Promotion in STARFLEET is in recognition of two important achievements by a member. It is an award for active participation by the member in the club. The more active a member is, and the longer the member is active, the greater the rank obtained. Rank is also an acknowledgement that a member lives up to the ideals of Star Trek. The ideals are summarized in the June 1990 constitution of STARFLEET as , “… to promote an optimistic future as envisioned in the Star Trek universe and to support that optimistic future through community services, social activities and creative endeavors”. Promotions are based on these standards.
The USS Umiak has had the fortunate advantage of coming along at a time when many existing chapters of STARFLEET have developed and refined a number of excellent promotion systems. We have reviewed several of these and taken the methods and ideas of those we thought best represented our goals and pieced them together. The result is this point promotion system which we hope you will find to be fair and equitable. The spirit of cooperation and camaraderie with which the ship/chapters of STARFLEET help and share with each other has saved us untold hours in developing this policy and they have our sincere appreciation.
Requirements for Promotion Through the Point System
Special Promotion Considerations
Promotion Through STARFLEET Academy
These are for Department Heads to recommend crew members for that extra effort beyond the call of duty. Send a written explanation to the Commanding Officer who will then approve and assign a point value if appropriate.
Responding to Mailings
A mailing is defined as a written document given to a group of members requiring a response from them. It is the responsibility of the member initiating the mailing to record who responds and provide a copy to the Records Officer.
Holding an Official Position within STARFLEET
Holding one of the positions listed below (per year): 10
Official positions include: Executive Committee, other Fleet Level positions, Regional Coordinator, or other Regional-Level positions, Ship’s Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Department Head or Assistant to a Department Head.
Community Service Points
Department Head/Shuttle Commander Points
These are standard point values and may be modified by the Commanding Officer