By Tim Trujillo, Executive Assistant Governor, Region 1
Strong family bonds are essential for everyone’s well-being. To make it easier and cost-effective for a family member to participate in Rotary programs and to enjoy the benefits of membership together, consider a Family Membership Plan.
Rotary’s Family Membership plan allows a second adult in the Regular Member’s household to have full Rotary participation in all meetings, events and training programs. The policy guiding this membership plan is as follows: 
The Family Membership offering is a discount to a family household member of an existing member paying the Regular Member rate. Family members can join for $ XX per month. This applies as long as another family member is paying the Regular Member rate. 
The application for a Family Membership is the same as any other member. A Membership Proposal Form is prepared by the Rotarian and submitted on behalf of the individual being considered for Family Membership in the Club. The approval process will be the same as a standard Rotary membership. 

All-new Family Members will receive in-depth new member orientation and will be formally inducted into Rotary International upon acceptance by the Club. Both the primary member and Family member will receive all club correspondence and newsletters. The primary member will receive the monthly Rotarian, the Rotary International magazine, and will share it with the Family Member as both are in the same household. 
In the event, the Regular Member leaves the club the Family member is welcome to stay as a Regular Member.