July 24, 2016
We are pleased to announce that the Tournament of Roses has approved our
design of a colorful travelling dragon representing and celebrating
all the Rotarians who through the Rotary Foundation have travelled
throughout the world enabling and completing projects in the six areas
of focus. The theme of our float is the same as the Centennial Theme
“Doing Good in the World.” Another new paragraph center
July 24, 2016
We are happy to announce that our float base and structure has passed
its first road test.
January 22, 2016
Rotary International's 2016-2017 is "Rotary Serving Humanity"
and the Tournament of Roses is "Echoes of Success" as
announced yesterday by the Tournament. Ratliff announced
“Echoes of Success” as the theme for the 128th Rose Parade.
“Echoes of Success celebrates those people, organizations and
institutions that play a part in the stories of the success of
others,” shared Ratliff. “Success cannot be achieved alone. It
takes the support, dedication, compassion and love of many
others to help in finding that satisfaction of success.
Family, friends and teachers contribute selflessly and
tirelessly to the success of many. These influences in our
lives, these people of selfless commitment, these Echoes of
Success make us who we are.”
January 18, 2016
International's President Elect John Germ has announced the RI
theme for 2016-2017 "ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY"
RI President Gary C.K. Huang's
Letter to Rotarians in the June, 2015 Edition of The Rotarian
"....I will always remember, with
great fondness, riding on the Rotary float in the Rose Parade..."
"President's Travels" from the March 2015, Edition of The
RI President Gary C.K. Huang and his wife,
Corinna Yao, joined Rotary club members at the 126th annual Tournament
of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on January, 2015. The Rotary
float's 2015 theme was "Changing Lives Through Clean Water."
February 12, 2015
Marching Bands for 2016 Parade.
February 5, 2015
Interview with oldest living Rose Queen.
Article from the
District 7690 Newsletter, The Piedmont Rotarian
January 27, 2015
Tournament of Roses announces 2016 Rose Parade Theme
KTLA Channel 5, Los Angeles
Video of the Float in the Parade, 1/1/15
Video Taken by our Mexico decorators, last week in December, 2014
2015 Parade Theme and Tournament Leadership Announced
Tournament President and Theme Announcment
May 2014: Congratulations to long time Rotary Rose
Parade Float Committee member Herb Trumpoldt on your Induction Into
the Rotary Hall of Fame. A past District Governor, Herb was formally
inducted into the Rotary Heritage and History Hall of Fame during a
recent presentation at the Rotary 5320 District Conference.
TV Story by Gayle Anderson, KTLA News
Video - 12/26/13
& Clubs: Ending a Productive Year with Roses
TV Interview (December 4, 2013)
View the interview
with Daniel Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator for the Rotary Rose Parade
Float Committee and incoming chair, that aired December 4, 2013 on G&E
TV. Program is called "From East to West" with host Jack Zhao.
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