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: 86 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, 2017-2018

Co-Presidents Lei Wai and Margaret Wing-Peterson
1st Vice President Kathy Lee
2nd Vice President Judy Lim
3rd Vice President Evelyn Chan
Corresponding Secretary Cindy Cheu
Recording Secretary Sandy Lew
Treasurer Meijean Chan
Parliamentarian Kathy Ma

Committee Chairpersons, 2017-2018

Chinese New Year Dinner Susie Quon/Menie Lee/Karen Lim
Emma Hom (consultant)
Membership Candace Hoff
Handbook Jessica Wemett
Historian Cindy Sansom
Hostess Gloria Wai
Publications Linda Won/Priscilla Yip
Philanthropies Sherilyn Salahuddin/Doris Trainor
Programs Donna Lee
Scholarships Karen Lim/Doris Dungca
Webmaster Renee Chin

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