Chinese Club of Western New York

Chinese Club of Western New York, a.k.a. CCWNY, originally formed as the Chinese Club of Buffalo in 1954 by the local Chinese American community. We became a charitable corporation under Section 402 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the New York State, and in 1988 were recognized by IRS as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our officers are all volunteers.

Today, we have more than four hundred active members and various community groups (such as Buffalo Chinese School, Western New York Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and Buffalo Chinese Health Professionals).

Through organizing community events and services, we preserve our culture and promote fellowship among members. We cultivate a social network of trust and participate in local events. As a member of the greater community, we promote cultural exchanges. We welcome new and old friends to join us to build a more cohesive community, enhance our image, and grow our influence.

Provide a centralized home for the local Chinese community in WNY

  • Celebrate our culture and heritage
  • Connect and communicate with our local community
  • Engage, empower and support for our members

Support the Chinese-American community as part of the overall community

  • Bridge the communication gaps via cultural introduction
  • Support the overall community as a group by demonstrating the values and contributions we bring to the community
  • Work toward increasing representation in local government policy making

Promote a mutual cultural exchange with the overall community

  • Identification of cultural differences, and imitating discussion for mutual understanding
  • Actively coordinate social events and activities, including and not limited to events open to the general public

Oversee the Buffalo Chinese School, which provides all levels of Chinese language classes to our members and their families


Most importantly having fun 😊

2021-2023 CCWNY Officers

President: Jun Wang-Tiedemann
Vice President: Libing Wu
The Finance: Xiaoli Yang (Director), Qin Zhou
The Secretary: Jing Wang (Director), Yanzi Li (Data Specialist)
The Project & Event Planning Office: Jason Lin (Director), Yifu Li, Shuhong Qi, Chengzhe Sun
The Communication & Advertising Office: Laura Kang (Director), Yuejia Wang
The Culture & Arts Office: Fei Song
The Senior Club Office: Jian Liu (Director)
The Hotline Office: Jinyan Yu
The Living & Health Office: Emily Wu (Director), Vivianne Qin
The Film Office: Yan Cheng (Director), Leon Chang
Senior Advisor: Yanhong Na

Board of Directors

Chair: Jian Feng
Vice Chair: Lixin Zhang
Secretary: Zhen Liu
Treasurer: James (Zhiyuan) Wang

Other directors: Yanhong Na, Jun Wang, Jasmine Chen, Cheng Liang, Jiannan Wu

Membership Benefits

Be eligible to register for the classes of the Buffalo Chinese School
Expand your social network in the Chinese American community. Join any of our sub-groups and their activities
Participate in various activities and events organized by the CCWNY, and enjoy membership discount at these events
Join our community correspondence list for all updates on our club activities
Join Facebook group and WeChat groups, and share information with the community
Enjoy discounts at local restaurants and retailers
Opportunities to volunteer for the community
and lots more…

(Note: some sub-groups have membership requirements)


Each year we are required by law to file an IRS 990 EZ form. The most recent 3 years’ forms are available at GuideStar in PDF format. Anyone can register and view these forms.

Certificate of Incorporation


Download the Certification