Kiwanis 2015 Rose Float

2015 Kiwanis Rose Float - 100 Years Inspiring Children

The 2015 Rose Parade theme is
"Inspiring Stories"
Our float theme is "100 Years Inspiring Children"

Kiwanians are justifiably proud of the enhancement of children's lives, which we provide with our altruistic service for the improvement of our communities. Not only are we saving lives as we have done through our Worldwide Service Project, but making lives better each day, one community at a time, one child at a time.

Club, Division or District
Fundraising Opportunity
Sponsored Organizations
Decorate the Float
Your Kiwanis International Rose Float promotes Kiwanis to approximately 450 million television viewers worldwide every New Years Day, clearly a significant public relations tool. Your Kiwanis International Rose Float Committee invites Kiwanians, clubs, divisions and districts to share in the excitement of the project.

Opportunities are available to decorate the float and feed the volunteers. Every club, division or district in the Kiwanis family can help by becoming a 2014 Kiwanis International Rose Float Sponsor, and by doing so may actually generate a profit for themselves.

A sponsorship program is available which will provide a unique banner patch, a commemorative plaque, a quantity of lapel pins, and tickets for an opportunity drawing, for various levels of contribution. The drawing prize is 4 of the best seats for the Rose Parade, 4 seats for the Rose Bowl Game, a VIP luncheon, and reserved parking for the Parade and Game.
Your 30th Kiwanis International Rose Float will again be built by Phoenix Decorators, Inc. the builders of about 20 floats each year for the Pasadena Rose Parade on New Year's Day.

The decorating (placing of flowers, seeds, fruits and vegetables, leaves, etc.) of the float begins the first December weekend and continues each Saturday. From December 26th thru 30 th, decorating continues from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. daily, and 8 a.m. until noon on December 31st.

The decorating is skillfully done by Kiwanians, members of Circle K and Key Clubs, mostly from California, but we welcome Kiwanis family participation from anywhere in the world. Past decorators have come from as far as North Carolina and Florida. Contact us if you would like to participate in the decorating!

The dedicated and quality service of our Kiwanis Sponsored Organizations in past years, and the large number of willing and interested volunteers, has resulted in the invitation from Phoenix Decorators to decorate many additional floats each year.
Float Riders

Float riders generally number about 14, and in 2015 included the Kiwanis International President; Circle K, Key Club and KIWIN'S Governors; and representatives of Special Olympics and Children's Hospital. Contributions from individuals, Kiwanis clubs, and divisions sponsor the riders. Many distinguished Kiwanians have had the opportunity to ride past floats, help with the decorating of the float and the promotion of Kiwanis as part of a Rose Parade experience.

Riders from anywhere in the world are welcome. The selection of the riders for the 16 available positions will be by first paid, first seated, depending on availability. (Full payments will be returned immediately if not selected). Click on the Sponsors button for more information
2015 Float Riders
Kiwanis Int'l President - John Button 1st Lady - Debbie Button
Circle K Int'l President - Kathy Le CNH Key Club Governor - Jacqueline Tsang
Key Club Int'l President - Marie Palazzolo CNH KIWIN’S District Treasurer - Allen Pham
CNH Circle K Governor - Byron Montilla CNH Governor - Alan Guire
Kiwanis Int'l Foundation President - Bob Parton 1st Lady - Donna Parton
Faith Parton Noah Parton
Bela Parton Aktion Club/Special Olympics - Nick Benson
Chuck McIlravey Dorothy McIlravey