Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee

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July 24, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Tournament of Roses has approved our design of a colorful travelling dragon representing and celebrating all the Rotarians who through the Rotary Foundation have travelled throughout the world enabling and completing projects in the six areas of focus.  The theme of our float is the same as the Centennial Theme “Doing Good in the World.”   Another new paragraph  center

July 24, 2016

We are happy to announce that our float base and structure has passed its first road test.

January 22, 2016
Rotary International's 2016-2017 is "Rotary Serving Humanity" and the Tournament of Roses is "Echoes of Success" as announced yesterday by the Tournament. Ratliff announced “Echoes of Success” as the theme for the 128th Rose Parade. “Echoes of Success celebrates those people, organizations and institutions that play a part in the stories of the success of others,” shared Ratliff. “Success cannot be achieved alone. It takes the support, dedication, compassion and love of many others to help in finding that satisfaction of success. Family, friends and teachers contribute selflessly and tirelessly to the success of many. These influences in our lives, these people of selfless commitment, these Echoes of Success make us who we are.”
January 18, 2016
Rotary International's President Elect John Germ has announced the RI theme for 2016-2017 "ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY"

2016 Float Construction Photos

RI President Gary C.K. Huang's Letter to Rotarians in the June, 2015 Edition of The Rotarian
"....I will always remember, with great fondness, riding on the Rotary float in the Rose Parade..."

"President's Travels" from the March 2015, Edition of The Rotarian
RI President Gary C.K. Huang and his wife, Corinna Yao, joined Rotary club members at the 126th annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on January, 2015. The Rotary float's 2015 theme was "Changing Lives Through Clean Water."

February 12, 2015
Marching Bands for 2016 Parade.

February 5, 2015
Interview with oldest living Rose Queen.

February 2105
Article from the District 7690 Newsletter, The Piedmont Rotarian

January 27, 2015
Tournament of Roses announces 2016 Rose Parade Theme

KTLA Channel 5, Los Angeles
Video of the Float in the Parade, 1/1/15

Video Taken by our Mexico decorators, last week in December, 2014

2015 Parade Theme and Tournament Leadership Announced
Tournament President and Theme Announcment
Tournament Leadership

May 2014: Congratulations to long time Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee member Herb Trumpoldt on your Induction Into the Rotary Hall of Fame. A past District Governor, Herb was formally inducted into the Rotary Heritage and History Hall of Fame during a recent presentation at the Rotary 5320 District Conference.

TV Story by Gayle Anderson, KTLA News
Video - 12/26/13

Daily PilotCommunity & Clubs: Ending a Productive Year with Roses

TV Interview (December 4, 2013)
View the interview with Daniel Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator for the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee and incoming chair, that aired December 4, 2013 on G&E TV. Program is called "From East to West" with host Jack Zhao.


Video by Phoenix Decorating Company of the Float Construction and the Float in the Parade

Video of KTLA, Channel 5 Rose Parade Coverage of the Float in the Rose Parade
The float at the very end of this segment from KTLA

KTLA, Channel 5, Interview of Paul Geisel on the Pre-Parade Show, 1/1/13

The Rotary Rose Parade Float is not an official Rotary International program.