At its inception, the Chinese Benevolent Association of Stockton served as the administrative head for family clans and tong associations. It also operated the Chinese language school and maintained the Chinese Cemetery. The building on Lafayette Street was an important gathering spot for the Chinese residents of Stockton. Over the ensuing years, the Chinese community prospered and assimilated into the greater Stockton metropolis. Interest in the Association waned, and the Confucius Church building and the cemetery fell into disrepair. In May of 2009, a new, invigorated Board of Directors was formed. This new Board has undertaken the daunting task of rebuilding the organization and restoring CBA property.
The Chinese Benevolent Association’s official board consists of 14 members. The board meets every second Friday of the month from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Confucius Church, located at 212 East Lafayette Street in Stockton, California. Guests are invited and welcome to attend the monthly meeting.
Board of Directors
Valerie Lee Acoba
Bennie Mar Chun
Dr. Elizabeth Yip Lee Blanchard
Heather Quan Rule
Yanhong Wu, PhD
Wayne Mock – Office Manager