MarsCon 2019

We hope to have a party room at the convention this year. If you are interested in helping, please plan to attend a short meeting after our January meeting to agree on the theme and define tasks. As always, many hands mean light work, so please help!

Feed My Starving Children on January 22nd

It's time again to do good! Our annual January trip to pack food at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids is on Tuesday, January 22nd. We'll pack from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, and it will be over too soon as always, and then we'll go to dinner somewhere nearby. The location is 401 93rd Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Go to to sign up today under the USS Nokomis group. As of this writing, there are spots open, so please sign up to help!


Captain’s Log – January 2019

Hi everybody,

Well, for 53 years we've put up with it now! Sorry, I had to quote the Grinch now that it's the 53rd year of Star Trek! I hope everyone had a nice holiday season and is ready for a whole new year. My favorite number is 19, so I'm expecting great things.

We have a whole bunch of important things to discuss at our January meeting, including two conventions and many other events. Importantly, keep in mind that the payment for the January Dance is due at the meeting, so if you can't attend you'll need to pay by PayPal or with a board member. We also have several other January events, so see the details in this newsletter or on the website.

That's it for now - short and sweet. See you around the galaxy!



The 2019 Nokomis Calendar is ready to order!


It's Here!

Order your 2019 USS Nokomis Calendar from Walmart by contacting Jane Dusek with your home mailing address (for home delivery); or with the location of your favorite local Walmart for pick up (we'll see if that can work this year).

You can reach Jane by PM on Facebook, or by email at

The cost is STILL $10.00. Your sales tax will be about 75-99¢, and home delivery is still $2.50-3.00. Both depend on your zip code.

The price is the annual sale price, so order soon!

Happy New Year!

Holiday Party is December 8th – Final Arrangements Are Being Made

Our annual Holiday Get-Together takes the place of our December meeting, (the 8th of December) just later in the day.

This year we'll have our holiday celebration at Moe's American Grill in Mounds View. The party starts at 5 pm with appetizers and cash bar, dinner a t 6 pm and a "Secret Sarek" (white elephant or gift less than $10, please) gift exchange after the meal.

  • 5:00 PM Cocktails and Appetizers
  • 6:00 PM Buffet Dinner
  • 6:30 Secret Sarek Gift Exchange

If you've bought and paid for your tickets, get ready for a fun time.

The payment was due by Nov. 28, 2018. We're making final commitments to the restaurant early this weekend.  Because of that we're not accepting any walk-ins or late registrations.

Questions, Comments, Needs? Use the Contact Form below.



Captain’s Yule Log – December 2018

Greetings and happy holidays, crew!

This weather sure can't decide what it wants to do, can it? First it was super warm, then really cold, and now as I write this we're unseasonably free of snow. Go figure. One things for sure: we'll end up with a winter one way or another. I hope everybody's getting a chance to enjoy it.

Speaking of holidays, don't forget to think about two upcoming events during these festive times. First, we have the St Patrick's Day Beer Tasting Party and Potluck on March 9th, and you can often find a good or unusual beer (or other beverage) during the holidays. Second, keep your eyes open for items for our Chuckwagon Social silent auction. There are deals everywhere and you can pick up items, plus re-gifting is a valuable strategy when going for an auction item to donate!

We are gearing up for MarsCon 2019. We don't have details yet, but we hope to have a room at the convention in addition to our annual MarsCon Blood Drive. If you have ideas, please bring them to the January meeting. We're particularly interested in low-impact projects that take fewer hands.

We really hope you can come to the holiday party on the 8th, so we're going to remind you lots of times during this newsletter! It should be a fun time, and we're very excited about being able to keep the cost to $19 for everyone, so see the details below and pay (online or to a board member) by the 28th.

See you around the galaxy!





Bell Museum Planetarium

We had a fine time at the planetarium after our November meeting. It was a good show and many of us said we'd love to go back for one of the others. Afterward, we headed over to Stout's for dinner and visiting. It was great, as always, and it's always fun to do new things together.

Mark Your January Calendars NOW!

We have our busiest January in years coming up, so make note and don't miss the fun!

On Saturday, January 12, we'll have our membership meeting at the Penn Lake Library in Bloomington. This one will be full of plans, so be there! Also, we'll have the January Governing Board meeting during the first week of January. If you plan to attend, ask a board member for details.

Thursday, January 17 has been announced as the premier of Star Trek: Discovery, season 2. We will be setting up an outing for the crew and details are in the works.

Saturday, January 19 is the January Dance at the Dan Patch American Legion in Savage. Great music, dancing, food and fun await and all friends and family are welcome to join us. For the first time ever, it's only $25 per person!  Deadline for tickets is January 12th.

Tuesday, January 22 is Feed My Starving Children packing at the Coon Rapids location. See to sign up under the USS Nokomis group.  Seated positions are also available.  After packing food, we will be visiting a nearby restaurant.

See, I told you it was a full month! See the website and newsletters for all of the details. Bring your friends!

Captain’s Log – November 2018

Hello Crew!

Welcome to the Holiday Season! We sure have some fun things planned in the next few months, and I hope you can join us. We've worked hard to get the word out quickly to help you with your planning.

First, join us for our fun-filled meeting day in November. In addition to our regular meeting, we'll have a yummy, fund-raising bake sale. Bring your appetite, your dollars, and your favorite recipe to sell. After the meeting we'll head over to the Bell Museum for a space-lover's dream - the new planetarium! You need to buy your own tickets for this show, and the website is: Of course, no meeting day is complete without a meal, so we'll cap our day with dinner together at the nearby Stout's Pub. Don't miss the fun!

The November meeting marks the end of our regular calendar year meetings, as we choose to take December off to have fun. We are thrilled to be able to offer a wonderful holiday party at Moe's this year. More information is in this newsletter.

After the holidays are over, we'll move to 2019 with a few fun activities in January. Find information in this newsletter for those, and make sure to sign up!

Speaking of signups, we're trying to get better at getting everything online. Those who sign up at the membership meetings will find their names transferred to the online signup sheet. This is a wonderful process, as it ensures that you get a reminder and all the details. We are surely moving to the digital age!

See you around the Galaxy!