February 2013 Meeting Minutes

Minutes for February 24, 2013

1) Call to order/Roll call:
Penelope McFadin
James Muench
James Kent
John Gilfillan
Heather Gilfillan
Mark Hayes
Deborah Kent
Max Triola

2) Introductions of any new members, visitors, and/or VIPs
None at this time in attendance

3) Vote of acceptance/rejection of previous meeting minutes
Meeting minutes approved

4) Presentation of promotions and/or awards
None at this time.

5) Reports of Senior Officers
Reports were received from Comm, Ops, Science/Med, Security/MSG 302

6) Reports of Junior Officers
Report was received from Ship Counselor about cadet activities.

7) STARFLEET International business, news, or votes

8) Region 3 business, news, or votes
No formal Artemis room at IC. :(  However, we probably can have one in our own room if we bring the eq and our own router.  NAVRAS is working on the game day stuff.

9) USS Zavala business, news, or votes
LARP didn’t happen, however, we did hang out in that room and have a great lunch with all the NPC’s.  James is a great cook.  Owlcon has told us they want to move our slot to Friday night.  I think it will help us a lot to not have our LARPers eaten by Cthulhu again.  That and 10am is just too early to advertize a LARP on a Sunday morning.  We’ve had the suggestion we let people know we have food that this would help advertizing.

10) Old business
Ops –
Planning for Star Trek lotto ticket launch in Dallas.
They are trying to break a record for most people in uniform.
March 30th, 2013.  Wanting to take 8 people in his van.
Mothers day drive at Houston Area Women’s Center in the works
USS TEXAS drive in the near future – any progress with these?

Planning to talk to RC about parameters for Summit 2014 bid not yet heard word from RC.  Zone 3 leader is trying to contact the other zone ships to get their participation.  Much discussion about hotels available.

11) New business
Ask for ideas.  Captain wants a game day.
Battleship Texas – Ops, Interfaith Caring Ministries – Science/Med, Houston Women’s Center – Security
More Artemis exercises being planned.  Games with the USS New Orleans planned soon.  New Orleans is having an exercise on Sunday 3/3/13, they want to do another in April.  We are setting up a server at Mark Hayes house.

Comicpalooza:  Several of us are planning to volunteer.  We will have a table.  We’ve put in for a couple of panels but no reply back from the con on those.

IC will be in August, planning to attend are:
Penelope McFadin
Rufus Barr
James Kent
Deborah Kent
James Muench
John Gilfillan
Laura Gilfillan
Heather Gilfillan
Max Triola
Marion Carpenter

Space City Con (same weekend as IC):
Mark Hayes

12) Announcement of next meeting
We are currently set up for Coffee Oasis next month March 24, 2013 at 2pm.

13) Adjournment