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Hailing Frequencies Open: June 2022

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Hailing Frequencies Open June 2022

Work continues for Fleet Day which will be held on Saturday, July 30th. The location will be the Richmond City Office (where we held an Admiral’s Banquet back in 2018) and the park next to it. We will be holding several games and events. A lunch of walking tacos and salad will also be served. Get your RSVP into your Commanding Officer so we can prepare the proper amount of food. This is one of two Fleet events for the year and is like a big family reunion. There will be a lot of members in attendance and it is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has been knocking it out of the park on the episodes that we’ve seen so far on Paramount+. We can’t wait to see where the adventures will take us next. We also enjoyed the ending to Star Trek: Picard season two. The third season has already been filmed and will include several alumni from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Admiral Dennis Hollinger and Vice Admiral Carl Stark lead a contingent of Seventh Fleet members to the last StarFest in Denver. It was a bittersweet moment. We had opportunities to meet up with our extended Star Trek family in Denver and remember all of the good times of conventions past. StarFest was one of the last of the fan-run conventions. It was ran for fun and enjoyment of our various fandoms. Something that seems to be missing from the large scale conventions. A big thank you to the Walker family and all of the volunteers who put on a great convention. So long and thanks for all the fish.

Congratulations To:
Crewman 2nd Class Julie Henkes (USS Kelly) for completing the Deep Space Nine Academy Exam.
Crewman 2nd Class Julie Henkes (USS Kelly) for earning a promotion to Crewman 1st Class.

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
June 1 Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Prodigy)
June 1 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock premiers (1984)
June 2 Anthony Mongomery (Star Trek: Enterprise)
June 2 Zarchary Quinty (Star Trek (2009), Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Trek: Beyond)
June 4 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan premiers (1982)
June 6 Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery)
June 7 Karl Urban (Star Trek (2009), Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Trek: Beyond)
June 8 James Darren (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
June 9 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier premiers (1989)
June 13 Malcolm McDowell (Star Trek: Generations)
June 13 Fred Tatasciorie (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
June 16 John Cho (Star Trek (2009), Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Trek: Beyond)
June 19 Zoe Saldana (Star Trek (2009), Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Trek: Beyond)
June 22 Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
June 28 Alice Krige (Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Voyager)

Other Dates To Note:
June 6 D-Day Anniversary
June 14 Flag Day
June 16 Captain Picard Day
June 19 Fathers’ Day
June 19 Juneteenth
June 21 Summer Solstice
June 30 National Meteor Watch Day
July 2 World UFO Day
July 4 Independence Day
July 8 National Video Game Day
July 20 National Moon Day
July 24 Pioneer Day (Utah)
July 29 NASA Founded (1958)

Other Items To Note:
Now would be the best time for chapters to get together and take a group photo for the 2023 Seventh Fleet Calendar.

Upcoming Events:
July 30 Fleet Day
August 25-28 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention
September 22-24 FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention
January 28 Admiral’s Banquet
May 26-28 Star Trek: Mission Seattle

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.

Hailing Frequencies Open: May 2022

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The Admiralty, which got roped into running the 2022 Fleet Day, has been working hard on putting the event together. After our last planning meeting, I can’t wait to see how this day of games and friends turns out.

At our recent Admiral’s Banquet, Crewman 1st Class Eric Moorer was awarded the Federation Medal of Honor after his actions saved the life of a co-worker. Acting Captain Jill Bogler reported that the award was presented to C1 Moorer at the April USS Kelly meeting.

In a sad note, in May 2022 the last Starfest convention will be held. For those of you who have never heard of this, shame on you. Starfest is a convention that has been run for 45 years by the same family company (Starland). Admiral Stark called it “The Dragoncon of the west that you’ve never heard of.” The event had grown to multiple hotels and con-within-a-con festivals. Unfortunately, the events of the past to years, rising costs in getting hotel space and guests and the family growing older contributed to the decision in making this the last party. This is a shame really since these conventions were really a family reunion for the various fans of different genres and shows. We got to meet several fans who became members of our extended Star Trek family. Members of the Seventh Fleet would caravan to Denver to attend this event since the early 1990’s. Thank you to the Walker family and Starfland for all of the many memories. We are looking forward, even in sadness, to the last Starfest.

The USS Kelly will be holding it’s annual “Kelly Kampout” on July 15-17 and they have opened it up for any Seventh Fleet member who would like to attend. Contact the Kelly’s Executive Officer, Lt. Commander Dawn Woods for details.

Hailing Frequencies Open May 2022

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
May 25 USS White Buffalo anniversary (2010)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
May 5 Marc Aliamo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
May 5 Santiago Cabrera (Star Trek: Picard)
May 5 Star Trek: Strange New World premiers (2022)
May 8 Star Trek Movie premiers (2009)
May 12 Jennifer Hetrick (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
May 12 Eugene Cordero (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
May 16 Star Trek Into Darkness premiers (2013)
May 20 John Billingsley (Star Trek: Enterprise)
May 24 Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery)
May 30 Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

Other Dates To Note:
May 1 World Laughter Day
May 2 International Harry Potter Day
May 4 Star Wars Day
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 6 National Space Day
May 7 Free Comic Book Day
May 8 Mother’s Day
May 11 National Twilight Zone Day
May 22 Sherlock Holmes Day
May 30 Memorial Day
June 14 Flag Day
June 19 Fathers’ Day
June 19 Juneteenth
June 20 Summer Solstice

Other Items To Note:
Make sure you check out the new Star Trek series, Strange New Worlds on May 5th.

Upcoming Events:
May 13-15 StarFest (Denver)
July 30 Fleet Day
August 25-28 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention
September 22-24 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.

Hailing Frequencies Open: April 2022

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It was so good to see everyone at the 2022 Admiral’s Banquet hosted by the USS Rendezvous. We had not held an in-person banquet since 2020 for obvious reasons. We had a blast watching the various videos and participating in the silent auction.

Our next fleet wide gathering will be Fleet Day on Saturday, July 30th. The location is still being determined but this event is open to everyone. There will be food and various games for both adults and kids.

Welcome Aboard:
Crewman 2nd Class Epfanin Merancio (USS Delaware)

Congratulations To:
David Carr from the USS Delaware for being promoted to the rank of Crewman 1st Class. (USS Delaware)
Lt. Justin Taylor was named Warrior of the Month in January 2022 on the USS Delaware

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
April 1 Grace Lee Whitney (Star Trek, Star Trek: Voyager)
April 4 Casey Biggs (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise)
April 15 Michael Ansara (Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager)
April 20 George Takei (Star Trek, Star Trek: Voyager)
April 24 Jack Quaid (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
April 29 Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Prodigy)

Other Dates To Note:

April 1 April Fools’ Day
April 5 First Contact Day (2063)
April 5 Klingon Day of Honor
April 17 Easter Day
April 18 Tax Day
April 22 Ancestors’ Eve
April 28 National Superhero Day
May 1 World Laughter Day
May 2 International Harry Potter Day
May 4 Star Wars Day
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 6 National Space Day
May 7 Free Comic Book Day
May 8 Mother’s Day
May 11 National Twilight Zone Day
May 22 Sherlock Holmes Day
May 30 Memorial Day

Other Items To Note:
The latest issue of the USS Ticonderoga newsletter, The Ticonderoga Transmissions, has been released and can be found here.

Upcoming Events:
April 9 Gem State Comic Con (Boise)
May 13-15 StarFest (Denver)
July 30 Fleet Day
August 25-28 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention
September 22-24 FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention

Admiral’s Banquet and a special surprise

A prototype of the new Seventh Fleet Annual.

This Saturday, March 26th, is one of two annual fleet events. The Admiral’s Banquet. This is where the Admiralty gets to acknowledge the efforts that the members put into the chapters and fleet. The USS Rendezvous is hosting the event at the Richmond City Center (were we have held past banquets) with a starting time of Noon. Please note the change in time because we’ve usually started at 2:00pm in the past.

The USS Rendezvous will be serving a Taco Bar for the meal. However they stated that they would not be insulted if you bring your own food because of dietary/taste reasons. There is no charge for the food, but a tip jar will be set up to help for those that wish to help out.

There will also be a silent auction available with items donated by various chapters in the Seventh Fleet. This will be cash only as per the organizer. There will also be various videos created by the chapters.

This is a nice dress or uniformed event. We will also be taking group photos at the banquet.

New this year we have a special surprise. As you can see from the photo above, we now have a prototype issue of the Seventh Fleet Annual. This fanzine is a “Best Of” featuring selected articles and artwork from various chapter newsletters and blogs and comes in at a 136 pages. Come check it out at the banquet. We will be gauging interest in this publication.

It’s been a very long time since we’ve held the Admiral’s Banquet in person. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Kelly Kookbook Entry: Foul Madammas

One of the goals of the Seventh Fleet is to celebrate the creativity of our members. In the late 90’s (then) Lt. Commander Ruth Burns assembled recipes from different sources to put together the Kelly Kookbook. Not only did members of the USS Kelly and the Seventh Fleet help out, but several actors and production personnel from Star Trek also sent in submissions. While our dear friend Ruth is gone, her book of Star Trek recipes is still with us for us to explore. We will post a submission from the book on a semi-regular basis. With February 8th being the birthday of Ethan Phillips, the actor who portrayed Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager, we thought we would post one of his submissions to the book. Enjoy.

Foul Madammas recipe by Ethan Phillips.
Foul Madammas recipe by Ethan Phillips.

FanX 2021 Photos/Videos Part One

And another FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention is in the books. Many thanks to the many volunteers from different Seventh Fleet chapters who helped out at the booth. We were able to raise some money for the Best Friends Animal Society-Utah. A big thank you to all of the members and friends who came by to visit us at the booth. And another big thank you to Dan Farr and his army of volunteers at the convention. We greatly appreciate your efforts in putting this show together.

If you are visiting our website after checking out our booth, welcome. Feel free to look around and learn more about us. If you have any questions or you would like to join one of our chapters, feel free to email us at Info@SeventhFleet.org. We hope that you’ll be able to join us at one of our many fun events in the future.

Here is a video taken at the con that features the Seventh Fleet.

Our own Admiral Stark was interviewed by Salt Lake Magazine at the con.

And we know that a lot of photos were taken at the convention. We would love to post them on a future blog post. Feel free to email them to Webmaster@SeventhFleet.org and we will upload them soon. Here are some that we already have.

How To Join The Seventh Fleet

Members of the Seventh Fleet in uniform.
Members of the Seventh Fleet in uniform.

We get a lot of visitors to our website that are interested in knowing more about Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet. Usually the question comes up: “How do I join your Star Trek family?” This blog post will go into details of how to join and why we follow this path for membership.

The first thing to keep in mind is that membership in the Fleet or one of it’s chapters is free. It already costs too much to be a Star Trek fan (as most of us already know). In our 23 years of operations we have never charged dues. Some of our chapters are 25-35 years old and they have also been dues free the entire time that they have been in existence. The reason behind this is that we want members who show up to the events because they are fun and interesting instead of attending because they want to “get their money’s worth” out of the club. If a chapter attends an event that has an admission fee, then the individual members pay their own way into the event. For example, if the group is going to a local corn maze for a fun activity, you would be buying your own ticket into the maze.

Another commonly asked question is: “Do I have to own a uniform/cosplay to join?” The answer is no. While we have a lot of members who enjoy the Star Trek cosplay aspect of our fandom, it is not a requirement. If you wish to create Star Trek cosplay, there are plenty of members who would love to give tips and advice on how they put together their cosplay. We also embrace creativity. If you have cosplay that isn’t 100% screen accurate, you are still welcomed to participate.

So to officially join the Seventh Fleet, you must complete four steps.

  1. Attend two meetings/activities of the chapter you wish to join. A list of the chapters can be found on the Chapters section of the Fleet website. If you visit their website or contact the Commanding Officer or Executive Officer, they can let you know of upcoming meetings and activities. You can also email Info@SeventhFleet.org and request information on a nearby chapter. Why are two meetings or activities required for membership? In the past we had interested Star Trek fans attend their first event to check out a chapter. Some discover that it’s not their cup of Earl Grey tea. Those that return for a second meeting are showing that they are interested in perusing a free membership.
  2. Fill out an application. The chapter you wish to join will provide you with a paper or electronic application that you can fill out and submit. It will provide information on how to reach you to keep you informed of upcoming meetings and events. It will also ask which department you wish to join so that you can be assigned a Department Chief. There is also a section on the application that notes who recruited you to the club. If a friend referred you, please put their name down.
  3. Meet the Chapter Commanding Officer and Executive Officer. These are the chapter’s president and vice-president. We feel that it is always good for members to know the CO and XO of the club they are joining just in case they have any questions or concerns. This also gives them an opportunity to welcome you to the Star Trek family.
  4. Receive your Orders. If the CO/XO have accepted your application for membership, they will then submit that application to the Fleet for assignment and generating a service number. If the application is accepted by the Fleet then an official set of orders welcoming you to the club will be generated and sent to your Commanding Officer. This person will then present them at a club meeting officially welcoming you to the chapter and assigning you your starting rank in Starfleet.

While these steps may seem intimidating, they are usually quite easy to accomplish. There are plenty of members who are more than happy to assist you along the way. And don’t forget that you can also email Info@SeventhFleet.org if you have any questions.

Live Long and Prosper and Always Remember to Have Fun. Welcome Aboard.

USS Kelly 35th Anniversary

USS Kelly 35th Anniversary display
USS Kelly 35th Anniversary display

In September 1986 Captain Dennis Hollinger and Commander Richard Henline officially launched the Star Trek fan club, the USS Kelly. This club is the oldest Star Trek club running in Utah and was one of the founding members of Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet.

Past and present members of the USS Kelly recently gathered at Murray Park to reminisce about past activities and the friendships made along the way. There was a display of past USS Kelly t-shirts (including the first Kelly uniform work by then-Captain Hollinger to launch the chapter). There was also several photo scrapbooks, copies of past newsletters (over 80 issues and counting), old technical drawings and the first attempt at the Kelly Combadge (made out of resin).

The USS Kelly had originally started as a chapter of the national Starfleet Command organization (based out of Baltimore, MD) before this parent organization disbanded in December 1997. In January 1998 the USS Kelly joined with the USS Rendezvous, USS Retributor and the USS Ticonderoga to form Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet.

Dennis Hollinger held the position of the first Commanding Officer. When he moved up to Commander in Chief of the Seventh Fleet, his good friend Richard Henline took over the center chair. After several years Captain Henline stepped down to take a position with the fleet and David Thalmann took command of the Kelly (called the Kelly-A). After several years David had to step down for health reasons and Rhonda Hollinger became the Commanding Officer for a few years. The former Operations Officer, Nada Linnarz then became the Captain of the Kelly-B. Earlier this year Captain Linnarz moved to St. George and handed the reigns to the current Commanding Officer, Jill Bogler.

Most fan run clubs had a habit of disbanding before reaching their second anniversary. So the fact that the USS Kelly has reached 35 years shows the testament and resilience of the members of this Star Trek family. Here is to 35 more years.

Here are some photos of past members and events.

Interviewed for Star Trek Day

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 will be the 55th Anniversary of the premier episode of Star Trek. For many fans, September 8th is now celebrated as Star Trek Day. Paramount presents several online panels and events. Fans get together and watch Star Trek episodes and local libraries have been putting up Star Trek Day displays.

Community radio station, KRCL 90.9FM has interviewed our Commander-in-Chief, Vice Admiral Carl Stark, for a special that will air on Star Trek Day. This interview is scheduled to be aired around the 6:30pm time frame. The livestream can be accessed here. We invite you to tune in and check out the interview.

Many thanks to the Thermians of Utah for setting up this interview and to KRCL 90.9 FM for the opportunity.

What are you planning to do for Star Trek Day? Let us know.

UPDATE: A recording of the interview can now be found online at the RadioACTive Show notes for September 8, 2021. The interview starts at the 27:40 mark.