USS Ticonderoga Monthly Meeting

On April 7, 2014, in Events, Fun, Meetings, Seventh Fleet, by Erica Stark

The_Magnificent_FerengiGreetings, all!

I hope this spring has been going well for you, in spite of the snow.  It looks like this week is going to be beautiful, and I hope you get the chance to enjoy it.

this Wednesday, April 9th, is the monthly meeting at the Roy branch of the Weber county library, 4800 s. and 1900 w.  in Roy, Utah, at 7 pm.

We’ll be in the auditorium again.  Don’t forget to bring any show-and-tell items you may have.  This will be our last meeting before FanX.  Hope to see you all there.

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USSTiconderogaCrew Hello again, everyone.  I hope the rest of your week went well. It was wonderful to see so many of you at the meeting, and I’m loving the energy and excitement.

As some of you may have noticed, we have spent some time updating the crew roster here on the website.  Now, we need some help from you.

Some of our information is outdated, some is outright missing, and many of our pictures are outdated.  (We are working on getting the updated photos from this year’s Fleet Banquet, for those who were in attendance.)

We need you to check the information that is posted, and send corrections if needed.

We need to know your position aboard ship. Encryption specialist? Chief turboflush technician? Assistant torpedo polisher?

Also, if you have an updated headshot (and weren’t at the banquet), please send it to us so we don’t have so many generic shadows.

Keep in mind, if you haven’t been to a club meeting or activity in over a year, you have been removed from the active-duty roster.  There’s an easy way to fix that – come to an event.

A couple reminders for upcoming activities:

Saturday, March 15 – Munchkin tournament at HaJoMaJe games in Kaysville.

Saturday, March 22, 6 – 10 pm – Star Trek Deckbuilding demo at Starbase 40.

For all my senior staff – Saturday, March 22, 3 – 6 pm – Senior Officers’ meeting at Starbase 40.

Thank you, all, for your contributions. Let’s make 2014 the year the Tico comes soaring back.

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MDA_ShamrockGreetings, Crew!  It’s been a wild couple of months, but I think we’re past the uncertainty now.  The meeting tomorrow, March 12, 7 p.m., will be held in the auditorium at the Roy library.  1950 w. 4800 s., Roy Utah.  UTA bus route 640 has a stop just up the street.  Please remember to bring any show-and-tell items that you may have.

Now for the “and more”.  We are in the month of March, and at many stores and restaurants, you will see the MDA shamrocks pictured above.  These are a good way to get service points, if you are in need of some for your next rank advancement.  The green shamrocks are $1.00, the gold shamrocks are $5.00, and you get a service point for each dollar that you spend.  Now for the fine print.  You have to sign the card with “USS Ticonderoga: Star Trek Fan Club”, and you have to put on your duty report the location it is displayed.   This also counts for the similar fundraisers by Children’s Miracle Network and Primary Children’s Center.

Within the Seventh Fleet, 2014 has been dedicated as the Year of Challenges.  Is there some goal that you are working on for this year? It can be something personal; (losing weight, going back to school, starting a business, etc.,) or something to do with fandom; (Gaining a certain rank by the end of the year, reading a set amount of Star Trek books, putting together a scale model of the fleet, etc.)  I, myself, am working toward attaining the rank of full commander* by the end of the year.  Is there a goal you’ve set, that will probably require stepping out of your comfort zones, that you’d like to be supported in attaining?  We’re looking at putting together a “cheer leader” team, for lack of a better description.  We’ll be brainstorming some ideas for that group, along with updating you on all of the upcoming activities.

*As an aside, once I reach that rank and am fully certified by the Seventh Fleet Admiralty Board, we will be able to choose a new ship.  What class would  you like to see become the Ticonderoga-A?  Something to think about.

Hope to see you all there!

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tumblr_lpnxgrAXtF1qemjzlo1_500At our January meeting it was asked by members of the crew if we could participate in another laser tag event.  We had a lot of fun the last time we had went in 2012.  The crew elected to go back to the Boondocks laser tag arena in Kaysville.  As we were looking over different dates, we discovered that on Tuesday’s, Boondocks had unlimited laser tag and bowling (including shoe rental) for $12/each.  This also included some other events as well.  By comparison, a single laser tag game is $6 and a single bowling game is $4 (not counting shoe rental).  The unlimited time runs from 4:00pm to 10:00pm.  We elected to hold this event on February 25th.  Feel free to show up anytime after 4pm (most will arrive after work schedules permit) and feel free to bring family and friends.

Boondocks is located at 525 West Deseret Drive, Kaysville, UT 84037

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Feb USS Ticonderoga meeting on Wednesday

On February 7, 2014, in Meetings, by admin

zetarThis Wednesday, February 12, is the next USS Ticonderoga monthly meeting.  We will be at Rocket Fuel Coffee for the meeting (50 South State Street in Clearfield) at 7:00pm.  We will be talking about the challenges that we’ve accepted from the 2014 Seventh Fleet Admiral’s Banquet.  We will also be discussing our upcoming Lazer Tag event on Feb 25th (the cost also covers bowling as well).  A few Ticonderoga members checked out a Star Trek tactics game that they want to show off.  Will we be discussing anything else?  That depends upon what you bring up.  Bring friends and family and lets talk about the community service and fun that we can have as a group.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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What did you enjoy the most at the Seventh Fleet Admiral’s Banquet?

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January USS Ticonderoga meeting on the 8th

On January 4, 2014, in Meetings, by admin

EntE_WarpWe have a big meeting coming up on Wednesday, January 8th.  This will be at 7:00pm at the Rocket Fuel Coffee Shop (50 South State Street in Clearfield).  The primary purpose of our January meeting will be to fill out our 2014 event calendar.  We need ideas of what the group would like to do for fun, community service or perhaps just something we’ve never done before.

This is also a great meeting to introduce new recruits to the club.  We would love to hear everyone’s input on the future of the club.  If you would like to order drinks or a meal before the meeting, please arrive early.

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USS Ticonderoga New Years Eve party

On December 27, 2013, in Fun, Holiday, by admin
"Data don't hurt me....no more"

(singing) “Data don’t hurt me….no more”

Well we survived 2013.  The year that wasn’t suppose to happen thanks to the Myan apocalypse .  We had a lot of fun this year.  The first ever (and record breaking) Salt Lake Comic Con.  The Star Trek Into Darkness movie promotion.  Moving meeting locations to Clearfield.  What was some of your club highlights from 2013?

And we are continuing our tradition of a USS Ticonderoga New Years Eve party.  As you can see the first three guests are on their way and they are excited about joining us for the fun.  Lt. Frank Buck will be hosting the event at his home in Layton (email us if you don’t have the address).  The club will be providing meat for the BBQ.  Please bring side dishes, deserts or drinks.  Also feel free to bring fireworks and any games or videos that you would like to share.  The party will start at 7:00pm.  Feel free to bring friends and family.  This will be a non-alcoholic event.

ADDITIONAL: We will also be doing the Bajoran Renewal Scrolls at the party.  For details on this see the Deep Space Nine episode Fascination.

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Poll: Ticonderoga meeting place

On December 15, 2013, in Poll, by admin

anim_57_bigWe had a lot of people join us at the Rocket Fuel Coffee Company for our last meeting and holiday gift exchange.  The crew had a lot of fun exchanging (and stealing) gifts.  A favorite drink for several members was the Hot Chocolate with white chocolate or the Italian Sodas.  Apparently we impressed the owners of the coffee shop.  They asked if we wanted to return for future monthly meetings we usually hold on the second Wednesday of the month.  The owners were willing to give us a 10% discount on our orders.  It was also not required that everyone purchase in order to participate.  Our meetings would still start at 7:00pm (but that wouldn’t stop people from arriving early to get drinks or food if they wanted).  The library meeting room closes at 8:30pm, the coffee shop closes at 9:00pm.  Both locations have free wi-fi.  The coffee shop is on main street (and a main bus line).  The library would be a classroom type setting where the coffee shop would be more of a living room style setting.  Both locations are open to the public but we can close the door to the room at the library.  There are positives and negatives to both locations.  We haven’t signed a contract for the library for the 2014 year.  What do you guys think?  Stay at the Clearfield Library or move to the Rocket Fuel Coffee shop?  As this is your club, please let Captain Stark know what your preferences are.  We haven’t made a decision yet without getting input from the crew.

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USS Ticonderoga December meeting

On December 4, 2013, in Meetings, by admin

2x15It’s finally December. So besides the normal monthly USS Ticonderoga meeting we will also have our annual gift exchange.  This year the Captain has chosen the color of Magenta for our Mugato gifts (instead of white elephants).   If you wish to participate in this gift exchange, wrap a present that you want to give and bring it.  If you want to purchase a gift, please don’t pay any more than $10.  Make the gift something you would like to receive yourself (no used loofahs or ABC bubble gum).

This meeting will be on Wednesday, December 11th at 7:00pm.  NOTE LOCATION CHANGE.  We will be meeting at the Rocket Fuel Coffee shop located at 50 S. State Street in Clearfield.  We need to meet here as our December meetings tend to go longer than the closing time of the Clearfield library.  January we will return to the library for our meeting.

There are several special announcements that will be made.  There will be a discussion on the upcoming Ticonderoga New Years Eve party.  We also need your RSVPs for the upcoming Seventh Fleet Admiral’s Banquet on January 25th (so we can get out proper food assignments).  We look forward to seeing everyone at one of our largest meetings of the year.

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