Don’t forget that the USS Ticonderoga meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 12th at the Roy Library. We will gather at 6:30pm for our social time with the meeting starting at 7:00pm. We may have some new visitors who just found out about us from the FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. There will also be some special show and tell presentations. If you ordered a 20th Anniversary Seventh Fleet t-shirt, the money is due at the meeting. See you there.
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October 2017 Captain’s Blog
I hope everyone had a great summer! It’s been very busy few months. Happily, things are slowing down, but we still have a bunch of fun things to close out the year.
Next Saturday, October 7th, we are taking our annual trip to Black Island Farms corn maze. On October 28th, we’re having a costume party for Halloween.
Coming up in November, we will be going to Seaquest Aquarium inside Layton Hills mall. The following weekend we will be participating in an away team with the Order of the Ba’tleth, going to check out the Viking display at the Utah Museum of Natural History.
In December, we will be having our annual Mugato gift exchange – this year he is cobalt blue – and our annual mid-winter barbecue on New Year’s Eve.
Remember that at our January meeting, we will be filling out our activity calendar for 2018. Please bring your ideas, your suggestions, and have an idea of which month you would like to see it held. Your suggestions can be for activities that we’ve done before, or activities we’ve never tried. If you can have information regarding costs, as well, that would be awesome!
Our Klingon department just held it’s first activity and meeting, and will be holding another soon. Annie Stephens has jumped on the chance to run the Star Wars department, so be looking for some more information regarding activities in this group. 2018 will see the introduction of the Harry Potter department, and hopefully other special interest departments following. If you’d like to run a special interest department, please be sure to let your department chief know, and they will pass that info along to myself and our inimitable XO.
Thank you, all, for your time and attention. Hope to wee you all, out and about!
From the Captain: August 2017 events
Greetings, All! And happy August. The summer has been so filled with events and occurrences (some good, some sad, some irritating) that it just got away from us.
September is shaping up to be chock-full of activities, as well. I hope to see you all at some or all of these activities.
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.
-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.
Next USS Ticonderoga meeting on October 12th
Every 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)
Airing 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 August (and early September)
If you are checking out our website after meeting us at the Star Trek Beyond promotion, welcome. We hope that you find information on our Star Trek family interesting. We look forward to meeting you and your family/friends at any of our upcoming meetings or activities. We loved watching the new movie and we would like to thank the Layton Cinemark for hosting our promotion. They were very accommodating.
Our first event in August will be our regular monthly meeting on Wednesday the 10th. We will be meeting at the new Weber County Library – Southwest Branch (2039 West 4000 South, Roy, UT 84067). This will be at 7:00pm in the large auditorium. We will be discussing the movie, Star Trek/Sci-Fi Show and Tell and the upcoming events at the Salt Lake Comic Con (see below).
For our monthly activity the crew has decided to beat the heat and take in a swimming activity at the Roy Aquatic Center (2977 W 5200 S, Roy, UT 84067). We will be enjoying the fun from Noon to 5:00pm on Saturday, August 20th. You can bring in your own lunches. Make sure you bring sunscreen and lawn chairs.
Salt Lake Comic Con will be held on Thurs-Sat, September 1-3. The USS Ticonderoga is heading up the Seventh Fleet booth at the convention with our life size Borg Regeneration Alcove. The Ticonderoga is also heading up a Star Trek panel at the convention. William Shatner will be appearing on Thursday. Other Star Trek guests are lined up for the event. For details visit www.SaltLakeComicCon.con
Some news from the Fleet, Captain Roger Taylor has moved from Bountiful, Utah to Idaho Falls, Idaho. He is taking the USS Essex up to it’s new patrol area and will be building a new crew. The previous crew of the Essex have transferred to the new chapter-in-training, the PCU Protecteur. Congratulations to the new chapter-in-training and good luck to Captain Taylor in Idaho.
What we will be doing in July
Now 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.