Chapter History

 U.S.S. BRITANNIC  NCC-71818
CHAPTER HISTORY

ORGANIZATION AFFILIATION: STARFLEET, The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.
Region 7
MOTHERSHIP: U.S.S. CHALLENGER NCC-1676-D (Admiral Bob Vosseller, Commanding)
7 May 2006 – 17 February 2007
SHUTTLE LAUNCH DATE: 7 May 2006
CHAPTER COMMISSIONING DATE: 17 February 2007
CHAPTER ADDRESS: 11 Sarah Drive
Lake Grove, NY 11755
COMMANDING OFFICER: Vice Admiral Wayne L. Augustson (7 May 2006 – )
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS: Lieutenant Commander Jericho D. Flint (7 May 2006 – 29 November 2006)
Commander Brett J. Wuest (29 November 2006 – 4 June 2008)
Fleet Captain Mark Van Houten (4 June 2008-)

 

2006

May On 7 May, Shuttle Britannic is launched in Region 7 of STARFLEET, The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc. The chapter’s mothership is U.S.S. Challenger. Chapter President is Wayne L. Augustson and the Vice-President is Jericho D. Flint. The other three ‘founding members’ are Ray Sexton, Jr., Meri Bushey and Amanda  Augustson. On the day of launch, Mark Van Houten is assigned to the chapter.
Brett J. Wuest and Chalk Xells are assigned to the chapter.
An informal online chapter meeting is held on 27 May. Regular face-to-face meetings will commence in June and   be held on the fourth Saturday of each month.
Ray Sexton, Jr. is appointed Chapter Treasurer.
June The first chapter event is a BBQ hosted by a local independent chapter, U.S.S. Relentless.
The first face-to-face chapter meeting is held on 24 June. Dinner at Smokey Bones follows.
July Chris Trent is assigned to the chapter.
Shuttle Britannic attends its first convention (Shore Leave 28) as a chapter on 7-9 July. Chapter fliers are distributed.
The first issue of the chapter newsletter, Ready Room Readings, is published.
August Wayne L. Augustson represents the chapter at the STARFLEET International Conference 2006 in Philadelphia, PA
October Joseph Manjarrez becomes the tenth paid member of Shuttle Britannic.
November Due to personal reasons, Jericho D. Flint steps down as chapter Vice-President. He is replaced by Brett J. Wuest.

2007 

January The chapter’s first annual awards go to: Raymond K. Sexton, Jr. (Officer of the Year), Chris Trent (NCO of the Year), the Command Department (Department of the Year) and Wayne L. Augustson (Most Starfleet Academy Courses Passed During the Year).
February On 17 February, Shuttle Britannic is commissioned as a chapter at the Farpoint convention during the Region 7 meeting, thus becoming U.S.S. Britannic. The chapter also receives a Perfect Reporting award for filing MSRs (Monthly Status Reports) on-time during a twelve-month period.
March U.S.S. Britannic’s first recruitment opportunity as a commissioned chapter occurs at the I-Con 26 convention at Stony Brook University. The chapter spearheads the ‘return’ of Region 7 to this convention, operating a recruitment table. U.S.S. Britannic is the only SFI chapter in attendance (with the exception of two Region 7 members who also attended).
Mike Plunkett is assigned to the chapter.
April Bruce Petersen is assigned to the chapter.
May On 7 May, U.S.S. Britannic celebrates its first anniversary as a chapter.
Jericho Flint and Chalk Xells transfer from the chapter to Region 7 Unassigned.
June Perdo Calves is assigned to the chapter.
Captain Wayne L. Augustson is appointed the Region 7 Chief of Staff by Regional Coordinator Vice Admiral Joe Hoolihan.
July At the Region 7 meeting during Shore Leave 29, U.S.S. Britannic is presented the 2006 Region 7 Shakedown Chapter of the Year award.
September Jericho Flint and Chalk Xells return to the chapter.
Under the command of Jericho Flint, the STARFLEET Marines group- 707th Marine Strike Group “Shooting Stars” is formed within the chapter.
October James Bamert is assigned to the chapter.

 2008

January Maurice Evans, Kristie Manjarrez and Leila Manjarrez are assigned to the chapter.
The chapter’s second annual awards go to Mark Van Houten (Officer of the Year), Chris Trent (NCO of the Year), the Command Department (Department of the Year) and Wayne L. Augustson (Most Starfleet Academy Courses Passed During the Year).
February U.S.S. Britannic receives its second Perfect Reporting award for filing MSRs (Monthly Status Reports) on-time  during a twelve-month period.
U.S.S. Britannic celebrates its first anniversary as a commissioned chapter.
March Mark Van Houten wins the 2007 Region 7 Officer of the Year award.
April Bruce Peterson and Pedro Calves leave the chapter and SFI.
June Mark Van Houten replaces Brett J. Wuest as chapter Vice-President.
Jericho Flint leaves the chapter and SFI.  The 707th MSG “Shooting Stars” is officially deactivated.
Several Members attend the Starfleet International Conference 2008 in Ithaca, NY.  Wayne L. Augustson is promoted to Fleet Captain and Brett Wuest is promoted to Captain.  The chapter receives a Seventh Fleet Achievement award and Wayne L. Augustson is awared a Seventh Fleet Commendation.
July At Shore Leave 30, the Starfleet Marine Corps awards the chapter a Naval Unit Citation and Wayne L. Augustson the Naval Achievement Citation.
On July 13, Wayne L. Augustson becomes the Region 7 Coordinator after winning the regional election.  Robert Vosseller will serve as Vice Region Coordinator.
August On August 15, founding member Raymond K. Sexton, Jr. passes away in his sleep. Chapter participation in his funeral soon follows.
On August 18, a runabout bearing Ray’s name is added to the chapter’s support craft listing.
Keith and Joshua Shikowitz and Karen Cannella are assigned to the chapter.
Mark Van Houten is appointed Chapter Treasurer.

2009

January Meri Bushey and Maurice Evans leave the chapter.
The chapter’s third annual awards go to Raymond K. Sexton (Officer of the Year) (posthumously), Mike Plunkett  (NCO of the Year), the Command Department (Department of the Year) and Wayne L. Augustson (Most Starfleet  Academy Courses Passed During the Year).
On January 23, member Michael Plunkett passes away. Chapter members attend his wake. A shuttle bearing Mike’s name will soon be added to the chapter’s support craft listing.
February U.S.S. Britannic becomes Support Ship to the newly-launched U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, under the command of Keith Shikowitz. Both he and son Joshua transfer to that chapter.
U.S.S. Britannic receives its third Perfect Reporting award for filing MSRs (Monthly Status Reports) on-time during a twelve-month period.
U.S.S. Britannic celebrates its second anniversary as a commissioned chapter.
March Elizabeth Augustson is assigned to the chapter.
April Wayne L. Augustson is appointed the 7th Brigade’s 5th Battalion Officer in Charge for the STARFLEET Marine Corps.
May Fred Kummer is assigned to the chapter.
The 737th Marine Strike Group “Fly By Nights” is activated by the STARFLEET Marine Corps.
The chapter mans a recruitment table at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City for the premier weekend of the new Star Trek movie.
June William Adams is assigned to the chapter.
July At Shore Leave 31, Wayne L. Augustson wins the 2008 Region 7 Commanding Officer of the Year award, Ray Sexton, Jr. wins the 2008 Region 7 Officer of the Year award (posthumously) and Mike Plunkett wins the 2008 Region 7 Enlisted Member of the Year award (posthumously).
Corydon Allegue is assigned to the chapter.
August Wayne L. Augustson and Mark Van Houten represent the chapter at the STARFLEET International Conference 2009 in Greensboro, NC. Wayne L. Augustson also represents Region 7 as Regional Coordinator during the Executive Committee / Admiralty Board (ECAB) meeting.

 

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