Chairman’s Report: December 2013

Dear Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta:

At the beginning of my report, I would like to thank everybody who joined us at the Eastern Promise last Thursday night.

As usual, we had a very good atmosphere and 47 guests took full advantage of the networking night. The popularity of our clubs gathering brought us 17 newcomers that night, plus 12 regular guests and 18 members. We also welcomed two new members to our Club, Claude H. Vixmar and H. Clay Myers.



Some of the contacts to the companies who were present at our gathering:                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Since it was the last gathering of the year 2013, I presented to our guests a summary of some numbers and facts from over two years of activity of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta:

27                                      –              months the Polish Business Club exists,

97 (+ 2  brand new)      –              the number of members,

17                                      –              the nationalities in our Club,

13/500+++               –              number of gatherings and guests  attended,

over 2000           –              number of visits to our official website

Our additional achievements:

In August 2012, during our Fifth Gathering, we auctioned a jersey with the autograph of the captain of the Polish National soccer team Kuba Blaszczykowski



The gathered funds were spend to help to the project Hand by Hand Indonesia

which supports one of the local schools in Cilandak



We purchased wall maps, English-Indonesian Picture Dictionaries, some stationery and sports equipment



In October 2012 the Polish Business Club signed a one year sponsorship agreement with The ASIAN TIGERS MOBILITY to sponsor our Gatherings

(By the way, their contract has expired and we are looking for a new sponsor !!!!!! Any interested party, please contact me directly at 0816700053 )

In May 2013 together with the JIS students who are in charge of the Hand by Hand Indonesia Program, we managed to organize  the renovation of two bathrooms at that school they are taking care of.



which have been transformed into:


In September 2013 during our Eleventh Gathering, we auctioned some vintage soccer programs and a book about the best times of the Celtic Glasgow soccer team.



and we used the money to organize an 8-a-side  Soccer Tournament for the students of “our” school in late September.



Polish Business Club funded the medals for all of the participants and also an ice cream treat. One of our close friends, Mr. Wojciech Kur, director of the Adidas Indonesia, donated 16 pairs of Adidas Soccer shoes to the winners.  Once again – Thank You, Wojtek!



Also in September 2013 we signed a one-year agreement with Qatar Airways to be enable the Polish Business Club Members and their families to use corporate rates for trips to selected destinations to Europe.



This agreement  – as well as the free round-trip free donated to the Polish Community by the Jakarta office of  Qatar Airways  – gave me an idea to do more.

We organized more sponsors for the Christmas Polish Community Gathering at the Polish Embassy on the 7th of December, which was therefore very memorable for all present at this event. Once again I would like to thank all of the sponsors.



So far, these are all of our achievements during 27 months of activity and to sum it up I would like to mention one more thing: The Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Polish Embassy in Indonesia.

and our Club have established a perfect business relationship, which I hope will last a very long time for the benefits on both sides.

Now let’s get back to our recent gathering on December 12th, 2013.

We had a guest from the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, Mr Joko Haryanto, the Director of FB Sales & Event Management, who presented to the Members of the Polish Business Club and their clients special discounts up to 25% (for food and non-alcoholic beverages) valid until the end of 2014.

Thank you, JW Marriott.

As you might remember ( those who read my reports ;), for the last three gatherings, I have been trying to auction another jersey autographed by Kuba Blaszczykowski.



We managed it last Thursday, very successfully, with a combined amount of 8,500,000 Rp from our two friendly bidders:



This amount will be donated to the community of porters from KAWAH IJIN  ( please watch the video if you haven’t yet!!! ) This amount will be enough to sponsor one year of education for 14 children.

Overall, I think that with Natalia’s and Marek’s support, we have done a great job as the Polish Business Club this year. Knowing that our activities in Indonesia are also helpful to others, I am ready for a wonderful Christmas holiday. Thus, on this occasion, since this is my last report this year, I would like to

Wish You a Merry Christmas and Happy & Prosperous New Year 2014



Best regards,

Andrzej Jakubowski

Chairman | Polish Business Club in Jakarta

C: +62 816700053