Association profile

The San Diego Chinese Women’s Association was originally founded in 1981 as the San Diego Chinese Women’s Club, a non-profit organization.  At that time 10 women brainstormed the idea of putting together an organization to help what is now the San Diego Chinese Center.  Thirty women showed up for their first meeting, which was a tea at one of the original founder’s home.  Now known under its new name we are a tax-exempt corporation as of June 26, 1990.


Membership is open to any person interested in furthering the purposes of the organization.  Please contact the Membership Chair to learn more about becoming a member and/or joining one of our meetings or activities.

Present membership: 93 members

Meetings: Monthly, usually the first Saturday of each month from September – June; all meetings are conducted in English

Membership dues: $35.00/year (July 1-June 30); $17.50 for new members who join January 1-June 30

Benefits include: Educational programs, monthly newsletter, members’ handbook & roster

Officers, 2021-2022

Co-Presidents Karen Lim and Sylvia Hom
1st Vice President Kathy Lee
2nd Vice President Sarah Loo
3rd Vice President Terri Wemett  
Corresponding Secretary Anne Rosser
Recording Secretary Lin Golden
Treasurer Kathy Ma
Parliamentarian Judy Lim

Committee Chairpersons, 2021-2022

Chinese New Year Dinner Susie Quon and Menie Lee
Membership Judy Wong
Handbook Leona Quon
Historian Kathleen Dang
Hostess Gloria Wai
Publications Linda Won and Priscilla Yip
Philanthropies Jean Loo-Russo and Pauline Lam
Programs Lei Wai and Margaret Wing-Peterson
Scholarships Sherilyn Salahuddin and Stephen Sansom
Webmaster Renee Chin

SDCWA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation
Tax ID #33-0063395