You may have noticed the newsletter didn't have pictures or would't click through. If you tried to go to the website you got a message that the domain was disabled. We're clear of that emergency, but it does illustrate how careful we need to be in our Internet lives.
We had the unfortunate timing to send a bulk email just as some other accounts on related servers were compromised. We got flagged and shut down. We didn't get hacked, and all our data is safe and intact and our site security is, well, ok. We're protected three layers deep and still the rip-roaring finger of the Internet poked at us.
Take it as a lesson. Use strong passwords. Keep your firewall up and active, and don't allow exceptions if at all possible. Keep your virus scanner up and running, and up to date. And finally, make sure your PC is fit enough for internet relations.
Thanks to Mary we have our viewing time, and the folks who prearranged have tickets waiting.
Juana's family has gifted us with her Star Trek collection and costumes. The items will be displayed during the meeting. The auction items will be distributed soon after the close of the meeting.
Remember to bring your checkbook, and come a little bit early on the 11th.
Thanks again to Juana and her family.
Our second Nokomis Beer Crawl! On Saturday, May 7, 2016, we're going to see what Minnesota’s burgeoning craft beer industry has to offer. This year we visit the Eastern Blocks, in and around Saint Paul.
After a couple of weeks negotiating with the Microsoft security folks, it appears we're back to normal operations for the newsletter.
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Make it So
Chuck Wagon Dinner
USS NOKOMIS SCI FI CLUB
111 South Concord Exchange
South St Paul
APRIL 16th, 2016
Cost is $12.00 per person
|Social Time and Auction Viewing
||5:00PM to 5:45 PM
|Chuck Wagon Dinner Served
(Geronimo Joes, Yosemite Slaw, Cheyenne Bean Casserole, Lakota Punch, Crazy Horse Cake and Crockett Cake for dessert)
|5:45PM to 6:30 PM
|Silent Auction Closes
||5:45PM to 6:30 PM
We're changing up the menu this year and trying mild to spicy chilis hoping one will be your "hearts" desire!! Along with our auction items we will have a "claw" machine that you can try to pick up containers filled with gift cards to some of our favorite restaurants and stores. Grab your cowboy hats, boots, and your horse (if you have one), spouse, family, friends, quarters for the claw game and come enjoy the fun with us!
Please reserve your spot by APRIL 10th so we can make sure there is plenty to eat for everyone!
** Our 2016 benefit will be for the American Lung Association due to losing one of our members to this disease. ***
will be held at the UofM Field House, 1800 University Ave SE, Minneapolis on
Because the Needs of the All outweigh the Needs of the One....
We've survived the Deep Cold Nine, so it's time to Voyage the Next Congregation.
We'll find out about
- How we've moved the Motion Picture night to later in the year
- The Wrap of Con - how we'll handle MarsCon
- More about our Search for a Spot to hold 50th Anniversary Hijinks
- When we'll Voyage Home - back to the scene of last year's Pi Day Party (and this year's Part 2.7183)
- How we Final-ly Front-ier the tickets for the Chuck Wagon Dinner
- Details of Undiscovered Business
- and Generations of New Ideas.
We're meeting at Noon at the Augsburg Library, see below.
On This Saturday, January 16th we are going out for a nice evening of dinner and a play. The play is The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee, a Tony Award winning play that is supposed to be a hoot. Guests under the age of 14 are not allowed, so no little kids (isn't that intriguing?)! You may go online at www.lyricarts.org for more information. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 763-422-1838, and you'll want to reserve early in case they sell out the evening performance. Specify that you're with the USS Nokomis so they'll seat you by the group.
Dinner will be at Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Our reservation is for 3:30 pm. Check it out at www.biaggis.com.
If we're done dinner and still have time to kill, Phill and Lynne have invited us to their home for a warm place to stay. Contact Phill for directions if you don't already know where they are. Expect that the after dinner crowd won't arrive there until 5:30 or so.
The show starts at 7:30 PM in the Anoka Downtown area.
Let Mary know if you're coming, we want to make the reservations right!
After 50 years, the distinctive image of the USS Enterprise has come to serve not only as home for hundreds of explorers of the future but also as an iconic symbol of the Star Trek universe and all that represents to its fans. For more than half that time, sculptor Lynn Norton has devoted uncounted hours to interpreting incarnations of the beloved starship, creating Keepsake Ornaments for Hallmark that bring fans’ favorite memories and fantastic moments to Christmas trees each year (and admittedly to collectible displays all year long for many people).
Read the rest of the story on Startrek.com at Storied History of the Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments.