Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Newsletter
Video by Phoenix Decorating Company of the Float Construction
and the Float in the Parade
Video of KTLA, Channel 5 Rose Parade Coverage of the Float in
the Rose Parade
The float at the very end of this segment
KTLA, Channel 5, Interview of Paul Geisel on
the Pre-Parade Show, 1/1/13
KNBC Channel 4 News, 12/29/12
KABC, Channel 7, 12/26/12
KTLA, Channel 5, Los Angeles Morning News
District 5320 Send 3 to the Rose Parade
District 5320 Website
Rotarian Magazine - Up Front
Rotarian Magazine, World Roundup
"USA: Sylvia Whitlock, the first female Rotary club
president, rode on a Rotarian sponsored Rose Parade float on 1 January
to celebrate 20 years of women in Rotary. Six past and present
female district governors appeared with Whitlock in the parade, which
takes place annually in Pasadena, Calif., and attract millions of TV
viewers. The Rotary Club of Los Angeles and District 5280 hosted
an event in December honoring the women."
From the May, 2009, Rotarian Magazine
The Rotary Rose Parade
Story on the District
Rotarians Brave Rain to Grab Priceless PR
Opportunity at Rose Parade (January, 2006)
from the Rotary International
By Vanessa N. Glavinskas
Rotary's float in the 2006 Rose Parade survived the California rains
over New Year's weekend to bring the "Magic of Caring" message to
millions of television viewers around the world.....
RI president Joins More Than a Million Attendees at Rose Parade
the Rotary International Newsroom
Article about the Rotary Float included in
"A Century of Service: The Story of Rotary International"
the 2004 Float
Rotary's Rose Parade Float is a "Symphony
From the Rotary News Basket, December 17, 2003
A Century of
The Story of Rotary International
Article about the Rotary Float from Page 75
"The annual Rose Parade on New Year's Day in Pasadena, California,
USA, is arguably the largest public relations project of Rotary clubs in
the United States and Canada. Since 1924, a Rotary float has been
entered 25 times, including every year since 1981:- , North American
Rotarians fund the entry, which high-lights a program or service theme.
The festive parade is seen by more than 250 million television viewers
book of the Rotary Centennial is now for sale in English and will be
available in other official Rotary languages by 1 July 2004. The
384-page volume features a wealth of Rotary facts, figures, and trivia,
as well as never-before-published photographs. Those who preorder the
book (publication number 913-EN) by 31 March receive a free CD.
Order the book.
Rose Parade float is a 'Symphony of Service'
Rotary News Basket,
December 17, 2003
For the 24th year, Rotary clubs and
Rotarians throughout the United States and Canada are voluntarily
funding the construction of the Rotary float entry in the Tournament of
Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, USA, on New Year's Day.
A public relations project of RI, the
float bearing a prominently displayed Rotary logo is viewed by an
estimated one million spectators along the route and hundreds of
millions more worldwide via television each year. Rotary's entries have
won several prizes over the years.
"Symphony of Service" is the theme of the
2004 Rotary float in keeping with the overall Rose parade theme of
"Music Music Music." The Rotary float theme and design were selected to
recognize the service of Rotary clubs throughout the world.
"By showing Rotary's float on New Year's
Day in the Rose Parade, television brings a message of what Rotary
stands for and what Rotarians do to Lend A Hand around the world," said
RI President Jonathan Majiyagbe in a special message to participating
Rotarians. "On New Year's Day, as your club members watch the Tournament
of Roses Parade on television, I know they will take pride in having
helped to make the Rotary float possible."
"On behalf of the Rotary Rose Parade
Float Committee, we thank the Rotary clubs who have contributed their
time and money to have Rotary International recognized in the Tournament
of Roses Parade," says Past District Governor Cliff Nelson, chairman of
the 2004 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee.
For more details, visit the initiative's
Web site at
www.rotaryfloat.org or contact
Cliff Nelson; telephone: (714) 321-3328.
The Rotary Rose Parade Float is
not an official Rotary International program.