Volume I, Number 5  •  August/Early September 2008 
•  Friday, Sept. 26:  Star Trek Night with the Atlanta OutWorlders
•  Sat., Sept. 27:  Third Annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge
•  Saturday, October 18:  Fall Dinner & Business Meeting
•  Friday, October 31:  Third Annual Halloween Spooktacular

•  Commanding Officer elections coming in December
•  Contributions needed now for The Sovereign Star
•  20th Year Celebration t-shirts still available!
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos

•  August Birthdays
•  August Membership Renewals
•  Welcome Aboard!
•  Wish List
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  Our Member Benefit Program Partners
•  12 Years Ago Aboard the USS Republic
Star Trek Night with the Atlanta OutWorlders

8:00 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2008
Hosted by and in the home of Alan Siler
2582 Addison Drive, Doraville GA  30340
Let's join our friends, the Atlanta OutWorlders, for a night each month that celebrates the quintessential American science fiction television franchise: Star Trek. Each month, we'll explore a different theme by seeing episodes taken from all of the show's TV incarnations: Star Trek, The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and yes... even Enterprise.  Few television shows, particularly sci-fi, have had the impact on American culture that Star Trek has had.  For the month of September, the theme is "Ritual Combat."

Driving Directions:
•  Take I-85 to the Chamblee-Tucker Rd. exit (that’s the first exit inside I-285 on the NE side of the city). If you’re traveling N on I-85, you would turn left onto Chamblee-Tucker.
•  Go through the first light, turn right at the second light (Shallowford Rd).
•  Take the immediate next right turn onto Addison Dr.
•  Go through the first stop sign; we’re the 5th house on the left.  Mailbox has very reflective numbers.
Third Annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge

With the Klingon Assault Group and the
Atlanta Regional Furries
6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2008
Midtown Bowl
1936 Piedmont Circle, Atlanta GA  30324
(404) 847-5703  ||  www.midtownbowl.com
The Republic's Second Annual STARFLEET
Bowling Challenge, September 2007
Join the USS Republic for our Third Annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge!  This year so far, we'll be facing the Klingon Assault Group and the Atlanta Regional Furries!

The game fee is $5.00 per person for two hours of bowling.  CASH ONLY, PLEASE.  Please arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. to pay for play, rent your shoes and choose your ball.  First frame opens promptly at 7:00 p.m., so please arrive early and be ready to roll (literally) at 7:00 p.m.  Shoe rental is $4.00 and is not included in your game fee.  Midtown Bowl's food grill offers a broad range of menu items and adult beverages are available at the full-service bar.

Last year's Bowling Challenge turned out to be a huge media event with lots of TV cameras.  We hope to receive similar media coverage again this year, so please wear your best Star Trek costume or your USS Republic sport shirt or chapter t-shirt!

Please RSVP via email to confirm your participation so that we can ensure sufficient bowling lanes are reserved for this event.  Come ready to have a great night of fun!
USS Republic Fall Dinner & Business Meeting

Saturday, October 18, 2008
Location TBA
The Republic's Spring Dinner & Business Meeting, April 2008
The USS Republic's Fall Dinner & Business Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 18, at a time and place yet to be determined.  The Republic typically holds two business meetings a year, one in the spring and one in the fall, to set the chapter's course for the following six months.  At this meeting, we'll be making specific plans for chapter activities from November through next April, including the upcoming Commanding Officer election and our annual Christmas Party in December.  Members who wish to be more involved in the Republic's operations are especially encouraged to attend.  As always, the Republic's many friends and guests are invited to join us.  Suggestions and recommendations for a dinner location for this event are welcomed at USSRepublic@aol.com.  Save the date now!  Additional details to be announced soon.
Third Annual Halloween Spooktacular

Friday, October 31, 2008
Hosted by and in the home of ENS3 Mark A. Ozanick
1690 Hudson Road, Decatur GA  30033
The Republic's First Annual Halloween Spooktacular,
October 2006
Yes, it's early, but make your plans now to join the USS Republic for our Third Annual Halloween Spooktacular, to be hosted by and in the home of Ensign 3rd Class Mark A. Ozanick in Decatur, Georgia!  This is, of course, a costume-encouraged event—and not necessarily Star Trek or science fiction costumes!  This will also be a potluck dinner and BYOB event, so start getting your most ghoulish recipes ready!  Additional details to be announced soon.
Commanding Officer elections coming in December
Captain Eric L. Watts' first full two-year term as Commanding Officer of the USS Republic will soon be coming to a close, and all members in good standing will soon be asked to cast their vote for the candidate they want to lead and administrate this chapter for the next two years.

According to Section 04:05 of the STARFLEET Membership Handbook, "Chapter Chairperson" (page 18, January 2005 edition), "The Chapter Chairperson, also known as the chapter Commanding Officer (CO), plays an extremely important role in the day-to-day operations of STARFLEET.  The CO represents STARFLEET to the members of their chapter, and likewise, through regular reports, represents the opinions and needs of their members to STARFLEET.  A CO of a shuttle is required to be a graduate of the Officer Training School (OTS), while the CO of a chapter must be a graduate of both OTS and the Officer Command College (OCC)."  Also, per Section 04:09, "Both the Commanding Officer and Executive Officer must be at least 18 years of age."

As of September 14, 2008, there are five members of the Republic who hold the necessary credentials to hold the office of Commanding Officer.  They are:

•  Lt JG David Churvis
•  Captain Matt Ebeling
•  Commander Brian Holloway
•  Commander John R. Sims
•  Captain Eric L. Watts

Any officer on the list above who wishes to announce his candidacy for the position of Commanding Officer should notify the current CO anytime before November.  Any member of the Republic not listed above who wishes to run for the office must first take and pass the OTS and OCC exams administrated by Starfleet Academy. Information on these exams can be found on the Starfleet Academy web site.

Captain Watts is willing to serve a second term as the Republic's CO.  If any other eligible person announces his or her candidacy, paper ballots will be mailed to each member in good standing in November.  Cast ballots can then be mailed to the chapter's mailing address or delivered by hand at the Republic's Christmas Party in December.  Ballots will be counted by three noncandidate members and the election results announced during the evening.  The new Commanding Officer, if any, will officially assume office on January 1.
Contributions needed for The Sovereign Star
Member contributions for the next two issues of the Republic's award-winning chapter magazine, The Sovereign Star, are now being accepted.  Winner of the STARFLEET Region 2 "Best Printed Newsletter" Award for 2007, contributions can be articles, essays, reviews, reports, fiction, poetry, artwork or games (crossword puzzles, etc.).  The only requirement is that the contribution must be related in some way to Star Trek, STARFLEET, Region 2 or the Republic.  Text documents should be submitted as MS Word or PageMaker 7.0 files; image files should be submitted as 300 dpi JPG, TIFF or BMP files.  Send all submissions to USSRepublic@aol.com.
20th Year Celebration t-shirts still available!
Making their debut at Sci-Fi Summer Con, our 20th Year Celebration commemorative t-shirts are still available!  These high-quality, 100% preshrunk cotton tees are available in sizes Medium, Large, XL, 3XL and 4XL and feature the two-color USS Republic 20th Year Celebration logo screenprinted on the full chest.  Each limited edition, collector's item shirt is only $15.00 postpaid!  Sizes Small and XL are already sold out, so order yours now before they're gone forever!

Click here
to buy with PayPal or send check payable to "USS Republic" to Captain Eric L. Watts, 2902 Aspen Woods Entry, Atlanta GA  30360-2759.
Recent Chapter Event Photos

Away Mission to The Dark Knight  ||  July 19, 2008
ENS3 Mark A. Ozanick, Ens Chris White, Captain Eric L. Watts, ENS3 Marq Collins, Ensign Marilyn Teague

Summer Pool Party  ||  July 26, 2008
In pool: ENS3 Hal Doby, friends.  Seated: Friend of the Republic Mike Antol, ENS3 Zannetta Law.  Standing: Unidentified friend, Friends of the Republic David McDonald and Wiley Deloach, ENS3 Mark A. Ozanick, Ensign Jeff Trew, Captain Eric L. Watts, Ensign Joanne Trew, Ensign Tammy Pakulski, Friend of the Republic Jeff Pakulski.


Friday, August 1
ENS3 Russell J. Broomfield

Tuesday, August 5
Ensign Jeff Trew

Wednesday, August 6
Ensign Chris White

Sunday, August 10
Captain Eric L. Watts
Ensign Jenilee Trew

Tuesday, August 19
Ensign Hyo Soon Yoo

Monday, August 25
Ensign William H. Dover


Captain Eric L. Watts
Ensign 3rd Class Hal Doby
Ensign Chris Jones


3 New Members in July!

Ensign Jeff Trew
Ensign Julianne Trew
Ensign JG Jenilee Trew

The Republic needs certain items on a continuing basis to operate.  To help keep our expenses and membership dues as low as possible, donations of the following items would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your support!

•  HP 10 black, cyan, magenta and yellow ink cartridges
•  13 x 19 70-lb. smooth white opaque text stock
•  Avery 8160 or compatible address labels
•  9 x 12 manila clasp envelopes
•  8½ x 11 90-lb. white index card stock (Springhill 15101)
•  standard staples
•  clear packing tape

The USS Republic NCC-1371 is a chapter of STARFLEET International (SFI) and a member of STARFLEET Region 2.  Commissioned on May 14, 1988 at Dixie-Trek, the Republic currently has 72 active members (as of September 6) and is now the largest chapter of STARFLEET in the world.  The Republic plans and coordinates an active schedule of events for its members, frequently partnering with other local science fiction groups in the Atlanta area for joint activities, but does not hold meetings on a consistently fixed date each month.

Membership in the Republic includes membership in STARFLEET International.  Annual dues are $25 per person for both groups (family discounts are available with certain conditions and restrictions).  Membership in the Republic includes a subscription to our award-winning quarterly paper newsletter, The Sovereign Star, access to our YahooGroups message board, voting privileges in chapter elections and a personalized laminated membership card which entitles the member to receive discounts or rebates on products and services offered by our Member Benefits Program Partners.  Additional information on Republic membership and how to join can be found on our award-winning web site.



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From the Center Seat
by Captain Jeff Kirkland
Thanks for the confidence you have in me when you elected me as your new captain.  I have asked Tonya Spanks to be my XO, and she has accepted this position.  Edmund Trafford is going to stay on as the editor of ATTR [And to the REPUBLIC], and Mike Henigan has agreed to stay on as Chief of Operations.  I have created a new position of Publisher, and Rear Admiral Kelly Hilliard has accepted this position.

I have some ideas for ongoing Starfleet projects as well as local projects.  Since Challenge of the Heart has become a permanent project, I would like all of the ship to help out.  There will be more later in the report from the IOC.

Our dues have been changed for the better.  You will no longer have to join Starfleet and the Republic.  Your dues will cover your Starfleet dues and your Republic dues.  If you want the Starfleet Communiqué, it will cost extra.  The dues are going to be $17, which includes Republic dues and Starfleet dues.  The Communiqué will cost you $10 more.  If you have any questions, contact Kelly Hilliard or Mike Henigan.

To all members: if you have still not filled out your medical form for the USS Republic, you may be turned down to do on an away team out of town.  This is for your protection if you are out of town and cannot speak for yourself.  There is another copy of the medical form reprinted at the back of this ATTR.

From the IC:
Challenge of the Heart

If you were at the 1995 International Conference in Atlanta, you know that we started a six-month program to educate people about HIV/AIDS.  This program has been made a permament program with Starfleet.  On Saturday morning at the opening ceremonies, Admiral Coyote, who works with the school system in Kansas City, stated that about one-third of her elementary students were HIV-positive.

In the Challenge of the Heart seminar, we learned what the money we sent for this project went for and other ways we can help raise funds for the educational purpose.

One piece of educational material is an article that was given to us by Center One and Broward Community Foundation and Stephen J. Fallon.  This article, "Live Long and Prosper! -- Important Facts You Need to Know to Stay Safe From HIV/AIDS" is reprinted at the back of this issue of ATTR.

The Hershey's Company, Kodak, and Hefty have agreed to help also by sending in the UPC bar codes.  See "Starfleet Challenge of the Heart -- Project Hershey" at the end of this ATTR issue.  I hope that you will help in this project also.
Reprinted from And to the REPUBLIC, Volume VII, Issue Four, July/August 1996.
Copyright © 1996 USS

USS Republic NCC-1371
A Chapter of STARFLEET International
2902 Aspen Woods Entry  |  Atlanta, Georgia  30360-2759
USSRepublic@aol.com  |  www.USSRepublic.com
Commanding Officer  
  Captain Eric L. Watts
Executive Officer  
  Commander Brian Holloway

The Republiqué Volume I, Number 5, August/Early September 2008.
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