Rotary Rose Parade Float, Tournament of Roses Parade. January 1, 2022
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2022 Rotary Rose Parade Committee Float Theme:

Changing Lives Through Education

The 2022 Rose Parade marks the 42nd consecutive year the RRPFC has spearheaded Rotary’s representation in America’s New Year Celebration. This year’s theme, “Changing Lives Through Education,” aligns with one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus, Basic Education and Literacy.   A sixteen-foot-tall owl embodies both the spirit of self-improvement and Rotary’s determination to make the tools of education available to everyone in every land. Books, a quill pen and a hybrid apple/globe symbolize the importance of education throughout the world.
The Rotary International (RI) float is the largest public relations project of the Rotary clubs of the United States and Canada. The first Rotary float was entered in 1924. Traditionally, the RI President has attended the festivities, and this year President Shekhar Mehta and his wife were on the float.

The float is not a project of RI nor are any RI funds used in the building or promotion of the float. Rotary's ability to enter a float is dependent solely on the generosity of Rotarians and friends. A multi-district Rotary committee in southern California coordinates planning of the float. Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, families and friends work on the float. These volunteers come from the US, Canada, and occasionally other countries. Over 800 volunteers donate in excess of 6,000 hours of their time. Rotary entries have won several prizes over the years.