The USS George Washington NCC-7374, a MacArthur-Class Heavy Carrier, a Correspondence Chapter of STARFLEET: The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc. located in Newport, Rhode Island.
For over 40 years, STARFLEET has provided Star Trek fans a way to meet each other, make friends, have fun, give back to their communities, and show that the dream of Gene Roddenberry can live long and prosper. On the local level, members can gather with other fans for a variety of enjoyable activities. On the international level, STARFLEET offers our members a wealth of resources that you won’t find in any other Star Trek fan clubs. In addition to a great set of membership materials and our regularly-electronic newsletter, STARFLEET offers members the chance to get involved with STARFLEET Academy, the STARFLEET Marine Corps, STARFLEET Special Operations, STARFLEET Medical, Pet Fleet, and much, much more. We even have a group of academic monetary scholarships that are awarded to deserving STARFLEET members each year.
STARFLEET Chapters are grouped into Regions, each Region covering a different geographical area. These regions will often hold gatherings where crews of many Chapters get together for conferences, parties, charity events, and a whole range of other activities.
STARFLEET is divided into hundreds of local Chapters, each named as a different starship or space station. Chapters are where the members of STARFLEET get together locally to make friends, meet, and have a fun time. Our many Chapters are spread out across the United States and also in foreign countries all over the world.
STARFLEET Chapters range in size from 10 members to several dozen. Some get together and meet in person while others are correspondence Chapters where members who live far away from each other can still exchange messages via e-mail, telephone, and even good, old-fashioned postal mail
Within the fleet, we are a part of Region Fifteen.
The Captain and Crew of the USS George Washington NCC-7374 welcome you to our chapters home on the world wide web.
Originally inspired by “Star Trek”, the USS George Washington is a science fiction and fantasy fan club that embraces anything from Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who and much more.
Correspondence Chapters are chapters where a group of fans who are geographically separated or may have constraints on their time that would not allow them to participate in a regular meeting chapter.
Even though we are geographically separated, we still strive to make a difference. Some of the ways we contribute are: SETI@Home, Galaxy Zoo, donating used ink cartridges to Pet Smart Charities, recycling of household materials that can be reused (paper, glass, plastic, aluminum and metal cans), collecting Box Tops for Education and donating blood.
Crewmembers of the USS George Washington also participates in many other activities that includes, but is not limited to: cookouts, movies, conventions, trips to local attractions such as the Battleship Cove, Ft Adams and the RI Zoo.
We also participate in STARFLEET activities such as International Conferences, Regional Summits, STARFLEET Academy and the STARFLEET Marine Corps Academy.
When a person signs aboard the USS George Washington, the member chooses to serve within one of the chapter’s ten departments:
- Command (Finance, Personnel, Legal)
- Operations (Conn, Ops, Shuttle Pilot)
- Support Services (Quartermaster and Commissary)
- Diplomatic Corps
Membership to the USS George Washington is open to any STARFLEET, Int. member in good standing, the USS George Washington is classified as a correspondence chapter we use several communications mediums to keep in touch and reach the membership base. At present we use email, listserv, Facebook, messaging and snail mail for those members without internet.
Each member of the USS George Washington is entitled to:
- ID Card
- Membership Handbook
- 6 issues of the bi-monthly newsletter called “THE LIBERTY”
- Promotion Certificates as earned
- Award Certificates as earned
- Membership Certificate
The crewmembers of the USS George Washington chose the chapter name to honor one of our nations founding fathers, President George Washington and to honor all the brave sailors and marines who have served and continue to serve on the United States Aircraft Carrier, the USS George Washington CVN-73.
I hope you enjoy your tour of the USS George Washington and if I can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
Live long and prosper!
|Command Team of the USS George Washington NCC-7374|
Charles Phillips Sr
Master Chief Petty Officer
USS George Washington NCC-7374
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