Rotary President Gary Huang encourages club members to ‘Light Up Rotary’
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.”
“There are so many problems in the world, so many people who need help. Many people say, ‘There’s nothing I can do.’ So they sit there doing nothing. Meanwhile everything stays dark,” Huang told the 537 district governors and their spouses and partners who are attending the 2014 International Assembly in San Diego, California.
“The Rotary way is the Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world,” said Huang, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei in Taiwan.
“Light Up Rotary is our theme, but it is more than our theme. It is how we live in Rotary, how we think in Rotary, how we feel, how we work,” Huang said. “It is how we make a difference — every day, in every club, every district, and every country where we serve.”
Click here to see a video of Gary Huang’s “Light Up Rotary Keynote Address – San Diego, January 2014”
My purpose as Governor is to SERVE YOU, and help you accomplish your Rotary objectives. Please email or call with any comments or concerns you may have. Janet, I and our entire district team look forward to working productively with you to accomplish the objectives established for our District.
More to follow:
Next year’s Rotary International Zone Institute will be in Asheville North Carolina
Rotary International Convention 2014 is Sydney (Australia)
Rotary International Convention 2015 is Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Rotary International Convention 2016 is Seoul (South Korea)
Rotary International Convention 2017 is Atlanta Georgia