VAST MEETING

2017 ANNUAL
4 March 2017
Houston, Texas
Details here.

NAVA MEETING

NAVA 50
14-16 Oct 2016
Campbell, California
Details here.

OTHER MEETINGS

ICV 27
7-11 Aug 2017
London, England
Details here.

PROJECTS

2015

Association officers and members participated in monitoring flag-related legislation in the regular session of the 84th Texas Legislature.

The Association was represented at the 119th Annual Meeting of the Texas State Historical Association by Vice President Hugh Brady and Secretary-Treasurer Charles Spain. The meeting was held March 5-7 at the Omni Hotel, Corpus Christi.

The Association was represented at the 26th International Congress of Vexillology in Sydney, N.S.W., Australia. Dr. Scot M. Guenter served as the Association's delegate to the 24th General Assembly of the Fédération internationale des associations veillologiques. Secretary-Treasurer Charles Spain attended the Congress and the General Assembly as the FIAV Secretary-General and was re-elected to that office.

The Association was represented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association in Ottawa, Ontario. Hugh Brady received the Captain William Driver Award for the best paper presented at the meeting.

The Association continued its financial support of FIAV’s general administrative activities.

2014

The Association was represented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hugh Brady was presented with the first NAVA past president’s streamer for his personal flag in recognition of his six years of service as president of the association.

The Association continued its financial support of FIAV’s general administrative activities.

2013

Association officers and members participated in monitoring flag-related legislation in the regular and special sessions of the 83d Texas Legislature.

The Association was represented at the 117th Annual Meeting of the Texas State Historical Association by Vice President Hugh Brady and Secretary-Treasurer Charles Spain. The meeting was held February 28-March 2 at the Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth.

The Association participated in the efforts to secure the transition of the Flag Research Center collection to The University of Texas’s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Vice President Hugh Brady, Secretary-Treasurer Charles Spain, and Dr. Scot M. Guenter participated in ceremonies marking the transfer in Boston during July. Dr. Guenter and Mr. H.P. (Pete) Van de Putte, Jr., were elected by the Board of Directors as Fellows of the Association for their work to help secure the collection's transition.

The Association was represented at the 25th International Congress of Vexillology in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Vice President Hugh Brady served as the Association's delegate to the 23d General Assembly of the Fédération internationale des associations veillologiques and delivered a report to delegates on the status of the FRC collection. Secretary-Treasurer Charles Spain attended the Congress and the General Assembly as the FIAV Secretary-General.

The Association was represented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hon. Charles A. Spain was elected as a Whitney Smith Fellow.

The Association continued its financial support of FIAV's general administrative activities.

2012

The Association was represented at the 116th Annual Meeting of the Texas State Historical Association by Vice President Hugh Brady and Secretary-Treasurer Charles Spain. The meeting was held March 1-3 at the Omni Houston Hotel, Houston. Among the presentations was "James H. Beard and the San Jacinto Battle Flag," by Dr. Robert Maberry, a Wharton Award winner. Dr. Whitney Smith was elected by the Board of Directors as a Fellow of the Association for his special aptitude for vexillological scholarship through distinguished published works and other exemplary scholarly activity.

The Association was represented at the 3d Annual Save Texas History Symposium, “The Civil War in Texas: Death, Disease, and Minié Balls,” by Vice President Hugh Brady. The symposium was held Sept. 15 at the Thompson Conference Center at The University of Texas. Dr. Maberry lectured on "Battle Flags: Texas Pattern—The Lone Star on Texas Confederate Flags."

The Association was represented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association in Columbus, Ohio.

The Association continued its financial support of FIAV's general administrative activities.

2011

Association officers and members participated in monitoring flag-related legislation in the regular and special sessions of the 82d Texas Legislature.

The Association was represented at the 24th International Congress of Vexillology in Alexandria, Virginia. This meeting was also the 45th Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association. Vice President Hugh Brady served as the Association's delegate to the 22d General Assembly of the Fédération internationale des associations veillologiques. Secretary-Treasurer Charles Spain attended the Congress and the General Assembly as the FIAV Secretary-General. The Fédération board named Dr. Scot Guenter and Mr. Brady as Fellows of the Fédération for their significant contributions to vexillology and service to the Fédération and its members at the official dinner. Dr. Guenter was elected as an honorary member of NAVA.

The Association continued its financial support of FIAV's general administrative activities.

2010

The Association was represented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association in Arcadia, Calif.

The Association continued its financial support of FIAV's general administrative activities and underwrote part of the costs of the Fédération's recognition program.

2009

Association officers and members participated in monitoring flag-related legislation in the regular and special sessions of the 81st Texas Legislature.

The Association was represented at the 23d International Congress of Vexillology in Yokohoma, Japan. Dr. Scot Guenter served as the Association's delegate to the 21st General Assembly of the Fédération internationale des associations veillologiques. Secretary-Treasurer Charles Spain attended the Congress and the General Assembly as the FIAV Secretary-General. The Fédération board posthumously named Harry W. Oswald as a Fellow of the Fédération for his significant contributions to vexillology and service to the Fédération and its members at the official dinner.

The Association was represented at the 43d Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association in Charleston, S.C. Dr. Whitney Smith was elected as an honorary member of NAVA and the organization’s president emeritus.

The Association continued its financial support of FIAV's general administrative activities.

2008

The Association was the local host and organizer of the 42nd Annual Convention of the North American Vexillological Association this year. The second vexillological conference held in Texas sponsored by the Association, or VAST 2, NAVA 42 was held from 10-12 October 2008 in Austin, Texas. The conference marked the 75th anniversary of the 1933 Texas Flag Act which officially re-established the Flag of the Republic as the State Flag of Texas. Dr. Whitney Smith was made an Honorary Texan by the governor of Texas, and he received his official certificate at the Saturday dinner. For more information, visit the NAVA 42 page.

The Association continued its financial support of FIAV's general administrative activities.

2007

Association officers and members participated in monitoring flag-related legislation in the regular session of the 80th Texas Legislature.

The Association was represented at the 22d International Congress of Vexillology in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Scot Guenter served as the Association's delegate to the 20th General Assembly of the Fédération internationale des associations veillologiques. Secretary-Treasurer Charles Spain attended the Congress and the General Assembly as the FIAV Secretary-General.

The Association was represented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association in Glastonbury, Conn.

The Association continued its financial support of FIAV's general administrative activities.

2006

The Association was represented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association in Reno, Nevada.

The Association continued its financial support of FIAV's general administrative activities.

2005

Association officers and members participated in monitoring flag-related legislation in the regular and special sessions of the 79th Texas Legislature.

The Association was represented at the 21st International Congress of Vexillology in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Scot Guenter served as the Association's delegate to the 19th General Assembly of the Fédération internationale des associations veillologiques. Secretary-Treasurer Charles Spain attended the Congress and the General Assembly as the FIAV Secretary-General.

The Association was represented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association in Nashville, Tenn.

The Association continued its financial support of FIAV's general administrative activities.

2004

The Association was represented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association in Indianapolis, Ind.

The Association continued its financial support of FIAV's general administrative activities.

2003

Association officers and members participated in monitoring flag-related legislation in the regular and special sessions of the 78th Texas Legislature.

The Association was represented at the 20th International Congress of Vexillology in Stockholm, Sweden. Secretary-Treasurer Charles Spain served as the Association's delegate to the 18th General Assembly of the Fédération internationale des associations veillologiques and attended the Congress and the General Assembly as the FIAV Secretary-General. The Fédération board named Dr. Guenter as a Laureate of the Fédération for his original, outstanding contribution to the science of vexillology by his book The American Flag, 1777-1924: Cultural Shifts from Creation to Codification at the official dinner.

The Association was represented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association in Montréal, Que.

The Association continued its financial support of FIAV's general administrative activities.

2002

The Association was represented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association in Aurora, Colo.

The Association continued its financial support of FIAV's general administrative activities.

2001

Association officers and members participated in monitoring flag-related legislation in the regular and special sessions of the 77th Texas Legislature.

The Association was represented at the 19th International Congress of Vexillology in York, England. Dr. Scot Guenter served as the Association's delegate to the 17th General Assembly of the Fédération internationale des associations veillologiques, which admitted the Association as a Full Member of the Fédération. Secretary-Treasurer Charles Spain attended the Congress and the General Assembly as the FIAV Secretary-General.

The Association was represented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the North American Vexillological Association in Norfolk, Va.

The Association initiated its financial support of FIAV's general administrative activities.