Our next packing event is on July 19, a Tuesday, at the Eagan location at 990 Lone Oak Road in Eagan, Minnesota. It starts at 6 pm and goes until 7:30 pm, and then we'll find a nice place for dinner. Join us - it's fun! Sign up online at www.fmsc.org under our group: USS Nokomis.
It's time for another movie premier, folks! We will go as a group to a showing on the weekend of July 22nd. We are working to identify the best option. Several theaters would like to work with us. We also may choose to go on our own. I would suggest saving the dates of July 22nd (evening) and July 24th (afternoon) if you are planning to join us. Get those costumes ready - here's a fun chance to wear them - or you can just come in civvie clothing!
Well, I'm glad you asked. For quite a few years we have had an outdoor movie evening, the Mermaid Star Drive-In Experience, in our back yard during August. This year, due to the extra events we have in the summer, we're moving the event. It will be an indoor event after our November monthly membership meeting. More information will follow in the fall.
As mentioned at the last meeting, we have been invited to join the Rakehell for a picnic this Monday. Here is the invitation:
- The IKV Rakehell cookout will be on Memorial Day, May 30, starting at 2:00 PM at Dave Kingsley and Mary Bertelson's house. The address is 3104 Jersey Ave. S., St. Louis Park, MN. If you need directions or have other questions, please call (952)928-9176 or (952)738-1946.
- Please bring something to grill and something to share. We will provide beer (including Dave's latest home brew), pop, wine and of course the Drink of the Day. We will also provide the dishes, ice, and condiments. We have some chairs, but bring one if you can. Feel free to invite friends and family. It is the 50th anniversary of ST this year so let's celebrate. Bring your batleths and other fun things. Please no pets.
Thanks to everyone that supported us at the Chuckwagon. What a great event! It shows what we can do when we all work together.
It's time to move into summer now. Make plans to join us for the 32nd anniversary picnic on June 11th at the Evers' home to kick off the season. Then there's Convergence, the blood drive, the second Garden Party, Feed My Starving Children, a new Star Trek movie, the lake campout and the 50th anniversary Star Trek convention. That's a lot to choose from. As you move through the summer, make sure to tell every fan you know about the big Trek 50 party on September 10th. All are invited and we really want to spread the word.
Don't miss the May meeting and its Governing Board elections. Anyone is welcome to run for any office they like, and we will continue to take nominations right up until the election takes place at the end of that meeting. Also, if you have activities, fundraisers or chartable events you'd like to see on the next year's calendar, now's the time to bring them to any Board member.
See you around the Galaxy!
CHUCKWAGON 2016 was a great success!! We sold 68 tickets this year and changed our menu to three types of chili with all the fixings you could possibly imagine. We’ve received lots of compliments on how wonderful all the chilis tasted, and they also felt that we had wonderful items to pick from at the auction and altogether how much everyone enjoyed the event!! We are excited to announce that after expenses we made $1616.91. Of that amount we will be donating $165.00 to the American Lung Association in honor of Juana Mann. Please note the 2016 Chuckwagon was our sixth year for this fundraiser. In those six years we have made $10,180.23 in profits! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND CONTINUED EFFORTS!!
Unfortunately, our construction day was soggy and rained out on April 24th. The bright side is the other day we have planned on May 15th. There is a lot of painting to do and the paint is all mixed and ready, so please plan to come. We'll have the same weather call that morning if it looks iffy. The gluing and almost all of the structural work has been completed, so if we have the hands the work will go quickly. Bring rollers and handles if you have'em. We'll start at 10am.
Here's the schedule. If you haven't put these dates on your calendars, please do so now. As we have learned, there is no way to be successful without adequate help. Please plan to be there.
- June 29th at 6pm - load the truck at the Cargo Bay and drive to the hotel, start unloading into the rooms.
- June 30th at 9am - setup of both rooms
- June 30th at 8pm - open
- July 3rd at 9am - tear down and load the truck, return to Cargo Bay and unload, have lunch and relax
Keep in mind that the price goes up on Convergence tickets after May 15th. Go online and get yours today. Also, if you don't have a costume, consult with me and/or Dawn soon. We'll run out of time soon.
This will be the best room ever and I hope everyone can enjoy it. It's very likely to be the last hurrah of the two rooms together, so let's do it right!
This is the last call for nominations for Board members. You can turn them in by email, phone, online, or in person at the May meeting.
If you haven't played along at one of our road rallies yet, you're missing out! It's a fun way to solve puzzles and work as a team to find the path. Quite a few people have signed up to play already, and some need partners. Each team needs a car and at least two people, so you will be paired up if you don't already have enough. You'll get your hints and a sealed envelope with the solution, in case you get completely lost. No matter what happens, you'll have fun and end up at lunch with the group. Don't miss it. The fun starts after the May membership meeting.
On Tuesday, July 19th we'll be packing meals at the Eagan location of Feed My Starving Children from 6 to 7:30pm. You can go online to sign up at www.fmsc.org under the group name USS Nokomis. As of this writing, there are 13 spots left in our group. After we pack, we'll feed ourselves at a nearby restaurant.