The former Solidarność leader and Nobel Laureate will make remarks on Mr. Andrzejewski’s campaign for Governor at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday, January 29, 2010
Elmhurst, IL – January 21, 2010. The former President of Poland, Mr. Lech Wałęsa, will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising luncheon for Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Andrzejewski (an-gee-EFF-ski) at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM Central. Mr. Wałęsa is expected to speak about post-Communist Poland as well as comment on Mr. Andrzejewski’s campaign for Governor of Illinois.
Between November 30, 2009 and December 3, 2009, Mr. Andrzejewski traveled to Poland for a four day mission trip to discover how the State of Illinois can improve its economic and cultural relationship with the Republic of Poland in order to promote job growth, economic vitality, and increased international trade between the two.
In addition to serving as the elected President of the Republic of Poland from 1990 to 1995, Mr. Wałęsa is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (1983) after being imprisoned by Communist authorities for his opposition to General Wojciech Jaruzelski, the leader of Poland’s military government.
All press organizations are invited. There are a limited number of press opportunities for individual interviews with Mr. Wałęsa prior to the luncheon.
A translator will be provided for English-speaking reporters. Please contact Brian McDaniel for scheduling.
Date: Friday, January 29, 2010
Time: 11:30 AM Central (Registration)
12:00 PM Central (Luncheon)
Location: Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604
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