Banning Rotary Club, Briefly:
In 1955 The Rotary Club of Banning, CA was established. We love to serve our community, and the purpose of this site is to show our history as well as what we're up to currnently. Banning is located in Riverside county, and in 2010 had a population of 29,603. Banning is seated in what's called the San Gorgonio Pass, which is also calle dthe "Banning Pass." It is actually named for Phineas Banning, who was a stagecoach line owner and also was known as the "Father of the Port of Los Angeles.
To Banning's west is it's neighbor the city of Beaumont in which it shares many different regional and geographic features. Beaumont and banning have seen a rapid growth in population as well as size since early 1990. You can find both cities about 80 miles to the east of downtown LA, and about 35 miles to the west of Palm Springs, both of which are connected by freeway and railroad.
One of Bannings original rotary members eventually moved to Fort Wayne, IN. He had originally started as a garage door repairman in Banning, honing his skills by helping Banning residents fix their garage doors. He now owns a company in Fort Wayne, called http://www.garagedoorrepairfortwayne.com/, and has been helping the community of Fort Wayne with all of their repair needs.
As far as popular culture goes, Banning was the location where "How to Make an American Quilt" was shot, which most people aren't aware of. It was also where the famous song, "White Christmas" was written by Irving Berlin. Thanks for visiting our site, and feel free to look around to find out more about our city!