Captain’s Log – February 2020

Greetings, crew!

I hope everyone is enjoying the new series, Star Trek Picard. As of this writing there are only two episodes out and I love them! We had a great time at the premier party at the Town Hall Brewery, enjoying good food and time with friends. When will the next premier party be? How's this for precision: it will be between April and October of this year when the third season of Discovery begins. We'll just nail that down later.

There are several fun opportunities to do good in our community coming up in the next weeks. First, you can be a judge at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair on February 28th. Check it out at tcrsf.net. It's really fun, so join us! The other opportunity is the 15th Annual MarsCon Blood Drive on the next day - February 29th. Sign up for the time of your choice at redcrossblood.org, sponsor code MarsCon, or contact First Officer Jane at .

I hope to see you all at the February meeting.

Captain Mary

 

Order Your 2020 USS Nokomis Photo Calendar Now!

The 2020 USS Nokomis Photo Calendar Is Here and Ready to Order!

As in previous years, contact Jane Dusek with your mailing address and the number of calendars your would like to order. If you have her personal e-mail or cell number, feel free to e-mail her or text her with your information, and she will send your confirmation info to you. Otherwise, contact Jane through the First Officer email here on the website.

Alternately, if you want to pick-up your calendar at your local Walmart, let Jane know which one you want to go to for pick-up.

The prices have gone up, unfortunately, but the calendar is still on sale at Walmart. The price is now 12.95 (up $3 from before) and cost of shipping to your home is now $4.

So total order costs per calendar right now are coming in at about $18.25-18.50 including shipping to your home, and sales tax.

Order SOON to get the best prices!!!

Enjoy, and have a great 2020!

Captain’s Log – January 2020

Wow, we've reached the Roaring 20s, and what a year this is going to be for Star Trek! It will be the first time in history that four different Trek properties are in production at the same time. I wonder what Gene Roddenberry would have said if someone had suggested such a thing in 1966. We will be sharing the premier of one of these shows - Star Trek: Picard - on January 23rd and I hope everyone can join us (more information later in this newsletter). Once we find out the premier dates of Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 and Star Trek: Lower Decks we may be scheduling joint screenings, too. And of course Short Treks have been really entertaining!

Now that we've started the year, we have a critical issue to discuss and decide. We need to verify that we'll have participants for CONvergence 2020 in August and will be able to host a party room this year. We will have a meeting on January 11th before the membership meeting and hope to see many of you there. The membership meeting is only a mile away, so we'll meet at our home and adjourn in time to get to the meeting location. Even if you're not sure about your plans in August, please come and give your input. Everyone is welcome.

Speaking of conventions, we have MarsCon 2020 coming up at the end of February. For this convention we will not be hosting a party room. This is due to a lack of volunteers to help create and set up the room. I'm hoping that everybody is saving up their energy for CONvergence! We will, of course, be hosting our annual American Red Cross blood drive, so we'll have a presence at the con. Because we're not hosting a room, we're free to participate in the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair, which is a great event!

I hope to see everyone at the January membership meeting on the 11th. See you around the galaxy!

Mary

35th Anniversary Party was a Great Time!

Thanks to everyone that worked to put on a great event on December 7th. It was one of our best parties ever, with great attendance, excellent food, fun dancing, lots of great games and door prizes, plus visiting and being together. Thanks to Pam, Roxanne, Lynne, Emma, Jane and Phill for great planning and lots of work.

We brought out the big props and they were a great hit. Many, many pictures of folks in the transporter and the captain's chair made it to social media, along with the bridge console. Thanks to Jack, Bob, Nick, Harrison and drivers Scott and Jim for making this a reality for us.

The costume contest was really fun and we had a great group of participants, with categories including Most Screen Accurate, Best Homemade, Most Unique and Judge's Choice. Judge Extraordinaire Chad did a wonderful job and made it fun for all!

Finally, thanks to Joann, Grover, and everyone else that pitched in at the party. I'm always so proud of our group when we put together such a fun time. We are really lucky to have been going strong for so many years!

Mary

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!