Thank you for stopping and visiting with the U.S.S. Tiburon
Please feel free to check out our website to learn more about us and, if you are interested, join us for one of our upcoming events. Currently, the USS Tiburon holds its meetings at the Community Room in Aurora Fire Station No.2 on Hoffman Blvd in Aurora. The meetings are normally held on the 3rd month at 1:30 pm, and last until 4 pm.
In the mean time, you may be asking: What are the benefits of joining?
All members of the U.S.S. Tiburon receive a physical Membership Packet containing the following items:
o STARFLEET Membership Card
o STARFLEET Membership Certificate
o STARFLEET Member Handbook
o STARFLEET Bylaws
o Thank You Gift
Actual materials may differ from image.
The Handbook and Bylaws are either sent to you 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. The Membership Certificate and 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:
o U.S.S. Tiburon Bylaws (PDF),
o U.S.S. Tiburon Promotion Guidelines (PDF),
o Access to the member only USS Tiburon Facebook Group
o Subscription to the USS Tiburon Mailing list (Chumline) and Open Waters e-newsletter
o Assigned Rank and Billet onboard the USS Tiburon
Once your membership is processed, you will be granted the starting rank of Crewman aboard the U.S.S. Tiburon, and given the opportunity to choose a path of either being a commissioned officer or non-commissioned (Enlisted) member. Then you can choose which department you are interested in serving. Most positions onboard the USS Tiburon are fictional, however there are some that have real responsibility within the chapter.
As part of your membership, you will also be subscribed to receive quarterly issues of Communiqué, the newsletter of STARFLEET, The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc. 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:
o Member Discounts on goods and services, including OfficeMax, COSPLAYSKY and more.
o Access to the STARFLEET Academy, which is a set of roughly 1,000 correspondence courses available, for free, to any member.
o Access to the STARFLEET Marine Corps, for members looking for get more involved in the paramilitary aspects of Star Trek.
o Options to partake in many other areas of interest with like-minded Star Trek fans around the world.
And the cost of joining?
A small annual membership fee (paid by check/money order/ PayPal or Credit Card (via PayPal). All membership fees are in US Dollars:
All currency is in US dollars
STARFLEET currently has one type of membership, E-Membership. The E-membership receives a printed membership certificate, a plastic STARFLEET membership card your choice of a membership CD or printed copies of STARFLEET By-laws and Membership handbook, access to the online PDF version of the quarterly STARFLEET newsletter and a gift for joining or renewing your membership.
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 don’t forget to choose USS Tiburon as your chapter from the drop down menu under the payment type section!
Click on the graphic to join today!