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)

Accountability

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

西纽约中华联谊会的前身是1954年由华裔社区发起成立的水牛城中华联谊会,之后根据纽约州《非盈利组织法》第402条注册为公益组织,并在1988年获得IRS认可为501(c)(3)非盈利组织。联谊会完全由志愿者管理,目前有四百多名会员和多个社团组织(包括中文学校,华人商会,华人医疗卫生职业者协会等)。通过组织社区活动和服务,我们传承中华文化,鼓励会员的互助和友谊,培养基于信任的人际网络,参与本地社区活动,促进文化交流。衷心欢迎新老朋友加入我们,集社区力量,展华人形象,扩社会影响。

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