Links to Asian Community Organizations

CACA - Chinese American Citizens Alliance


CACA-CAS Sponsors:

Six Annual High School Scholarships up to $1500 each, to college, university, or post secondary trade school, for children of members of CACA and/or CAS who are of at least 25% Chinese ancestry. 


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CACA Sponsors:

CACA provides an Annual Anniversary Fall Luncheon, and the Installation of Board and Officers luncheon is usually in January. 

 CACA provides Bus Loading and Shuttle Drivers for the AT&T Pro Am in  February.  The Chinese Community provides Shuttle Drivers  (and Sack Lunches for Golf Course Volunteers if they win the Bid) for the First Tee Open-PURE Insurance Championship Golf Tournament in  

            September in Pebble Beach.                                                                                      CACA co-sponsors with CAS to provide a Christmas December Holiday Dinner for members at the  Confucius Church in Salinas Chinatown. 


Herb Wong, President

Contact: Collector: Leonard Han

Dues are $40 Year. (831)-224-7071

Ikebana International Monterey Bay Chapter 231


The Monterey Bay Chapter is a non-profit educational and public service organization dedicated to the study and teaching of ikebana (Japanese style flower arranging).  Community projects include elementary school workshops, arrangements at Westland House, and community demonstrations.

Arrangement: Atsuko Veio

Photo: Kozue Knowles

MBCA - Monterey Bay Chinese Association


(AASMB is a Lifetime Member)

A California non-profit organization for mutual help and support in the Chinese community.  MBCA hosts the annual Chinese Cultural Festival and the MBCA Chinese School on Saturdays. 

President Richard Zhang

Chinese Association of Salinas (CAS)



CAS - Chinese Association of Salinas  

P. O. Box 1288, Salinas, CA 93902

Albert Tam, President 2020

Events - RSVP Vice-President CAS

Linda Low 831-424-9290

Physical Location: 

1 California Street, Salinas, CA

 in "Chung Wah",  the former Salinas Confucius Church.

CAS provides the Annual Chinese Community Picnic at Toro Park for members and guests. CAS co-sponsors the Christmas December Holiday Dinner for members at the Confucius Church in Salinas Chinatown. 

CAS was established in 1936 

and there are no Dues.

CAS Sponsors the Wenson Louie College Scholarship Application: 

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2020 CAS Senior Dinners Thursdays

 at  6 PM ($8 Members/ 

$12 Nonmembers):


2-29 Chinese New Year Dinner

3-26, 4-23, 5-28, 6-25, 7-23, 8-27, 9-24,  10-22

CAS/CACA Christmas Dinner Party

6 PM Free


 Chinese Mandarin Language Schoo

Levels 1, 4, 7  for children.


The Chinese Seniors Club, which provides monthly dinners (January - October, usually on the 3rd Thursday) at the Salinas Confucius Church in Chinatown. They also offer an Annual Community Picnic at Toro Park,  Tai Chi Shadow Dancing Classes, and a joint weekend December Holiday Dinner with CACA. 

Herb Wong, Vice President


Chinese Women’s Auxiliary 华人妇女会  – Candice Chin , 陈月仙

The Chinese Women’s Auxiliary is an organization which supports the Chinese community and its events. Past Auxiliary activities, among others, have included tours of Taylor Farms salad plant, Lulu’s chocolate candy factory, supporting the Asian Festival and assisting in the making of the sandwich meal for the First Tee Golf Tournament as a fundraiser for CACA. Members have demonstrated craft skills such as making greeting cards, Chinese lanterns, creating succulent terrariums. Making baby hats and heart pillows is an ongoing project for our local hospitals.  Monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, January through October at 1:30 pm at Chung Wah, 1 California St. Annual membership is a mere $10.  We welcome new members to join us at any time.

Ping-Pong Club

Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday 7 PM

and 1-3 PM (ending time varies)

Excluding Senior Dinner Nights


1-3 PM Thursday (ending time varies)

excluding Senior Dinner Nights

Seaside & Salinas Buddhist Temples


Home of the Obon Festivals in July, featuring demonstrations of Taiko drums, Ikebana and Bonsai, Introduction to the Temple, Kendo, Dance, Tea Ceremony, martial arts, and Japanese food.

  Monterey Peninsula in Seaside

  Salinas Chinatown

Photo: By Magicnikon on

Filipino Community Clubs


Social and fundraising non-profit organization. 629 Pearl Street  Monterey, CA 93940

Filipino American National Historical Society (Salinas)

Filipino American Community Club of Monterey Peninsula (Marina)


Arts Council for Monterey County


Our Sponsor

The mission of the Arts Council for Monterey County is to improve the quality of life for everyone in our region through the arts.

Thanks to our supporters and partners, we help bring high quality arts programs to more and more residents — including those who have historically had little access. Over the years, we have strengthened the capacity of all arts organizations and cultural groups to more effectively serve our families and we have influenced a broad range of leaders to incorporate the arts to achieve their goals.

Korean American Community Organization of Monterey County (KOAMCO)



Home of the Korean Language School, Senior Association,  Monterey Korean School (MKS) on Saturdays, and home of the Monsori Samulnori Percussion Band.

1201 Echo Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955

Contact: President Mun Yi (831) 809-3779. 

Contact: MKS School Principal and Monsori Leader: Dukhyun Cho 

(831) 233-1008 

Photo: Kate Hwang Fan Dance

Monterey Peninsula JACL - Japanese American Citizens League of Monterey Peninsula


JACL Hall and Heritage Center

424 Adams Street
Monterey, CA 93940

A member of the national organization, whose mission is to secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and prejudice. Provides educational, cultural, family and youth activities.


Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team


The Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team is a nonprofit group dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in sharing the art of Lion Dance and Chinese culture, promoting Arts and Education, Multiculturalism and diversity through Community School Programs and Community Events throughout the Monterey Bay Central Coast Area and beyond. 

Contact: Cryn Corpuz

(831) 402-6380

Language Capital of the World Festival


The Annual Cultural Festival is free, and held at Custom House Plaza, near Fisherman's Wharf. It features exciting international music and dance performances, language mini-lessons, ethnic crafts, unique cultural activities, and delicious international food at this fun family-friendly event.

Society for Asian Art (part of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco)


 Lectures, study groups, and organized trips with outstanding scholars to the U.S. and abroad, offering high-quality educational and cultural programs to its members and the general public. The SAA provides Docent Lecturers to AASMB on Asian History & Culture . 

US-China Peoples Friendship Association - South Bay Chapter



The US-China Peoples Friendship Association (USCPFA) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) educational organization. Our goal is to develop and strengthen friendship and understanding between the peoples of the United States and China.

Membership in the South Bay Chapter includes a subscription to the quarterly    US-China Review.

The Main Chapter of USCPFA was founded as a national organization in 1974, working on people-to-people diplomacy between Americans and Chinese. Nearly 35 chapters in four regions spanning the U.S. comprise the organization. National policies are established by the membership, which meets biennially at a national convention. A national board of directors implements national policy and meets twice each year.

USCPFA is financed by membership dues, individual donations, local fundraising activities, and tours to China.

South Bay Chapter:

Main Chapter: 

National President Diana Greer:

Western Region President Frances Goo:

Korean Culture Center


1201 Echo Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955

President: Young Suk Kim

ILCF - International Language and Culture Foundation


P. O. Box 701, Monterey, CA 93942

The International Language and Culture Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to furthering the study of languages and cultures, worldwide. We are members of the Joint National Committee for Languages, the National Council for Languages and International Studies, and the Monterey Language Capital Advocates.

We believe that our knowledge of languages and cultures is an important factor that can serve to bring us together rather than keeping us distant from one another or promoting confusion and distrust.

ILCF offers an Annual Meeting, Cooking Demonstrations, and participates in the Language Capital of the World Festival. (LCOW). 

Asian Cultural Experience (ACE)



Asian Cultural Experience (ACE), Salinas, CA is a non-profit community-based organization whose goal is to preserve the history and culture of Salinas Chinatown, involving diverse ethnic groups that began in Chinatown. ACE is working to document and showcase the oral, visual and artifact history of the Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino residents of the Chinatown neighborhood for the future Asian Cultural Center and Museum on Soledad Street.

Some of what ACE does:

  • Restoration of Republic Cafe as the Asian Cultural Center and Museum
  • Oral histories of Chinatown Residents
  • Collects, displays and archives photos, artifacts, and history of the Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos in Chinatown.
  • Virtual Walking Tour of Chinatown
  • Pop-up Exhibits
  • Festivals celebrating our diverse Chinatown cultures

Please support the goals of ACE by becoming a Member, and fill out the form on our website.
Regular annual membership is $25 per person. ACE is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our Fed. Tax ID: 30-076426002.

  Our next big event will be the Asian Festival, always held on the last Saturday of April, with different events split between the Japanese Buddhist Temple, Chinese Confucius Church, Filipino Community Hall, and ACE (this year at Moon Gate Plaza).   

ACE Website for events, membership form and local history: 

The ACE Walking Tour website contains oral histories, video, and other information from Salinas Chinatown.   ACE Walking Tour website:


 Jean Vengua, Co-chair

Asian Cultural Experience (ACE)


Cathy Chavez-Miller, Co-chair