Greetings, Crew! It’s been a wild couple of months, but I think we’re past the uncertainty now. The meeting tomorrow, March 12, 7 p.m., will be held in the auditorium at the Roy library. 1950 w. 4800 s., Roy Utah. UTA bus route 640 has a stop just up the street. Please remember to bring any show-and-tell items that you may have.
Now for the “and more”. We are in the month of March, and at many stores and restaurants, you will see the MDA shamrocks pictured above. These are a good way to get service points, if you are in need of some for your next rank advancement. The green shamrocks are $1.00, the gold shamrocks are $5.00, and you get a service point for each dollar that you spend. Now for the fine print. You have to sign the card with “USS Ticonderoga: Star Trek Fan Club”, and you have to put on your duty report the location it is displayed. This also counts for the similar fundraisers by Children’s Miracle Network and Primary Children’s Center.
Within the Seventh Fleet, 2014 has been dedicated as the Year of Challenges. Is there some goal that you are working on for this year? It can be something personal; (losing weight, going back to school, starting a business, etc.,) or something to do with fandom; (Gaining a certain rank by the end of the year, reading a set amount of Star Trek books, putting together a scale model of the fleet, etc.) I, myself, am working toward attaining the rank of full commander* by the end of the year. Is there a goal you’ve set, that will probably require stepping out of your comfort zones, that you’d like to be supported in attaining? We’re looking at putting together a “cheer leader” team, for lack of a better description. We’ll be brainstorming some ideas for that group, along with updating you on all of the upcoming activities.
*As an aside, once I reach that rank and am fully certified by the Seventh Fleet Admiralty Board, we will be able to choose a new ship. What class would you like to see become the Ticonderoga-A? Something to think about.
Hope to see you all there!