Rank and Promotions
On the U.S.S. JURASSIC rank is used ficticiously to enhance the idea of a STAR TREK Fan Club. Rank is used primarily to recognize how active a member is within the club. The higher rank a member holds, the more active that member has become.
Rank has absolutely NO authority within the club. We are all volunteers here. No one of a higher rank can order anyone of a lower rank to do anything. Children under 8 years of age do not hold rank.
Since rank shows the activity level of a member, naturally the newer members will start at the bottom rank. For members between 8 years old and 18 years of age the starting rank is CREWMAN. For members 18 years and older the starting rank is PETTY OFFICER (PO). From these ranks a member can move up (be promoted) by receiving points for performing simple tasks within the club, Region, Fleet, or within their own community. A points system has been set up as a guideline to help you gain those promotions.
The Promotions Review Board will meet three times a year (January, May, and September) to review any Promotions Report Sheets that have been turned in. Always fill out the sheet as completely as possible and don't be shy about using extra sheets of paper to explain an activity (especially if it is a community service project that might be done only in your particular community). You can turn in a Promotions Report Sheet any time of the year, but the Promotions Review Board will only meet during the three months mentioned above. To be considered for a promotion when the board meets, you must have your Promotion Report Sheet to the First Officer by the first of the month the Review Board meets. The Review Board is made up of the Commanding Officer, First Officer, and Records Officer. You will be informed of your promotion and receive a promotion certificate in the mail. Promotions will also be announced in the club newsletter.
If your Promotions Report Sheet is turned down, you will be informed by mail with a letter explaining why it was turned down. Do not be discouraged if this happens. It could be for something as simple as incorrect addition of the total points on your sheet resulting in not having enough points to be promoted . . . or the review board may not have understood something. In this case, save the promotion report sheet and continue to add items until the next Promotion Board meeting. If you feel you have been turned down unfairly, contact your Division Chief and explain the situation to your DC. If the DC agrees with you the DC will contact the First Officer to re-consider your promotion.
According to STARFLEET rules, an individual chapter can only promote a member as far as COMMANDER. Any rank above that (CAPTAIN, ADMIRAL, etc.) can only be awarded by the STARFLEET Executive Committee or the Fleet Admiral.
RANKS ON THE USS JURASSIC
SHIP ASSIGNED RANKS
STARFLEET ASSIGNED RANKS: