Monday, February 15, 2016

February 2016 Meeting

This month's meeting will be held Saturday, February 20 starting @ 6:00 PM at our normal meeting place, the house on the hill behind Collision One and Star Base Columbus on Westerville Rd.

The after meeting activity will be a potluck dinner and movie night at the meeting place. We will begin to discuss plans for our activities for the coming year.

As always, we welcome new members to come and join us!

Friday, December 4, 2015

USS Columbus Holiday Party

The USS Columbus Christmas Party will be held tomorrow evening (Saturday, Dec. 5) at 6:00 PM in the house on the hill behind Star Base and Collision One on Westerville Rd. This is a potluck so everyone is asked to bring a dish, dessert, snack, or beverage to share. The Columbus has been collecting toys for the Firefighters 4 Kids Toy Drive. A representative from the Columbus Firefighters will he on hand to receive the toys that were collected. Anyone who would like to support this cause may bring new, unwrapped toys to the party to donate. There will also be a Ferengi gift exchange....if you wish to participate in the exchange please bring a wrapped gift $15-$20. (Participation in the gift exchange is not mandatory but it's a lot of fun!). Hope to see everyone there!

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.