December 17th was a red letter day, once again the biannual ball was upon us, it's regarded as the biggest event in the GFC calendar where a half year of work for the fleet is rewarded.
This year's theme was taken from the popular voyager episode "fair haven" set in the surroundings of an Irish bar. Members and guests settled down and the proceedings begain. Those awarded who where able to attend when called up stood to attention waiting nervously for their turn to deliver their speeches.
The award ceremony was was split between medals and promotions.
Promotions to the their new ranks are stated below.
Among the medal winners were:
Andromeda Quonset. Birdie Irland, Cobramax Mechanique, Debbydo Resident, Emilie DeSantis, Farodin Rhiadra, Kaori Juliesse, Lillian Aries, Richardjrn Weatherwax, Sereana Westland, Sodak Xeltentat, Timol McMillan
Legion of Merit
Banditt Weintraub, Debbydo Resident, Demeter slade, Dustin Thunderstorm, Gimonia Horten, Gokyu Ugajin, Isra Laval, JD Matova, Janel Doune, Kal Aie, Miezekatze Lemon, Nimue Davi, Richardjrn Weatherwax, RoBobby McMillan, TimoL McMillan, Willow Halfpint
Meritorious Service Medal
Arnold McKeenan, Damien Avedon, Debbydo Resident, Dustin Sunflower, Gandalf Nakamura,
Kal Aie, Kendra Mollsen, Malcom Sholokhov, Malic Tolsen, Rokks Resident, Snapper Desade, Sophie Johnson, Starr Jetaime, Thomas Aker
Aaron Ishelwood, Emilie DeSantis
Andy ketterley, Angel Sachertorte, Katie zwilling, Radon18 Nitely, Richardjrn Weatherwax, SirJedHerbit, Starr Jetaime
Angelis Bourne, Birdie Ireland, Brahama capelo, Gokyu Ugajin, Hydregion Resident, Isobel firethorn, Janel Doune, Jimmy, Kaori Juliesse, Kendra Mollsen, Kieran Braveheart, Malcom Sholokhov, Phedre Aeonifall, Robobby Mcmillian, Silver Visage, Tails Cluny, Thomas Aker
Once the awards where handed out it was off outside to witness the spectacle of the fireworks display, it's always recommend to turn environment settings to night for the best effects as particles lit up the sky.
Finally it was back inside the bar area, to knock back a few glasses, fiddle with fliptags and dance the night away with the person next to you.