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, 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, which includes the Annual Dragon Boat Race, along Brush Creek on the Country Club Plaza. Our long-term goal is to develop a Chinese Garden in Kansas City.

For membership information,

Board Members:

Michael Wood - President

Teresa Chien - President Emeritus

John Phillips - Executive Vice President; Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP (Retired)

Joan Pu - Vice President, City of Kansas City

Mark McHenry - Treasurer, Kansas City Park and Recreation (Retired)

Jan Armstrong - Director; Chair person, Garden Committee
Greg Brown - Director

Hai Chen - Director

David Cheng - Director, Kansas City Chinese Association

Bobby Chien - Director, Alliance Insurance Brokerage

Cara Hu - Director

Carolyn Kadel - Director, Dragon Boat Grants and Boat teams. Johnson County Community College (Retired)

Jan Kennedy - Director

Kimberly Randolph - Director

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