About us

Who We Are

The Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine provides forums and outreach to promote awareness of and appreciation for Chinese culture. We promote friendship between non-Chinese Americans, Chinese-Americans, and Chinese people, whether from the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, or elsewhere.

Then

CAFAM was founded in 1988 by a small group of dedicated individuals who believed in the importance of promoting cultural exchanges, preserving Chinese culture, holding annual events, and encouraging other exchanges.

Now

The Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine (CAFAM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes friendship between Chinese Americans, non-Chinese Americans, and Chinese people of all nationalities. We promote awareness of and appreciation for Chinese culture in Maine and assist individuals with China-related questions.

We invite anyone with an interest in China to become a member.

What We Do

CAFAM sponsors activities each year, including a Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival Celebration, a Lunar New Year Celebration, potlucks, film screenings, and other events. CAFAM also supports the Maine Historical Society in building a Chinese in Maine archive, collaborates with other local organizations, and promotes educational outreach. Some CAFAM members also belong to the US-China People’s Friendship Association (USCPFA), which aims to develop and strengthen friendship and understanding between the peoples of the United States and China.

CAFAM Board Officers

  • Jennifer DeCristoforo –  President
  • Meilin Brodeur – Vice President
  • Gary Libby – Treasurer

Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month (except June, July, and August), at 6:30pm. All members welcome.

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Who We Are

The Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine provides forums and outreach to promote awareness of and appreciation for Chinese culture. More.

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