Published On: Mon, Mar 12th, 2018

Helen Hart receives Paul Harris Fellow recognition

Helen Hart receives PHF Rotary Club

Philipsburg — At the recent reception for the visiting Governor (DG) of district 7020 Dr. Robert Leger, well-known singer Helen Hart was recognized with a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF), for her many contributions to the youth of St. Maarten in the field of music.

Helen has also brought many local talents to light in her musical stage productions of “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Les Miserables” and “Grease”. Both Helen and her husband Neville “Fats” James are involved in teaching youngsters music, voice and entertainment lessons, and have started the signing group “Arias”, who have displayed their angelic voices at various functions on the island.

A few years ago, one of her students Tamillia Chance became the second runner-up in the “Voice Kids 2016” competition in France. Besides her involvement with the youth, St. Maarten-Mid Isle Rotarian Jon Hart sponsored the Paul Harris Fellow for Helen for her humanitarian efforts in helping her brother receive much needed medical care in his time of sickness.

Helen who was obviously very surprised with the presentation, mentioned that the children she is involved with has brought back the smile to her face, after going through the loss of several loved ones in recent years. DG Robert Leger presented Helen Hart with the PHF pin, medallion and certificate, and said that he was honored to do so on behalf of the Rotary Foundation.


The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle meets Tuesdays at 7pm at Pineapple Pete in Simpson Bay. For more information please contact rotarysxm.mi@gmail.com or visit our face book page Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle.