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 email the Membership Chair if you have questions and/or are interested in becoming a member.

Present membership: 97 members

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

Membership dues: $25.00/year (July 1-June 30) ; $12.50 for new members who join January 1-June 30

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

Officers, 2018-2019

Co-Presidents Margaret Wing-Peterson and Priscilla Yip
1st Vice President Kathy Lee
2nd Vice President Judy Lim
3rd Vice President Tanya Chen
Corresponding Secretary Cindy Cheu
Recording Secretary Sandy Lew
Treasurer Jessica Wemett
Parliamentarian Lei Wai

Committee Chairpersons, 2018-2019

Chinese New Year Dinner Susie Quon/Menie Lee/Karen Lim
Emma Hom (consultant)
Membership Candace Hoff
Handbook Leona Quon
Historian Renee Chin
Hostess Gloria Wai
Publications Linda Won and Kathy Ma
Philanthropies Emma Hom and Nicole Li
Programs Nancy Liu and Lei Wai
Scholarships Meijean Chan and Donna Lee
Webmaster Renee Chin

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