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I want to wish all a happy thanksgiving and a happy 13th Birthday to my daughter Danielle who was born on
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Greetings and felicitations
November is the 11th month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of four months with the length of 30 days. November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar. November retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning "nine") when January and February were added to the Roman calendar.
Star Trek conventions:
Central Canada Comic Con
Winnipeg Convention Centre in
Rhode Island Comic Con Rhode
Island Convention Center in
Providence, Rhode Island
16-18 Creation Entertainment’s
Official Star Trek Convention
Westin St. Francis Hotel in San
17-18 Boston Super Megafest 2012
Sheraton Framingham Hotel in
23-26 Starbase Indy Indianapolis
Marriott East in Indianapolis,
Happenings in the Fleet:
Boo at the Zoo
Lt. Rose Compton
One of the major fund-raisers for our local zoo; Niabi, located in Coal Valley IL; is centered on Halloween. Several local businesses’ sponsor the event, with volunteers and donating candy to pass out to the trick or treating children who visit the zoo this particular weekend in costume. The proceeds from the weekend go to enriching the lives and living conditions of the animals residing there. These projects include a new elephant habitat, upgrading the wolf enclosure and up-dating the lion’s den.
This is the second year the USS Mighty Mississippi has been fortunate enough to participate. This is thanks to David Baker, the operations manager and our host KALA-FM radio, St. Ambrose University. We cooperate as well as ‘operate’ with several other Trek clubs in the area, some SFC and some SFI. We donate candy as well as volunteer our time, while we assist a community event. The truth is… WE just have a blast while we are there. WE HAVE FUN!!!
The days started out cold at 29 degrees, a nasty breeze and frost on the ground, but it warmed up to 50 by mid-afternoon. This year, Rose Compton and Les Pullman III worked the crowd on Saturday. Rose went dressed as a TNG Captain and Les dressed as Ernie from Sesame Street. Les was a big hit with the kids and most loved Ernie. He stole the show!! Sunday, Katie and Alex Haugen, dressed in Star Trek uniforms and braved the cold to treat the little ones. For Katie, Alex and Les, this was their first experience with ‘Boo at the Zoo’, and they report they all had FUN. Our candy totaled well over 8,000 pieces and we ran out!!! Gate totals this year, including adults hit well over 12,000 for the two day event.
gates opened, we set up,
shivered and stomped around in
an effort to keep warm. Notice
the frost on the grass in the
picture. It was COLD!
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FROM THE BRIDGE of the USS HALSEY NCC-2686-A
By VADM Mary Bischoff
Greetings and welcome to October! I apologize for the delay in getting this out this month but I was in and out of the hospital twice at the beginning of the month and things are just now settling down. There is nothing serious except I know now not to eat at a fast food restaurant that shall remain nameless as they added wheat to their hash browns, and that sent me to the ER in a nice case of anaphylactic shock. Then a few days later, I had an esophageal spasm that sent me back. It is just a LOT of fun.
The plane washing went well, Clans Walker and Bischoff getting cold and wet, but we recovered nicely with some lunch provided by the Museum. Since we are now a larger crew, it was requested that we might consider moving back to a larger plane or doing two planes. Please let me know your opinions on that and we’ll go from there!
In other ship news, Gloria Milhous is out of the hospital and is in rehab. She is doing much better and we hope she will be home soon.
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