USS Helen Pawlowski NCC-8494

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The Captain and Crew of the USS Helen Pawlowski NCC-8494 welcome you to our chapters home on the world wide web.

The USS Helen Pawlowski NCC-8494 is a chapter-member of STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc. based in Middletown, 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.

The USS Helen Pawlowski launched as the Space Station Troubadour on May 16, 1995 in Saint Louis, MO and in 2014 the chapter was renamed after the passing of Helen Pawlowski, the founding member and long time commanding officer of the chapter.

The ships fictional timeline is set in the Trek calendar year of 2287. To help you understand the time line,  the Star Trek: III movie takes place in the Trek calendar year 2285 and the Star Trek: VI movie takes place in the Trek calendar year 2293.

Originally inspired by “Star Trek”, the USS Helen Pawlowski is a science fiction and fantasy fan club that embraces many forms of science fiction from Star Trek’s Captain James Kirk, Luke Skywalker and even Doctor Who. The USS Helen Pawlowski also participates in numerous activities that includes, but not limited to: chapter cookouts, movie outings, holiday parties, trips to local areas of interests such as the Battleship Massachusetts, RI Zoo, and Ft Adams and lets not forget conventions.

When a crewmember is assigned to the USS Helen Pawlowski, the crewmember will choose a department of assignment from one of the ten chapter departments:

  • Command
  • Communications
  • Operations
  • Engineering
  • Medical
  • Science
  • Security
  • Support Service
  • Diplomatic Corps
  • Joint Special Operations

Membership to the USS Helen Pawlowski is free and open to any STARFLEET, Int. member in good standing. The USS Helen Pawlowski is classified as a correspondence chapter and have some restrictions when it comes to general business meetings and as such we use several communications mediums to keep in touch and reach the membership base. At present we use the old standards of snail mail, telephone,  and primarily the Internet; like email, listserv, Facebook, messaging and video conferencing.

Each member of the USS Helen Pawlowski is entitled to the following:

  • Chapter ID Card
  • Membership Handbook
  • 6 issues of the bi-monthly newsletter called “THE GUARDIAN”
  • Promotion Certificates as earned
  • Award Certificates as earned
  • Membership Certificate

* Note: All materials are supplied by electronic means in pdf format.

Many of our crewmembers are dedicated to making the world a better place. Not all members participate in our community service projects. To understand further, let’s beam down for a moment to Afghanistan, where U.S. Soldiers have received care packages from the USS Helen Pawlowski crew. Back in Rhode Island, we’ve collected Labels for Education and during the holidays we collect donations for the areas Toys for Tots campaign and the Angel Tree Project. We’ve also participated in food can drives and recycling.

That’s just an example of how our community service is actually a global service and because of our efforts to embrace the ideals of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, we’re doing our part to meet his vision of a better world.

To see what we do, check out our newsletter, THE GUARDIAN on our library page.

Better yet, come aboard our ship by clicking the “Join STARFLEET” link to the right on this page.

Finally, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at usspawlowskico@gmail.com

Picture5Vice Admiral Paul Dyl
Commanding Officer
USS Helen Pawlowski NCC-8494

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