the Evening of Saturday August 13 1988 at Richards Restaurant in Kokomo
Indiana, We were commissioned as the U.S.S. Reliant NCC 1864-A with 20
founding members. The commissioning officer was ADM Donald H. Dailey.
In our first 3 years, we
tried to commission a new design of Reliant (similar to a Nebula Class
without pod - 2 years before the Nebula was introduced on TNG). We were
redesignated from an A to a C model Reliant. As we closed in on our 3rd
Anniversary, Reliant had 70 members and was the 2nd largest ship in Indiana.
By the time our 4th Anniversary rolled around our membership had fallen
to 30 but this was not a loss to us because we helped to give birth to
5 other units. Though we have not grown to the size we were in 1991, we
have become a closer more than a unit, we are a family.
In our 24 years, we have
had members Command Starbase 06, been on the Admiralty Board and Deputies
to the Admiralty Board, and Members of the Command Staff Support. Though
now, we now only have one member in a national level support position.
We enjoy now spending our time serving the community and our charity activities
and unit level activities that make our family, the Reliant, stronger as