The USS Exeter, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a "shuttle" of the USS Republic NCC-1371, based in Atlanta, Georgia.  A "shuttle" is a chapter in training of STARFLEET International, working with its mothership to establish the fundamental organizational structure required to be launched as a fully commissioned chapter.  Accordingly, membership in STARFLEET is a prerequisite for membership in the Exeter.  Each group has its own membership dues, benefits and obligations.  Persons interested in joining can join both groups at the same time with a single application and dues payment.  Annual STARFLEET dues are $15.00 per person and chapter dues are $10.00 per person.  A single payment of $25.00 can be submitted to Exeter command and your application will be processed for both groups.  For additional information on joining STARFLEET International and the USS Exeter, please contact Commander John R. Sims at starshipexeter@yahoo.com or write to him at 2443 Whispering Woods Blvd #4, Jacksonville FL  32246-9502.