NEVA'S NEW PRESIDENT: CARL GURTMAN
by Dave Martucci, Secretary/Treasurer
At the meeting held on December 8, 1996 Carl Gurtman was elected to replace Lynn Knights who was forced to resign due to the necessity of relocating for employment purposes. Lynn wrote "I was able to find a full time position at a travel agency in Florida. I regret leaving NEVA but it is time to move on. ... I wish you all the best of luck and will continue to work for Vexillology in Florida." His address is 320 S Flamingo Rd # 115, Pembroke Pines FL 33027; and his phone number is (954) 791-9708. His email address remains the same: Mrlynnflag@aol.com. He has had some medical problems since moving; please drop him a line if you can.
At the meeting, NEVA decided to continue working with NAVA to host the 18th International Congress of Vexillology (18ICV) in Boston in 1999. It now appears that ours will be the only proposal to be submitted in Cape Town later this year. Although we had been considering a number of options for a venue, including a cruise ship, it now appears that the most cost effective course is to try and utilize a university campus, much as we did in 1969 for the 3ICV. Boston University was the site then and Whitney Smith has received a letter from Jon Westling, President of BU, that states "In principle, Boston University would be delighted to host the 18th International Congress of Vexillology in 1999. I understand that you and the other members of the New England Vexillological Association are in the early stages of planning this event, but assuming that the logistical details can be worked out, it would be a pleasure to welcome the 200 or so attendees to our campus."
We need your help! The 18ICV will not happen without the assistance of the members of NEVA. Also, please attend the upcoming meeting in Winchester, Massachusetts on April 20 at 1 p.m. Jim Croft will make the presentation.
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