26 Jun Report from the XVI Gathering of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta
Dear Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta
Last week’s gathering provided those who attended it a lot of fun and also showed the involvement of our members and friends in charity. Perfect hospitality extended to us by the staff of Molly Malone’s Irish Pub in Arcadia Senayan http://www.mollysjakarta.com/ for the second time in a row gave us a feeling of “quality time.” THANK YOU!
Forty guests attended our gathering and 25 of them were our members.
We welcomed 10 guests for the first time and I think the attendance was quite successful considering the heavy traffic in Central Jakarta and the Swedish National Day, which “stole” quite a few of our “regular” guests.
As I mentioned at the beginning, we handed over a 5,000,000 Rp cheque to Dan Roberts, the Founder and the Managing Director of the Red Nose Foundation, www.rednosefoundation.org , with the purpose to sponsor 6 kids to travel to Poland for the Brave Kids Festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4f7hpW1kfM
Dan introduced to us briefly the activity of the foundation run by him, and also mentioned shyly that they were a little bit short with funds required for the trip.
Our spontaneous action and generosity of our guests helped the Red Nose Foundation with additional 2,880,000 Rp plus 2,000,000 Rp donated to the project by Killian Murphy, the General Manager of Murphy’s Irish Pub in Kemang http://www.murphysjakarta.com/ . What a marvellous benefactor! Thank you!
As you may have already noticed, the Polish Business Club in Jakarta has so far sponsored three different foundations using auctions of the sport/soccer/football memorabilia.
Using not only my personal contacts, but also those of our Clubs members, I procured and was able to present to our guests during last Thursday’s gathering another autographed soccer jersey to be auctioned in the future.
With the help of Rob Davis, our member number 70, I would like to present to you one of only 30 pieces available, a Manchester United jersey autographed by former players of this most famous soccer club.
I am planning to introduce this jersey for auction during our next gathering, which will probably take place in the first week of September, and I hope that we will be able to bid a price much higher that the three auctioned thus far.
Writing this report from Poland on my holiday, I would like to wish all of you all the best.
More pictures from the gathering are below.
Andrzej / Andy