Friday, Sept. 26: Star Trek Night
with the Atlanta OutWorlders
Sat., Sept. 27: Third Annual STARFLEET
Saturday, October 18: Fall
Dinner & Business Meeting
Friday, October 31: Third Annual Halloween
USS Exeter holds second meeting, files
USS Republic sport
shirts a huge success!
Commanding Officer elections
coming in December
Contributions needed now for The Sovereign
20th Year Celebration t-shirts
Recent Chapter Event Photo
September Membership Renewals
About the Republic
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18 Years Ago Aboard the USS Republic
Trek Night with the Atlanta
8:00 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2008
Hosted by and in the home of Alan Siler
2582 Addison Drive, Doraville GA 30340
join our friends, the Atlanta
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."
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
Annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge
Klingon Assault Group, the Atlanta
Regional Furries and Stargate Atlanta
6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2008
1936 Piedmont Circle, Atlanta GA 30324
(404) 847-5703 || www.midtownbowl.com
USS Republic for our Third Annual STARFLEET Bowling
Challenge! This year, we'll be facing the Klingon
Assault Group, the Atlanta Regional Furries and Stargate Atlanta!
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
Bowl's food grill offers a broad range of menu items
and adult beverages are available at the full-service bar.
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
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!
Republic Fall Dinner & Business Meeting
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Time and Location To Be Announced
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
Republic's Fall Dinner & Business Meeting
Annual Halloween Spooktacular
Friday, October 31, 2008
Time and Location To Be Announced
early, but save the date now and join the USS Republic
for our Third Annual Halloween Spooktacular, to be
held on Friday, October 31. It turns out that our
previously announced host, Ensign 3rd Class Mark A. Ozanick,
will be out of town that weekend and is no longer able to
host this event. Any member of the Republic
who would be willing to host this event in their home should
contact the Captain.
Republic's Second Annual Halloween Spooktacular
This will, of course, be a costume-encouraged eventand
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.
Exeter holds second meeting, files VRR
USS Republic's shuttle-in-training, the USS Exeter
NCC-1706, based in Jacksonville, Florida, and under the command
of Commander John R. Sims, recently held its second
meeting. Commander Sims submitted the following
On Sunday, August 10, the crew of the USS Exeter
convened for its second meeting, held at the home of the Commanding
Officer. Exeter XO Ensign Ryan McDowell
and Ensign Hyo Soon Yoo were in attendance, and were
visited by four new prospective members: Ed and Janice
New and their two young sons. Ensign Julie
Cain and Ensign JG Jordan Cain made a brief visit
on their way to a function of Jordan's; Ensign Chris Hamm
could not attend due to a bad back injury from work.
After introductions, minutes from the previous meeting were
read. Issues discussed included recruitment, group
activities and costuming. One of the guests, Janice
New, is a seamstress who will help as quartermaster for the
design and construction of off-duty polo shirts.
Two other topics were also discussed: the upcoming third meeting
and bowling party, as well as the fall Vulkon convention. The
crew discussed hotel accommodations, tickets and carpooling.
I also informed the crew of my discussions with the
manager of the local AMC theater concerning the upcoming Star
Trek movie. The manager was very cordial and
said that he'd be happy to help us when the time came.
I also informed the crew of my intentions to file the Exeter's
Vessel Registration Request (VRR) forms, an important step
towards the shuttle's becoming a commissioned chapter. Hopefully,
we will get these forms through the system before the Exeter's
trip to Vulkon.
Note: The Exeter's VRR forms were received
by the mothership in late August, signed off on by Captain
Eric L. Watts and delivered by hand to SFI Chief of
Computer Operations Commodore Matt Moyer at Dragon*Con
over Labor Day Weekend. Comm Moyer will push the
remaining forms through the system.
The Exeter crew and our guests then adjourned to
delicacies prepared by Ensign Yoo and watched the Star
Trek: New Voyages episode "World Enough and Time"
(which includes a scene with the Republic's very own
Commander Brian Holloway as a security guard). Everyone
enjoyed themselves tremendously, especially Ed and Janice's
two young sons, both of whom were mesmerized by the Commanding
Officer's NASA collectibles.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 7, at
the Bowl America in Jacksonville. My crew and I
wish to thank Captain Watts and the crew of the Republic
for their continuing support. "Surely, the
best of times."
John R. Sims --- STARFLEET's #1 Red Sox fan! ---
presides over the USS Exeter's
second meeting on August 10.
Ensign Ryan McDowell, guests Janice and Ed New
with their two sons, and the CO's yeoman, Ensign Hyo
Officer, Republic, congratulates Commander Sims and
his crew on the Exeter's second meeting and remains
committed to working with the Exeter over the next
seven months towards their official commissioning ceremony
at the 2009 Region 2 Summit!
Republic sport shirts a huge success!
Officer, Republic, is pleased to report that the success
of our proposed chapter sport shirt was overwhelming. Offered
in August with a relatively short deadline for orders and
with a minimum order of ten shirts needed in order to place
the order (*whew!*), no less than seventeen members of the
Republicalmost an entire third of the membership
at that timestepped forward and placed an order for
these gorgeous royal blue-and-black sport shirts with the
Republic's red, blue, yellow and black logo embroidered
on the left breast in time for Dragon*Con. Many
thanks to all those members who placed an order, making these
shirts possible and available to everyone!
of these shirts, size XXL, is available for sale. Never
worn and still in brand new condition, this shirt is available
for only $40. Email
the Captain if you are interested in purchasing this
Officer elections coming in December
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 21, 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
needed for The Sovereign Star
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
Year Celebration t-shirts still available!
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
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.
Chapter Event Photo
Dragon*Con Planning Committee Meeting || August
ENS3 Zannetta Law, Friend of the Republic
Mari Banks, Ens Marilyn Teague, Captain Eric L. Watts, Ens
Julianne Trew, ENS3 Mark A. Ozanick, Ens Joanne Trew, Ens
Reginald Franklin, Friend of the Republic Eddie Hines,
Ens Jeff Trew, Ens Jenilee Trew.
Crewman Connor Sollie
Monday, September 22
Ensign Lee Cox
Monday, September 29
Ensign Richard H. Beall
Ensign Patrick Anderson
ENS3 Russell J. Broomfield
CLICK HERE TO RENEW!
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
HP 10 black, cyan, magenta and yellow ink
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
clear packing tape
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 75 active members (as of September 21) 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.
MEMBER BENEFIT PROGRAM PARTNERS
YEARS AGO ABOARD THE USS REPUBLIC
From the Center Seat
by Captain Michael G. Hart
all hands, this is the Captain speaking...
As Republic moves into the autumn season, I sense
that the crew is beginning to relax as we slowly leave the
chaotic fun of the 1990 convention season. What a
season it's been for us! In one form or another,
Republic has been present at 12 cons so far, beginning
with Chattacon in January and continuing through Atlanta
Fantasy Fair in August. We've traveled all over
Starfleet Region Two, venturing as far south as Orlando
and Daytona and Savannah, west to Birmingham, and north
to Chattanooga and Greenville. Along the way,
we've doubled our membership, and we've certainly made our
name known around the Southeast!
Most recently, our exploits at Atlanta Fantasy Fair included
the best party our chapter has thrown since Magnum Opus
Con V back in March; AFF produced a half-dozen or more new
members, generated a substantial amount of funds, and simply
wore out those of our dedicated members who worked con staff. Republic
crewmembers helped with registration, gaming, video room,
and masquerade, and we served as the primary staff for Handicap
Access. In this regard, special commendation
goes to Keith Rodgers, Republic security officer,
who distinguished himself by his prompt and efficient action
in an emergency during the AFF masquerade. Due
to his superior service during this crisis and his outstanding
performance in Starfleet Security College, Mr. Rodgers was
promoted to full lieutenant at the Starfleet meeting the
following day. Congratulations, Keith!
As host Starfleet chapter at AFF, USS Republic made
contact with members of the USS Wasp (Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee),
the USS Alaric (Asheville, North Carolina), the shuttle
Defiant (our old friends in Birmingham), the USS
Moose (Nome, Alaska), USS Ingram (Columbus,
Georgia), and the [former] shuttle Alliance (North
Augusta, South Carolina). We had a fantastic meeting
together Sunday afternoon in the Republic suite,
and it was great to welcome our fellow Starfleet members
to Atlanta. Also in attendance were representatives
from several groups around Georgia who are interested in
starting new chapters. Just goes to show how
fast Region Two continues to grow.
As I've said, this con season has been especially lucrative
for the Republic. Membership is well over
100 now, making it the largest chapter in the region. Our
treasury is up again from the near-zero balance of less
than a year ago, projects and outings are underway, and
we're in the planning phase for continued operation during
the between-seasons hiatus. During the hiatus,
we'll be taking nominations and holding the election for
Commanding Officer for Republic's coming year.
I'd like to personally welcome all our new members since
Dixie Trek, and everyone, please remember: if you have problems
or concerns about Starfleet or Republic, please let
your officers hear about them. Your feedback
is the only way we can know how to make the club better
and more fun!
Helmsman, viewer ahead.
from The REPUBLICation, Volume II, Issue Three,
Copyright © 1990 USS Republic.