"But first, we would like to have people get together so we can talk about the club, we can start putting something together and have an initial meeting. To be a local chapter, we have to have at least 10 members. Basically, we'll get together once a month, watch movies or episodes, possibly buy, sell or trade Star Trek collectibles, go to the future birthplace of James T. Kirk, Riverside (Iowa), once a year to Trekfest; anything fun that pertains to Star Trek."
And if there's enough regional interest, there's no reason a Star Trek convention couldn't be held in Ottumwa, he agreed. Club members would also do charity work in the community, something the international club encourages.
"We want to do it right," Malcom said, "and make it fun and accessible to everyone."
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