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 67080.5, Rear Admiral Carl Stark recording. We are starting a new tradition this year on Saturday, August 16th. The Seventh Fleet Olympics is being replaced with the new Fleet Day. We will be continuing to play some of the various games that we have enjoyed at the past games, however we are adding even more in order to help our Star Trek family grow together. We will be dining together (food provided by the host chapter of the USS Ticonderoga) at a cost of $5/person or $3/kids. A fundraiser auction with some of the collection from the late Captain Ruth Burns will be held. We will also have several mini-panels and discussion groups to talk about a variety of fleet/chapter/member subjects. A section will be set up to help people with rank advancements and merit sheets. We will also have some water based events as well. Feel free to wear your club or fleet t-shirts. With luck this new tradition could even grow into a two or three-day campout.
So everyone (fleet members or not) are welcome to join us on Saturday, August 16th at Island View Park pavilion in Clearfield (1800 S Main St, Clearfield, UT 84015). You can show up at 10:00am, lunch will start at 11:00am. The auction will start at noon. We will be at the park for the majority of the day. We will be having a ton of fun and Admiral Hollinger will be holding his Admiral’s Challenge at the end of the day. We look forward to seeing everyone and catching up with our Star Trek family.
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Several chapters and members of the Seventh Fleet will be present at various locations.
Log Entry: Stardate 67041.4, Rear Admiral Carl Stark recording. This quote from Ray Bradbury is very inspiring: “Science fiction is the fiction of ideas. Ideas excite me, and as soon as I get excited, the adrenaline gets going and the next thing I know I’m borrowing energy from the ideas themselves. Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn’t exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.”
The Seventh Fleet would like to thank the USS Rendezvous for the use of the Shuttle Fairbanks at Booth 2520 of the Salt Lake Comic Con-Fan Experience. For those of you who don’t know, building the shuttle was the brainchild of Stewart Hunsaker who wanted to have it for an episode of the Star Trek Rendezvous fan film. Stewart and the Rendezvous spent a year putting this idea together (spending lots of time, effort and money into the project). If you would like to see the final results of these efforts, you can view the fan film on YouTube by clicking on this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTD77e1gZ5I
If you can read the excitement in the Ray Bradbury quote above, the same level of excitement started hitting members of the Seventh Fleet. We loved the fan film, the costumes, the sets that were put together and especially all of the effort that went into this love of Star Trek. We were especially excited about the shuttle. As the opportunity to use the shuttle as part of a charity fundraiser appeared, other clubs in the Seventh Fleet were invited to help finish the shuttle exterior (sanding, painting, adding greebles). With their assistance, the shuttle is now ready to help raise money for HopeKids Utah at FanX in Salt Lake City this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (April 17–19). Like Ray said, “It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.”
Log Entry Supplemental: This photo of the shuttle was shown to the head of Salt Lake Comic Con, Dan Farr. Dan responded with the following. “Wow! This is so impressive and fun that you guys accomplished such an amazing work. I look forward to seeing it and you guys next week. Thanks for sending the photo.”
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