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December Greetings!

The year has flown by so fast, and 2019 is nearly done. (For some of us, that may not be a bad thing.)

Just a couple of reminders:

Wednesday, December 11, is our monthly meeting. This will be our gift exchange meeting, and our mugato mascot is orange this year.

For the gift exchange:

*Items can be new or used. (If buying new, please don’t spend more than $10.00.)
*For used items – PLEASE ensure they are clean and have all their parts. (No used hygiene items. It’s a white elephant exchange, but make sure that whatever you give is something you wouldn’t mind receiving.)

*All items need to be wrapped, with no tags. (Wrapped in a plastic grocery bag or newspaper is totally fine.)

*Each person wishing to participate in the exchange must bring a gift.

*Remember that if the gift you bring – the item itself, not the wrapping paper or packaging – matches our mugato, you get a treat. What will that be? You ask. I don’t know yet, I answer.  😉

*I will go to the library earlier in the day and pay the food fee, so feel free to bring light snacks if you’d like. (Nothing that can’t be cleaned up with a broom, please!)

December 31st is our annual New Year’s Eve party. This year the theme is a Hawaiian luau, and the meal is Hawaiian haystacks.

If you’d like to join us, please head over to the Facebook page and sign up for something on the event announcement
https://www.facebook.com/events/2492311541022865/
or email me directly, Tico.Co.Erica@gmail.com.

Here’s hoping the last weeks of 2019 are kind and filled with joy!

-=/\=- Erica

September Already!!!!!

Greetings, all!

If you’re just finding us after FanX, welcome! Thank you for taking the time to check us out.

Our monthly meeting is this Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at the Roy branch of the Weber county library; 2039 w. 4000 s., Roy. Our meeting room will be open at 6:30 pm, and we will start with the informational part of the meeting at 7 pm.
A)-Don’t forget your awesome show-n-tell items.
B)-Remember that Damon will be asking a couple questions from the latest issue of the newsletter and has prizes to hand out for correct answers. (You can find the latest newsletter under the download links.)

The basics: we have been around for over twenty years. Our area of patrol covers from Ogden to Kaysville (roughly), and are a founding member of a larger group of Star Trek clubs, Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet. The fleet stretches from southern Idaho (Burley/Heyburn/Rupert and Idaho Falls, specifically), all the way down to Utah county.

We are a free club, because, as Admiral Stark likes to say, it already costs too much to be a Star Trek fan. What this means on a practical basis is that you pay your own way. We try to have a good mix of free and paid activities, to include the largest number of people. From time to time, we will hold fundraising events, generally for larger items like ship banners and the medals that we award for various reasons.

As far as involvement goes, you can be as active or as passive as you’d like. Some people enjoy going through the ranks and taking on leadership roles within the club. Others prefer to just come and have fun with like-minded people. All are welcome. We make sure it’s easy to cater to your personal level of enjoyment.

(Also, in case you’re wondering, no, we don’t care if you are a member of another Star Trek – or any other fandom – club; and no, we aren’t *just* about Star Trek.)

On other fronts, this is the last month for the awesome display at the Roy library. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, make sure you do so. Maybe come to the meeting a little early, so you have time to peruse the amazing collection.

To end this post, I’ll just drop a reminder here about the Klingon End of Summer BBQ. Saturday, September 28, 1-4 pm, at Central park, 330 Center st., Clearfield. BYOM and something to share. The ship will provide plates, napkins, utensils, basic condiments, and charcoal for the grill.

Thanks again for your time, and I hope to see you all there on Wednesday!

-=/\=- Erica

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

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.

What we will be doing in August (and early September)

71ieqe.jpgIf 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.

USS Ticonderoga, NCC-74676-A officially launched

CaptStark_AdmHollingerNow that Captain Erica Stark has completed all of the requirements to achieve the rank of Captain (not an easy task in the Seventh Fleet) the next version of the USS Ticonderoga can now launched.  At the USS Ticonderoga room party at CONduit, Seventh Fleet CinC Admiral Dennis Hollinger officially launched the USS Ticonderoga, NCC-74676-A.  Ronin Class Starship.  Admiral Hollinger presented the dedication plaque for the new starship to Captain Stark.

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Even with this major goal accomplished, the Ticonderoga is not sitting on it’s laurels.  We have Fantasicon coming up at the Pleasant Valley Library (Weber County) on June 6th.  We also have a ton of events planned for the year and we are also continuing to grow.  We could have two new chapter-in-training Runabouts launched by the end of summer.  Now is when we need your help and now is when we need new ideas.  It’s time to boldly go.  Let’s see what’s out there.

Admiral Stark interviewed in Star Magazine

Star_Into_Darkness_Special_CoverWith the new Star Trek: Into Darkness movie coming out soon, several magazines are prepping their upcoming issues to celebrate the event.  Star Magazine reached out to the Seventh Fleet and asked if a representative would be willing to be interviewed.  Admiral Carl Stark was asked to represent the Fleet and an interview was set up.  We have been told that the interview will now be published in the March 27th (Wednesday) publication by Star Magazine.  The Star Into Darkness Special will have 200 photos, special interviews and various Star Trek previews.  Star Magazine sent us a copy of the cover to share with everyone as well.  Let us know what you think of the interview.