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  • Nar Shaddaa Base

    What area does the base cover?  Wisconsin and Illinois (U.S.A.) How many members does the base have?  105 members What is the base’s history?  Originally we were a part of Midwest Base that included Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. When Midwest Base divided into smaller units, the members in Wisconsin and Illinois decided to stay together as one unit, and formed Nar Shaddaa Base. Does the logo have any special meanings to it?  Mostly it represents our names sake, the planet Nar Shaddaa. There are a few “surprises” built into it… but you’ll have to ask a member what they are. 😉 Does the base have a favorite charity or annual event?  We do a lot for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in each state and we also have many members who participate in American Cancer Society cancer walks. One of the favorite events in Wisconsin is Star Wars Day at Discovery World (a hands-on children’s museum) in Milwaukee. In Illinois, the members always look forward to the Bartlett 4th of July Parade.   What are some recent events?  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Chicago and Green Bay; Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo – Christmas Tree “Holiday Magic” fundraiser; C2E2 convention, Chicago; Joliet Public Library (Illinois) and Brookfield Public Library (Wisconsin) Star Wars Day. Does the base have any Detachment units? Outlaw Squadron (Pilots); Renegade Squad (Troopers); Temple of the Howling Moon (Jedi). Does the base have it’s own website? No, but we are on Facebook: And twitter:   Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Freedom Base

    What area does your base cover? Virginia and West Virginia How many members does your base have? 75 Does your logo have any special meanings to it?  Freedom Base’s logo is red, white, and blue, and represents the colors of the United States flag and the struggle for freedom against tyranny. The Base felt this was especially appropriate as Washington DC, the capital of the United States, is within the Base’s area. Ashley Byram designed the Freedom Base logo. Does your base have a favorite charity or annual event? Freedom Base has been active on the charity front, participating in Toys-For-Tots events all over the region, an event supporting kids with cancer hosted by world figure skating champion Kimmie Meisner, Relay For Life and Cystic Fibrosis events in Virginia, hospital visits, and much more. The members of Freedom Base are always ready and willing to help those in need and they show it whenever called to duty! What are some recent events you’ve had? Freedom Base has had a lot of activity over the past year or so. The Base has attended many conventions, including Dragon*Con, Celebration IV, Galacticon, ConCarolinas, StellarCon, HickoryCon, Trinoc*Con, Animazement, and GenCon. The Base has participated in parades in Raleigh, NC; Tega Cay, SC; Annandale, VA; and most recently the highly publicized Ukrop’s Christmas Parade in Richmond, VA, which attracts 250,000 audience members and is the largest single-day event in Virginia each year. In addition, Freedom Base has participated in events such as a Roller Derby, comic book shop openings, Jedi gatherings, two John Williams-themed symphony events, and the Udvar-Hazy Smithsonian Air & Space Museum’s annual Air-and-Scare event, which attracts upward of 30,000 visitors! Several members of Freedom Base also attended the “Star Wars: Science Meets Imagination” opening at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia February 14-17, 2008, showing that Freedom Base is always ready to help other bases make events the best they can be! Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    Member Dossier: Princess Dee

    Deidra Culp, Princess Dee –  from Nar Shaddaa Base When did you join the Legion? March, 2005 Why did you join the Legion? For fun, charity work, and to meet new people. What is your favorite costume to wear? (Star Wars or not) Princess Leia’s Ceremonial Dress from the end of A New Hope.   If time and money were no issue, what would your dream costume be? The “Breathe” dress from Ever After. How has being a member affected your life? I’ve made a number of friends, which I never would have met if I just stayed at home. Plus I’ve traveled to a number of cities/places that I never would have done on my own. What would be your dream event to participate in? A Star Wars Breakfast. Even thought I’m not a morning person. But often those events are filled with kids, and for the short time you really get to be a movie character come to life. What has been your favorite event to participate in? Cleveland Symphony Orchestra concerts, just after Hurricane Katrina, the Cleveland Orchestra was doing a concert of Star Wars music and had invited the RL to troop before the concerts. The Red Cross was also there collecting donations in support of the rescue and relief efforts in New Orleans. I happened to be asked if I would carry around one of their donation buckets. And I have never experienced such generosity from the general public. People were putting $20 bills in the bucket, even while I was trying to hide it behind me so I could take a photo with someone. Do you volunteer with other organizations? Yes, 4-H and my church What is your real life job? I work in the Premedia Division of RR Donnelley, preparing files for the press room. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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