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Volume I, Number 32  •  November 2010

•  Sat., Nov. 20: TXA Volunteer Staff Recruitment Meeting
•  Sun., Dec. 19: Christmas Party & Awards Ceremony

•  TrekTrax Atlanta confirms three guests from Starship Farragut
•  Commanding Officer election to be held next month

•  STARFLEET vs. Chapter dues

•  Personnel Records
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos

November Birthdays
•  Welcome Aboard!
•  Member Reenlistments
November Membership Renewals
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Related Sites
•  Our Member Benefits Program Partners
•  News from
    — Star Trek Sequel Script Still Planned for Early 2011

TrekTrax Atlanta Volunteer Staff Recruitment Meeting

2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2010
Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter
4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta GA  30341
TrekTrax Atlanta will be the first exclusive, Star Trek-only convention held in Atlanta in 18 years, and we need a team of dedicated volunteers to help make it happen.  Although TXA is presented by the USS Republic, you do not have to be a member of the Republic to volunteer.

The very first TXA
volunteer staff recruitment meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, at our host hotel, the Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter at 4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road.  Anyone who is interested in serving on staff as a volunteer, whether or not you are a member of the Republic, should plan to attend this meeting.

The TrekTrax Atlanta executive committee is still evaluating and determining our specific staffing needs.  Our needs as of press time include the Star Trek, Klingon and Costuming & Makeup programming tracks; gaming and video rooms; registration, con operations, guest relations, photography & videography and security.  Con suite and technical operations departments are already filled.  Additional departments (if any), the specific number of persons needed for each department and the number of duty hours required from each volunteer will be announced at the November 20 meeting.

All persons interested in applying for a volunteer staff position are asked to bring a written summary of your previous convention-running experience.  Candidates will be asked to pay a $10 staff registration fee to cover a few basic con expenses; checks should be made payable to "TrekTrax Atlanta" (cash also accepted).

The meeting will include a general overview of the convention and is open to anyone and everyone who is interested in and plans to attend the convention.  Payments for regular preregistered memberships will be accepted and you can also make your hotel reservation while you're there. We hope to see you there!

USS Republic Christmas Party & Awards Ceremony

6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 19, 2010
Location to be announced
The USS Republic's 2009 Christmas Party & Awards Ceremony was held at the Hampton Inn in Woodstock, Georgia.  Stay tuned for additional details on this year's location.
Please save the date and make plans now to 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!  A location for this annual potluck dinner and BYOB event has not yet been finalized; any member or friend of the Republic who would be willing to serve as this year's host is encouraged to contact the Captain as soon as possible.
TrekTrax Atlanta confirms three guests from Starship Farragut
TrekTrax Atlanta is pleased to announce that the actors who play the three leading characters in Starship Farragut have all been confirmed as convention guests.

John Broughton, who created the series, stars as Captain John T. Carter.  Michael Bednar plays First Officer Robert Tacket and supplies the series with all of their props.  Holly Bednar plays Lt. Commander Michelle Smithfield and has co-written a vignette for the production.

TrekTrax Atlanta looks forward to welcoming the lead cast to Atlanta and will be screening all of Starship Farragut's episodes in our Video Room throughout the weekend.
Commanding Officer election to be held next month
Captain Eric L. Watts' second 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.

Candidates for the position must be a member in good standing of STARFLEET International, must have taken and passed Officers Training School (OTS) and Officers Command College (OCC), and must be at least 18 years of age.  Members interested in taking OTS and OCC should visit the STARFLEET Academy web site.  In accordance with the Republic's Rank Assignment & Promotions Policy, members who take and pass both courses receive an automatic promotion to Lieutenant, Junior Grade (Lt. JG).

As of November 14, there are still only four members of the Republic who hold the necessary credentials to hold the office of Commanding Officer.  They are:

  Lt JG David Churvis   Commander Brian Holloway
  Captain Matt Ebeling   Captain Eric L. Watts

Captain Watts is willing to serve a third term as the Republic's CO.  If any other eligible person wishes to announce his or her candidacy, he or she must do so by Friday, November 26, so that paper ballots can be mailed to each member in good standing by the end of the month.  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 results announced during the evening.  The new Commanding Officer, if any, will officially assume office on January 1, 2011.
STARFLEET vs. Chapter dues
When you remit your annual membership dues payment of $25.00 to the Republic, $15.00 is forwarded to STARFLEET and the Republic keeps the remainder.  If you receive a dues renewal notice from STARFLEET and pay $15.00 directly to them, please remember that you still owe the Republic an additional $10.00 for chapter dues.  To make recordkeeping as simple as possible, Republic command prefers that members submit a single payment of $25.00 to the chapter.  Your STARFLEET dues will be paid on your behalf.  Dues can be paid quickly and easily on the Republic's web site.  Thank you!
Personnel Records
Congratulations to ENS2 Julianne Trew (right), whose 30” x 40” oil painting "Parasols" was displayed at the High Museum on November 6 as part of the Kennesaw State University Student Show.

Congratulations to Ens Tracy O'Quinn, who received a grade of HONORS for the STARFLEET Academy exam Officer's Training School completed on October 22, 2010.
Congratulations to ENS1 Zannetta Law and Ens Richard Tucker (right), who will enter into holy matrimony on Sunday, December 12.
Something special going on in your life?  Submit your Personnel Record for publication in the next issue of The Republiqué!
Recent Chapter Event Photos
Olympic Park Picnic & Brick Hunt  ||  October 17, 2010
Kneeling: CO Capt Eric L. Watts.
The Republic's commemorative Olympic Park brick.
USS Republic Halloween "Spooktacular"  ||  October 31, 2010
Ens Brad Carrne, Ens Tom Dempsey, Capt Michael Cowart,
CO Capt Eric L. Watts, Ens Eve Gidion, ENS3 Eddie Hines.


Saturday, October 30 *
ENS3 Eddie Hines

Tuesday, November 2
ENS1 Antonio T. Cade

Friday, November 12
ENS2 Claire Willis

Tuesday, November 16
ENS1 Sue Lin Lange

Saturday, November 20
Ens Donnie Hendrix

Saturday, November 27
Ens Tracey S. Harwell

* Belated

2 New Members in October!

Ens Tracey S. Harwell
Ens Richard Tucker

These members renewed their SFI and chapter dues in October

Capt Michael Cowart
ENS1 Hal Doby
ENS1 Zannetta Law
ENS1 Michael Shipley
ENS2 Claire Willis

These members' SFI and chapter dues expire in November

Ens Elizabeth Michelle Miller
ENS3 John Randall Stump, Jr.
Ens Page E. Lewis

Commissioned on May 14, 1988, at the Dixie-Trek convention in Atlanta, Georgia, the USS Republic NCC-1371 is a chapter of STARFLEET International and a member of STARFLEET Region 2.  The Republic currently has 57 active members (as of November 14) and is the largest chapter of STARFLEET in Region 2.

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 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.





NEWS from
Star Trek Sequel Script Still Planned for Early 2011 Completion – Not “Almost Finished”
by Anthony Pascale
November 12, 2010
Today there are a number of reports on the web stating the script for the Star Trek sequel is "almost complete."  TrekMovie has done some fact-checking and while work is currently underway by writing the team, it appears they are still targeting early 2011 for their hand-in.

Scripting still underway for early 2011 preproduction start Yesterday, TrekMovie reported on comments about the Star Trek sequel made during Viacom’s Q3 earnings report and call with investors.  This call was also reported on by The Hollywood Reporter, who added a note that "Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof are hammering out the script as we speak.  They’re supposed to deliver it by the holidays.  J. J. Abrams, who is producing, hasn’t committed to climbing back into the director’s chair, but the studio definitely wants him."  This bit of detail has been picked up by a number of other sites and sourced to the Viacom call, but it was not actually part of the Viacom call, but added by THR.

It is true, as TrekMovie has been reporting, that J. J. Abrams has not yet committed to directing the Star Trek sequel, but this is due to the script not yet being completed.  As with his first Trek, Abrams will not make the call until the script is completed.  As for when the script will be done it appears that THR is still working off of an old estimate.  TrekMovie reported last month that the script is expected to be completed in early 2011, and sources indicate this is still the plan.  Scripting has only been underway for about a month, and just last week J. J. Abrams was on the record saying that the script was just "being sort of fully outlined."

Filming for the Star Trek sequel (due in theaters June 29, 2012) is expected to start in the summer of 2011, so there is still plenty of time for the script.  Preproduction on the film should not take as long as the 2009 Star Trek feature as most of the main casting is already done, and much of the design and construction has already been completed, leaving the team to focus on the new elements.

Of course, any bit of news regarding Star Trek quickly sweeps around the web, so all these reports are understandable.  We are all hungry for anything new.  The next 19 months will be full of lots of reports, rumors, speculation, facts and more all about the next Star Trek movie, and we here at TrekMovie will do our best to bring it all to you as accurately as possible.
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