Posted by Brittany Arthur on Aug 07, 2017

In 2003, a Rotary Youth Exchange student sat next to Brittany Arthur in class at her suburban school in Australia, and changed her life forever.  Inspired to study abroad, Arthur graduated from universities in Australia, Germany, and Japan.  She received a scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education and was a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar in Germany.  Today, Arthur provides businesses with the tools and talent they need to expand into international markets.

Brittany Arthur was one of the keynote speakers at the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta.  Her story of learning about Rotary through the RYE student sitting next to her in class to becoming the 2016/17 President of the Rotaract Club of Berlin is inspiring.  Her story is full of examples of Susan Scott's quote, "While no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a company, a relationship or a life — any single conversation can."

As you watch her presentation, I encourage you to think of the Rotary Alumni who you know and ask yourself, "is s/he a Rotaractor or Rotarian?"  Also, I urge you to think of children, nieces/nephews, grandchildren, and perhaps great-grandchildren who could discover their better selves in a Rotary Youth Services Program.