Welcome everyone to the year 2013 (Stardate: 66010.1 in the Seventh Fleet system). The year of 2012 held many good memories for us. Star Trek: The Next Generation turned 25 years old (and we are celebrating with the TNG Re-Watch Party that is still going on). We had the re-integration with Utah’s longest running Science Fiction convention, CONduit with special guest Tim Russ (Tuvok from Star Trek: Voyager). At this convention the USS Ticonderoga won the Room Party Contest. The release of Star Trek: TNG blu-rays had two theater specials. The Seventh Fleet held a wonderful Admiral’s Banquet and Seventh Fleet games where we had fun with our Star Trek family. We started role-playing nights for Star Trek and Dungeons and Dragons. And Star Trek returned locally to our airwaves on KTVX 4.2.
So what are we looking forward to in 2013? This will be the 15th Anniversary of the founding of the Seventh Fleet. We had to pull together after our previous parent organization had disbanded. Even today challenges remain and new adventures await us. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will turn 20 years old in 2013. Star Trek fan, author and historian, Larry Nemecek, will be attending CONduit 23 as a guest. And probably the biggest event, the new Star Trek Into Darkness will be released on May 17th. This will be an opportunity to promote both the movie and the club as well.
So what else will we be doing in 2013? There are many months that we could fill with many fun club activities. At the January 9th meeting we will be putting together the 2013 calendar of events. We need everyone to show up and submit your ideas and feedback on many different events and community service that the club can participate in. This will be at the Weber County Library-Main Branch (25th and Jefferson in Ogden). This is your club, what would you like to see it do?