Friday, June 27: Star Trek Night with
the Atlanta OutWorlders
Saturday, July 19: Away Mission to The Dark
Saturday, July 26: USS Republic Summer
Captain Watts and Ensign Shipley: They Had
The Sovereign Star #6 (Spring 2008) now
20th Year Celebration t-shirts now available!
2008 Republic calendars still available!
Republic seeks Communications Officer
Recent Chapter Event Photos
June Membership Renewals
About the Republic
For More Information
Our Member Benefit Program Partners
Twenty Years Ago Aboard the Republic
Trek Night with the Atlanta
8:00 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2008
Hosted by and in the home of Alan Siler
2582 Addison Drive, Doraville GA 30340
join our friends, the Atlanta
for a night each month that celebrates the quintessential
American science fiction television franchise: Star Trek.
Each month, we'll explore a different theme by seeing episodes
taken from all of the show's TV incarnations: Star Trek,
The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space
Nine, Voyager and yes... even Enterprise.
Few television shows, particularly sci-fi, have had
the impact on American culture that Star Trek has had.
For the month of June, the theme is "Reappearances I."
Take I-85 to the Chamblee-Tucker
Rd. exit (that’s the first exit inside I-285 on the NE side
of the city). If you’re traveling N on I-85, you would turn
left onto Chamblee-Tucker.
Go through the first light, turn
right at the second light (Shallowford Rd).
Take the immediate next right turn
onto Addison Dr.
Go through the first stop sign; we’re
the 5th house on the left. Mailbox has very reflective
Mission to The Dark Knight
Saturday, July 19, 2008; matinee time TBA
Northlake Festival Movie Tavern
4043 LaVista Road, Tucker GA 30084
this sequel to 2005's Batman Begins, Batman raises
the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant
Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets
out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that
plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be
effective, but they soon find themselves prety to a reign
of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to
the terrified citizens of Gotham as... the Joker.
Join the Republic for an awesome
new movie-going experience at the all-new Movie Tavern in
the Northlake Festival shopping center in Tucker near Northlake
Mall. The Movie Tavern combines first-run movies
with a casual dining menu offering a wide range of choices
that includes half-pound burgers, homemade pizzas, chicken
sandwiches, wings and fries, appetizers, beer, wine and margaritas,
as well as traditional concession items such as soft drinks,
candy and fresh-popped popcorn. Visit MovieTavern.com
to purchase your ticket in advance, directions and full information
on their casual dining menu.
Republic Summer Pool Party
12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008
Hosted by and in the home of Ensign 3rd Class Hal Doby
4651 Cedar Brook Drive, Conyers GA 30094
3rd Class Hal Doby is pleased to invite all members
of the USS Republic, as well as all our friends in
Stargate Atlanta, KAG Atlanta, the Atlanta OutWorlders, the
USS Atlanta and all other STARFLEET chapters in Region
2, to "Dobywood" in Conyers for a full day of fun,
food and water on Saturday, July 26! Starting around
noon, we'll open the pool to anybody that wants to splash
around and have fun. Since the last time we were at
Ensign Doby's home, there have been some major renovations,
including a $4,000 update of the pool area. If you stay
into the evening, you'll get to see the pool's new built-in
"light show." This feature has Ensign Doby's neighbors
sitting out on their patios watching his pool in action all
was a lot of fun back in the spring, our event meal will be
tacos and fajitas. Ensign Doby and his partner, Friend
of the Republic David McDonald, will provide
ground taco meat as well as strips of beef and chicken along
with fixings for fajitas, tacos, nachos and tostadas. Everyone
is asked to bring a side dish or dessert to go with these
There is a limited
number of outdoor chairs around the pool, so if you can bring
a folding lawn chair, it might come in handy. Since
it's a pool party, don't forget to bring your swim trunks
and a towel to dry off with! The Republic will
be providing ice and nonalcoholic beverages for your enjoyment.
The event is BYOB, so should you choose to bring spirits,
please enjoy yourself responsibly.
The event will
be an all-day affair and go on as long as everyone wishes
to stay, so feel free to arrive as early or as late as you're
able. Ensign Doby will have his large screen TV
screening movies and other programs of interest in his theater
room for when you want to take a break from the great outdoors.
is open to all metro area science fiction fans, as well as
any one else that would enjoy a good time. The command
and crew of the USS Republic look forward to seeing
is located just south of the city of Conyers off of State
Highway 20, about 20 miles southeast of the Interstates 20
and 285 interchange in DeKalb County. Click the link
below for detailed driving directions.
Watts and Ensign Shipley: They Had It Coming!
Had It Coming: The Music of Kander & Ebb
p.m. Friday, June 27, 2008
2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2008
The Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta GA 30309
Eric L. Watts, Ensign 3rd Class Michael Shipley
and Ensign Brenda Pruitt cordially invite you to attend
They Had It Coming: The Music of Kander & Ebb,
presented by the Atlanta
Gay Men's Chorus at the Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff
Arts Center in Midtown on Friday and Saturday, June 27 and
28. This award-winning revue, crafted by AGMC Artistic
Director Kevin Robison, features the music of John
Kander and Fred Ebb, the dynamic duo that brought us Chicago,
Cabaret and Kiss of the Spider Woman. Capt
Watts and Ens Shipley sing Bass with the AGMC and Ensign Pruitt
is the Executive Director.
Tickets may be purchased online, by telephone or in person
at the Woodruff Arts Center box office at 1280 Peachtree Street,
Atlanta GA 30309. Visit the Woodruff
Arts Center ticketing web site or call (404) 733-5000.
Note that all tickets are subject to a $4 surcharge
per ticket (this includes tickets purchased at the box office
both before the concert and on the day of the performance).
Individual ticket prices are $25, $35 and $45 for evening
performances for Bronze, Silver and Gold sections, respectively.
Matinee ticket prices are $15, $25 and $35 for the same
sections. A limited number of special discount seats, available
on a first-come, first-served basis, are offered at $15 for
evening performances and $10 for the matinee.
#6 (Spring 2008) now available!
of STARFLEET Region 2's "Best
Printed Newsletter" Award at the 2007 Region
2 Summit, the sixth issue of the USS Republic's quarterly
magazine, The Sovereign Star, has been mailed to all
members and key Region 2 personnel, and is now available to
all Friends of the Republic! A full-sized, full-color,
fully illustrated 12-page magazine, the Spring 2008 issue
Feature Article: "Republic
Wins 3 Awards! Region 2 honors include Best Printed
Newsletter, Most Informative Web Site and Recruiting Awards"
Command Performance: "Twenty
years, three name changes and thirteen commanding officers
later..." by Capt Eric L. Watts
TrekSounds: "Leonard Rosenman's
score for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" by ENS3 Brooke
Star Treknology: "It's Dead,
Jim: Star Trek Seasons Two and Three not to be on HD
DVD" by ENS3 Hal Doby
Around the Region: "Region
2 Summit review, award winners and STARFLEET politics" by
FCapt Lucy Ferron
Original comic art: "Star Trek: The Next
Generation" by Ens Germaine Webb and Jason Bullock
PLUS: Chapter Activity Report, Crew Manifest,
Quartermaster's Report, Starfleet Academy Graduations, Upcoming
Events and more!
See for yourself why The Sovereign Star is the "Best
Printed Newsletter" in Region 2!
To order your copy, please visit our web
Year Celebration t-shirts now available!
their debut at Sci-Fi Summer Con, our 20th Year Celebration
commemorative t-shirts are now available to everyone! These
high-quality, 100% preshrunk cotton tees are available in
sizes Medium to 4XL and feature the two-color USS Republic
20th Year Celebration logo screenprinted on the full chest. Each
limited edition, collector's item shirt is only $15.00 postpaid!
Order yours before they're gone forever!
Click here to buy with PayPal or send check payable
to "USS Republic" to Captain Eric L. Watts,
2902 Aspen Woods Entry, Atlanta GA 30360-2759.
USS Republic calendars still available!
not too late! The 2008 USS Republic wall
calendars are still here! This full-sized, 10.75" x
17" calendar, printed on 90# index card stock and suitable
for any wall (especially yours!), features full-color
photos of twelve different chapter events held during the
previous year and a half, the birthdays of all our members,
all federal holidays and other notable occasions! Comb-bound
and predrilled for easy hanging! A limited edition of
only 20 copies, hurry and get one of the last remaining three
copies today for only $5.00 each plus $2.00 shipping and handling!
here to buy with PayPal or send check payable to "USS
Republic" to Captain Eric L. Watts, 2902
Aspen Woods Entry, Atlanta GA 30360-2759.
seeks Communications Officer
USS Republic is in immediate need of a Communications
Officer. Under the Commanding Officer's direction,
the Communications Officer will be generally responsible for
marketing and promoting upcoming chapter events and activities
to current and potential members, other local fan groups and,
when appropriate, the local media. Eligibility
Must be a member in good standing of
the USS Republic
Must have outstanding literary skills
In addition, the following items are desired, but not required:
Familiarity and/or experience with
the Chicago Manual of Style
Experience in marketing, including
writing press releases, copyediting and proofreading
Members interested in either or both positions should contact
Chapter Event Photos
Mission to Iron Man || May
TimeGate 2008 || May 24, 2008
Saturday, June 7
3rd Class Michael Shipley
Tuesday, June 10
Ensign 3rd Class Chadd Franklin
Ensign Terry Lee West
Sunday, June 15
Ensign Tom Wilson
Monday, June 16
Ensign Andrea Benton
Thursday, June 19
Ensign 3rd Class Brooke Perry
Monday, June 30
Ensign 3rd Class Clint Mull
8 New Members in May!
Ensign Rachel Bowman
Ensign JG Jordan Cain
Ensign Julie Cain
Ensign Chris Hamm
Ensign Michael A. Knight
Ensign Ryan McDowell
Ensign Joanne Trew
Ensign Hyo Soon Yoo
Republic needs certain items on a continuing basis
to operate. To help keep our expenses and membership
dues as low as possible, donations of the following items
would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for
address labels: Avery 8160 or compatible
9 x 12 clasp envelopes
clear packing tape
HP 78 or 78+ color ink cartridge or compatible
HP 45 black ink cartridge or compatible
USS Republic NCC-1371 is a chapter of STARFLEET
International (SFI) and a member of STARFLEET Region 2. Commissioned
on May 14, 1988 at Dixie-Trek, the Republic currently
has 62 members (as of June 15) and is the second largest
chapter of STARFLEET in the world. The Republic
plans and coordinates an active schedule of events for
its members, frequently partnering with other local science
fiction groups in the Atlanta area for joint activities,
but does not hold meetings on a consistently fixed date
Membership in the Republic includes membership
in STARFLEET International. Annual dues are $25
per person for both groups (family discounts are available
with certain conditions and restrictions). Membership
in the Republic includes a subscription to our
award-winning quarterly paper newsletter, The Sovereign
Star, access to our YahooGroups message board, voting
privileges in chapter elections and a personalized laminated
membership card which entitles the member to receive discounts
or rebates on products and services offered by our Member
Benefits Program Partners. Additional information
on Republic membership and how to join can be found
on our award-winning web site.
MEMBER BENEFIT PROGRAM PARTNERS
YEARS AGO ABOARD THE REPUBLIC
by Lenn Sisson
Trek '88 was a great success both for the convention itself
and for USS Republic.
There were more people at this year's convention than the
year before, and the local Starfleet chapter recruited 103
new members. The new recruits could make the Republic
the largest ship in the region and the third largest in
The three-day convention was at the Sheraton Century Center
May 13 through 15.
The convention featured appearances by Jonathan Frakes who
plays Cmdr. William Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation;
Julie Newmar, who was Catwoman on the Batman television
series; Nicholas Courtney, who played Brigadier Alastair
Lethridge-Stewart on Dr. Who; and writer Terry Nation,
who created the Daleks from Dr. Who and the Blake's Seven
television series; among other guests.
The highlight of the convention for the Atlanta chapter
of Starfleet was the commissioning ceremony at 1000 hrs.
Saturday. About 30 people showed up to bid goodby
to the Shuttle Nautilus and say hello to USS Republic
as the chapter was upgraded to Starship class. To
receive starship status, a chapter must have 12 members,
but Atlanta had more than 20 at the time of commissioning.
Commodore Sherry Bowen officiated at the ceremony. Also
attending were Capt. Robin Campbell of USS Ingram
(Columbus, Ga.); Capt. Paul Kircher, director of Starfleet's
Armed Services Program, and acting Capt. Eric Koske of USS
Federation News and Republic Report, Volume One,
Issue One, Copyright © 1988 USS Republic.