Alaska Chinese Association (ACA) is a non-profit organization with no political or religious affiliations. The main purpose of the association is to maintain social contacts and to provide cultural and educational functions to the Chinese community. It was first established in 1976 and is now in its 29th year of operation. Originally, there were about a dozen families, now our membership includes over 170 families. The majority of our members come from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Southeast Asia, but we also have many second and third generation Chinese-Americans and non-Chinese members as well. Our members come from all walks of life. We have government workers, petroleum engineers, teachers, bankers, doctors, lawyers, accountants, and airline/airport-service personnel, among many others.