The Rotary Club of Wellesley is excited to announce that Anna Maria Anders, a Senator and a Minister in the Republic of Poland, will speak at the club’s October 26 meeting at 6pm at the Wellesley Country Club.
Anders is also Secretary of State in the government of Poland’s Prime Minister, Beata Szydlo, where she is the Plenipotentiary for International Dialogue. In March 2016 she was elected to Poland’s Senate in a by-election and represents District 59: Lomża, Augustów and Suwałki. Senator Anders is the daughter of the legendary World War II Commander of the Polish Forces at the Battle of Monte Cassino, General Wladyslaw Anders, and his wife the well-known singer and actress Irena Renata Anders, also known as Renata Bogdanska.
Anders was born in London and graduated from Bristol University with an Honors Degree in Modern Languages. She also has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Boston University. In 1986 Anders married United States Army Colonel Robert Alexander Costa with whom she has a son, Robert Wladyslaw Costa, who is an officer in the US Army.
In her present position Senator Anders often represents Poland abroad. Living in the United Kingdom as well as in several European countries, and the US for 20 years, has helped her forge many international contacts, including close associations with Polish nationals living all over the world. She has a close working relationship with the Polish American Congress in the United States and with numerous Polish institutions and schools all over the world and is a supporter of the Military and Veterans Affairs.
The Rotary Club of Wellesley is one of Wellesley’s oldest community service groups and conducts local programs to benefit the Town of Wellesley. The public is always invited to any Rotary program. Space is limited and all attendees must make a reservation on our web site’s calendar or call 781-591- 0759 to speak with one of our board members.