RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang 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."  

Huang also encouraged clubs to host a Rotary Day in their community in the coming year to get the word out about Rotary and how clubs serve their community.  He added a focus on membership with a goal of increasing the number of Rotarians to 1.3 million worldwide stating, "We need to assume leadership for building strong clubs, and that starts with bringing in new members."  

For full remarks and a video of the theme presentation, visit http://bit.ly/1j6QCWy.