If your club is like most Rotary Clubs then you proudly display our old ‘blue & gold’ banner at all of your meetings. Your ‘blue & gold’ banner is also probably the backdrop for most photos that appear in the press and on the web (like the one below). It’s the look that we have been using forever and as Rotarians we really love it.
BUT what does your Public Facing messaging say about your Rotary Club?
Look at the image on the right through the eyes of a prospective member and what might they think? Will they think that your club looks like a modern up to date place to be -or- will images from a time gone by be conjured up in their minds eye?
A handful of clubs in our district have decided that they wanted to project a more modern look (see samples from Norwalk, Bridgeport and Newtown) below.
Here are a few other interesting samples that I found from other districts by quickly browsing the web:
On Thursday Oct 3, 2013 I announced a Club Banner Contest at the Council of Presidents. The contest is a challenge to all of our Rotary Clubs to come up with a modern, colorful club banner which reflects their individual community that can serve as a photo backdrop for their club pictures.
This contest is open to all D7980 Rotary Clubs and will be held at the District Conference on May 2, 2014 in Groton Connecticut. We will have all participating Clubs display their Banner for the entire Conference, voting will take place by all attendees present and the top 3 banners will be recognized with district bragging rights.
Banners should be regulation size (at least 3′ x 5′ but larger is encouraged). They can be either landscape or portrait.
AG Ann Brignola (Ann@GreaterNewHavenRealty.com Fax: 203-389-6177 Cell: 203-314-6981)
Waterbury President Ellen Pollack (Epollack@rep-am.com Fax: 203-574-1960 Phone: 203-574-3636 ext 1137)
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Are we sending a picture or the real banner? To where?
The real banner has to come to the District Conference on May 2nd. It will be on display from May 2nd to May 4th.
is it too late to get in on this
Plenty of time to get going on it President Joe!!!
Great. We are having our new banner printed as we speak
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