2020 Float

Fund Raising


Committee members visit Rotary Clubs in North America to raise money for the float.

International Service Club President's Summit

Every year Rotary sponsors a Summit with the International Presidents of Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis and Optimists.

2021 Rose Parade Cancelled

The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee will continue to operate.

Even though the 2021 Rose Parade® will not be going forward, the committee’s mission of promoting Rotary to the world will continue this year. The Tournament of Roses intends to have a celebration on New Year’s Day. The committee intends to promote Rotary to the world during that celebration. The committee will be counting on the continued support of Rotarians and especially long-time contributors to fund this new and exciting venture.

Founded in 1980, The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee is a leader in the promotion of Rotary on a global scale.

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

Holger Knaack, 2020-21 Rotary International President

Visited the Rotary Rotary Parade Committee Booth at the Southwest PETS
February, 2020

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…….

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Randy T Pote, Chair, 2021 Float
Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 92502
Pasadena, CA 91109-2502

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