Oranjestad/Philipsburg:---The Chuchubi Foundation Charter to Aruba 65th Carnival,
from February 27th, 2019 to March 6th, 2019, was labeled a great success. The charter was organized in collaboration with WINAIR.
The fun started on the departure flight where several gifts were raffled; the main prize, an Apple Iphon (donated by Telem Group of Company), was won by Ms. Jacky Vrolijk.
While on Aruba the Foundation organized two events a Party Bus Island Tour, attended by approximately 80 persons, who were treated to drinks, snacks, and musical entertainment.
March 4th, 2019 the Foundation organized in collaboration with Friends on Aruba, the “Last Lap Dance” which was attended by over 400 persons.
During the dance, the Foundation honored Mr. Donald Baly, a veteran Aruba basketball and volleyball coach for over 50 years. Many of his former players, who attended the dance, took a picture with their coach and reminisce over the many competitions and championships they shared.
The Chuchubi Foundation presented the YMCA with a monetary donation for their years of dedication to the community of San Nicolas and a plaque was presented to Mrs. Lorna Jansen-Varlack for her assistance in organizing the events on Aruba.
A small committee of the Chuchubi Foundation paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Aruba, his Excellency Mr. A. Boekhoudt and presented him with a commemorative gift of Sint Maarten.
A token of appreciation was delivered to the former Prime Minister, Mr. Mike Eman in appreciation of his assistance given to Sint Maarten during hurricane Irma.
The Committee visited Mr. Erroll Brown a well-known Carnival Group Leader and costume maker for many years on Aruba.
The Foundation wishes to thank all who participated in the tour and who helped with the organizing of all the events.
Thank you goes out to the following sponsors:
* Calypso Tours
* Office World
* APAS Services
* Oneil’s Restaurant (Aruba)
* Aruba Tourism Authority
* Johnson Supermarket
* AruSt Maarten
* The Sint Maarten Cultural Center
* Telem Group of Companies
* Manrique Caprilles
* Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company
* Alicia’s Inn
A special thank you goes to the petite committee of Aruba consisting of Mrs. Lorna Jansen- Varlack, Mr. Emiliano Baarh and Mr. Andy Young. From Sint Maarten
Mrs. Evita Arrundell from Calypso Tours Travel Agency, Mr. Clarette Conner, the Committee of the Chuchubi Foundation, Mrs. Glenda Groeneveldt-Smith,
Mrs. Barabara Warren-James and Mrs. Sheila Kelly-Helmen and the other Chuchubi members.
This has been the third charter organized by the Chuchubi Foundation to Aruba Carnival.