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Founded in 1895 in San Francisco, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance has over 100 years of history of continuous existence serving in a dual role as a social club and as a national non-partisan activist for Chinese American empowerment and community service.

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The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.), founded in 1895 and headquartered in San Francisco, chartered its newest chapter in Seattle, Washington on Saturday, March 26, 2011.
National officers including Grand President, Carolyn Chan from Albuquerque, NM, Grand Vice President of Membership, John Wong from San Gabriel, CA, and immediate Past Grand President, Munson Kwok from Los Angeles, CA  joined the newly elected Seattle President Ming Ming Tung-Edelman and charter members for this historical occasion.

With likely the largest percentage gains in the 2010 Census, the Asian Pacific Islander demographic comprises almost 14% of Seattle’s thriving city. Seattle is the birthplace of America’s first Asian-owned manufacturing business, The Wa Chong Company, and also home to the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian American Experience, the first of its kind dedicated to Asian American exhibits. It’s little wonder that Grand President Chan remarked, “The city of Seattle has such a rich and deep history of the contributions of Chinese and Chinese Americans that our Alliance needs to help capture, record and further promulgate that vibrant civic and social message in the fabric of Seattle’s great population. It is an honor for the Chinese American Citizens Alliance to have the Seattle Lodge join with all other organizations in enriching this city.”

National Grand Officers chartered the new Lodge, installing the newest Seattle officers led by Ming Ming Tung-Edelman, President, Mark Eng, Vice-President, Tracey Yee, Secretary, May Chan, Treasurer/Collector, Craig Lee, Sentinel and Phyllis Lee, Grand Representative, and inducting the new charter members.


Seattle C.A.C.A 2012 Rice Drive - January 29th, 2012

To Ring in the Year of the Dragon, Seattle C.A.C.A is coordinating a rice drive on January 29th, 2012.  We hope to raise enough money to purchase at least 500 pounds of rice - 1000 pounds is our goal!  C.A.C.A. member families and friends come together to pack the rice and distribute it to elders in need. It is a terrific event for the elderly, and also for the children and families that come together to join in on the effort.

Below is event info:

1. What: Seattle C.A.C.A Rice Drive

2. When: 1-3pm on Sunday January 29th, 2012

3. Where: Chinese Information & Service Center

   611 S Lane St

   Seattle, WA 98104

4. RSVP for coming to the rice drive by 1/27 (Friday) - email

  1. 5.Join us for a Bubble Tea Treat at Oasis Zone 519 6th Ave S sponsored by C.A.C.A right after the rice drive.

If you would like to donate to the 2012 Rice Drive - please click the button below. A $20 donation can purchase about 20 pounds of rice, enough to feed four people.  A $100 donation will buy 100 pounds of rice!

C.A.C.A. Charters New Seattle Lodge!

Seattle Lodge Participates in
National C.A.C.A. Youth Essay Contest 2012

The Grand Lodge of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance sponsors this essay contest to provide a forum for expression by the youth who will be the future leaders of the United States.

Contest Date and Location:

Saturday, March 3, 2012, commencing at 10:00 a.m. and concluding at 12:00 p.m.

Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC), 611 South Lane Street, Seattle


Open to any student enrolled in senior high school (grades 9-12).  No entry fee required.


Participants in the Contest are to compose an essay in English not to exceed 500 words, at their Chinese American Citizens Alliance Lodge or a location designated by the Lodge on a subject regarding the Chinese in the United States.  The exact essay topic will be announced at the time of the contest.


An impartial board of judges will be selected by the sponsor to judge the winners.  Each essay will be judged on the basis of originality, clarity of thought and expression.  The decision of the judges on all matters submitted and their interpretation of the rules will be final, conclusive and binding on all contestants.

Scholarship Awards:

National Prizes                                    Local Prizes

First Prize:       $1,000                     First Prize:$150

Second Prize:      $700                        Second Prize:$100

Third Prize:       $500                        Third Prize:$50

10 Merit Awards:  $100

Download Entry Form and Instructions Here
Must be Postmarked by February 28, 2012