We may be "Dark", but we are not dormant. The holiday season is a time to spend with family and friends. For Rotarians, it is also a good time to reflect on what it means to be a Rotarian. We meet every week with people who share similar thoughts of service and we enjoy the camaraderie of our Club. Rotary should be much more than that. We recite the Four Way Test at the end of our meetings, however the preamble to the Four Way Test is the key: "Of the things we think, say or do…..". This implies some action on our part. And to take action is the responsibility of every Rotarian. As you take action in the name of Rotary, you gain ownership of the title Rotarian. You also reap the benefit of giving in the service of our community.

The following quote sums it up pretty well:
"Service in the Rotarian sense is a mental process. It is an attitude of mind which relates persons and things with action. Thoughtfulness of others is in reality the basis of Rotary service."
— Frank L. Mulholland, 1914-15 Rotary president, in The Rotarian , September 1927

May you all enjoy the beauty and richness of this holiday season.