Category Archives: Fun

November Ticonderoga Activity: Harry Potter viewing

For the month of November the crew of the USS Ticonderoga will be going to the Layton Tinsletown to watch the latest Harry Potter movie, The Deathly Hallows Part I.  This will be on Saturday the 20th and we will be meeting at the theater at 4:30pm.   We will be getting in on the last matinée viewing at 5:10pm.  The tickets will be $6.25.  We would recommend getting the tickets in advance.  The address to the theater is 720 West 1500 North next to the Layton Hills Mall.  NOTE: Originally we were planning to go to the Megaplex 13 but they had already sold out several weeks ago.

Lt. Frank Buck is willing to swing by and pick up tickets for crewmembers.  If you want to make arrangements with him you can email him at SecurityChief@USSTiconderoga.org

Before the movie we will vote on where we want to go to dinner when the movie has been completed.  Some of the nominees are New York Pizza Department (next to the theaters), Asian Buffet (next to Pet’s Mart on Hill Field Road) or the new Five Guys Burgers and Fries on Antelope Drive.

Ticonderoga Halloween Events

We have a very cool opportunity to have two Halloween events at the end of October.  One of them will even fall under our Community Service mission.  First we’ve been invited to the First Annual Ogden Zombie Crawl in downtown Ogden on Friday, October 29th.  It was specifically requested that we have several dead Trekkies on hand for the crawl at 4:30-5:00pm at the Union Station.  They extended the offer for our group through Robert Aswin of the ERT Ghostbusters of Salt Lake.  Robert use to be a member of the Ticonderoga and after moving to Salt Lake is now a member of our sister ship, the USS Kelly.  We hope to see other members of the Seventh Fleet in attendance as well.  Any of us who show up to be dead Trekkies (or help in other matters) will be able to get into the post-party for free.  There will also be a special showing of Night of the Living Dead and (for an extra charge) an overnight ghost hunt/Paranormal sleepover at the Ogden Union Station.  If you would like to participate in this, please contact Captain Carl Stark so he can pass on your name to Robert.  I would recommend reading the rules listed and then deciding how you would like to help.  The Zombie Crawl will have make up artists on hand to help zombify you.  The proceeds from this event are donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Thus we will be awarding service points towards rank advancements for those who participate.

Our second fun Halloween event is our annual USS Ticonderoga Halloween Party on Saturday, October 30th.  This year we have moved the party to the home of Crewman Hollie Caudell in Clinton.  Anyone can show up after 4:30pm.  There will be three firepits and we are looking at watching some comedy/horror films together.  Currently in the running is Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead.  Crewman Caudell will be providing hamburgers and hot dogs for grilling.  Bring your own drinks and a dish to share.  Also for the trick or treaters, please bring a bag of candy.  We will have several adult volunteers to take the kids trick-or-treating around the neighborhood.  This is our official activity for the month.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

USS Ticonderoga Activity: Wings and Wheels

At our September meeting the crew voted for our September USS Ticonderoga activity.  We will be going to the Wings and Wheels Car and Airplane show at the Hill AFB Museum on Saturday, September 18th.  This will also count as one of our community service events since the “cost” of admission is a non-perishable item for the local food drive. 

There will be classic and unique cars on display and the museum will have an “Open cockpit” option on several airplanes.  There will also be live music and a chili cook off during the day.  This will start at 9:00am and run until 4:30pm.  Try to be there as early as possible and we will meet together near the entrance.  This would also be a good event to bring the kids or new recruits who are interested in checking out the club.

RPG adventures of the USS Ticonderoga

As you all know, the crew of the USS Retributor has been putting together the Seventh Fleet RPG using the Decipher Star Trek RPG rules.  For the past several months we have been putting together characters and Captain Stark has been getting fleet updates of adventures that our fellow chapters have been going through.  On Friday we finally had a chance to sit down and game an adventure set up for the USS Ticonderoga.  Several crew members were in attendance with their own characters and Captain Rouviere (who was our game master) was prepared with several pre-generated characters for those who showed up.  We had a mixture of RPG veterans and those just getting a taste of Role Playing.  The crew had a blast. 

Currently we are headed at top speed to the Romulan Neutral Zone in response to a possible Romulan incursion.  There is a lot more happening on the ship as well.

If you participated in the game on Friday, please post a report from your character in the comments section.  If you are working on a character or if you would like to make a character, please post in the comments what you would like that character to be (name, race, special features, etc.)  We are looking to hold another game soon and we have several volunteers who can help you put your character together.

Poll: Your first Star Trek moment?

We have announced our winners for our our Caption Contests.  Erica was the winner of the Kirk Alone photo (#1) with the entry of “Maybe I should have brought doughnuts…” and Dave won the second Caption Contest (the Andorians) with the entry of “We are…. The Blue’s Brothers.”

It is time to run our second poll.  This time we are going to ask you about your first “Star Trek moment”  What was the moment you realized that you were a Star Trek fan?  Were you watching a specific episode, were you attending a club meeting, was it at a convention?  When did you realize that you were having fun with Star Trek?  Feel free to be creative and descriptive since we know that everyone loves Star Trek for different reasons. 

Please post your responses in the comments section.  We look forward to reading them.

Seventh Fleet Olympics was a blast

Several members of the USS Ticonderoga at the 2010 Seventh Fleet Olympics
Several members of the USS Ticonderoga at the 2010 Seventh Fleet Olympics

The Seventh Fleet Olympics was held on Saturday, August 21 in Layton, Utah.  We had the opportunity to have fun with members of our Star Trek family from the USS Atlantis, USS Kelly, USS Rendezvous and USS Retributor.  A lot of Ticonderoga members walked away with medals, and more importantly more friendships.  We hope to post the results very soon.  What events did you guys like the most at the Olympics?

Seventh Fleet Olympic Schedule

As requested, here is the schedule for the upcoming Seventh Fleet Olympics.  This fleet wide event will be held on Saturday, August 21 at the Chapel Park (152 South 900 East) in Layton and will be hosted by the USS Retributor.  I would recommend arriving early to sign up for the entries that you wish to participate in.  I’m not certain if the number of slots are limited.

The events are divided into three categories.  Cadet (younger crewmembers), Ship (low active) and Away Team (very active).  This way there are events for everyone to medal in.  Some are team based, some are individual based.

10:00-11:00 Mingle and Event Sign Up

11:00-11:30 Shuttle Launch (Cadet); Shuttle Launch (Ship); Set Your Course (Away Team)

11:30-12:00 Screamer (Cadet); Queen to Queen’s Level 3 (Ship); Set Your Course (continued)

12:00-12:30 Minefield (Cadet); Anti-Gravity Rod (Ship); Minefield (Away Team)

12:30-13:30 Meal Break

13:30-14:00 Shields (Cadet); Shields (Ship); Sensor Separation/Picard (Away Teams)

14:00-14:30 One Moon Circles (Cadet); One Moon Circles (Ship); Sensor Separation/Picard (continued)

14:30-15:00 Geese Juggling (Cadet); Pipeline (Ship); Q’Vak (Away Teams)

15:00-15:30 Phasers, Shields, Horta (Cadet); Phasers, Shields, Horta (Ship); Last Red Shirt Standing (Away Team)

15:30-16:00 Deuterium Transfer (Cadet); Orion Pirate’s Dice (Ship); Deuterium Transfer (Away Team)

16:00-16:30 Deuterium Transfer (continued); Technobabble (Ship); Deuterium Transfer (continued)

16:30-17:00 Pin the Tail on the T-Rex (Cadet); Ship Puzzles (Ship); Survivor: Warp Bubble (Away Team)

17:00-18:00 Awards Ceremony

18:00 Clean Up (points awarded for helping)

We are looking forward to seeing everyone there.  This is one of the major chances to see everyone in the fleet.

Caption Contest #1

This is the first of many caption contests we will post on the USS Ticonderoga website.  We will post an unusual image and invite anyone to post a comment with what you think the funniest caption should be.  Winners will be announced in a future post.

Here is the first photo for captioning.

Good luck to all of the entries.  We are looking forward to seeing them.