Come see the Seventh Fleet at the 2015 Salt Lake Comic Con. We will be in booth #3301 with our very own Action Figure Box 2.0 (new and improved) and with the USS Rendezvous Shuttle Fairbanks (also upgraded). This year we are fundraising for the Cache Valley Children’s Justice Center. We are also participating in various Star Trek events at the con including the Star Trek cosplay photo-op on Saturday afternoon at the grand staircase. Come in your favorite Star Trek costume. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
And now a word from our Captain: Hey everyone! Just a reminder that the June Tico meeting is this coming Wednesday, June 10th at 7:00pm (grill will be started earlier if you want to come cook early). We will be at Central park in Clearfield again, and this month we will be firing up the grill. Please bring something to throw on the grill, and a dish to share.
As always, the ship will be providing plates, utensils, napkins, cups, and condiments.
Don’t forget any show and tell items you may have, feel free to bring a friend and come prepared with a factoid about our new spirit guide for a treat.
Now that Captain Erica Stark has completed all of the requirements to achieve the rank of Captain (not an easy task in the Seventh Fleet) the next version of the USS Ticonderoga can now launched. At the USS Ticonderoga room party at CONduit, Seventh Fleet CinC Admiral Dennis Hollinger officially launched the USS Ticonderoga, NCC-74676-A. Ronin Class Starship. Admiral Hollinger presented the dedication plaque for the new starship to Captain Stark.
Even with this major goal accomplished, the Ticonderoga is not sitting on it’s laurels. We have Fantasicon coming up at the Pleasant Valley Library (Weber County) on June 6th. We also have a ton of events planned for the year and we are also continuing to grow. We could have two new chapter-in-training Runabouts launched by the end of summer. Now is when we need your help and now is when we need new ideas. It’s time to boldly go. Let’s see what’s out there.
With the warmer months now upon us we have moved our meetings outside as requested by the members. We will be meeting at the Clearfield Central Park located on 140 East Center St. If you know where the Clearfield City Hall is on the corner of Main and Center Street. The park is just to the east of the city hall and elementary school.
As we will be at a park, the kids can go an play during the meeting. Also you are encouraged to bring your own picnic dinners to enjoy during the meeting. The meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend and check out the club. And don’t forget to bring anything you wish to show off during Show-n-Tell.
We will be discussing our room party plans for CONduit at this meeting. We look forward to seeing everyone there.
If you haven’t had a chance to see it, here is the video report for the USS Ticonderoga in 2014.
Yes 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.
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.
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.
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! =)
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.