Sunday, January 11, 2009

StarFleet Region Five Summit at RadCon

Posted on behalf of Major Mitch Dunn, USS Thermopylae NCC 74703

The Region Five Summit at RadCon (Feb 13th, 14th & 15th) will soon be upon us. If you have not already made Reservations, I strongly recommend you do so ASAP. Ensure they know you are with “StarFleet”. Or you will be told that there are no rooms left in that weekend.

Here is the Hotel Information and Itinerary:
Best Western, Pasco Washington 1-509-543-7722
We have been granted a $5.00 discount for room prices as quoted to RadCon. Star Fleet is well loved and they are looking forward to our increase in activities in their hotel. Just tell them you are with "StarFleet" when you call. They will also provide Transportation to both the Airport, as well as Service between the Hotels for RadCon.

Does this mean that you cannot attend RadCon? Certainly not! What it means is that members of R5 will not have to pay the RadCon membership if they do not wish to attend RadCon but DO wish to attend the Region 5 Summit and Activities. We noted that there were several people that just could not afford the convention so didn't attend the summit and muster in previous years. We are thinking that this is a great way to have access to RadCon for those folks that wish it.

Friday schedule items: 13 February 2009
12:00 – Until 16:45 on Sunday, Star Trek Movie and TV Shows on the Big Screen in the Dining Area and will be open for general use during all hours except during breakfast in which only Hotel Guest may stay in that dining room. We have to be courteous to the other patrons as well. A SFI desk will be provided at this time for people checking in, Please sign in so for our own accountability.

17:00 – Honor Guard Post the Colors in the Main Hall – Opening Statements Welcome Aboard Star Base Five.
17:30 -19:00 Marine Muster, 5th Brigade On Deck, Visiting Dignitaries Please RSVP to:
19:00 – 20:30 Star Fleet Marine Mess Dinner. This dinner is open to everyone, see menu below to make order request.
21:00 – 02:00 The Night Club Opens, there will be a full service bar that will be sectioned off from the public side of the room. Our security will check your Legal Identification so please ensure you have it on you. Games and Fun come one come All.

Saturday schedule items: 14 February 2009
00:00 – 23:59 Star Trek Movie and TV Shows on the Big Screen
06:00 - 10:00 Breakfast in the Dining Room (Non Hotel guest are welcome for $6.00 at the Hotel)
10:00 - Region 5 Summit ~ Main Meeting Room
12:00 - CO/XO Lunch Meeting ~ Executive Meeting Room
13:00 - Marine Melee Combat (Boffers), LazerTag & Air Soft Marksmanship Competition
This will need to be outside and ALL are welcome (not just marines). So bring your LazerTag & AirSoft Toys. If you don’t have any, there will be enough for you to borrow for the Competition and or the LaserTag Shoot out. AirSoft will be out doors and dependant on Weather, LaserTag will be a mix of both in and out door. Again dependant on the Weather.
19:00 - Prospective Slaves check in with the Auctioneer. ID will be required (over 18 required)
20:00 - 21:00 The Night Club opens and the Orion Slave Auction begins.
(The Orion Slave Auction is a for fun event only and not to be construed in any other fashion)
2100 – 0200 Star Fleet Marine Ball (All Hands Invited ~ Formal to Semi Formal Please)
The Music will be loud enough to dance to, but quiet enough to chat with your friends.

Sundays Scheduled Items: 15 February 2009
00:00 – 11:45 Star Trek Movie and TV Shows on the Big Screen
06:00 – 10:00 Hotel Guest Breakfast in the Dining Room
12:00 - Closing Ceremonies & Honor Guard Retires the Colors

The Meals on site are as follows.

Friday Night Marine Dress Mess Dinner (120 person occupancy) Meal is at a fixed price of $15 a plate. Please specify if you prefer the Main Room or in the TV/Dinning Area. We have 60 seats in each area. All orders need to be completed no later than Friday February 6th 2009 These seats will be filled on a first come first serve basis, please be prompt in your request.

Please place Orders for either or both dinners via Email to: all request must be received no later than Friday, 6 February 2009. Sooner if you have a preference of which dining area you would like for Friday night.

Payments for all actual meals can be done on your rooms or in person at the door, with the exception of the Late Night Pay-Per Plate finger foods which will be taken on location.

Choice of Entrée in Buffet’

1) Mesquite Tri-Tip London Broil
Mushroom and Peppercorn Cabernet Sauce on the side

2) Grilled Chicken Breast
Champagne Crème with white sauce: Tomatoes Marinated in Basil on the side

3) Alaskan Salmon
Orange Chipotle Cream Sauce on the side

Vegetable Selections
Seasoned Green Beans Covered in Oven Roasted Almonds

Starch Selections:
Best Western Pasco’s Signature potatoes
Garlic, Blue Cheese or Ranch, Bacon Mash requested on the side

All meals come with fresh rolls and salad bar. All alcohol sauces have been requested to be available on the side Examples are the Burgundy Sauce and the Champagne Cream Sauce.

Saturday Night Supreme Taco Bar for $10.00 in the TV/Dining area for dinner from 6pm to 8pm.
Email via all request must be received no later than Friday, 6 February 2009
Season Ground Beef and Fajita style chicken with classic refried beans combined with an array of toppings. This Mexican Fiesta includes: Flour Tortillas, Hard Shell Corn Tortillas (substitute soft shell corn tortillas if preferred) Shredded Romaine lettuce, sour cream; diced tomatoes, diced onions, diced bell peppers and shredded cheese; with tri-color chips and salsa.

Late Night Hospitality (Pay-Per Plates) Menu: Cash on location: Captains please take a poll and email with an estimated number so we can ensure we order enough or don’t way over order.
Poppers, Mozzarella Sticks, Popcorn Chicken, Hot Wings, Egg/Spring Rolls, Fresh Veggies, French Fries, Assorted Cheese and Crackers.

Pre Order Wonderful Wraps for Lunch directly from the Hotel; Can be billed to your room or paid for at the counter.
Please specify when ordering if you have dietary needs.

Classic Turkey Bacon Ranch Wrap These classic style wraps come with turkey, cheddar cheese, bacon, ranch dressing, wrapped in a superb garlic herb tortilla : $6.95

*Spicy Chipotle Ham and Swiss With the spirit of an original taste, these spiced up wraps come in a tomato basil shell filled with bacon, romaine lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and a zesty chipotle mayo: $6.95

These wraps also come with your choice of assorted chips, and sodas

Payments for Friday and Saturday Night Dinners can be paid via your room or in person. All Orders Submitted Must Be Paid in Full. Cancellations Must Be Completed No Later Than Friday February 6th 2009 other wise your food will be prepared as the Hotel has to order this special for this event. Late cancelations can be paid directly to the Hotel, they will have your name and diner order on hand.

Keep a Smile

Major Mitch Dunn, USS Thermopylae NCC 74703
Commander Aero Group, 503rd MSG "Raven"
Prospective CO, USS Pinguin & 533rd MSG
Operations Officer, Region five Summit 09'
Region five Chief Medical Officer
5th Brigade Information Officer

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