The USS NEW ORLEANS is a Chapter with STARFLEET: The International Star Trek Fan Association. We are currently located in the city of New Orleans and the outlying areas. The Chapter was founded in May 2010 five years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed its predecessor. The Chapter has at least four meetings a month recognizing the diversity of the group from gaming to coffee and conversation. All the meetings are well attended and is a great place to meet friends.
In its two years as a STARFLEET Chapter the NEW ORLEANS has been involved with joint operations with other STARFLEET Chapters like the USS CORSAIR. Assisted with the founding with the USS NEPTUNE in Biloxi, Mississippi. In addition the Chapter has a close relationship with Geek Girls with Guns a new charity bringing awareness to the needs of families with special needs children. Also the Chapter has raised over 50lbs of audio CDís and DVDís for Tunes 4 the Troops. The first batch is scheduled to ship out to the USS NEW ORLEANS (LPD-18) which has 700 Marines and Sailors embarked at any given time.
The USS NEW ORLEANS serves the greater New Orleans Area including the following Parishes: Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tamany, St. Charles, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and Tangipahoa.