The Associated Chinese University Women, Inc. (ACUW) was founded in February 1931. Elsie Ting Ching and Elizabeth Lam Leong organized a reunion with lien other college classmates: Wai Sue Chun Louie, Mary Kam Wong Ruth Kau, Dr. Ellen Leong, Ruth Liu Chong, Berthie Louis, Rose Louis, Jannie Luke Thom Eva Young Chun, and Dora Chung Zane.

At that time, they adopted a constitution to form the "Chinese University Women's Club'' and met once a month not only to socialize, but also to do community service. By the end of the year, membership increased to forty-three ladies from accredited colleges and universities.

Through the past eighty-nine years, the membership has included as many as four hundred women and comprised of diverse professions: teachers, doctors, lawyers, engineers, bankers, managers, interior decorators, computer specialists, occupational therapists, scientists, accountants, brokers, travel agents, and others. Many are leaders in the Chinese community in addition to their careers. Members have interests from gardening to painting and moon harp music. Many are retired and volunteer their time and talents for community service. There are many mother-daughter and even a few grandmother-granddaughter relationships within ACUW.

ACUW is recognized as an association of dynamic talented and intelligent women who strive to achieve its purposes: “To further the cultural, social and intellectual welfare of its members and the community and to promote and participate in worthwhile community projects which are non-profit and non-commercial.''

To apply for the ACUW membership, please click here to view, fill out and print the form. 
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Jun 10, 2020, 6:31 PM