The Rotary Clubs of DeLand are Proud to Present the 68th Annual DeLand Christmas Parade
“Be A Gift to Our Community”
December 3rd 2016 at 5:30 PM
The 3 Rotary Clubs of DeLand are delighted with the attendance, both of supporters and our float entries. Thank you to everyone who came out!
Registration Forms are available to DOWNLOAD here.
If you wish to pay online, you may do so HERE.
Please Download, complete and send your registration to the address listed on the form.
The Deland Jaycees Parade Committee wish to Thank Everyone in the community for the wonderful years we had providing this parade. We wish the best for the Rotary in their future fulfillment of the Deland Christmas Parade tradition.
HERE, you will find the Rules of the Parade
Lineup starts at 4:15 PM
The Rotary Clubs of DeLand are proud to have assumed responsibility for the Annual Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday the 3rd December 2016.
Rotary International of which each of the 3 DeLand Club’s belong to has a history going back over 100 years.
“Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.”
—Paul P. Harris
Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.
Our ongoing commitment
Rotarians have not only been present for major events in history—we’ve been a part of them. From the beginning, three key traits have remained strong throughout Rotary:
We’re truly international. Only 16 years after being founded, Rotary had clubs on six continents. Today we’re working together from around the globe both digitally and in-person to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems.
We persevere in tough times. During WWII, Rotary clubs in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Japan were forced to disband. Despite the risks, many continued to meet informally and following the war’s end, Rotary members joined together to rebuild their clubs and their countries.
Our commitment to service is ongoing. We began our fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. By 2012, only three countries remain polio-endemic—down from 125 in 1988.