The Transformational Nature of The Rotary Foundation
Aug 05, 2023 12:00 PM
PRIP Barry Rassin - TRF Trustee Chair in 2023-2024
The Transformational Nature of The Rotary Foundation
Barry Rassin served as Rotary International President in 2018-2019 with the theme "Be the Inspiration", and helped to elevate Rotaract during his presidency. In 2023-2024, Rassin will serve as The Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair.
Before becoming RI President, Rassin served at all levels of Rotary including Club President in 1987-1988, and Governor of District 4040 during 1991-1992. He also made a big mark leading Rotary’s relief and recovery efforts after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, which included 105 separate projects funded by Rotarians. “I had a spreadsheet with 132 pages andevery detail of every project,” he says. “People look at it and say, ‘How do you dothis?’ But I enjoyed that.”
Rassin’s leadership abilities served him well in his professional life as a hospitaladministrator. The first fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives inthe Bahamas, he retired after 37 years as president of Doctors HospitalHealth System, where he still serves as an adviser.
Rassin has been a Rotarian since 1980 of the East Nassau Club (Bahamas) and received Rotary’s highest honor, the Service Above Self Award, for his work. He and his wife, Esther, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation.