Canada and Mexico Announce Merger

SAINT-ALPHONSE-RODRIGUEZ, QUEBEC — In a surprise announcement today, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto proclaimed their mutual withdrawal from NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the merger of their two countries into the Federation of Camexida.  “It just got too difficult dealing with the Trump administration, so we’ve decided […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #69

Our latest newsletter features: The Korean Unity Flag (Ted Kaye) Flags in Ireland: A Field Report, Installment 2 (Ted Kaye) Flags for All Seasons, Take 2 (Scott Mainwaring) Flags along I-5 in Oregon (Michael Orelove) And, as always highlights from our last meeting, a roundup of flag news and notes, sightings of the Portland city […]

Scottsdale, Arizona Redesign Poll Closes Feb 28

The municipal government of Scottsdale, Arizona — “the West’s most Western town” according to its uninspired current flag — is narrowing in on a redesign and inviting public input. Why? “Scottsdale hopes a new flag will become an immediately recognizable symbol of the proud and accomplished desert community known around the world for its blend […]

Chicago Flags Finds a New Home in Gresham

From the August 2017 Vexilloid Tabloid #65 By Michael Orelove About two years ago I wrote a  letter to the Chicago Fire Department requesting an old Chicago flag that had flown over a fire station.  I just received the flag. It flew over Engine 83 which was 2.6 miles from where I used to live […]

Flag Burning in Portland

From the August 2017 Vexilloid Tabloid #65 As the recent 4th-of-July-weekend Blues Festival began, Portlanders continued their tradition of protest, often using flags.  At times that involved burning them. The right-wing group Patriot Prayer planned a two-hour “Freedom March” at Tom McCall Waterfront Park with “a small amount of speeches to promote freedom   and courage”.  […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #68

Our first newsletter of 2018 (Issue 68) features: Of Arms and Silks (David Ferriday) Flags in Ireland: A Field Report, Installment 1 (Ted Kaye) A New Flag for Coral Springs, Florida (Scott Mainwaring) Forthcoming Books (Scott Mainwaring) Sutherlin — City of Flags (Michael Orelove) And, as always highlights from our last meeting, a roundup of […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #67

Travel into the future with our December newsletter available now here in November! Issue 67 features: A Theory of City SOB Flags (Ted Kaye) The Flag Fusions of Pedro Lasch (Scott Mainwaring) A New Flag for Burlington, Vermont (Ted Kaye) Travels with Flags (Michael Orelove) Oregon Flag Registry Update And, as always highlights from our […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #66

Here is the 66th edition of our club newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, founded in 1999 by the late, great John Hood.  Our October 2017 edition features: When Cities Reject Their New Flags (Ted Kaye) 100 Days Action Resistance Flag (Cristina Victor) The Mt. Rushmore State (Michael Orelove) Vexiday: The Second World Vexillology Day in Portland […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #65

There are lots of features in our latest newsletter (Vexilloid Tabloid #65): Flag Burning in Portland (Ted Kaye) Kids’ Flags from Room 25, Oak Knoll Elementary, Menlo Park (Bill Quarré) Chicago Flag Finds a New Home in Gresham (Michael Orelove) Reimagining the Royal and Vice-Regal Flags of the Commonwealth (Max Liberman) The OPEN Flag (Carl […]