Kiwanis 2017 Rose Float

2017 Kiwanis Rose Float - Children's Dreams. The World's Potential

The 2017 Rose Parade theme is
"Echos of Success "
Our float theme is "
Children's Dreams
The World's Potential"

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 37th 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 2016 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
2017 Float Riders
Kiwanis Int'l President - Jane Erickson Int'l President's Husband - Gus Erickson
CNH District Governor's Wife- Jeannette Edwards CNH District Governor - Peter Edwards
Circle K Int'l President - Shana Cole KIWINS Jet Division Lt Governor - Erin Lee
CNH Key Club District Governor - Kevin Myron KIWIN'S District Governor - Carolyn Le
Key Club Int'l Vice President - Mary Grace Lewis Circle K District Governor - Alex Nguyen
Circle K Int'l Sub Region B Trustee - Jennifer Que Fresno Aktion Club Member- Brian Tomajan
S. Pasadena H.S. Key Club President - Angel Gonzales Key Leader - Poway - Michele Matsuoka
KIWINS District Treasurer - Charissa Nguyen Key Club Member Covina H.S. - Denise Rosete