Category Archives: Meetings

April is here? Yes it is.

Wow we were so busy with March with our activities and the Salt Lake Comic Con FanX booth that we blinked and March was over.  Many thanks to the volunteers who helped out at the booth.  We had several compliments on how relaxed our “Ten Forward Lounge Theme” was set up.  So here is what we have coming up in April.

Wednesday, April 12th is our monthly meeting.  However our regular meeting location, the Roy Library, is booked for this month.  Luckily Ticonderoga crewmembers Damon and Amanda Ricks were able to set us up with a temporary location for this month.  So we will be meeting at the Marshall White Community Center located at 222 28th Street in Ogden.  The Ricks have set up a special event for our meeting so be on time for some prizes.  The meeting starts at 7:00pm and feel free to bring a friend.  In May we will be back at the Roy Library.

The Ticonderoga Senior Officer’s meeting will be held on Friday, April 14th at Starbase 40.  Please let the Captain know if you will be attending so she can make sure there is enough food for dinner.

April 21-23 are the dates for the StarFest convention in Denver. This is the 40th Anniversary of the convention and a lot of Seventh Fleet members are attending.  (especially if we missed the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention last August)  We have a discount ticket code from our friends on the USS Pioneer.  If you are interested in going, contact the Captain.  A few members may still have spots open for rides and/or rooms.  Walter Koenig and Rene Auberjonois are two Star Trek actors who will be in attendance at the convention.  This would also count as an out-of-state convention for those working towards the ‘command grade’ ranks.  Additional details can be found at www.StarFestDenver.com

We have a free event for Saturday, April 29th.  We will be visiting the Hill AFB Museum.  However instead of just wandering between exhibits as we have done before, we have a guided tour.  Please be at the museum lobby before noon in order to go on the tour.  We may have several visitors from other chapters joining us for this event.

Just a week later will be our May activity on Saturday the 6th.  We will be meeting at a park in Clearfield or Layton for a rocket launch and drone races.  This will run from 11:30am-3:30pm.  Bring your own picnic lunch for the event.

What should we do for 2017?

The new year is here (finally).  As we do at every January meeting, we fill out our calendar for what events we would like to do.  Is there an activity or charity event that you would like to see the Ticonderoga participate in?  Bring the details to the January 11th meeting and we can see can find a time for it.

As mentioned above, the January meeting will be on the 11th at the Roy Library.  We will still be starting at 7:00pm.  Bring a friend, bring family, just be there.

We do have one activity already lined up, on Saturday, January 28th.  This is the date of our annual Seventh Fleet Admiral’s Banquet.  The host is the USS Valkyrie and they have already covered the food costs (yes you do not need to pay for food, but a donation jar will be available if you wish to donate).  The meal will be a potato bar.  If you cannot have this, you are welcome to bring your own meal.  This will start at 2:00pm and will contain speeches and videos from the different chapters.  This is a uniformed or nice-dress event. It is also a very wonderful opportunity to meet the other members of our Star Trek family.  Please RSVP with the Captain ASAP if you wish to attend this event.  She needs to turn in a head count for this event.

Happy New Year everyone.

Welcome to the end… of 2016.

We have finally reached December in this year of Trek.  We celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, the 30th Anniversary of the USS Kelly (our parent chapter) and the 20th Anniversary of the USS Ticonderoga as a club.  But the fun is not over yet.  December is very busy with holidays and parties.  So we limit ourselves during this hectic month to a few items.

First is our regular monthly meeting.  Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00pm.  We are returning to the Roy Library (2039 West 4000 South) and we will be in activity center two.  Every December we hold our gift exchange.  (Think white elephant with a Star Trek twist).  Here is some information from Captain Stark about our Purple Mugato gift exchange.

The Rules:
-Gift must be clean and complete – no missing pieces, no used hygiene items. (Think something that you wouldn’t mind winding up with when all is said and done.)
-Gift must be family-friendly.
-Gift must be wrapped and anonymous, and please don’t spend any more than $10.00 if you are making a purchase (creating items is encouraged).
-Each person that wishes to participate in the gift exchange must bring a gift.
-Don’t forget, if the gift itself (not the wrapping) is the same color as our mugato, you get a treat!

Also at the meeting don’t forget to turn in your $10 for the 2017 Seventh Fleet Calendar.  This is going to be the sixth straight year that the fleet has produced a calendar for the Star Trek family.

On Friday, December 16th Captain Stark will be hosting the Senior Officer’s Meeting at Starbase 40.  This will be at 7:00pm.  Please brown-bag/drive through your dinner for the night.  Captain Stark has a LOT of information from the recent Seventh Fleet Council meeting to go over.

New Years Eve we will be holding our annual party.  This will be at the home of Lt. Frank Buck in Layton.  The food theme this year will be Italian dishes.  Please see your department chief for food assignments.

What we are doing in November

2x08eWow, November 2016 already?  We dive into the holiday season with a variety of different activities and events.

Saturday, November 5th starting at 2:00pm the crew of the USS Ticonderoga will be gathering at the home of Kathy Campbell in Ogden (contact the Captain for the address).  We will be watching episodes or movies and working on rank advancement ADVOTs.  This is also a pot-luck so bring a dish to share (and your own drinks).

Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day.  To make this world a better place, we would like to encourage you to vote for the candidates of your choice.  On your duty report that you turn in at the start of December just note that you have voted and you will earn Leadership promotional merit points.

Wednesday, November 9th is the date of the USS Ticonderoga general meeting.  PLEASE NOTE: because the Roy Library was booked, we will be meeting at the Layton Library (Address: 155 Wasatch Dr near Layton High School).  Because we have to be done with the meeting at 8:30pm we will be skipping the 30 min “catch up” time that we usually have (in other words we will be starting right at 7:00pm instead of 7:30).  We don’t know if we will have time for show in tell but Admiral Stark will have the latest copy of the new Star Trek Encyclopedia to show off.

Friday, November 11 the Ticonderoga Senior Officers will be meeting.  Senior Officers please talk with the CO or XO for details.

Saturday, November 12th the Tactical Department is hosing a Co-op Game Night.  Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1383769328307491/

We hope that everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day on November 24th.  If you are braving the crowds on Black Friday, be safe.

Next USS Ticonderoga meeting on October 12th

star-trek-slap1Every second Wednesday of the month is the USS Ticonderoga meeting.  For October, it will be on the 12th.  It will be held at the Southwest Branch of the Weber County Library (2039 West 4000 South in Roy).  We will be meeting at 7:00pm.

Bring a friend, bring family, bring yourself and don’t forget to bring an item for the Star Trek/Sci-Fi show-n-tell.  We will be discussing our end of year activities.

Come join us for the fun and meet the Star Trek family.

Star Trek 50th Anniversary (and September events)

st50Airing on the NBC network the night of Thursday, September 8, 1966 at 7:30pm the world was officially introduced to Star Trek. It took two pilots, several recasting and the support of the Desilu studios (then owned by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) to finally get the USS Enterprise off the ground and into television history.

Do you recall the first time you saw Star Trek?  Was it during the original run in the 60’s?  The re-runs of the 70’s or the movies of the 80’s?  Perhaps it was one of the many spin offs or even the new Kelvin-timeline based movies.  No matter what introduced you to our favorite franchise, being a Star Trek fan automatically makes you a friend that we want to talk to.  We tip our hat to the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek and look forward to many more years to come of new movies, TV series, conventions, comics, books, games and more.

As most of you know, part of our charter is to provide community service.  We are trying to make our world a better place as seen in the 24th century.  In early September at Salt Lake Comic Con (and with the help of the Seventh Fleet) we raised about $300 for the Best Friends Animal Society of Utah.  This is a no-kill shelter that has helped hundreds of dogs and cats (and other animals) find good homes.  Thank you to everyone who helped put the Borg Alcove together, helped man the booth or even just stopped by to donate.  A special thank you goes out to Dan Farr, Bryan Brandenburg and all of the Salt Lake Comic Con volunteers for putting on such a wonderful event.

Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00pm we will be holding our monthly meeting. This will be at the Weber County Library Southwest Branch in Roy (2039 West 4000 South).  This meeting is open to the general public so feel free to invite any friends who may be interested in checking out our free Star Trek fan club.  Don’t forget  your Star Trek/SF show and tell items.

Department Heads we will be holding a staff meeting on Friday, September 16th at 7:00pm.   This will be at Starbase 40.   Please RSVP with the CO.

We will be holding our 50th Anniversary Party on Saturday, September 17th from 6pm-9pm at the home of Captain Stark (Starbase 40) in Clearfield.  Bring light snacks to share as we watch the first several episodes of Star Trek.

The next Saturday, September 24th also at Starbase 40 we will be holding a Star Trek game night.  from 6pm-9pm we will be watching Star Trek Scene It and answering the trivia questions.  Again bring light snacks for this event.

Don’t forget that in October we are planning to visit the Living Planet Aquarium in Salt Lake.

What we will be doing in July

STBeyondNow that Independence Day is past us (and we hope that everyone had a safe Fourth of July Holiday) we can now focus on what the club will be doing in July, 2016.

Our regular monthly meeting is held every second Wednesday of the month, so on July 13th we will be meeting at the Weber County Southwest Library in Roy.  The address is 2039 West 4000 South, Roy, UT.  We will be meeting at7:00pm and we will have a special activity regarding the upcoming Star Trek Beyond movie so please be there at 7pm.  We may cut back on our usual 30 min social at the start of the meeting to get to our special event.

Saturday, July 16th is Fleet Day. The USS Rendezvous is hosting this event in Cache Valley.  If you want to go contact Captain Stark ASAP for meal arrangements (or you can bring your own) and directions to the event.  This is a chance to meet the other members of the Seventh Fleet in a very fun and relaxed environment.

July 22-23 we will be doing a promotion of Star Trek Beyond.  Do you have your costumes?  Can you help with the display table (showing off items)?  Can you help with the Borg Alcove?  Please come to the Ticonderoga meeting to discuss this.

 

 

What we will be doing in June

FanCon2016Wow, May was such a busy month that we didn’t get a blog post in.  Sorry about that.  We usually have a TON of discussions going on with our USS Ticonderoga Facebook page (click on link to visit).

We have a very busy month in June.  On Saturday, June 4th we will have a booth at the Weber County Library 3rd Annual FanCon (formerly known as Fantasticon).  This will be held at the Roy Library (same location as our meetings) from Noon to 3:00pm.  There will also be a food truck rally held at the same time.  There is no admission cost for this event.  This is a costumed activity so come and be prepared to show off the fun we have in the club.

Wednesday, June 8th is the monthly USS Ticonderoga business meeting at the Central Park located at 300 East Center Street, Clearfield (just to the east of the Clearfield City Hall and Wasatch Elementary).  This will start at 7:00pm (first 30 minutes is socialization, then meeting announcements and don’t forget a Star Trek/SF show and tell).  This is not a uniformed event, but we encourage club or Star Trek shirts.  Bring your dinner to BBQ or brown bag it.  For July’s meeting we will be back at the Roy library (there was no room for us in June).

Friday, June 10th will be the USS Ticonderoga Senior Officer’s meeting at Starbase 40.  Please make sure you have your reports into your Department Chief before this date.

Saturday, June 18th is our monthly activity.  We will be meeting at the home of Captain Stark (Starbase 40) in Clearfield for a BBQ and Star Trek Beyond prep night.  Bring your own meat and a dish to share.  We will be finishing up any preparations for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond movie promotion in July.  Captain Stark has a new BBQ grill to use.  This event will start at 2:00pm and run until finished.

Captain Stark will be attending the Seventh Fleet Council Meeting on Saturday, June 25th.  If you have any proposals for the 2017 Seventh Fleet Admiral’s Banquet (or any other proposals), you need to get them to Captain Stark before this meeting.

Also on June 25th and 26h will be the Hill AFB Air Show.  This event is free to the public and a lot of Ticonderoga members attend this event.  Make sure you bring your own lunch, water, sunscreen and folding chairs.  Give yourself lots of time with the crowds (traffic can be slow).  But seeing a lot of the older airplanes and newer craft can be very exciting.  This event only happens once every two years.

Don’t forget to check with your Department Chiefs for any upcoming department meetings or activities.

Future Events to keep in mind: July 13 Monthly meeting.  July 16 Seventh Fleet Games. July 22 Star Trek Beyond movie premier.  August 2-7 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention.  Sept 1-3 Salt Lake Comic Con.

April events

anim_37_bigGreetings everyone (especially the new people checking out or fun club).  We have a couple of items coming up for the month of April  in regards to meetings or activities.  Wednesday, April 13th is our monthly meeting.  This will be at the new Weber County Southwest Library in Roy.  The address is 2039 West 4000 South.  It is just to the west of the IOmega Building in Roy (and 1/2 block east of the Roy Frontrunner station).  This will be at 7:00pm and we have several new people showing up.  We met them at our FanX booth and are very interested in meeting the local Star Trek family.  Note: You do not need to wear uniforms to meetings.  We do encourage you to bring a Star Trek/Sci-Fi item to show off if you would like.  We also encourage you to bring a friend with you to the meetings (rank advancement points are awarded for recruiting new members).

One of the events we will be talking about is an upcoming game night where the Seventh Fleet CinC, Admiral Dennis Hollinger, will run a Star Trek game for us.  We will be deciding upon a date and location at the meeting.

Saturday, April 16th is the monthly activity.  We will be watching the 2009 Star Trek movie and passing off and ADVOT (Advanced Officer Training) sheet for rank promotions.  This will be at 2:00pm at the home of Captain Stark in Clearfield.  If you want to take an Academy Exam or a Commander’s Test for rank advancements, they will be available as well.

Don’t forget our future events are on the horizon such as Boondocks (May 21), FantastiCON (June 4), Movie Promotion prep BBQ (June 18) and the Star Trek Beyond movie promotion (July 22-23).

Next meeting, March 9th. Now held at the newly opened Roy Library

WeberCountySouthwestBranchLibraryFor the last several months our old meeting location of the Roy library was closed as they moved to a new building.  The new Weber County Southwest Branch is now opened at 2039 West 4000 South, Roy, UT 84067.  This is just behind the old IOMEGA building in Roy.  If you are traveling by bus, UTA route 640 goes right by the library. For those of you taking the UTA Frontrunner, the Roy stop is just to the west of the library (it would probably be best to hop on 640 from the station or ask a fellow crewmember to pick you up from the station).

We have the meeting room set up for the next three months (March, April and May).  We will be meeting at 7:00pm.  Currently we do not know if food and drinks from the new cafe in the library are allowed in the meeting rooms (we will find out soon).  There is free WiFi at the library and they have other features we hope to use as well.

Please bring a friend to the March 9th meeting. We will have a lot to discuss including the USS Ticonderoga booth at the Salt Lake Comic Con-FanX.  Our upcoming Star Trek Beyond movie promotion.  We will also have new orders, rank advancements and medals to pass out to the crew.  We would love to see you there.

We would like to thank the Game Den of Layton for temporarily hosting us for the last three months.