Captain’s Log – November 2018

Hello Crew!

Welcome to the Holiday Season! We sure have some fun things planned in the next few months, and I hope you can join us. We've worked hard to get the word out quickly to help you with your planning.

First, join us for our fun-filled meeting day in November. In addition to our regular meeting, we'll have a yummy, fund-raising bake sale. Bring your appetite, your dollars, and your favorite recipe to sell. After the meeting we'll head over to the Bell Museum for a space-lover's dream - the new planetarium! You need to buy your own tickets for this show, and the website is: http://bellmuseum.umn.edu. Of course, no meeting day is complete without a meal, so we'll cap our day with dinner together at the nearby Stout's Pub. Don't miss the fun!

The November meeting marks the end of our regular calendar year meetings, as we choose to take December off to have fun. We are thrilled to be able to offer a wonderful holiday party at Moe's this year. More information is in this newsletter.

After the holidays are over, we'll move to 2019 with a few fun activities in January. Find information in this newsletter for those, and make sure to sign up!

Speaking of signups, we're trying to get better at getting everything online. Those who sign up at the membership meetings will find their names transferred to the online signup sheet. This is a wonderful process, as it ensures that you get a reminder and all the details. We are surely moving to the digital age!

See you around the Galaxy!

Mary

 

 

Shiny New 2018 Holiday Party Plan

We have a wonderful evening planned on December 8th and we hope you can come! The event is at Moe's in Mounds View (www.moesamericangrill.com) and it starts at 5:00 pm.

We'll begin with a social hour, complete with light appetizers and a cash bar. At 6:00 pm, we'll have dinner and more socializing. We've chosen a buffet that we're sure will please, and we'll have cake for dessert. During and after dinner we'll have the Secret Sarek gift exchange. If you'd like to participate, please bring a wrapped gift to put in the pile (suggested $10 maximum).

This event is Dress Your Best, so you can pick what that means to you! You may have noticed that the Axe Throwing, previously scheduled for this day, has been moved to February, so flannel shirts and mountain attire are not the order of the day. However, fun holiday flair is always welcome!

The best part...ready for it? The best part is that we are able to offer this event for just $19 per person. This is due to the crew's hard work on the Chuckwagon this year, which allows us to cover a large part of the meal and all of the appetizers! What a great feeling it is to reap the fruits of our labor! Great job, everybody!

Very important: if you plan to cone, you must pay by November 28th. This is necessary so that we can make the reservation accurate. You can use PayPal or send to Pam.

If you have any questions, please contact me, Pam or Roxanne. We hope you can all come!

Mary

2019 January Feed My Starving Children Signups are Open

It's time again to do good! Our annual January trip to pack food at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids is on January 22nd. We'll pack from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, and it will be over too soon as always, and then we'll go to dinner somewhere nearby. The location is 401 93rd Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Go to www.fmsc.org to sign up today under the USS Nokomis group.

Mary

Captain’s Log – October 2018

Greetings, Crew!

I hope you can join us for this month's meeting. We'll do our annual overview of the past year, give awards and year pins, and celebrate another fun and fruitful year for the USS Nokomis! Remember that this is also the very last date to renew your dues for the upcoming year and continue to receive this lovely and informative newsletter!

We're moving in to the chilly season now. It seems pretty odd not to be doing Zoo Boo after so many years, doesn't it?

We have some fun events coming up with details in this newsletter. Watch the website for details of upcoming dates so you can get in on the fun BETWEEN NEWSLETTERS.

Have a great fall, and see you around the Galaxy!

Mary

 

November Bake Sale Fundraiser

Here's another reminder about the bake sale after our November meeting. Don't forget to bring your baked goods and your cash! You can go home with lots of yummy treats and our club will raise funds for fun events. Word on the street is that there will be some lemon bars and at least eight apple pies.

2018 Holiday Party Plan

Hi everybody,

We plan to have our annual holiday get-together on December 8th this year. We'll have two fun things on that day, including a dinner at Moe's in Mounds View and an outing to - wait for it - throw axes!! Yes, it's true - we're going to Bad Axe Throwing for some fun in the afternoon before the evening meal. You can come to one or both of these events. More information will be available by the October meeting, so watch for it and put December 8th on your calendar.

2018 Super Duper Movie Night Recap

We had a great time at this year's backyard movie night. The menu was delicious, with beef and chicken tacos (hard and soft shelled), all the fixings, beans and rice, multiple heavenly desserts, and freshly popped corn. The theme for the entertainment was Star Trek Games. We watched The Gamesters of Triskelion, Take Me Out to the Holosuite, The Game, Court Martial and A Piece of the Action. Can you name the game in each episode?

Thanks to those who came early to help me and Jack with the preparations, and to those who brought equipment and goodies! Over thirty members attended and had a blast. We love our Trek!

A Special Thank You…

Thanks to those who helped with Emma and Joey's big move. Thanks to Shannon, Rich, Pam and Jim, Roxanne and Barb, we were able to complete the truck loading and unloading in just eight hours, plus get the important furniture placed! Great job and thanks for being there on a Friday!

Captain’s Log September 2018

Hello, crew!

I hope you are all enjoying the festival season. Between the Fair, Renaissance Festival and many other Fall favorites, it's a very full time. We also have several fun things in store, including our September meeting and bowling party and the Super Duper Movie Night. Please join us at these fun activities!

We also have two other important happenings in September. First, everyone's dues are due to be paid by the end of the month. If you can't make the meeting, please make sure you get in touch with a board member to pay or use PayPal on the website. Second, we will be planning our 2018-2019 calendar. If you have a fun idea for an event, a fundraising idea, or some meaningful way for us to contribute to our community, please bring your thoughts to a board member ASAP. We'll be putting forward our proposal for the new calendar at the September meeting. Keep in mind that anything goes, as long as we have enough people who want to participate. It also helps if you are willing to do the leg-work to get us the information and help organize the crew.

Have a great Fall, and see you around the galaxy!

Mary

2018 Super Duper Movie Night

Please join us for our annual outdoor movie night on September 15th. The fun starts at 7pm in the backyard of the Captain's Quarters.

The cost of the event is still $12 and includes your meal and entertainment. Please bring a beverage of your choice and something to sit on (most people bring chairs but blankets work, too). Please sign up online ASAP or let Mary know if you plan to attend so we can plan the amount of food. We need to know who's coming by September 8th. It is critically important for everyone to RSVP.

The only other thing you need to know is that there is Star Trek on the menu. Please join us for the fun, rain or shine!