Barbara Engebretsen was our program speaker on September 18.  She related that Rotary has opened the door to the world for her.  Her daughter Emma was a high school exchange student to Germany and they hosted an exchange student here during that time.  The World Affairs Seminar is another worldly event she has participated in also.  WSC international student, Buey Tut led to her securing a large Rotary global grant for water wells in South Sudan.  WSC World Study Exchange with students from Ethiopia and Nepal led to the Fulbright Scholarship and two 5 week visits in 2018 and 2019.  Much of her time was used to Educate, Equip, and Empower especially young people (high schoolers) to check blood pressure on people because a lot of them suffer from hypertension.  They are were also trained in vision testing.  She spent some time in Nepal with health officials that traveled to a remote mountainous area and set surgical rooms in a school building.  Both countries are not helpless but worked with others to better their situations.  Barb stated if you want to achieve something or climb a mountain "the path to the top is not straight, you usually don't get there alone, and be sure to enjoy the climb."  She was also working to get some college exchange students to WSC and this year there are six new ones from Ethiopia.