The Family of Rotary – In pursuing the first Object of Rotary, we seek “to encourage and foster the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.” Friendship and fellowship was the foundation, the bedrock on which Rotary service was built.
Why is “Family” a focus of the Rotary Club of Hamilton? Because Rotary is about community. The community we live in, the worldwide community and the community of Rotarians. When we share in community, your problems become my problems and your joys – my joys. Therefore, Rotary families matter to Rotary, the family of Rotarians and the Rotarian’s family. If we are to live out the Rotary ideal, to create a better world, we must start with the family. We need to care for all the members of our Rotary family, because without each other there is no community. Because we want to increase Rotarian satisfaction, improve retention, involve more people in Rotary events, make service projects more successful, and have greater support for International projects, we place emphasis on family!
Family Day is relatively new to us in Ontario, but has become an important holiday. Family Day has started to create tradition for families to cherish the time you get to spend with family. A chance to do something together as a family, share a meal, talk, have fun together. As our lives are so busy with work, school, and Rotary, we should take this opportunity to stop and breath.
As you spend time with your family this Family Day, Light Up Rotary! We all share the values of Rotary and we encourage you to foster and develop relationships with your entire family! Enjoy this special day and Light Up Rotary!