Volume I, Number 3  •  June 2008 
•  Friday, June 27: Star Trek Night with the Atlanta OutWorlders
•  Saturday, July 19: Away Mission to The Dark Knight
•  Saturday, July 26: USS Republic Summer Pool Party

•  Captain Watts and Ensign Shipley: They Had It Coming!
•  The Sovereign Star #6 (Spring 2008) now available!
•  20th Year Celebration t-shirts now available!
•  2008 Republic calendars still available!
•  Republic seeks Communications Officer
•  Recent Chapter Event Photos

•  June Birthdays
•  June Membership Renewals
•  Welcome Aboard!
•  Wish List
•  About the Republic
•  For More Information
•  Our Member Benefit Program Partners
•  Twenty Years Ago Aboard the Republic
Star Trek Night with the Atlanta OutWorlders

8:00 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2008
Hosted by and in the home of Alan Siler
2582 Addison Drive, Doraville GA  30340
Let's join our friends, the Atlanta OutWorlders, 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."

Driving Directions:
•  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 numbers.
Away Mission to The Dark Knight

Saturday, July 19, 2008; matinee time TBA
Northlake Festival Movie Tavern
4043 LaVista Road, Tucker GA  30084
In 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.

USS 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
Ensign 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 night long!
        Repeating what 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 Mexican favorites.
        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.
        This invitation 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 you there!
        "Dobywood" 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.
Captain Watts and Ensign Shipley: They Had It Coming!

They Had It Coming: The Music of Kander & Ebb
8:00 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
Captain 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.

The Sovereign Star #6 (Spring 2008) now available!
Winner 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 includes:

•  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 Perry
•  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 site!
20th Year Celebration t-shirts now available!
Making 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.
2008 USS Republic calendars still available!
It's 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!

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.
Republic seeks Communications Officer
The 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 requirements include:

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 Captain
Eric L. Watts.
Recent Chapter Event Photos

Away Mission to Iron Man  ||  May 3, 2008

TimeGate 2008  ||  May 24, 2008


Saturday, June 7
Ensign 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


Ensign Lee Cox
Commander Dave Slaughter


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

The 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 your support!

•  address labels: Avery 8160 or compatible
•  9 x 12 clasp envelopes
•  standard staples
•  clear packing tape
•  HP 78 or 78+ color ink cartridge or compatible
•  HP 45 black ink cartridge or compatible

The 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 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.




Dixie-Trek '88
by Lenn Sisson
Dixie 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 Starfleet.

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 Valiant II.
Reprinted from
Federation News and Republic Report, Volume One, Issue One, Copyright © 1988 USS Republic.
USS Republic NCC-1371
A Chapter of STARFLEET International
2902 Aspen Woods Entry  |  Atlanta, Georgia  30360-2759
USSRepublic@aol.com  |  www.USSRepublic.com
Commanding Officer  
  Captain Eric L. Watts
Executive Officer  
  Commander Brian Holloway

The Republiqué Volume I, Number 3, June 2008 (Revised).
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Captain Eric L. Watts, Editor.

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