April events

anim_37_bigGreetings everyone (especially the new people checking out or fun club).  We have a couple of items coming up for the month of April  in regards to meetings or activities.  Wednesday, April 13th is our monthly meeting.  This will be at the new Weber County Southwest Library in Roy.  The address is 2039 West 4000 South.  It is just to the west of the IOmega Building in Roy (and 1/2 block east of the Roy Frontrunner station).  This will be at 7:00pm and we have several new people showing up.  We met them at our FanX booth and are very interested in meeting the local Star Trek family.  Note: You do not need to wear uniforms to meetings.  We do encourage you to bring a Star Trek/Sci-Fi item to show off if you would like.  We also encourage you to bring a friend with you to the meetings (rank advancement points are awarded for recruiting new members).

One of the events we will be talking about is an upcoming game night where the Seventh Fleet CinC, Admiral Dennis Hollinger, will run a Star Trek game for us.  We will be deciding upon a date and location at the meeting.

Saturday, April 16th is the monthly activity.  We will be watching the 2009 Star Trek movie and passing off and ADVOT (Advanced Officer Training) sheet for rank promotions.  This will be at 2:00pm at the home of Captain Stark in Clearfield.  If you want to take an Academy Exam or a Commander’s Test for rank advancements, they will be available as well.

Don’t forget our future events are on the horizon such as Boondocks (May 21), FantastiCON (June 4), Movie Promotion prep BBQ (June 18) and the Star Trek Beyond movie promotion (July 22-23).

USS Ticonderoga 20th Anniversary makes local paper

The first USS Euphrates command staff at the official launching.
The first USS Euphrates command staff at the official launching.

EXTRA, EXTRA!!!!! Read all about it.  Yes once again our Star Trek club has made the local newspaper.  In the Friday (March 18th) edition of the Ogden Standard Examiner published an interview with Captain Erica Stark and Rear Admiral Carl Stark about the 20th Anniversary of our Star Trek family.    The article can be found here: http://www.standard.net/Lifestyle/2016/03/17/northern-utah-star-trek-club-20-anniversary.html

Can you believe it?  We started this little get together in the basement of the Clearfield Library in March, 1996.  Our first activity was a visit to the Hill AFB Museum.

What are your memories from the past 20 years?  We would love to hear them.

Next meeting, March 9th. Now held at the newly opened Roy Library

WeberCountySouthwestBranchLibraryFor the last several months our old meeting location of the Roy library was closed as they moved to a new building.  The new Weber County Southwest Branch is now opened at 2039 West 4000 South, Roy, UT 84067.  This is just behind the old IOMEGA building in Roy.  If you are traveling by bus, UTA route 640 goes right by the library. For those of you taking the UTA Frontrunner, the Roy stop is just to the west of the library (it would probably be best to hop on 640 from the station or ask a fellow crewmember to pick you up from the station).

We have the meeting room set up for the next three months (March, April and May).  We will be meeting at 7:00pm.  Currently we do not know if food and drinks from the new cafe in the library are allowed in the meeting rooms (we will find out soon).  There is free WiFi at the library and they have other features we hope to use as well.

Please bring a friend to the March 9th meeting. We will have a lot to discuss including the USS Ticonderoga booth at the Salt Lake Comic Con-FanX.  Our upcoming Star Trek Beyond movie promotion.  We will also have new orders, rank advancements and medals to pass out to the crew.  We would love to see you there.

We would like to thank the Game Den of Layton for temporarily hosting us for the last three months.

December 9th meeting location

1x12bWell as you may recall from our last meeting, we had a long discussion about different meeting locations.  After gathering some information (and other tidbits are still being collected) the Captain and Staff of the USS Ticonderoga have made arrangements to meet at the Game Den Gaming Events Center in Layton for the next three months (Dec-Feb).  The address is 719 N. Main Street (in the strip mall that sits between the Del Taco and Walmart.  The meeting will still start at 7:00pm and you are welcome to bring family and friends to the monthly meetings.

What will happen after the three months will depend on several things.  1- How do we feel about our three month trial at Game Den, 2- Will the new Roy library be too far from the bulk of members (they are building the new library near the Roy Frontrunner station on the north side of town).  3- Did any of the other options pan out?  If you have any thoughts or ideas, please give them to your department chief.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting next Wednesday.  We have to talk about food assignments for our New Years Eve party, the next Seventh Fleet game night (Star Trek Uno), the Seventh Fleet Admiral’s Banquet, the Seventh Fleet 2016 calendar and more.  Thank you for being a member.

ADDITIONAL FROM CAPTAIN STARK: Just a reminder from your friendly neighborhood elf: This Wednesday, December 9th, is the annual Ticonderoga gift exchange. We will be meeting at the Game Den in Layton.
Please remember to bring your WRAPPED but not tagged gifts if you wish to participate in the exchange.
If you purchase new, make sure you don’t spend over $10.00 on it.
This year our mugato is rainbow, so, if your gift contains a rainbow as part of it’s design, you get a booby prize. (I haven’t decided what it will be yet, but I’ve got a few days to figure it out!)
Hope to see you all there!

A note from the Captain: November events and meetings

Tic_badge_02Saturday, November 7, is our swimming trip to the Bountiful Rec Center, noon to 3 pm. Cost is $5 for adults and $3.50 for kids ages 3-17 Address is 550 North 200 West in Bountiful.  Please note that I did not reserve the party room. Reason why is listed next.

Wednesday, November 11, is our general meeting. This will be held in classroom 42 (seriously), in the Clearfield Community Arts Center. 140 Center Street. The classroom is upstairs. Park in the west parking lot and come in the west doors. There is an elevator available.  We will be talking about our future meeting location options.  Please bring ideas.

Friday, November 13, SOM. This will be done via Google hangouts.

Saturday, November 14, Star Trek Game Day, 6-9 pm. Come to SB 40 to play Star Trek Monopoly. (If you have a copy of any of the Star Trek Monopoly games, please bring it.) Please bring snacks to share and your own drinks.

Saturday, November 21, is our beginning leather-working class, 5 pm until we’re done, at SB 40. This activity will be a potluck, so please bring a dish to share. A donation of $5.00 per project is kindly requested, and the class size will be strictly limited to 12. PLEASE RSVP on the leather-working post found on our Facebook page.

Saturday, November 28, is the quarterly Fleet council. If there’s anything you want brought up, I need to to know about it by game day.

This month turned out to be a busy one! Hope to see you at whichever activities you can make! =)

October meeting (14th) and activity (17th)

anim_39_bigSo after having a ton of fun raising money for the Children’s Justice Center at the Salt Lake Comic Con-Seventh Fleet booth we now turn our attention to October.

Wednesday, October 14th we will be returning to the Roy Library for our monthly meeting (we don’t know if this will stay permanent for the winter months).  The address to the library is 1950 West 4800 South.  The meeting will start at 7:00pm in the auditorium.  We may have several new recruits checking us out so be prepared to introduce yourself and talk about the fun we have in our Star Trek family.  This would also be a good meeting to bring new recruits to.

Saturday, October 17th we will be holding an activity at the Black Island Farms cornmaze (Utah’s largest maze) in Syracuse (address is 3178 South 3000 West).   We will be meeting in the courtyard at 4:00pm.  The courtyard has play areas for the kids.  We would advise having a jacket, good walking shoes, a flashlight and water with you.  There is food available within the facility or you can eat before coming over.  Cost depends upon how many attractions you wish to visit (Cornmaze, Pumpkin Ride, Haunted house).  They have combos and specials on their website at http://www.blackislandfarms.com/

Note 1: The Hogle Zoo activity has been moved to 2016.  We will discuss dates at our January monthly meeting.

Note 2: Department Chiefs please contact the CO or XO about the date/time for the next Senior Officers Meeting.

Seventh Fleet at Salt Lake Comic Con 2015

The Shuttle Fairbanks at Salt Lake Comic Con 2015.
The Shuttle Fairbanks at Salt Lake Comic Con 2015.

Come see the Seventh Fleet at the 2015 Salt Lake Comic Con.  We will be in booth #3301 with our very own Action Figure Box 2.0 (new and improved) and with the USS Rendezvous Shuttle Fairbanks (also upgraded).  This year we are fundraising for the Cache Valley Children’s Justice Center.  We are also participating in various Star Trek events at the con including the Star Trek cosplay photo-op on Saturday afternoon at the grand staircase.  Come in your favorite Star Trek costume.  Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

August 12th Meeting and upcoming August activity

anim_39_bigYea, we were so distracted by a busy July that we let it slip by.  So let’s catch up with what is happening in August.  Wednesday, August 12th is our monthly meeting.  We are still at Central Park (behind Clearfield City Hall and Wasatch Elementary).  Bring your own dinner and be prepared to talk about the upcoming Salt Lake Comic Con (which is coming up very fast).

Saturday, August 22 is the next Seventh Fleet Games/Fleet Day.  This is hosted by the USS Essex.  This will be at the Spruces Campground #GRP3, Big Cottonwood Canyon (just east of Salt Lake City).  The cost is $5/person.  Please bring your money to the August 12th meeting (or have it to the Captain no latter than August 15th).  There will be a ton of games and events at this annual event.  Please wear your yellow Ticonderoga shirts or your blue Fleet shirts.

USS Ticonderoga meeting on June 10th

StarTrekOtterDarknessAnd now a word from our Captain: Hey everyone! Just a reminder that the June Tico meeting is this coming Wednesday, June 10th at 7:00pm (grill will be started earlier if you want to come cook early). We will be at Central park in Clearfield again, and this month we will be firing up the grill.  Please bring something to throw on the grill, and a dish to share.

As always, the ship will be providing plates, utensils, napkins, cups, and condiments.

Don’t forget any show and tell items you may have, feel free to bring a friend and come prepared with a factoid about our new spirit guide for a treat.

Proud chapter of Starfleet Command's Seventh Fleet