The Executive Club
Before 1979, the only place where various private sector’s points of view could be exchanged was at The Executive Club, which consisted of hotel owners and managers.
These meetings, which were held once every month, rotated from one hotel property to another. They provided good opportunities for private sector members to voice their concerns and demonstrate their respective good corporate citizenship.
The members either announced their companies and / or the island, or they introduced new staff members that joined their organization on the island.
The annual event was the honoring of the island’s best and brightest high school students during graduation times in mid-June when companies proudly presented valuable gifts to the best graduating scholars to encourage them to further their studies in intuitions of higher learning abroad.
These meetings also provided member businesses with the opportunity to invite members of the island’s then-Executive Council to clarify objectives purposes, and intentions of new island Resolutions by the island Council of Federal Legislature that affected their operations on St. Maarten.