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The 128th annual Tournament of Roses Parade committee awarded the Princess Award for the  most beautiful float 35′ and under. The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee was led by our very own District 5300 PDG Larry Skaggs, Committee chair. Congratulations to Larry and his committee for a job well done.

John Germ, Rotary International President who rode on the float.  said “Today, our work on Rotary’s public image is more important than ever.  The work of Rotarians on the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee is a good example of Rotary creativity and resourcefulness.”

The 2017 Float promotes and celebrates the 100 years of The Rotary Foundation. The Foundation empowers Rotarians to travel throughout the world and create and complete projects which serve people in need in six areas of focus which are: promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies.  The spectacular and colorful dragon is clearly a world traveler carrying luggage decorated with the six symbols of the areas of focus.  The Dragon also is proudly wearing a necklace with a medallion marked 100 for the 100 years of service.