The USS Panther NCC-74922 is a chapter-member of STARFLEET TASK FORCE 31 located in Tiverton, Rhode Island.
The chapter formed in March 2015 and the fictional timeline of the chapter was originally set in the Trek calendar year of 2383. To help you understand the timeline, the Star Trek: Voyager series ended in the Trek calendar of 2378; Star Trek: Nemesis movie was set in the Trek calendar year of 2379.
Originally inspired by “Star Trek”, the USS Panther is a science fiction and fantasy fan club that embraces anything from Captain James Kirk to Doctor Who. The USS Panther also participates in many events that includes, but is not limited to: Cookouts, movies, parties or celebrations, trips to local tourist attractions, and Sci-Fi conventions.
When a person signs aboard the USS Panther, the member may choose to serve within one of the chapter’s departments listed below:
- Support Service
- Diplomatic Corps
Membership to the USS Panther is open to any Task Force 31 member in good standing, although the USS Panther is classified as a correspondence chapter, we use several communications mediums to keep in touch and reach the membership base. At present we use the old standards of land-mail and telephone tree, as well as the Internet such as: email, listserv, Facebook, messaging and video conferencing.
Each member of the USS Panther is entitled to and will receive the following in an electronic format:
- ID Card (chapter)
- Membership Handbook
- 6 issues of the bi-monthly newsletter called “PANTHERA”
- Promotion Certificates as earned
- Award Certificates as earned
- Membership Certificate
We’re also dedicated to making the world a better place. Not all members participate in our community service projects. To understand further, let’s beam down for a moment to Afghanistan, where U.S. soldiers have received care packages from USS Panther members. Back in Tiverton, we’ve collected Labels for Education and during the holidays we collect donations for the areas Toys for Tots campaign and the Angel Tree Project. We’ve also participated in food can drives and recycling.
That’s just an example of how our community service is actually global service and because of our efforts to embrace the ideals of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, we’re doing our part to meet his vision of a better world.
To see what we do, check out our newsletter, “PANTHERA”.
Finally, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact either the Commanding Officer or First Officer listed below:
Live long and prosper!
|Master Chief Petty Officer
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