Meeting of members of Prestige Club in the Castle in Grodziec Śląski
The owner of the Castle, Michał Bożek, welcomed guests with the old Polish custom – he shared bread and salt. The castle is undergoing renovation works, so the meeting took place in its ground-floor part.
During the meeting, new Club members presented their professional achievements and plans related to club activities like cooperation with the PRESTIŻ Magazyn who is who as the authors of essays and articles. The latest issue of the magazine was also handed to them.
Urszula Ciołeszyńska, the founder of the “Embassy for Women Entrepreneurship”, presented her new book entitled “Nigdy się nie poddawaj!” (Never give up !) , dedicated to outstanding entrepreneurial women, among whom were also members of PRESTIGE CLUB.
A great surprise was prepared by the Club member, Beata Drzazga, coming to the Castle with a group of artists – soloists from South America whose repertoire originating from several countries of this continent and European hits caused a sensation among the Club members, especially since it was the name day of the host at the Michał Bożek Castle, to whom the artists dedicated some songs. Applause was endless, so the scheduled short concert turned into a spectacle which was an unforgettable experience. The old noble nest – the Castle in Grodziec – was the arena of many events in its centuries-old history, but artists from America were certainly a novelty.
After the concert, inside two knight halls and in accordance with a permanent castle custom, we were spoiled with delicious dishes from the castle kitchen.
Having finished the ceremony, some guests with the prince Krzysztof Radziwiłł at the helm took advantage of the invitation of Jan Kukuczka and spent the evening at the KUKUCZKA Gallery, where the “Beskidy Integration of Art” took place.
Meeting of Prestige Club members at the Kukuczka Gallery
We started the summer, two-day (June 16 – 17, 2018) meeting of the Club members in the Beskidy Mountains, in the Kukuczka Gallery, at the junction of three borders of neighbouring countries: Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The owner of the Gallery, a patron of culture and art, Jan Kukuczka, greeted the guests and presented the agenda of the meeting.
Krzysztof Radziwiłł, who was present at the meeting, gave the host his ancestral prince’s medal in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of patronage and promotion of culture and art at the national and international level.
After the official part, Jan Kukuczka guided the guests around the Gallery, presenting works of exhibited artists and gave a lecture about the role and importance of art in the life of modern man.
After the presentation, we listened to a concert by an artist from Ukraine, Krystyna Dutczak, and a highlander band.
After the refreshments in the Gallery, we moved to the nearby “Szarotka” Holiday House, where we discussed during a tasty dinner the plans related to the development of the club activities.
After breakfast, on the second day of the meeting, some of the Club members were exploring the Beskidy Mountains in the company of an excellent guide, who turned out to be Jan Kukuczka – the highlander of flesh and blood, whose mischievous humour and parables articulated in a Highlander dialect gave the trip an unforgettable atmosphere. A common dinner and exchange of opinions about the meeting contributed to nice impressions from the ceremony.
Club meeting in Cracow - in the "Zbrojownia" Restaurant
In April 2018, in Krakow, in the Zbrojownia Restaurant in Rakowicka Street, a club meeting of members of the Prestige Club took place – readers of the PRESTIŻ Magazine whoiswho.
Members appeared an hour before the start of the meeting, so there was an opportunity to socialize with invited guests: generals – Mieczysław Bieniek, Edward Gruszka and Jerzy Gut, an actor- Paweł Deląg, a Polish actress from Canada – Mrs Głąbczyńska-Komorowska and a professor of medical science -Janusz Skalski.
The agenda of the meeting covered many interesting statements, including that of Mr Bogdan Węgrzynek in the context of the implementation of the “Tri-Seas Initiative” in connection with the development of Poland 3.0. economic programme.
Ms Urszula Ciołeszyńska, representing the Women Entrepreneurship Embassy, invited members of the Club to the May Congress of the World Polonia to Toruń, and a member of Prestige Club, collector Jan Kukuczka, encouraged the Club Members to visit the “Kukuczka Gallery”.
The meeting at which a glass of wine was served, was also an opportunity to exchange views and deepen club integration.
Christmas Eve supper of Prestige Club members and editorial staff of Magazine Prestiż who is who
On December 10, 2017, at the PRESTIGE CLUB headquarters in the Paszkówka Palace Hotel, a symbolic closing ceremony encapsulating PRESTIGE CLUB’s yearlong activity took place, which fell into the pattern of traditional Polish Christmas Eve. Invited guests took part in this event as well.
Women entrepreneurship gala
On November 17, 2017, PRESTIGE CLUB members took part in the Gala organized by the International Network of Women Entrepreneurship Ambassadors and Premier International Business Club which was held at the Sofitel Victoria Hotel in Warsaw. The meeting was attended by co-authors of the book ‘Business Inspirations of Polish Women in the World’ („Biznesowe inspiracje Polek na świecie”), that is to say the successful Polish women in the field of business in different countries, and representatives of business, media, science, politics and diplomacy who are interested in the development of entrepreneurship in Poland.