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: 108 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, 2022-2023

President Sylvia Hom
1st Vice President Candace Hoff
2nd Vice President Leona Quon
3rd Vice President Lisa Di Liberti  
Corresponding Secretary Anne Rosser
Recording Secretary Meijean Chan
Treasurer Kathy Ma
Parliamentarian Judy Lim and Sandy Lew

Committee Chairpersons, 2022-2023

Afternoon Tea Renee Chin, Emma Hom, Terri Wemett, and Judy Wong
Chinese New Year Dinner Susie Quon and Menie Lee
Facebook Susie Quon
Google Manager Kathy Lee
Handbook Jenny Wong
Historian Kathleen Dang
Hostess Gloria Wai and Donna Lee
Membership Lin Golden
Philanthropies Pauline Lam
Programs Yen Tu and Zhu Shen
Publications Linda Won and Priscilla Yip
Scholarships Sherilyn Salahuddin and Stephen Sansom
Webmaster Renee Chin

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