Friday, November 20, 2015

Arrangements for Steve Harper

There will be 2 memorial services for VADM Steve Harper, CO of the USS Columbus,  Region 1, who passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 23. The first will be a memorial service at noon on Saturday, November 21, at the North Park Church of Christ (4938 Westerville Rd, Columbus, OH, 43231).

The second will be a Starfleet memorial service and open house that evening on the premises of Star Base Columbus (5541 Westerville Rd. Westerville, OH 43081) This will take place in the house on the hill behind Star Base and Collision One auto body shop). It is only a few miles north of the church on the left hand side of the street. Open house will start at 4:00 PM and the service will begin at 6:00 PM. The Harper family welcomes everyone to attend either one or both of these services.

Directions - North Park Church of Christ 

Directions - Star Base Columbus 

Thanks to Steve Thomas for this lovely tribute

Friday, October 23, 2015

USS Columbus in Mourning

CO Steve Harper (R) planning the Firefighters 4 Kids ToyDrive
with Joe a member of the Columbus Fire Dept.

Today the USS Columbus mourns the loss of her Commanding Officer, VADM Steve Harper, a longtime member of Starfleet, who passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 23, 2015.  He was a good man and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed.

His untimely death has left his family with unexpected medical and funeral expenses. We have started a Go Fund Me Campaign - The Steve Harper Memorial Fund - to raise money to help defray some of these costs.  To make a donation please click the button below.  Thanks to all who support this cause.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Firefighters 4 Kids Toy Drive

Members of the USS Columbus are gearing up for the 2015 Firefighters 4 Kids Toy Drive. This annual event is sponsored by the Columbus Firefighters and  Channel NBC 4  in Columbus, OH.  The club collects toys all year long, but especially in October and November and in December they present them to a representative of the Columbus Firefighters, who then distribute them to needy children in Central Ohio.  

Toys Collected by USS Columbus members in 2014

 Collecting toys for this cause has been an annual tradition of the USS Columbus for the last 11 years, providing families struggling to make ends meet with toys to put under the tree at Christmastime.  Toward Holiday time you'll see firefighters with their boots collecting money on street corners throughout the city.   While this campaign does raise thousands of dollars for the cause, the need is always greater than the supply of toys available.

Club members all pitch in to load the toys
into the back of the squad.

Below is a video of NBC 4's 2014 Firefighters 4 Kids Toy Drive held at the studio.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Anniversary Party August 15

The USS Columbus will celebrate its 26th anniversary on Saturday, August 15  @ 6:00 PM with a picnic at our usual meeting place in the house on the hill behind Star Base Columbus.  If weather permits the picnic will be outdoors.  All are invited to come and help us celebrate this milestone.  We'll be serving sloppy joes and hot dogs and members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.  

Friday, May 22, 2015

Remember what it's really all about...

We thank all those who have served and all who currently serve.  

Have a SAFE Memorial Day Weekend!