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Today, the Battlestar Raven (The Flagship Chapter of Battlestar Galactica Fan Club) is three years old! Looking back at where and how she got started, I cannot believe how far she has really come along. And this is really made possible because of her current Command Staff Members and Crew. The Raven has truely become more than just a Battlestar Chapter group when a CO can sit back from time to time without worry and watch your group run herself from the distance with efficiency as your other leaders knows when to step in and run things . When you see something like that, you know you have done your job guiding it to be the best it can be. With that said, we have a few things to announce and reveal.
First announcement! As you all know, the Battlestar Raven Battle Group has been recently established. With that said, we would like to introduce to all of you, Battlestar Raven's First Gunstar Escort:
The Trireme derives its name from its three rows of oars, manned with one man per oar. In modern languages the number in a word or phrase describing an arrangement of oars indicates the number in all. It was an ancient vessel and a type of galley that was used by the ancient maritime civilizations of the Mediterranean, especially the Phoenicians, ancient Greeks and Romans.
Gunstar Trireme is currently in dry dock waiting to be commissioned as it gathers her Command Staff Members and Crew. Her Command Staff Members will be revealed in due time. So if you think you have what it takes to be a Command Staff Member of the Raven's First Gunstar Escort, email me at the following email address to be considered:
The following positions on Gunstar Trireme has been filled already: Commanding Officer and Executive Officer. The other Command Staff positions are still opened as applications are being reviewed by me along with the Gunstar Trireme Commanding Officer.
Please keep in mind the current Fleet SOP's the Raven have to follow by set forth by the BFC Fleet Admiral when applying for a Command Staff Position on the Trireme:
Our second announcement is very dear to all of us here on the Raven for we are a very TIGHT knit family here. When one is in need of help, we all pull together to help each other out. We do not leave anyone behind. There are a lot of us here that are parents and will do anything and everything for our children for they are our life. They are the continuation of our legacy in life.
On February 22, 2014, Zoe "Blossom" James, the four year old daugther of one of my Viper Pilots on the Raven (Justin "Hotwire" James), was diagnose with leukemia. Even though I have not met her in person, when I found out about it, it broke my heart. As a mother of three boys, I know it would be very hard for me to watch as a parent, if one of my children is suffering from leukemia. For me, the day I became a parent, is the day I stop living for myself. Everything from here on out, I do for my family. That is what being a parent is all about. And the same goes for the parents of Zoe "Blossom" James. She is a brave little girl and I love looking at the pictures her father includes me in and his other crewmates on the Raven. We are a family here on the Raven, so we do things as a family.
In Zoe's honor, the Command Staff Member of Battlestar Raven put their heads together to help the James Family. We came up with the following patch design, which we hope to turn this to an actual patch that will be avaible for purchase by anyone who so desires. All profits made from the patch sales, will go towards the James Family for their daughter Zoe. So without further ado, we would like to share with you the patch design for Team Zoe:
Patch without the ribbon
This patch was designed by our very own Interim Executive Officer on the Raven, Steve Tweed. And with the blessing of the Battlestar Galactica Fan Club President, Shawn O'Donnell, the Team Zoe Project has now also become a BFC Sponsored project. And we thank our mother site for that. As the Flagship Chapter of Battlestar Galactica Fan Club, we personify what our mother site is all about. We are just more than a fan club but a loving community of family and friends, hailing from all corners of the world. No child at such a young age should have to endure the effects of leukemia. But leukemia has NO boundaries. Leukemia can affect people at any age: both young and old. So, we here on the Raven along with our mother site, dedicated this patch design not only to Zoe, but to those who are suffering from leukemia, to remain strong and keep the faith. The faith in "FIGHTING LEUKEMIA!" And we hope that you, our Families and Friends in the Battlestar Galactica Community, would join us in this
And lastly, as the Commanding Officer of Battletar Raven, I would like to present this plaque to Zoe "Blossom" James, making her an Honorary Member on the Raven. Your Raven Family loves you very much Zoe. And we are all here for you:
With that said: "ALL HANDS, THIS IS RAVEN ACTUAL! INITIATE PROJECT TEAM ZOE AND SHARE THEM TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS!"
HAPPY 3RD YEAR CHAPTER ANNIVERSARY RAVENS! KEEP LEADING THE WAY IN THE FLEET!
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ALL RAVEN ADMINS, YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!
SO SAY WE ALL!
BFC Vice President
Commanding Officer-Battlestar Raven-BFC 002