District 7980 Rotary Club Banner Contest

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.

BergenBUT 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.

Participation Information


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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