The Polish Heritage Society
PHS leadership honoured by Polish Culture Minister
The Gloria Artis medal has been awarded to Dr. Andrzej Meeson-Kielanowski and Dr. Marek Stella-Sawicki, Vice-Chairman and Chairman respectively of the Polish Heritage Society, on behalf of the Polish Minister of Culture, Mr. Bogdan Zdrojewski, in recognition of their work in promoting Polish culture in the UK.
The medals were presented by HE Barbara Tuge-Erecinska, Polish Ambassador to the UK, at a ceremony at the embassy in London on Friday 28th October 2011.
Dr Meeson-Kielanowski was unable to attend due to ill health, and his medal was collected by his wife Anita.
Ambassador Tuge-Erecinska also presented her with a special medal for the couple from the President of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski, to mark 50 years of marriage.
Gallery: Award ceremony
(from left) Consul Ireneusz Truszkowski, Anna Godlewska, Deputy Director Polish Cultural Institute and Dr Stella-Sawicki
Friends and family at the ceremony
Ambassador Tuge-Erecinska and Dr Stella-Sawicki
Anita Meeson-Kielanowska (left) and Ambassador Tuge-Erecinska