N.E.J.V.-MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF
V E X I L L O L O G Y
MINUTES of the NEVA Meeting
held April 20, 1997
at the Winchester Police Department
Community Meeting Room,
Carl Gurtman, Dave Martucci, Robert Wheelock, Whitney Smith, Jim Croft, Ryan Cooper, John Ayer, Tom Hale, Bob Koeller and Greg Gonzales
Juice and cookies were offered by Dave Martucci.
CALL TO ORDER
Meeting was called to order at 1:08 p.m. by President Carl Gurtman.
MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
Minutes of the 12/8/96 meeting were accepted as written.
Treasurer reported there was $224.30 in hand on 12/8/96; income since was $120.00 (dues); expenses were $196.17 (postage & printing); leaving a balance as of 4/20/97 of $148.13. Treasurer's report was accepted by vote.
The Secretary handed out an updated membership list. Current membership stands at 29 members.
In honor of his service to the organization as our first president, Lynn Knights was voted in unanimously as a lifetime member.
A discussion of the proposal to co-host the 18ICV with NAVA was held. Many points were discussed.
The steering committee will meet May 18, 1 p.m. at the WInchester Police Dept.
Joining FIAV was postponed to the Boston meeting in 1999.
It was decided to go around the table with a brief explanation of some new vexi tidbit from each attendee:
Carl Gurtman stated he had been searching for the first Maine Maritime Flag but couldn't find it. Dave gave him some pointers.
Carl also mentioned a yellow cross on white flag he had seen that morning on a Catholic Church in Kittery, Maine. He is going to look into it further.
Dave Martucci talked about the bill he had had introduced into the Maine Legislature by the Senate Majority Leader to revert back to the first Maine State Flag.
Ryan Cooper talked about the collecting of old US flags.
Robert Wheelock talked about his Flag Handbook he is working on.
Bob Koeller said he flies colonial flag reproductions from his deck.
Greg Gonzales collects obsolete state and national flags and makes 4"x 6" flags using an airbrush.
Jim Croft brought us up to date on the NAVA News.
Tom Hale collects flags and is working on a flag change of the municipal flag of Quincy, Massachusetts.
Whitney Smith confirmed the 'new' flag of Tuvalu and showed the Native American and Paradise flag charts.
John Ayer updated the Pequot flag information and told of the Connecticut flag being reminiscent of the Civil War.
Dave Martucci showed some of the illustrations he got from the Flags of the World email list on his computer.
Jim Croft presented Canadian Civic Flags.
Sunday, November 2, 1997 in Northampton, Massachusetts. Jim Croft will present the second half of the Canadian Civic Flags (motifs) at that meeting.
4:30 p.m., following which the members visited the Flag Research Center.
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