Volume I, Number 21  •  December 2009 

•  Saturday, December 20: Christmas Party & Awards Ceremony

•  Boldly Going, Boldly Doing in 2010
•  Member Recruitment Incentives: Free Stuff for New Members!
•  Visit the USS Republic Forums web site
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos

•  December
•  Welcome Aboard!
•  December Membership Renewals
•  Member Reenlistments
  Wish List
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Related Sites
•  Our Member Benefits Program Partners

USS Republic Christmas Party & Awards Ceremony

6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 20, 2009
Hampton Inn
450 Parkway 575, Woodstock GA  30188
(770) 592-2323
The USS Republic's 2008 Christmas Party & Awards Ceremony at ENS1 Mark A. Ozanick's home in Decatur
The lobby of the Hampton Inn in Woodstock, where we'll be having our 2009 Christmas Party!
Please join the USS Republic for our fabulous annual Christmas Party & Awards Ceremony, where we'll eat, drink, and be merry!  We'll also present a number of membership awards, including this year's distinguished Member of the Year!  This potluck dinner and BYOB event will once again be held at the Hampton Inn hotel in Woodstock, thanks to Ens Eddie Hines, who secured these wonderful accommodations at no cost to the chapter!

All members and friends of the Republic are cordially invited to attend this family-friendly occasion.  We'll have festive music, some board games to play and hopefully even a certain movie to watch (plans still under development).  An Evite will be sent out soon so that everyone who plans to attend can RSVP with the number of guests and type of dish they plan to bring.
  We hope to see you there!

Boldly Going, Boldly Doing in 2010
The Fernbank Observatory at the Fernbank Science Center—one of several activities being planned for 2010!
At the Republic's Fall Dinner & Business Meeting in November, the attending membership discussed a number of possible chapter activities for 2010, including a trip to a local observatory, an outing to Stone Mountain Park, marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade and participating in PALS Bingo, among other suggestions.  Commanding Officer, Republic, is currently developing an active schedule of events for the new year, which will be announced in upcoming issues of The Republiqué.  As always, membership input and feedback is always welcomed.  This is your chapter---what would you like to do?  Contact the Captain with your suggestions!
Member Recuitment Incentives:
Free Stuff for New Members!
A vintage Star Trek Super Phaser Target Game---one of many fabulous free gifts available to any new member who joins in December!  The full list of available gifts (with photos) can be seen here.
The USS Republic is continuing its membership recruitment drive during December... and we want to sign up a mere two more new members this month!  To help us achieve this goal, we're offering a variety of FREE merchandise to new members who sign up during December.  Join the USS Republic as an individual member for only $25 and choose any one of several items shown here.  Or, join a current member in good standing as a family member for only $17 for the first additional member and only $13 per person for each additional family member after that!  Each new member, whether as an individual or as an additional family member, can have their choice of one item below... FREE!  There is only one of each item shown below (except paperback books), so these are available only on a first come, first served basis.  To join the Republic, visit our web site here, use the PayPal links to choose your membership type and mention which FREE gift you'd like to receive in the PayPal message field.  Don't delay... once these gifts are gone, they're gone!

Free gifts are for new members only.  This offer is not valid on membership renewals.  Free gifts must be picked up or delivered in person and cannot be shipped.
Visit the USS Republic Forums web site
Thanks to the efforts of Ens Drew Schlosser, the USS Republic's Forums web site is an online community where our membership can log in, create a variety of topics for discussion, post messages and announcements and, best of all, not have such messages emailed to every member subscribed to our members-only YahooGroups message board!  All members are encouraged to visit the site, register and get the discussions going!  And be sure to thank Ens Drew Schlosser for his excellent work!  The Forums web site can be found at www.ussrepublic.info!
Recent Chapter Event Photos
Dragon*Con Parade  ||  September 5, 2009
Star Trek fans from around the country gather behind the USS Republic's banner at the Dragon*Con parade.  Although many Republic members marched, only four are seen here: ENS3 Jeff Trew and Ens John Stump on either side of the banner; ENS3 Joanne Trew, center right, holding tribbles; and ENS3 Todd Dissinger to Ensign Joanne's left.
Star Trek DVD Midnight Launch Party  ||  November 16, 2009
A midnight---yes, midnight---gathering of Republic members at the Movie Stop store in Norcross, Georgia.  ENS2 Sue L., ENS3 "Wolfy," ENS3 Todd Dissinger, CO Capt Eric L. Watts, Ens John Stump, Ens Barry Bynum, Ens Ken Cribbs.
Fall Dinner & Business Meeting  ||  November 21, 2009
At the Stevi B's Pizza Restaurant in Tucker, Georgia.  Kneeling: CO Capt Eric L. Watts. Standing: Chris Jones, ENS1 Mark A. Ozanick, ENS1 Zannetta Law, Ens Eric Curtiss, CRMN Jessica Curtiss, Ens Eddie Hines, CRMN3 Jenilee Trew, ENS3 Joanne Trew, ENS3 Marilyn Teague, ENS3 Jeff Trew, ENS3 Julianne Trew, Ens John Stump, Ens Beth Miller, Alex Miller.


December 4
ENS3 Michael A. Knight

December 5
ENS3 Marilyn Teague

December 9
ENS Lisa Willey

December 10
ENS3 Tammy Pakulski

December 12
ENS3 Sheryl Parsons

December 22
Ens Matthew R. Broom

December 24
ENS3 John Godwin

December 29
ENS3 Joanne Trew

December 31
Ens Tennille Clayton
ENS3 Naomi Hemingway

4 New Members in November!

Ens Sarah Burroughs
Ens Brad Carrne
Ens John Dempsey DVM
Ens Eve Gidion DVM

These members' SFI and chapter dues expire in December

ENS3 Reginald Franklin

These members renewed their SFI and chapter dues in November

Ens Page E. Lewis
ENS2 Mark A. Ozanick

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: HP 10 black, cyan, magenta and yellow ink cartridges and print heads

Wi-fi enabled Windows XP laptop with remote mouse
postage stamps
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 in Atlanta, Georgia, the USS Republic NCC-1371 is a chapter of STARFLEET International (SFI) and a member of STARFLEET Region 2.  The Republic currently has 98 active members (as of December 13) and is 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 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.





Merry Christmas from the USS Republic!
USS Republic NCC-1371
B O L D L Y    G O I N G
B O L D L Y    D O I N G
2902 Aspen Woods Entry
  Atlanta, Georgia  30360-2759
Commanding Officer
  Captain Eric L. Watts
Executive Officer
  Commander Brian Holloway

The Republiqué Volume I, Number 21, December 2009.
Published monthly by and Copyright © 2009 USS Republic NCC-1371.
Captain Eric L. Watts, Editor.

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