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.

USS Ticonderoga, NCC-74676-A officially launched

CaptStark_AdmHollingerNow that Captain Erica Stark has completed all of the requirements to achieve the rank of Captain (not an easy task in the Seventh Fleet) the next version of the USS Ticonderoga can now launched.  At the USS Ticonderoga room party at CONduit, Seventh Fleet CinC Admiral Dennis Hollinger officially launched the USS Ticonderoga, NCC-74676-A.  Ronin Class Starship.  Admiral Hollinger presented the dedication plaque for the new starship to Captain Stark.

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Even with this major goal accomplished, the Ticonderoga is not sitting on it’s laurels.  We have Fantasicon coming up at the Pleasant Valley Library (Weber County) on June 6th.  We also have a ton of events planned for the year and we are also continuing to grow.  We could have two new chapter-in-training Runabouts launched by the end of summer.  Now is when we need your help and now is when we need new ideas.  It’s time to boldly go.  Let’s see what’s out there.

May 13 Meeting ** new location **

tumblr_mtaexjgO1P1rik14zo1_400With the warmer months now upon us we have moved our meetings outside as requested by the members.  We will be meeting at the Clearfield Central Park located on 140 East Center St.  If you know where the Clearfield City Hall is on the corner of Main and Center Street.  The park is just to the east of the city hall and elementary school.

As we will be at a park, the kids can go an play during the meeting.  Also you are encouraged to bring your own picnic dinners to enjoy during the meeting.  The meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend and check out the club.  And don’t forget to bring anything you wish to show off during Show-n-Tell.

We will be discussing our room party plans for CONduit at this meeting.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.

19th Anniversary, March Meeting and March Activity

picard_clappingFirst: The USS Ticonderoga started as a Star Trek club on this date, March 9th, all the way back in 1996.  We met at the Clearfield Library to announce our launching (as the USS Euphrates, a chapter-in-training off of the USS Kelly) and then went to the Hill AFB Museum as the activity.  That was nineteen years ago.  How many clubs last for over nineteen years?  Congratulations to all of you who contribute towards the club.

Second: The March Meeting is coming up on Wednesday the 11th at 7:00pm.  And yes we are back at the Roy Library after having to find alternate locations for the last two months.  Bring your Star Trek show and tell items.  More importantly, bring a friend to introduce to the club.  Remember you gain 10 leadership points for each new recruit.

Third: Our March activity will be held on Saturday the 14th.  Lt. Richard Luke will be conducting a leather working class.  There is a $5 material fee for the items we are making (a rounder, a coin purse or a key-chain).  Please RSVP at the meeting so we have enough material.  We are also encouraging everyone to celebrate Pi Day by bringing a favorite pie.  This will start at noon at Starbase 40.   You may want to eat lunch before coming over.

Restoration of the website

2x11gLast month our site was vandalized and thanks to the great efforts of our host and our server guru, Jeff, we were able to get back online quickly.  We had to run with a default theme for a few days while we had a chance to get some stuff back into order.  If you find something that is wrong or a link that is missing, please let us know at our webmaster email address.  We are running with a new theme with some new rotating graphics in the header.  We hope to have some more new features posted soon.  Thanks for sticking with us and see you at the next meeting.

We’ve been busy and distracted

datassYes we are still around. We had a very busy and distracting September-December.  We did a ton of fundraising at the Salt Lake Comic Con last September.  We had multiple activities in October and November.  Our gaming events have exploded and we have been working on new newsletters.  And we continued to have a blast with the fireworks at our New Years Eve Party.  We’ve been planning future events, community service events and convention trips and room parties.

2015 will be very exciting for us.  Look for announcements and details soon.

The new USS Ticonderoga newsletter is now online

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Good news everyone.  We have a new issue of the USS Ticonderoga newsletter.  Titled Ticonderoga Transmissions, the newsletter is here to inform and entertain you when it comes to Star Trek and club news.  It’s 3.9 mb in size and can be downloaded here.

SEPTEMBER 2014 (PDF Format, Size 4.9 MB)

We are in need for articles, photos, games and artwork for the next newsletter.  Please submit them by to the email address of Newsletter@USSTiconderoga.org

Ideas for submissions can be found in our Newsletter section of the website.

A big thank you to Crewman Sarah Podwys for editing the issue and to everyone that sent in contributions.

*USS Ticonderoga* Seventh Fleet day and August activities

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August is going to be a busy month for us!  Hope you all are up to the challenge.

 

August 9th is Tico RPG prep night. Come and create a character for the Ticonderoga/Seventh fleet role playing game. 6 pm, SB 40.

 

August 13th is our general meeting, held this month at the Roy library auditorium, 7 pm.

 

For department chiefs, we have the Senior Officers’ meeting on August 15th, at SB 40.  7 pm, and dinner will be provided.

 

August 16th is Fleet Day, and it’s been a long time (seven years) since the Tico hosted a fleet event.

I’ve already sent an email to the C.O.s and X.O.s of all the other ships, asking them for a headcount of attendees, because we will be providing the meal for the day.

The following departments are in charge of side dishes and/or salads:

Medical, Science, Conn, Engineering, Civilians, Communications and Tactical.

Security has drinks and Ops has chips.

Our illustrious X.O. is taking care of condiments.

The Rear Admiral and I will be covering the plates, cups, utensils, napkins, and charcoal for the grill, and the ship is providing the meat.

Security is also providing the Nerf guns for the target practice game.  We have a couple of styrofoam red shirts for targets.

If anyone has coolers that we can use for the day to keep our food safe, please bring them along. (Make sure they are marked, so they get back to the correct homes.)

We are also in need of donations of the following:

Buckets and large sponges (please no scrubby-tops) for the water fight; a game net, old towels (they will rip), and water balloons for the water balloon volleyball; lots of 6-sided dice for Liar’s Dice (there will be several games running at once, rather than 1 huge game); and an extra-long tape measure for saucer separation.

There will be AdvOTs/PMPs available to be taken and lots of command grade officers to pass them off.

We will start arriving at the park (Island View Park, 1800 South Main st., Clearfield), at 8 am to get everything set up.  We will begin serving lunch at 11 am.  The auction will begin at 12:30 and will only run for 2 hours. The games, panels, and Admiral’s Challenge will run from 3-7 pm, and cleanup will run until 8.

 

August 23rd will be another game night at SB 40. We will be playing Apples to Apples and Zombie dice.

 

Coming in the near future is Salt Lake Comic Con. The White Buffalo will again be running the Artemis bridge simulator, and will need help.  In order to qualify for the free passes, you will have to commit to at least 4 hours of service at the bridge simulator each day of the convention.  There will be a schedule for the volunteers, and more complete information will be coming soon.

 

Thank you for all that you do, and I hope to see you all attending at least one of the activities this month.

 

Proud chapter of Starfleet Command's Seventh Fleet