The Seventh Fleet has a stardate system set up to create a 24th Century feel to our reports, blog posts, etc. Every September 1st is the start of a new Star Year. During the original run of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the stardates would go up by one every September when the new season started. It continued into Deep Space Nine and Voyager. We just continued it after those series started. So September 1, 2012 is now Stardate: 66090.1. The 66 will change to 67 next September. The next two numbers (09) is the month. So October 2012 will be 6610x.x. And as you probably guessed, the last two digits are the day. We have the past dates mapped out on the Ticonderoga website under the Stardates section.
So the Seventh Fleet has started a new Away Team. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation the fleet is now hosting a weekly re-watch party for TNG episodes. Every Sunday a new episode will be announced. To participate, just watch the episode within the week and send in a simple questionnaire. This questionnaire would then be collected by Admiral Stark who will then combine all of the answers and ratings and send them to the participating chapters as a newsletter article. If all seven seasons can be completed, the newsletter articles may be combined into one large collection. The questionnaire can be found online here.
This week we are starting with the Next Generation pilot episode “Encounter at Farpoint”. Watch it on DVD (or the new blu-ray if you picked up the new set) or on Netflix. Watch it by yourself or get together with a bunch of friends. Besides the questionnaire you can also get the just released Encounter at Farpoint ADVOT. These new ADVOTs were developed to help those wanting to take the Next Generation Commander’s Test.
Announcements about upcoming episodes, details about the project and more on this re-watch party can be found at the new Seventh Fleet sub-domain http://TNG.SeventhFleet.org Captain Stark would like to encourage everyone to participate in this and have fun with this re-watch party.
And now a word from Captain Erica Stark:
The 2012 Seventh Fleet Admiral’s Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 28th in Richmond, Utah. This is a potluck banquet. Here is how the food, etc., will be handled.
There are 6 categories of items to bring, and 15 slots for each item, fleet-wide. The slots are first come, first served, so I need for you to choose your top 3 items. Commodore Henline will slot your name into an available slot/item, and I will pass the information back to you. Please only sign up if you will be attending. You can email your selections back to me.
Below are the categories:
1 – Main Dish – must be soup, stew or chili. 12 servings’ worth only, please.
2 – Salads – green, jello, potato, macaroni, etc. 12 servings’ worth only, please.
3 – Bread – rolls, etc. 12 servings’ worth only, please.
4 – Desserts – any. 12 servings’ worth only, please.
5 – Drinks – any. 12 servings’ worth only, please.
6 – Dishes – plates, bowls, utensils, cups, napkins. Enough of any one item for 12 people.
I can tell you that the main dish slots were filling up quickly at the fleet council meeting. Also, the given items are one per family/couple/individual. If you attend by yourself, you are responsible for 1 item. A couple is responsible for 1 item. A family is responsible for 1 item.
Remember that the dress code for the banquet is uniforms or best possible dress.
Please let me know your selections ASAP.
Also, if any of you have pictures of any 2011 ship activities, please send a copy to me. Each ship is again responsible for a 5-minute video report, and I need to have it ready to go by January 26th.
Greetings everyone. The Seventh Fleet is holding a fundraiser by selling a custom printed 2012 calendar. It contains artwork and photos from the different Seventh Fleet chapters. There are dates of Seventh Fleet and chapter events. Star Trek anniversaries and special events. Since the Seventh Fleet supports local businesses, the calendar was published by a company based in Ogden.
The cost is $10/calendar. This calendar will be given a limited run based on the number of pre-orders turned into your Commanding Officer by Tuesday, December 20th. Checks can be written out to Dennis Hollinger. The calendar will be delivered on the last week of December. The image seen above is the cover for the calendar.
As many of you know, the USS Kelly was the mothership that launched the chapter-in-training that eventually became the USS Ticonderoga. September 2011 is the 25th Anniversary of the USS Kelly as a Star Trek fan club. The USS Kelly has been promoting Star Trek and the values that we try to live up to since 1986. And they have been doing this without charging any dues during the club’s entire run. They have no plans to charge dues in the future as well.
The USS Ticonderoga crew wanted to celebrate with our Star Trek family by making the 25th Anniversary party the official monthly activity. Here is the invitation from the USS Kelly.
Get Ready to come in your Birthday suit
No, not that one, you silly-dilly. Starfleet regulations for modesty still apply. The grand lady known as the USS Kelly has had a birthday, and it’s a big one. Unlike some women who are shy about revealing the number, she’s proud of her age and has earned every one of her years. As of September 1st, the USS Kelly turned 25. That’s right, 25 years. A quarter of a century. Two and a half decades. The big 2-5…
This, my friends, most definitely calls for a party.
What: USS Kelly 25th anniversary party
Where: Captain Thalmann’s inlaw’s house
4170 Long Valley Road (about 6100 W) West Valley City, UT
When: Saturday, Septmber 24th– yes, that’s THIS SATURDAY folks
Time: 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Tentative schedule of activities includes:
2:00 p.m. Meet/Mingle and ‘Polynesian’ Style
4:00 p.m. Stuff ourselves silly/eat during Ship business and entertainment
5:00 P.M. end of activity/cleanup begins (easy service points, anyone?)
This event will have a Hawaiian-Luau theme, and all who attend are encouraged to dress appropriately. Mark the date on your calendars, save the date, and start collecting party favors. This party is going to be one for the record books.
The crew of the USS Ticonderoga had a blast at the 2011 Seventh Fleet Olymipcs hosted by the USS Atlantis in Idaho. Here are the results of having fun with our Star Trek family.
Tribble Hunt (Cadet): Gold- Vivan Trowbridge, Silver- Alex Stock, Bronze- Aurora Stark
Shuttle Launch (Cadet): Gold- Samuel Hollinger, Silver- Vivian Trowbridge, Bronze- Katherine Trowbridge
Geese Juggling (Cadet): Gold- Aurora Stark, Silver- Katherine Trowbridge, Bronze- Aunika Corr
Pin the Tail on the T-Rex (Cadet): Gold- Dakota Hohnstein, Silver- Kelby Marroquin, Bronze- Aurora Stark
Phaser, Shield, Horta (Cadet): Gold- Samuel Hollinger, Silver- Katherine Trowbridge, Bronze- Aunika Corr
Minefield (Cadet): Gold- Dakota Hohnstein, Silver- Samuel Hollinger, Bronze- Alex Stock
Shields (Cadet): Gold- Samuel Hollinger, Silver- Vivan Trowbridge, Bronze- Alex Stock
Orions Pirate Dice: Gold- Lt. Cmdr. Jill Bogler, Silver- Lt. Kasey Stevens, Bronze- Lt. Aaron Stevens
Starfleet Intelligence: Gold- Admiral Carl Stark, Silver- Captain Rex Rouviere, Bronze- Lt. Cmdr. Roger Taylor
Eggscape Pod: Gold- Cmdr. Ross Trowbridge, Silver- Lt. (j.g.) Tristan Vilhauer, Bronze- Lt. Cmdr. Roger Taylor
Subspace Interference: Gold- Lt. Cmdr. Roger Taylor, Silver- Crewman Rick Hauerd, Bronze- Captain Rex Rouviere
Dicey Situation: Gold- Captain Rex Rouviere, Silver- Captain Erica Stark, Bronze- Lt. Dave Stock
Transporter Malfunction: Gold- Lt. Justin Rouviere, Silver- Crewman Josh Taylor, Bronze- Ensign Josh Merrill
Phaser Range: Gold- Lt. Dave Stock, Silver- Captain David Thallman, Bronze- Crewman Rick Hauerd
Saucer Separation: Gold- Lt. Dave Stock, Silver- Ensign Josh Merrill, Bronze- Captain Dave Thallman
Torpedo Lock: Gold- Admiral Dennis Hollinger, Silver- Captain Marla Trowbridge, Bronze- Lt. Dave Stock
Q’Vak: Gold- Ensign Matt Quinn, Silver- Captain Rex Rouviere, Bronze- Lt. (j.g.) Josh Linscott
Shields: Gold- Captain Rex Rouviere, Silver- Lt. (j.g.) Jeremy Rouviere, Bronze- Lt. Cmdr. Jill Bogler
Minefield: Gold- Colby Hohnstein & Dave Stock, Silver- Josh Taylor & Matt Quinn, Bronze- Josh Merrill & Josh Linscott
Power Transfer: Gold- Josh Merrill & Josh Linscott, Silver- Marla Trowbridge & Matt Chism, Bronze- Justin Rouviere & Jeremy Rouviere
Duterium Transfer: Gold- Aunika, Jeff, Josh M, Kenway, Carl, Josh L & Alex Silver- Vicki, Justin, Jeremy, Dennis, Galen, Colby, Dakota & Kelby
Technobabble: Gold- Aaron, Dave, Carol, Galen, Lilly, Rick, Carl, Tristan & John Silver- Tristan, Casey, Alex, Marla, Matt, Dennis, Jeremy, Justin, Jill & Ruth
Once again the USS Ticonderoga would love to thank the command and crew of the USS Atlantis for all of the hard work they put into the games. We also loved seeing all of our Star Trek family in the Seventh Fleet.
Just a reminder that the USS Atlantis will be hosting the Seventh Fleet Olympics on Saturday, August 20th. Here is a video of some of the past games.
Greetings Crew. This week we have two activities that we want to bring up. The first is a fun activity at Boondocks in Kaysville. The second is a fund raiser auction for our mothership, the USS Kelly.
On Tuesday, June 14th is the monthly USS Ticonderoga activity. The crew voted to go to the Boondocks Fun Center located at 525 S. Deseret Drive in Kaysville. This is where we held the lasertag activity in February. The official start time will be 5:00 pm, though you can get there as early as you’d like. Cost is $17.00 per person for unlimited activities (i.e. everything), which is less than the regular child’s rate on other days. Since Captain Erica Stark will be attending a special conference for some Commanding Officers (uh…ok fine she’s going to a Lunch Lady Convention) the Ticonderoga Executive Officer Lt. Dave Stock will be in charge, so make sure you check in with him. Rear Admiral Stark will also be in attendance, so consider it open season in lasertag, boat battles and go-kart races. Currently some of the crew are sending in their suggestions to Lt. Stock on where they would like to go for dinner after the fun. If you have any suggestions, email him at XO@USSTiconderoga.org
On Saturday, June 18th is the USS Kelly auction. As you all know we do not charge dues to join our chapters or the Seventh Fleet. So every once in a while a fund raiser is held to cover basic operational costs. Since the Kelly is our mothership and since they have come to our past auctions, we would like to encourage you to attend this function. We do not Stand Alone!!!! This will start with lunch at 12:00pm (Corrected the time to noon). Lunch will be $3.00/plate or $12.00/family (4+). The auction will start after lunch and contains a lot of Star Trek and Science Fiction/Fantasy collectables. The location for the auction will be 12172 South 3040 West Riverton, Utah.
If you have any questions on the activities, or an other upcoming events seen on the Events Page, feel free to contact your Department Chief or the Executive Officer.
So members of the USS Ticonderoga and the Seventh Fleet had a ton of fun last weekend. WE had the opportunity to join our friends at Starfest 2011 in Denver. While we were there, Brian Wesley of the USS Kelly had taken a ton of video footage. He has been putting it together ind different videos showing the fun that was had at the con. Here is the first video that he has posted on YouTube.
What memories do you have of the convention?