The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.) Boston Lodge was originally founded in April 7th, 1927, but then was dissolved. Due to a lack of record, there is no additional information as to when and how.
After an absence of more than 50 years, the C.A.C.A. Boston Lodge was re-charted on Saturday, December 13, 2014 by 50 concerned citizens, academic, business, community, professional, scientific and government leaders with the help of our current 2015 Boston Lodge (President) Esther and (National Representative) Wilson Lee and members of our C.A.C.A. National Lodge, including but not limited to our C.A.C.A. National President Edmond Gor and National Vice President Helen Ying.
To continue the Legacy of the original Boston Lodge, the current charter members agreed to keep the name Boston Lodge, but with a broader mission, with one to serve the Chinese American communities in all six New England States, consisting of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Our “Four Wave” Concept
As one of C.A.C.A. Boston Lodge’s mission is to reunite and reinforce communication between all generation of our Chinese immigrants in our New England states, one of our founding member came up with the concept that the new Boston Lodge banner incorporate the map outline of the six New England states with Boston as the base of the C.A.C.A. logo. It was also suggested that the new banner include four waves, representing the 3 waves of the past and current Chinese immigrants to the United States (1st Wave – 1820 to 1949, 2nd Wave – 1949 to 1980, 3rd Wave – 1980 to present) and a 4th wave representing future immigrants.
- To preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
- To work with individuals and organizations to protect the civil rights of all Americans.
- To honor and work with individuals and organizations that share our common goals and values.
- To promote Chinese arts, culture, dances, history, language, literature, martial arts, music and writing to the American public.
- To foster a clear and better understanding of Chinese American contributions and accomplishments in the United States and around the world.
- To educate and motivate our young people to be a proud and protective member of the Chinese American Community.
- To train and inspire our next generation of Chinese American leaders.
- To help Chinese Americans achieve the American Dreams through mentoring, networking, professional development, career forums, investment seminars and business opportunities.
- To respect Chinese and American values of good citizenship, civic duties and responsibilities.
- To cherish our seniors for paving the road for our success.
- To encourage harmony among our members through social gatherings, holiday celebrations and family activities.