The Family of Rotary Task Force will provide information and support for Rotary clubs and districts in efforts to pursue the first Object of Rotary, that is “to encourage and foster the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.” Friendship was the foundation, the rock on which Rotary service was built. The Family of Rotary Task Force will encourage clubs to care for Rotarians and members of Rotary’s extended family (spouses, children, and parents) and remember spouses of deceased Rotarians. Special emphasis will be supporting clubs and districts in forming Family of Rotary committees to:

  • Visit sick Rotarians in their homes and ensure any needs are met
  • Promote membership retention
  • Promote diversity of membership in clubs
  • Encourage spouses, children, and parents of Rotarians to participate in service projects
  • Encourage spouses and adult children of Rotarians to join Rotary
  • Maintain relationships with the family of deceased Rotarians and spouses
  • Support the family of deceased Rotarians in their times of need
  • Encourage the family of deceased Rotarians to continue their involvement with Rotary