This is the page of 50th birthday of Bernard: 15th May
[JĘZYK POLSKI: https://www.fruga.net/50lat ]
Here is the table of contents (just click onto the topic on the list and see its content):
On Friday, at 19:00, we’ll all connect online and make a toast. Technically, it will be easy: just clicking the link sent in advance. (We’ll use Zoom.)
There will probably be over a hundred guests: family, friends, colleagues, etc.
I wish you to feel good and spend several dozen minutes in a nice group. Therefore, we encourage you to appear at the party between 18:30 and 18:45. Then our receptionists will welcome each of you and invite you to a specific room. There will be room for English speaking guests, family, friends from AGB etc.
There is a good chance that each of you will meet in the room people you already know or having mutual friends.
There will be time for chats, memories and small talks in the room. I will walk between the lounges to personally greet everyone.
Around 18:55 we will all be moved from the rooms to the common space where we will all see and even hear each other. So singing “Happy Birthday” together will be most feasible. Therefore, please get a drink to make a toast.
After that, you will be able to continue enjoying yourself in the previously known room, or you might remain in the common space, or you’d ask moderators to invite you to a different room.
I know that not everyone is quick in new gadgets and technology. Therefore, from the nearest Tuesday to Thursday, I will have several 15-minute shifts every day at the place of our Friday party. Each of you will be able to enter the party space and check how it works on your smartphone or laptop.
I will send you the link to the venue and a list of test hours when you can go there on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before the event.
Here are the hours when you can test the link received by email or SMS:
Tuesday, May 12: 7: 30-8: 00, 12: 00-12: 30, 17: 30-18: 00
Wednesday, May 13: 7: 30-8: 00, 20: 00-20: 30
Thursday, May 14: 7: 30-8: 00, 12: 00-12: 30, 19: 00-19: 30
Friday, May 15: 7: 30-8: 00
You can use any smartphone, laptop or tablet with a camera and microphone connected to the internet. The meeting takes place in the Zoom application. If you are using it for the first time, you’d need to download the application on your mobile device.
Steps to follow:
- Click on the event link sent in the email / SMS (there you will find also Meeting ID and Password, which can be useful during further registration)
- A window should appear automatically asking you to download the application (in case that’s your first zoom session).
- If nothing appears, click: Download & Run Zoom and follow the onscreen instructions.
- In case you use a smartphone, the system will automatically redirect you to download the application.
- After installation, a window will appear asking you to enter your name: enter it to make it easier to us to invite you to the meeting room.
- In case a Meeting ID and Password window appears enter them (you’ll find them in email / SMS with the meeting link).
- Check if audio and video works well (microphone and camera icons in the lower left corner of the application).
I’ve been asked if there was something on my wish list that would give me great joy. Actually there were two such things. One was a tablet with electronic paper (reMarkable2) and the other was an electric treadmill for walking and running.
Therefore, a nice form of your gift for me might be your participation in the collection for the common gift; that gives you 100% chance of buying great and wanted gift 😊
You can pay via PayPal from your PayPal account or card internationally:
or PayPal in Polish Zloty (PLN):
or make a traditional transfer to banking account in any currency, as it’s to be converted to euro on arrival (with a note: for Bernard’s birthday present):
IBAN: PL 11 1050 1924 1000 0092 1016 6709
Kod BIC SWIFT: INGBPLPW
When sending out invitations I told you that would be an important day for me. Until recently, I did not know how it would look like and who might join me.
Thanks to technology, we will be able to enjoy the day together.
Please, reach out for Sara or Sven who are the masters of preparations. You’ve probably got their mail or messenger when they were sharing this site with. And you are always most welcome to write to me (Bernard) directly.