Lions 2020 Rose Float is Under Construction
The theme for the upcoming 2020 Tournament of Roses, 131st Parade, is "The Power of Hope" and the Lions Clubs theme is "Hope for 20/20." The float depicts a young Lion Cub and young Owl wearing glasses and reading the Book of Hope realizing they can see now as a result of Lions Vision Screening programs. LCI's float theme "Hope for 20/20" fits perfectly around one of LCI's five signature projects-Vision. The float is 35 feet long.
The float needs clubs, districts and individuals to help in the funding of future floats by contributing in six different opportunities. The club Banner Patch program, purchasing float merchandise, the "Ride of Your Life" package, Out Walker positions, awarding one of five Fellowships to deserving Lions, and participating in Annual Golf Tournament.
The Lions Rose Float is Centerpiece for Worldwide Marketing and Membership Recruiting
"Ride of Your Life"
The package includes up to two hotel nights, one Grandstand ticket to parade (for spouse or guest), a ticket to the reception with International President, a New Year's Eve breakfast with the Pasadena Host Lions, a tour of the float barn, and transportation to and from the parade. Cost is $5,000.
The package is available to any Lion who wishes to ride on the float. To secure a seat, the purchaser must send a check or money order made out to Lions Float, Inc. and send Registered Mail return receipt requested to: PDG Norm MacKenzie, 1578 Palomar Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069-3430. No reservations will be taken without payment. Should there be more requests than seats available, the packages will be allocated based on date of receipt of payment.
Lions first displayed a float in the 1948 Rose Parade. Since 1992 Lions Clubs International has continuously presented a float in the New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. The parade is viewed by an estimated 400 million people in 85 countries around the world. The production price for the Lions float is a tiny fraction of the cost of purchasing television advertising of this magnitude. It serves as a message to the world that Lions are people who serve others.
Each year LCI's President and 1st Lady ride the float in the parade. Television commentary ( 2013 Parade Video ) will once again highlight Lions' service and note the presence of these special units. There will also be four additional places on the float allowing seating for those who choose to purchase a "Ride of Your Life" Package.
Lions Float, Inc Is a Support Group
Since 1994 Lions Float, Inc., a non-profit corporation, has taken charge of directing preparations and funding of the annual float. This year-round activity involves float design, fundraising and organizing and directing volunteers who work on the float decorations. In many cases these volunteers are composed of youth from our Leo clubs. And each year the International President and spouse add at least a few flowers during their visit.
Lions Float Inc. History
In 1992, under the leadership of then International President Donald E. Banker of Rolling Hills CA, Lions Clubs International entered its third float in the New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena and has continued every year since that time.
Two of our Lions entries (1993 & 1994) won awards for the most beautiful float in our category. The 2014 float received the Special Trophy for exceptional merit in multiple classifications. We think all of our floats are beautiful and exceptional that promote our service activities to people worldwide who watch the parade and see the float each year.
Lions Float, Inc., a non-profit corporation, was formed in 1994 to direct the preparation and funding of the Lions float in the Rose Parade. This is a year-round activity involving the designing, fundraising and coordinating of volunteer decoration of the float in December. To raise these funds, Lions Float, Inc. sells a variety of commemorative items such as banner patches, lapel pins, polo & t-shirts, jackets, tote bags, hats and offers fellowships for donations honoring PIP Banker and others.
We welcome the support of Lions all over the world in supporting and decorating the float. What a better way to promote Lionism than to be represented in this widely publicized international parade. Lions International is the largest service organization in the world. We want the world to hear us ROAR!
Club Banner Patch
Send Checks to: Kirit Dave', Treasurer, Lions Float, Inc.
635 Anita St., Monrovia, CA 91016
|Ready to apply to your club banner to show your support! approx. 4" x 4" Only $50.00US |