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Banana Club

Banana Club

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IBC OFFICIAL CLUB Membership Card! (SINCE 1972!)

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This "Fun Bunch" has been going since 1972.  Our membership card serves as an ice breaker, discount card and special treatment vehicle.  The perfect GIFT for any and all occasions!  This is a ONE TIME/LIFETIME membership fee.

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About Us

Since 1972 The BANANA CLUB's PURPOSE IS TO KEEP YOU SMILING and offers everyone more attention, recognition, discounts, more FUN with just one CARD!

Photo shows the Top Banana and family!

Above is the "Bananister "  Bannister family in the Altadena I.B.C. Museum and Club headquarters several years ago.  The Club was founded in 1972 by Ken Bannister, T.B. (Top Banana) and the Banana Museum opened in 1976 in Altadena, CA.  This social membership "FUN" bunch is known the world around.  There are over 35,000 card carrying  B.C. members in more than 27 countries!  The Banana Club & Museum has been featured on over 105 TV shows  including the "TONIGHT SHOW"!  FEATURE ARTICLES & PHOTOS have been published is most national magazines, all major newspapers and 12 successful/ published books including the "GUINNESS BOOK of WORLD RECORDS" (2005 record for the most items devoted to one fruit documented ) ALL  have all published feature   articles and programs.  The media has featured this bunch for over 45 years!  See all the  YOU TUBE videos on line.   : )


The Club got started back in late 1972 when Ken was handed a 10,000 count roll of Chiquita banana stickers (via his secretary whose husband was a stevedore unloading bananas at the docks in Long Beach CA.  Ken took them to professional photographic trade shows and handed them out to convention attendees telling them to affix them to their I.D. badges and they would get discounts from manufacturers at the shows!  It worked and soon Ken had Banana Club stickers made up with the B.C. logo to hand out.  The photographers earned merits for hanging prints, so Ken offered B.M.'s (Banana Merits)  for sending him anything tasteful to do with bananas.  That is how the collection was amazed to a count of over 17,000 items (documented by Guinness in the 2005 Golden Anniversary Book).   A dozen press agencies have done feature "shoots" on the Intl. Banana Club  and that has led to thousands of FEATURE articles and TV features around the world multiple times!  We will continue our mission to keep people smiling , stay positive and in good health!


Our purpose is to provide everyone with a vehicle to keep people smiling, keep spirits up,  get more attention, get discounts on just about anything,  We give you the title of your choice and  encourage you to stay in good health!    For just a ONE TIME/LIFETIME membership fee of just $10.00 you can join this bunch and get the card you don't leave home without!   Most members are C.H.D.'s (City Hand Directors) in charge of a bunch or F.D.'s (Finger Director) in charge of themselves.  Ask for a special title and you will get it.  We have L.B.'s (Legal Bananas) , DR. BANANAS),  you name it and you get it.


Simply showing the BANANA CLUB card with a smile on your face is guaranteed  to get you special favors like discounts and upgrades!  Put your title on your business cards and stationary and see the reaction.  RECOGNITION is important and you can get it here in the form of B.M.'s! (Banana Merits) Yes, anything sent to us to do with bananas in good taste earns you BANANA MERITS!  Keep track and when you get to 100 you can  get an M.B. degree (MASTER OF BANANAISTRY)  Or....500 banaana merits  gets you a PHB (DOCTORITE OF BANANISTRY).  Nothing lude, crude or lacivious is accepted!  

Ken Bannister T.B. on the Tonight Show w/Jay Leno

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SHOWING THE BANANA CLUB MEMBERSHIP CARD BRINGS A SMILE TO ANYONES FACE YOU SHOW IT TO!  YOU WILL GET SPECIAL TREATMENT, DISCOUNTS AND UPGRADES IF YOU ASK WITH A SMILE ON YOUR FACE!

This bunch is "JUST FOR FUN"

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YOU WILL GET MORE DISCOUNTS, UPGRADES AND MORE ATTENTION BY JUST SHOWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD!  GET THE TITLE OF YOUR CHOICE AND PUT IT ON YOUR CREDIT AND I.D.  CARDS.  

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Check out this great video of Ken T.B. explaining  the International Banana Club & showing  the Banana Museum

"BANANA MAN ON THE STREET"

Check out Ken the T.B. talking about BANANAS  on  the TV show  "Banana man on the Street" shot  in Hollywood, CA

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GOING BANANAS with us PAYS OFF!

LIFE Membership is a privilage!

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JOIN THIS BUNCH AND YOU WILL SMILE MORE OFTEN!  YOU WILL MOTIVATE OTHERS TO SMILE BY SHOWING YOUR B.C. CARD!  YOU WILL SAVE  MONEY USING THE CARD AND ASKING FOR  DISCOUNTS WITH A SMILE ON YOUR FACE!  YOU WILL GET MORE ATTENTION AND RECOGNITION USING YOUR TITLE AND ACQUIRING B.M.'S! (BANANA MERITS)...AND MAYBE AN  M.B. (Master of Bananistry)  OR PHB (Dr of Bananistry DEGREE!  DO IT!   Start your day with one BANANA (a "finger" & a SMILE!

Who is this Banana Man? Ken Bannister

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Ken spent 10 years with Campbell Soup Company just out of college and resigned as a Sales Manager in Western division (Heat Processed foods). He then spent 10 years building a photo product manufacturing company around the world known as Larson/ REFLECTASOL and resigned as President of that company to own and operate two different photo studio sites in Arcadia, CA.. He also owned and operated the Temple City Camera store in CA. Then, at age 65 he got his Real Estate License and spent 12 years selling Real Estate in the Hi Desert of CA. Now, he is still the full time Top Banana of the I.B.C. (since 1972) This bunch keeps people smiling and all for fun!

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We invite any and all to join this bunch! Just use the PayPal button and your credit card today.  Only $10.00 for a lifetime membership!.  NO JUNK MAIL from this bunch, and  we do not share our records. We have been a sought after and fun bunch SINCE 1972 with over 35,000 card carrying members of all ages, all types in more than 27 countries. Join this bunch and have some fun with the CARD you don't leave home without!  

The International Banana Club since 1972

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