Saturday, July 26: USS Republic Summer
Friday, Aug. 22: Star Trek Night with
the Atlanta OutWorlders
USS Republic launches shuttle USS Exeter
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2008 Republic calendars still available!
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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.
Trek Night with the Atlanta
8:00 p.m. Friday, August 22, 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 August, the theme is "Cold as Ice (The
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
Republic launches shuttle USS Exeter NCC-1706;
Exeter holds first meeting
Officer, Republic, is pleased to announce that we have
officially launched our first shuttle under my command. Based
in Jacksonville, Florida, the USS Exeter NCC-1706 is
under the command of Commander John R. Sims, with whom
I have been working since April towards this goal. Cmdr
Sims recruited the required number of potential crewmembers
to launch a new shuttle in May and the shuttle received its
official STARFLEET name and registry in June. Other
newly recruited members of the Republic who will be
assigned to the Exeter upon its commissioning next
year include Ensign Hyo Soon Yoo, Ensign Jordan
Cain, Ensign Julie Cain, Ensign Ryan McDowell
and Ensign Chris Hamm.
The USS Exeter NCC-1706 held its first organizational
meeting on Sunday, June 22, 2008. Commander Sims
submitted the following report:
At 5:30 p.m. EST, the core members of our chapter-in-training
convened at Commander John R. Sims' quarters. The
members were Ensign Hyo Soon Yoo, Ensign Chris "Tex"
Hamm and Ensign Ryan McDowell. Although we
were expecting three other members to attend, they bowed out
at the last minute due to personal reasons that the Commander
During the meeting, we discussed
STARFLEET, our place in it and what we as a chapter can do
to enhance its strength, short-term goals such as OTS and
OCC exams, filing MSRs and recruitment ideas.
We also discussed the delegation
of duties as our chapter grows and raising funds for a web
site and newsletter, costuming, attending conventions and
accommodations by selling personal items and collectibles,
as well as artistic creations by the CO and XO on eBay. The
CO has been selling his works on eBay since 2002 and his perfect
rating will help facilitate this. The CO's user name
Other activities discussed were volunteering
with the local Museum of Science & History, landing parties
to the zoo, local theatre and dinners out. Not to mention
our attending the upcoming Vulkon in Orlando in October in
full Exeter uniforms!
Long-term plans are to help the Fleet
by recruitment, staying active on all fronts, and to set an
example for others to follow. Just as our mothership, the
Republic, has done under the command of Captain Eric
After all the business was completed,
we adjourned to some incredible Korean dishes prepared by
my yeoman, Ensign Hyo Soon Yoo. The treats included
beef tips in garlic, noodles and vegetables and sushi.
We gathered around the TV and watched
the Star Trek: New Voyages episode "In Harm's Way."
Seeing as this fan film as well as Starship Exeter
inspired me to return to the Fleet, it only seemed appropriate.
Afterwards, we discussed meeting
again at the end of July and bid our farewells. Overall,
the meeting went very well and this new chapter has a long
and prosperous future.
Ensign Chris "Tex" Hamm,
Ensign Ryan McDowell and Ensign Hyo Soon Yoo
enjoy Korean cuisine at the USS Exeter's
Commander John R. Sims presided
over the first organizational meeting of the USS Exeter
NCC-1706 on Sunday, June 22, 2008.
Officer, Republic, congratulates Commander Sims and
his crew on the Exeter's first meeting and is committed
to working with the Exeter over the next eight months
towards their official commissioning ceremony at the 2009
Region 2 Summit!
#6 (Spring 2008) still 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 still 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.
Chapter Event Photos
Dixie-Trek 1988 || May 13-15, 1988
The USS Republic's commissioning ceremony and nine
of its twenty charter members, including Commanding Officer
Christopher F. Ernst (far right) and Executive Officer Patrick
Roberts (second from right).
Year Celebration || June 6-8, 2008
Front: CO Captain Eric L. Watts, XO Cmdr Brian Holloway. Rear:
Ens Chris Jones, ENS3 Hal Doby, ENS3 Dave Churvis, Comm
Jeff Kirkland, ENS3 Mark A. Ozanick, Ens Martha Kirkland,
Ens Todd Dissinger, Ens Naomi Hemingway, ENS3 Zannetta Law.
Ensign 3rd Class Zannetta Law
Friday, July 4
Ensign Joshua Graham
Sunday, July 13
Ensign Todd Dissinger
Ensign Leon Gray
Ensign JG Eric Lange
Ensign Andrea Benton
Ens 3rd Class Nelson Barnhouse
Ensign Sue Lin Lange
Ensign 3rd Class Marq Collins
Ensign 3rd Class Susan J. Rey
Ensign Leslie Mele
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4 New Members in June!
Ensign Todd Dissinger
Ensign Chris White
Ensign Marilyn Teague
Ensign John Godwin
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 51 active members (as of July 24) and is one of the
largest chapters 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 each month.
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
From the Center Seat
by Captain Kelly Hilliard
baby, yeah... what? What's that blinking light mean? Oh,
that's the intraship comm indicator. Yikes! Oh,
uh, attention all hands---this is the captain speaking. This
month is devoted to fun AND work. The fun parts
are our annual picnic at Stone Mountain on the 21st of August
and Six Flags on the _th of September. The work
part is elections are upon us again. Nominations need
to be sent in now. There are also amendments
to the by-laws that need to be made to correct problems
that the ATTR created when it went bimonthly. These
issues will be covered in greater detail further in this
Our efforts to raise money for MDA were semi-successful. Republic
attendance was low for a variety of reasons. But
those who did attend raised over $240 for MDA. MDA,
on the other hand, was lacking. Media coverage
that was promised never showed. No rep from MDA
was present, no poster child was sent. It seems
the representative we were working with got sacked and they
didn't want to have anything to do with whatever she was
working on. As a result, our participation in
the MDA telethon is up in the air. Plans were to have
a remote at American Adventures. Now? Who
knows. I'll keep you informed.
As you might have heard, Region 2 won the bid for next year's
National Conference. It will be in Orlando on
June 17, 18, and 19. I have also been selected
to chair the Hangover Breakfast. I will need
assistance in order to present it in the manner that Region
2 deserves. Any who are interested, please contact
me for more information. This is the first conference
in the southeast and I encourage all Republic members that
if they attend just one con next year, that this be it. Let's
show Starfleet what Region 2 is all about!
from And to the REPUBLIC, Volume IV, Issue Four,
Copyright © 1993 USS Republic.