International Service Club President's Summit
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Message from Bob Duistermars, Chair
2022 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee
The Rotary Rose Parade Float is a Rotary tradition that reaches back over 40 years to 1980. Though this is not an official program of Rotary International, six sponsoring Southern California Rotary Districts and hundreds of individual financial supporters from all over the continent help the Float Committee design, build and enter a float that promotes Rotary and the important work Rotarians do throughout the world.
After spending a year locked down helping in the fight against the Covid pandemic, we are ready to get out and celebrate life, friendship, and the world of service that Rotary remains committed to. The 2022 Rose Parade will be part of that celebration. Within the Tournament of Roses’ theme of “Dream, Believe, Achieve” our entry will focus on Education as a global bridge between our dreams and our ability to achieve those dreams. The Tournament has approved the theme for the 2022 Float to be “Changing Lives Thru Education” which is great theme to promote Rotary as Education is an Area of focus of Rotary International.
I am proud to be a part of this team of professionals that generously give their time and talents to the mission of bringing recognition to the world of Rotary. Year after year these dedicated volunteers gather the resources necessary to design, build, and enter award winning floats for the Rose Parade. The work of this team is truly amazing. Take a moment to look through this website to see the creativity and ingenuity they have shown over the years. What is truly exciting is the fact that this effort mirrors the definition of Rotary, doesn’t it? Rotarians are volunteers in communities around the globe joining together to turn dreams into reality. Whether it’s a Rose Parade float or water well, a village hospital or a school for girls; Rotarians come together, roll up their sleeves and build those realities every day.
We want you to join us. We want you to experience the magic of the Rose Parade and the power of Rotary. Contact us through this website so that we can tell you how to help us fund this float, walk or ride in the 2022 parade, or maybe help us finish decorating this year’s float. It is our hope that, through your parade experience you will see and feel the commitment and reach of Rotary. The sun never sets on Rotarians serving humanity and we want you to be a part of our team. Join us.
Bob Duistermars, Chair
Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 92502
Pasadena, CA 91109-2502
Public Zoom Meeting - Thursdays 10:00am - 10:20am PDT
Every Thursday the RRPFC holds a short Video Meeting for the public to join and ask us questions about the Float and our promotion of Rotary. It starts at 10:00am PST and ends at 10:20am or until questions are answered. THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!!
2022 Tournament of Roses Theme
“Dream. Believe. Achieve.”
2021-2022 Rotary Theme
Donors for the 2022 Float
February 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022
February 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021
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!
Shekhar Mehta, 2021-22 Rotary International President
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…….