Club Banners
One of the colorful traditions of many Rotary clubs is the exchange of small banners, flags or pennants.  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.
The Rotary International board recognized the growing popularity of the banner exchange back in 1959 and suggested that those clubs that participate in such exchanges give careful thought to the design of their banners in order that they be distinctive and expressive of the community and country of which the club is a part.  It is recommended that banners include pictures, slogans or designs that portray the territorial area of the club.
The board was also mindful of the financial burden such exchanges may impose upon some clubs, especially in popular areas where many visitors make up and request to exchange. In all instances, clubs are cautioned to exercise discretion and moderation in the exchange of banners in order that the financial obligations do not interfere with the basic service activities of the club.
Exchanging club banners is a very pleasant custom, especially when a creative and artistic banner tells an interesting story of community pride. The exchange of banners is a significant tradition of Rotary and serves as a tangible symbol of our international fellowship.
Since its inception in 1985, members of the Rotary Club of Evergreen have exchanged banners with over 100 clubs worldwide.  We display a sampling of these banners at our weekly meetings as tabletop displays.  To view the many banners we have collected over the years, please click here.