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A New Year and the Chain of Command

January 27, 2018
Promoting the rear admiral to vice admiral

Greetings, all! And happy new year!
I hope the first weeks of 2019 have been treating you well. We have a great opportunity to truly show off what the otters can do, when we host the annual Fleet Banquet on the 26th. I have full faith that we can blow it out of the water – we’ve pulled together and made great things happen many times in the past.
Thank you, all, for a great 2018. I know we can make 2019 even better.

A short note on chain of command, both within the club and within the fleet. There has been much discussion concerning observing the chain of command, which is also the chain of communication.
When we’re talking about official communications, there is a very specific trail to follow: department chief > first officer > commanding officer > fleet council > admiralty board. If you truly feel as though you have an issue that you can’t discuss with your department chief, your first option should be another department chief, or the assistant department chief, who can then bring it to the X.O., who can then take it to the C.O. Ideally, we are close enough that we can take care of issues quickly and between the involved parties. If, for whatever reason, you feel as though you can’t speak directly to the necessary party, there are workarounds to solve any issues.
There have been occasions within the fleet wherein members of a ship have gone either directly to the admiralty, or to members of a different ship, disrespecting and disregarding the official chain of command, blowing problems completely out of proportion, and blindsiding their COs and XOs when the issues are brought up at fleet council meetings. Keep in mind that this is *only* for official fleet business or issues. Chatting with other members of our fleet-wide family is welcomed and encouraged.

Thank you all for your time. See you next time!
-=/\=- Erica

Website Under Construction

Hard at work

Greetings, All!

I hope you’re surviving the cold weather we’re having. ( Personally, I will be very happy when the warm weather returns.)

As you may have noticed, there are parts of our site here that are terribly out of date. We are working on getting things fixed. We have a crack(ed) team of specialists working to mend, spit and polish her up.  Please be patient as we work our way through this endeavor.

Our events calendar is always up-to-date, so you can go there for quick checks.

In the meantime, if you haven’t already done so, please take a gander at the latest newsletter. It’s big and beautiful and full of fun stuff.

Our meeting on December 12th is our annual Mugato Gift Exchange. This year, our mugato is red. What this means is that if the gift you bring is red, you get a little treat. (It must be the gift itself that is red, not the wrapping paper/bag.)  All gifts need to be wrapped and anonymous. If you choose something that is new and store bought, please don’t spend more than $10.00 on it. We’re just having fun and don’t want to break the bank. Handmade items are always popular. If the item you bring is used, please make sure that it is clean, has all it’s parts, and is in good working order. In short, make it something that you would like to receive.

We will be meeting in the classroom in December, so that we can have treats.

I hope to see you all there. We have some fun things to hand out before the craziness gets underway.

As you slide down the banisters of life, may the slivers never point the wrong way.  =)

-=/\=-  Erica

July on the USS Ticonderoga

usbadgedarkWow, July has already been busy with FantasyCon, WesterCon and Independence Day. We hope that everyone recovered from the long weekend.

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.

 

USS Ticonderoga New Years Eve party

"Data don't hurt me....no 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.

Happy New Year 2013

Welcome everyone to the year 2013 (Stardate: 66010.1 in the Seventh Fleet system).  The year of 2012 held many good memories for us.  Star Trek: The Next Generation turned 25 years old (and we are celebrating with the TNG Re-Watch Party that is still going on).  We had the re-integration with Utah’s longest running Science Fiction convention, CONduit with special guest Tim Russ (Tuvok from Star Trek: Voyager).  At this convention the USS Ticonderoga won the Room Party Contest.  The release of Star Trek: TNG blu-rays had two theater specials.  The Seventh Fleet held a wonderful Admiral’s Banquet and Seventh Fleet games where we had fun with our Star Trek family.   We started role-playing nights for Star Trek and Dungeons and Dragons.  And Star Trek returned locally to our airwaves on KTVX 4.2.

So what are we looking forward to in 2013?  This will be the 15th Anniversary of the founding of the Seventh Fleet.  We had to pull together after our previous parent organization had disbanded. Even today challenges remain and new adventures await us.  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will turn 20 years old in 2013.  Star Trek fan, author and historian, Larry Nemecek, will be attending CONduit 23 as a guest.  And probably the biggest event, the new Star Trek Into Darkness will be released on May 17th.  This will be an opportunity to promote both the movie and the club as well.

So what else will we be doing in 2013?  There are many months that we could fill with many fun club activities.  At the January 9th meeting we will be putting together the 2013 calendar of events.  We need everyone to show up and submit your ideas and feedback on many different events and community service that the club can participate in.  This will be at the Weber County Library-Main Branch (25th and Jefferson in Ogden).  This is your club, what would you like to see it do?

Happy Fourth of July

The USS Ticonderoga would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day.  Enjoy the parades, the fireworks, the good food and the time with your family and friends.  Please take a moment out of your day to thank the brave men and women who serve our country in the military, law enforcement and emergency services.  We can’t thank you enough for the freedoms we enjoy today.

Food assignments for New Years Eve party

Once again it is time for the annual USS Ticonderoga New Years Eve party.  This year we are returning to the breakfast theme for our meal.  The meat, eggs and utensils will be provided by other volunteers.  We are using the last name to fill out the following food assignments.

Last name starts with A-E: Please bring Milk, juice or nog.

Last name starts with F-J: Please bring syrup, butter, jellies and condiments.

Last name starts with K-O: Please bring Fruit, coco or soda.

Last name starts with P-Z: Please bring bread, croissants, donuts and other pastries.

Any food can be brought that fits the breakfast theme.

The party starts at 7:00pm on Saturday, December 31st and runs until just after midnight.  Lt. Frank Buck will be hosting the party at his home in Layton.  Bring games, fireworks and your smiling faces as we ring in the new year.

Happy Holidays from the USS Ticonderoga

The Command Staff and Members of the USS Ticonderoga wish a safe and happy holiday season to all of our friends and family.  The members of the Seventh Fleet have always been known as our Star Trek family.  Even if you are not a member of the Seventh Fleet, we have welcomed you with open arms as fellow Star Trek fans.  We Do Not Stand Alone.  We hope that 2011 was a good year for you and that 2012 will bring you many great memories.

December monthly meeting and annual gift exchange

Wednesday, December 14th is the date for the USS Ticonderoga monthly meeting.  As per usual it will be held at the Weber County Library-Main Branch (25th and Jefferson) at 7:00pm.  We will be meeting in the basement class room.  Besides this being the monthly meeting, it will also be our annual gift exchange.  This year we are calling it the Chartreuse Mugato (think White Elephant).  Home made items are encouraged. If you wish to purchase a gift, please do not exceed $10.

The winner of the December Caption Contest will be announced at the meeting.

As per usual, we will be heading out to the Village Inn on 12th Street for dinner/pie afterwards.  This is one of the largest attended meetings of the year and would be perfect to bring prospective members to check us out.  See you all there.