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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 May 2014 Meeting

FanX/TNG_BridgeGreetings, All!

And a special welcome to those finding us from FanX!  I hope you all had a great time, and have recovered from the madness that is a sci-fi convention.

We have a lot of info to get out, so I’ll keep things as succinct as possible.

First off, for you department chiefs – remember that this Saturday, April 26th, is the senior officers’ meeting, this month held at the Prettyman/Lewis home, at 2 pm. Contact me for the address if you haven’t been there before.  Also, if you are going to be unable to attend, please either send a representative with a report, or send me your report directly. Several of us are looking at going to a roller derby game in Ogden afterwards, and anyone that wants to is welcome to join us.

Second, for May, remember that our activity will be taking place before the monthly meeting.

Activity details: Saturday, May 10 – Rocket Launch/Kite fly/Picnic, Ellison Park, Layton, 12 noon until we’re done.

Ellison Park is at the west end of Hill Field road.  Be sure to bring a kite to fly, a rocket to launch, a picnic (if you wish), plus chairs or blankets, sunscreen, and water. We  will have the banner up, and, if you have either a Tico shirt or the new fleet shirt, please wear it.


Meeting details: Wednesday, May 14 – BYOM Barbeque, Central Park, Clearfield, 7 pm.  (Meetings at the Roy library auditorium will resume in June.)

This meeting is bring your own meat & drinks, and a dish to share. The ship will provide plates/napkins/utensils, and charcoal for the grill.  Remember to bring any show-and-tell items, and your convention stories.

As an aside, if you want to purchase a fleet shirt, they are still available, though in limited quantities.  Sizes are adult medium through 3XL, and the shirts are $15.00 each.  We are looking at adding a Tico design to the backs of the shirts.  (If you had a chance to see them at the con, the USS Rendezvous had added the shuttle and ship to the backs of their shirts.) Contact myself or Lt. Dave Stock if you wish to purchase a shirt.

On our long-range sensors, we have the Weber county library event on June 7, from 1-5 pm at the Ogden branch. We will have a booth, and will need people in costume/uniform to mingle for photo-ops.  Any sci-fi and fantasy costumes are welcome, just be sure they are kept at a G or PG rating.

That will cover us for the next several weeks.  We’ll have a game day or two in May, and as soon as we have those dates set, you’ll find the info here, on Facebook, and in your email.  Have a great week!


USS Ticonderoga Monthly Meeting

The_Magnificent_FerengiGreetings, all!

I hope this spring has been going well for you, in spite of the snow.  It looks like this week is going to be beautiful, and I hope you get the chance to enjoy it.

this Wednesday, April 9th, is the monthly meeting at the Roy branch of the Weber county library, 4800 s. and 1900 w.  in Roy, Utah, at 7 pm.

We’ll be in the auditorium again.  Don’t forget to bring any show-and-tell items you may have.  This will be our last meeting before FanX.  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.

*Update* USS Ticonderoga Monthly Meeting and More

MDA_ShamrockGreetings, 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!

USS Ticonderoga Feb activity Unlimited Laser Tag/Bowling

tumblr_lpnxgrAXtF1qemjzlo1_500At our January meeting it was asked by members of the crew if we could participate in another laser tag event.  We had a lot of fun the last time we had went in 2012.  The crew elected to go back to the Boondocks laser tag arena in Kaysville.  As we were looking over different dates, we discovered that on Tuesday’s, Boondocks had unlimited laser tag and bowling (including shoe rental) for $12/each.  This also included some other events as well.  By comparison, a single laser tag game is $6 and a single bowling game is $4 (not counting shoe rental).  The unlimited time runs from 4:00pm to 10:00pm.  We elected to hold this event on February 25th.  Feel free to show up anytime after 4pm (most will arrive after work schedules permit) and feel free to bring family and friends.

Boondocks is located at 525 West Deseret Drive, Kaysville, UT 84037

USS Ticonderoga New Years Eve party

"Data don't hurt more"
(singing) “Data don’t hurt me….no more”

Well we survived 2013.  The year that wasn’t suppose to happen thanks to the Myan apocalypse .  We had a lot of fun this year.  The first ever (and record breaking) Salt Lake Comic Con.  The Star Trek Into Darkness movie promotion.  Moving meeting locations to Clearfield.  What was some of your club highlights from 2013?

And we are continuing our tradition of a USS Ticonderoga New Years Eve party.  As you can see the first three guests are on their way and they are excited about joining us for the fun.  Lt. Frank Buck will be hosting the event at his home in Layton (email us if you don’t have the address).  The club will be providing meat for the BBQ.  Please bring side dishes, deserts or drinks.  Also feel free to bring fireworks and any games or videos that you would like to share.  The party will start at 7:00pm.  Feel free to bring friends and family.  This will be a non-alcoholic event.

ADDITIONAL: We will also be doing the Bajoran Renewal Scrolls at the party.  For details on this see the Deep Space Nine episode Fascination.

USS Ticonderoga Halloween Party

omghesdeadjimIt’s here, it’s here.  The USS Ticonderoga Halloween Party is tonight at the Captain’s home in Clearfield.  Bring your kids in costume to go trick-or-treating.  Bring a bag of candy to share with the kids when they come by.  Bring your pot-luck item to share with your fellow shipmates.  We will start at 8:00pm for dinner.  Who knows what scary movies we may watch.  We will also have the fire-pit out front to roast marshmallows for fun.

Ticonderoga Activity: Black Island Farms Cornmaze

Kahn_WaldoIt has become an annual tradition to visit a cornmaze for an activity in October.  We will be going to the Black Island Farms for this event on Friday, October 25th.  The address is 3178 South 3000 West in Syracuse.  We will be meeting at 8:00pm.  It would be recommended that you eat before coming out.

The adult cost is $11/person for the cornmaze.  Kids (3-12) are $9/person.  The hayride is $9 for adults and $6 for kids (includes a free pumpkin).  A combo is available for both maze and hayride at the price of $16/adults and $11/kids.  If you want to go to Nightmare Acres, the cost is $16.

Make sure to dress warmly and bring flashlights.  Looking forward to seeing everyone there.