Captain’s Log, Supplemental: May 20th, 2020

Greetings, Crew!

I hope you are getting a chance to get out into the warmer weather (at least when it's not raining). We have been taking walks after work to get our steps in. Our family's pattern won't be changed much be the new, more relaxed Stay Safe Order, but there sure are more cars out on the roads!! Our club plans won't change, either, and we'll continue these weekly updates until things are changing less frequently.

It was fun to see multiple USS Nokomis members on the virtual TC Trek Trivia event last Wednesday. Congratulations to the winners - Treat Her Like a Lady and She'll Always Bring You Home! We won a cash prize that will be donated back to TC Trek Trivia to support their continued work. Thanks to folks reading this newsletter who help to bring this fun to us!

Speaking of cash, I have received the $200 raised by our Pampered Chef fundraiser. The money will be sent to The Sheridan Story to support them in the fight against childhood hunger. Thanks again to everyone that participated.

And in a complete non sequitur, click HERE for a medley in honor of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's birthday. As Miramanee, said, it may make you happy...

Take care, and see you around the Galaxy!


Hottest Star Trek News of the Week (the YEAR??)

Hordes of fans have been begging for more of Anson Mount, Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn as Captain Pike, Mr Spock and Number One. This week, announcements of the upcoming series, Strange New Worlds, came out in force. Check out a video of the stars themselves sharing the news HERE 

If you haven't had a chance to catch these three in all of there Pike-y coolness, you can do it on CBS All Access now by watching Season 2 of Star Trek Discovery. If you're not already a customer, never fear! You can get a one-week free trial for free right now at You can surely watch all of Discovery, all of Picard, and all of Short Treks in one free week if you don't do anything else, right?

Identify the USS Nokomis Member!

Congratulations to Roxann Patzman, who correctly identified Lori Speck's baby picture last week.

Do you know who this little sweetie is??? Send you guesses to and the winner(s) will be announced next week. Submit your baby (or kid/prom/other) picture so we can guess you, too!



Star Trek Lower Decks News

According to an article on, we may see the premier of the new animated Star Trek series in 2020. The series did not stop production during the COVID-19 shutdown, as the animated format is uniquely suited to virtual recording. This is not new for Star Trek, as most of the episodes of The Animated Series were recorded remotely in the '70s.

The new series follows the adventures of junior officers on the starship USS Cerritos. Showrunner Mike McMahan told inverse that although the show is billed as a comedy, it will nonetheless tackle "real science fiction stories." Long-time science fiction fans may recognize the cast members, including Tawny Newsome, Jerry O'Connell and Jack Quaid. The series sounds fun and interesting, and hopefully we can all get together in the future to watch it!

Check out the article HERE

Captain’s Log: May 2020

Greetings, crew!!

Hey, we've made it to May! The weather is warmer and the sun is shining, and although we're headed for a cold snap we know it will pass. I hope you're all safe and healthy as we move toward the summer.

As you know, our May meeting will be virtual via Zoom. If you haven't tried this format yet, you should join us! We'd love to see everybody's smiling face on the screen, but the phone works also. We have seen faces that have been absent for a while, so that's one wonderful outcome of the forced virtual format. The information on signing in is below - please join us!

Don't forget that the Governing Board election is this month. The current slate of nominations is listed below, and we'll ask one last time for nominations before the vote.

Hey, I haven't heard one guess on the premier date of Discovery. Doesn't anybody want to win a fabulous prize? Don't be shy.

See you around the galaxy!



More Fun Stuff!

Are you looking for more things to explore during quarantine? I know one person that has read over 100 novels since it started! I know several people that are finally catching up on sleep, and one that is so thrilled to be home with her STUFF that she swears she's not going out when it ends. I also know people that have painted, cleaned, and done other things around the house, and some that have learned a new skill. And of course, some people are working many more hours, and for some the schedule hasn't changed at all! Whether you are using the time you have to do something new, or just sit and be, here are a few more ideas.

  • We are lucky to have a fantastic art museum in Minneapolis and they are offering an online opportunity to browse and enjoy the collection. Check out the Minneapolis Institute of Art HERE
  • If you're itching to get active, you can find free workouts by video with local fitness expert Chris Freytag HERE
  • So you've used up all your whole repertoire of recipes already? Try one of the free online cooking classes listed HERE
  • Here's a real s-t-r-e-t-c-h (get it?): take free adult ballet lessons from The Ballet Coach HERE


June Picnic Still has a Location

Our June Anniversary Picnic is currently set for Bloomington Park's West Bush Lake Picnic Shelter #1.  As of this writing the shelter is still available to us.

The City of Bloomington is doing sort of rolling cancellations, not wanting to cancel when things could be open.  Phill spoke to the parks director today, mostly because he answered the phone himself.  They meet to discuss this twice a month, and right now our date is still listed as open. May was completely canned at their last meeting including Memorial Day weekend.

By our meeting this weekend our best info is we are still on, so a discussion of how we do it is on the agenda for the May General Membership meeting this weekend.  The City’s next discussion is set for May 15th and we will post updates here when we hear anything.


Discovery Season 3

The wait for Star Trek: Discovery season 3 has been extended somewhat. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the series has reportedly been delayed until later in the year. But, fear not Stark Trek fans, as there's still plenty to learn about the upcoming season, which will take us boldly beyond where Star Trek has ever been before as we jump 930 years into the future – a period in the Star Trek timeline that has so far remained unexplored.

What hints do you see in the trailer?  Certainly Burnham spends time alone enough to grow out her hair, and she finds the crew (eventually).  What else do you see?



Fight Hunger and get Cool Stuff!

Today is your last chance to put in your order for Pampered Chef! We've already raised over $150 for The Sheridan Story! You can find the link to the party page HERE

With this party, we have chosen to support The Sheridan Story in fighting child hunger. This organization works to fight hunger in our community by filling the gaps to food access that children face during weekends, summers and extended breaks (like the one we're in right now).  For more information you can visit