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Special Announcement

Fellow Colonials & Members of the Fleet,

I have a special announcement to share with all of you.

Firstly Herb Brunner has accepted appointment as our new Director of Media Relations & will be making the move to that spot from the seat of the Deputy Vice President.

In his place I'm appointing Daniel Allen as Interim Deputy Vice President.

Both appointments are effective this date.

I want to take a moment & reflect back on Herb's work as both a member of the Quorum of the Twelve & as Deputy Vice President...and say that he has done outstandingly well in both & I'm honored that he accepted this new challenge.

Daniel of course you know as a proven quality & as a beacon of leadership....& though his upcoming tenure as Deputy Vice President will be brief, I know he will bring all this considerable talents to bear in the position.

The question some of you might have is...brief tenure?...Interim?

Specifically speaking...Dan will be serving as a caretaker DVP till a permanent replacement can be selected.

So, now I'm going to open the floor to all of you on this...who amongst you are interested in the position?

Very serious question...because I am going to be taking applications for the spot, effective immediately.

We are going to go through a three month vetting process on this spot...we will start the clock tomorrow 4/30/12 & complete this process on 7/30/12 with the new Deputy Vice President taking office formally on 8/1/12.

We are looking for someone who is or will be active on the site, active off site in the sense of promoting the BFC either online or at Conventions & will be prepared to assist the Vice President & Myself in our duties.

We consider this to be a very important position as it does rank third in line to the succession to the Presidency of the BFC.

For those that are interested, please work up a resume & tell me what makes you think you are capable to do this job & how given the circumstance you would lead the BFC if you were thrust into the position of President.

You may reach me on the site here & please put it in the form of a private message to me rather than a post.

There are no disqualifiers for this position....except for perhaps CDF members...if I'm not mistaken the regulations of the CDF prohibit active members of the Colonial Defense Forces military wing from holding a civilian government position. Please check with your immediate CDF superiors on that before presenting an my knowledge this does not disqualify CDF civilian staff.

Members of the Quorum may apply...but if you are selected you must relinquish your seat on the council to do so.

Members of the government of the BFC, I would ask that you not apply for the position as some of you are already wearing to hats & I don't want multiple positions tying one person down.

So that opens this up to all the rest of you.

Remember, we have three months to make this decision...please make all due consideration & throw your hat in the ring.

So say we all!

Shawn O'Donnell


Battlestar Galactica Fan Club

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Greetings from CDF Fleet Command Headquarters,

I hope everyone is having a good time at the Starfest Convention, and at the treaty banquet tonight. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Nathan Gastineau. I am the Fleet Admiral and founder of the Colonial Defense Forces. I cannot be here tonight for I am currently on a leave of absence while I tend to personal matters, so please allow for Gene and Jesse to speak on my behalf.
Over a year ago, I approached Dan Allen from the BFC and later Shawn O'Donnell about forming an alliance between our 2 organizations. The CDF was well off on the military side of the coin, however the civilian aspect was missing. We had tried over the years to form a civilian structure and Quorum however the draw for membership was elsewhere.
Knowing the BFC had an established president and the structure I was looking for and that the BFC had been talking about forming Battlestar chapters, I thought this was the perfect time to form an alliance that would be benefit both organizations.
Weeks of working out the details, keeping our separate names and identity, etc I made an announcement along with Dan Allen. Some, not all, CDF members flipped out. "What are you thinking?" was at the top of the questions to me at last years Colonial Conference. After much talk, deliberation, and understanding, everyone was on the same page.
So began the quest which has lead us here tonight. There was always a side of the CDF and I think any Galactica fan club that gets over looked. In the Star Trek world many times Klingons fall into the same category. The Cylons. For months I had envisioned, talked about, and tried to put into place The Cylon Alliance within the CDF. A rouge group of Baseships that allied themselves with the Colonials. We were simi-sucesssful. As interest grew on there was always one man I knew who good lead the toasters. Gene Hagerty. With the same thoughts, Gene was well on his way to already creating the Colonial Cylon Alliance. A mirror organization to the CDF with Baseships as chapters, Cylon platoons, raider squadrons, etc. This is exactly what needed to happen.
So here we are, over a year later and the parent organizations CDF, BFC, and the CCA are leading the way to welcome in any and all BSG fan clubs. I have felt this way from day one. BSG fandom will only survive if we unite and keep the torch lit together. We are stronger as an alliance, assisting each other in various needs, finding a place for each new recruit, and standing behind Galactica in any form.
Now, as an alliance we represent just more than one group. Always remember what lead us here tonight. The love for a show called Battlestar Galactica. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for following through with my vision and keeping the dream alive. Raise your glasses and make a toast! To the Tweleve Colonies, to BSG, and to The Alliance! So Say We All!
Fleet Admiral Nathan "INDY" Gastineau
The Octagon, Picon

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Mike's thoughts of the day

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."

Hoping people will see the BF2142 mod, is a really good thing for BSG! I just pray and hope to the Lords of Kobol that it goes well, Colonials v Cylons on big battle maps, In Space for you Viper/Raptor jocks and on the ground for all you Colonial Marines out there!

So Say We All

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Hello Colonials,

You will all note that I just posted a trailer from the film "Titanic".

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of course of the day that the ship struck an iceberg in the North Atlanic...NOT however the 100th Anniversary of the sinking (technically)...the actual collision happened late in the evening of April 14th 1912...the ship itself sank in the early morning hours of April 15th.

A little later in the day to add to the tribute for Titanic I will post the full-length version of James Cameron's "Ghosts of the Abyss" in HD.

Very informative & very interesting...

So Say We All!


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BBC 1 series "Land of the Lost Wolves"

All, I want to preface this a bit...for some reason this email from Chris Morgan & Co over at got overlooked in the email pileup I call my inbox.
As you can see episode 2 of this series actually aired yesterday on BBC 1 in the my apologies to our friends in the United Kingdom.
Otherwise, I'm sure they will re-run this in the UK & everyone in North America can look forward to this program on the Discovery Channel later in the year.
We at the Battlestar Galactica Fan Club support Chris Morgan & in their battle to protect endangered species across the planet...their survival is ours!
So Say We All!

Hi again friends,

More exciting news - if you are in the UK, the BBC 1 series 'Land of the Lost Wolves' that I have been involved with is currently airing. Episode 2 is on at 9pm on Friday 6th April - yes - today! Tune in if you can! It's a wonderful show about the wolves in my own back yard here in Washington State's Cascade Mountains, featuring Gordon Buchanan, Jasmine Minbashian and other colleagues. I'm in episode 2 briefly tomorrow, tracking wolves on the BC coast of Canada. All mind-blowingly beautiful locations, and a great story about wolves that will not give up their drive to return to the wilds of the west. For USA friends, it will air on Discovery later this year - watch this space.

Then if you want to learn more about the wolves of Washington visit our bear, wolf, and cougar webpage here:  Another great organization that is helping wolves and people is Conservation Northwest here in my home town Bellingham:

Thanks for tuning in everybody!

Best wishes,


Chris Morgan, MS
Ecologist & Conservationist

Main hub site:

Project sites:
Wildlife Media & BEARTREK:
GBOP - The Grizzly Bear Outreach Project:
Insight Wildlife Management:
PBS Nature:

Bellingham, WA, USA
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