21 Apr Report from the XV Gathering of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta
Hello Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.
For the fifteenth time already we managed to organize our Club’s gathering, since it started its activity in August 2011.
The number of our signed-in members is growing also, and by last Thursday we have welcomed a total of 109 members.
Those who could make it that night ( unfortunately none of our sponsors/supporters was present ) had a lot of fun not only because of the new venue – Molly Malone’s Irish Pub in Arcadia Senayan http://www.mollysjakarta.com/ , but also because of the atmosphere we managed to create.
Almost 60 guests and members gathered, representing the businesses below:
With great assistance from the staff of Molly Malone’s and Manager Trevor Hough, all had a lot of fun, I presume, and took full advantage of the opportunity to build up their networking contacts.
Not only is the number of our members growing, but also the number of the countries they come from.
They represent 18 different nationalities.
Because of that, I introduced to them a small part of our rich culture (especially the one which involves the female part of Polish nation) by showing to them the recently very famous Polish video clip ” My Slowianie “, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syMhJMmGEIc , which you can translate to ” We, the Slavs. ”
There was no English version available last Thursday, but I think that there was not even one moment of misunderstanding, and almost everybody was very focused on watching, as you could see in the picture below:
Their attention to the TV screen was much better than listening to any of the speakers at any of the gatherings I have attended before.
You see…. the Polish culture is very, very interesting. ;)))
The second “attention grabber” that night was an auction of the autographed jersey of the of the captain of the Polish National Soccer Team, Kuba Blaszczykowski, who is also the captain of the second best team from Germany’s Bundesliga – Borussia Dortmund.
As you all know already, the money from the auction will be going to support the six children from the RED NOSE FOUNDATION
http://www.rednosefoundation.org/ to travel this summer for two weeks to Poland to take part in the Brave Kids Festival
We managed to help them with a 5,000,000 Rp donation – the winner of this “one man race” was Lennart Stockman, our Norwegian member, who is the Genaral Manager of Wilhelmsen Ships Service www.wilhelmsen.com/shipsservice
On behalf of the RED NOSE FOUNDATION, I would like to THANK YOU, Lennart.
After the auction we continued enjoying conversations and meeting new people, and if I am not mistaken more than 15 joined us for the first time that night. There were so many things to say or to listen to what others where saying, that some of us stayed nearly until 1 A.M.
Another great gathering as you can see in the pictures below:
More pictures from the event will be posted on our website www.polclub.biz. Those of you with Facebook accounts can also see more photos posted on the official Molly Mallone’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mollysjakarta, search for the post from the 3rd or 4th of April.
Andrzej / Andy
Special thanks to Mrs. Elzbieta Morawska for taking the photos.