Here is a brief history and TrekUnited Australia Mission Statement for the press release and web-site. Thanks for all your help in creating them, your input was invaluable!!! This is just some of the information which will be sent to Candice for the press release.
TrekUnited Australia was created on the 9th of February 2005 days after the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise at www.trekunited.com. Aussie Trekkie became the National Co-ordinator of the group on the 19th of February 2005 and soon after the group begun to take shape. The first task of the group, consisting of a growing number of Australian members, was to begin a media campaign, informing the Australian media to the activities of TrekUnited.com. This media campaign under the leadership of Aussie Trekkie was successful in that the group was able to get at least three articles written about the Save Enterprise cause. The first article was published online on 2nd March 2005 by the popular Australian dance music site inthemix.com. The article written by Mr Sevens was titled Culture: Star Trekâ€™s final frontier? http://www.inthemix....features/19993/. The 2nd of March also saw the publication of a letter to the editor by Belanna a TrekUnited Australia member, in The Daily Telegraph http://www.trekfansudnited.com/forum/index...?showtopic=3080. On the 6th of March we had an article titled Starstruck written about the TrekUnited campaign in the Sunday Age, another major Australian newspaper http://www.trekfansu...?showtopic=4741.
On the 21st of March, Vol became the second co-ordinator of TrekUnited Australia. On the 2nd of April, Australia held its first Save Enterprise Rally in Melbourne, outside of Channel 9 studios. The rally organized by Melbourne resident Rachael (trekker1701) was a success, with people turning up with posters and flyers voicing their support of Star Trek: Enterprise. One of the posters read â€œWake Up Paramount! Just because weâ€™re 7930 miles from LA, doesnâ€™t mean we donâ€™t care!â€ http://www.trekfansu...?showtopic=3077
On the 9th of April 2005, LonegunGirl created the TrekUnited Australia web-site. This web-site is designed to store all the Australian save Enterprise information and promote our campaign http://www.scifidata...TUAustralia.htm
With the appointment of two National Co-ordinators, a weekly campaign address to all the members which listed the week to week happenings of the group began on the 24th March 2005. The following is a list of links to each address written so far.
24 March/31 March Address:
8 April/14 April Address:
23 April 2005 Address:
28 April 2005 Address:
6 May 2005 Address:
12 May 2005 Address:
In addition to weekly address, the Australian members also meet every Wednesday night at 9pm AEST in the TrekUnited chat room to discuss the campaign and plan for the following week. Many ideas have been pitched during these meetings. This includes TrekUnited Australia T-Shirts, poster campaigns, Star Trek and Science Fiction fan club campaigns and also a fundraising raffle being conducted by a members to raise $240 for the children at the Childrenâ€™s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney.
November 18 UPDATE: On 9th June 2005, Vol became sole National Co-Ordinator of TrekUnited: Australia and since that time Trekunited Australia has been involved in many of Trekunitedâ€™s projects.
In June 2005, Trekunited released the newsletter â€œHailing Frequencies Openâ€ detailing news in the Trekunited world. In July, TU:AUS made an impact when Kirok was assigned to the newsletter as a writer and was begun to write a monthly column called â€œThe Australian Endeavourâ€. TU:AUS remains the only national team in Trekunited to have a column dedicated to their news http://trekunited.co...df/hfo%2002.pdf
July saw the introduction of a thread called the â€œCampaign Brainstorm,â€ which was a place where the team could discuss ways to expand on the current campaign efforts. This thread was responsible for the creation of the joint TU:AUS and Trekunited FanFilm Mailer Campaign http://www.trekfansu...?showtopic=6487
The FanFilm Mailer Campaign was developed by TU:AUS members before an official proposal was submitted on 24th July to the Trekunited Executive Staff and the Legal team. The campaign recruited fifteen Star Trek fan film production groups and become the first ever campaign to unite and involve a large slice of the Star Trek Fan Film community on a single task. On the 25th September the project was given the green light, by TrekUnited http://www.trekfansu...?showtopic=7750 The 4th October 2005 saw the official launch by Tim Brazeal of the FanFilm Mailer Campaign. The campaign consisted of five â€˜wavesâ€™ of postcards featuring and promoting Star Trek fan films. This campaign was a truly worldwide effort, targeting Paramount offices in Australia (Week 1: 3rd â€“ 9th October), United Kingdom (Week 2: 10th â€“ 16th October), Germany (Week 3: 24th -30th October), Canada (Week 4: 7th â€“ 14th November) and U.S.A (Week 5: 16th â€“ 23rd November) http://www.trekfansu...?showtopic=7883
TrekUnited Australia in conjunction with TrekUnited is not only aiming to save Star Trek: Enterprise, but is also aiming to unite the fans from all over the country and world. We hope that we will be able to make not only a positive contribution to the Star Trek fandom, but also to the community at large.
Following is the TrekUnited Australia Mission Statement:Â
TrekUnited Australia Mission Statement
For 39 years, Star Trek has inspired millions worldwide with its vision of hope for the future. This vision has not only effected people worldwide but also countless Australians.
Star Trek dares to push the envelop on modern day issues, whilst daring to dream that against all odds, peace amongst humanity and a better life for us all can be achieved through co-operation.Â With the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise and the resting of the Star Trek franchise and its inspirational vision, Australian fans have been left for the first time in 18 years without such a program and source of inspiration.
The Australian branch of TrekUnited, aims to unite all Australian fans in order to campaign for the return of Star Trek: Enterprise, whilst bringing awareness of the entire Science Fiction genre to the Australian public and maintaining the visibility of the Star Trek fandom. We also aim to make a positive contribution to the Australian community in the future, in order to bring the world one step closer to the peaceful existence promoted by Star Trek.
This post has been edited by Vol: 18 November 2005 - 06:15 AM