Incoming district governors enthusiastically greeted the theme for 2014-15, Light Up Rotary, during the first plenary of the International Assembly, Rotary’s annual training event for future leaders. RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang explained he was inspired by the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucious who said: “It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness.”
He said we want a Rotary that creates a huge positive impact in this world.  Great things do not happen by themselves - it comes through hard work, strong clubs, members who love Rotary.  Spouses should join Rotary, make it for all the family. (He found that wives had more friends than men!).  Assume leadership for building new clubs; take the lead in donating to our Foundation.
How you light up Rotary is up to you; you know your strengths and your community needs.  But no one should be left to sit in the darkness.