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Introduction

Correspondence or Correy groups provide wonderful avenues for any fleet member. Whether you are out in the boonies, schedule too hectic, or enjoy hanging out on the net, correy groups can provide an outlet for your energy and spark your imagination. 

They are as much fun to run a as be apart of. There is nothing like working together with folks from all over the world to enjoy the fandom. A Correy are not that different from a meeting chapter. We both want to offer activities that are fun and engage the members. We have to stay in touch and communicate what the membership is up to. We just rely more on other forms of contact then the in person method. Each Correy is different, adding their uniqueness to the Fleet. It is up to the preference and the needs of the group, whether they want to be all on line or use printed newsletter. The focus of one is as diverse as Trek. Hunt our website and you will see. You will find they are finding fun in different Trek eras, focusing on one field of interest, lending a hand in the community, and exploring the fandom. 

The guidelines will give you an idea what makes a correy different. For a pdf listing or have more correy questions, e-mail my office. Correy Ops is here to begin your journey into doing it differently. I think you will discover, you are only limited by what you can dream up when you are correy member. 

We thank you for your interest.

 

CORRESPONDENCE CHAPTERS GUIDELINES   

Correspondence Chapters differ from the majority of chapters in STARFLEET in that they chose to interact between members via means other than meeting face to face. The crew complement usually consists of members who are geographically far away from each other. Because of the characteristics of Correspondence Chapters, there are several additional regulations that pertain specifically to them. 

  1. Correspondence Chapter are prohibited from having regularly scheduled face-to-face meetings of its members. Command Staff meetings (that are not open to the public), conventions and other special events are exempt. The biggest question Correspondence Operations receives is what kind of get togethers can we do. This is very fluid. The guideline is, if you plan to conduct monthly activities that are face to face with the majority of your crew, that is a meeting. Most correy chapters attend Regional, Fleet and other special events. Some even host happenings. Now an occasional party or outing is ok, but the majority of the chapter's interaction, is not done on a regular face to face basis.



  2. The official address of a Correspondence Chapter will be that of its Chapter Chair (Commanding Officer) or a mailing address (Post Office Box) in the Region the Commanding Officer physically resides in. Should the Commanding Officer move to another Region, the chapter will also move to that new Region. 



  3. Region of Record, STARFLEET Correspondence Chapter: The Region of Record is that in which the Commanding Officer of a Correspondence Chapter physically resides in. In a few cases a chapter may decide they wish to move to another region. This can not be accomplished by simply finding a mailing address in the new region and recording it. The only way for any chapter to change its region of record is to physically move to that region.



  4. When starting a correspondence chapter, it is suggested if an area consist of both types of groups (meeting and correy), each should work together and cooperate when possible. You will still need permission from STARFLEET and your Geographic Regional Coordinator to form. And, as many Correspondence Chapters have a mother ship outside their Geographic Region, it is required to get permission from both the Regional Coordinator of your Geographic Region and the Regional Coordinator of the Mother Ship. Their signatures are both required on your VRR.



  5. New Correspondence Chapters-in-Training must complete the STARFLEET Shakedown Program and follow all the program's regulations.



  6. Newly commissioned Correspondence Chapters must remain as such for a standard period of at least two years before they can request a change of status to a Meeting Chapter with local face-to-face meetings. If there are compelling reasons, why a group requires a change before two years, a review of status can be requested. These are conducted on a case by case basis.



  7. Because the majority of chapters in STARFLEET are assumed to be meeting-oriented chapters, all recruiting material used by a Correspondence Chapter must clearly state on it that the chapter is a correspondence-only to avoid confusion.



  8. Correspondence Chapters must report via a Monthly Status Report (MSR) to their Regional Coordinator, STARFLEET Operations and to the Director of Correspondence Chapter Operations Department. Correspondence Chapters-in-Training must also report to their Mothership CO and to STARFLEET Shakedown Operations Department instead of Chief of Operations STARFLEET. If you are using the database to report, a copy automatically is sent to Correy Ops.



  9. Local chapters wishing to change status, must first contact Correspondence Operations for assistance and information for the change over. If the group should agree that correspondence is in the best interest of the chapter, then the Commanding Officer should contact Starfleet Operations with a petition for a change of status. This is informal process consisting of a letter or e-mailing to the Chief of Operations with your group's information (Name, Region, etc.) and why the crew wishes to become a correy chapter. Also CC Correy Ops with the request. Until this is completed, you will not be officially a correy chapter. Once you hear back from Operations, Correy Ops will send information for the correy webpage and subscribe the Commanding Officer and Executive Officer on the correy listserver. It is also recommended to inform your Regional Coordinator and Shoc (if you are in shakedown mode) of your intended change.



  10. The same rules apply to newly converted correy chapters as to newly commissioned chapters. A waiting period of two years must be met before a petition can be submitted to return to former status. If this occurs, please contact Operations and Correy Ops as to your reasons and request to revert back to a meeting chapter. Special circumstances will be reviewed case by case.

 

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