The 2022 Rose Parade held on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California, marked the 42nd consecutive year of Rotary’s participation. The theme for the Rotary Float was Changing lives through education.
RI President Shekhar Mehta and Rashi, seated on the float, were seen waving out to hundreds of spectators lined up on either side of the parade path. “This will help build awareness about Rotary and fulfil our mission to grow Rotary. Just think, every person who sees our float is another potential member,” said Mehta in his message.
The float featured a 16-ft-tall owl, surrounded by books, sporting reading spectacles and holding an apple/globe, to symbolise the importance of education throughout the world, and Rotary’s determination to make it available to everyone everywhere.