Activity/Meeting Alert: Multiple Chapters

Otters (the spirit guide of the USS Ticonderoga) are an exhibit at the Seaquest Aquarium located in the Layton Hills Mall. On February 22nd the m embers of the USS Ticonderoga will meet at the Layton Hills Mall food court for lunch at 1:00pm. At 2:00pm they crew will gather at the aquarium for fun. Contact: Info@USSTiconderoga.org

The USS Kelly will conduct security training with a visit Laser Quest for some laser tag fun at 2:00pm. Laser Quest is located at 7202 South 900 East, Midvale, UT. The cost is $8.50 per person/per game. Contact: USSKelly@SeventhFleet.org

Members of the USS Pulsar will be visiting the Prompey Exhibit at the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City. This will start at 4:00pm. Cost is $25/person. Contact: USSPulsar@SeventhFleet.org

The USS White Buffalo will be holding it’s monthly meeting at the Game Haven (address: 762 N Main St, Tooele, UT) on February 22nd. This will start at 6:00pm. The club will be discussing the future fun events that they want to plan. Contact: CO@USSWhiteBuffalo.org

Schedules subject to change.

Admiral’s Log Entry: Your leaders

“If you want to judge leadership, why not start at the beginning?”  Picard- Peak Performance, Stardate: 42923.4

Admiral’s Log, Stardate: 73021.9: I will stop by various chapter meetings (sometimes unannounced) just to see how members of our Star Trek family is doing. It always amazes me in how each chapter does things just different from the other chapters. The way they conduct the meeting, the way they present news from the fleet, the way they recognize their members for their achievements. They all have their own way of doing things based upon the needs of the members. I especially like it when the various leaders help each other out when one is seeking advice and information. Truly it is an example of how “We do not stand alone”.

At the last meeting I attended, it got me thinking. How much do we appreciate the leaders within our groups. This club is a club for fun. Some of the leaders have volunteered to take time out of their fun to enhance the fun of others and make them better. There are a lot of behind the curtain tasks that the various leaders have to complete to keep their clubs running and growing.

So my question for you the member is: have you stopped to think about how much the different leaders do for you in this fan club? From the Department Chiefs to the Executive Officer all the way up to the Commanding Officer. The many different meetings, assembling agendas, gathering orders, rank advancements and awards. Ask one of your leaders how much time they put into the local chapter and you will get a variety of answers. Something they do all for the benefit of the members to help them enjoy Star Trek.

So what can you as a member do to show your appreciation for all of the hard work put into the club? The simplest thing to do is to tell your leaders “Thank You”. I’m sure that just a simple acknowledgement of their efforts will help show them that their efforts are appreciated. Another thing that you can do as a member is offer to help with something. When many people contribute to the club, they get a sense of pride in building something that everyone can have fun with. You don’t have to volunteer to be a department head (however I’m certain that would be greatly appreciated) but just helping with little things can go a long way in making the club run smoother. Volunteer to contact someone, be willing to welcome a new recruit into the club or help put together a club flyer is just a small number of opportunities that a member can take to assist. Plus it will help everyone (including the leaders) to have some Star Trek fun.

Let’s see what’s out there and let’s help each other get there.

Tally Ho

Meeting/Activity Alert: Multiple Chapters

The USS Delaware will be holding it’s monthly meeting at 2:00pm at the Salt Lake County Complex (2101 South State St., Salt Lake City, UT). Check in with the guards at the North building and the meeting is on the second floor. Contact: USSDelaware@SeventhFleet.org

In Logan the USS Rendezvous will be holding their monthly meeting just before the weekly game night. This is usually at 7:00pm. The location changes depending upon which member wishes to host the game. Contact the CO at USSRendezvous@gmail.com for details.

Schedules subject to change.

Trek of the Month: February 2020

Star Trek fans are avid collectors. There are a large number of Star Trek collectables available for us to show our fandom. So for this month we’ve decided to showcase episodes and movies that deal with collectables of some kind or another.

TOS: Spock’s Brain (I wonder what this would go for on Ebay?)
TAS: How Sharper Than A Serpent’s Tooth (Kukulakan has a collection of animals)
TMS: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (What will Dr. McCoy add to Kirk’s collection of antiques?)
TNG: The Most Toys (A collector tries to add Data to his collection)
DS9: In The Cards (Jake Sisko seeks a rare 1951 Willie Mays baseball card)
Voy: Hunters (The crew of the Voyager encounter a race that collects trophies)
Ent: Dead Stop (What does the repair station want from the crew of the Enterprise?)
DSC: The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not For The Lamb’s Cry (Burnham finds a killer in Lorca’s collection)
Other Trek: Star Trek Under Glass (A documentary about Star Trek collecting produced by our own Admiral Hunsaker) Link goes to video.
Fan Film: The Archive – A Star Trek fan production (Can the last collection from an ancient race be saved?) Link goes to video.
Non-Trek: Soul Hunter (Babylon 5, season 1 episode 2: A mysterious alien is collecting souls)

If you have suggestions for future themes, feel free to suggest them to Webmaster@SeventhFleet.org

Fleet Event: 2020 Seventh Fleet Admiral’s Banquet

The last Saturday of January is the date we always schedule the Seventh Fleet Admiral’s Banquet. This is an opportunity for the Admiralty and the Chapters to celebrate the members within the fleet. This semi-formal setting will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Richmond City Building.

It is encouraged for members to show up in Uniform/Cosplay, but not required. There will be video presentations and various Fleet recognized awards given out at this event.

The USS White Buffalo will be hosting this event with the meal being a pasta bar. Cost is $5/person and can be paid at the door.

For many chapters, this is their January activity.

Star Trek Premier: Star Trek: Picard (2020)

“The past is written. But we are left to write the future.” Picard- Star Trek: Picard

The next Star Trek series, Star Trek: Picard, will premier on this date on CBS All Access on January 23, 2020. As the title suggests, this is the return of the iconic Jean Luc-Picard to the Star Trek Universe. This series has been eagerly awaited ever since the surprise announcement at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention.

The cast for this new series includes:
Patrick Stewart as retired Starfleet Admiral Jean-Luc Picard
Isa Briones as Dahj, the young woman seeking help from Picard
Alison Pill as Dr. Anges Jurati
Santiago Caberera as Cristobal “Chris” Rios, former Starfleet officer and now pilot of the La Sirena
Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker a former Starfleet intelligence officer
Harry Treadaway as Narek a Romulan agent
Evan Evagora as Elnor a Romulan refugee

We will also see special appearances by:
Brent Spiner as Data
Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine
Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh
Jonathan Frakes as William Riker
Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi

Check to see if your local chapter is hosting watch parties.

Meeting/Activity Alert: Multiple Chapters

The USS Delaware will be holding it’s monthly meeting at 2:00pm at the Salt Lake County Complex (2101 South State St., Salt Lake City, UT). Check in with the guards at the North building and the meeting is on the second floor. Contact: USSDelaware@SeventhFleet.org

In Logan the USS Rendezvous will be holding their monthly meeting just before the weekly game night. This is usually at 7:00pm. The location changes depending upon which member wishes to host the game. Contact the CO at USSRendezvous@gmail.com for details.

Schedules subject to change.