The President Lech Kaczynski Civic Academic Club (AKO) in Poznań has since 2011 awarded its medals to outstanding Poles in recognition of their contribution to national community in politics, culture, arts, religion, science and other fields. The medal bears the name of King Przemysław II, who renewed the Polish monarchy in the XIII century.
Among the recipients of the medal, which is awarded annually, are two former Prime Ministers, the late Jan Olszewski, and Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of the ruling Law and Justice party.
This year’s medal has been awarded to the Rev. Stanisław Małkowski from Warsaw, a former chaplain of the “Solidarność” Trade Union, who has a long and honourable record of opposing the communist regime and supporting religion and patriotic activity.
The medal awarding ceremony will take place in Poznań on Saturday, 23 February. On 4 p.m. a mass will be said at the Franciscan church at Wzgórze Przemysła (near the Market Square). Immediately afterwards, at 5 p.m. the awarding ceremony will be held at the Działyński Palace in the Market Square.