When you join STARFLEET, you become part of a special tradition of Star Trek fandom stretching back decades. To honor your participation, STARFLEET offers the following perks to each of our members…
The Membership Packet
All STARFLEET Members receive a Membership Packet containing the following items:
• A Membership Card
• A Membership Certificate
• A Member Handbook
The Handbook and Vessel Registry are sent to members on a convenient CD-ROM, which also includes additional text and graphics files which members are welcome to use. At no additional cost, a new or renewing member can instead request a printed version of the Handbook in lieu of a CD-ROM (as some members do not have access to a computer).
We ask that new and renewing members allow at least 6 to 8 weeks for their membership packet to arrive.
The STARFLEET Communiqué
Published continuously since the early 1980s, the STARFLEET Communiquébrings news from the world of Star Trek to the members of STARFLEET. This quarterly publication also updates members on the latest announcements from the central organization, features articles about what fellow STARFLEET members and their chapters are doing, and presents photos, artwork, editorials, book reviews, interviews, and a variety of other fun and interesting content.
Although some fan organizations have moved entirely into the virtual world, STARFLEET realizes that many of our members still like to hold our newsletter in their hands as they read it. Because of this, STARFLEET offers both a printed and a downloadable online version of theCommuniqué to all of our members at no additional cost. The printed version is mailed to each member 4 times a year, while the most current online version is available as a PDF file downloadable from a special password-protected area of this website accessible only to active STARFLEET members.
PLEASE NOTE: If your mailing address changes while you are a member, please contact Member Services, as our postal permit does not cover forwarded mail.
Each year, STARFLEET offers a number of academic Scholarships to deserving members pursuing their education in a variety of subjects and disciplines: medicine, engineering, theater arts, international studies, business and management, veterinary medicine, teaching, law enforcement, and journalism/writing.
STARFLEET awards up to $1000 per scholarship per year, but the program is open only to any active STARFLEET member who is currently enrolled in a fee-requiring school. Click here to learn more about the STARFLEET Scholarship program.
We offer valuable discounts on goods and services, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, CosPlaySky.com, OfficeMax, Red Roof Inn, Motel 6 and Choice Hotels™. Membership has its privileges — check it out! Click here to view our discount offers
In addition to having access to any of our hundreds of local chapters, each club member is invited to participate in a variety of special organizations within the larger STARFLEET entity. Participation is purely voluntary, and no member of STARFLEET is required to do anything beyond simply paying their annual membership dues. However, for those members wishing to get involved beyond simply receiving their membership packet and bi-monthly newsletter, STARFLEET offers the following fun and engaging resources:
A set of nearly 1,000 correspondence courses available for free to any member. These courses cover a wide range of topics–from aspects of Star Trek to the functioning of STARFLEET to general science fiction and even to non-sci-fi activities such as learning to trace your own family tree.
STARFLEET Marine Corps
For members looking to get more involved in the paramilitary aspects of Star Trek, the SFMC offers groups that operate as part of many chapters. The Marines have their own uniform styles, their own online newsletter and resources, their own rank structure, and they host many of their own activities. They operate within STARFLEET and as a part of the overall club, but they also offer members a different type of fan experience.
STARFLEET Department of Technical Services
For members who love the technology of Star Trek, the DTS brings them together to share their enthusiasm and creativity. Do you have questions about starships? Planets and stars? Alien civilizations? The history of Star Trek’s future? Do you like to design new starship classes and draw schematics? Chances are, you’ll want to check out the DTS after you join.
Learn more about the Department of Technical Services
And Much, Much More
The STARFLEET experience is always growing and changing, with new programs and activities to keep members engaged, challenged, and satisfied.
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