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: 95 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, 2020-2021

President Judy Lim
1st Vice President Kathy Lee
2nd Vice President Candace Hoff
3rd Vice President Tanya Chen  
Corresponding Secretary Anne Rosser
Recording Secretary Sarah Loo
Treasurer Jessica Wemett
Parliamentarian Sandy Lew

Committee Chairpersons, 2020-2021

Chinese New Year Dinner Susie Quon and Menie Lee
Membership Sylvia Hom
Handbook Leona Quon
Historian Kathleen Dang
Hostess Gloria Wai
Publications Linda Won and Kathy Ma
Philanthropies Evelyn Chan
Programs Karen Lim and Lei Wai
Scholarships Tanya Chen
Webmaster Renee Chin

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