Star fleet is the fan organization with something for all Star Trek Members united in appreciation of the Human adventure that is Star Trek. Hundreds of "Chapters" and Clubs throughout the world link members to Fandom activities as well as to an central Organization that is Star Fleet
Star Fleet is incorporated as an not-for profit corporation under the laws of the state of North Carolina.
The basic building block in all things in Star fleet is its members. Star Fleet members reside all over the globe and come from all walks of life.
We here in the Europe concentrate (of course) on the European part and members of the Club.In Star Fleet we do have membership dues that needs to be paid every year so the club can be run but the fee is used to mail out to its members the membership materials and the clubs newsletters every other month.
The membership dues and fee is for us outside of the USA:
Membership for one person: 20 $ (US).
Family of two: 27 $.
Family of three: 30 $.
Family of Four 33 $.
Family of five: 36 $.
Family of Six: 39 $.
Family Membership is designed for individuals who share a residence or have some form of close geographic Proximity.
- Membership Identification Card (small pocket size).
- Membership Certificate (big wall size to frame and hang on a wall).
- Star fleet Membership Books.
- Star fleet Vessel Registry.
- Also an subscription of the clubs Bi-monthly News letter the Communique.
The Governing Body of Starfleet is the Admiralty Board which consists of the Regional Coordinators of each region in SFI.
The Administrative Body of Starfleet is the Commander Starfleet (the Fleet Admiral) and The Executive Committee.
In Order to ensure democratic Governance of StarFleet, All Matter of policy are decided and approved by the AB.
What makes up Starfleet ?.
WHY , The members Of course.
We do have a Rank System in Starfleet, The same as in the TV shows and Movies.The US Navy ranking system is used by the Club and ships around the World.
These Ranks are meant to be awarded for service and responsibility within Starfleet,These Ranks are fictitious and do not mean that one member is superior to another,These ranks are for Fun and to enhance the Star Trek Feel of the Organization.
Authority is sometimes confused with rank.These are two different ideas.RANK is fictitious,AUTHORITY is Real.The authority of the EC,AB,The Regional Coordinators and Chapter Commanding Officers (Captains) is given to them in order to enable them to preform their administrative and management jobs within Starfleet.The watchword for Rank and Authority is "IN SERVICE".
In starfleet we have also affiliated groups and special Clubs within each ship and sometimes in the whole of the regions only, These special clubs or affiliated groups serve their own members according to the special way's those who are part of them like to experience and feel what Star Trek should be like some times with a different flair or feel to them than the Fleet in general does offer to the general members of the Club.These below are only naming few of them and they are of countless other special things we Star Trek fans in StarFleet do in the club to express ourselves through.
Starfleet Marines. Starfleet Special Operations.
These are only very few of the special clubs or Guilds within Starfleet most of them can be seen on the Starfleet Home page Where they all get more fair and good introductions they deserve.
What do we do in Starfleet ?.
What we do in starfleet is to join Smaller club Versions that we call "Ships" that are a part of the Bigger Organization,Also we "join" Stafleet Academy that is a Sort of a School that offer both "real life" and fictional courses that we can use and enjoy in our fandom of Star Trek and most other Sci Fi fandoms.(See links)
What is done in these ships ?.
What we do is have fun and support our fandom of Star Trek and with other Sci Fi Fans around the world,We also advertise the movies when they come out we either offer to or mostly we are requested to do so by the Theater's around the world we either get free admissions to the movie or we get paid for it (all funds raised in that way go to a local Charity).All ships and regions do "real world non fictional work" that benefits the Fleet, Region or the Ships members.We have meetings and talk about all things either offline or online.We also have special meetings or Conventions for the club like International Conference every year and Regional Summit's where all Starfleet or Regional matters are discussed and planned or we just simply just meet and have fun in and with our fandom.Most of us go to Star Trek or other Sci Fi Conventions together or individually.
We also have all kinds of publications either as Manuals or Newsletters both offline or online,The Starfleet Int newsletter is the "Communique" where news around the world from all fans in the Club are posted and mailed out to all Members of SFI,But Regions and most ships have their own Newsletter that are published by monthly or every month.
We do have "positions" and such in the club as Engineer or Security Officers even Command Officers but those Positions only are used to describe our "specialization" or/and reflect in what we have learned or trained for in the Club.
What we DON´T do is involve ourselves in politics outside the club or openly support any other Groups with an political agenda or religious ones and neither do we advertise them,We DO recognize the fact that since we are so many in the club that we have all kinds and different political and religious dispositions in real life but all of us live by the Star Trek IDIC code that recognizes that fact that we are not all the same or are cloned and melded from the same mind our personal view's are only personal and spoken out loud OUTSIDE of SFI and doesn't reflect the View's of all the general members in SFI.What we do is respect that fact and each other for those view's.
Of all of the things we do in the Clubs in general around the world we do mostly out of course to have fun but in all the things we do in Starfleet the most of us if not all of us in Starfleet enjoy and have fun doing is the Charity work that we ALL do around the world in all the clubs or ships as we like to call the clubs where ever they are.I am sorry to say naming just few of them is a long list and they are as numerous as we Star Trek fans are many and therefore they are not mentioned here but be assured that if there is a charity work being done at least two of the people doing it are Star Trek fans and in the Starfleet International Club or have been members in it.We do charity work both on everything from an Small area based charity to city based one to world wide ones.In some countries we appear in Uniforms while doing them but mostly you will just see our smiling faces in "plain normal dress Codes" (LOL) asking for things or money to donate to an worthy cause.
We also try to have fun in what we do in the spirit of Star Trek like lets take a look at this web page.
For instance the Bar and Grill is a "just for fun" Fan based way to share the food and drink recipe's that we have and serve sometimes at our parties and conferences around the World.And many more similar pages are in the working's and in the plans for this "Space Station" in the future but of course "at" the bar we do have and get recipe's from all the club mailed in, found and are invented or made by us to resemble the drinks and food "stuff" from Star Trek in general.
The Promenade is the page where we share advice's on various aspects of our interests in (sometimes) real life and our hobby's also where we give the rest of the region a chance to buy or trade the things we make or have extra of and want to give away or sell.
The main idea for this star base is to make it come as close to being like the space stations around starfleet in the TV shows with both as real and fantasy based Mixed flair to it within the limit of the space we have for the station to be made into and have as much fun with it at the same time for us and any non-members as we can.
But of course this is all bound to the rules of the Club and anything done and posted and mostly will be from members in Good standing in Starfleet and only then Starfleet Regional member's of Europe or as we call it Region 9.
One of the best things about Star Fleet is the Family Feeling in the club or and regardless of how long you have been in the Club or the position you hold with in it around the world in SFI,You could say that we are a a family of 4,000 + and with no restrictions to age or any physical limitations or mental ones either LOL so you dont have to be a Mega Nerd or a computer genius to be in SFI.We have programs for the Younger generations from age´s up to 18 years old also and not only in the "academy" or the main Club but also in the "Ships" and in the Regions around the world and we are not bound to the Internet either so there are no problems if any one dosent know theyr way around a computer the only and the main thing is to enjoy the fandom of Star Trek and nothing else with the club and our "Family".
Star Fleet to us is like one Big Family and how many people can truly say that they have over 4.000 Family members in our family because that's what we really are and most of us stay friends even after we "leave" the Family and move on to other things and anyway most of us always come back again because we all remember how much FUN! we have had in the past with the club and our FAMILY.
Star fleet and Uniforms.
We DONT wear uniforms every day (like some SPORTS fans or Heavy Metal "fanatics" but we might also be either one of those mentioned also),When we meet we do all kinds of things (we try hard to keep the administration talk to the minimal) and we have fun together we provide each other information on special offers and where to go to and travel to Conventions we share the unknown and rare items you wouldn't get anywhere else but in this group,Things either from ST and any other Sci Fi.What we do in Star Fleet is all about Having FUN and NOT the uniforms or playing silly Bugger's in uniforms (its fun though sometimes) but for us its all about the spirit of IDIC and Star Trek and our love of the shows and the movies and the human adventure we live in our every day to day lives.
We may be strange and we may be weird but we know what we are WE ARE STAR TREK FANS and We come from all "walks" of life we enjoy what we are can you say the same about your Hobby and your special interest in life.
So Why Not Join SFI what do you got to loose.
THE FLAG SHIP OF THE REGION.
Ship Class: Prometheus.
Capt Thomas A Sigmundsson.
FCapt Guðjón Sigmundsson
Location : Hafnarfjörður
Ship Class: Sovereign.
Commanding Officer: COL Arthur Van Rhee.
Exceutive Officer: Roger Stearns.
Location: Laakdal, Belgium.