Captain’s Log: November 2022

Greetings, Crew!

We're meeting in person this Saturday at the Mississippi Library in Fridley. The address is 401 Mississippi Street NE and the meeting is at noon. For those that can't make it to the library, we're still offering a virtual option this month. The link is in the newsletter below.

At the meeting, we'll let you know about several fun events coming up between now and March. There are several happenings that require advance sign-up, so keep you eyes on the website for those signup forms, too.

If you haven't picked up your GLOW Holiday Festival tickets, don't wait. Sounds like they are going fast! Click HERE today.

We hope to see you at the meeting. For now, see you around the Galaxy!

Mary

November Membership Meeting Zoom Link

If you can't be with us in person at the Mississippi Library, you can still tune in by Zoom. Use the link below, and please log in a few minutes early to check your tech.

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: USS Nokomis General Membership Meeting
Time: Nov 12, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3141085993?pwd=S21TampnV01XUjNrc2QyK2kvSzMyQT09

Meeting ID: 314 108 5993
Passcode: 12345

Dial by phone: 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 314 108 5993
Passcode: 12345

Wanna buy some stuff?

Are you in the market for some Star Trek: Picard memorabilia? Propstore, one of the world’s leading Entertainment Memorabilia Auctioneers, in association with Paramount Consumer Products & Experiences, is auctioning off many pieces from seasons 1 & 2 starting Tuesday running until the 29th of November. There are costumes, props, set decorations and more. You can find more information, and register to bid, HERE.

Captain’s Log, Supplemental: October 26, 2022

Greetings, Crew!

Surprise - there's a new episode of Star Trek: Prodigy tomorrow!! That snuck up on us - or me, at least - while we've been enjoying Lower Decks! The second half of the first season kicks off with the episode "Asylum". According to the synopsis, "At the edge of Federation space, the crew applies for asylum at a comm relay outpost, only for their starship to reveal its shocking true purpose." There are some published visuals showing the return of the whole crew, plus Janeway and Chakotay! Looks good.

I have heard from several people about our December 10th outing to the GLOW Holiday Festival at CHS Field. Remember to get your tickets early, in case they sell out. HERE is the link to tickets. The timed entries are on the hour this year, so we hope you can get a 5pm entry and join us for dinner afterward. As of this writing, there are tickets available. There are several good restaurant options with free parking near St Paul, and we'll be choosing one. For directions and parking options near the event, see this LINK. Let me know if you're coming to dinner with us (even if you don't go to the event).

That's it for today. Have a happy Halloween, and see you around the Galaxy!

Mary

Captain’s Log, Supplemental: October 19, 2022

Greetings, Crew!

Happy Fall to all! Since I last wrote, we surely have seen a change. Well, several changes. First 80s, then snow, then chilly fall-like weather, and now 70s coming back. Hey, what fun would it be if they always could predict, right?

Since we didn't have an awards ceremony at this month's meeting, here's a mini one. Here's what we've done this year:

  • We've had many meetings, both virtual and in-person.
  • We've had fun outings like a Brewery Tour and Saints Game
  • We've supported great organizations, from the American Red Cross to Feed My Starving Children to Ukraine Relief to Feline Rescue.
  • We've done activities like a Pampered Chef Party, TC Trek Trivia, Strange New Worlds viewing party, the Garden Party and Valentine's Dinner, and more.

All of these things are not possible without volunteers and participants. Thanks to everyone. As we move in to the next year, we hope to get back to some more of our favorite events. First up - MarsCon! More information will follow at upcoming meetings.

See you around the Galaxy!

Mary

Thank You for a Wonderful Chuckwagon!

Thanks to everyone that attended, brought guests, and participated in the auction and raffle this past Sunday. We had a great time and good food. The American Legion was, as always, remarkably gracious to us and their chili was yummmmmmmy!

The auction was a success, thanks to those that donated and those that purchased. Many interesting items were on display, and many went to good homes. The raffle took in quite a bit, allowing us to give a donation to Ukraine relief and give some to the lucky winners. One quick request - can you please check your belongings for a lost item? One of our members purchased a lovely handmade necklace in a black fabric bag and it went off to the wrong home. If you have it, please let Pam know.

Extra special thanks go to the numerous people that worked hard to put on this event. We could not have done it without those that came early to help set up; ran the auction, activities and dinner throughout the day; and stayed late to clean up. This, on top of the months of planning by the core committee, contributed to a wonderful time.

We'll be letting you know specifics at an upcoming meeting. All in all, it was a fun day that benefitted our group and two worthy charities. Thank you!

Buy Your Tickets This Friday for GLOW!!

Our holiday outing on December 10th will include the GLOW Holiday Festival and dinner at a St Paul restaurant. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am, so mark your calendar and be ready to grabs yours!

The GLOW event takes place at CHS Field this year, instead of the State Fairgrounds. Information can be found HERE. High points include:

  • The event is a walk-through this year, allowing us to "stroll through over a million lights, sElfie Plaza, Enchanted Forest, Bright Bikes, Tremendous Tree, and so much more!" See the map below.
  • Guests typically spend 60-90 minutes walking through the grounds.
  • It's family and kid-friendly and accessible. Wheelchairs are not available but can be accommodated on the concourse.
  • Food and beverages will be available (similar to those found at a Saints game).
  • If the event is cancelled due to bad weather, you can use your ticket another evening or request a refund.
  • Check out the FAQ on the site for more information.

The event is $20.75 for adults and $12.75 for children. Your ticket is for timed entry and you can stay as long as you like. Here's our plan - we will target 5pm admission on December 10th so we all get in about the same time. Remember that tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am, so grab yours early to get your first choice of time. If you get a later time, don't worry. We'll all catch up during the evening.

After you buy your tickets, please let Mary know that you're coming. We'll have a reservation at a restaurant nearby and we need to know the number.

Captain’s Log, Supplemental: October 12, 2022

Greetings, Crew!

There's still time to get raffle tickets for the 50/50 raffle! The drawing is this Sunday and you can pay electronically or in person (if you're coming to the Chuckwagon). Let Mary or Pam know if you want to buy!

At our meeting on Saturday we added a few new activities to our calendar. We'll be celebrating the holiday season on December 10th with an outing to the GLOW Holiday Festival at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. This outdoor walk-through holiday event features over a million lights, interactive displays, food & beverages, and other festive attractions! After we go to the GLOW, we'll go out to eat dinner. Here's the plan - as soon as tickets go up for sale we will post the target time and everybody can buy their own tickets. This gives you two actions to take - put December 10th on your calendar and watch for the announcement so you can get your tickets.

The other date we added is January 24th, when we'll be going as a group to Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids. We'll pack food from 7 to 8:45pm and then - you guessed it - we'll go out to dinner. We usually go to La Casita when we're at this location. You can sign yourselves up now at www.fmsc.org.

See you around the Galaxy!

Mary

Captain’s Log, October 2022

Welcome to fall, Crew!

The leaves are pretty and there is a chill in the air, although it's been pretty warm. Lucky.

We are looking forward to this weekend's meeting. It's at noon on Saturday the 8th at the Savage American Legion (12375 Princeton Ave, Savage, Minnesota 55378). There will be a Zoom component (link below) for those that can't attend. One thing missing this year is our annual awards presentation. Your captain has not been able to complete this work due to the two other events this month, so we'll have it at a later date.

We'll be celebrating Jane at 2pm on Saturday, too. We'll change up the room and set up the food after the meeting so it will be ready for our guests. I hope that you will consider saying a few words about Jane if you're comfortable doing so.

See you around the Galaxy, and on Saturday!

Mary