2024 Float

We’ll be revealing the 2025 Float design soon. Stay tuned!

Fund Raising

Committee members visit Rotary Clubs in North America to raise money for the float.

International Service Club President's Summit

Every year Rotary sponsors a Summit with the International Presidents of Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis and Optimists.


Most outstanding floral presentation from a non-commercial participant

Message from the Chair -

Gene Hernandez
2025 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee


Welcome to the official website of the Rotary Rose Parade Float for the highly anticipated 2025 Tournament of Roses Parade! We are filled with immense joy and excitement as we extend our warmest greetings and invite you to join us on this remarkable journey of celebration and service.

As the Chair of the Rotary Rose Parade Float committee, I am honored to lead a dedicated group of volunteers, Rotarians, and community supporters in creating an awe-inspiring float that embodies Rotary’s core values.

The theme for the 2025 Tournament of Roses Parade is “Best Day Ever,” and our Rotary International theme is “Magic of Rotary – our Float Theme 2025- On the Road with Rotary.”

We believe in the power of collective action and the strength inherent in our global network. Through this float, our aim is to showcase the transformative impact of Rotary’s service projects in communities, both locally and across borders. The Tournament of Roses Parade provides a prestigious platform to share our message of service above self with millions of viewers around the world, inspiring hope and igniting change.

We invite you to explore our website, www.rotaryfloat.org, where you will find a wealth of information about our float, its design, and the incredible individuals involved in bringing it to life. Discover the history of Rotary’s participation in the Parade, learn about the vital causes we support, and find out how you can get involved. Together, we can make a difference.

Whether you are a member of the Rotary family, a potential sponsor, a media representative, or simply an enthusiast of the Rose Parade and its cherished traditions, we thank you for joining us on this exciting journey. As the countdown to January 1, 2025, begins, we encourage you to stay connected with us through our website and follow us on social media for the latest updates and opportunities to participate.

We extend our deepest gratitude to all the incredible volunteers, sponsors, and supporters who make this ambitious project possible. Your dedication and generosity are truly the driving force behind our success.

On behalf of the entire Rotary Rose Parade Float committee, we look forward to sharing the beauty, inspiration, and impact of our float with the world in 2025.

Together, let us make some magic and make a difference in the world.

Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 92502
Pasadena, CA 91109-2502

Gordon McInally 2023-24 Rotary International President

“I am conscious that for more than 40-years, Rotary International has participated in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, and it has been thrilled to do so.

Each year the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee creates a world-class float that showcases Rotary – and with tens of millions of viewers, the Rose Parade is a great opportunity to elevate our message to communities far and wide.

As one of the most highly regarded global membership organizations, we are so proud of the service we provide: eradicating deadly disease, educating communities, providing clean water and sanitation, unlocking the potential within girls to attain equality in their communities, addressing the issues surrounding mental health and so much more.

We look forward, with keen anticipation, to riding in this year’s parade and congratulate the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee for their creativity, commitment, and hard work.“


About your Donation – Donations by Mail

Donors for the 2023 Float

Donations Received February 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023

Individual Donations
District Donations
Club Donations

About the Ambassador Program

The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Inc. presents “Clean Water – The Music of Life” our January 1 2024, float.

Any Rotarian in good standing contributing $500 or more, can become a Float Ambassador at his or her request. She/He must pledge to advocate for support (monetary/volunteer) for the 2024 Float at their Rotary Club, District, Zone and any RI events they attend. If support materials needed they will be supplied upon timely request.

In exchange for their donation, they will receive the following:

  • A personalized RRPFC jacket
  • A patch of the 2024 Float
  • The annual theme pin for the 2024 Float
  • An official RRPFC hat in blue or yellow
  • A drawing ticket to be a rider on the 2024 Float which is exclusive to Ambassadors only.

If you would like to be considered for an Ambassadorship contact Wade Nomura at wade@wadenomura.com

Pictures and Biographies of Last Years Ambassadors

Allen, Myra
Buffington, Rod
Campbell, Lloyd
Cardenas, Dave
Ellis, Diane
Ellis, Patricia
Esbin, Lou
Gomez, Glenn
Grubb, Eric
Gump, Tom
Hernandez, Gene
Holve, Tama
Jones, Greg
Levy, Suzanne
Maltby, Marleen
McGrew-Thomason, Jennifer
Monterrosa, Malinda
Morgan, Ken
Nomura, Wade
Perry, Dwight
Phillips, Leo
Rosenberg, Adam
Rosenberg, Marti
Roslevege, Amy
Ross, debi
Roy, Lucie
Skaggs, Larry
Stephens, Walt
Thomas, Daniel
Vergari, Cozette
Wilson, Desiree

Apple Valley, CA
Castro Valley, CA
Delray Beach, FL
Granada Hills, CA
Los Angeles, CA (LA5)
Montebello, CA
Morinville Sturgeon, AB Canada
Oceanside, CA
Rialto Noon, CA
Santee-Lakeside, CA
Yucca Valley Sunset, CA

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 Pacific Time and ends at 10:20 am or until questions are answered. THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!!

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2023 Float Riders and Outwalkers

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2025 Tournament of Roses Theme

“Best Day Ever!”

“The 2025 theme celebrates life’s best moments – those unexpected times that bring a smile, warm our hearts and fill us with joy. From a once-in-a-lifetime experience to the simplest pleasures, each is indelibly etched into our memory,” explained Morales. “Together, we celebrate where we’ve been and what we look forward to. It’s about family, friends, and community and what we have to celebrate – and to be thankful for. On New Year’s Day and throughout the year, let’s celebrate the times that make up our Best Day Ever!”

2024-2025 Rotary Theme

RI President-elect Stephanie Urchick celebrates the magic of Rotary. She says members create that magic with every project completed, every dollar donated, and every new member of Rotary.

History of the Rotary Rose Parade Float

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A few of the floats…….

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Your purchases support the Float!

Gene Hernandez, Chair, 2025 Float
Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 92502
Pasadena, CA 91109-2502

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