Video of the Float Being Decorated and in the Parade
Changing Lives Through Clean Water
Message from the Rotary International President
this Rotary year, I’ve seen so many Rotarians find so many great ways
to Light Up Rotary. Of all of them, there is no question in
my mind that the Rose Parade float is one of the very best!
It’s a unique and wonderful way to let the whole country, and so much
of the world, see what a great organization Rotary is. A Rose Parade
float isn’t the place to explain a complicated idea, or educate the
world on all of Rotary’s work. But it is the perfect place to do
something very simple and important: raise awareness.
Every year, your hard work helps to raise awareness of Rotary. And
this year, you’ve used the float to raise awareness of how Rotary
“Changes Lives through Clean Water.” Because of your efforts, millions
of people have heard and seen this message. I want to thank all of you
for everything you have done, through the Rose Parade float, to
Light Up Rotary!
Gary C.K. Huang - Rotary International President
Happy Clap Video
Honor Roll of Donors to the 2015 Float
The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee’s Ninety Second Gift
As Chair of the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee,
I am given the opportunity to promote that part of my life I call
Rotary to the world in forty-five to ninety seconds. As Rotarians we
change people’s lives and give them hope where there is none. Many
times in order to achieve our goals we must find a way to have
people of different backgrounds sit down at the table and negotiate
a safe environment for our volunteers to work. This year’s entry
will highlight Rotary’s efforts to create a more peaceful world.
Since Rotary returned to the
Tournament of Roses Parade in 1980, the New Year’s
Day pageant has become a highlight on the Rotary calendar. Seen in
Pasadena by over 700,000 people, television coverage of the floral
extravaganza reaches about 80 million more around the world,
providing Rotary with the valuable opportunity to showcase our
programs and activities.
“Be A Gift To The World” will be RI President, Ravi
Ravindran’s theme for this year. The Rotary Rose Parade
Float Committee is a gift to Rotary. Although the float is
not a project of Rotary International, the success of the float is a
tribute to the dedication of the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee
consisting of volunteer Rotarians from across North America. Our
efforts, supported entirely by
voluntary financial contributions from Rotary clubs across the
United States and Canada, 2016 will make this the 37th consecutive
entry in the Tournament of Roses
Parade. The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee is
proud to provide this Rotary recognition campaign tool as a gift to
Rotary International and the 1.2 million Rotarians who dedicate our
lives to making a positive difference in that place someone calls
In Rotary Service,
2016 Rotary Rose Parade
Float Committee Chair
Walt Stephens, Chair, 2016
Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 92502
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The Rotary Rose Parade Float is
not an official Rotary International program.