Category Archives: Crewmembers

USS Ticonderoga May 2014 Meeting

intrepidGreetings, all!  I hope you all had a great weekend, and that all the moms and mom-figures enjoyed their day.


First off, let me thank all of you who came out to the rocket launch on Saturday, May 10th.  We had a great a time blowing bubbles, flying kites, and launching rockets.  (Pictures and videos will be posted as soon as they are transferred from my phone.)

We’ll be doing another launch this summer, so if you didn’t get to join us this weekend, you’ll have another chance mid-July.


The last thing for today – remember that this Wednesday, May 14th, is our regular monthly meeting.  We will be having a barbeque in the park.  Here are the vitals:

Central Park, 140 e. Center st., Clearfield, UT.

Bring your own meat and drink, and a dish to share, and any show and tell items you may have. The ship will provide plates, napkins, utensils, and charcoal for the grill.

I hope to see you all there!

USS Ticonderoga Roster Update

USSTiconderogaCrew Hello again, everyone.  I hope the rest of your week went well. It was wonderful to see so many of you at the meeting, and I’m loving the energy and excitement.

As some of you may have noticed, we have spent some time updating the crew roster here on the website.  Now, we need some help from you.

Some of our information is outdated, some is outright missing, and many of our pictures are outdated.  (We are working on getting the updated photos from this year’s Fleet Banquet, for those who were in attendance.)

We need you to check the information that is posted, and send corrections if needed.

We need to know your position aboard ship. Encryption specialist? Chief turboflush technician? Assistant torpedo polisher?

Also, if you have an updated headshot (and weren’t at the banquet), please send it to us so we don’t have so many generic shadows.

Keep in mind, if you haven’t been to a club meeting or activity in over a year, you have been removed from the active-duty roster.  There’s an easy way to fix that – come to an event.

A couple reminders for upcoming activities:

Saturday, March 15 – Munchkin tournament at HaJoMaJe games in Kaysville.

Saturday, March 22, 6 – 10 pm – Star Trek Deckbuilding demo at Starbase 40.

For all my senior staff – Saturday, March 22, 3 – 6 pm – Senior Officers’ meeting at Starbase 40.

Thank you, all, for your contributions. Let’s make 2014 the year the Tico comes soaring back.

USS Ticonderoga t-shirt design contest

tumblr_mews3bICHj1qfdvczo1_250Well it looks like Captain Kirk needs a new shirt, and so do we.  It has been quite a long time since we have produced a club t-shirt for purchase by members.  So we are now taking designs for a new shirt.  Bring your shirt designs to the July 10th meeting at the North Davis Library in Clearfield.

January monthly meeting – planning our 2012 events

So it is time for the regular USS Ticonderoga monthly meeting to be held on Wednesday, January 11th.  As per usual this will be at 7:00pm at the Weber County Library meeting rooms on 25th and Jefferson.  Unlike other meetings, this meeting is a huge one for the crew.   This may be the last chance to order a Seventh Fleet Calendar on it’s final run ($10 a calendar).  Captain Erica Stark will have the latest information from the Seventh Fleet Council Meeting.  But most important, this will be the meeting that the club as a whole gets to plan out all of our events that we want to hold for 2012.  We will be talking about fleet banquets, fleet games, conventions (CONduit, Starfest and Star Trek Las Vegas) and more.

Bring your friends, bring your ideas and lets set a course into 2012.

Reminder to Department Chiefs: Call your people

Captain Erica Stark would like to send out a reminder to the USS Ticonderoga Department Chiefs.  Please call your people about upcoming events and activities.  Currently we need a headcount for the upcoming Seventh Fleet Olympics hosted by the USS Atlantis in southern Idaho on Saturday, August 20th.  We also need to know who needs rides and who can give rides.  We need this by Friday, July 29th.

Crewmembers, if your contact information has changed, please contact your Department Chief or the Ticonderoga’s Executive Officer, Lt. Dave Stock.

Wedding reception invitation from Crewmember Ivan Podwys

Crewman Ivan Podwys just announced that he has found the woman of his dreams and they are now married. They wanted to extend an invitation to Crewmembers of the USS Ticonderoga and the Seventh Fleet. Here are the details:

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The reception will be on July 16, 2011 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.  The Staff and Crew of the USS Ticonderoga want to extend a congratulations to Crewman Ivan Podwys and new bride Sarah Podwys.

Fifteen Years as a Star Trek Fan Club

The Star Trek fan club, the USS Ticonderoga, has been a group for fifteen years now.  We started in March 1996 as the Runabout (Chapter-in-Training) USS Euphrates.  Our launching ceremony was in Clearfield, Utah.  In 1997 we graduated to starship status and became the USS Ticonderoga.  We’ve helped launch Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet, several new chapter-in-trainings and the imagination of a lot of Star Trek fans.  We’ve had our ups and downs.  Our triumphs and our defeats.  We have our friends to thank for a lot of these fond memories.

So what we would like to ask everyone, member or friend, is to click on comment and share any memory of the USS Ticonderoga over the past fifteen years.  Our eventual goal is to publish some of these in an upcoming issue of the Ticonderoga Transmissions newsletter.

Thank you for being our comrades, we look forward to another fifteen years of Trekkin’.

Laser Tag at Boondocks

Here is a group shot of the USS Ticonderoga crewmembers who had fun at the Laser Tag event last Saturday.

Laser Tag fun at Boondocks

We really liked this arena as they had several styles of games that we could play and kids of all ages could participate.  It was discovered that they have unlimited laser tag games for $10/person from 6:00-10:00pm on Sunday.  Would you be willing to participate in a Sunday event?

The USS Ticonderoga will be returning to Boondocks on Saturday, June 18th to participate in their outdoor events (batting cages, miniature golf, go-kart racing, bumper boats w/water cannons, etc.)