A complaint was lodged about the way the Klingon Culture pane was conducted. An Audience member approached O'dwinn (Kevin) and remarked that the panel (Which was mostly a Q & A) was more about fan activities and not about the Klingon Culture as seen on the show. The ship needs to do more cultural events and bring more "Klingon" into the convention appearances we do. More discussion and planning of such events will be taking place in the months to come. All ship's members, wishing to research cultural events as seen on the show, or who wishes to devise something mentioned but not actually shown tot he viewing audience, are welcomed to do so. We will be doing a LOT more work on this in the months to come!
During the Star Trek vs. Star Wars vs. Firefly panel, a young Anime fan, who was asked by the panelists why he and his friends didn't jump into the older science fiction franchises, remarked that he didn't know where to start--there was so much information to digest, where does one begin? Approved by the members present was the idea of hosting late evening panels at future conventions for which we volunteer to introduce this younger crowd to Star Trek and its universe. Such panels would last two hours or more and/or one or more episodes, witht he ship's members answering the audience members' questions, talking Trek, etc. Also approved was the ship's dedication plaque for the website currently under construction. Those present liked the Klingon design from another ship's website, over the modified Federation plaque.
It was suggested that meeting agenda topics be published on the ship's listserve BEFORE the pending meeting date. This is to give those members who cannot make it to an upcoming meeting the opportunity to comment on the topics to be discussed via email.
It was also suggested for our appearance at ConQuest 2012 that wh makeup Hanicap Parking "stickers" for walkers/scooters used by older/disabled members of the ship. This will allow those using such devises for mobility to park outside the consuite door (if the consuite is congested, making it difficult to manuever such devises inside), so such devises will not be removed without cause.
The planetarium visit at UNO will be held in March as the ship's first celebration of the Klingon Days of Honor. Tentive date we are targeting is March 24, a Saturaday. We will be doing more planning on this in th ecoming months.
Also approved by those present was the isea of setting up a date to do a Klingon Day at Krypton Comics since Free Comic Book Day fall on the same weekend as DemiCon. A date and time needs to be set up. More discussions will take place in the months ahead.
Members in the Omaha area should keep their ears open for the opportunity of doing a movie premier appearance, when Star Trek (XII) is released. More discussion will take place in the months ahead.
Of course, first and foremost, work on uniforms need to be scheduled so ws can get everyone properly geared up for future appearances. This is considered to be a priority for all ship' members.
Before the meeting adjourned, Deb Ketelsen expressed a desire to join the ship. She had frogotten how much fum such events could be, and the facr that we were actually following through on our plans excited her even more, However, being on disability, she couldn't guarantee that she would be able to afford to do everything, but would participate as she was able. She accepted the position of Ship's Counselor and also expressed her desire to remain Human in character.
One last item: Also approved was the idea of a quilt raffle for charity and/or ship's fund. My grandmother has lots of scrap material for the making of quilts. Also, the students of the Onawa Headstart program are in need of throw quilts that they can use to cover up with during nap time. My mother, Kalesta (Honey) occasionally volunteers at the Headstart. Quilt throws can be made and donated to the Headstart kids by ship's members or by members of the captain's family in honor of the ship.
The meeting was then adjourned.
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