Barry Rassin earned an MBA in health and hospital administration from the University of Florida, and is the first fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in the Bahamas. He recently retired after 37 years as president of Doctors Hospital Health System and continues as an adviser. He is a lifetime member of the American Hospital Association and has served on several boards, including the Quality Council of the Bahamas, Health Education Council, and Employer’s Confederation.A Rotarian since 1980, Rassin has served Rotary as director and is vice chair of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. He was an RI training leader and theaide to 2015-16 RI President K.R. Ravindran. Rassin received Rotary's highest honor, the Service Above Self Award, well as other humanitarian awards for his work leading Rotary’s relief efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there. He and his wife, Esther, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation.
I am very committed to getting others involved in the Club realizing the fact that many hands make work light. We have a wealth of knowledge and skills in our Club, and the Club is a great place for others to share their skills and enjoy the special camaraderie that exists between the members. This year’s theme says to all: “Be the Inspiration”. It is not just our theme for the year, it is a call for each of us to take action, and make Rotary stronger playing pivot role to inspire all the Rotarians and other community people in every walk of their life for positive change. We all need to be the inspiration inspiring our club and communities to face today's challenges that are arisen nationally and globally. We also plan to have more focus on fellowship & making our Club more attractive to all with events designed not only for fun activities but also for humanitarian services with the wider participation of the members & the general public to join to work together & raise funds for our various projects & clubs. So, please join me in materializing Rotary vision, theme, image and set goals. Please give a Toast to Rotary International, all the members and concerned stake holders in our club to make the year 2018/19, amemorable & successful year for all.
Yours in Service
Rtn. Narayan Prasad Pantha
Rotary Club of Butwal, 2018-19
My wife Lelina joins me in congratulating you and your team for assuming a responsible position of a club president for the year 2018/19. In the mean time we would like to congratulate outgoing President and his team for wonderful work they have done for the community and the club for the year 2017/18 and successfully completing their assignments.
Friends, Rotary, a renowned international humanitarian organization today, started with fellowship. With the passage of time service was considered as its value. Today service is considered as prime core value and fellowship, diversity, Integrity and leadership as other important core value of Rotary. Since what Rotary’s Image today is because Rotarians around the world practice these values in their daily life, it’s our responsibility to promote and practice these values in our communities and within ourselves. As a Rotarian we understand the importance of working together and its scope which knows no limits of achievement.
Rotary always believes in action and in a team work obtaining first hand response from those whom we work with and with those who we works for is an essential part for making the teamwork more effective. Hence “Reach out “will be our priority for the year 2018/19 in RI District 3292.
Relevance of Rotary is ever increasing and it’s even greater in our area. We have numerous expectations and needs in the clubs, communities and many untouched areas in the field of, - disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development and peace and conflict resolution. We need to work hard to use Rotary network, our experience and 360 degree “ Reach-out “ to inspire, explore, invent, connect, serve and set the example for positive change that benefits the communities in all hose areas. Our belief as a Rotarian is that a genuine desire to serve above self and a persistence efforts will surely take us to our goal and “be the inspiration “. I urge president and club officials of your club to be prepared for making some sacrifices in term of your time, treasure and talent as the key player of Team 2018/19 because the joy of achieving your goal will be well worth the sacrifices. Let us use these wisdom as prioritized by Rotary International in-supporting and strengthening Clubs, focus on and increasing humanitarian services, enhancing public image and awareness of Rotary, and thus inspiring a positive change.
Let us “Be The Inspiration”.
Thank you and best wishes.
Yours in Rotary