TED KAYE - PORTLAND, OR, USA

 

You have a powerful symbol in your flag.

 

Simplicity:   the cross and four stars combine basic graphic elements in an elegant way.  The “clocking” of the stars to point inward is unusual and compelling.

Symbolism:  the memorable symbols bear multiple meanings, all related to the organization.  Their orientation in an implied circle makes the design usable in a seal.

Colors:  the three colors suffice, and come from the standard color set.  In addition to the attributed meanings, the yellow-white combination evokes the Vatican flag.

No Lettering:  the absence of writing or a seal enhances the effectiveness of the flag.

Distinctiveness:  the black background is unusual, and I know of no other flags with a similar design—so it stands out.