The China Association was formed in 1889 after a proposal was put forward at an inaugural dinner at the Thatched House Club in London. On 11 April 1889 the China Association was formally constituted and Sir Alfred Dent was appointed as its first chairman. Its first Annual Dinner took place in March 1890, attracting 111 members in the first year. The Association was initially funded by membership subscriptions, entrance fees and donations.
The association is a community-based, nonprofit organization with a mission of empowering Chinese Americans in Iowa by building their community and promoting their interests. They have a long history of supporting business and community development within the Chinese community and strive to preserve and promote cultural diversity in their local communities. To learn more, visit the Chinese Association of Iowa website. If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Chinese American Association of Iowa, visit their website today.