The Ventura County
Chinese-American Association (VCCAA) was organized in 1970 and
chartered as a
non-profit organization in 1976.
The Associationís objectives
are to preserve the Chinese cultural heritage, language and customs. It promotes participation
business and government as Chinese Americans, so as to foster
citizenship, improve general well-being and cultivate an appreciation
The Board meets at 7:30
pm on the third
Monday of every month
at the Camarillo Inn,
located at 165 Daily Drive in Camarillo. Thanks to Mr. &
Mrs. Paul Lu for generously donating the use
of their facility! All
welcome to attend. Please
contact any board member for further information.
The Ventura County
Chinese-American Historical Society was founded in December 2000 under
auspices of the VCCAA. Currently,
Historical Society comprises thirty-five members.
The current Chair of the Historical Society is George Yu,
The mission of the
Historical Society is to perform original research, preserve, publish
the history and experiences of Chinese Americans in Ventura County. The Historical Society
also coordinates with
city, county and state government offices and officials in matters
the preservation, communication and recognition of the Chinese American
addition, the Historical
Society serves as the focal point for the distribution of related
materials, presentation of historical symposia and the arrangement of
speakers on topics relating to the history of Chinese Americans in
Current and recent projects by the
Historical Society include a documentary of the
Chinese in Ventura County, a memorial for the China Alley in Ventura,
conjunction with the City of Ventura and the development of education
for the public schools on the history of Chinese Americans in Ventura
For more visit their web site: http://www.vccahs.org.
Classical and Folk
These young Chinese
classical dancers, under the direction of Yu-Ling Lu, have won many
throughout Southern California. Classes
are held on Fridays, from 4-6:45 pm.
further information, please contact Yu-Ling Lu at (805)
Adult Dance Troupe
The troupe, under the
direction of Yu-Ling Lu, is composed of active, hard-working and
adults. Classes are
held on Wednesdays,
from 7-9 pm at 2031 Spyglass Trail West, Oxnard.
For further information, please contact Yu-Ling
Lu at (805)
To pass the torch of Chinese tradition, youth are invited to get involved in the VCCAA. The VCCAA Youth Group consists of the children of VCCAA members, ages 12 to 18. Involvement in various exciting activities such as swimming parties and bowling, as well as VCCAA activities (Mid-Autumn Festival, Halloween Party, Christmas Party, Cultural Night & Chinese New Year Celebration, Memorial Day Picnic) and the Chinese School Yard Sale.
If you want to help out or have any ideas, suggestions, questions or comments, please contact President Sarah Yim at (805) 639-0455.
The Chinese Language School
of Ventura County was established in 1978.
Presently, the school offers four classes
Classes are held on Fridays from 7-9 pm at the Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley Street (off Carmen Drive), Camarillo,
accordance with the school calendar of the Pleasant Valley School
For high school students, a
credit class is available, where you can learn Chinese and earn high
credit at the same time. The
50-minute sessions are language-oriented, while the last session, 9-10
conducted in English, is for enrichment in topics related to the
history and geography of China.
Through the efforts and help
of many people, the Chinese Language School Library currently carries
books, journals and newspapers, videos and cassettes.
We welcome membersí patronage, and your tax-deductible
are greatly appreciated.
Lion Dance Troupe& Kung Fu
The Lion Dance Troupe, under the direction of Master Kee C. Ling, was founded in 1982, and has performed countless Lion Dance shows for Chinese New Year festivities and other happy occasions, and has won trophies at various tournaments, including the Ventura County Open Karate Championship, Long Beach International Karate Championship and Los Angeles Ultimate Karate Youth Classic Tournament. For more information, of if you are interested in joining the Club, please contact Master Kee C. Ling at (805) 482-0879 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Camarillo Kung Fu and Facebook .