For over 23 years, the Star Trek franchise has been an integral part of Las Vegas history through attractions, fandom bars, and social groups.
In November 2020, Star Trek the Fleet, an international Star Trek charity and fandom group, launched its sixth ship, the USS Windrunner, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
According to Star Trek inventor Gene Roddenberry’s vision of infinite diversity in infinite combinations (IDIC), the officers and crew of the USS Windrunner embody the inclusive future of Star Trek. The ship is led by David Seven McClenton, who is passionate about agriculture and the environment. Your first officer, Alethea Martin, is one of the first transgender officers in the fleet.
The ship has over 100 members who transcend every race, gender, sexual preference, political affiliation, veteran status and disability division.
“The fleet is all about fun,” said Hunter Cain, former Clark County Commission candidate and 2nd officer on the USS Windrunner, “but it’s also about giving back to the community.”
The members wearing the Star Trek uniform have worked on food drives at multiple locations, hosted family-friendly events, promoted and supported local businesses, and even planted trees on Mount Charleston.
“We’re just getting started,” said Captain McClenton during the group’s end-of-month meeting. He continued, “There are 28 community projects planned for the end of the year, nearly a dozen cultural events on the agenda, and a slew of ‘away missions’ (a Star Trek term that means visiting the community). We want to show our church that we are here to serve. ”
The USS Windrunner will be unveiled at the 2021 Star Trek Convention here in Las Vegas this August.
Are you more of a hardcore trekkie or just looking for a unique way to give back to the community. The USS Windrunner is ready to welcome you aboard.
For more information about the group, please search USS Windrunner on Facebook or send an email to [email protected]