LIONS District 4-L5 Serving San Bernardino and Riverside County California
The Lions Rose Parade Float
This is a District 4-L5, MD-4 and Lions Club International endorsed project.
Lions Rose Float is Centerpiece For Worldwide Public Relations
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.
Riding the Lions Rose Float
Each year LCI's President and 1st Lady ride the float in the parade. Television highlights Lions' service. There are also be additional places on the float allowing seating for those who choose to purchase a "Ride of Your Life" Package.
Decorating the Lions Rose Float
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.
Club Banner Patch: $50
Fellowships Available: Donald E. Banker Fellowship: $500; Garry Lozaun Fellowship: $400; Wilt LeBlanc Fellowship: $300; Chuck Overbey Fellowship: $250