The Grazerite Gazette
Newsletter of the USS Jaresh-Inyo
Prometheus Tactical Cruiser
SFI - Region 12
Volume # 1 Issue # 4
|USS Jaresh-Inyo is a Paragould,
Arkansas based chapter of STARFLEET,
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Trek theme, we are a science fiction fan club.
Jaresh-Inyo is a correspondence based chapter of STARFLEET assigned to Region 12 encompassing Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. We were commissioned on Stardate 2009.256.
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Wow, a lot has happened since the last time I sat
down to write something for the newsletter. I hope I can remember
First of all, I want to welcome Commander Cory
Whorton to the Executive Officer billet. He and I have spoken at
length and I am truly excited to see where Cory's numerous talents,
enthusiasm, zeal, and drive take us over the next few years (yes Cory,
you will be around that long). I want to thank Commander
Patrick Litton for his dedicated and unwavering service over the past
year as the Jaresh-Inyo's first Exec. He is part of the reason as to
why we are such a large and expansive chapter! Commander Litton will
still serve the JI as Chief of Sciences and MSG OIC and I am very
anticipatory to see where he will take us in those divisions.
Second, I want to take a moment and welcome
Captain Glenna Juilfs to the billet of Second Officer. She will be
working in tandem with me and Cory to make sure that you, the member,
have all of your needs met and that you are truly enjoying your time
aboard the JI. This is, after all, your chapter my friend. If you have
any questions, please never hesitate to contact us. I will include
everyone's email at the end of this article.
I want to send a big thanks out to Lieutenant (jg)
Richard McCreery, our very own Chief of Computer Operations. He has
been working on the website (www.ussjaresh-inyo) as he can and I must
say, I am quite pleased with its progress thus far. If you have any
ideas for the website, pass them along to Lieutenant McCreery at firstname.lastname@example.org
(I want one of these vanity email addresses too!).
There are several ways to contact anyone in the
command division. We do have a facebook page (thanks to Colonel Kevin
Cozart) available at http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=406673425371&ref=ts.
We also have our website as mentioned above. I will list the emails at
the end of this article.
Some folks have came up to me (not literally) and
asked how could they advance in the ranks and contribute more to the
chapter. If you are assigned the rank of Midshipman right now, you
have not taken Officer's Training School (OTS) from the STARFLEET
Academy (SFA). The documents you need are all online in an electronic
format for you to easily download located at docs.sfi.org under the
Membership Materials tab. OTS can easily be taken online at www.sfaquiz.com
whenever you are ready. Please note that this system is automated and
you will receive a score immediately but your score will not be
entered in the database immediately. This still has to be done
manually by the director. You then have the option of being a
commissioned officer and taking the grade of Ensign or pursuing the
enlisted pathway and taking the rank of Petty Officer 3rd
Class. Once you take Officer's Command College you will advance one
more grade/rank (Ensign 1st Class or Petty Officer 2nd
Class). Also, submit articles to the newsletter and join in on the
discussions on the list. I take notice of all of these actions.
Also, my division chiefs make mention to me and
Cory whenever they feel someone under their command is doing a good
job versus an exceptional job. This earns an advancement after enough
time has passed too. Once you reach the rank of Commander, it is
regional policy to have that rank for at least a year before you can
be considered for Captaincy; oh yes, you can attain the rank of
Captain and not have to command a starship!
Anyway, if you have any questions, never be
afraid to contact me or my command staff. We are always willing to
help to the fullest extent we can.
Until next time,
CO: BGN Gary Hollifield, Jr. email@example.com
Crew! I would like to take this opportunity to thank the crew and the captain for the chance to serve as your first officer. I want the crew to know anything I can do for my door is always open. We have been working on the Crew Rosters and Databases for the ship and I'm happy to say that we do have a new crew roster and if you did not get one please email me and I will send you a copy. We are also working on a way to notify our crewmembers when their membership is about to expire and we hope to have this in place by next month. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you and answer any questions you might have. I also wanted to point out that we still do not have a logo so please start to think about this.
XO- USS Jaresh-Inyo
I would like to remind all marines that your reading list for the MARINE READING CHALLENGE is due by the end of the month (January, March, May, July, September, November). For those not in the know...I collect books and audio books read and listened to and submit them to the 12th BDE OIC each reporting period. This would mean for the months of February/March, April/May, June/July, August/September, October/November, December/January. I would encourage ALL Marines to become involved in this challenge. I know you read, so why not enter the challenge? Any book or audio book is fair game. Here is an opportunity to show the 12th BDE that we are Reading Warriors! There is a reading challenge list form on the WOJ list page, in the document section. Any questions, please contact me.
I am working on a roster of all members. If you have an MOS please let me know.
Also please email me privately a good email to reach you if we don't already have it and a phone number (if you wish to share and converse occasionally via phone).
This roster (the full version of which will only be viewed by myself, Patrick, the Chapter CO and XO), will include, name, rank, contact info, MOS Quals, Unit Position and expiration dates.
Christina Doane, Col.
Congratulations to those who were promoted and welcome aboard to all new members. Everyone is encouraged to submit an article to the newsletter. It can be anything from a report, appointment or promotion within a department, activities, fiction, AER, etc. The newsletter is only as good as YOU make it, so please contribute.
End the Fight with Distractions
by Jane Powell on September 3, 2010
ďLife is full of distractions.Ē
Does it seem like something or someone is always trying to steer you off track? You have a point of focus, an objective, or destination, then something comes along that captures your attention and points you in an entirely different direction.
Of course a certain amount of distraction canít be avoided. The good news is there is something you can do to deal with these diversions and get back to being productive. The best solution is to simply accept them as inevitable, give them the attention they deserve, and then get back to the task at hand as quickly as possible.
Donít let distractions upset you or derail your best intentions. Remember that an emotional reaction is likely to cost you far more time and energy than the distraction itself.
Life is a Game
Life is a game of cards.
You did not invent the game, Nor did you frame the rules.
You have no control over the cards dealt to you.
But you are there to play.
A good player, even with a bad hand of cards, will play well and emerge a winner.
A bad player, even with the best of cards, will play badly and lose.
You know what you must do. And yet how
do you get yourself to do it?
If you're tempted to put off a task until later, remind yourself why you truly want to get it done. Put a powerful why behind it, and you'll find a way to do it now.
Real achievement demands many consistent, focused efforts spread over long periods of time. The way to keep it up is to keep it meaningful.
Give your long-term intentions the opportunity to dispel the short-term, momentary urges. With a clear, solid purpose firmly in mind, you'll stay reliably on track.
Whatever you choose to imagine can happen for you. Constantly give your goals a sincere reason why, and you'll bring them steadily to life.
Engineering has been very quiet, and that I would like it very much if all the members of this section would make an effort and contact me, and do a project for Engineering - blueprints, a story, anything.
Ens. James Hook has been named as Engineering Specialist in small craft repair - such as shuttles, fighters, etc
Valerie J. Rose
Let all who see these presents, welcome.
24 August 2010
27 August 2010
President of the United Federation of Planets
Jaresh-Inyo (c. 2372)
In 2372, the post was held by Jaresh-Inyo, a Grazerite.
His presidency was marked by a number of troubling foreign and
domestic policy developments, including the dissolution of the
Khitomer Accords and an undeclared war with the Klingon Empire in
2372, increasing tensions with the Dominion, and the rise of the
BGN Gary Hollifield, Jr.
CMDR Cory Whorton
CAPT Glenna Juilfs
RADM Valerie Rose
Chief of Communications/Counselor
CAPT/COL Glenna M. Juilfs
Chief of Operations
LCDR Cory Whorton
Chief of Computer Operations
LTjg Richard McCreery
Chief of Engineering
RADM Valerie Rose
Chief Medical Officer
CAPT Samuel Cummings
Chief Science Officer/Marine OIC
CMDR/LTC Patrick Litton
Chief of Security
LT Jonathon Neale
Chief of Strategic Operations
LTjg David Stayduhar
Cadet Corps Commandant
COL Gary Hollifield, Sr.
COL Christina Doane
FCPT James Whatley
Ship's Logo by Kevin Cozart