Who belongs to our Family of Rotary?
- Fellow club members
- Spouses and spouse groups (e.g. Inner Wheel)
- Children, parents and other relatives
- Families of deceased Rotarians
- Community Corps members
- GSI team members, Ambassadorial Scholars and alumni
- Youth Exchange students and their families
- Global Networking Groups
- Interactors, Rotaractors, and RYLArians
Why is the Family of Rotary important?
- Enhances our personal families' relationships
- Builds world understanding and peace
- Improves international solidarity and tolerance
- Contributes to membership growth
- Allows us to build lifelong friendships
- Contributes to diversity of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion and profession
- Improves Rotary's public image
- Strengthens clubs and their commitment to service
How do we care for fellow Rotarians like family?
- Remember birthdays and anniversaries
- Assist when they are sick, lonely, or having difficulties
- Share their grief during and after a death in their family
- Celebrate births, weddings, and graduations
How do we involve our own families in Rotary?
- At special Family of Rotary social events
- At club meetings for special programs
- Assist at fundraisers
- Participate in community service projects
- Hosting Youth Exchange and GSE teams
How do we care for spouses of deceased Rotarians?
- Invite them to join Rotary
- Invite them to special club events
- Call on them
- Celebrate special events in their lives