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Hailing Frequencies Open: December 2021

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Hailing Frequencies Open December 2021

Wow, where has this year gone? It seemed like just last week was the Fourth of July celebration. All things considered, 2021 has been a much better year than (shudder) the year that shall not be named. With the help of vaccines and safety measures, we’ve been able to start having activities in person again. While we are not out of the woods yet, it is much better when we can see the members of our Star Trek family in person.

Orders for the 2022 Seventh Fleet Calendars are still being taken. The cost is still $10 an issue. To order one, get the money into your Commanding Officer no later than Saturday, December 18th. This calendar will have various fleet and chapter events listed. There is also listings for area conventions and holidays. 2022 will be the tenth year in a row that we will be publishing the Seventh Fleet calendar.

The first season of Star Trek: Prodigy is currently on break with the next episode coming out on January 6, 2022. The series has already been picked up for a second season. The fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery is currently airing with several interesting episodes so far. As of this blog post, we have not received air dates for the first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds or the second season of Star Trek: Picard.

On a sad note, the Seventh Fleet would like to extend our personal condolences to Aaron Kehn for the loss of his mother in an automobile accident. We do not stand alone.

Please be safe for the holidays. We would like to see everyone on Saturday, January 22nd for the Admiral’s Banquet in Richmond, Utah.

Congratulations To:
Admiral Dennis Hollinger on the birth of his grandson on November 16th.
Seth Nielsen of the USS Valkyrie for promotion to the rank of Lt. Commander.
Lt. Commander Jill Bogler-Patterson for scoring 82% on the Next Generation Commander’s Test.

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 6 Hanukkah Ends
December 21 Winter Solstice
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day
December 31 New Years Eve
January 1 New Years Day
January 2 National Science Fiction Day
January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21 First Star Trek convention (1972)

Other Items To Note:
The latest USS Ticonderoga newsletter is available online. It can be accessed here.

Upcoming Events:
December 18 2022 Seventh Fleet Calendar orders due
January 22 Admiral’s Banquet
July 30 Fleet Day

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: August 2021

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Hailing Frequencies Open August 2021

August is here and it brings the close of summer before school starts. The members of the Seventh Fleet Council (the Admiralty, Commanding Officers and Executive Officers) have been working on various projects for our Star Trek family. Upcoming publications, a fan club booth at FanX, chapter banners, club awards and more. A lot of work goes into this club. It may look easy on the outside, but a lot time, energy and effort. Your help can make this club a better one. Even little things like helping with a newsletter or a website will go a long way in making your chapter a better one. If you would like to take some ownership within the club, please contact your department chief or executive officer.

We are getting very close to Fleet Day on August 7th. This will be held at Barlow Park in Clearfield, Utah. It is recommended that you bring water, folding chairs and sunscreen. We are looking forward to seeing members of our Star Trek family after the events (or lack there of) from the past year. This is one of our big fun events of the year.

Several theaters are airing a 35th Anniversary showing of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home on August 19th. So far we know that the Megaplex Theaters and the AMC Theaters are hosing airings. A quick google search should give your information on airings near your location.

The USS Kelly will be holding a 35th Anniversary party on Saturday, September 6th at Murray Park. Come celebrate the longest running Star Trek fan club in Utah.

The USS Pulsar officially launched last year, however events (that we are all aware of) prevented an official launching ceremony. This will be rectified on Saturday, September 11th.

Welcome Aboard:
Crewman 2nd Class Julie Henkes (Communications Department- USS Kelly)
Crewman 2nd Class Mike Henkes (Science Department- USS Kelly)

Congratulations to:
Eric Moorer earning the Simulator Command Medal (1 mission)
Julie Henkes earning the Simulator Participation Medal (1 mission)
Mike Henkes earning the Simulator Participation Medal (1 mission)

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
August 14 USS Valkyrie anniversary (1997)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
August 6 Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery)
August 6 Star Trek Lower Decks premiers (2020)
August 7 Cirroc Lofton (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
August 9 Eric Bana (Star Trek 2009 Movie)
August 10 Evan Evagora (Star Trek: Picard)
August 12 Jane Wyatt (Star Trek)
August 13 Dawnn Lewis (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
August 19 Diana Muldaur (Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
August 19 Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks)
August 24 Jennifer Lein (Star Trek: Voyager)
August 26 Chris Pine (Star Trek: Kelvin Timeline Movies)

Other Dates To Note:
September 6 Labor Day
September 19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 22 Autumn Equinox
September 22 Hobbit Day
September 25 Comic Book Day

Other Items To Note:
The latest USS Kelly newsletter is available online. It can be accessed here.

Upcoming Events:
August 7 Fleet Day
August 19 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 35th Anniversary Showing
August 11-15 Star Trek Las Vegas
August 28 Klingon BBQ
September 4 USS Kelly 35th Anniversary party
September 11 USS Pulsar Commissioning party
September 16-18 FanX 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: March 2021

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It is March already. We are going to be experiencing the March Winds as we head towards the April Showers and May Flowers. We are still hopeful that the Seventh Fleet Picnic will happen on Saturday, April 24th. Keep in contact with your commanding officer for details.

Hailing Frequencies Open March 2021

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:

March 9: USS Ticonderoga anniversary (1996)

March 9: USS Pulsar anniversary (2020)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:

March 2: Gates McFadden (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

March 2: Ethan Peck (Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds)

March 3: Jimmy Doohan (Star Trek)

March 5: Jolene Blalock (Star Trek: Enterprise)

March 7: Jonathan Del Arco (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Picard)

March 11: Anton Yelchin (Star Trek- Kelvin timeline movies)

March 14: Penny Johnson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Orville)

March 14: James Frain (Star Trek: Discovery)

March 18: J.G. Hertzler (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

March 19: Connor Trinner (Star Trek: Enterprise)

March 21: Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery)

March 22: William Shatner (Star Trek)

March 24: Tig Notaro (Star Trek: Discovery)

March 25: Robert O’Reilly (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

March 26: Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek)

March 29: Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Other Dates To Note:

March 14: Daylight Savings starts

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

March 20: Spring Equinox

April 1: April Fools’ Day

April 4: Easter

April 5: First Contact Day (2063)

April 5: Klingon Day of Honor

April 15: Tax Day

April 22: Ancestors’ Eve

Other Items To Note:

The latest issue of the USS Ticonderoga newsletter has been posted on their website. It can be found here.

Upcoming Events:

April 10: Seventh Fleet Council 2nd Quarter Meeting

April 24: Seventh Fleet Picnic

August 7: Fleet Day

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: February 2021

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It was good to see everyone at the online Admiral’s Banquet. Hopefully next year we will be able to get back together in person like it should be. See you on January 29, 2022.

Hailing Frequencies Open: February 2021

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:

February 10: USS Mystic anniversary (2001)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:

February 2: Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

February 8: Ethan Phillips (Star Trek: Voyager)

February 11: Philip Anglim (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

February 14: Andrew Robinson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

February 14: Simon Pegg (Star Trek)

February 16: LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

February 17: Jerry O’Connell (Star Trek: Lower Decks)

February 21: Martha Hackett (Star Trek: Voyager)

February 22: Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager)

February 23: Majel Barett-Roddenberry (Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation)

February 24: Tawny Newsom (Star Trek: Lower Decks)

February 25: Anson Mount (Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds)

February 26: Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

Other Dates To Note:

February 2: Groundhog Day

February 14: Valentine’s Day

February 15: Presidents’ Day

March 14: Daylight Savings Start

March 19: St. Patrick’s Day

March 20: Spring Equinox

Other Items To Note:

Due dates for several chapter newsletters are coming up soon. Get your submissions into your newsletter editors.

Upcoming Events:

February 6: Seventh Fleet Council 1st Quarter Meeting

April 24: Seventh Fleet Picnic

August 7: Fleet Day

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.

Fandom Creativity and You

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A small example of the creativity produced by members of the Seventh Fleet.

At the official StarTrek.com website there is a very good article by Cindy Massre titled “Before Home Video, Science-Fiction Fans Worked Harder to Keep Fandom Alive” Before you read this blog post any further, take a moment to read that article. We will wait for you.

Back? Great. Admiral Stark was very impressed with this article as it aligns with some of the goals he has been promoting within the Seventh Fleet. Part of the reason we have our fan club is to keep the Star Trek dream alive. That through infinite diversity through infinite combinations life is worth while. This is why we are a “big-tent” organization instead of focusing on just one thing. You having fun with your corner of Star Trek fandom is something we want to help out with.

Do you like to create Cosplay? We want to see your costumes. The article talked about fanzines and books created by fans. As you can see from the photo above, we have many members interested in putting together art and publications. Putting together a Star Trek fan film? We’ve had experience doing that. Has Star Trek inspired an interest in science? It has with us as well. Prop building? From the hand held to the very large, we have had some experience putting these together. We have members who express their creativity through Star Trek filk songs just like the ones mentioned in the article. We love attending conventions and running booths that allow us to perform community service which requires a lot of creativity and planning. There are a lot of things we can create as fans to keep the Star Trek dream alive. Influences from the fandom of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s made their way into official publications and episodes (including episodes of Star Trek: Discovery).

There is also an added benefit from expressing our creativity for others to see. These become archives for the next generation of fandom who get a glance of what life was like for Star Trek fans at the date of publication. If you get a chance to look at your chapter’s past newsletters, you can see back into time. Admiral Stark has been trying to preserve older club newsletters and publications in PDF format so that they are easily available for all to see.

To give our members the opportunity for creativity, chapters can publish a newsletter or post articles on the ship’s blog. If your chapter doesn’t have a newsletter or a website yet, talk with your commanding officer. They are always looking for volunteers and there are those in the fleet that are willing to give advice on sites and publications. The Seventh Fleet will also be collecting the best articles of the year and publishing them in a Seventh Fleet Annual fanzine. This gives you the opportunity to display your creativity for future fandom. Currently an Issue Zero (concept publication) is currently being created and will be released soon.

What would you like to make today? Who would you like to inspire tomorrow? Let’s create.