Greetings from the Regional Coordinator!
Welcome to Region Two of STARFLEET International - home of the 2006 Chapter of the Year and 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2014 Commanding Officer of the Year.
Region Two covers the south eastern corner of the United States; from the banks of the Mississippi to the Florida Everglades to the hot deep south of Alabama to the cool breezes on the Georgia coast bringing together the best of Trek fans to be found anywhere.
Chapters in Region Two are all vital clubs active in their communities, publishing some of the best newsletters and websites and are always getting together for conventions, cookouts, summit, and any other reason for a good party.
Take a look around our website and get to know us. I think you see why we call ourselves:
Region Two - Second to NONE!
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I'd love to hear from somebody... ANYBODY... who has the Star Trek "Ships of the Line" wall calendar ACTUALLY DISPLAYED ON A WALL. Pics or it didn't happen.
From Eric L. Watts:I'd love to hear from somebody... ANYBODY... who has the Star Trek "Ships of the Line" wall calendar ACTUALLY DISPLAYED ON A WALL. Pics or it didn't happen.
Hayden SegelThe "Old Girl" about to be restored to her former glory
Major General Oliver Savander SR RRO R2 Region 2 Flag Officer of the Year, 2011 *** FOR WIDEST POSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION *** To my fellow members of STARFLEET: I would like to periodically provide updates to the membership from Communications. This will be my first report to you as Chief of Communications. We're going to need some time to get settled in, but once we get up to speed, I intend to make this a regular report, either bi-weekly or monthly. It's my hope that more communication will help. ---> If you're looking only for an update on the CQ, skip to the bottom. <--- Before I discuss the future, I'd like to first address the past. Thank you to Liz Woolf for her hard work and dedication to Communications. She's a mentor to me as I had come into the Vice-Chief role with no 'Fleet-level experience and she exercised a lot of patience as I learned the ropes. I'm pleased to announce that in addition to being on hand as an advisor, she will be joining the Editing Team under Mary Kane, and remaining on the Listmods Team for our department. I greatly appreciate her willingness to stick around for STARFLEET Communications. A little bit about myself for those who don't know me. I was an "associate" member of the USS Tikopai in the mid-90s. I didn't formally join STARFLEET until 2008 as an unassigned member of Region 4, before I was tapped as the executive officer of USS Indomitable in Region 5 (correy chapter). In 2011, I formed USS Gygax in Region 4 and am proud to continue to serve as her commanding officer. I've helped produce a few newsletters for our chapter, and assisted in the production of the regional newsletter (Subspace Communicator). In 2014, Liz hired me on as her Vice-Chief, and I lended a hand on producing CQ178 and CQ179. In my professional life, my primary occupation is as a Technical Trainer for a Fortune 500 company. In magazine production, I spent a few years as a freelance writer for a handful of magazines, and I ran a sports-based online magazine for three years as Managing Editor. I've grown used to working in magazine organizations and I hope to bring that structure to the CQ production team. To help me, I have appointed a new Vice-Chief: Fleet Admiral Dave Blaser. Dave has years of experience in producing newsletters (including the CQ), and we see eye-to-eye on how to devise policy and execute plans. Coupled with his EC experience, I will be relying on him as I navigate my service on the Committee. His role will function mostly as the Managing Editor of the CQ. I have also appointed Vice Admiral Tammy Willcox to the newly-created position of Associate Vice-Chief. She will be Dave's primary assistant. Tammy has extensive experience in newsletter editing and production. Her role will operate closer to an Executive Editor. The three of us will make up the leadership team for Communications, and they are both copied on all correspondence with me in case they are needed to step up. Moving forward, I intend to foster a continuity of production, so that it would take a catastrophic failure to prevent Communications from progressing. Admiral Mary Kane will continue as the Supervising Copy Editor, with her stalwart team of editors continuing to give us their best. Lieutenant General Bran Stimpson has volunteered to be our Production Manager; he will help us in physically visiting the printer, ensuring that the proofs look right, and communicating all necessary changes on our behalf. Last but not least, I am appointing General Aaron Murphy as our Graphics Director. He will be producing graphics as well as approving any graphics submitted to us from outside our staff. If you are interested in lending a hand, please email me at the address in my signature. *So, where's my CQ?* CQ Current Status: - CQ180 (Q3 2014) is 70% completed and should be digitally available no later than February 5th. - CQ181 (Q4 2014) is already being laid out, and should be available before the end of the quarter. - CQ182 (Q1 2015): We are accepting articles for CQ182 (Q1 2015) at this time, so please send them to CQ@.... The deadline is 15 February 2015. We have also updated the CQ Submission Guideline information at the website: http://www.sfi.org/cq-guidelines/ Print CQ Update: - CQ177 (Q4 2013): The required alterations have been completed and should begin printing on Monday. - CQ178 (Q1 2014): Due to the loss of the original publication file, CQ178 will be recreated from scratch using the online/web version as a guide and then sending it off for printing. We feel that should not take very long since it's just redoing the work we did before. - CQ179 (Q2 2014): Last report is that it is with the printer, so there may be a possibility that 179 may arrive prior to 177 and 178 in the mailboxes of our Print Members. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions, please don't hesitate to email us at comms@.... Dave, Tammy, or I will respond to you as soon as we can. In the coming days, weeks, and months, we'll be producing more updates on our department. It is our highest goal to make sure that we're on time with our production before IC2015 begins. Thank you! -- Ahead full speed, CDRE Michael D. Garcia Chief of STARFLEET Communications comms@... -- http://cq.sfi.org _______________________________________________ Rro-l mailing list Rro-l@... http://lists.sfi.org/listinfo.cgi/rro-l-sfi.org
From Oliver Savander:Major General Oliver Savander SR RRO R2 Region 2 Flag Officer of the Year, 2011 *** FOR WIDEST POSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION *** To my fellow members of STARFLEET: I would like to periodically provide updates to the membership from Communications. This will be my first report to you as Chief of Communications. We're going to need some time to get settled in, but once we get up to speed, I intend to make this a regular report, either bi-weekly or monthly. It's my hope that more communication will help. ---> If you're looking only for an update on the CQ, skip to the bottom.
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