Message from Daniel Thomas, Chair 2015 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee
On January 1, 2015 I invite you to watch the broadcast of the Rotary
Rose Parade Float Committee’s 36th entry in the 126th annual
Tournament of Roses Parade. But I invite you to do more than just
watch the parade - I invite you to participate.
International President Elect Gary CK Huang’s theme is “Light Up
Rotary.” The Tournament of Roses Parade’s theme is “Inspiring
Stories.” One of Rotary’s most inspiring stories, and one of
Rotary’s areas of focus, is the work we do around the world to bring
clean water and sanitation to millions of those who lack these vital
resources. More than 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate
sanitation facilities. It is reported that at least 3,000 children
die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water.
With this in mind the name of our 2015 float entry is “Changing
Lives Through Clean Water.” Many Rotary clubs participate in water
projects around the world and we want to share that message with the
live audience at the Rose Parade on January 1 and the millions of
television and web viewers. The viewing audience for the Tournament
of Roses, Rose Parade is an estimated 500,000 in pre- and
post-parade viewing, 700,000 on the Parade route, 40 million
television viewers in the United States and millions more in over
200 countries worldwide. What a great way to share Rotary’s
life-saving message with the world and inform more people about all
of the great work we do.
How can you participate in this
public relations project for Rotary International? It's easy! We
need financial help most of all however we invite you to enjoy our
website, share it with others and to consider having one of your
club’s programs highlight the Float. We can help with your program
if you wish. We also invite you to help us decorate the Float. Our
decoration schedule and sign up will be posted on September 15,
2014. If you cannot make the 8 hour commitment, come join us after
Christmas at the float decorating site and we will do our best to
provide you with a private tour of the decorating site. Last we
invite you to watch the Rose Parade and to tell others about the
Rose Parade and about our participation with our beautiful entry
promoting Rotary International.
If you want to discuss ways
you, your Rotary Club, or our district can help in this important
public relations activity, please start the conversation with an
email to me. I look forward to having you proudly join me as we work
together and share Rotary’s message of clean water and sanitation on
January 1, 2015 at the Tournament of Roses Parade.
Yours In Rotary
Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc. P.O. Box 92502 Pasadena, CA
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