Yumminess at the November Meeting!

Saturday, November 9th is our big bake sale, so bring your baked goods and money to buy yummy things!! Don’t be shy – buy something to bring if you aren’t a baker. If you can’t bring something, you’ll still go home happy and end up to impress friends and family at work or an upcoming event!

Valentine Dinner is Coming Up!

The 2020 Valentine Dinner, hosted by our 20-somethings, will be held on Saturday, February 15th this year. If you haven’t been to the event, here’s a taste (so to speak): past menus have included Osso Bucco, Chicken Wellington, pan-fried gnocchi, performance desserts, regional cuisine themes, homemade candies, spicy margarita-filled gelatin bubbles, Cream of Curried Carrot soup, Black Pepper Raspberry Sorbet, Swiss Chard bundles stuffed with creamy mushrooms, and so much more!

This event is our most formal evening and seating is limited, so sign up at the November and January meetings or let Mary know you are interested. If the number of signups exceeds the capacity, a drawing is held to determine the guest list. Tickets are $35 and excess funds benefit our general fund. Emma, Shannon and Harrison are eager to host us again this year!

Captain’s Log – November 2019

Greetings to all and go Vikings! Sorry, I had to throw that in there. We save some wonderful fun coming up in the next few months and we hope you can join us. Lots of details are in this newsletter. You’ll want to pay special attention to the dates and due dates here, as there will be a special event reminder instead of a full newsletter in the month of December.

I’m very excited about our big 35th anniversary party, and hope you are too. Not only are we merging the holiday party and January Dance into one event for the low price of $15,  but we also are inviting everyone! We’ll have our props and Star Trek costumes out, too. If you’ve ever wanted to show your friends and family the Star Trek side of our club, here’s your chance. We hope to get a great group like we did for Trek 50, so bring ‘em on!

Here’s an early plug for our upcoming election in 2020. If you’ve dreamed of becoming a member of the governing board and want to be more involved in shaping the club’s activities, you can! Let me or another board member know, and we’ll explain what it’s all about. Nominations will be accepted from the March meeting until the election at the May meeting.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events. See you around the galaxy!

Mary

35th Anniversary Party Needs YOU!

As you know, we’re having our 35th bash at the American Legion in Savage on December 7th. There will be food, games, a costume contest, dancing to our favorite DJ, and more. We’re very excited to let you know that we’ve kept the cost down to $12! This event replaces both our holiday annual event and our January dance, and we really hope everyone can join us for this once in a lifetime anniversary.

This is a public event and you can invite everyone you know, so spread the word!! If you need an emailable/postable notice, let me or a board member know and we’ll get you one. We really want to get the word out. If you’re on Facebook, please forward the notice to everyone you know that may be interested, in fandom and out.

It’s very important to note that we are not taking people at the door. We need to work with the Legion and let them know the number before that night, so people must buy their tickets in advance on the website. The absolute drop dead date for registering is November 29th, so please use the link to PayPal as soon as possible to pay your $12 and let us know you’re coming. You don’t have to have a PayPal account to do this – it’s just like any other pay-on-line site so anyone can do it.

If you can help with the party plans, please join us at the Perkins at 494 and France for a planning meeting at 2pm on Saturday, November 23rd. This is the final planning meeting and we have several tasks that don’t have an owner, so please don’t be shy! Every one of you is welcome to come and we really need the help. We particularly need someone that is interested in running the costume contest and games, since the board members will be busy at other tasks. Please let me know if you'll be joining us and we'll get a big enough table. If you can’t make it but can help, let me know. We also need people to help at the party – with fun stuff like the costume contest and games – so let me know that, too!

Mary

Hats and Mittens Donations

Don’t forget to bring your donations of hats and mittens to the November Nokomis meeting and the 35th Anniversary Party. Karen and Mark will kindly make our donation for us. If you don't have time to shop, or know the right place, never fear! We have elves that will do your shopping for you - simply donate money instead! Thanks in advance for helping this worthy organization to help kids stay warm this winter.

Captain’s Log – October 2019

Greetings, and welcome to winter, or summer, or fall, or something! The temperature has swung over 40 degrees in the last week, so I’m not quite sure.

Please plan to join us for the annual recognition ceremony at the October meeting. We’ll talk about what we did this year and remember all the fun, plus look back over the years. There will be some awards, and a special CONvergence report. It’s a great time to come if you haven’t paid your dues this year, too (hint, hint). After the meeting we will surely have a good meal together and continue the nice day.

Another great time will be had by all at the November meeting, and not just because the meetings are so riveting! Nope, it’s also because we’ll have our annual bake sale. Bring some baked goods if you can, even if you didn’t bake them with your own hands (but we’d love it if you did). Better yet, bring some cash to buy the yummies that other people bring. This is an important fundraiser, so get a treat for all of your friends.

This is super important – we are going in to heavy planning mode for the 35th Anniversary party on December 7th and we need lots of hands. Please plan to attend the planning meeting on and to help us make it a blast. Come and help, and come to the planning meeting on October 12th. More in the newsletter below.

If you missed the September meeting, you missed the awesome new calendar we’ve put together for the next year. Keep checking back on the website for updates, and we hope to see everybody at the upcoming events!

See you around the galaxy!

Captain Mary

USS Nokomis 35th Anniversary Party Plans

As you know, we’re having our 35th bash at the American Legion in Savage on December 7th. There will be food, games, a costume contest, dancing to our favorite DJ, and more.

This is a public event and you can invite everyone you know, so spread the word!! If you need an emailable/postable notice, let me or a board member know and we’ll get you one. We really want to get the word out. It’s very important to note that we are not taking people at the door. We need to work with the Legion and let them know the number before that night, so people must but their tickets in advance on the website. Brush off your dancing shoes and costumes – we are going to have some fun!

If you can help, please join us at the Champlin Culver's for a planning meeting before the October 12th membership meeting. It's just a few doors down from the meeting location, and we're meeting at 10am. We need to decide on some critical things, like food and cost, costume contest format, props that will be used, etc. Every one of you is welcome to come and we truly value your input. Please let me know if you'll be joining us and we'll get a big enough table.

Mary

Hats and Mittens

It’s exciting to announce that we are collecting for Hats and Mittens for the 5th year in a row! Hats & Mittens raises money, collects hundreds of hats and mittens for homeless children, and increases awareness of smaller and emerging non-profits serving children.

You can help by bringing a hat and mitten set (preferred to gloves) to the October and November Nokomis meetings, and to the 35th Anniversary Party. Karen and Mark will kindly make our donation for us. If you don't have time to shop, or know the right place, never fear! We have elves that will do your shopping for you - simply donate money instead!

Thanks in advance for helping this worthy organization to help kids stay warm this winter