What are the benefits of joining, you ask?
All members of the U.S.S. Tiburon will receive a physical Membership Packet containing the following items:
A STARFLEET Membership Card
A STARFLEET Membership Certificate
The Handbook and Bylaws are sent to members on a convenient CD-ROM, which also includes additional text and graphics files which members are welcome to use or you may choose the paper option which only provides hard copies of the Handbook and Bylaws. Membership Certificate and Membership Card are always hard copy. We do ask that new and renewing members allow at least 6 to 8 weeks for their Membership Packet to arrive.
You will also receive an online Welcome Packet with:
U.S.S. Tiburon Bylaws.pdf
U.S.S. Tiburon promotion guidelines .PDF
A Uniform Guidelines .PDF
Information on our email list, Chumline and Facebook Group
Once you’ve received this information, you will be granted the starting rank of Crewman aboard the U.S.S. Tiburon, and given the opportunity to align yourself with the Command/Tactical Division, the Operations/Engineering Division, or the Science/Medical Division. Another option you will be given is the choice of commissioned (Officer) or non-commissioned (Enlisted) member. After that, you can choose whether you would like to be an ordinary crew member, or if you would prefer to specialize in a specific area of the ship, such as Astrometrics, Sickbay, Engineering, the Armory, Temporal Mechanics, or in one of our many Science Labs.
You will be added to the ship’s mailing list, and given information to join other lists where members of other ships partake in discussions daily. You will also be subscribed to receive ongoing issues of Communiqué, the bi-monthly newsletter of STARFLEET, The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc. Please note that while Communiqué is no longer a physical publication and must be downloaded from the Starfleet Database.
You will also have access to a number of academic Scholarships made available to deserving members pursuing their education in medicine, engineering, theater arts, international studies, business and management, veterinary medicine, teaching, law enforcement, or journalism/writing. STARFLEET awards up to $500 per scholarship per year.
Last, but certainly not least, as a member you will receive:
- Member Discounts on goods and services, including OfficeMax, Red Roof Inn, COSPLAYSKY and more.
- Access to the STARFLEET Academy, which is a set of roughly 1,000 correspondence courses available for free to any member.
- Access to the STARFLEET Marine Corps, for members looking for get more involved in the paramilitary aspects of Star Trek.
- Access to the STARFLEET Department of Technical Services, for members who love the technology and ships of Star Trek.
And the cost of joining?
A small annual membership fee (paid by check/money order/ PayPal or Credit Card (via PayPal):
If all of this sounds appealing, and you’re ready to stop reading this endless webpage and actually APPLY, just click the recruitment poster and dont forget to choose USS Tiburon from the drop down menu under the payment type section!