Ben Sharman became a member of the Shuffleboard Club 12 years ago and was a past CMS Club Vice President for 2 years before becoming President of the CMS Club for two years. Ben and his wife Elizabeth started coming to New Smyrna Beach (NSB) from Bethesda, Maryland in 1980 for only a couple of months before finally moving to NSB permanently around 19 years ago. They have been married for 46 years and have 2 children and 3 grand children (twin boys and a girl).
Ben was born in England (British citizen) 89 years ago, Elizabeth was born in Malaysia, their daughter was born in Indonesia and their son was born here in the United States. Ben immigrated to the US in 1949 and became a US citizen. He met and married Elizabeth in Switzerland, spent time in the Peace Corp teaching technical high school in Jamaica and among many other consulting endeavors (with a brief visit to Harvard), Ben became an International Trade Union representative. He and Elizabeth also took the ultimate cruise ship vacation by traveling around the world on the Queen Elizabeth II. What makes Ben’s accomplishments even more remarkable is the fact that he hadn’t even graduated from high school. If you have a little time, sit down with Ben to hear about any number of interesting stories from a man who truly has a far-reaching global life experience.