2014年4月,本人正式接任中華民國婦女聯合會華府分會董事長一職。對於來自國內的期盼,與華府地區僑界各先進舊識給予的支持與鼓舞,內心有著無比的感動,因此更深感自己所肩負這份承先啟後的重責大任。

      婦聯會華府分會長久以來致力於促進東西文化交流、增進婦女權益及推動公益活動,在各董事、理事及義工們的共同努力,以及華府各界熱心參與,各項會務推動得以順利進行。最近數月內年度龍舟大賽圓滿落幕外,八月所舉辦的「天祐臺灣高雄再起賑災義賣會」雖準備倉促,仍成功為受難同胞募得重大款項。九月舉辦社安福利醫療講座,為華府僑胞提供相關規定說明及個案解答。十月參加國際婦女會所舉辦各國特色服裝展示,借由積極參與各項華府活動,以增加臺灣的國際能見度。除此之外,年底也將循例進行社區貧困家庭探訪及捐贈聖誕禮物。

      時至今日,女性同胞各領域表現出色,早已成為公認的事實。期盼認同本會理念的大華府地區姊妹同胞們,一起加入婦聯會華府分會的行列,充實會務也更精彩生活,讓婦聯會成為華府人生活中的伙伴。

董事長
李秋萍


In April 2014, I officially assumed the Chairmanship of the Chinese Women's League, Metropolitan Washington, DC Chapter (CWLDC). Profoundly moved by the expectations from Taiwan and the encouragement of the Chinese Community in the Great Washington area, I became even more aware of the enormous responsibility on my shoulders to carry on the tradition of a sustainable future.

For many years, the CWLDC has dedicated itself to the promotion of cross-cultural understanding and the welfare of women and children through charitable events and activities. Due to the hard work of our members, volunteers and Chinese Community leaders, our activities have been very successful during recent months. This year the Dragon Boat Race made a big splash. In August, we participated in fundraising for the victims of the major gas explosion in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Even though there was only a short time to prepare, a significant amount of charity fund was still raised as the result. In September, we held a seminar on "Medicare and Social Welfare Benefits" to help community members understand medicare regulations and answer individual case questions. In October, CWLDC participated in the Parade of Nations organized by the Washington International Club in an effort to raise Taiwan's visibility on the international stage. As we move toward the end of this year, we plan to visit low-income families and distribute gifts during the holiday season.

Today, it is a known fact that women stand out in all areas of life. We encourage all women to volunteer and to participate in CWLDC activities, to work together in pursuit of our goals and for the enrichment of our lives.

Chairperson
Christine Shen