New Years Honours List 2017

Your Chapter Needs You!

A Chapter is only ever as good as its members and in order to be successful each and everyone of us is required to contribute, in whatever way they are able, to the group.

Our New Years Honors List is an opportunity for the Captain, along with his Command Team to formally recognise the achievements and the extraordinary service that go above and beyond the call of duty.

To ensure that as many people as possible can make nominations for the awards we have both a poll and form nomination process which opens on the 1st December and is open until the 31 December.

All nominations submitted are considered by the Command Team.  All crew members, including the Command Team can nominate a crew member for an award.  The Commanding Officer of the Chapter has the final decision in this matter.

Completed and finalised by the end of December and announced 1st January each year.

Crew Member of the Year 2017

Top Gun 2017 v3“Top Gun”

Awarded by general crew consensus to the crew member who has been a shining light in all matters pertaining to the USS Glenn Miller

This award is open to all Officer and Enlisted Ranks and is awarded to the crew member who has shown outstanding commitment to the USS Glenn Miller throughout the year.

This award is given to the individual who best demonstrates outstanding direction, through his/her individual contributions, a consistent level of guidance for fellow members, and leadership in the Chapter through both word and action.

The Top Gun of the year also demonstrates consistent conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek, and supports the series’ vision of a positive future through community service and scholastic accomplishment (where appropriate), in addition to participation in Sol Sector Command and chapter functions.

The Crew Member of the Year is awarded the accolade of the “Best of the Best” and is accorded the title – ‘Top Gun’.

Eligibility:  Crew Members on board the USS Glenn Miller


The Sir Terrance Pratchett Literary Ribbon

Flaming Grill 2017 v3“The Flaming Quill”

The Sir Terrance Pratchett Literary Ribbon is awarded by general consensus of the crew to the member who has bewitched, bedazzled, bemused and astounded the crew with their literary or their creational representational outpourings in the arena of Chapter fiction and other musings in general that embues and enhances the esprit de corps in both our Chapter fictional and non-fictional worlds.

The winner of the prestigious Sir Terrance Prachett Literary Ribbon is accorded the title – ‘The Flaming Quill’.

Eligibility:  Crew Members on board the USS Glenn Miller


The Grand Nagus Award for Diplomacy

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“I observe and remain silent.”   – Elizabeth 1 Tudor

“A true diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.”  – Robert Frost

The Order of the Grand Nagus for diplomacy is awarded to the crew member who displays the most savvy, visionary and liberal response to any given situation that really warranted the other party or parties being bopped on the head.

Awarded to individuals who have made significant impact in representing the chapter in distinguished service in the light of overwhelming odds.

Self-nomination or via crew vote.

Eligibility:  Crew Members and VIP’s on board the USS Glenn Miller


The Order of the Royal Fizzbin

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The basic Laws of Science working against us or in vernacular parlance the

 “seemingly spiteful behaviour manifested by inanimate objects, where objects that cause problems (like lost keys or a runaway bouncy ball) are said to exhibit a high degree of malice towards humans.”

Fizzbin is a fictional card game created by Kirk in the Original Series episode “A Piece of the Action”.  While being held hostage on Sigma Iota II with Spock and McCoy, he spontaneously invented a confusing card game to distract the henchmen guarding them.

The rules were intentionally complex.  The top hand is a ‘royal fizzbin’, consisting of a king, a two, a jack, a six, two queens and two aces during the day, and a queen, a four, an ace, an eight, two kings and two jacks at night.  However, the odds against getting one are c 1022 to 1.

The recipient of the Order of the Royal Fizzbin is awarded the accolade of the “Supernova”

Eligibility:  Crew Members on board the USS Glenn Miller