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Saturday, July 11th, 2015
8:57 am
Aurora Clubs & Charities 2015 Annual Picnic!
Greetings Friends!
Aurora Clubs and Charities has finally set the date and time of our annual picnic.
We'll be at Roxhill Park in Seattle at tables 1 and 2 all day, Sunday August 23rd.
Feel free to join us at this potluck event. It's family friendly. We'll be there all day, so drop in anytime for a minute or for hours. We'd love to see you.
The annual picnic is when we recognize members of the variety of clubs we are a part of. It's also the only time of the year when we put out our own donation jar to help with the few administrative costs we have every year.
Hope to see you there!
Saturday, July 12th, 2014
9:36 am
Are you Ready?
WE'RE JUST ONE WEEK OUT FOLKS! The Aurora Clubs & Charities picnic is next Saturday at Northacres Park in Seattle. Have you planned your potluck dish? Have you invited your friends and family? Have you prepared your furry friends? Have you planned your route?

Remember, East-siders, I-90 is gonna have a bunch of lanes shut down so you may want to plan alternate routes.

And here's a personal challenge: Bring your re-usable plate, flatware and even a cup. Let's try to cut down on garbage this year. We'll have a bucket for rinsing, and bags to carry your dirty dishes home for a proper washing.

Let's boost food availability to the needy. How about everyone bring a non-perishable food and we'll send them off to a good food bank?
Friday, April 25th, 2014
4:11 pm
The Picnic Is A Go!
THE PARK IS RESERVED! The annual Aurora Clubs and Charities picnic will be July 19th, Northacres Park. 8am - 10pm (We will have people there that early, we likely won't be there that late.)

This is a family friendly event. Please bring food and n/a drinks to share. If you need transportation help, let us know, and if you can help with transportation, please speak up.

Don't forget to invite friends!

We will be giving awards, annual buttons, and discussing plans. We will bring games to play. Pictures will be taken!

Uniforms are optional.

Information on the park, the address and directions are here:

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
10:00 am
Aurora Annual Picnic
Hokay crewmates!

July 19th is our day, the place still needs to be set.

The parks we were looking at weren't working out.

Please check out Northacres Park at this link Northacres Park and research for your ease of getting there, and let me know this week yay or nay. The more votes we get in, the better.

As always this will be a family and pet friendly pot luck event with friends more than welcome.
Saturday, January 11th, 2014
6:04 pm
How about This?
Who would be interested in playing in a year-long Star Trek Catan tournament?

Here's how it would work: I would draw 4 names for the first round. One of those drawn would host, if possible. The game would be once a month with one of the participants hosting. The winner of each game would get a prise and the lowest score would be out of the tournament. For each game after the first, one name would be drawn until there were no more to draw. The winner of the tournament would get a grand prize.

To add further, buy in to each game is 4 non-perishable food items per game.

Any takers? Questions?
Thursday, January 9th, 2014
12:36 pm
Drills, Inspections, Hikes and Musters
Yesterday, the Firebird DOIC, NCOIC and I took time to sit down and discuss where we’ve been and where we want to to be going. We have had a lot of ideas thrown our way by those not part of our MSG through STARFLEET (or any of our other affiliated fan organizations), but our own members have been content so far to plod along where we lead them.

We decided that since boot camp is over, it was time to start getting them into some real action. That means training with Mechs, learning more hand-to-hand combat techniques, and not only making sure they remember their field survival training but also learning what it means to fight fires and patch up wounded.

What does this mean for those who don’t understand marines and how they think? It means we’re going to be actually performing the job we were formed to do – Search & Rescue – in the best way possible. Our NCOIC will be leading MechWarrior (and sometimes other) games, once a month. Our DOIC will be teaching more ways to be safe and healthy, through role-play and by getting out to provide charitable assistance to those in need. While I will be doing similar for those on the fire-line and scaling (or that that repelling down?) the mountains, as well as presenting day-hikes and fun times locating geocaches or playing Ingress with others. These are not all that we will be offering, but will be the regular activities that we’ve got planned in the days ahead.

We continue to Burn Brightly for those needing a sign of people who can inspire hope – in what we do, and in what they do – and make the world a better place to be. We ask that you please join us as we rush on wings toward destiny.
Thursday, October 24th, 2013
11:08 am
The Firebird Probe has relayed a new discovery!
Location: Zeeland, Netherlands
kammetjes placed The Firebird Probe (Travel Bug Dog Tag) in kiek kiek kiek, un kacheltje op dn diek at 10/24/2013

Log Date: 10/24/2013

Location: Zeeland, Netherlands
kammetjes placed The Firebird Probe (Travel Bug Dog Tag) in kiek kiek kiek, un kacheltje op dn diek at 10/24/2013

Visit this log entry at the below address:

Visit The Firebird Probe

Profile for kammetjes:

kiek kiek kiek, un kacheltje op dn diek (which the Unversal Translater takes to mean: look look look /something about a heater fan\)

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
12:24 pm
Maquis Forces Status Report...
Zone Coordinators Encrypted Logue, Stardate: 201310.1

The Christine Hoagland's CO and Exec informed me of transmissions they intercepted from Jem Hadar vessels, which now seem to be closing in on the Cardassian Homeworld. It seems MFI SOC Branch efforts of sabotaging the relations between those two forces is going as well as we had projected.

Our MRL Allies, the Furtivis Anas, have informed me that they administered aid to maquis citizenry, in Sector 534 of the Barkon system, two days prior to my meeting with their Ssiebh (Captain) at the Seatac Outpost during the Rainfurrest summit.

This leads me to the report of my own ship, the MFS Aurora. While I was away for my trip to Deneb III, the Firebirds took the opportunity to practice at drills. It is safe to say that as SSD operatives, they will hit their targets much more effectively than Starfleet Officers tend to do. And I am proud to note that both MCAPT Burlew, and his daughter, LCPL Burlew received commendation by the local citizenry for their marksmanship skills and going above and beyond to help the colony fend off an attack by the Jem Hadar drones of the Dominion. I would also like to note that CPL Frennson and LT Weinstein not only discovered a new planet fit for colonization, while on an away mission in search of a missing crewman. Though they didn't find the crewman in the area we had sent them to search, one 1LT Bell was located - along with our civilian liaison, whom he had rescued from the clutches of a band of Orion pirates - safe and well at the Seatac Outpost, where he knew we would be for the summit.

The Summit went incredibly well, though there was one incident where we seem to have crossed into an alternate reality where Targs wore Klingon armor, and all manner of creatures could be found wearing Starfleet and Maquis fashions. It was rather unsettling in some ways, but fascinating in others. I have briefed the SSD division heads on new techniques in tactics that I learned while attending the summit, and passed along critical information about Federation - particularly Starfleet - plans to my counterpart in the SOC, COMO Ferber.

Thus concludes the report for Zone 9.

Bre "Nehadi" Triellis
BDR, MFS Aurora NCC-93000
RC-183321, ZC 9, Director SSD, MFI
*End Transmission*

Current Mood: Creative
Sunday, August 11th, 2013
8:42 am
Calendar Updates
We are in the process of updating the calendar for the next few months worth of activities. If you have something you would like to add - movie days, games, dinners, away missions, events or some other activity - in which you want to boost attendance by inviting fellow crew members, please let me know in private so we can include it.

Current Mood: Productive
Saturday, July 27th, 2013
11:37 am
New Ways to Find Us!
The Aurora Clubs and Charities has added new ways for our friends to keep up with us.

You can follow us on FACEBOOK or you can follow us on Google+.

These are both Pages that don't require accounts on Facebook or Google+ for you to view what is posted.

If you are a member of either, we also have communites on both sites where you can join in discussions. Both are moderated and for our actual members. So if you just want to see what's up, just follow one of the Pages above.

Current Mood: accomplished
Monday, June 24th, 2013
9:49 am
Set the Stardate!
The Aurora Clubs and Charities annual picnic will be July 20th, this year, at Ravenna Park in Seattle. We have three tables reserved NEAR (not at) the picnic shelters from 8am to 8pm. We do encourage club t-shirts, whether they be Trek-related, BSG, Seattle-Dragons, or one of our other affiliated groups. Bringing your own food/drink is encouraged, or if you want to bring something to share, that is also something we would appreciate.

I (Bre) will be collecting first aid items to donate to the local area fire departments - or, if their collection event is finished, then the items will go out to the local missions and homeless camps.

Also, on Aug 3rd, we'll be making a trek to Risa... er, that is... Jetty Island, getting the 10am ferry to go enjoy some sand, sun and surf with a nice picnic lunch. Parking is at a premium, so if you plan to go by your own power, it is suggested to park at the Everett P&R and take the shuttle from there to the Jetty Ferry Waterfront Landing. (For more details click on the link above.)
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
9:23 am
Honorary Crew Members
There was some updating to our records, today, allowing for the addition of links to the acting talents we of the Aurora are more closely associated with as compared to others. Keep watching for more updates in the weeks to come.

Current Mood: productive
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
8:49 pm
Mission of Mercy Successful
We had a good turnout! Thanks to all of the crew who made it, you know who you are! Kathi and I are very proud to serve with you as members of the Aurora. I'll take the load of toys to the Marine Toys4Tots drop-off on Monday. For those who were not able to make it, I hope you'll be up to joining us in the future.
Cali and Digi, you're names are in review for the Azure Phoenix, and TChillin's name is in for the Crimson Phoenix, as of this night. Thank you each for your wonderful generosity, time and willingness to help those in need.

Current Mood: accomplished
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
6:10 pm
The Signal Goes On!
A new issue of The Aurora Signal is live and ready to enjoy!

Please remember, we are always gathering articles for the next issue, let us know if you have anything to add!

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
4:41 pm
And the Game of the New Melinnium Is?
Settlers of the Federation
What else would it be?

Current Mood: geeky
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
5:54 pm
Are You Getting This Signal?
Do we need to boost our feed or are we coming in clear here? We've got new messages for Starfleet (and Maquis) Headquarters, and updates in the field of science, engineering as well as other areas of interest for the Federation (and its allies) at large.

I ask again, are you receiving us?

Current Mood: hopeful
Saturday, May 26th, 2012
7:29 pm
Upcoming Events for June!
Greetings crewmembers and guests!

We have some fantastic events and opportunities coming up for you that can earn you awards, prizes and a chance to have fun with your friends and make new ones, too.

On June 8th, we are starting off with a party for those who are able to attend at the Experience Music Project and Sci-Fi Museum, in Seattle, to help celebrate a new exhibit for two of the longest running sci-fi series to date, Star Trek and Dr. Who!

June 9th, for those interested in sharing some role-playing fun at the AFK Tavern, we will be kicking off the start to a new Star Trek adventure using the Last Unicorn Games (LUG) RPG system!

June 10th, we have come up with a fantastic R&D project for our more crafty crew members, where we will create puppets in a Star Trek theme, along with the opportunity for some Q&A and teaching of techniques for those who wish to make themselves a new uniform.

June 16th, we will have the opportunity for a select few to share in our Xeno-culinary ambassadorial program, as a special dinner with the Captain and Executive Officer.

June 23rd, we are presenting you with a special treat as we hold our first ever Mecha-Mania 2012 Summer Extravaganza Smack-down!!! This special event will allow for combatants and spectators to get in on a whole new way of offering funds for charities.

If you wish to know more about these events and activities, we encourage you to contact us or reply to this post by LiveJournal.

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
11:07 am
Babel, Once Again Successful!
Our third year of running the Babel sci-fi social event at Norwescon met with mild success. It is with thanks to the Seattle Browncoats (who helped to fund and host our event) that this was made possible. While we had fewer interested individuals come share in our discussions, there were three more clubs who joined the throng, including the local Alpha Base of the Star Wars fandom's Rebel Legion, The Royal Manticorian Navy, and a more localized fan club representative of the Seattle Steamrats.

It is with pleasure that we are already working with a couple of other fandom clubs to share in next year's Babel experience. And through word of mouth, online media and typical peppering of fliers and posters around the region, we aim to make Babel more of a draw for those who have questions or seek to know more about any of our organizations before choosing one (or more) of them to join.

Current Mood: good
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
5:19 pm
You Deserve A Piece of the Pi!
For our 2011 charitable report, I have calculated that a grand total of $12,508 has been donated in the name of the USS/Battlestar Aurora by our crew and sponsors, and our members have put in a total of 5,162 hours with various organizations, agencies and conventions that fall in the 501c3 and 501c7 categories.

Well done Aurora crew members! I am incredibly pleased and proud to work with you all, both as your friend and the Commanding Officer of this fine fan club.

Current Mood: excited
Monday, March 5th, 2012
11:57 am
Mission of Mercy
Surprisingly, our crew have managed to inspire some sponsors and charitable partners to donate goods on our behalf, as well as a few of our crew managing to pull together some goods to send to the charities helping tornado victims in the mid-west.

This morning, I have made a tally of good donated and funds raised, and have the following figures for all of you to see:
120 blankets, 50 coats, 50 pairs of shoes, 100 shirts, pants and sets of underclothes.
250 pounds of dry food-goods, 350 pounds of canned food-goods.
355 first-aid kits, 210 drop kits of hygiene products.
$300+ dollars to the Red Cross and other localized charities and missions in the affected areas.

To our sponsors, both public and private, I have sent "thank yous" on our behalf, and wish to mention Microsoft Corporation, CBS Studios Affliates, and Zymogenetics as our top sponsors; and the Cascade High School Marching band and Boy Scout troupe 20 as our contributing partners in offering humanitarian aide to our fellow beings whose lives have been fraught with upheaval so recently.

Current Mood: Fantastic!
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