The USS Darwin is a science fiction fan group; a chapter of StarFleet, the International Star Trek Fan Association.


The Darwin usually holds it's monthly meeting at the Milford Public Library.

Meetings are free, unless otherwise noted, and usually start at noon.

E-Mail for additional information.


Greetings and welcome to the webpage of the USS Darwin, a chapter of StarFleet; the International Star Trek Fan Association.

We are currently based out of Pawtucket, Rhode Island in the area of the globe that StarFleet has designated Region 15. Region 15 encompasses all of the New England area.

As a group we get together at least once a month to talk about the fan club, Trek and sci-fi in general. Most of the time our meetings are held at the public library in Milford, Massachusetts but during the summer we get out and hold meetings at Borderland State Park in Easton, Massachusetts and Pope John Paul II Park in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

If you want to come to one of our meetings and see what we're all about, we'd love to have you. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions you might have.

Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you at a future meeting.


  • David Forrand


    I'm Dave, the leader of this chapter of StarFleet, The International Star Trek Fan Association. I'm what you would call a casual sci-fi fan, not really hard-core about any particular series or movie. In the outside world I do environmental consulting for a global company with an office in Braintree, MA.

  • Corey Grant

    Executive Officer

    I'm the founder of the USS Darwin and I was the Darwin's first Commanding Officer. I've been in Starfleet for over 20 years and always have fun meeting fans of any level from all genres.

  • Nicole Guertin

    Chief Medical Officer

    Probably reads books.

  • Ruth Fishman

    Chief Security Officer

    Has blue hair, sometimes.

  • [redacted]

    Chief Science Officer

    Draws stuff.

  • Kelly Lopes

    Communication Officer

    Starfleet Member since 1991. Formerly served with the USS Christa McAuliffe and the USS Atlantis. Currently serving as Darwin Chief Historian and Communications Officer.

  • Jim Parizale

    Chief Engineer

    I enjoy sci-fi in general, on TV and at the movies. In "real" life I'm a software engineer, both by trade and by hobby. I enjoy "making things go".

  • Diane Duggan

    JAG Officer

    I discovered classic Trek in my teens and have been an avid sci-fi buff since. Although not part of the original Darwin crew, I enjoy and appreciate the friendships this group has brought into my life.

  • Alex Rock


    I've been a fan of Star Trek and science fiction in general since I was a kid. I'm a geek, into computers, technology, video games, the internet, cars, motorcycles, and all kinds of stuff. By day I work as a software developer at a big three lettered company.

  • Cassandra Fishman


    Likes pink stuff?

  • James Madden II


  • [redacted]



Darwin Top
222.4 m
119.9 m
77,200 mt

Following the losses against the Borg at Wolf 359 and the many battles of the Dominion War StarFleet had a shortage of ships. It was at this time the Admiralty Board decided it would be faster to re-commission several dry-docked starships then to build new ones. Of those ships being rebuilt was the USS Darwin.


Contact Us

Interested in coming to one of our meetings?

Maybe you'd like to know more about joining the USS Darwin, or maybe learn some more about Starfleet International?

Feel free to e-mail us.