With the fall rapidly approaching, and the temperatures dropping, The Narragansett is gearing up for her fall missions.
Fist and foremost: The USS. Narragansett will be at this year’s RHODE ISLAND COMICON! we will have an away team on site to show you some of the everyday gear that come standard issue when you are a Starfleet Officer, pose for photos, talk trek, and of course, give you you’re oppertunity to join the ranks of the galaxy’s finest and become a full fledged Starfleet Officer with STARFLEET SOL SECTOR COMMAND! So come on down to the Rhode Island convention center and Dunking donuts center on Nov. 2’nd-4’th and come meet our crew.
Second order of business:
We here at the Narragansett do a ton of in club activities!! We are a very active chapter, with continuous events, gatherings, and appearances. What do we do when we are not out there on away missions? Well, we do what any other Starfleet crew does, we explore the galaxy in our sovereign class starship of course, and we are going to give everyone a way to watch us boldly go. Within the next month we will be launching a YouTube channel for our ship. We will post videos of meetings, and events, and we will be streaming our missions onboard the Narragansett in STO (Star Trek Online) So you will be able to watch as we seek out new life and new civilizations. We will also, starting this month, have a new feature posted to the website. TRACK THE NARRAGANSETT. we will be posting our astrometric position updates directly to the page. This way you can track us as we travel the galaxy, along with current mission updates.
This in addition to us posting our duty logs so, you can see from the eyes of an officer serving on a federation ship.
Keep hailing frequencies open as we will be adding additional events and dates to our calendar as the fall season progresses.
The summer of 2018 was a hectic summer for us.
we were able to do several events this summer such as the Gaspee Days Festival in Warwick, and the Rhode Island Air Show in Quonset.
Each month contained our standard meeting, where updates to the zone, and fleets were discussed, as well as crew updates, and some birthday and social gatherings.
The meeting was called to order at 1515 at the EWG JSHS Library with Fleet Captain Knotts presiding.
He brought us up to speed on the happenings in SFI R15. The Regional Coordinator has resigned effective June 1st and nominations are open. So far the captain is aware of 3 people who have announced their candidacy, himself included. He is hopeful that the Region will consider our success and listen to his platform rather than the RC election becoming a popularity contest.
S3C is continuing to work on improving communication and reporting as well as developing their Academy.
Lieutenant Bender announced a contest to name the USS Narragansett newsletter. Please provide your entries within the next two weeks. There will be a prize for the successful entry.
Commander Taylor explained that there is a New Members Guide to the USS Narragansett and an associated Questionnaire and Exam on our website. All members are requested to complete the exam before the next meeting.
Captain Anzaldi told us about a new simulation tool he would like us to investigate. He will post a link later today.
A general discussion was had around upcoming events. Our next meeting will be held at the Fleet Captain’s quarters on May 26th, where we will complete the assembly of the Delta Shields and then have an away mission to recruit at the Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts festival.
We are also planning an away mission to the Air Show on June 9th.
Lieutenant Dreyfuss mentioned that the Foxwoods ComiCONN is June 30-July 1st. Altered Reality is looking for volunteers, and the Narragansett will also have a table at the show that will need to be staffed as well.
Chief Chapasko is also looking into the possibility of an away mission to do laser tag to prepare for upcoming missions.
we arrived at Cestus III on time to beguin our negotiations to have a federation outpost re-established here. A meeting was set on the planet’s capitol which was to be comprised of the representatives from the human settlement and their governor.
An awayteam comprised of FCAPT. Knotts, CMDR. Taylor M.D., CWO5. Knotts, and myself, was sent to open the negotiations.
Upon our arrival, we found it strange that nobody was sent to receive our party and welcome us. To be specific, there was nobody to be found anywhere. As standard to procedure we scanned for life forms in our vacinity. The scans came back with interesting finds. The scans detected irregularities in the dna of the lifeforms around us. Documenting this we proceeded with our main objective.
we made our way to the council chambers where we were greeted by the governor and two leaders from the gorn deligation.
the proceedings were icy at best in general nature. The governor seemed subdued as the gorn leaders took charge of the meeting.
after presenting our case, we were asked for a 48 waiting period before the deligation makes its decision. Plans for the proposed outpost were asked for, and to my knowledge, submitted by FCAPT. Knotts.
we returned to the ship where now for a very quiet and uneasy 24 hours we await the decisions of the leaders of Cestus III.
i can’t help but to feel concerned. The willingness and open reception of our proposal to what has been proven to be a relatively unreceptive culture and species, does not leave me with feelings of comfort. Rather, alarm and suspicion.
i also can’t shake the nagging suspicions I have over the unusual genetic combination makeup we picked up. Could the gorn here be practicing genetic enhancement using what I can only call (For currently classified reasons at the moment) “foreign” dna?
To many questions, all to be answered in to short of time.
We arrived at Cestus III on schedule and beamed down to the planet for our meeting with local officials. There were some strange happenings on the way to the government building. We picked up several rather strange life-form readings in the chambers where we were to have our meeting. Readings of a human/Klingon hybrid of some kind were detected, however when we entered the room none of these other lifeforms were present. We conducted our meeting rather quickly, only drawing slight opposition from the Gorn, CMDR. Zorak. The other Gorn that was present, Brakk was silent through the whole exchange. Governor Gari also stated they would be in agreeance with the establishment of an outpost but required the proposed blueprint to review before giving a final blessing.
This seems to have progressed well, however I am cautious of how easily it was to persuade both sides to allow a federation outpost. There is an err of something mischievous and devious going on behind the scenes. We must be cautious not to get caught in something we are not prepared for.
It has been a tough week. I dealt with a difficult personnel matter and ended up having to turn it over to Captain Anzaldi. As a result, I created a New Member’s Guide to the Narragansett and a Questionnaire and Exam to go with it that lays out the expectations for crew members as well as an explanation of what we are about and how we are organized. When a new member completes the exam they will earn the rank of Crewman 1st Class, and the questionnaire will inform us as to what assignment they desire and what level of participation they wish to have.
Our mission to Cestus III has been, thus far, uneventful. We are enroute and will arrive next week. I am pleased with the progress of the upgrades reported by Lieutenant Bender. She is doing an excellent job in her new role as Chief Engineer.
Captain Knotts’ event on the holodeck was an enjoyable affair. It’s always nice to kick back and relax with friends after a long week. The senior staff members who could not make it were sorely missed.
Commander J. Taylor
Today at 1500 hours, myself and the senior staff met on Holodeck 2 to celebrate the old earth holiday of St. Patrick’s Day. We set the holodeck to simulate my domestic residence on earth. I took the liberties to prepare a feast of baked Guinness Corned Beef, roasted Cabbage, potatoes and carrots, Irish Soda bread and there were many sweet dessert cookies.
We spent the day and well into the evening reminiscing about past missions, talking of old and new friendships, and relaxing in comfort. An excellent time was had by all and it was a well needed break from the sometimes demanding and stressful day to day life on a Starship.
I believe we shall make this a yearly tradition on the Narragansett.
We are about 2 days from the Cestus System. We are heading to the planet Cestus III to meet with local officials to establish a federation outpost on the planet. The last outpost to be on the planet was destroyed by the Gorn in 2267, the Gorn still claimed it as part of their territory.
The nature of a diplomatic mission should be relatively easy. However this mission and the current status of Gorn and Klingon in the region troubles me slightly. The Klingons have been rather restless and aggressive lately and Command is unsure of their intentions. The Gorn, even though they succeeded control of Cestus III, has a stake and possible say in what goes on the planet as there are currently 7.2 million Gorn on the planet.
We must be cautious and aware of every faction that will be watching us.
FCAPT James J. Knotts
Commanding Officer 4th Fleet, Zone 1 SOL Sector
SFI Region 15 Recruiting Officer
The meeting was held at the Exeter-West Greenwich High School Library. This was one of the largest turnouts we’ve seen for a meeting and we were excited to see some new members join us for the first time.
Commander Taylor brought the meeting to order at 1515. Captain Anzaldi introduced Fleet Captain Knotts who presided over the meeting. Captain Knotts brought us up to speed as to the latest happenings on the Fleet level. He mentioned the the USS Narragansett is setting the standard for other ships to meet.
A new mission was announced for this month. It is a diplomatic mission and details will be released soon. Stay tuned to the Narragansett Crew group on Facebook for details.
Crewmen Clauson and Feldman were promoted to Ensign. Crewman DeMello was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade and assigned as the Ship’s Counselor. Lieutenant Griffin was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and officially appointed as Chief Tactical Officer.
Commendations were presented to many members who participated in the Archaeology Fleet One mission.
Plans for the newsletter were announced. Photos were taken of all of the members present at the meeting as well as a group picture. A good time was had by all.
- Alpha/Beta/Gamma Team A has finished their work on the warp core. It is now running at an optimal state.
- A/B/G Team B has been diligently working within Main Engineering and our output continues to thrive at 98%.
- Gamma Team C has finished the upgrades to the crew quarters. The results have been extremely well received.
- Beta Team C has finished the upgrades to the holodecks. The results are more than was expected. They did a fine job.
- A/B/G Team A finished their work on the damaged nacelle, it’s in working order now.
- Alpha Team C has finished their work on the deuterium injectors.
Coming up next and continuing work:
- A/B/G Primary has been working on the environmental controls. We don’t know why they are malfunctioning so badly. Every time we believe we have solved it, another issue comes up. Rest assured, they are working round the clock to fix it.
- A/B Teams A and C will be doing more upgrades to the replicators. Several requests have been made for a “relaxing bouquet” among other things.
- A/B/G Team B will be continuing their work with Main Engineering to make sure our engines keep their output at high levels.
- Gamma Team C will be doing repairs on our transporters. We will try to keep a schedule of repair when they are not being used as much, the schedule will be posted for all crew to see and adapt their transporting needs accordingly.
- Gamma Team A will be doing some major upgrades to Fleet Captain Knotts’ quarters to make it easier and more accessible for him to work with our fleets.
LTJG J. Bender