CACA Boston Lodge inaugurates new officers

The Chinese American Citizens Alliance officer inauguration took place Jan. 20 at Tufts University. (Image courtesy of Valerie Li.)

The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) officer inauguration took place on Jan. 20 at Tufts University’s Jaharis auditorium in Boston.

Newly elected Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn presided over the installation of CACA Boston Lodge’s new officers for the year of 2018.

President Rose Hom and vice president Wilson Lee swore oaths to faithfully carry out their duties as leaders of the organization. Other elected officers included secretary Irene Ruan, assistant secretary Mimi Chiu, treasurer David Murphy, financial secretary Ai Cheng, compliance officers Ken Chia and David Lee, marshal Hung Goon, collector David Li, sentinel Joe Wong and grand representative Esther Lee.

CACA Boston also inducted new members, presented them with certificates and pins.

Founded in 1895, the alliance was originally established to counter the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. Headquartered in San Francisco, there are 20 chapters across the nation, including Boston, Los Angeles and Atlanta. Its mission is to empower Chinese Americans through defending civil rights and supporting community services.

“We will have our national convention next year here in Boston. I’m really excited to be part of this meaningful event,” said Wilson Lee.

Hom also mentioned the youth leadership program run by the organization.

“There is often a lack of representation of Asian Americans in politics,” said Hom. “Through this program, we are hoping to encourage more Chinese American youths to participate in leadership roles.”

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