Greetings Altair shipmates. Here is your monthly report for January 2007.
SPAM: I have been receiving 50-60 emails a day and quite a few returned to me as undeliverable. In talking to Brian at Interbax, our web host, it seems that some spammers have hijacked our Altair domain and are sending SPAM as XXX@ussaltair-aks32.org. Therefore, Brian is going to set up this email address to block 100% of incoming emails and I will not have to approve sending the monthly reports as the site moderator. What a sad situation....... Please do NOT reply to to me at this email address as it will be automatically deleted. Please use cmbaltairaks32 at fastmail.us I am investigating taking all the email addresses on the web site and instead of using "@" but using "space at space" and hopefully this will eliminate the "harvesting" of all our email addresses.
FINANCIAL: The beginning ending January balance was $1450.57 with $40.00 in dues paid and no expenses leaving a balance of $1490.57. The "special fund" remains the same.
SHIPMATES: Please welcome aboard Joseph R. Grondin, SM3, 1959-1961 (Bondsville, MA) and Thomas Wesley Lee, BMSN, 1961-1964 (Wilmington, NC). We now have 414 shipmates aboard.
ALTAIR PHOTO SITE: Please check out our new Altair photo site at http://www.altair.smugmug.com. Dick Braun has done a wonderful job of getting up all the Altair pics. Dick also has put up a film taken by a USS Antares shipmate of the Altair alongside and transferring personnel.
Thats all for now. Please contact me with any questions or comments.
Best Regards To All......Charles