International Service Club President's Summit
Every year Rotary sponsors a Summit with the International Presidents of Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis and Optimists.
Message from Randy Pote, Chair
2021 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee
The year 2020 has and will change the world. Rotary and Rotarians will also need to change but their essence and devotion to “Service Above Self” will not. And this is what we will need to remember and double our efforts to promote Rotary to the world. We must remind people that they are not alone, and they too can help by working with or joining Rotary. Since 1980, 42 continuous years, the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee has entered a Float in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade. This is the largest Public Image project by Rotarians promoting Rotary. We hope you will support us by watching the Float in the Rose Parade and by donating what you can. Also, if you can, come help decorate the Float and “Experience the Magic!” of the entire week’s events.
For the 2021 parade our theme and design (to be announced) will celebrate Pres. Elect Holger’s 2020-2021 theme, “Rotary Opens Opportunities” or one of the six areas of focus for Rotary, and the Tournament’s theme of “Dream, Achieve, Believe. “ President Holger Knaack and his wife Suzanne will be riders on our Float! Further, the RRPFC will again host the singular International Service Clubs Summit with Lions, Kiwanis, and Optimists. These four leaders will be coordinating present and future joint efforts, this year battling COVID-19.
This is not a project of Rotary nor is it funded by Rotary , so we need your support! Please look at the other pages on this site to learn more and hopefully to donate. No gift is too small or too big! Learn more by following us on our Facebook/Twitter pages. And, if you can, sign up on Saturday, September 12, 2020. to decorate and come out in November or December and help decorate and celebrate Rotary!
Randy T. Pote
2020-2021 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Chair
Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 92502
Pasadena, CA 91109-2502
2021 Tournament of Roses Theme
“Dream. Believe. Achieve.”
2020-2021 Rotary Theme
For only the second time in it’s history, the Rose Parade was canceled. The first cancellation was because of a world war; the second for a world wide pandemic. To memorialize our inability to enter a float in the 2021 parade, and to remember all our friends who have been touched by this disease, the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee offers this commemorative patch. For only $50.00, you can purchase this highly collectible patch to commemorate this historical event!
Holger Knaack, 2020-21 Rotary International President
Visited the Rotary Rotary Parade Committee Booth at the Southwest PETS
Optimist International President Adrian M. Elcock and his wife Ann rode on the 2020 float along with the Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney and his wife Gay.
2020 Float Riders and Outwalkers
History of the Rotary Rose Parade Float
A few of the floats…….