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image by Joseph A. Tringali, 1 June 2008
Formerly, this flag represented District 8, International Order of the Blue Gavel. However, due to an internal split in the International Order of the Blue Gavel, the flag now represents the Florida Commodores Association, a group which was formerly District 8, IOBG. The International Order of the Blue Gavel has taken the position that it does not permit flags for its member districts.
Joseph A. Tringali, 30 October 2009
The heraldry of the flag is simple and straightforward: past commodores of yacht clubs wear three silver stars as their insignia of office; the outline of the State of Florida speaks for itself. (Incidentally, current commodores wear three gold stars.) District 8 of the I.O.B.G. is sometimes informally called the "Florida Commodores" for obvious reasons.
Joseph A. Tringali, 1 June 2008