Star Trek 50th Anniversary (and September events)

st50Airing on the NBC network the night of Thursday, September 8, 1966 at 7:30pm the world was officially introduced to Star Trek. It took two pilots, several recasting and the support of the Desilu studios (then owned by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) to finally get the USS Enterprise off the ground and into television history.

Do you recall the first time you saw Star Trek?  Was it during the original run in the 60’s?  The re-runs of the 70’s or the movies of the 80’s?  Perhaps it was one of the many spin offs or even the new Kelvin-timeline based movies.  No matter what introduced you to our favorite franchise, being a Star Trek fan automatically makes you a friend that we want to talk to.  We tip our hat to the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek and look forward to many more years to come of new movies, TV series, conventions, comics, books, games and more.

As most of you know, part of our charter is to provide community service.  We are trying to make our world a better place as seen in the 24th century.  In early September at Salt Lake Comic Con (and with the help of the Seventh Fleet) we raised about $300 for the Best Friends Animal Society of Utah.  This is a no-kill shelter that has helped hundreds of dogs and cats (and other animals) find good homes.  Thank you to everyone who helped put the Borg Alcove together, helped man the booth or even just stopped by to donate.  A special thank you goes out to Dan Farr, Bryan Brandenburg and all of the Salt Lake Comic Con volunteers for putting on such a wonderful event.

Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00pm we will be holding our monthly meeting. This will be at the Weber County Library Southwest Branch in Roy (2039 West 4000 South).  This meeting is open to the general public so feel free to invite any friends who may be interested in checking out our free Star Trek fan club.  Don’t forget  your Star Trek/SF show and tell items.

Department Heads we will be holding a staff meeting on Friday, September 16th at 7:00pm.   This will be at Starbase 40.   Please RSVP with the CO.

We will be holding our 50th Anniversary Party on Saturday, September 17th from 6pm-9pm at the home of Captain Stark (Starbase 40) in Clearfield.  Bring light snacks to share as we watch the first several episodes of Star Trek.

The next Saturday, September 24th also at Starbase 40 we will be holding a Star Trek game night.  from 6pm-9pm we will be watching Star Trek Scene It and answering the trivia questions.  Again bring light snacks for this event.

Don’t forget that in October we are planning to visit the Living Planet Aquarium in Salt Lake.

What we will be doing in August (and early September)

71ieqe.jpgIf you are checking out our website after meeting us at the Star Trek Beyond promotion, welcome.  We hope that you find information on our Star Trek family interesting.  We look forward to meeting you and your family/friends at any of our upcoming meetings or activities.  We loved watching the new movie and we would like to thank the Layton Cinemark for hosting our promotion.  They were very accommodating.

Our first event in August will be our regular monthly meeting on Wednesday the 10th.  We will be meeting at the new Weber County Library – Southwest Branch (2039 West 4000 South, Roy, UT 84067).  This will be at 7:00pm in the large auditorium.    We will be discussing the movie, Star Trek/Sci-Fi Show and Tell and the upcoming events at the Salt Lake Comic Con (see below).

For our monthly activity the crew has decided to beat the heat and take in a swimming activity at the Roy Aquatic Center (2977 W 5200 S, Roy, UT 84067).  We will be enjoying the fun from Noon to 5:00pm on Saturday, August 20th.  You can bring in your own lunches.  Make sure you bring sunscreen and lawn chairs.

Salt Lake Comic Con will be held on Thurs-Sat, September 1-3.  The USS Ticonderoga is heading up the Seventh Fleet booth at the convention with our life size Borg Regeneration Alcove.  The Ticonderoga is also heading up a Star Trek panel at the convention.  William Shatner will be appearing on Thursday.  Other Star Trek guests are lined up for the event.  For details visit www.SaltLakeComicCon.con

Some news from the Fleet, Captain Roger Taylor has moved from Bountiful, Utah to Idaho Falls, Idaho.  He is taking the USS Essex up to it’s new patrol area and will be building a new crew.  The previous crew of the Essex have transferred to the new chapter-in-training, the PCU Protecteur.  Congratulations to the new chapter-in-training and good luck to Captain Taylor in Idaho.

What we will be doing in July

STBeyondNow that Independence Day is past us (and we hope that everyone had a safe Fourth of July Holiday) we can now focus on what the club will be doing in July, 2016.

Our regular monthly meeting is held every second Wednesday of the month, so on July 13th we will be meeting at the Weber County Southwest Library in Roy.  The address is 2039 West 4000 South, Roy, UT.  We will be meeting at7:00pm and we will have a special activity regarding the upcoming Star Trek Beyond movie so please be there at 7pm.  We may cut back on our usual 30 min social at the start of the meeting to get to our special event.

Saturday, July 16th is Fleet Day. The USS Rendezvous is hosting this event in Cache Valley.  If you want to go contact Captain Stark ASAP for meal arrangements (or you can bring your own) and directions to the event.  This is a chance to meet the other members of the Seventh Fleet in a very fun and relaxed environment.

July 22-23 we will be doing a promotion of Star Trek Beyond.  Do you have your costumes?  Can you help with the display table (showing off items)?  Can you help with the Borg Alcove?  Please come to the Ticonderoga meeting to discuss this.

 

 

What we will be doing in June

FanCon2016Wow, May was such a busy month that we didn’t get a blog post in.  Sorry about that.  We usually have a TON of discussions going on with our USS Ticonderoga Facebook page (click on link to visit).

We have a very busy month in June.  On Saturday, June 4th we will have a booth at the Weber County Library 3rd Annual FanCon (formerly known as Fantasticon).  This will be held at the Roy Library (same location as our meetings) from Noon to 3:00pm.  There will also be a food truck rally held at the same time.  There is no admission cost for this event.  This is a costumed activity so come and be prepared to show off the fun we have in the club.

Wednesday, June 8th is the monthly USS Ticonderoga business meeting at the Central Park located at 300 East Center Street, Clearfield (just to the east of the Clearfield City Hall and Wasatch Elementary).  This will start at 7:00pm (first 30 minutes is socialization, then meeting announcements and don’t forget a Star Trek/SF show and tell).  This is not a uniformed event, but we encourage club or Star Trek shirts.  Bring your dinner to BBQ or brown bag it.  For July’s meeting we will be back at the Roy library (there was no room for us in June).

Friday, June 10th will be the USS Ticonderoga Senior Officer’s meeting at Starbase 40.  Please make sure you have your reports into your Department Chief before this date.

Saturday, June 18th is our monthly activity.  We will be meeting at the home of Captain Stark (Starbase 40) in Clearfield for a BBQ and Star Trek Beyond prep night.  Bring your own meat and a dish to share.  We will be finishing up any preparations for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond movie promotion in July.  Captain Stark has a new BBQ grill to use.  This event will start at 2:00pm and run until finished.

Captain Stark will be attending the Seventh Fleet Council Meeting on Saturday, June 25th.  If you have any proposals for the 2017 Seventh Fleet Admiral’s Banquet (or any other proposals), you need to get them to Captain Stark before this meeting.

Also on June 25th and 26h will be the Hill AFB Air Show.  This event is free to the public and a lot of Ticonderoga members attend this event.  Make sure you bring your own lunch, water, sunscreen and folding chairs.  Give yourself lots of time with the crowds (traffic can be slow).  But seeing a lot of the older airplanes and newer craft can be very exciting.  This event only happens once every two years.

Don’t forget to check with your Department Chiefs for any upcoming department meetings or activities.

Future Events to keep in mind: July 13 Monthly meeting.  July 16 Seventh Fleet Games. July 22 Star Trek Beyond movie premier.  August 2-7 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention.  Sept 1-3 Salt Lake Comic Con.

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! =)

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