Challenger celebrates its 30th Anniversary!

Written by Laura Victor on June 3, 2018. Posted in Challenger News

U.S.S.CHALLENGER has been around 30 years! And we’re having a beach-themed party to celebrate! It’s all happening on Saturday, October 20, 2018 between the hours of 6pm-10pm at the Seaside Heights Community Center in Seaside Heights, NJ.

Cost for this epic event is $30.00 per person, we have setup a PayPal account for this event: Dress for this event is “Resort Casual” Hawaiian Shirts not required, but welcome. Join us for food and fun.

Please email if you require additional details or have any questions about the party

Come to the Challenger BBQ – Sat., July 14!

Written by Laura Victor on June 3, 2018. Posted in Challenger News

You’re invited to the Challenger’s Annual BBQ! Saturday, July 14 at 1pm (rain or shine), at Bob’s house, 202 8th Avenue, in Ortley Beach, NJ. $15 per person covers food and beverage, including snacks, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, soda, cake and watermelon. RSVP to Bob Vosseller at

February Monthly Challenger Meeting Moved to Bob’s Place!

Written by Laura Victor on January 30, 2018. Posted in Challenger News

Attention crew, this is the captain speaking with an update on Seaside Heights Community Center.
Just when you thought it was safe to hold a meeting at our favorite headquarters….well here’s the deal, the pipes that burst are fixed…that’s the good news. The bad news is that we’d have no heat as there was damage to the furnace and that repair work is currently incomplete. Yeah, swell.
We were told that due to this we should not meet there this month. That being the case, we’ll be back at the Vosseller household in the newly refitted and just about cleared living room (which will be completely cleared by Sunday) for our Feb. 4 meeting which starts with our C-Staff at noon and the general meeting will run from 1 to 4 pm as we discussed at our reorganization meeting.
I have not yet developed the agendas for either meeting and am open to suggestions about either agenda. Please e-mail your thoughts to the following addy,
It is unfortunate but at least we are seeing improved communication with the borough regarding our use of the facility and generally, more positive news. I believe one of our plans this month was to watch an episode of ST Discovery.
Take care, keep warm, see you at Sunday’s meeting. I will be informing our chief engineer, Ken Diehl about the change in venue.
Adm. Bob Vosseller
CO USS Challenger NCC-1676-D