The Chinese Women’s New Life Movement Club was originally founded in 1939 as “New Life Club, Los Angeles Chapter - Women’s Committee” by Madame Chan (Sau Hong) under the direction of Madame Chiang (Mei Ling) in an eﬀort to complement the Los Angeles Chinese Women’s NewLife Movement Society by Madame Chiang.
Madame Chan dedicated a lifetime of service to the Club and was instrumental in some of the Club’s past activities including raising funds for the Republic of China during the war and engaging female volunteers to manufacture military uniforms and first aid supplies for the soldiers.
The Chinese Women’s New Life Movement Club is guided by the principles of the Los Angeles Chinese Benevolent Association, and is recognized as the sole organization comprised of all female members among the Association’s subsidiaries. Its principles are to promote freedom and democracy, support the Republic of China, embrace our country, families, nation, and promote harmony and collaboration among diﬀerent Chinese organizations.
The Club provides services to the community in many ways, such as helping Chinese immigrants to apply for medical benefits, translating English/Chinese documents, resolving domestic disputes for female immigrants, etc.
It also strives to implement meaningful activities to improve the well-being of the elderly and encourages youths to learn Chinese culture. Furthermore, the Club supports qualifed candidates of Chinese descent to run for public office.
The Club meets once a month and holds a birthday celebration for members every quarter.
In addition to participating in activities of the Los Angeles Benevolent Association and other charitable organizations, the Club hosts events for the Women’s Festival on March 8, Chinese New Year, Moon Festival, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and schedules visits to convalescent homes
and centers for seniors.