Helen Hart receives Rotary PHF award

Singer Helen Hart receiving the Paul Harris Fellowship last week.

SIMPSON BAY–Singer Helen Hart was recognised with a Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF), for her many contributions to the youth of St. Maarten in the field of music, during the recent reception for visiting Rotary District 7020 Governor Dr. Robert Leger.

Helen has also brought many local talents to light in her musical stage productions of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Les Misérables” 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,” which has displayed their voices at various functions on the island.

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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, said that the children with whom she is involved have brought back the smile to her face after going through the loss of several loved ones in recent years.

Leger presented Helen Hart with the PHF pin, medallion and certificate, and said he was honoured to do so on behalf of the Rotary Foundation.

The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle meets at Pineapple Pete in Simpson Bay at 7:00pm Tuesdays.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/74574-helen-hart-receives-rotary-phf-award

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