Region 2 "Newsletter of the Year" Award, 2012, 2016
Volume II, Number 2
Region 2 "Newsletter of the Year" Award, 2nd Place, 2011, 2014. 2015
Late October 2018
Region 2 "Best Electronic Newsletter" Award, 2009
Replaces Vol. I, #105, December 2016
•   Saturday, October 27: Star Trek Discovery Catch-Up Day
•  Friday-Sunday, November 2-4: SphinxCon & AxaCon

•  Watts reelected, Harwell elected in (2016) CO/XO election

•  Upcoming Membership Renewals
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  USS Republic Online
•  Crew Roster
Star Trek Discovery Catch-Up Day

1:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2018
Challenges Games & Comics
2050 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur GA  30033
Join members of the USS Republic for a day of Star Trek Discovery streaming at Challenges Games & Comics.  This is an opportunity to catch up on or review the series before the new season starts.  Halloweenfest will also be occurring at the mall for any who may be interested in diversions from watching.  Uniforms are welcome.
Please visit this event's Facebook Event Page for more information!
SphinxCon & AxaCon

Friday-Sunday, November 2-4, 2018
Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Airport
1325 Virginia Ave, Atlanta GA  30344
The Royal Manticoran Navy (TRMN) is the fan association for the Honor Harrington series written by David Weber and SphinxCon is the newest literary military science fiction and fantasy convention ("litcon") dedicated to the Honorverse.  Leveraging the experience of sponsoring and running HonorCon in Raleigh, North Carolina, and MantiCon in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a group of TRMN members thought to continue the tradition in Atlanta.  Being the home of Dragon*Con and a plethora of other conventions throughout the year, as well as being a major airline hub, it was felt that the concept could be taken to the next level.  This is the very first SphinxCon!

But... Where's the Trek?
Here it is!  The relocation of Axanar Productions, which created the award-winning Star Trek fan film "Prelude to Axanar," to OWC Studios in Lawrenceville (northeast of Atlanta), gave us an opportunity to host AxaCon, the official convention of Axanar, for all fans of Star Trek and the Axanar universe.  Creators and actors from "Prelude to Axanar" will preview the upcoming two parts of “The Four Years War” as well as fill you in on every detail of the Axanar Universe you could ever want to know!

SphinxCon guest of honor David Gerrold (author, "The Trouble with Tribbles" and much more) joins AxaCon guests of honor J. G. Hertzler (Martok from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Gary Graham (Ambassador Soval from Star Trek: Enterprise) and a slate of Axanar and other Star Trek fan film actors and creators.  More information about guests, programming, special events and admission prices can be found on the AxaCon page of the SphinxCon web site.
Watts reelected, Harwell elected in (2016) CO/XO election
Editor's Note: While the primary purpose of this publication is to announce and promote upcoming chapter and Star Trek-themed events and activities, its secondary but equally vital purpose is to serve as the official organ of important recent (or... not-so-recent) chapter business.  The publication schedule of The Republiqué over the last two years has been somewhat... inconsistent for a number of reasons.  With the recent relaunch of this publication (please note the "Volume II" issue numbering), articles about important chapter events that took place as long as nearly two years ago will be published here in order to ensure that those events are properly documented and archived for future reference and posterity.  Those articles will be published under a new header called News from the Atavachron.
Admiral Kelly Hilliard (right) congratulates then-Fleet Captain Eric L. Watts (left) on being reelected as the Republic's Commanding Officer.
At the USS Republic's annual Holiday Party & Potluck Dinner on December 17, 2016, in an election conducted by Admiral Kelly Hilliard, then-Fleet Captain Eric L. Watts was reelected by voice vote to an unprecedented sixth two-year term as the chapter's Commanding Officer (CO) by members in good standing in attendance.  Watts was first elected as the Republic's CO in May 2006 to serve the remainder of the previous CO's term and was reelected to his first full two-year term in December 2006.  He was reelected for additional two-year terms in December 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, is the Republic's 13th Commanding Officer and (as of October 2018) has now served in that position for 12½ years.

On the same occasion, Admiral Mike Henigan declined to be nominated for a third term as the chapter's Executive Officer (XO).  Admiral Mike had served as XO of the Republic since December 2012, accepting the position upon the conclusion of "The Year of the Phoenix," the year-long process of decommissioning the USS Atlanta, of which Admiral Mike had served as CO for the previous six years, and reassigning her crew to the USS Republic.  Admiral Mike remains a member in good standing of the Republic and is the chapter's highest ranking officer.

Then-Fleet Captain Eric L. Watts (left) congratulates then-Ensign First Class Tracey S. Harwell on being elected as the Republic's Executive Officer.
Then-Ensign First Class Tracey S. Harwell was nominated and elected as the Republic's XO in another voice vote conducted by Admiral Kelly.  Ensign Tracey promised to take an active role in helping to plan and coordinate future chapter activities.  She was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade shortly after her election as XO.
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The USS Republic NCC-1371 was originally commissioned as a chapter of STARFLEET International on May 14, 1988, at the Dixie-Trek convention in Atlanta, Georgia.  As of October 23, 2018, the Republic crew includes 35 members who are active members of STARFLEET in good standing.
The Republic plans and coordinates an active schedule of events for its members, but does not hold meetings on a consistently fixed date each month.
Because the USS Republic is a duly commissioned chapter of STARFLEET International and is bound and governed by its Constitution and By-Laws, membership in STARFLEET is a prerequisite for membership in the Republic.  STARFLEET membership dues are $5 for one person and Republic chapter dues are $10 ($15 total).  The Republic collects a single combined dues payment for both groups and remits the STARFLEET portion to them on the Republic member's behalf.  STARFLEET offers family discounts for additional members as shown below.  Additional information about membership options, amounts due for additional family members, payment options and instructions for other forms of payment is on the "How to Join" page of our award-winning web site.
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AS OF OCTOBER 23, 2018
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
  Commodore Eric L. Watts
Executive Officer
  Lieutenant J.G. Tracey S. Harwell

The Republiqué Volume II, Number 2, Late October 2018.
[Replaces the unpublished Vol. I, Number 105, December 2016
Published (more or less) monthly by and
Copyright © 2018 USS Republic NCC-1371.
Commodore Eric L. Watts, Editor.