|Michael Brock Global Organized Play Coordinator|
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Please join me in congratulating the five newest campaign service award recipients. The recipients include:
VC Karim Majeri
VC Benoit Gros
VL Mark Langereis
VL Chris Brockley-Blatt
VL Gaël Aubort
The first three have been VOs for more than 1,000 days.
Their efforts have fostered growth and community cohesion in their respective regions. They make my job easier and I thank them for that. Their PFS Work with large regional conventions and local charities places them as pillars of the community and members of the community that people can look to as an outstanding PFS example.
The latter two, I sought the advice of VCs David Harrison and Rob Silk as they know their areas better than I. The following are what they had to say about Chris and Gael:
"A year ago we lost our Venture Officer, Tonya Woldridge, to Canada and we thought she would be impossible to replace. Chris Brockley-Blatt stepped up to the mark and since then she has developed the organization of events to an exquisite level.
You may know that she is a Project Manager for a Space Programme and she bring that same level of perfection to her organization of Pathfinder events. Every detail is covered. It’s rare to have to ask someone to do LESS, but if we didn’t restrain her she would single handedly do the work of our entire Pathfinder Team.
We hope that Pathfinder events in the UK appear smooth running, but here’s the secret. It’s only because Chris has fielded all the problems and patched them up so seamlessly that no one even knows the catastrophes have happened.
Chris is an especially caring person and looks after her wonderful family as well as doing a very demanding job and running a figure painting business. It’s quite amazing that she finds time to look after our GMs and Players as though they are part of her family, too. Her cooking, baking and GM goodie bags have raised the morale of many a GM."
"Gaël Aubort is someone who has supported the international roleplaying scene since the days of Living Grayhawk. He was one of the very first to make the change to Pathfinder. Gaël is a market gardener and he generously makes his land available to all the Pathfinders who attend GardenCon in Geneva. If there is a “Glastonbury Festival” for Pathfinder it’s GardenCon!
Without Gaël it couldn’t happen. He built the Bar and Café for the event, offers free camping and he supplies food and the organic mead he makes from local honey. He even roasts a sheep for the Feast on the Saturday Night.
Gaël is born and bred Swiss and his mother tongue is French. He is a tireless GM. He puts Pathfinder Society adventures through a Google Translator, checks them, and then runs them in French. He doesn’t hesitate to run games in English and we are delighted to see him regularly GM’ing in the UK, at “Conception” and at “PaizoCon”. He has done wonders for the Entente Cordiale for European Pathfinders. He is a great guy and a very generous Pathfinder person."
All five have my highest respect and most sincere thank you for all of their work. Without them, PFS would not be where it is today.
Congratulations Karim Majeri. You are now PFS number 731!
Congratulations Benoit Gros. You are now PFS number 732!
Congratulations Mark Langereis. You are now PFS number 733!
Congratulations Chris Brockley-Blatt. You are now PFS number 734!
Congratulations Gaël Aubort. You are now PFS number 735!
|Eric Clingenpeel Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma|
|Mike Bramnik Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus|
|Tonya Woldridge Organized Play Manager|
|Preston Hudson Venture-Captain, Washington—Spokane|
|Chris Rathunde Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Chicago aka thunderspirit|
|Billy Darios Venture-Captain, Florida—Boca Raton aka Bill Darios|
|Dan Simons Regional Venture-Coordinator, Central Europe aka Thamius|
|Lucas Servideo Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—North Shore aka LackofFocus|
|Sebastian Hirsch Venture-Captain, Germany—Aschaffenburg-Würzburg|
|Steven Lau Venture-Lieutenant, Alaska—Anchorage aka Dragnmoon|
|Michael Meunier Venture-Captain, Virginia—Richmond East|
|Tineke Bolleman Venture-Agent, Netherlands—Utrecht aka Woran|
|June Soler Regional Venture-Coordinator, Northeast aka Shivok|
|David Harrison Regional Venture-Coordinator, Western Eurasia-Middle East aka Wintergreen|
|Michael McNerney Venture-Captain, Ohio—Columbus|
|brock, no the other one...|
|Chris Brockley-Blatt Venture-Captain, United Kingdom—England—Brighton aka Christine Brockley-Blatt|
|William Boyle Venture-Captain, Ireland—Belfast aka heretic|
|Benoit Gros Venture-Captain, Switzerland—Geneva aka bengrow|
|Richard deMorris Venture-Lieutenant, Washington—Kennewick aka RAdeMorris|
|Louis Manko Levite Venture-Captain, Washington—Seattle aka Taenia|