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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.

Happy Thanksgiving and November Activity

Greetings Everyone.  From the many members of the USS Ticonderoga, we would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day.   We hope that you have the opportunity to get together with family and express all of the things that you are thankful for.  Lets also give out our thoughts and prayers to those who could not be at home with family on this important holiday.

On Saturday, November 26th is the USS Ticonderoga monthly activity. Members of the shuttle White Buffalo from Tooele are coming up with their Star Trek simulator that is run on multiple computers.  Various people can take up different bridge positions seen on the show as we run through various combat scenarios.  This will be shown off at the home of Dave Stock in Syracuse (on Antelope Drive).  This will start at 6:00pm and run until ????  If you want to work off some frustrations from the holiday weekend and fighting the zombie mobs on Black Friday, this is the place to be.

USS Ticonderoga Fourth of July plans

Greetings, All!
The Fourth of July (The Captain’s favorite holiday) is just around the corner.  As you know, it’s become a tradition in recent years to have a USS Ticonderoga BBQ on that day, and this year is no exception.  Here is the info you will need if you are planning on joining us – and, as always, everyone is welcome.
This year’s barbecue will be held at the home of Lt. Dave Stock in Syracuse, and will start at 7:00 pm.

The ship will be providing:

You need to bring:
Meat to grill
A dish to share
Lawn chairs or blankets
Fireworks (if everyone brings a few, we’ll have lots.)
Bug repellent

There is a large parking lot across the street from Dave’s house which will be empty by the time we are ready to light fireworks, so we can light all the new aerials that are now allowed in Utah, as well as letting the kids have fun with sparklers, pop-it’s, and other such fun stuff, without worrying what may be getting set on fire.

This area should also give us a nice view of the fireworks displays from both Clearfield and Layton, without the traffic headaches afterward.

If you need the address to Dave’s house, please email, and we will send it your way.
We hope to see everyone there.  Until then, enjoy the heat!

Towel Day: A Tribute to Douglas Adams is May 25

Towel Day is celebrated every May 25 as a tribute by fans of the late author Douglas Adams. On this day, fans carry a towel with them to demonstrate their love for the books and the author, as referenced in Adam’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. This was first held in 2001 just weeks after the authors death and continues today.

On Wednesday, May 25th, take your towel with you to work, school or anywhere.  Take a picture and post it for all of the HHGTTG fans to enjoy.

Here’s what *the* Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has to say about towels:

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value – you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth: wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you – daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough. More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have ‘lost’. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still know where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with. Hence a phrase which has passed into hitch hiking slang, as in ‘Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.’ (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)

Thank you to our Moms everywhere

It is Mother’s Day 2011. From all of us we wanted to send out a special thank you to the people who have raised us and been a huge influence in our lives. Thank you to our Mothers, Mother-in-Laws, Grandmothers, Stepmothers and those who were just Mom. By blood or by choice you have been a huge reason we have become the people we are today.

Happy Holidays from the USS Ticonderoga

No matter what it is you celebrate this time of year, make it a good one.  Star Trek celebrates IDIC so we have a lot of members on the USS Ticonderoga that come from different cultures and backgrounds.  We here at the USS Ticonderoga hope that you and your family have the happiest of times. Don’t forget that we have the USS Ticonderoga New Years Eve Party coming up soon.

Happy 4th of July

Independence Day is on Sunday.  This weekend a lot of us will be celebrating the Fourth of July in many different ways.  Some of us will be camping, some will be spending time with friends and family.  There will be several parades, community events, BBQs and lots of fireworks.  There are two things the USS Ticonderoga would like you to keep in mind.  1- Please be safe.  We would like to see all of you again in the future at many meetings and activities.  2- Please thank the members and volunteers in our military, local police and emergency services.  It is because of them that we can celebrate our independence and freedoms.  Thank you for all that you do.

Independence Day Road Trip

So for the month of July the Acting Captain of the USS Ticonderoga will be Lt. Dave Stock.  The Acting Captain program was set up to give Ticonderoga Crewmembers experience in leadership and command.   For our activity in July, we will be taking a road trip over the Independence Day weekend.  Acting Captain Stock has beachfront property at Bear Lake (with all of the amenities such as fire-pits, plumbing, etc.) and has invited anyone from the Seventh Fleet to join us for camping and relaxing.  We haven’t had a USS Ticonderoga campout in about 4-5 years.  This beachfront property is the same location that the 2004 Seventh Fleet Olympics was held.  We will have fireworks, swimming, group breakfast and a Shisk-ka-Bob BBQ.  There is also a 4th of July Parade at a small town nearby and a cave we can visit as well.  If you are interested in going, contact the Captain ASAP.

Happy Father’s Day

Ben and Jake Sisko on another father and son adventure
Ben and Jake Sisko on another father and son adventure

We would like to thank all of the fathers out there who have inspired us, stood by us and remained a part of our lives even to this day.  Happy Father’s Day.

The first summer holiday of the year

Memorial Day Weekend is the first summer holiday of the year.  A lot of families and friends get out for that first road trip in the warm weather.  This is one of the biggest travel holidays in Utah.  As you are camping or spending time with family or what ever you are doing with this long weekend, please remember those who died to protect our freedoms.  Even now we still have husbands, wives, sons and daughters serving home and abroad so that we have the ability to take a three-day weekend.  Thank you all for what you do.

Please be safe on the roads.