19th Anniversary, March Meeting and March Activity

picard_clappingFirst: The USS Ticonderoga started as a Star Trek club on this date, March 9th, all the way back in 1996.  We met at the Clearfield Library to announce our launching (as the USS Euphrates, a chapter-in-training off of the USS Kelly) and then went to the Hill AFB Museum as the activity.  That was nineteen years ago.  How many clubs last for over nineteen years?  Congratulations to all of you who contribute towards the club.

Second: The March Meeting is coming up on Wednesday the 11th at 7:00pm.  And yes we are back at the Roy Library after having to find alternate locations for the last two months.  Bring your Star Trek show and tell items.  More importantly, bring a friend to introduce to the club.  Remember you gain 10 leadership points for each new recruit.

Third: Our March activity will be held on Saturday the 14th.  Lt. Richard Luke will be conducting a leather working class.  There is a $5 material fee for the items we are making (a rounder, a coin purse or a key-chain).  Please RSVP at the meeting so we have enough material.  We are also encouraging everyone to celebrate Pi Day by bringing a favorite pie.  This will start at noon at Starbase 40.   You may want to eat lunch before coming over.

Restoration of the website

2x11gLast month our site was vandalized and thanks to the great efforts of our host and our server guru, Jeff, we were able to get back online quickly.  We had to run with a default theme for a few days while we had a chance to get some stuff back into order.  If you find something that is wrong or a link that is missing, please let us know at our webmaster email address.  We are running with a new theme with some new rotating graphics in the header.  We hope to have some more new features posted soon.  Thanks for sticking with us and see you at the next meeting.

We’ve been busy and distracted

datassYes we are still around. We had a very busy and distracting September-December.  We did a ton of fundraising at the Salt Lake Comic Con last September.  We had multiple activities in October and November.  Our gaming events have exploded and we have been working on new newsletters.  And we continued to have a blast with the fireworks at our New Years Eve Party.  We’ve been planning future events, community service events and convention trips and room parties.

2015 will be very exciting for us.  Look for announcements and details soon.

The new USS Ticonderoga newsletter is now online

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Good news everyone.  We have a new issue of the USS Ticonderoga newsletter.  Titled Ticonderoga Transmissions, the newsletter is here to inform and entertain you when it comes to Star Trek and club news.  It’s 3.9 mb in size and can be downloaded here.

SEPTEMBER 2014 (PDF Format, Size 4.9 MB)

We are in need for articles, photos, games and artwork for the next newsletter.  Please submit them by to the email address of Newsletter@USSTiconderoga.org

Ideas for submissions can be found in our Newsletter section of the website.

A big thank you to Crewman Sarah Podwys for editing the issue and to everyone that sent in contributions.

*USS Ticonderoga* Seventh Fleet day and August activities

redAll hands to duty stations!

August is going to be a busy month for us!  Hope you all are up to the challenge.

 

August 9th is Tico RPG prep night. Come and create a character for the Ticonderoga/Seventh fleet role playing game. 6 pm, SB 40.

 

August 13th is our general meeting, held this month at the Roy library auditorium, 7 pm.

 

For department chiefs, we have the Senior Officers’ meeting on August 15th, at SB 40.  7 pm, and dinner will be provided.

 

August 16th is Fleet Day, and it’s been a long time (seven years) since the Tico hosted a fleet event.

I’ve already sent an email to the C.O.s and X.O.s of all the other ships, asking them for a headcount of attendees, because we will be providing the meal for the day.

The following departments are in charge of side dishes and/or salads:

Medical, Science, Conn, Engineering, Civilians, Communications and Tactical.

Security has drinks and Ops has chips.

Our illustrious X.O. is taking care of condiments.

The Rear Admiral and I will be covering the plates, cups, utensils, napkins, and charcoal for the grill, and the ship is providing the meat.

Security is also providing the Nerf guns for the target practice game.  We have a couple of styrofoam red shirts for targets.

If anyone has coolers that we can use for the day to keep our food safe, please bring them along. (Make sure they are marked, so they get back to the correct homes.)

We are also in need of donations of the following:

Buckets and large sponges (please no scrubby-tops) for the water fight; a game net, old towels (they will rip), and water balloons for the water balloon volleyball; lots of 6-sided dice for Liar’s Dice (there will be several games running at once, rather than 1 huge game); and an extra-long tape measure for saucer separation.

There will be AdvOTs/PMPs available to be taken and lots of command grade officers to pass them off.

We will start arriving at the park (Island View Park, 1800 South Main st., Clearfield), at 8 am to get everything set up.  We will begin serving lunch at 11 am.  The auction will begin at 12:30 and will only run for 2 hours. The games, panels, and Admiral’s Challenge will run from 3-7 pm, and cleanup will run until 8.

 

August 23rd will be another game night at SB 40. We will be playing Apples to Apples and Zombie dice.

 

Coming in the near future is Salt Lake Comic Con. The White Buffalo will again be running the Artemis bridge simulator, and will need help.  In order to qualify for the free passes, you will have to commit to at least 4 hours of service at the bridge simulator each day of the convention.  There will be a schedule for the volunteers, and more complete information will be coming soon.

 

Thank you for all that you do, and I hope to see you all attending at least one of the activities this month.

 

July on the USS Ticonderoga

usbadgedarkWow, July has already been busy with FantasyCon, WesterCon and Independence Day. We hope that everyone recovered from the long weekend.

Now we have several more events coming up.  Wednesday, July 9th is the USS Ticonderoga monthly meeting.  Yes it will be at the Roy Library at 7:00pm (we called and confirmed that they had the spot for us).  Friday, July 11th is the Senior Officers Meeting at the Captain’s house.  Please have your reports and/or requests into you Department Chiefs before this date.  Saturday, July 12th we have two things going on.  At 10:00am at Bicentennial Park in Clearfield (just behind the Clearfield library) the Seventh Fleet is doing a photo shoot of members in costume/uniform.  This will be for our upcoming Salt Lake Comic Con ad.  At 2:00pm at Fisher Park in Clearfield (on 700 South) we will be doing another rocket launch (by request from members who missed the last one).

You can bring family and friends to the Monthly Meeting or Rocket Launch.  Come by and have some fun with us.  We’ve got a lot of planning coming up for our chapter and we would like to hear your input on all of them.

Always remember to have fun.

 

*USS Ticonderoga* June 2014 Monthly Meeting

mj29z.jpgIt’s deja’ vu all over again.

Those of you who have been around awhile can probably guess at this news.  We’ve been bumped by the Roy library in favor of a library event.  So, we will be moving the meeting to the bowery in front of the Clearfield Aquatic Center.

(For you newcomers, if you want the whole sordid story, we’ll be happy to relate it. )

Department chiefs: PLEASE CALL YOUR PEOPLE!!!!!

825 s. State Street, 7 pm. Bus route 470 runs right past the bowery, and no, you don’t have to pay to go to the pool in order to get to the bowery, though if you’d like to go swimming before the meeting, it’s a pretty nice pool.

Remember to bring any show-and-tell items with you.

We will be discussing our upcoming activities for the summer months.

Department chiefs, remember that this coming Friday, June 13, is the senior officers’ meeting, held this month at Starbase 40.  Dinner will be provided.

Hope to see you all there!  =)

USS Ticonderoga – Weber County Library Event

505839_oGreetings All!

I hope these first days of Summer break have been fun so far.

This Saturday, June 7, is our first event of the month.  We will be providing photo ops and ambiance for a comic-con event at the Pleasant Valley branch of the Weber county library system.

The address is 5568 Adams Avenue Parkway, Ogden.  The event itself runs from 1-5 pm, though we can show up at any time after 10 am to set up.

Adams Avenue parkway is the toll road from I-84 up to south Ogden, and the library is near Ogden Regional Medical Center.

Please be in uniform or costume – we want to show off the wide range of interests the Tico crew enjoys, so wear your favorite, whether or not it’s from Star Trek.  Make sure to also wear a smile, (because you’re never fully dressed without a smile!), and be ready to pose for pictures and prepared to have fun.

(Yes, this will be an ideal recruiting event, and we want to put our best foot forward.)

There are plenty of restaurants of all types in that area, so we can go for dinner as a group somewhere, and play my favorite game – freak the muggles.

I hope to see everyone there and having a good time.

 

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