Above is T.B. Ken in the I.B.C. Headquarters in Apple Valley. CA (July of 2017) The International Banana Club is still going strong in the 45th year! Our complete 2005 GUINNESS BOOK of world records collection can be seen at the Mecca, CA site which is an old bar site run by Fred. It is the largest collection devoted to any one fruit in the world. We set that record.You can see it on line at: www.InternationalBananaMuseum.com P.S. They do not support the Banana Club and they charge an entry fee.
Another short video
on the IBC Museum
at the Hesperia site
with Ken, T.B.
THIS "YOU OTTA KNOW" VIDEO TELLS THE STORY! After the ad that is.....Shot in the
Hesperia International Banana Museum site with T.B.
We, the Bananister family have one "finger" (one banana) to start every day and two "hands" (bunches) a week! The fruit is the fruit of the wise men and women!
We start each day with a banana! The fruit with real appeal and the perfect snack! They come in their own wrapper and you can use them to treat bites, bruises, put a sheen to your hair, shine your shoes or treat your plants. The best part is the energy charge with potassium, Vitamins A, B1,B2,B6, C, a touch of tryptophan and 1/5th the daily requirement for fiber! Then, there is only about
98 calories. Hey! No bones and they don't squeak, leak or squirt!
Ken, T.B. having an afternoon snack on the Banana Club couch
Banana Man Unpeeled
#two by Casey K.
Banana wedding bouquet by Tommy from GA Our favorite Banana Club Museum photo
Yes, WE SET the Guinness RECORD in 2005 for "The most
items devoted to any one fruit in the world " Documented in the BOOK
It's TIME to join this bunch and send for your BANANA CLUB CARD! Just click the "BUY NOW" button to the right above the clock.
The BANANA LAMP was donated to
the I.B.C. back in the 1980's by Karl Heitz, M.B.,PHB and distributor of GITZO tripods out of New York. He has passed, but was one of the most loyal and supportive members of the Banana Club. He helped increase B.C. membership by handing out flyers at Professional Photo Trade Shows. Karl also hosted Banana Club Dinners where we awarded M.B. and PHB medals...Our way to
recognize members for sending tastful Banana items to the Club.
WE have never received a complaint about membership or the recognition M.B. or PHB medals in all the 44 years the Intl. Banana Club has been going! It's a "just for fun" Club with membership card benefits!
Above you will see GLEN SPEER, T.B. Top Banana of Hesperia , CA M.B., PHB (Master and Doctorate of Bananistry ) Glen hosted the museum for four years as a volunteer sponsored by the City of Hesperia Parks and Recreation Dept. He was a World War II veteran. Glen passed on 9/6/15. We will miss him.
"Banana Man Unpeeled" shot by CASEY Kasprzyk
WATCH this YOU TUBE VIDEO shot by TV crew with Josh Helmuth
Feature article on T.B. and the Banana Club in People Magazine several years ago!
Internatioal Banana Club Museum - Altadena, CA (site for 35 years)
ABOVE IS THE VERY FIRST TV SHOW RECORDED OF THE BANANA CLUB & MUSEUM (1977) FEATURING T.B. BY NBC WITH BOYD MATSON. THIS WAS THE ALTADENA IBC MUSEUM SITE BACK IN 1977. GAYLYN L. , T.B.S IS AT THE DESK. OVER 100 TV SHOWS HAVE BEEN SHOT SINCE THAT DATE! All shows were all about the BANANA CLUB and the collection.
Above was the sign at the Hesperia, CA site of the Banana Club Museum from 2006 to 2010. This site was sponsored by the CITY OF HESPERIA PARKS and RECREATION DEPT. in the Harrison building on Main Street.
Here's how you can become a
You can join this bunch and select your own title like C.H.D. (City Hand Director..in charge of a bunch and any title you wish as long as it is tasteful. Simply send an old fashioned check for a ONE- TIME LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP FEE for only $15.00 (U.S. dollars only! This LIFETIME-ONE TIME fee includes shipping and handling) Send check made out to Ken Bannister to I.B.C. World Headquarters- ATTENTION T.B. to 14012 Siesta Drive in Apple Valley, CA 92307. OR! Hit the "BUY NOW" button on the membership page For the one-time lifetime fee you will get your I.B.C. membership card, your wall certificate with title selected, a logo banana iron on, club sticker and information on bananas. You will get your kit back within 10 days. B.C. Kits make GREAT GIFTS! DO IT TODAY. Just send a check, your name and the title you would like, and where to send the kit ! Or just use the BUY NOW button on the membership services page!
We do not send JUNK MAIL and we do not share your info with ANYONE!
INTERNATIONAL BANANA CLUB MUSEUM
ESTABLISHED IN 1975 - I.B.C. Museum THIRTY- FIVE YEARS IN ALTADENA, CA -FOUR YEARS IN HESPERIA, C
NOTE: MUSEUM content was purchased and relocated north of the Salton Sea in CA. due to the loss of a site hosting agreement with the city of Hesperia,CA Parks and Recreation Dept., we had to move. They chose to "alternate exhibits" at the city sponsored facility/Harrison Building on Main Street in Hesperia, CA. This was a shock to us!, and to the B.C. membership! However, our 17,000 plus items are now at the new site. It's an old converted bar site. Hopefully, Fred and his mom give us deserved credit for our 40 YEAR COLLECTION and all our efforts to promote the site and collection around the world for over forty years via the INTERNATIONAL BANANA CLUB! WE set the Guiness world record back in 1999 for the "most items devoted to any one fruit in the world", and it is documented in the 2005 Golden Anniversary Book which is on display. We (the BANANA CLUB) made the banana museum a world famous site to see (thanks to the media and being featured on over 105 TV shows!) HOWEVER, the INTERNATIONAL BANANA CLUB GOES ON! 2019 is our 47th year as an active, fun bunch with over 38,000 card carrying members world-wide! NOTE: The Mecca museum does not support the International Banana Club per a news article? They charge an entry fee. (see it on line) For over 40 years it was FREE via the Intl. Banana Club.
The majority of all items were donated to the Banana Club by the membership of the IBC to earn B.M.'s Banana Merits! The incentive was to earn either an M.B.degree ( Master of Bananistry Medal (100 B.M's) and / or a PHB (Doctorate of Bananistry Medal) which took 500 B.M.'s! YES, that was how this collection was created and amassed to become the world's largest collection devoted to any one fruit. Documented by Guinness Book of World Records in 2005 (OUR RECORD! The International Banana Clubs!).
Ken Bannister, T.B. with the Banana Club putter and the Top Banana Man jumpsuit at the Altadena, CA site of the Intl. Banana Club Museum from 1975 to 2006!
Banana Club members from all parts of the world can be proud to have made contributions to the I.B.C. Museum over 45 years!
I.B.C. museum items totaled over 17,000 items sent by members and purchased by the T.B. and family that was displayed at the Altadena & Hesperia sites of the International Banana Club Museum.(see youtube links)
JOIN THE CLUB NOW AND USE PAYPAL (ANY CREDIT CARD) JUST DO IT! Use the button above up by the Banana Clock!
These photos are of the IBC museum in Hesperia, CA
Above is T.B.'s favorite 45 year old item..."THE PETRIFIED BANANA" presented to Ken on stage at a Professional photographic convention back in the 70's. During Kens guest appearance on the TONIGHT show, Jay Leno remarked "what is that banana 5,000 years old ?" It is now at the Mecca site.
OUR purpose is to keep you smiling and keep spirits UP! And, give you a vehicle
to get recognition and special favors by simply showing the I.B.C. CARD, asking politely with a smile on your face!
Watch these two videos!
Apple Valley I.B.C. Headquarters 9-2017
This is " Marawa the Amazing" who interviewed Ken Bannister, T.B. at the IBC headquarters in Apple Valley, CA on 10/30/17 to re-confirm the Guinness World Record set back in 1999 at the International Banana Club Museum site in Altadena. Watch the video below to see the interview with T.B. Ken