Sep 23, 2015

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From the RC’s Desk: September 2015

From the RC’s Desk: September 2015

We had another great month with regards to MSR – all chapters had on time reporting! Please keep up the good work and fill in any current and upcoming activities your chapter may have. This can be a good way to foster greater inter-chapter activities in the region.

In case you missed the earlier announcement, 2015 Region 4 Conference is a go! This is going to be a joint event with SacTrek on 11/20-22. We will have a link to event details on R4 site soon. In the mean time, please mark your calendar for the following:

Date: 11/20-22
Place: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95841. Reservations: 916-338-5800 ext 159
Guest of Honor: Tim Russ

If you have any questions about the conference, please don’t hesitate to contact me (rc [at] region4 [dot] org) or Marc Wagner (co [dot] independence75029 [at] gmail [dot] com). Daily admission and special hotel packages are available.

Finance update:

From ECAB:
FADM Wayne Killough, jr. is working on the annual 990 report for IRS. the EC is currently reviewing proposed updates to the Lifetime/Honorary Membership criteria and verbiage. Once this has been ironed out and is ready, it will be submitted to the Admiralty Board for review and approval.

The Admiralty Board is evaluating the long term feasibility of printed Communique. Based on the feedback of various regions, it appears most folks are OK with the paperless format provided we still have regular publications. Our goal is to provide continued value to our members by addressing different segments’ needs – paperless vs printed (for members with limited Internet access). If your chapter has not send me your feedback on the CQ topic, please do so as soon as possible so I can bring it up during AB discussions.

Fleet activities at large:
Everyone I met at IC 2015 had a great time. Many of us took the opportunity to visit the awesome scenery of Niagara Falls. Some of us even crossed the border for a quick visit to Canada. Now that IC 2015 is done, we can look forward to next year’s STARFLEET International Conference on 8/12-14, 2016 in Louisville, KY. For more info please check out

ADM Robert Westfall launched several new shakedown chapters – USS Belknap (R1), USS Brian Boru (R20) and USS Tarvos (R3). He also commissioned USS Reaper (R3) on 9/8/15.

ADM Laura Victor, Chief of CompOps is actively seeking volunteers for the Web team, Database team and Social Media team. And you don’t have to be able to “do it all” — if you just do coding, or graphics, manage a Facebook page, or a blog, she can certainly use your help. Please shoot her an email at compops [at] sfi [dot] org if you have any of the following skills and would like to pitch in:

– Javascript
– Content management systems (WordPress, Joomla, etc.)
– Graphic Design
– Social media (Facebook page administration, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.)
– Blogging (we need writers too!)

CFO GEN Linda Olson gave us a summary of the new members by region as processed thru the CFO’s office for the week of September 14th after the last report was filed until 11pm Sept. 20th is as follows. As with the other new member reports, these are only the members with brand new SCC numbers, it does not include renewals. This also does not include any memberships that are holding for clarification or additional information / payment / etc. If you notice that you recruited new members but your total Regional membership is down, it is due to members who have failed to renew. Check your rosters and see who is due to renew their membership and give them a reminder. It may have slipped their minds.

This week we processed 29 new members.
Total Fleet Strength is 4598 with 239 chapters.

Region One -1 total members 928
Region Two – 3 total members 523
Region Three – 2 total members 483
Region Four – 4 total members 457
Region Five – 0 total members 170
Region Six – 1 total members 116
Region Seven – 10 total members 601
Region Eight – 0 total members 6
Region Nine – 3 total members 51
Region Ten – 0 total members 67
Region Eleven – 0 total members 116
Region Twelve – 2 total members 426
Region Thirteen – 0 total members 125
Region Fourteen – 0 total members 2
Region Fifteen – 0 total members 174
Region Seventeen – 0 total members 116
Region Eighteen – 6 total members 6
Region Twenty – 3 total members 219
Region 99 (unassigned) – 1 total members 6
Region 0 (holding area ) – 0 total members 5

This week first place in the recruiting arena goes to R7. Region 4 gets second place. Third place is Region 2, Region 9, and Region 20 tied. Way to go R7!

That’s all for this month. I hope to see many of you at this year’s regional conference.

Jerry Tien


rc [at] region4 [dot] org