2024 Float

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 among entries 35 feet and under

Message from the Chair -

Daniel Thomas
2024 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee

As chair of the 2024 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, I am excited and honored to invite you to join us for the 135th Rose Parade! Since 1980, we have proudly presented a float each parade, bringing our message of “Service Above Self” and “People of Action” to over 40 million international viewers annually.

Work is underway now on a design that will honor one of Rotary’s areas of focus alongside the Rose Parade theme of “Celebrating A World of Music-the Universal Language.” In its 2024 theme statement, the Tournament of Roses further explained: “The 2024 theme celebrates the role of music in our lives and as part of our collective culture and unique stories.”

I invite you to be a part of this amazing experience.  I served as Chair of this committee for the 2015 Rose Parade and am clearly committed to promote Rotary through this wonderful event and join numerous other nonprofits who participate each year. The Rose Parade is a wonderful event that draws people in from all walks of life and ages. We are going to highlight the youth in Rotary that will drive Rotary into the future. Without youth in Rotary we will become irrelevant in a few years, and no one wants that to happen.

Here are a few ways that you can participate and support this important effort:

  • Help decorate the float. Work hand-in-hand with Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors as we cover every inch of the float with flowers and other natural materials. This takes place in a large float barn, where you’ll see many other floats also being built. Sign-ups to help decorate are usually posted the second Saturday in September at 8 a.m. Pacific Time. It will be announced here and on our Facebook page.
  • Donate. The cost of the float is supported by several Rotary districts and numerous clubs and individuals. Click Click here to support this important effort.

We appreciate your time and generosity. Your support will help us keep this meaningful tradition alive.

In Rotary Service,
Daniel Thomas

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 PST

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!”

2023-2024 Rotary Theme

History of the Rotary Rose Parade Float

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A few of the floats…….

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Daniel Thomas, Chair, 2024 Float
Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 92502
Pasadena, CA 91109-2502

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