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  • #12324

    CAPT Hooper
    Participant

    Hello Everyone. Please feel free to use this thread to introduce yourself to the fleet.

    I’ll begin:

    My name is Hooper, and that is usually the point where most people get confused. I’m a mononymous individual, meaning I only have one name. This isn’t a screen name or a nickname, my full legal name is simply Hooper.

    Now that that is out of the way, I’ve been an avid Trekkie since about 12 years old when I began watching TNG. I joined SFI in 2009 and captained the USS Constellation before passing the helm on and relocating to the USS Odin, where I now reside as the Chief Operations Officer onboard. Outside Trek fandom, I enjoy skydiving and help put on an annual anime and gaming convention in my home state of Kentucky.

  • #12329

    compops
    Keymaster

    I was once a little green lump of clay!

  • #12364

    SOSparky
    Participant

    Greetings, one and all!

    I am Lieutenant John Bevan.  I have been interested in Star Trek and science fiction in general since 1978 with the three franchises I have followed most closely over the years being Star Trek, Star Wars, and Doctor Who.  In 1988, I founded an independent Doctor Who fan club and we gathered one Saturday each month to watch the latest episodes.  This continued for a few years until I moved out of state.

    During my time away from home (a period of over a decade), I was invited to attend meetings and asked to join the Imperial Klingon Forces, specifically a ship in Las Vegas (NV) called the Kahless Ro.  However, at the time, I was not so keen on being around those dressed up in costumes, so I always declined even to attend the meetings.

    Eventually I returned to my hometown and chanced to meet the CO and XO of the USS Dark Phoenix (Ralph and Sunnie Planthold, respectively) through a business networking group.  They invited me to attend their ship meetings and this time I accepted the offer.  I attended three monthly meetings before turning in my application for membership in January 2015.

    Right away, I started blazing through the Academy, conquering over 100 courses–including OTS, OCC, and FOS-101–in a period of about three weeks and earning nearly every Bridge Officer Certification available.  By the the next monthly meeting, I had earned the privilege to be commissioned as an Ensign and be promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade).  I also then took on the roles of Second Officer, Chief Engineer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Science Officer, and Chief of Operations.  I also assumed the duties of Morale Officer, Social Event Planner, and Newsletter Editor.  Succeeding in these roles led to my quick promotion to Lieutenant at the Region 12 Summit in April.

    When I joined the ship in January, we were one of the smallest in the Region at only ten souls (including me) and, as such, were just barely staying in deployed condition.  However, only about a year later, we are now the second largest ship in the Region at 34 souls.  This has been because of renewed energy, greater attention toward recruitment and retention, refocusing our purpose, listening to the will of the crew as far as what they wished to do as a group, and getting people involved in more than sitting around a restaurant table eating dinner.  It is the crew of the Dark Phoenix who deserve the credit for this growth.  I only drilled down to the problem and found what could be done to resolve the low morale and the hemorrhaging of members.  They were the ones who turned things around with their energy and devotion.

    Since I have taken over the newsletter, it has grown from being just the Monthly Status Report, a few pictures, and a short Second Officer’s Report to being virtually a magazine totalling nearly 50 pages with a multitude of articles written by our crewmembers on a  variety of topics.  In fact, as of January 2016, we are reformatting the newsletter into a 3-column magazine-style format.  We have made tremendous progress turning our monthly publication into something entertaining, communicative, and polished.

    Over the course of the last year, I have reassigned most of my “Chief” hats to others as we have had members wish to take those roles.  We currently have Chiefs in the Departments of Security, Sciences, Medical, and Engineering.  I remain as the Chief of Operations though most of my time is spent in the role of Second Officer.  Two weeks out of each month, I also am busy in the roles of Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for the newsletter.

    In addition to the duties I have aboard the ship, I also have taken on a few Region and Fleet roles.  First, I am the Chief of Staff for Region 12 MedCom under Brigadier General Steve Parmley.  Further, I am his Aide-de-Camp.  Second, I am a member of Admiral James Herring’s Region 12 Logistic Support Unit.  Third, I have recently been seated as the Assistant Director of the Flag Officer School in Starfleet Academy under Rear Admiral Paul Dyl.

    My first year of membership has been quite fun and has definitely kept me busy but my enthusiasm for the organization continues and I enjoy all that I do.  I look forward to what this coming year has in store.

    LCDR Sparky
    Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Phoenix Rising, USS Dark Phoenix
    Team Leader, SOU-666 Dark Devils, Starfleet Special Operations
    Second Officer & Chief of Operations, USS Dark Phoenix
    Webmaster, www.ussdarkphoenix.org
    Member, Region 12 Logistics Support Unit
    Chief of Staff, Region 12 MedCom

  • #12668

    Rahadyan631
    Participant

    I’m Fleet Captain Rahadyan Sastrowardoyo, Chief Medical Officer and Acting XO, USS Malverne NCC-2205, based in Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
    I returned after a hiatus to succeed (though no one could ever replace) Paul Greene, who sadly died of cancer late last year.
    I initially joined SFI in 1987 and have been a primary member of the Ascension (the one in Brooklyn, not the current one), Arcturus, Tai Shan, Avenger, Accord, Shadowstar Station and now Malverne. I have been a member of the Malverne since 2003.

  • #13131

    CDR Quel
    Participant

    Greetings y’all!  I’m rrrrrreally happy to see the forums, and don’t want to be a wet blanket, but after my first post I noticed that, while posting to the forums is secure, all forum content is fully public.

    Just a cautionary note, give the number of trolls and prankers who seem to think its fun to abuse a good thing: maybe best to avoid using full legal names under this circumstance?  Maybe avoid including enough data that a stalker could use to trace you?

    When the forums first went “live” I had the impression that they would be for SFI members only.  I can understand that making the forums public is a good promotional tool for STARFLEET, so I get why our posts are public.  But, again, maybe keep that in mind when posting???

    Regards

    CDR Quel of Alberni Deep Space Port

     

     

  • #13361

    Kirok
    Participant

    Hi! I am Kirok of L’Stok Lt Cdr (Retired) on the USS Tydirium of Region 11, home port Sydney, Australia. I have been an SFI member for way too long, starting in the USS Southern Cross (the original meeting chapter in Sydney), becoming a correspondence member of the USS Magellan in Canada, the USS Southern Cross (the current correspondence chapter) and finally the strong an active meeting chapter in Sydney, NSW.

    I have developed an broad interest in Star Trek fan productions, dabbling in audio drama and fan fiction publishing, publishing many newsletters and fanzines and producing and performing in a few audio dramas. Over the past few years I have the USS Tydirium to thank for getting me obsessed with costuming and cosplay and I look forward to making the 50th anniversary year something to remember!

    I take great pride in keeping myself fit, I am the current admin on the Fleet Fitness Facebook page and I fence epee in the veteran’s division. I am fascinated in how science and technology is affecting our lives, mostly for the better, and am the Regional Science contact for R11, posting irregular ‘Sci Intel’ posts on the Region 11 Facebook page and the region’s mailing list.

    I look forward to using this forum as a ‘sand pit’ for testing out drafts of fan-related material and interacting with others in Starfleet International with the hope that together, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”

    In service to the Fleet
    K

  • #13478

    sodakcelt
    Participant

    Cpt. Dean of the USS Scorpius NCC-63542 in region six out of Rapid City and Box Elder South Dakota. We are looking at a number of ideas to help with retention and recruitment. One of the ideas is to use Challenge coins to identify us as well as our T-Shirts, uniforms and Flyers. The big issue with this is finding out how we can find or use Starfleet emblems and/or seals on the back of a challenge coin. The front will have the ships seal that the Crew has designed.

  • #13520

    Dustin
    Participant

    Greetings,

    I am LTJG Erickson serving aboard the USS Wisconsin NCC-74915. Joined STARFLEET in June 2016. I have been a fan of the Star Trek Franchise since 1991. Call me a trekkie or trekker, it doesnt matter. I love everything to do with Trek and enjoy learning every aspect of the franchise. I actually found this organization by accident and I’m grateful I did. In the short time since joining, i have learned so much about STARFLEET and I will continue to learn more and to be a lifelong member. Outside of my fandom of Trek, I enjoy collecting action figures, plastic model building, the outdoors, music, classic cars and the smell of high octane racing fuel.

  • #13566

    demondan13
    Participant

    I’m Dan.  A true “joie de vivre” Louisianian who joined SFI a month ago due to interest in starting a local chapter, which works in accordance with a local podcast I do.  Fan of the series off and on since childhood, but really saw the ramp up in the mid-2000s.  Other than the podcast, I’m a newspaper editor, writer, and general all-around weirdo.

  • #13576

    AmandaRose
    Participant

    Hello! I recently posted in the Transporter Room, but I’ll post here too. I’m Amanda (no rank, since I don’t belong to a chapter). My husband and I just joined Starfleet recently. We live in Maryland, about halfway between Baltimore and D.C. Local chapters don’t seem to be very active, but if you live nearby, we’d love to meet some other Trek fans and hang out. I’m 29, so I grew up in the TNG/DS9/Enterprise era, but I never actually watched Star Trek until about 5 years ago when I started dating my husband. Now it’s something he and I share! My favorite series are TOS and DS9. I’m most fascinated by Vulcan, Bajoran, and Trill cultures. Non-Trek interests of mine include reading about British and European royalty/nobility and collecting antique photographs.

  • #13589

    Chris2016
    Participant

    Mr. Bevan, I read your article in the last CQ.  Would you mind emailing me?  I’d like to talk about getting those Polos.  My email is ravenw82 @yahoo .com.  Thank you.

    To introduce myself:

    My name is Chris, I’ve been a member since July.  I’m excited to be learning as much as I can from STARFLEET Academy.  I hope to meet many of you going forward!

  • #13592

    Ghostkill7
    Participant

    Hello my name is andrew frinds call me ghost im from dallas texas im new to all this so any help or advice would be more than appreciated i grew up watching star trek and now have decided to be a member of starfleet

  • #13604

    Chris2016
    Participant

    Welcome, Ghost. I am part of region 3, which includes Texas and Louisiana.  I believe there is a chapter in Dallas, if you go to region3.org, we have a map of where the chapters are.

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  • #12324

    CAPT Hooper
    Participant

    Hello Everyone. Please feel free to use this thread to introduce yourself to the fleet.

    I’ll begin:

    My name is Hooper, and that is usually the point where most people get confused. I’m a mononymous individual, meaning I only have one name. This isn’t a screen name or a nickname, my full legal name is simply Hooper.

    Now that that is out of the way, I’ve been an avid Trekkie since about 12 years old when I began watching TNG. I joined SFI in 2009 and captained the USS Constellation before passing the helm on and relocating to the USS Odin, where I now reside as the Chief Operations Officer onboard. Outside Trek fandom, I enjoy skydiving and help put on an annual anime and gaming convention in my home state of Kentucky.

  • #12329

    compops
    Keymaster

    I was once a little green lump of clay!

  • #12364

    SOSparky
    Participant

    Greetings, one and all!

    I am Lieutenant John Bevan.  I have been interested in Star Trek and science fiction in general since 1978 with the three franchises I have followed most closely over the years being Star Trek, Star Wars, and Doctor Who.  In 1988, I founded an independent Doctor Who fan club and we gathered one Saturday each month to watch the latest episodes.  This continued for a few years until I moved out of state.

    During my time away from home (a period of over a decade), I was invited to attend meetings and asked to join the Imperial Klingon Forces, specifically a ship in Las Vegas (NV) called the Kahless Ro.  However, at the time, I was not so keen on being around those dressed up in costumes, so I always declined even to attend the meetings.

    Eventually I returned to my hometown and chanced to meet the CO and XO of the USS Dark Phoenix (Ralph and Sunnie Planthold, respectively) through a business networking group.  They invited me to attend their ship meetings and this time I accepted the offer.  I attended three monthly meetings before turning in my application for membership in January 2015.

    Right away, I started blazing through the Academy, conquering over 100 courses–including OTS, OCC, and FOS-101–in a period of about three weeks and earning nearly every Bridge Officer Certification available.  By the the next monthly meeting, I had earned the privilege to be commissioned as an Ensign and be promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade).  I also then took on the roles of Second Officer, Chief Engineer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Science Officer, and Chief of Operations.  I also assumed the duties of Morale Officer, Social Event Planner, and Newsletter Editor.  Succeeding in these roles led to my quick promotion to Lieutenant at the Region 12 Summit in April.

    When I joined the ship in January, we were one of the smallest in the Region at only ten souls (including me) and, as such, were just barely staying in deployed condition.  However, only about a year later, we are now the second largest ship in the Region at 34 souls.  This has been because of renewed energy, greater attention toward recruitment and retention, refocusing our purpose, listening to the will of the crew as far as what they wished to do as a group, and getting people involved in more than sitting around a restaurant table eating dinner.  It is the crew of the Dark Phoenix who deserve the credit for this growth.  I only drilled down to the problem and found what could be done to resolve the low morale and the hemorrhaging of members.  They were the ones who turned things around with their energy and devotion.

    Since I have taken over the newsletter, it has grown from being just the Monthly Status Report, a few pictures, and a short Second Officer’s Report to being virtually a magazine totalling nearly 50 pages with a multitude of articles written by our crewmembers on a  variety of topics.  In fact, as of January 2016, we are reformatting the newsletter into a 3-column magazine-style format.  We have made tremendous progress turning our monthly publication into something entertaining, communicative, and polished.

    Over the course of the last year, I have reassigned most of my “Chief” hats to others as we have had members wish to take those roles.  We currently have Chiefs in the Departments of Security, Sciences, Medical, and Engineering.  I remain as the Chief of Operations though most of my time is spent in the role of Second Officer.  Two weeks out of each month, I also am busy in the roles of Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for the newsletter.

    In addition to the duties I have aboard the ship, I also have taken on a few Region and Fleet roles.  First, I am the Chief of Staff for Region 12 MedCom under Brigadier General Steve Parmley.  Further, I am his Aide-de-Camp.  Second, I am a member of Admiral James Herring’s Region 12 Logistic Support Unit.  Third, I have recently been seated as the Assistant Director of the Flag Officer School in Starfleet Academy under Rear Admiral Paul Dyl.

    My first year of membership has been quite fun and has definitely kept me busy but my enthusiasm for the organization continues and I enjoy all that I do.  I look forward to what this coming year has in store.

    LCDR Sparky
    Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Phoenix Rising, USS Dark Phoenix
    Team Leader, SOU-666 Dark Devils, Starfleet Special Operations
    Second Officer & Chief of Operations, USS Dark Phoenix
    Webmaster, www.ussdarkphoenix.org
    Member, Region 12 Logistics Support Unit
    Chief of Staff, Region 12 MedCom

  • #12668

    Rahadyan631
    Participant

    I’m Fleet Captain Rahadyan Sastrowardoyo, Chief Medical Officer and Acting XO, USS Malverne NCC-2205, based in Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
    I returned after a hiatus to succeed (though no one could ever replace) Paul Greene, who sadly died of cancer late last year.
    I initially joined SFI in 1987 and have been a primary member of the Ascension (the one in Brooklyn, not the current one), Arcturus, Tai Shan, Avenger, Accord, Shadowstar Station and now Malverne. I have been a member of the Malverne since 2003.

  • #13131

    CDR Quel
    Participant

    Greetings y’all!  I’m rrrrrreally happy to see the forums, and don’t want to be a wet blanket, but after my first post I noticed that, while posting to the forums is secure, all forum content is fully public.

    Just a cautionary note, give the number of trolls and prankers who seem to think its fun to abuse a good thing: maybe best to avoid using full legal names under this circumstance?  Maybe avoid including enough data that a stalker could use to trace you?

    When the forums first went “live” I had the impression that they would be for SFI members only.  I can understand that making the forums public is a good promotional tool for STARFLEET, so I get why our posts are public.  But, again, maybe keep that in mind when posting???

    Regards

    CDR Quel of Alberni Deep Space Port

     

     

  • #13361

    Kirok
    Participant

    Hi! I am Kirok of L’Stok Lt Cdr (Retired) on the USS Tydirium of Region 11, home port Sydney, Australia. I have been an SFI member for way too long, starting in the USS Southern Cross (the original meeting chapter in Sydney), becoming a correspondence member of the USS Magellan in Canada, the USS Southern Cross (the current correspondence chapter) and finally the strong an active meeting chapter in Sydney, NSW.

    I have developed an broad interest in Star Trek fan productions, dabbling in audio drama and fan fiction publishing, publishing many newsletters and fanzines and producing and performing in a few audio dramas. Over the past few years I have the USS Tydirium to thank for getting me obsessed with costuming and cosplay and I look forward to making the 50th anniversary year something to remember!

    I take great pride in keeping myself fit, I am the current admin on the Fleet Fitness Facebook page and I fence epee in the veteran’s division. I am fascinated in how science and technology is affecting our lives, mostly for the better, and am the Regional Science contact for R11, posting irregular ‘Sci Intel’ posts on the Region 11 Facebook page and the region’s mailing list.

    I look forward to using this forum as a ‘sand pit’ for testing out drafts of fan-related material and interacting with others in Starfleet International with the hope that together, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”

    In service to the Fleet
    K

  • #13478

    sodakcelt
    Participant

    Cpt. Dean of the USS Scorpius NCC-63542 in region six out of Rapid City and Box Elder South Dakota. We are looking at a number of ideas to help with retention and recruitment. One of the ideas is to use Challenge coins to identify us as well as our T-Shirts, uniforms and Flyers. The big issue with this is finding out how we can find or use Starfleet emblems and/or seals on the back of a challenge coin. The front will have the ships seal that the Crew has designed.

  • #13520

    Dustin
    Participant

    Greetings,

    I am LTJG Erickson serving aboard the USS Wisconsin NCC-74915. Joined STARFLEET in June 2016. I have been a fan of the Star Trek Franchise since 1991. Call me a trekkie or trekker, it doesnt matter. I love everything to do with Trek and enjoy learning every aspect of the franchise. I actually found this organization by accident and I’m grateful I did. In the short time since joining, i have learned so much about STARFLEET and I will continue to learn more and to be a lifelong member. Outside of my fandom of Trek, I enjoy collecting action figures, plastic model building, the outdoors, music, classic cars and the smell of high octane racing fuel.

  • #13566

    demondan13
    Participant

    I’m Dan.  A true “joie de vivre” Louisianian who joined SFI a month ago due to interest in starting a local chapter, which works in accordance with a local podcast I do.  Fan of the series off and on since childhood, but really saw the ramp up in the mid-2000s.  Other than the podcast, I’m a newspaper editor, writer, and general all-around weirdo.

  • #13576

    AmandaRose
    Participant

    Hello! I recently posted in the Transporter Room, but I’ll post here too. I’m Amanda (no rank, since I don’t belong to a chapter). My husband and I just joined Starfleet recently. We live in Maryland, about halfway between Baltimore and D.C. Local chapters don’t seem to be very active, but if you live nearby, we’d love to meet some other Trek fans and hang out. I’m 29, so I grew up in the TNG/DS9/Enterprise era, but I never actually watched Star Trek until about 5 years ago when I started dating my husband. Now it’s something he and I share! My favorite series are TOS and DS9. I’m most fascinated by Vulcan, Bajoran, and Trill cultures. Non-Trek interests of mine include reading about British and European royalty/nobility and collecting antique photographs.

  • #13589

    Chris2016
    Participant

    Mr. Bevan, I read your article in the last CQ.  Would you mind emailing me?  I’d like to talk about getting those Polos.  My email is ravenw82 @yahoo .com.  Thank you.

    To introduce myself:

    My name is Chris, I’ve been a member since July.  I’m excited to be learning as much as I can from STARFLEET Academy.  I hope to meet many of you going forward!

  • #13592

    Ghostkill7
    Participant

    Hello my name is andrew frinds call me ghost im from dallas texas im new to all this so any help or advice would be more than appreciated i grew up watching star trek and now have decided to be a member of starfleet

  • #13604

    Chris2016
    Participant

    Welcome, Ghost. I am part of region 3, which includes Texas and Louisiana.  I believe there is a chapter in Dallas, if you go to region3.org, we have a map of where the chapters are.

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