Hailing Frequencies Open: December 2022

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Hailing Frequencies Open December 2022

As we reach the last month of the year, we look back with many fond memories. We were able to finally start getting together as a Star Trek family. We were able to attend conventions and club meetings. We are very proud of how this group stuck together and helped everyone out in challenging times. This is part of the spirit of community that we’ve been able to foster.

The due date to order your 2023 Seventh Fleet Calendar is December 18th. This is when your $10/issue needs to be delivered to your commanding officer. Remember that we need to reach a minimum of 50 calendars to get our price (which has not changed since we started doing the calendar 11 years ago).

The 2023 Admiral’s Banquet is quickly approaching. This will be held on Saturday, January 28th at the Richmond City facility in Utah (that we’ve held the banquet in the past). Since everyone liked the Noon start time at the last banquet, we will be sticking with this time for the next event. The USS Valkyrie will be hosting the event and the meal will be in the theme of a cantina. More details will be forthcoming, but mark your calendars to attend. This is one of the few fleet-wide events that we host.

And speaking of the USS Valkyrie, congratulations to Lt. Commander John Paskett who has been named as Acting Captain. Lt. Commander Seth Nielsen is now the acting Executive Officer. Captain Charles Corr is moving into a more active roll helping out the Admiralty with his Fleet Captain duties. Thank you to those leaders who have stepped forward to help out.

And finally, 2023 is the 25th Anniversary of the Seventh Fleet. This is an amazing achievement from the members as most clubs don’t make it to their second year. We plan to celebrate all year long by playing 25th Anniversary Bingo. If you’ve seen Enterprise Bingo from Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, then you may have an idea of what this will be about. The full details will be released before the official start on January 1st. But the titles of the bingo entries are as follows.

45th Rule of Acquisition
Best Served Cold
Directive 927
Do you Trust Me?
Ex Astris Scientia
Quark 2000
The Scorch
The Sky’s The Limit
Universal Translator
You Never Brought Me Tea

What do you think they are?

Welcome Aboard:
Crewman 2nd Class Rich Reynolds (USS Pulsar)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
December 4 Tony Todd (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager)
December 6 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country premiers (1991)
December 7 Star Trek: The Motion Picture premiers (1979)
December 9 Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
December 10 John Colicos (Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
December 11 Star Trek: Insurrection premiers (1998)
December 13 Christopher Plummer (Star Trek: VI The Undiscovered Country)
December 13 Star Trek: Nemesis premiers (2002)
December 15 Garrett Wang (Star Trek: Voyager)
December 20 Nicole de Boer (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
December 21 Michelle Hurd (Star Trek: Picard)
December 23 Noel Wells (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
December 27 Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery)
December 28 Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek)

Other Dates To Note:
December 4 National Dice Day
December 10 Human Rights Day
December 18 Hanukkah Starts
December 21 Winter Solstice
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day
December 26 Hanukkah Ends
December 31 New Years Eve
January 1 New Years Day
January 2 National Science Fiction Day
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21 First Star Trek convention (1972)

Upcoming Events:
January 28 Admiral’s Banquet
March 2-5 Salt-Con
March 25 Seventh Fleet Council 1st Quarter Meeting
May 26-28 Star Trek: Mission Seattle (CANCELED)
June 24 Fleet Day
August 3-6 Star Trek: Las Vegas
September 21-23 FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention

Hailing Frequencies Open is posted on the 1st of the month at SeventhFleet.org. If you have an entry that you would like to be included in a future HFO, please contact your Commanding Officer. The CO needs to have it submitted to the Admiralty by the 2nd to last day of the month for inclusion.

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