UPDATE on the 38th Entry of Float Promoting Rotary International in the New Year's Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade
JANUARY 2, 2017
Since 1980, The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee has entered a float in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade promoting Rotary International. The parade is seen
by a world-wide television audience of over 70,000,000 households and has a live audience of 700,000 who will see the float along the parade route.  This is one of the best promotional opportunities for Rotary.  
The theme varies each year and this year we are announcing the Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration with the joint theme of “Doing Good in the World.”  Other themes have included Women in Rotary- 25th Anniversary; Literacy; YSE/GSE/Ambassadorial Scholarship Programs; Service Above Self; Clean Water and, the International Membership.  
The float depicts a colorful traveling dragon bearing luggage with decals of the six symbols of the six avenues of focus for Rotary. The float participants will be Paul Harris Fellows and/or leaders within the Rotary Foundation.  We are also pleased to announce that for the fifth consecutive year the Rotary International President will be riding the float.  President John Germ and his First Lady Judy have agreed to welcome the New Year from our beautiful float!  

If you would like to support this unique and valuable international public relations project for Rotary International, look for the Committee's marketing and solicitation materials that will be soon mailed to your club. This is not a project of Rotary International so they need your help to continue this effort.  Please visit www.RotaryFloat.org to learn more and to make a contribution.     Find a gift in your club funds or pass the hat at your club and help promote Rotary International.  No gift is too small but we prefer you think big.