10 Sep The 5th Meeting of the Polish Business Club
Dear Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.
Last week during our 5th gathering, which took place at Eastern Promise, we celebrated our first anniversary of existence. For the first time we served a full buffet dinner (Indian Style) for which I would like to thank all of the staff of the EP and especially the manager, our friend Lens Ter Wee. THANK YOU.
We managed to welcome some people (we like to call them friends already) for the first time and one of them has brought for us a special present from Norway. Dagfinn Kvemmen, who is the Director of PT. Jankar Laut Sejehtera, a shipping agency, introduced to us the famous LINIE AQUAVIT. Thank You, Dagfinn.
For those who do not know the story of this vodka, please visit:
We have been so enthusiastic trying the SPIRIT of NORWAY that I forgot about the most important thing prepared for that night.
As you all probably remember from the invitation for that evening sent to you earlier, I brought from Poland a Polish National Soccer Team official jersey with the autograph of the captain Kuba Błaszczykowski.
Natalka, our Chairwoman, took over the leadership for that moment and fantastically motivated the bidders (there were four of them) to increase the selling price.
Starting from one million as the asking price, we could hear people bidding 2 mln, 300 USD, 3.5 mln, 4 mln and finally finishing at 4,750, 000 Rp.
Our happy winner and very generous donor was Brendan Pound, a member of the Polish Business Club since September last year, professionally an executive from the Tower Bersama Group.
The shirt is handed to Brandon by Marek, our Vice Chairman, who lost the final bidding to Brandon.
As you also might remember, I asked for Kuba’s autograph with the idea to use the proceeds from the sale of this shirt for charity.
Thus, the Polish Business Club in Jakarta will donate the money to the charity project “Hand by Hand Indonesia” my wife Beata is handling with her IB English B class at Jakarta International School.
One again Thank You, BRENDAN.
We did not want to waste a chance to have a photo with THE WINNER.
From the left to the right : myself, Brendan, Natalka, Marek
Although the number of guests was quite small (25) compared to the previous meetings (35 – 45) we had a lot of fun and everybody was very happy.
We welcomed our always special guest, the chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Jakob Friis Sorensen, who gave us a small speech.
Other officials from Jakarta’s Business were also present that evening, as you can see in the picture below:
From the left to the right: Mr. Jakob Friis Sorensen, Chairman of EuroCham, Mr. Romuald Morawski, Head of the Polish Trade & Investment Promotion Division Office in Jakarta, a Danish businessman, and finally Mrs. Sorensen
As the evening was coming to the end (the official ending time was scheduled for 10 P.M.) we warmly welcomed a few of our Danish colleagues with whom we enjoyed it even more, especially the buzz. The gathering took on a new life.
Thank You, DANES.
To summarize, it was another fantastic gathering with a lot of fun and with a great appreciaation for the ta and Polish Business Club at the end, shown by two more members signing up for the PBC, a Polish lady and a Swedish gentleman.
Thank You, BeaKenth, you receive membership numbers 59 & 60.