Science Department Hawking Meeting
Some of what's happening this year for the science department, called the Hawking shuttle for quick reference.
The Hawking meetings are designed to get the science department thinking about projects the Science department of the USS Kasimar can do as a department. We like to have projects that can said to have some science connection. Therefore the Muscular Dystrophy telethon, because funds go into medical research, a branch of the sciences, is a project we would look into. Not all projects are of such a serious science nature and that is why we do parades.
As always we try to allow the Kasimar to take the lead in projects. When no projects are forth coming we explore ways to help locally because it says in our club charter that we help others.
January 28, 2007
Our first meeting of the year was held at the home of D and S. The meeting stated out with a pot luck dinner followed by the meeting.
The first item was the MDA Mall walk scheduled to take place on February 11, 2007. The walk will take place at 9 AM and finish at 9:30 AM with a small reception afterwards where photos will be taken. This will be a Kasimar sponsored event. The event idea was brought to the group by the Chief Science Officer
The next item was the Kasimar blood drive to take place on March 17th. The Science Department tries to have a presence at the blood drive helping others. We encourage all science department personnel to try to make it to the blood drive to give blood or help with the drive. This year there has been some talk about joining in and being part of a state wide drive with other Star Trek clubs. Perhaps we can have a competition seeing who will collect the most blood.
At the last Kasimar meeting we talked about helping the Challenger Center. The center needs help in the form of Volunteers. Can the club help here? I encourage science department personnel to help if they can.
Last year the Hawking helped sponsor the Kasimar's participation in the annual March of Dimes walk. The science department helped sponsor a team last year. We discussed whether we wanted to sponsor a team this year. The vote was yes. Now we wait for the official dates to be sent to us.
We hope the Kasimar will participate in the annual 4th of July Parade. We will bring the subject up at one of the spring meetings.
Kite Day 2005 did not turn out as well as we would have liked as mother nature did not co-operate well. We discussed doing that again. Subject tabled to a later date.
We have talked about going to visit children at the hospital and what would the best times to do so. We also talked about doing another Ronald MacDonald dinner. Both were placed on the "to look into," desk.
In 2005 we had a 6 month read-a-thon. Is that something we could look into for 2007? The idea was a July to December contest. Tabled for further discussion.
Craft and collectable events could prove a place for us to place a display. Can we take ops and con along with a few Trek collectibles? We discussed this and will look into it further. The first show is in April.
The Levant parade and Old Homes Days are in September. Do we want to do this again? Can ops and con be brought to the school with various hand made display items?
The Trek Camp Out, MDA Telethon and Diabetes walk happen in September. As it was too early in the year for much discussion about these we just noted when they take place.
We also noted when the annual Toys for Tots events were along with bell ringing, angel tree and Santa mail Kasimar events would happen.
A. also spoke about a comic day. We will explore that further.
We talked about some Kasimar projects that were in the works, up dating the Bridge Manual, award pins-sashes vs pinning on a uniform. We also noted that we have several patterns for Trek uniforms and pseudo uniforms and that we should make members some uniforms. Also we are close to running out of our home made Trek items. We discussed making some more
The next Hawking meeting will be on Sunday 25th which will be a pizza party with Trek shows (original series) to follow. Bring your favorite soda and favorite pizza toppings. Pizzas will be home made.