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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.