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It’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.
So we’ve decided to combine two activities into one for this Saturday, November 23rd. Several crewmembers have asked for a day that they can come and work on ADVOTs. Several other crewmemers would like to take the Academy Exam towards rank advancements. Also this Saturday is the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who. Well we are going to do both at the home of the Executive Officer, Lt. Dave Stock, in Syracuse. Meet at 6:00pm for both events.
If you are looking for a certain ADVOT, you can find them in our special Download ADVOTs section of the website. If there is a specific Academy Exam that you would like to take (TOS, TNG, DS9, Voy or Ent), please let the Captain know as we have limited copies of some exams.
Several years ago we had a text reminder system. Unfortunately this system fell apart and we could no longer use it. We have now discovered a new way to send a reminder via your cell phone’s SMS texting system. If you choose to participate in this system, we will send a reminder 24 hours just before meetings and activities. So at the most you should receive about 2-3 text messages a month. If you decide that you would like to participate in this system, please send an email to Captain@USSTiconderoga.org with your phone number and name of your mobile carrier (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, etc.). Once we have received your information, we will send you a test text message.
Ok everyone the next USS Ticonderoga meeting is coming up on Wednesday, November 13th. We will be meeting at the Clearfield Library meeting rooms at 7:00pm. Rumor has it that we may have several new orders to hand out. There will be a lot to discuss with the crew so bring a friend. What events do we want to do for November? (we have several options) A discussion was started about reviving our Star Trek Role Playing Game under a new game master. We also need to discuss the upcoming gift exchange between crewmembers and the annual USS Ticonderoga New Years Eve Party.
Note: The last few months we have been going to Baskin-Robbins after the meeting for ice cream. This month we are looking at going to the newly opened Rocket Fuel Coffee located on 50 S. State Street in Clearfield after the meeting. It is possible that we may end up having the gift exchange at this coffee shop in December due to time constraints at the library.
Did you get the ADVOTs that were passed out last month? We are still accepting the “Attend Local Convention” for the Salt Lake Comic Con. However it is suggested that you get them in quickly. Other ADVOTs that you can work on towards your next rank advancement can be found in the Downloads section of the website.
Quick tip: Need some quick Knowledge Points for rank advancements? You can gain points just for watching Star Trek episodes and movies. Just put down the names of the episodes in the “Other items to report” section of your monthly duty report.
It’s here, it’s here. The USS Ticonderoga Halloween Party is tonight at the Captain’s home in Clearfield. Bring your kids in costume to go trick-or-treating. Bring a bag of candy to share with the kids when they come by. Bring your pot-luck item to share with your fellow shipmates. We will start at 8:00pm for dinner. Who knows what scary movies we may watch. We will also have the fire-pit out front to roast marshmallows for fun.
It has become an annual tradition to visit a cornmaze for an activity in October. We will be going to the Black Island Farms for this event on Friday, October 25th. The address is 3178 South 3000 West in Syracuse. We will be meeting at 8:00pm. It would be recommended that you eat before coming out.
The adult cost is $11/person for the cornmaze. Kids (3-12) are $9/person. The hayride is $9 for adults and $6 for kids (includes a free pumpkin). A combo is available for both maze and hayride at the price of $16/adults and $11/kids. If you want to go to Nightmare Acres, the cost is $16.
Make sure to dress warmly and bring flashlights. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Apparently the Doctor is a fan of Star Trek. Well the members of the USS Ticonderoga love other science fiction show as well. In fact at the last meeting there was a discussion about the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who special that is coming up on November 23rd. We have two Doctor Who events for November that we can do as a group. The first is attending a parody play called Doctor U (as in Utah) at the Off Broadway Theater on Saturday November 16th. The second is getting together as a group and watching the 50th Anniversary special. Is someone willing to host the anniversary viewing and has BBC America? If so, please let the Captain or Executive Officer know.
October is finally here. We have a lot of events at the end of the month but only one monthly meeting at the start. Yes every second Wednesday we meet at the Clearfield Library (address 562 South 1000 East). The library is just off of I-15 (700 S. Exit, turn West to 1000 East and turn north). The meeting starts at 7:00pm and the first 30 minutes is spent catching up our Star Trek family that we haven’t seen in a month.
Then we will be talking about the upcoming events for October and November. We also still have a lot of new people who found out about us from the Salt Lake Comic Con. Bring your show and tell items and friends who would be interested in having fun with us.
We’ve started a new tradition after the meeting. We are now hitting the Baskin-Robbins in Clearfield (just around the corner from the library) for ice cream and more socialization. They usually have a weekly special on Wednesdays.
Come make some new friends. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
We have several USS Ticonderoga activities in the month of October. The Halloween party at the end of the month. The Ogden Zombie crawl is coming up. Several crewmembers are going to see the Rifftrax live showing of Night of the Living Dead at the Tinsletown Theater in Layton. And a popular event is the annual cornfield maze romp. We’ve been going to the Black Island Farms in Syracuse for several years now and plan to return on Friday, October 25th. Quark found us some discount passes online and passed the information onto us (for a small fee). Both of these deals were found on KSL’s website and are available until they are sold out.
There is a deal for $9/person (normally $16) which will provide admission to the cornfield maze and a trip on the tractor ride (with free pumpkin). And then there is a second deal for $11/person (normally $20) that admits you to the cornfield maze and into Nightmare Acres (the haunted barn).
If the deals are sold out, there are discount coupons available at http://www.BlackIslandFarms.com
Whew, we made it past the first (and record breaking) Salt Lake Comic Con. 70,000 to 80,000 fans packed the Salt Palace at this three day event making it the largest convention (of any type) in Utah and the second largest event after the 2002 Olympics. We met a lot of new friends and had some old friends show up. We had a lot of fun volunteering at the convention or at the Seventh Fleet booth (the Star Trek bridge simulator was a very popular destination at the con). The Salt Lake Comic Con held a very moving tribute to the late Captain Ruth Burns. The master of ceremonies, Tony Toscano asked the convention attendees at the Grand Ballroom for William Shatner’s speech to give Ruth a really big cheer (instead of a moment of silence). The entire room erupted in memory of our fallen comrade.
We could see some new faces at our next USS Ticonderoga meeting on Wednesday, September 11th. So be at the basement meeting room in the Davis County North library in Clearfield at 7:00pm (address 562 South 1000 East). We would love to hear about your experiences at the comic con, see the photos you took and the loot you came back with. We will also be talking about our fall events (Halloween party, corn maze visit, Rifftrax: Night of the Living Dead and more). Bring a friend and come to have fun. We will see you at the meeting.