August 29th Movie Night is Approaching and Payment is Due NOW!

Note: The original due date for payment was August 1st. Due to Mary's vacation timing, you can pay up until the 15th. Get your payment to Dawn right away!

Remember to register for the yearly evening under the stars! The event will take place on August 29th at the Mermaid Star Drive-In Theater (in Mary and Jack's backyard). It is very important that we have a good head count before we buy the food, so we can minimize the cost and maximize the yumminess of the meal!

The lovely evening features entertainment from your favorite Science Fiction franchise, a wonderful buffet dinner and stunning atmosphere provided by Planet Earth. No other details will be provided, but rest assured that it will be fun and yummy. The cost is $12, payable to Dawn by August 1st. All you have to bring is a chair and a beverage.

The event will take place rain or shine. Over the years we've had a few close calls, but only had to go inside once. We will hope for great weather again.

USS Nokomis and Summit join forces to launch a beer!

Calling Nona, Korob, Sylvia, Kirk, Losira, Bela Oxmyx, Elaan, and all other characters we know.....

We are helping Summit Brewing Company with the launch of their new Star Trek themed beer. Please come to the event on August 1st at 910 Montreal Circle in St. Paul. We will be there setting up our props early and the party starts at 5pm. See the Summit event description below. How fun it that? Let's all show up and show them how we do it.

We have also been asked to participate in the release party at Muddy Waters on August 5th. We will show up at 5pm and populate the place with characters. There is no formal program here, but we'll have a beer and some fun.

Join us for a very special event as we celebrate the release of our newest beer, Unchained 19: Make It So, an Extra Special Bitter infused with Earl Grey Tea. Crafted by brewer Nick Hempfer, Make It So is a tribute to one of Nick's other favorite things, Star Trek: The Next Generation. See this Summit Blog post for more information on the beer, ingredients and inspiration:
http://www.summitbrewing.com/blog/summit-unchained-19-make-it-so

The party is going down at the Summit Beer Hall & Patio on Saturday, August 1. Be one of the first beer lovers to try this unique beer, dress up to compete in a Star Trek themed costume contest and interact with life-sized Star Trek props from local fan club USS Nokomis. Plus, sci-fi spinning by DJ Nemo. Our friends from TeaSource - the source of our Earl Grey Tea - will also be tea sampling and demonstrations.

[Unchained 19: Make It So will be available at bar/restaurants and in stores beginning the week of August 6.]

Summit Brewing Company's photo.

 

Captain’s Log – July 2015

Greetings, crew!

I hope you're all enjoying the lovely summer we've seen so far. A little rain here and there never hurt anyone, and has given us a green landscape that I am enjoying! We have several fun activities set up for the summer, so don't miss out. Check your newsletter and also check back on the website for updates and changes.

We had a very nice time at Kline's for the anniversary picnic. Good food, good friends and a beautiful day all contributed to a good event. Thanks to Pam and Jim for hosting! Our next picnic in on July 19th (more information in the newsletters and on the website) and is for all ships, so make sure you are inviting your friends from the other groups around town. We hope to see you there.

Before that, though, was CONvergence. We had a Horta Cave this year (along with the transporter, the bridge station and the bar) and we welcomed everyone to come and populate it. We also had a blood drive on Saturday.

During the summer, please think about activities and events for next year's calendar. We will discuss all suggestions and form the calendar at the September governing board meeting, so get your ideas to the Board before then. We often hear from people who would like to see a particular event or charitable activity, but who haven't submitted it. It is easy to submit an idea - just send an email to a board member - and then you're sure that it will be considered. This is your club, so help us to come up with fun ideas. Here's one teaser - the January Dance is unlikely to take place this year at its normal location and we need a new one. Any ideas?

See you around the galaxy!

Mary

Captain’s Log – June 2015

Greetings!

It's summer at last! After many years watching our two seniors grow and change, they are graduating from high school in two weeks. It's hard to believe. We are so proud of them and of all the USS Nokomis second generation. Congratulations, Shannon and Harrison!

Although it's been said several times in this newsletter already, I will reiterate that the June meeting IS IN MAY! Please don't miss the Anniversary Picnic, celebrating our 31st anniversary, at the Klines' on May 30th. We don't have another meeting until September, so this one is important so you're up to date on the summer plans.

Speaking of summer plans, check the website periodically throughout the summer for updates. There will be a newsletter, but with our new format you can check at any time for fresh news. The goal is to allow you to stay up to date at all times and we're working hard to make sure it's updated. I have heard nothing but compliments about the format and how easy it is to use, so use it!

See you around the galaxy!

Mary

Feed My Starving Children on July 22nd

We have six openings left out of our 15, so please plan to join us as we pack food for the world's starving children on July 22nd from 6pm to 7:30pm. This time we're packing at the Eagan facility at 990 Lone Oak Road. After we're done with the fun, which is always over way too fast, we'll go to dinner at a nearby restaurant. We'll also find out where the fruits of our labor will go to help this time. Will it be Malawi like last time? Haiti? Somewhere else where it's needed?

If you haven't joined us yet, you should try it. It's easy work in a fun atmosphere. There are a few jobs for sitters, a few for standers and a few for haulers. All jobs allow (encourage?) singing and dancing, but it's not mandatory. Go to www.fmsc.org and join the USS Nokomis group or let me know and I'll sign you up!

If you can't make it, you can help out another way: monetary donations are gratefully accepted for the purchase of food, batteries, upkeep and other expenses to keep the doors open for this great organization. We'd be happy to drop off a donation if you bring it to the June meeting.

Mary

 

 

Marvelous Magical Mystery Movie Night

Remember to register for the yearly evening under the stars! The event will take place on August 29th at the Mermaid Star Drive-In Theater (in Mary and Jack's backyard). It is very important that we have a good head count before we buy the food, so we can minimize the cost and maximize the yumminess of the meal!

The lovely evening features entertainment from your favorite Science Fiction franchise, a wonderful buffet dinner and stunning atmosphere provided by Planet Earth. No other details will be provided, but rest assured that it will be fun and yummy. The cost is $12, payable to Dawn by August 1st. All you have to bring is a chair and a beverage.

The event will take place rain or shine. Over the years we've had a few close calls, but only had to go inside once. We will hope for great weather again.

Mary

First-ever USS Nokomis Garden Party

The team that has brought us years of fabulous Valentine Dinners has announced a new event. The USS Nokomis Garden Party will take place on July 17th, hosted by Emma, Shannon and Harrison. As you know, they have created amazing and impressive dinners over the years for the winter event, and they will be doing the same in the summer. Space is limited, so sign up at the meeting on May 30th or contact Mary to sign up. If there are more people interested than can be accommodated, a drawing will take place as we've had for several of the Valentine Dinners.

We can't wait to see what they come up with during the summer, with its different foods and ambience!

CONvergence 2015 is Coming!

CONvergence will take place for the 17th time from July 2nd to July 5th. We have decided to do a new and unusual room this year. Our theme will be The Naked Time, based on the episode of that name. If you don't recall it, give it a watch and remember the icy walls of the space station on Psi 2000, the painted graffiti on the Enterprise walls, a sword, some tears and a dance in the bowling alley (well, actually, that never took place). How about Kevin Riley's lovely and overused rendition of I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen? Yes, these things and more will lend themselves well to our theme.

As always, we need your help. This room will not utilize the curvy beams or large walls, but it will take several hours of set-up and take-down. Please plan to help if you can on July 2nd at noon at the DoubleTree in Bloomington, and again at closing time (9am or 10am TBD) on Sunday, July 5th. We also need folks to populate the room on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, so let me know when you'd like to be there. Please know that a few "regulars" will not be there this year, so please make an extra effort to be on hand. We will start signing up at the May meeting.

Costumes for this room are as usual - Classic Trek - and you may also have some fun ideas based on the episode. However, if you don't have a costume, come anyway. It's all about the fun.

Mary