Volume I, Number 11  •  February 2009 

•  Saturday, February 14: Valentine's Day Lonely Hearts Dinner
•  Friday, Feb. 27: Star Trek Night with the Atlanta OutWorlders
•  Fri.-Sun., Mar. 6-8: STARFLEET
International Region 2 Summit

•  Wednesday, April 8: Star Trek Bingo Night

•  Introducing: USS Republic comm badges
•  Atlanta's St. Patrick's parade: Shall we march?
•  USS Exeter files activity report for January

•  Republic plans for Star Trek movie premiere
•  2009 USS Republic calendars
still available
•  GPB Pledge Drive DVDs
still available
•  20th Year Celebration t-shirts still available

•  Member Recruitment Special: New Voyages/Phase II DVDs
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos
•  Classifieds

•  February Birthdays
February Membership Renewals
•  Wish List
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  Our Member Benefit Program Partners
•  18 Years Ago Aboard the USS Republic

Valentine's Day Lonely Hearts Dinner
and First MCC food bank benefit

7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2009
Moe's Southwestern Grill
1524 Church St, Decatur GA 30030
Single and alone on Valentine's Day?  Don't be!  Join the USS Republic at Moe's Southwestern Grill in Decatur for an evening of fun, friendship and REALLY cheap dinner!  That's right---everyone who attends this event will receive five dollars off their dinner order... and considering that their most expensive entrée is only $7.99, you'll be able to enjoy a hearty and delicious dinner and drink for less than five bucks!  Yes, you can bring a date, and yes, couples and families are also welcome!  Happy Valentine's Day from the USS Republic!

FOOD BANK DONATION: Please bring one or more nonperishable food items for the First Metropolitan Community Church of Atlanta's food bank, which has been recently depleted by an increasing demand from our friends and neighbors adversely affected by the economic recession.  Donated items will be given to First MCC the following Thursday evening.

Star Trek Night with the Atlanta OutWorlders:
"Turn the Page I (Literary Themes)"

8:00 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2009
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 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 January, the theme is "Turn the Page I (Literary Themes)."


STARFLEET International Region 2 Summit

Friday - Sunday, March 6-8, 2009
Budget Inn & Banquet
1525 Ellis Ave, Jackson MS  39204
Phone: (601) 944-1150

The deadline to order your Summit Awards Banquet ticket is Sunday, February 15.  If you plan to attend and haven't purchased your banquet ticket yet, please do it now!  
Awards Banquet tickets can be purchased here.

Hosted by the USS Haise NCC-74664, the 2009 STARFLEET International Region 2 Summit will be held March 6-8 in Jackson, Mississippi.  The annual Summit can be one of the most rewarding experiences in STARFLEET.  Unlike typical conventions with Star Trek stars, a Summit is a learning experience.  Not only is it a great chance to learn valuable skills in the various informative panels and workshops, but it's also a great chance to make valuable friendships with people you've only heard about through The STARFLEET Communiqué, Region 2 Update, online and other sources.  Over 100 people from chapters throughout the Region attend the Summit, along with some of the STARFLEET Executive Committee, like the Commander, STARFLEET.  It's a great opportunity to learn in a very fun environment.  You will also have a chance to find out what is going on in your Region and in STARFLEET.

One of the most important events at the Summit is the annual Awards Banquet.  The Republic has won five Regional awards in the last two years and looks forward to another triumphant year in 2009!  This year, the Republic has been nominated or is eligible for Commanding Officer of the Year, Officer of the Year, Chapter of the Year, Mothership of the Year, Starfleet Academy Achievement Award, Superior Web Site Achievement and Performance, Most Informative Web Site, Best Chapter Web Site, Best Printed Newsletter, Best Electronic Newsletter and Newsletter of the Year awards.  Commanding Officer, Republic, would like for our chapter to be well-represented at the 2009 Summit.  Confirmed to attend so far are Capt Eric L. Watts, Cmdr Brian Holloway, ENS2 Zannetta Law, Ens Joanne Trew and Ens Julianne Trew; other members still considering include ENS2 Hal Doby and Capt Michael Cowart.  Please plan to join this "away mission" and attend this very important event!

Adult registration for the 2009 Summit is $25 until February 15 and goes to $35 after that.  Additional information about the Summit in general can be found here.

The Budget Inn & Banquet in Jackson has given us a room rate of $59 per night.  The hotel is set up to receive phone reservations ONLY.  The number (601) 944-1150.  When making reservations, remember to use the group code "STARFLEET Region 2" to get the special rate.  The Fleet Admiral's Dinner is set for Friday night at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q in Jackson.  The Awards Banquet on Saturday will be buffet style and held in the host hotel.  Banquet prices are $19.95 for adults, $10 for children under 10, and free for children under 3.  Additional information about the 2009 Summit, including hotel and restaurant info and PayPal links for preregistration, Awards Banquet tickets and commemorative t-shirts, can be found here.

Star Trek Bingo Night:
Trekkies, Tribbles and Klingons, Oh My!
A benefit for PALS Atlanta and the Republic

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The Wild Mustang
2115 Faulkner Rd, Atlanta GA  30324
Phone: (404) 844-8800

The USS Republic is pleased to partner with PALS Atlanta for a charity event to benefit both PALS Atlanta and the Republic.  Hosted by the hilarious and outrageous Bubba D. Licious and held at The Wild Mustang just off Cheshire Bridge Road, proceeds from this event will help PALS Atlanta continue its mission of providing free food and basic veterinary care and support to the pets of critically ill and disabled Atlantans.  This event will also serve as a fundraiser and member recruitment opportunity for the Republic as publicity and promotion for the new Star Trek movie will be reaching its zenith just four weeks before its premiere.

This is a costume-encouraged event and all members and friends of the USS Republic are asked to wear their best Star Trek costume (Starfleet, Klingon, etc.), Republic sport shirt or t-shirt, or your own club's t-shirt.  We hope to hold a costume contest of some sort during the event; details to be announced if and when confirmed.

Doors at The Wild Mustang open at 6:30 p.m. with the first Bingo number being called at 7:45 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and will be available from the USS Republic during March and early April.  A cash bar and food concessions will be available.  Your game card includes seven games (six chances to win $100 cash and one jackpot game with a $500 prize).


Introducing: USS Republic comm badges
The USS Republic is delighted to introduce our very own, custom-designed chapter comm badges!  Designed and created by Capt Michael Cowart, these awesome new badges feature the Republic's "Delta Shield/Capital R" logo rendered in a Deep Space Nine/Voyager-style comm badge that can be worn with your Next Generation-era style uniform.  Each badge is individually cast in plaster and painted by hand to closely resemble the silver and bronze colors of comm badges actually used on the modern Star Trek series.  Available in your choice of traditional butterfly clutch (most secure) for $10.00 each or magnetic backing (won't harm fabric) for $12.00 each, these unique chapter comm badges will be a perfect addition to your uniform for the Region 2 Summit, the St. Patrick's Parade and all future chapter events.  Show your pride in the Republic and visit the Republic's Ship's Store to order yours now!
Atlanta's St. Patrick's Parade: Shall we march?

The USS Republic has been recently approached with opportunities to march in two different annual parades: Atlanta's St. Patrick's Parade and the Dragon*Con Parade.  If the Republic membership is interested in marching in the St. Patrick's Parade, we need to act quickly.  Participation in the Dragon*Con parade will be contingent on whether there is interest in marching in the St. Patrick's Parade.

Our Klingon friends in the IKAV Nemesis have invited us to join them in Atlanta's 127th annual St. Patrick's Parade on Saturday, March 14.  The Nemesis has marched in this parade for the last few years and your Commanding Officer, Capt Eric L. Watts, would like to accept the Nemesis' offer in the belief that STARFLEET should be as equally represented in the parade as Klingon fandom.  Here are the major facts:

•  The 2009 parade will have over 200 units, including floats, bands of every kind, military units, bagpipe and drum corps, thousands of children, Irish dancers, clowns, high-tech firefighting equipment, police units, drill teams, dogs, horses, antique cars, dignitaries from Ireland and our own government leaders.
•  The parade will assemble on West Peachtree Street, Peachtree Street and Ralph McGill Boulevard beginning at 10:00 a.m.
•  The parade begins at 12:00 noon.
•  The route begins at the intersection of Ralph McGill Boulevard and Peachtree Street and runs 1.1 miles from the start at Ralph McGill to the end at Martin Luther King Boulevard at Underground Atlanta, where there will be free entertainment and vendors.
•  The Republic already has a full-sized, full-color chapter banner suitable for a parade; see Recent Chapter Event Photos below.
•  Additional details about the parade can be found on their web site.

Our friends in KAG Atlanta in the 2007 St. Patrick's Parade.  Shall we join them this year?

We need a minimum of ten members to volunteer to march in the parade on or before Saturday, February 14.  As of this writing, we have three confirmed volunteers (Capt Eric L. Watts, Ens Naomi Hemingway and Ens Reginald Franklin) and need at least seven more before we can commit to the parade.

If we, as a group, decide to join the Nemesis in the parade, they have also invited us to join them for lunch after the parade at the Carne N' Espeto Brazilian Steakhouse at 2555 Delk Road in Marietta.  It comes highly recommended by our friends in the Nemesis.  The price is $11.88 for a buffet-style, all-you-can-eat meat, hot bar and cold bar.

If you are willing to march with the USS Republic in Atlanta's 127th annual St. Patrick's Parade on Saturday, March 14, please contact the Captain as soon as possible.  Committing to marching in the parade does not obligate you to join us for lunch afterwards.


USS Exeter files activity report for January
Commander John R. Sims, Commanding Officer of the Republic's shuttle, chapter-in-training USS Exeter NCC-1706, submitted the following report for January 2009:

The USS Exeter had no meeting as such this month.  The chapter's CO, Cmdr John R. Sims, and his yeoman were moving into a new house and had most of their time occupied dealing with the logistics of that.  The CO did stay in contact with the crew about this transition.  Fortunately, the move went somewhat smoothly thanks to the help of chapter XO Ens Ryan McDowell.  He volunteered his time and pick-up truck for this adventure.  His services were greatly appreciated indeed, seeing as he went above and beyond the call of duty for the CO.  He will be recommended for maximum rank assignment when he has taken and passed his OCC course, seeing as he has shown a great amount of energy when it comes to helping this chapter and its CO.  Also, new member Ens Marian LaPlaca was instrumental in the packing of the personal items for my yeoman, Ens Hyo Soon Yoo.  Several late nights of cardboard and tape later, we had everything packed and ready for transport.  Thanks, Marian!

Our next meeting will be a landing party to the local zoo.  We will be studying the beautiful creatures from Earth's 21st century at this state-of-the-art facility.  I will also give the crew an update on our recruitment display at the upcoming
Star Trek movie premiere.  The AMC cinema manager has assured me of a prime location in the lobby to do "our thing"!

I have also received word that the old STARFLEET chapter from this area, the USS
Excalibur, has expressed an overture to possibly join us for some events.  I will try to establish subspace communications with the former chapter's CO, Rich Kovatch, to help facilitate this.  It would be really nice to bring some old Fleeters back to the fold.  Even though I would have loved to attend the upcoming Region 2 Summit, it is not possible. I will, however, attend next year's, seeing as hopefully our ship will be commissioned and, work permitting, we will have the time to do so.

Thanks must go out to our mothership's CO, Captain Eric L. Watts.  He is, simply put... the BEST!  The Exeter appreciates all of his hard work on our behalf.

Find out more about the USS Exeter on their web site.
Republic plans for Star Trek movie premiere
Commanding Officer, Republic, had a meeting in late January with the general manager of the Regal Cinemas Hollywood Stadium 24 cineplex in Chamblee to discuss possible plans for the Republic to have a membership recruitment table set up inside the theater lobby throughout the new Star Trek movie's opening weekend.  The good news is that the GM is very interested in working with us; the bad news is that any such promotion must be approved by corporate headquaters and no such approval will be granted before April.  If we receive permission to have a table inside their lobby, we MUST be prepared to have it manned by volunteers throughout the weekend.  Please contact the Captain if you are interested in being a part of this very important member recruitment campaign.
2009 USS Republic calendars still available
Sales of our 2009 chapter calendars have, so far, been surprisingly disappointing.  Last year's calendars, which weren't even available until March, sold out quickly, so we printed almost twice as many for 2009 and had them ready in December.  Well into February, we still have more than 20 copies available for sale.

Printed in full color and on heavyweight card stock, drilled and comb-bound for easy wall-hanging, the USS Republic's 2009 calendars feature twelve photos from the Republic's highest-profile events and activities from 2008, as well as member birthdays, federal holidays, major religious and seasonal observances, and most Atlanta-area science fiction convention dates.  THE calendar for all your fannish needs, this full-sized (10¾" x 17"), limited edition calendar can be yours for only $10.00 postpaid.  Please visit the Republic's Ship's Store to order your chapter calendar now!
GPB Pledge Drive DVDs still available!
We came, we answered phones, we conquered!  Twenty-one members and friends of the USS Republic answered phones for two hours during Georgia Public Broadcasting's live semi-annual Pledge Drive on Saturday, December 6... and we've got it on DVD!  See Capt Eric L. Watts be interviewed on live TV!  See Ens Eddie Hines ham it up for the cameras!  See two fully ridged Klingons try to hold phones to their heads!  See it all for only $5.00 per each postpaid DVD!  In addition to 40 minutes of televised Republic samaritanism, this four-hour DVD also includes the last half-hour of Celtic Woman–The Greatest Journey: Essential Collection; Victor Borge: 100 Years of Music & Laughter! (1½ hrs); Yanni Voices (30 min.) and the first hour of My Music: My Generation–The 60s, hosted by Michelle Phillips.  Please visit the Republic's Ship's Store to order your DVD now!
20th Year Celebration t-shirts still available
Ens Claire Willis, ENS3 Chadd Franklin and Ens Julianne Trew look fantastic in Republic t-shirts!
Making their debut at last year's 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 2XL are already sold out, so order yours now before they're gone forever!  Please visit the Republic's Ship's Store to order your chapter t-shirt now!
Member Recruitment Special:
Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase II DVDs
Attention Friends of the Republic!  For a limited time, we're offering free DVDs of the Star Trek: New Voyages and Phase II episodes "To Serve All My Days," starring Walter Koenig as Ensign Chekov; the award-winning "World Enough and Time," starring George Takei as Lt. Sulu; and "Blood and Fire, Part I," written and directed by David Gerrold ("The Trouble with Tribbles") to new members who join STARFLEET and the Republic during February at the regular combined rate of $25.00 per person.  Each DVD comes in a deluxe DVD case with the official (and no longer available to the general pubic!) STNV/P2 DVD case art as shown above.  Please visit the Republic's web site for information on how to join and please mention "Star Trek: New Voyages" on your membership application and/or PayPal payment "memo."
Recent Chapter Event Photos
Star Trek: Phase II: "Blood and Fire, Part I"  ||  January 24, 2009
Captain Michael Cowart, Captain Eric L. Watts, Ens Julianne Trew, ENS3 Chadd Franklin, Ens Joanne Trew, Ens Jeff Trew.
Not pictured: ENS2 Mark A. Ozanick.
Captain Watts stands next to the Republic's parade banner, draped over The Stage Door's roadside readerboard sign.
VHS preservation -- Do you need your VHS or S-VHS tapes preserved as MP4 or MPG files?  Contact Bruce Berryhill for details.


Sunday, February 1
Ensign Jonathan W. Thomas

Monday, February 2
Ensign John Stump

Wednesday, February 4
Ensign Shelton Jackson

Friday, February 20
Ensign Philip Patron

Friday, February 27
Ensign Patrick Anderson


Captain Matt Ebeling
Ensign 3rd Class Lea Hepler
Ensign Brenda J. Pruitt
Ensign 3rd Class Germaine Webb


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!

CRITICAL NEED: one or more HP 10 black printheads

•  HP 10 cyan, magenta and yellow printheads
•  HP 10 black, cyan, magenta and yellow ink cartridges
•  postage stamps
•  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)
•  clear packing tape

Commissioned on May 14, 1988 at Dixie-Trek, the USS Republic NCC-1371 is a chapter of STARFLEET International (SFI) and a member of STARFLEET Region 2.  The Republic currently has 64 active members (as of February 8) and is one of the largest chapters 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 magazine, 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 discounts and rebates on products and services offered by our Member Benefits Program partners.  Additional information on Republic membership and how to join is on our award-winning web site.

XBox Live Gamertag:
"USS Republic"


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Captain's Report
Captain Michael G. Hart

Attention all hands... this is the Captain speaking.

Well, there you have it; USS Republic has come through yet another year with great success, and now we look forward to the coming year full of fun and the continuing adventure!

As most of you know, on 9101.05, I accepted the post of Commanding Officer of the Republic for a second term.  I must thank all those faithful members who supported me in the past election, and I will continue to strive to serve this Chapter to the best of my ability.  And that shouldn't be too difficult, considering the awesome group of staff officers who have agreed to assist me in providing you all with the best local Star Trek fan club possible.  David Duncan, Hoyt & Zach Jordan, Keith Rodgers, Sherry Randolph, and John Mitchell are all dedicated members who will undoubtedly make up one of the most productive staff the Republic has seen to date.  If you haven't met any of them, be sure to introduce yourself to them at any upcoming meeting.

Just to let you know where we stand in the Fleet: USS Republic is one hundred members strong as of 9101.23, making our chapter the largest in Region Two and among the largest in the fleet.  Not too shabby, huh?  On board we have the Regional Vice Coordinator (Chris Ernst), Regional Chief of Communications (Paul Timm), and the Assistant Regional Division Chief -- Engineering (Hoyt Jordan).  There are, (at last count), seven Republic members of the rank of Commander and above, and 30% of the members overall are officers.  Five members have taken and passed Officer's Command College -- something I'd encourage all you command hopefuls to do.  At the very least, Officer's Training School will get you promoted to the rank of Ensign?  (I just love giving out promotions....).

Anyway, we've got a Starfleet chapter to be proud of; come on out and be a part of it!  Meeting dates and times are posted herein.

And please -- support our men and women in Saudi Arabia!


Executive Officer's Report
Cmdr David A. Duncan
I have been with the USS Republic for many years now.  I joined when we were still the Shuttle Nautilus.  My previous positions have included, Assistant Chief of Security and Chief of Security.  I also took second place in the Region Two Conference last year.  My project was a promotion point system.  Now, I am proud to be the new Executive Officer for Chapter Chairperson Michael Hart.  Michael was recently re-elected as President of the USS Republic.

My position translates into the Vice President of this chapter of Starfleet.  As such, this is a very important position.  My primary duties are not unlike that of the Vice President of the United States.  I am here to assist Michael in any way I can.  This takes the form of running chapter meetings when he is unavailable, organizing staff meetings, assisting the Division heads with their departments, and so on.  I am here, as everyone else on staff is, to make the club enjoyable for all.

There are many times when the members may have questions, especially new members.  You might not know who to call.  That is also what I am here for.  My phone number is listed in the organizational chart of the Republic listing, so give me a call.  If I can't give you an answer, I will direct you to someone who can.


Engineering Division
LCdr Hoyt A. Jordan
Chief Engineer
Lt. (j.g.) Bill Knopes has been appointed the new Assistant Chief Engineer and has been given responsibility for coordinating the Republic Section of the Region Two Hospital Project.

Engineering is continuing to publish the Technical Briefing with a new emphasis on articles and information of interest to the Division.  The March issue will be published with CPO Seathe Schmidt as the editor.

Three standard departments are being created in the Division:


Qualified members will eventually be selected to head up each department.

The Engineering Division provides resources and technical knowledge to all the Divisions and intends to become more active in Region Two activities.

Operations Division
Lt. John P. Mitchell
Chief of Operations
Greetings fellow crewmembers!  I am John Mitchell, your new Chief of Operations.  I have just recently taken up the position of Chief of Ops. under the reorganization of the Chapter.  My Assistant Chief of Operations is David Scoggin.  My organizational skills and experience as an auditor will be of benefit to the chapter, and I look forward to the times ahead!

Things are currently in reorganization, and I am working with some fund-raising ideas.  Our Chapter's account balance is $211.98 as of 9101.23.  And don't forget!  We have badges, buttons, etc. for sale at the first meeting of every month, (the activity meeting)!  T-shirts and/or other great stuff are in the works.  Bring lots of green stuff -- have fun!  If money's not for spending, what's it FOR?!?  (Don't say kindling...).

Sciences Division
Lt. Zach S. Jordan
Chief of Sciences
Welcome all, once and again, to the Sciences Division.  Although things have been a little quiet in the past few months for us, we have several great projects on the drawing board -- literally.

Sciences is now teaming up with Engineering and Medical to assist with the Region 2 Hospital Project.  This project, started several months ago, is one of the best activities our Region has ever put together.  With many areas of the Hospital still not drawn, we hope to provide as much assistance as possible to speed up the drawings.

Secondly, Sciences and Special Services are working together on the USS Republic deck plans.  Very similar to the Franz Joseph USS Constitution blueprints, these blueprints will provide very in-depth information about the Republic and will serve as a supplement to the Writer's Guide.  Currently, four outbound plans and three complete decks have been drawn which leaves limitless areas of the ship still to be drafted.  The plans are tentatively scheduled to be finished near late summer/early autumn.

Until Next Time --

Security Division
Lt. Keith B. Rodgers
Chief of Security
I would like to open by thanking Captain Hart and the other Officers of the Republic for the opportunity to command the Security Division.  I hope to maintain the high standard which has become synonymous with the Republic name.

     A few avenues I hope to pursue in the next year in Security are:

     Increased training in Convention Security.

     Increased Involvement in Starfleet and the Security Division.

     Work with Security Officers to take Starfleet Academy Security School.

     Schedule other Paintball War outings.

     Assist other Divisions on board with Security related matters.

     Initiate new fund raising ideas (in conjunction with other Divisions).

     Correspond with Catherine Hicks (Ann Jillian, Star Trek IV), with whom presentation was made by Security from the Republic to Mrs. Hicks at the A.F.F. last year.

Also, any members interested in working with the Electrical Eggs Program for assisting the handicapped, please contact me for more information.

Any ideas from Security or from other Divisions are always appreciated.


Special Services
Lt. Sherry S. Randolph
Director of Special Services
I guess the best way to describe the status of Special Services is "Under Construction."  We are currently attempting to establish departments with the division.  The four primary departments are:

Newsletter & Publications
Republic & Video Productions
Quarter Master Corp. (Costuming)

Due to this restructuring, I have several positions which need to be filled.  I will be accepting applications for Department Coordinators for each department with an exception of the Newsletter and Publications department; I will oversee this department.  I am also in need of an Assistant Director of Special Services.  Anyone interested in these positions, please contact me for more information.

One of our first projects has just been completed and you hold the results in your hand; the "USS Republic Status Report".  This will be a bi-monthly publication which I hope will prove a good source of information to our membership.

LCdr Deborah Young is currently working on a project in the Quarter Master Corp. Dept.  Deborah is making a vest that we hope to have ready by Con season for our Republic members.  I have seen her preliminary layouts and I'm most pleased with the Trekkish look.  Upon completion of this project, we will be advising members of cost and availability.  We will also be soliciting for participants in actual production of these vest.  Availability will largely depend upon participation.

Lt. Chris Hamilton has been appointed Assistant Editor of "And To The Republic".  I'm sure his talents and skills will be a tremendous asset to our newsletter as well our Division.

Reprinted from
USS Republic Status Report
February 1991
Copyright © 1991 USS Republic.

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 11, February 2009.
Published monthly by and Copyright © 2009 USS Republic NCC-1371.
Captain Eric L. Watts, Editor.

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