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Please accept this banner as a token of our e-connectiveness, and post a .jpg or .png in the comments section of this page and we will add your clubs banner to our virtual collection.
Banner exchanges are one of the most colorful traditions of Rotary. Rotarians traveling to distant locations often take banners to exchange at make-up meetings as a token of friendship. Many clubs use the decorative banners they have received for attractive displays at club meetings and district events. As an E-club we collect banners virtually for display on our website.
By 1959, exchanging banners had become so popular that the RI Board of Directors was concerned the practice would be a financial burden on clubs. It urged Rotarians to “exercise discretion, moderation, and measured judgment in making provision for such exchanges.” Now thanks to the advances of the internet, we can exchange banners for free!
The approximately 20,000 banners in the Rotary History and Archives collection reflect clubs’ hometown pride and their connection with the international organization.
In addition to incorporating the Rotary emblem, banners often include symbols or imagery of a club’s town, region, or country. Others represent local craftsmanship or cultural traditions by displaying leatherwork, weaving, embroidery, or hand-painted designs.
We look forward to connecting with your club though a banner exchange.