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About The Society For Friendship With China, Inc

The Society for Friendship with China, Inc. was formed in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) organization for the purpose of officially conducting friendship activities, trade, tourism and educational exchanges, and for promoting better understanding between the people of China and the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Our most immediate goal is to provide a better understanding of Chinese culture in Kansas City by holding the Annual Kansas City International Dragon Boat Festival along Brush Creek and by providing a Chinese New Year or Spring Festival Banquet each Lunar New Year. Our long term goal is to develop a Chinese Garden in Kansas City. You can learn more about these projects under separate headings on the homepage.

For membership information, send an e-mail to Christopher Graham


Board Members:

Bob Chien - President of the Board, President of Kansas City-Xi’an Sister City Committee

John Phillips - Executive VP, Partner, HuschBlackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP

Jeannette Nichols - VP - Community, Miller Nichols Foundation

Carolyn Kadel - VP - Grants, Dragon Boat Grants and Boat teams

Christopher Graham - Treasurer, CPA, Graham and Associates

Fang Shen - Secretary, Partner, HuschBlackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP

Teresa Chien -Director- Culture, China Commissioner of Ethnic Enrichment

Don Breckenridge -Director, CEO, General Manager, InterContinental Hotel and Sheraton Suites on the Plaza

Cary Clark -Director, Sam Walton Fellow at UMKC Innovation Center

Jan Armstrong -Chair person, Education Committee

Michael Newburger -Director, Newburger Foundation




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