From the Admiral: Covid-19 and the fleet

I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of responses from different government officials, schools, organizations and businesses regarding their response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The Seventh Fleet is just as equally concerned about the health and well-being of our Star Trek family members and the community in general.

The status on meetings by local chapters will be determined by the commanding officer in accordance with local government recommendations. We would advise that you check with your commanding officer before each gathering to confirm the latest status. At this time the quarterly Fleet Council meetings and the Fleet Day (Seventh Fleet Games) in August are still scheduled. If an changes are made to these events, we will get the information out as quickly as possible.

In the spirit of our motto “We Do Not Stand Alone”, we would like to encourage you to make regular wellness checks (a phone call is recommended before any visit) with fellow members of the fleet. We have a wide variety of members that may have different needs and together we can all help each other out.

Currently the Seventh Fleet is testing out various online tools that may assist chapters and members with communication, meetings, online role-playing and other possible options. If your commanding officer elects to use one of these tools, they will let you know.

We would also like to encourage everyone to be informed of the latest news and information about this virus from trusted sources. There has been a lot of confusion about what to do and how to handle certain situations. A lot of good information is listed on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

We’ve always known that real-life come before a fan club, so we thank you for taking care of yourselves. If you can’t make it to an event, if you have any concerns or just want to lay low for a while, we understand. This fan club will always be there after we have gotten past this latest challenge. Don’t think that you are letting us down if you need to take care of your health. We would rather have you here with us when the next event comes around.

Thank you for reading yet another concerned message from an organization. Remember that we are all in this together and we can help each other out physically and mentally.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled web-surfing, binge-watching, online-gaming or book reading. Don’t forget to have some fun.

Trek of the Month: March 2020

With spring soon to be here, the next round of sporting events will come about. Baseball and soccer season are starting within the United States. Outdoor sporting events will be starting up. The sporting world is prevalent within the Star Trek universe. Here are some episodes that feature sporting elements within the plot.

TOS: Charlie X (Gymnastics in space)
TAS: The Ambergris Element (Kirk and Spock learn how to swim)
TMS: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Kirk performs some rock climbing)
TNG: Suddenly Human (Picard plays racquetball)
DS9: Take Me Out To The Holosuite (Sisko coaches a baseball team)
Voy: The Fight (Chakotay must complete a boxing match)
Ent: Vox Sola (Archer watches a water polo match with Tucker)
DSC: Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (Saru runs)
Other Trek: Trekkies 2 (the second documentary)
Fan Film: .Starship Farragut – For Want of a Nail (link goes directly to the video)
Non-Trek: Window of Opportunity (Stargate SG-1, season 4 episode 6: O’Neill and Teal’c play golf through the Stargate)

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

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.