Ferron, Wever recognised as Paul Harris Fellows

Chris Wever and members of his family pose with MP Chanel Brownbill and a Rotarian.

PHILIPSBURG–The Rotary Club of St. Maarten Mid-Isle has recognised Robbie Ferron and Christopher Wever as their latest Paul Harris Fellows.

The recognition was bestowed during the Club’s 20th anniversary celebrations held recently at Beirut restaurant.

Ferron was recognised for his contribution to the sailing industry in St. Maarten. After completing his education, the Cape Town, South Africa-native, sailed across the Atlantic and “got pleasantly stuck on St. Maarten.” He began repairing boats and soon realised that accessing products, particularly the right products caused “a lot of shoulder shrugging,” the Rotary Club said in a press release.

Robbie Ferron holds up his award in the presence of several Rotarians.


  “He started a store in one of the rooms of his rented house which soon became too small and finally started a real shop. Robbie is a passionate sailor. He was also one of the persons who helped start the annual Heineken Regatta. During the last few years, Mid Isle has had a car parking fundraiser at the Regatta,” the release said.

  Wever was awarded for his contribution to education. He was born in Curaçao and came to St. Maarten at an early age. After completing high school he continued his studies in Child Psychology in the United States. When he returned to St. Maarten, he worked in a primary school. He wanted to “step up” and work for government at the Education Department, but needed European certification, so he furthered his studies in the Netherlands. He is now working for the Education Department. Wever’s friend Member of Parliament (MP) Chanel Brownbill was asked to present the award to the recipient.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/65303-ferron-wever-recognised-as-paul-harris-fellows