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Past Issues
October, 2011
September, 2011

2015 Parade Theme and Tournament Leadership Announced
Tournament President and Theme Announcment
Tournament Leadership

TV Story by Gayle Anderson, KTLA News
Video - 12/26/13

Daily PilotCommunity & 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 from KTLA

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 12/17/12

District 5320 Send 3 to the Rose Parade
Story on District 5320 Website
November, 2010

Rotarian Magazine - Up Front
January, 2010

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 Float
Story on the District 5240 Website
January 2009

Rotarians Brave Rain to Grab Priceless PR Opportunity at Rose Parade (January, 2006)
from the Rotary International Newsroom,
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..... Full Story

RI president Joins More Than a Million Attendees at Rose Parade (January, 2005)
from the Rotary International Newsroom

Article about the Rotary Float included in "A Century of Service: The Story of Rotary International"

Article about the 2004 Float
Rotary's Rose Parade Float is a "Symphony of Service"

From the Rotary News Basket, December 17, 2003

A Century of Service
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 worldwide."

The official 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.

Rotary's Rose Parade float is a 'Symphony of Service'
From the 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 or contact Cliff Nelson; telephone: (714) 321-3328.

The Rotary Rose Parade Float is not an official Rotary International program.