Club Banner exchanges showcase local fairs
One of Rotary’s most colorful traditions is members’ exchanging club banners. Clubs display their own decorative banners at meetings and district events, and Rotarians who travel to other countries often take these banners to exchange with the clubs they visit. 
Through the years, our club collected hundreds of banners from Rotarian visitors around the world. We used to display them at every meeting.
Exchanging banners became so popular that the Rotary International Board of Directors was concerned that the practice would place a financial burden on clubs. In 1959, it urged members to “exercise discretion, moderation, and measured judgment in making provision for such exchanges.”
Today, the tradition still continues for some of the Rotary Clubs as a way for clubs to express their friendship.