As you should all know, Freshers' Fair starts on Wednesday, and there are a few last minute preparations to be done before it begins. Please take the time to read because this is very important.
First of all I want to know if anybody is able to print out large amounts of paper at relatively little cost (physicists, for example?) because we will need lots of termcards to hand round at the Fair so we can entice new people into the fold. If you do and would like to help out (earning my gratitude and goodwill in the process), can you please email me ASAP? My address is at the bottom of the page.
Secondly, I regret to say that we are so popular that we've run out of space on our mailing list. So, in order to clear some space for the new intake, I will be deleting some of you at 21:00 on Tuesday.
The important bit: Anybody who wishes to remain on the mailing list must tell me before then (my email is at the bottom of the page), otherwise your email address with be removed from the system, starting with those who joined in October 2010.
Live long and prosper,
BBC Radio Oxford have been in touch again, this time asking for a Next Generation fan to come along next Friday (10:30am) for a chat about TNG, our society, and 'any quirky facts about the series you might know'.
So, as per last time send me an email if you fancy some air time and you're free to head up to their studios next Friday morning so I can forward you the contact details.
See you soon!
Summer vac is drawing to a close and it's that time of year again when we welcome Freshers into the fold, but for that, we need volunteers.
This year Freshers' Fair is being run Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th October (0th Week), and we need two people to man the stall at any one time, in shifts of two hours each. Here's a doodle link http://doodle.com/htbfcg5hgcizx79h
Please volunteer for at least one spot, it would be a big help.
I've also attached the Michaelmas termcard for y'all. If anyone has any questions, comments, or jokes, don't hesitate to email me.
See you in October,
Happy Holidays TrekFans!
Robyn from BBC Radio Oxford has just been in touch asking if we could find her a 'superfan' to participate in a short interview for their 'on this day' feature, marking a Trek episode anniversary. I did this last year and it was an awesome experience. The questions were very straightforward: favourite episode, favourite baddy, favourite captain etc.
If you'd like to do the interview and could travel to the Summertown BBC radio station on Thursday 12th July let me know asap and I'll give you Robyn's contact details. If more than one person replies, I'll do it on a first-come-first-served basis.
Good evening TrekFans,
It's that time of year again - time for the annual TrekSoc quiz! Time to find out how much you really know about Star Trek plus find out some crazy unusual facts. If only exams could be this much fun!
Come to Oriel college at 7:45pm for the usual 8pm start and as always there will be refreshments for the evening.
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/365409240178941/
Sadly I will not be around for this last meeting due to exams - but I hope everyone has a really lovely holiday this summer and hopefully look forward to everyone coming next year! :)
Good afternoon Trekfans,
What happens when the starfleet decide to wear something else other than their usual uniform - especially when it is something you would never wear in the normal circumstances? Find out what a star trek BOP might be like if there ever was such a one.
Suggest episodes with the most outrageous uniforms and laugh together at Oriel college 7:45pm for an 8pm start. The usual refreshments will also be available to complement the evening.
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/events/247798108655413/?context=create
OK, so I still have a lot of t-shirts left, and I know people are eager to get them. The simplest way to get them out to you is this:
Pidge/post me (Louise Peterken, Hertford College) your money, cheque or cash, with your name and college (or address), and I will pidge/post you your t-shirt. That way I can keep track of who's paid and who hasn't.
Have a great weekend.
Good new, Trek Fans!
The t-sirts we've been talking about for so long are finally in order. I will be handing them out this coming Monday during our termly social at The Mitre on High St, where we'll be meeting at 18:45 for a meal and chat before the meeting for anybody who wants to be that social.
T-shirts are £7.50. I will pidge/post yours to you if you cannot make it to the social or the meeting, but please email me so I know who you are. Also be aware that there will be postage costs for mailing your t-shirt to you.
Feel free to suggest your favourite cheesiest episodes on our facebook event page!
And now I think that's enough of being tyrannical. Have a great Sunday!
This week get ready for those terrible chat-up lines and cringy moments! Whether it be Paris trying his lines once again unsuccessfully, a bit of bloodfever knocking around, the world's worst special effects or Data simply "just not getting it".
Leave us your cheesy favourites for everyone to enjoy with the usual replicated refreshments!
See the Facebook event here and suggest episodes - the more the better!: http://www.facebook.com/events/179152058880874/
Meet as usual at 7:45pm for an 8pm start at Oriel college.
There is also likely to be a pub social this coming week for anyone who is interested before this event for anyone who is interested which a separate email will be sent for.
Thanks and hope to see you all there!
Good afternoon Trek fans,
This week it is your chance to watch that episode that you really appreciated but nobody ever seems to talk about, or perhaps one that gem of an episode never has really fit with any of the themes that we suggest.
Leave episode suggestions in the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/137913609666054/
As usual meeting at Oriel college at 7:45pm for an 8pm start and as usual there will be refreshments available.
See you there,
Firstly I welcome the new committee following last weeks ellections:
Captain/President: Louise Peterken
First Officer/Treasurer: Joe Hermaszewski
Communications Officer/Secretary: William Dutton
Congratulations to making the positions! However are they as well trained and qualified as they seem? Lets see if they can do better than the bridge crew in Star Trek! This week suggest episodes where the bridge crew are pushed to the limit and everything seems to go wrong.
Come to TrekSoc this Monday evening at Oriel College at 7:45 for an 8:00pm start and as always refreshments will be provided.
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/386759148041909/
Hope to see you there,
Good afternoon Star Trek fans!
Attached is the termcard for the rest of Trinity. The socials are not yet set in stone and will be discussed at the next few meetings.
If anyone has any questions, don't hesitate to email me.
Thank you to everyone who got back to me regarding their preferred date for visiting the Star Trek: London convention. The voting is now closed, and I can tell you that TrekSoc will be attending on Saturday 20th October.
The point of deciding this early was so that people can get on and book tickets before they sell out. Tickets can be bought through this site http://www.startreklondon.com/ - and there are a couple of points to note...
- You have to buy an entrance ticket before you can purchase any other kind of ticket (photo/show/autograph). It isn't currently very clear if the entrance ticket entitles you to anything except entry to the building, and if it's anything like the Peterborough convention we considered that will be all it allows. Talks etc will cost extra.
- So far the site is only selling entry tickets, packages, and Captain photo shoots, but it will add more guests and more types of ticket as we get closer to the dates. Keep an eye on the site for updates; the website currently says it will add the next group on Wednesday 9th May.
We've set up a facebook event page so people can discuss the tickets they're considering and what they've bought etc - check it out, and let us know what you've chosen! If you're not on facebook but would like to know what's been said on the page you can email a committee member.
And don't forget the elections on Monday!
The time has come for an extra special meeting - this Monday we bring you our annual elections, and an absolute Trek classic to follow, 'The Wrath of Khan'. There will be popcorn galore as we sit back and enjoy what for many will be their favourite Trek film, so come along to Oriel College lodge at 7:45pm for an 8pm start.
TrekSoc needs a new committee, and we're asking you to consider taking on one of the three fun roles available to keep our society going at Peak Efficiency! I'm sure all current committee members would agree that holding these positions has been an enjoyable, low-pressure way to gain some experience of responsability and other skills, and we are now offering you the opportunity to benefit from the same. Please have a read through the position descriptions below, and if you think you might be suited to one or more of them make sure you attend Monday's meeting. Candidates will be asked to give a brief speech, and will then participate in a short question-answer session before the vote. As ever it's a friendly atmosphere, so don't be nervous, and please do get in touch if you have any questions...
Specific Roles: Creating the termcard, running meetings, holding overall responsability
As the creator of the termcard the Captain has the opportunity to put together members' requests with their own ideas for socials and themes to create something exciting and worthy of regular attendance. They also take charge of meetings, giving relevant notices and making sure the episode selection and viewing goes smoothly and doesn't run on too late. Perhaps most importantly, the Captain must take responsability for the society as a whole, ensuring all the arrangements have been made to facilitate our meetings and dealing with any issues that arise, with the help of the other committee members.
Specific Roles: Collecting membership fees, keeping the accounts and buying refreshments
The First Officer ensures that our society's termcards and socials are financially sustainable, carefully keeping good records of our accounts and deciding how much can be spent on refreshments and other materials without bankrupting us. They also collect membership fees and keep tabs on when guests without life-time memberships will need to renew.
Specific Roles: Writing the weekly emails, updating the watched episodes wiki, creating Facebook events
Our Communications Officer keeps our members informed, using GroupSpaces and Facebook to send out the details of weekly meetings and any other notices that need to be passed around.
None of these roles require a great time committment, and I hope there is something above that suits your interests. If so, come along to Monday's meeting and put yourself forward! The newly elected committee will gradually take on these roles over the rest of term with the support and advice of the current committee members, ready to hit the ground running when we meet the new intake of freshers and visiting students next year.
See you soon,
Good day Trek Fans!
We are embarking on a new era within our society - the advent of Stash.
Things are now being finalised, and I can confirm that t-shirts (design attached) will amount to £7.50. For those who have alreaady said you want one, please email me your size (S, M, L etc.) so I can get everything right. This can be done either by emailing me or messaging me on Facebook.
If anyone else wants one, and hasn't gotten around to saying anything yet, this is your last chance to do so! Even if you're not actively coming to TrekSoc, we can get things pidged/posted/carried by owls.
If anyone has any questions, don't hesitate to email.
Apologies for the extra email this week, but it's time for a vote on convention dates (Fri 19th October - Sun 21st)
At the meeting yesterday it was agreed that Friday was unsuitable because students may have lectures and tutorials, but we didn't come to a consensus over whether to go on the Saturday or Sunday. As a result we're rolling out a vote via email and facebook - EITHER email me back with your preference, OR vote in the poll on our facebook page.
I'll count up the votes and announce the result in Friday's weekly email, at which point we can get started on booking tickets!
This week we're opting for a broad theme to really showcase some of our favourite Trek; everyone loves a good bad guy, and we're asking you to suggest the episodes that show your favourites at their best. Anything from Borg to Xindi, Romulans to...Harry Mudd - if you can remember the episodes that stood out for you, we want to hear about them. Please post your suggestions on our facebook event page (go on, we know you have some), and if you think we might have watched one of your choices in the last year check out our 'list of watched episodes' which can be found under the wiki tab of our the groupspaces website.
We will also be deciding which date we intend to go to the Star Trek London convention out of the three available (19-21st October) so that people can start booking tickets before they sell out - if you want to have a say in which day we go either come along to the meeting for the vote, or send me a message with your preferences.
And finally, don't forget about the upcoming elections! We're looking for a new Captain (President), First Officer (Treasurer), and Communications Officer (secretary), so if you want to be part of the next generation check out the term card for position details and join us tomorrow to find out more from the people currently in these roles.
So, see you tomorrow by Oriel College lodge at 7:45pm.
After what I hope was a relaxing holiday we're kicking off the new term with the much-requested Barclay night! We'll be following our favourite holo-adict and hypochondriac from the early days aboard the Enterprise-D through to his appearances on Voyager, so give us your favourite episode titles on our facebook event page.
We also have the new termcard for Trinity, and you'll see we're coming up to Election time. It's time for the current committee to hand over the reins to the next generation, and we'll be looking for a Captain (president), First Officer (treasurer) and Communications Officer (secretary) - check out the termcard for details, and come along to the meeting to hear more from this year's committee about what is involved before our elections in 3rd week (or send me an email if you have any questions).
This term we're relocating, and our first meeting will be held in Oriel College. Meet us by the lodge at 7:45 for an 8pm start, and don't forget to suggest some episodes!
Greeting Star Trek Fans!
For the last meeting of term we're planning something special with the screening of Galaxy Quest, one of the many Star Trek parodies out there in the world. There will also be delicious Domino's pizza, so be sure to bring some cash (any vouchers will also be welcome).
As usual, we're meeting outside Hertford Lodge at 7:45. Anyone reading this email who hasn't been to TrekSoc before, you're more than welcome!
If there are any problems, my mobile is: 07527119639.
See you there!
For our last episode-filled meeting of term we're bringing in a new theme, 'Breaking the Rules'. Whether its the Captain, an Ensign or the whole crew, sometimes regulations go out the window and we'll be watching our favourite characters getting up to no good. From mutinies to disobeying orders, and regulation breaches to misjudged subversion, give us your episode suggestions on our facebook event page and we'll put them to a vote on the night.
As usual you'll find us by Hertford College lodge at 7:45 for an 8pm start.
See you soon!