So we have an opportunity to finally get together as a group. The USS Rendezvous (who was scheduled to host the Admiral’s Banquet in January) volunteered to put together a Seventh Fleet Picnic. Basically we want to safely get together and see the members of our Star Trek family.
This will be held on Saturday, April 24th at noon. The location will be the Richmond City Park (address is 100 S. Highway 91, very near the city building that we’ve held past Admiral’s Banquets). Attendance is voluntary. The south pavilion is large enough that we can sit with social distance. Please wear a mask as well.
This will bring your own lunch event. There are several local grocery stores and restaurants. The following list was provided by Captain Knowlton.
Local Food Establishments: -Richmond Big J Burgers (Pizza, Mexican, Burgers, Fish) Maverick -Smithfield McDonald’s Wendy’s Arby’s A&W Various sandwich shops Lee’s grocery store -Logan Lots of fast food, sandwich shops, restaurants and grocery stores
We missed seeing everyone at our annual Admiral’s Banquet which is usually held on the last Saturday in January. When faced with a challenge, this group comes together and finds ways round those issues. This year we held the banquet online where we connected by video conference. After a brief speech by the Commander-in-Chief, Rear Admiral Carl Stark, everyone settled down to eat a favorite meal and watch Galaxy Quest together. It was a movie we all owned and all enjoyed.
Here is the speech from the CinC for you to enjoy.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone later this year at the Fleet Picnic and Fleet Day. We also hope to see everyone at the 2022 Admiral’s Banquet.
Welcome to a new feature that we will be posting once a month on the Seventh Fleet blog. Hailing Frequencies Open will be a short “hey this is happening and here are some items we are celebrating”. It will primarily focus on the many wonderful members who are a part of our Star Trek family. As we do more of these, it may evolved and grow. But it should be a simple and quick post done every first of the month.
Hailing Frequencies Open January 2021
-Crewman 2nd Class Jack Graham (Tactical Department- USS Pulsar)
-Crewman 2nd Class Serena Henscheid (Medical Department- USS Valkyrie)
-MACO Corporal Travis Jensen (Security/MACO Department- USS Valkyrie)
-Richard Reusze for his rank advancement to Lieutenant (USS Valkyrie)
-Mira Bergevin for her rank advancement to Ensign (USS Pulsar)
-Travis Jensen for his rank advancement to MACO 2nd Lieutenant (USS Valkyrie)
-MACO 2nd Lieutenant Travis Jensen for earning the Class of Excellence, 2nd Class medal (USS Valkyrie)
Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
January 3: Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet anniversary (1998)
January 26: USS Essex anniversary (2013)
January 29: USS Porthos anniversary (2011)
Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
January 3: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine premiers (1993)
January 6: Aron Eisenberg (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
January 8: Michelle Forbes (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
January 12: Kirstie Alley (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
January 14: Barry Jenner (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
January 16: Star Trek: Voyager premiers (1995)
January 17: Isa Briones (Star Trek: Picard)
January 20: DeForest Kelley (Star Trek: The Original Series)
January 23: Star Trek: Picard premiers (2020)
January 27: James Cromwell (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
January 28: Gillian Vigman (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
Other Dates To Note:
January 1: New Years Day
January 4: The Star Trek Experience opens in Las Vegas
January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21: The first Star Trek convention is held in New York (1972)
February 14: Valentine’s Day
February 15: Presidents’ Day
Other Items To Note:
Congratulations to Sam Hollinger (Son of Dennis and Rhonda Hollinger) who will be married on January 2nd.
The latest issue of the USS Ticonderoga newsletter has been posted on their website. It can be found here.
January 30: Seventh Fleet Admiral’s Banquet
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.
Angela Williams, the Chief Medical Officer of the USS Valkyrie, passed away today. She was an avid cos-player and loved hanging out with her friends. I remember seeing her playing the science officer engaging the kids at the Seventh Fleet booth at FanX trying to get them involved with science. Using interaction and hands on experiments she showed that Star Trek could be more than just a TV show. She will be missed. A saying that I heard a friend say recently: “May her memory always be a blessing.”
Yay! It’s time for the Seventh Fleet Games! Yes, it is that time of year when all members of the Seventh Fleet gather together for our Olympics ,Star Trek style!
It is a day of fun games, food, bonding and catching up with old friend’s! The games are being hosted by the U.S.S. Essex this year. The date for this event is Saturday August 22nd. The Location will be the Spruces Campground located in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The U.S.S. Essex will provide the hamburger and hot dogs for the lunch. We will each need to provide the buns to go with those if you choose to eat hamburgers or hot dogs. Please bring a side, a dessert or chips. You may want to bring a lawn chair just in case. There will be a fee this year of $5.00 per person to help pay for campground and meat. Please try and have your money into your commanding officer by the 15th. If you can not we can arrange something but let us know. Please RSVP as soon as possible!
Log Entry: Stardate 67061.5, Rear Admiral Stark recording. It is always a moment of sadness when a Star Trek club decides to shut down. However it is a good thing when a club gets to end on a high note at a time of their own choosing. Since 1989 the USS Tsunami ran as a Star Trek club under various names. They started out as a shuttle T’Tauri Wind (chapter-in-training) from the SFI mothership USS Alioth. When they became a full chapter they were known as the USS Fahrion (NCC-2510, Belknap Class Strike Cruiser).
The Fahrion ran in Region 17 with several other Utah chapters including the USS Alioth, USS Dominion, USS Romulus and future Seventh Fleet plank holder, USS Rendezvous. After several years the members of the Fahrion elected to leave Starfleet International and they became an independent Star Trek fan club. They then changed their name to the USS Tsunami (NCC-74996, Intrepid Class Starship).
Even as an independent club, the Tsunami participated in many joint activities with other Star Trek clubs. This included the sharing of various fan fiction involving multiple characters and ships in the local area. Unfortunately a lack of incoming members to replace those who had moved out of the area (or suddenly passed on) began to take it’s toll on the club. By 2014 the Tsunami was down to three active members. Instead of just letting the club fade off into nothing, the final members decided to shut down the club and hold one last farewell party. Previous members and friends were invited to attend and talk about the past over a slice of pizza. As the senior representative of the Seventh Fleet, I attended with a special gift. I had found a old copy of The Mind Meld, Vol 3 #6 from November 1989. This USS Alioth newsletter had the first report of the Shuttle T’Tauri Wind and their first two activities.
Now this is not the final farewell for the Tsunami. The last members of the club have decided to keep the USS Tsunami website open for anyone who wishes to submit Star Trek fan fiction. These can be based on any starship and for those who are looking for critiques or help with their stories.
The Seventh Fleet would like to give a salute to the members of the T’Tauri Wind/USS Fahrion/USS Tsunami for the contributions that they have made to local Star Trek fandom. Tally ho and Go with throttle up.
“That was too easy. It has to be harder to beat the bad guys. Otherwise, it’s no fun.” Alexander- A Fistful of Datas, Stardate: 46271.5”
A Free Star Trek Fan Association and Parent Organization.