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Message from the Chair -
2024 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee
As chair of the 2024 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, I am excited and honored to invite you to join us for the 135th Rose Parade! Since 1980, we have proudly presented a float each parade, bringing our message of “Service Above Self” and “People of Action” to over 40 million international viewers annually.
Work is underway now on a design that will honor one of Rotary’s areas of focus alongside the Rose Parade theme of “Celebrating A World of Music-the Universal Language.” In its 2024 theme statement, the Tournament of Roses further explained: “The 2024 theme celebrates the role of music in our lives and as part of our collective culture and unique stories.”
I invite you to be a part of this amazing experience. I served as Chair of this committee for the 2015 Rose Parade and am clearly committed to promote Rotary through this wonderful event and join numerous other nonprofits who participate each year. The Rose Parade is a wonderful event that draws people in from all walks of life and ages. We are going to highlight the youth in Rotary that will drive Rotary into the future. Without youth in Rotary we will become irrelevant in a few years, and no one wants that to happen.
Here are a few ways that you can participate and support this important effort:
- Help decorate the float. Work hand-in-hand with Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors as we cover every inch of the float with flowers and other natural materials. This takes place in a large float barn, where you’ll see many other floats also being built. Sign-ups to help decorate are usually posted the second Saturday in September at 8 a.m. Pacific Time. It will be announced here and on our Facebook page.
- Donate. The cost of the float is supported by several Rotary districts and numerous clubs and individuals. Click Click here to support this important effort.
We appreciate your time and generosity. Your support will help us keep this meaningful tradition alive.
In Rotary Service,
Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 92502
Pasadena, CA 91109-2502
Gordon McInally 2023-24 Rotary International President
“I am conscious that for more than 40-years, Rotary International has participated in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, and it has been thrilled to do so.
Each year the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee creates a world-class float that showcases Rotary – and with tens of millions of viewers, the Rose Parade is a great opportunity to elevate our message to communities far and wide.
As one of the most highly regarded global membership organizations, we are so proud of the service we provide: eradicating deadly disease, educating communities, providing clean water and sanitation, unlocking the potential within girls to attain equality in their communities, addressing the issues surrounding mental health and so much more.
We look forward, with keen anticipation, to riding in this year’s parade and congratulate the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee for their creativity, commitment, and hard work.“
About the Ambassador Program
The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Inc. presents “Clean Water – The Music of Life” our January 1, 2024, float.
Any Rotarian in good standing contributing $500 or more, can become a Float Ambassador at his or her request. She/He must pledge to advocate for support (monetary/volunteer) for the 2023 Float at their Rotary Club, District, Zone and any RI events they attend. If support materials needed they will be supplied upon timely request.
In exchange for their donation, they will receive the following:
- A personalized RRPFC jacket
- A patch of the 2024 Float
- The annual theme pin for the 2024 Float
- An official RRPFC hat in blue or yellow
- A drawing ticket to be a rider on the 2024 Float which is exclusive to Ambassadors only.
If you would like to be considered for an Ambassadorship contact Wade Nomura at firstname.lastname@example.org
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on the Float
2024 Float Riders and Outwalkers
2023 Float Riders and Outwalkers
2024 Tournament of Roses Theme
“Celebrating a World of Music: The Universal Language”
2023-2024 Rotary Theme
History of the Rotary Rose Parade Float
A few of the floats…….