On the establishing assembly held on the 4 May 2006 in the ceremonial hall of the Croatian History Museum (Hrvatski povijesni muzej, HPM), with some thirty perticipants, the Croatian Heraldic and Vexillologic Association (Hrvatsko grboslovno i zastavoslovno društvo, HGZD), was established.
The goal of the association establishment is the promotion of the heraldry and the vexillology as auxiliary history studies as well as the branches of the modern applied art, the encouragement and development of the wider interest for the heraldry and the vexillology and related studies such as sphragistics, phaleristics, genealogy etc. and the preservation of the heraldic and vexillological heritage, especially on the territory of the Republic of Croatia.
As an introduction into the proceedings, a twenty minutes presentation showing a cross section of the Croatian heraldic and vexillological heritage was shown, and then the assembly moved on to the official program.
The assembly adopted the Statutes, a Decision on registration of the association in the public register and the Decision on the membership fee. (see in the Documents).
Following it, in accordance with the Statutes the institutions of the association were elected. For the president it was elected Željko Heimer, and for vice-president Nenad Labus. The secretary became Dubravka Peić Čaldarović, and the two presidency members Jelena Borošak-Marijanović and Matea Brstilo.
The newly elected president presented the agenda for the current year and the long term guidelines of the Association. After the working session, the participants continued the meeting with a modest snack in the lobby of the Croatian History Museum.