It's so odd to be typing 2018 all of a sudden! I hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve weekend and holiday time. Hopefully, you got to do something that made you smile, whether it was with family or friends or getting away by yourself. We got to go up to Ely for our annual ravioli making extravaganza. Up one day and back the next makes for lots of driving, but is well worth it. We also got to see lots of friends that visited the area for the holidays - a great way to try new places to eat!
Now we get to move on to the New Year. In January we have several events that always tend to get away from us. If you haven't signed up for the January Dance, you have days to do it! Please let me or Pam know that you are coming and we'll get you signed up. The cost is still only $35 for the whole evening of dinner and dancing. The other January event is Feed My Starving Children on the 23rd. See the note in this newsletter and sign up soon!
After January, we move quickly to the rest of the year. The next big project is MarsCon. If you can help, make sure you sign up and get involved. We are recreating the Horta Cave and it should be fun, plus you can stop in even if you are not registered with the convention.
That's it for now. Happy New Year and see you around the galaxy!!
Not really - I was just trying to get your attention. Our meeting is on the 6th, which is not usual, so please take note. After that, the Dance is on the 13th, when the meeting would usually be. Take note and sign up NOW! After that, it's all pretty straightforward. Got it? Great, see you there!
We will be packing food for those in need on January 23rd from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The location is the Coon Rapids facility at 401 93rd Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433. We currently have 9 open spots in our reservation. Please go to www.fmsc.org to join our USS Nokomis group. After we do good for others, we'll do good for us by going to dinner at a nearby restaurant.
If you haven't done this before, it's worth a try. It's fun and worthwhile and very easy. Come along with us!
We've had quite a year in 2017. We had lots of fun and did lots of good in our community. We also lost one of our most beloved members. Quite a mix of highs and lows, and I'm glad we did it together.
I hope to see all of you at the Holiday Party on the 9th. It will be fun to relax and spend time together. If I don't see you, have a happy and blessed holiday season! Don't forget to take care of club business during the break, as laid out in this newsletter.
Hey everybody, are you ready for a fun evening? This year our dance will be at the Dan Patch American Legion in Savage once again. Why? Because we had so much fun there last time!
This is our most formal event of the year. It's an evening of dinner, dancing and socializing. Our favorite DJ, Rob from NewTown DJ, will be with us for the 17th time (pretty good, since we've had 16 of these!) and he rocks!
The theme this year is....wait for it....Star Trek! Wear a full costume or just a pair of Spock ears or a piece of jewelry or t-shirt - it's up to you. We don't have lots of chances to Trek ourselves out, so let's do it!
The cost of the evening is still $35, after all these years. Please plan to pay at least $20 of that amount by the evening of the Holiday Party (the 9th), so we can guarantee you a seat. This is a great opportunity to bring guests, friends and family, as it's open to anyone. No kids, though, please.
RSVP by signing up online using the signup sheet link, or email me at
Winter has arrived! Those 90-degree temperatures were so nice for so long that the snow seemed completely out of place, but I guess we've had lots of Halloweens with snow in our time. I hope you all have your longies out for the duration!
In my house, we are enjoying the new Star Trek series. The first couple of episodes were a little heavy on the Klingon subtitles for me, but they have calmed down over time. I'm happy to hear that the second season has been approved.
We won't be having a Scavenger Hunt after the November meeting. Unfortunately, there was not enough interest in the event. We will certainly go out to early dinner as a group, though. See you there!