Board Game Extravaganza!

The USS Balthasar is going to be hosting a board gaming event at the Modesto Centre Plaza on November 20th. This event is aimed at showcasing local game stores, the great games that are available, and to provide a fun, family friendly gathering.

All proceeds from the event will go to support underprivileged youth involvement in the arts just as all of our fundraising efforts do. The USS Balthasar has given money to support Stanislaus County Boys and Girls Club, the Yes Company at the Gallo Arts Center Scholarships, and Modesto High Performing Arts Academy scholarships.

For more information please visit our Facebook event page here:

Please feel free to hail us if you have any further questions!

Amazon Smile!

AmazonSmile customers can now support USS Balthasar in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’
  3. Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.

USS Balthasar Face Mask!

The USS Balthasar is proud to present custom made protective face masks hand-made by our member April Victorine!

These beautiful masks can be yours for a simple $1`0 donation to the club. To donate you can use the PayPal link below and then reach out to us through this site, email, or our Facebook page!

These are custom made and will only be available while supplies last so donate now!



Hail Us!


Website Retrofit – Ready to Launch!

Just as the original Star Trek: The Motion Picture showed the world the new retrofit on the 1701 Enterprise, we are here to show you the new website for the ship and crew of the USS Balthasar!

As Chief Engineer for the ship I was tasked with trying to find ways to improve and upgrade our web presence while also saving the group overhead to make sure that more of your donations go to the groups and children in need. With that I give you Website NCC-08-A!

There are now a number of features to explore. First off we invite you to read the newest Welcome Letter from our Captain, Bob Van Tuinen. After that we feature our Status Report which is our blog where we will post recent news and updates as events and items arise such as the release of our newest Charity Cosplay Calendars.

In addition to that we have added a page dedicated to our Mission Logs. This is where we will post general pictures from past events we attended or worked at, fundraisers, and other assorted fun we had as a group while raising money for charity.

One of the most exciting new additions is access to all back issues of our quarterly newsletter the Balthasar Backstage. You will have access to read and download ALL issues as they come out digitally in order to stay informed with the happenings and goings-on of the ship and her crew.

There are more items in the works as we continue to retrofit this page such as a page dedicated to the crew manifest so you can get to know everyone involved and how to donate along with what rewards you can earn for doing so.

So please make sure to follow and check in with us often and follow our Facebook page for new events and pictures as often as we have them. For now though I am happy to say, in the words of the great Captain Jean-Luc Picard:

2020 Charity Cosplay Calendars!

The USS Balthasar and In Search of Cosplay are proud to bring you the 2020 Charity Cosplay Calendar!

For a simple donation of $10 you can get one of these 2020 Calendars featuring cosplayers from all over the Central Valley. As always all donations go to the USS Balthasar which uses donations to support arts and music for underprivileged youth in the Central Valley.

Contact us to get one today!

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