Posted by Bert Oberdick on Feb 07, 2019
District Governor John May, with the help of PDG Dick Brown (at the podium), surprised former Youth Exchange Inbound student, David Gbogboade from Nigeria, with a Paul Harris Fellow Award, at the club’s meeting on Nov. 28.  David’s counselor, and District Youth Exchange Chair Walt Tilley, donated the funds to The Rotary Foundation to name David as a PHF.  David was an Inbound for the 2017-18 Rotary year, and returned to attend York College of PA, to study engineering.  David was planning to return to Nigeria after the Spring 2019 semester due to financial difficulties, but the college, individual Rotarians, community members, and the York club’s Student Education Fund and Youth Exchange Committees have now stepped up to help David obtain his Bachelor’s Degree and graduate in May 2021.  It certainly DOES take a village to raise a child…..and David will make York, York College, and Rotary proud when he returns to Nigeria with his degree in hand.