community has progressively felt a lot more healthier now than it did in 2022. While this is of course not a feat that Club Penguin Armies can claim as its own, I believe it to be a testament of the community’s willingness to participate in the foundation we hope to leave behind. Every time an army engages with our community events or tournaments, it takes us one step closer towards the future I envision for Club Penguin Armies. Since the creation of this website, we have been able to host iconic tournaments such as Legends Cup XII, Christmas Chaos XII, March Madness VIII and AUSIA Arena: Summer Edition. Of course, not to forget the community committee and fun events they’ve held whether in-game on Battleground or elsewhere.
I came onto this team as a Managing Editor who was still trying to find their footing in media built for new generation readers. While I have experience ten times over with media at large during the Disney era of armies, I never gave much attention to it since returning to armies myself. I do not regret sticking with it. Seeing as being an administrator to Club Penguin Armies will be one of my final duties before retirement, I eagerly await the day where we can look back on these important steps that were necessary to take in order to create the future for armies that we all desire. It is my hope that you all will continue to trust in the work that we are doing here as without your trust, we are nothing.
It is more important now than ever before to work together and create a legacy that will continue to unite armies for years to come. Do not count yourself out– the work each and every one of you do is important in keeping the machine of Club Penguin Armies alive. Whether you are a member of a department, a future writer, or just someone who likes hanging out in community chat. Happy one year!
Wynn: Happy birthday, everyone! I want to take this opportunity to thank the people who ever supported Club Penguin Armies (CPA) and those who continue to do it every day. I can’t stress enough how proud I am of our latest achievements, like building a great and stable team, breaking new records and trying out new ideas. Right now I can imagine this league having another year ahead of it, knowing it will be in good hands after I leave. We had our fair share of struggles, but right now we are more than just surviving, we have a bright future ahead and many more memorable moments to come.
We wouldn’t have made it this far if not for our amazing team, most notably the current and former admins, as well as CPA’s editors and division heads. The current team is full of hard working and professional people, who are also great and supportive friends. If we are thriving, it’s thanks to you and on this day we need to celebrate it. I would also want to personally thank Disha, Mchappy and Max, who lead or led CPA with me in the past months – without you, we wouldn’t have made it to the first anniversary.
Club Penguin Armies may be in a wonderful state right now, but we are not going to rest on our laurels. We will make this organization better every month for the next year.
DMT: Congratulations to the Club Penguin Armies organization for reaching their first anniversary. Those involved with CPA have worked tirelessly to establish the org as one that is worthy of leading the community for the foreseeable future, and I think they’ve more than earned that distinction. From top to bottom, Club Penguin Armies consists of first-class individuals. Their passion for the community shines through the work that they put out. Here’s to many more as a united front!
Orange: Hey, CPA! Just wanted to say happy birthday. It’s been incredible that CPA has been the central hub for the community for the past year and that there’s no sign of that slowing down anytime soon. The staff has done a great job making sure CPA is not only alive but also thriving. The current admins have been doing an amazing job and I can’t wait for more birthdays to come!
Rowan Alden: It feels strange now to reflect on my brief tenure as an admin for CPA. A lot of us have thought about what we’d do if we ever made it to the top, I’m lucky enough to say I did make it, even if in retrospect it probably never should have happened. Being an admin was the most stressful thing I’ve ever done in this community and I can’t say I miss it that much solely because of that alone. The current admin team are doing a great job navigating current affairs. I have the most profound respect for historic admins like DMT, Max and Spotty who did the job for much longer and even across multiple organizations in some cases. CPA org is the ultimate testament to their strength of character and their dedication to serving the community. They all deserve a lot more credit than they usually get, as do several other former admins whom I haven’t mentioned here.
Congratulations CPA Org for celebrating your first anniversary, I sincerely hope you stick around throughout the doubtlessly explosive events of the coming year, as the balance of power within this community continues to shift and turn.
Spotty: It makes me incredibly happy to see an organization I cared about so much, and personally invested so much into, continuing to stand the test of time to this day in spite of everything thrown in its way. Hopefully the next year will live up to the action-packed events of the past 12 months and CPA will still be here at the end of it! Happy birthday, CPA Org!
If any other administrators would like to have their words featured, we humbly will keep the invite open to you all. Let this post serve as a reminder of what we want to accomplish. Additionally, let it serve as something we can look back on with soft smiles, to then feel confident enough to look towards the horizon and its future. What is more to come?