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.