The below is a full history of the USS Aryan Star, a sci-fi fandom ship first commissioned by The New Federation on November 13, 2004. The ship transferred its affiliation to the International Federation of Trekkers on June 2, 2006 and formally dissolved on July 31, 2009. The USS Aryan Star had the following two Commanding Officers: Dr. Tom Stevens, who served from November 13, 2004 to May 30, 2006, and Jeff Grizlo, who served from May 30, 2006 to July 31, 2009.
At a meeting of The New Federation, a Star Trek & Sci-Fi Fan Organization, held on Saturday, November 13, 2004, Paul DiMuzio, President of The New Federation promoted Dr. Tom Stevens to Rear Admiral and designated him Starfleet Commander. Mr. DiMuzio also elevated Jeff Grizlo to the rank of Ensign. At that meeting, Mr. DiMuzio announced that The Federation Council has commissioned a new ship with Dr. Tom Stevens as its Commanding Officer. Dr. Tom Stevens then announced that the name of the new ship would be USS Aryan Star. Dr. Stevens announced the promotion of Jeff Grizlo in rank from Ensign to full Lieutenant. He also stated that Mr. Grizlo has been appointed by him to serve as the ship's Executive Officer and that he will also serve in the position of General Assembly Representative. It was also announced that the USS Aryan Star would be a Sovereign Class ship containing a crew of genetically engineered humans who have superior power, intellect, health, virility and looks. Paul DiMuzio, President of The New Federation, announced that the USS Aryan Star has been granted the exclusive responsibility to patrol the Gamma Quadrant on behalf of The New Federation.
Later in the day on Saturday, November 13, 2004, the USS Aryan Star held its first business meeting. Dr. Tom Stevens and Jeff Grizlo were in attendance. It was determined at that meeting that the USS Aryan Star would be a time ship equipped with ablative armour, phase cloaking, and stealth technology. While patrolling the Gamma Quadrant, it was determined that the ship's goals would include establishing colonies and outposts throughout the quadrant that will better enable the crew to maximize their pleasure and fortunes. Allies will be sought out as friends and trading partners. It was also decided that all members of the ship's genetically enhanced human crew will have a life span of between 200-250 years and that in addition to crew members having enhanced strength, intelligence, health, virility and looks, that the male members of the crew will be be particularly well-endowed.
The Holiday Party & Commissioning Ceremony for the USS Aryan Star was held on Sunday, December 12, 2004 at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho, New York. Crew members in attendance were Dr. Tom Stevens, Jeff Grizlo and Helena Stone. It was announced that the ship number would be NCC-71169.
On Saturday January 15, 2005, on the recommendation of Dr. Tom Stevens, Commanding Officer of the USS Aryan Star and Starfleet Commander of The New Federation, the Federation Council appointed Jeff Grizlo, Executive Officer of the USS Aryan Star to serve as Vice-Commander of Starfleet .
On Saturday, January 15, 2005, the crew of the USS Aryan Star went to dinner at Hooters. After dinner, they saw the movie Elektra.
On Sunday, February 6, 2005, Jason Fausone of the USS Maximus was transferred to the USS Aryan Star with the permission of Paul Di Muzio, the Commanding Officer of the USS Maximus. It was agreed that Mr. Fausone would keep the position of Counsellor (which is not an officership position on the USS Aryan Star) and that his current rank and position will not be altered until after Shore Leave in July, 2005.
On Tuesday, February 8, 2005, Paul Di Muzio, President of the New Federation, appointed Jeff Grizlo to the voting position of Secretary General of the New Federation. In that capacity, he was to be responsible for taking minutes at Federation Council meetings. Mr. Grizlo replaced Jason Fausone in that capacity on the Federation Council so the position remains one held by a crew member of the USS Aryan Star. Both before and after the agreement to appoint Jeff Grizlowas made in conjunction with the terms associated with obtaining the transfer of Jason Fausone from the USS Maximus to the USS Aryan Star, Paul DiMuzio extracted additional conditions from Dr. Stevens in return for Jeff's appointment. The first was that Jeff Grizlo would have to be replaced as the USS Aryan Star's General Assembly Representative and that by August 8, 2005, Dr. Stevens would have to replace Jeff Grizlo as Vice-Commander of Starfleet.
On Tuesday, February 8, 2005, Dr. Tom Stevens, Commanding Officer of the USS Aryan Star, approved the transfer of Lieutenant Helena Stone to the USS Surv1, a newly commissioned ship in The New Federation, where she will serve in the position of Second Officer.
On Friday, February 18, 2005, Jeff Grizlo was replaced as Vice-Commander of Starfleet with Captain Orlando Medina, the Commanding Officer of the USS Surv 1.
On Sunday, February 27, 2009, Mark Matonti was appointed Second Officer of the USS Aryan Star and granted the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade.
On Sunday, March 6, 2005, the USS Aryan Star decided that the ship's slogan would be "Carpe Diem", which means Seize The Day in English.
On Wednesday, March 16, 2005, it was learned that Jason Fausone, who recently sought a transfer to the USS Aryan Star, has been in secret negotiations with the Commanding Officer of the USS Maximus to return to that ship. It is unknown whether he will be accepted. Paul DiMuzio, President of The New Federation, stated that re-acceptance would occur under two conditions. The first is that Jason Fausone be demoted to the rank of Ensign, which Dr. Stevens did. The second was that the Command Staff of the USS Maximus needed to vote as to whether to accept him back. Pending that vote, Dr. Stevens, Commanding Officer of the USS Aryan Star, ordered XO Grizlo to stuff Jason Fausone into an escape pod and to jettison him into space with 48 hours of oxygen. Grizlo informed the USS Maximus they could choose to pick him up and save him if they wish.
On Friday, July 8, 2005, The New Federation joined Starfleet, IFT, PPI, Starfleet Command, STAT, and the Baltimore Science Fiction Society in co-sponsoring a dinner held in conjunction with Shore Leave 27 at the Silver Spring Mining Company in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Deborah Sprouse, Vice-President of The New Federation and Captain of the USS Antares, was in attendance, as was Rear Admiral Dr. Tom Stevens, Starfleet Commander of The New Federation and the Commanding Officer of the USS Aryan Star.
On Friday, July 22, 2005, the USS Aryan Star and the USS Maximus co-sponsored a dinner at Harvest Buffet in Great Neck, New York celebrating Space Exploration Day (July 20th) which commemorates the day Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon.
For the 2005-2006 football season, the ship's Fantasy Football Team, the Well Endowed Aryans, joined the Smash Mouth Fantasy Football League sponsored by Yahoo Sports. Unfortunately, our team ended up in 12th place with a record of 4 wins and 9 loses. Jeff Grizlo's personal fantasy football team was called Bent Wankers.
On Tuesday, August 16, 2005, the USS Aryan Star adopted "Semper Erectus" as the ship's new motto.
On Saturday, August 13, 2005, the crews of the USS Maximus, USS Aryan Star and IFT's USS Rebel Crusader went to see the movie The Great Raid.
On Saturday, October 15, 2005, the crews of the USS Maximus, USS Aryan Star and IFT's USS Rebel Crusader attended The Killing Kompany's Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Show 'The Oktoberfest Murders! at Pier 1 at 33 Bayville Avenue in Bayville, New York.
On Tuesday, May 30, 2006, Dr. Tom Stevens resigned as Commanding Officer of the USS Aryan Star. Jeff Grizlo, who served as Executive Officer, was appointed as the new Commanding Officer.
On Thursday, June 1, 2006, Derek J. Hanson, the former Information Services Officer of the USS Rebel Crusader, joined the crew of the USS Aryan Star as Chief Science Officer with the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade 3. Mr. Hanson's IFT membership eventually expired.
On Thursday, June 1, 2006, Jeff Grizlo, Commanding Officer of the USS Aryan Star, received word that the Commanding Officers of the USS Rebel Crusader and the USS Coyote consented to the ship's admission into the International Federation of Trekkers. Mr. Grizlo informed the crew that Suffolk County was part of the territory their ships patrolled and that, pursuant to an Agreement entered into between those ships, both CO's needed to give their OK before new ships were permitted entry into the IFT. On behalf of the crew of the USS Aryan Star, Mr. Grizlo thanked Dr. Tom Stevens, Commanding Officer of the USS Rebel Crusader, and Allan Landow, Commanding Officer of the USS Coyote, for agreeing to allow the USS Aryan Star to join the International Federation of Trekkers. Mr. Grizlo stated the ship will miss its our old affiliation with The New Federation, which held great potential that was never quite realized. Mr. Grizlo had served on the USS Rebel Crusader as Helmsman & Weapons Officer.
On Friday, June 2, 2009, the following message was received by Russ Haslage, President of the International Federation of Trekkers:
The collapse of an organization calling themselves the New Federation has brought a chapter to the true Federation and I am proud to announce their commissioning. All HQ offices, please welcome the new chapter and crew and avail your services to them.
USS ARYAN STAR (NFC-71169)
JEFF GRIZLO, COMMANDING
40 DORCHESTER ROAD
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787
The USS REBEL CRUSADER and USS COYOTE have both agreed to allow the new ship to join the Federation fleet and all three will together work for the good of the Federation which is guided by the Roddenberrydream as he instilled it into IFT.
Welcome USS ARYAN STAR!
In Honor of the Fleet,
International Federation of Trekkers
On Friday, June 2, 2006, Russ Haslage, President of the International Federation of Trekkers, informed the USS Aryan Star that they were commissioned as NCC-71169, which is the same number they were commissioned under by The New Federation. Jeff Grizlo was also informed that while new ship captains in IFT are usually started off with the rank of Commander 3, that IFT will respect the rank of Captain granted to him by Dr. Tom Stevens, Starfleet Commander of The New Federation, and will assign him the rank of Captain 3.
On Sunday, June 4, 2006, Dallwyn Merck joined the crew of the USS Aryan Star as Second Officer with the rank of Ensign 1. On Sunday, June 18, 2006, Dallwyn Merck was promoted in rank from Ensign 1 to Lieutenant Junior Grade 3. On Tuesday, August 1, 2006, Dallwyn Merck was promoted in rank from Lieutenant Junior Grade 3 to Lieutenant Junior Grade 2. On Sunday, August 20, 2006, Dallwyn Merck was promoted in rank from Lieutenant Junior Grade 2 to Lieutenant Junior Grade 1.
On Wednesday, June 21, 2006, Kirk Dolinski joined the crew of the USS Aryan Star as Security Chief with the rank of Ensign 1.
On Tuesday, July 18, 2006, Nathan Schell joined the crew of the USS Aryan Star as Engineering Chief with the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade 3.
For the 2006-2007 football season, the ship's Fantasy Football Team, the Aryan Augments, joined the Rock Hard & Ready Fantasy Football League sponsored by Yahoo Sports. Our team finished the season in third place with a record of 11 wins and 3 loses. In the first round of the play-offs, the second place Ten Inch Boy Wonders beat the third place Aryan Augments by a score of 88 to 87. In the second round of the play-offs, the fourth place Oklahoma Jackhammers beat the third place Aryan Augments by a score of 93 to 88 leaving the Aryan Augments in 4th place overall.
On Tuesday, August 29, 2006, the USS Aryan Star was forced to drop its motto "Semper Erectus" in order to comply with the request of Russ Haslage, IFT President, to "clean up" our Home Page for "family" consumption. On Saturday, September 9, 2006, the ship was forced to drop the reference on our Yahoo Group Home Page that "the males on our crew are particularly well-endowed". We have made this change to comply with the oppressive restrictions that have been promoted by IFT in the name of "family values". In response to these incidents, the ship adopted the following as its favorite quotation: "Better to Reign in Hell than Serve in Heaven!", which came out of Satan's mouth in John Milton's Paradise Lost.
On Sunday, January 7, 2007, Jeff Grizlo was informed by Russ Haslage, President of the International Federation of Trekkers, that the IFT Federation Council promoted him in rank from Captain 3 to Captain 2.
On Thursday, April 19, 2007, Dallwyn Merck was promoted from Second Officer to Executive Officer and promoted in rank from Junior Lieutenant 3 to Junior Lieutenant 1. Also on this date, Jesse Greene joined the crew as Second Officer with the rank of Ensign 1.
For the 2007-2008 football season, the ship's Fantasy Football Team, the Aryan Starfighters, joined the PPI Fantasy Football League sponsored by Yahoo Sports. Our team finished the season in third place with a record of 9 wins and 5 loses. In the first round of the play-offs, the third place Aryan Starfighters beat the second place Spartan Warriors by a score of 97 to 66. In the second round of the play-offs, the first place Freedom Crusaders beat the third place Aryan Starfighters by a score of 76 to 70 leaving the Aryan Augments in 2nd place overall.
On Sunday, September 28, 2008, Mark Lockwood joined the crew of the USS Aryan Star in the position of Information Services Officer with the rank of Ensign 1.
For the 2008-2009 football season, the ship's Fantasy Football Team, the Aryan Starfighters, joined the Objectivist Party Fantasy Football League sponsored by Yahoo Sports. Unfortunately, our team ended up in 11th place with a record of 3 wins and 11 loses.
On Saturday, February 14, 2009, Nathan Schell, the Engineering Chief aboard the USS Aryan Star, transferred to the USS Rebel Crusader where he will serve as their Chief Science Officer.
Since joining the International Federation of Trekkers, the USS Aryan Star sponsored and attended a number of interesting events which included going to the following places, movies, restaurants and conventions:
06/10/06 - The Belmont Stakes (138th Running)
06/17/06 - Playland (Rye, New York)
06/20/06 - The New York Botanical Garden
06/25/06 - Charles Darwin Exhibit (AMNH)
06/25/06 - Cosmic Collisions (Hayden Planetarium)
06/25/06 - Amazing Caves (IMAX)
06/27/06 - Superman Returns (Movie)
07/07/06 - Shore Leave 28 (Hunt Valley, MD) (3 days)
07/07/06 - Pool Party (Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn)
07/08/06 - Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Movie)
07/22/06 - Space Exploration Day Celebration (Century Diner Buffet)
07/22/06 - My Super Ex-Girlfriend (Movie)
07/29/06 - New York Hall Of Science
08/05/06 - Mohegan Sun (Casino)
08/05/06 - Paul Anka (Concert)
08/08/06 - Jacques Brel Is Alive & Well & Living In Paris (Musical)
08/13/06 - The Fantasticks (Musical)
08/16/06 - The History Boys (Play)
08/19/06 - New York Renaissance Faire
08/26/06 - Snakes On A Plane (Movie)
08/30/06 - Avenue Q (Musical)
09/03/06 - The Lieutenant Of Inishmore (Play)
09/17/06 - Hard Rock Cafe (Times Square)
09/17/06 - Monty Python's Spamalot (Musical)
09/30/06 - Kohler-Kon II Collectibles Show
10/09/06 - American Museum Of The Moving Image
10/09/06 - Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (Movie)
10/28/06 - Forest Of Fear (Tuxedo, NY)
11/11/06 - Nassau County Firefighters Museum
11/12/06 - Altar Boyz (Musical)
11/18/06 - Naked Boys Singing! (Musical)
11/19/06 - American Airpower Museum (Republic Airport)
11/25/06 - Flight 587 Memorial (Rockaway, NY)
12/02/06 - Queens Museum of Art
12/30/06 - Christmas Decorations Holiday Hunt
02/16/07 - Farpoint 2007 (Hunt Valley, MD) (3 days)
02/22/07 - Washington's Birthday Celebration (Harvest Buffet)
03/03/07 - James Doohan's Birthday Celebration (Lenny's Pizzeria)
03/15/07 - 300 (Movie)
03/17/07 - St. Patrick's Day Celebration (Santoor Indian Restaurant)
03/22/07 - William Shatner's Birthday Celebration (Harvest Buffet)
03/31/07 - Floyd Bennett Field
03/31/07 - Aqueduct Raceway Flea Market
03/31/07 - Ewan McGregor's Birthday Celebration (Empire Buffet)
04/06/07 - Billy Dee Williams' Birthday Celebration (Jackson Hole)
04/14/07 - Fort Totten Historic Tour
04/21/07 - Astroland (Coney Island)
04/21/07 - Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park (Coney Island)
05/19/07 - Queens Botanical Garden
06/16/07 - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Movie)
06/25/07 - Shrek The Third (Movie)
06/29/07 - Live Free or Die Hard (Movie)
07/06/07 - Star Trek Meetup (Paddy McGee's)
07/21/07 - Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (Movie)
07/21/07 - Jon Lovitz' Birthday Celebration (Ayhan's Shish-Kebab)
07/26/07 - Hairspray (Movie)
07/26/07 - Stanley Kubrick's Birthday Celebration (Old Country Buffet)
08/04/07 - The Bourne Ultimatum (Movie)
09/08/07 - Fly In 2007 (Floyd Bennett Field)
09/29/07 - Kohler-Kon 3 (Bantry Bay Pub/Cork Hall)
09/29/07 - Madeline Kahn's Birthday Celebration (Sizzler)
10/14/07 - Elizabeth: The Golden Age (Movie)
11/21/07 - New York Transit Museum
01/04/08 - National Treasure: Book Of Secrets (Movie)
02/09/08 - The Fantasticks (Musical)
03/07/08 - Triumph of the Human Spirit (Sculpture)
04/12/08 - Tiny Tim's Birthday Celebration (Yan Jing Buffet)
04/26/08 - Man of La Mancha (Musical)
05/16/08 - The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Movie)
06/05/08 - Iron Man (Movie)
07/19/08 - Meet Dave (Movie)
08/09/08 - Queens Zoo (Flushing Meadows/Corona Park)
08/09/08 - Carousel (Flushing Meadows/Corona Park)
08/16/08 - Brooklyn Museum
08/16/08 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
08/16/08 - Steve Carell's Birthday Celebration (Century Diner Buffet)
08/23/08 - Bayport Aerodrome Fly-In
08/23/08 - Bayport Aerodrome Museum
08/23/08 - Long Island Early Fliers Museum (Bayport Aerodrome)
08/23/08 - Sheep Shagger Baaa! (Bayport Aerodrome)
08/31/08 - Queens County Farm Museum
08/31/08 - The Adriance Farmhouse (Queens County Farm Museum)
08/31/08 - Hay Ride (Queens County Farm Museum)
08/31/08 - Buddy Hackett's Birthday Celebration (Subway)
09/06/08 - Bangkok Dangerous (Movie)
09/13/08 - Alley Pond Environmental Center
09/20/08 - Belmont Raceway (Belmont Park)
10/04/08 - An American Carol (Movie)
11/07/08 - Changeling (Movie)
11/22/08 - A Christmas Tale (Movie)
12/13/08 - Milk (Movie)
12/21/08 - Holiday Dinner (East Manor Buffet)
12/27/08 - Marley & Me (Movie)
01/10/09 - The Unborn (Movie)
02/08/09 - The Rockefeller Center Tour
02/08/09 - The Cathedral of Saint Patrick
02/21/09 - Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail (Movie)
03/07/09 - The Cloisters Museum & Gardens
03/08/09 - General Grant National Memorial (Grant's Tomb)
04/14/09 - Dragonball: Evolution (Movie)
05/14/09 - Star Trek (Movie)
05/17/09 - X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Movie)
05/30/09 - Terminator Salvation (Movie)
06/02/09 - Up (Movie)
06/05/09 - Land Of The Lost (Movie)
06/07/09 - The Hangover (Movie)
On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, the crew of the USS Aryan Star voted unanimously to dissolve the ship effective Friday, July 31, 2009. Jeff Grizlo announced he was resigning his membership in the International Federation of Trekkers effective July 31, 2009 and that the following crew members were transferring their IFT memberships to the USS Rebel Crusader where they will retain their rank and be assigned the position of Crew Member:
Dallwyn Merck (Junior Lieutenant 1)
Jesse Greene (Ensign 1)
Kirk Dolinski (Ensign 1)
Mark Lockwood (Ensign 1)
On Friday, July 31, 2009, the USS Aryan Star formally dissolved.