What are the benefits of joining, you ask?
All members of the U.S.S. Tiburon will receive an emailed Starfleet Membership Packet containing the following items:
- A STARFLEET Membership Card
- A STARFLEET Membership Certificate
Starfleet Handbook and Bylaws are available for download from the Starfleet website, www.sfi.org.
You will also receive an online Welcome Packet with:
- U.S.S. Tiburon Membership Certificate
- Access to U.S.S. Tiburon member only events and activities
- Access to the U.S.S. Tiburon member only Facebook Group
- Access to the U.S.S. Tiburon member only weekly e-newsletter
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 choose for yourself a career in either Command, the Operations/Engineering/Tactical , or Science/Medical. 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 quarterly newsletter of STARFLEET, The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc. Please note that the Communiqué is an electronic newsletter 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, 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 JOIN US, just click the recruitment poster and dont forget to choose USS Tiburon from the drop down menu under the payment type section!