(copied from guild web site)
Gin no Mikazuki (GnM) was founded on February 16, 2005 by a Honolulu native, Trynne, shortly after the release of World of Warcraft. The guild name (銀の三日月) means "Silver Crescent" in Japanese. GnM initially started out as a casual-social guild whose intent was to provide a gathering place for friends (mostly from Hawaii). With the advent of 25-man raid instances, the guild has been able to field enough for raids, and was able to progress as far as Illidan Stormrage for The Burning Crusade, even while maintaining its social/casual raid composition.
As of October 25, 2008, GnM has 224 players with 105 accounts.