Exchange of Rotary Club Banner

22 Jun 2015 07:30 PM - 09:45 PM

Speaker: CP Sally Ho

Organiser: Rotary E-Club of Tamar HK

Location: Online

Exchange of Rotary Club Banner

Many Rotary Clubs follow the colorful traditions of exchanging 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 RI Board recognized the growing popularity of the banner exchange in 1959 and encouraged participating clubs to ensure that the design of their banners is distinctive and expressive of the club’s community and country. It is recommended that banners include pictures, slogans, or designs portraying the territorial area of the clubs.

The Board was also aware of the financial burden such exchanges may impose on some clubs, especially in popular locales where many visitors make up and request to exchange banners. In all instances, clubs are cautioned to exercise discretion and moderation in the exchange of banners so 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 serves as a tangible symbol of our international fellowship.


1. What is the main color of your Rotary club flag?

2. In which year that Rotary International Board had recognized the growing popularity of the club banner exchange?

3. Will there be an interesting story behind for your club flag design?