Historical Timeline

1868 - Boston Lodge established by early Chinese immigrants.

 

1904 - Dr. Sun Yat-Sen joined the Chee Kong Tong in Hawaii.

 

1906 - Grandmaster Moy G. Wing, is one of the incorporates of the Boston Chee Kong Tong, Inc.

 

1907 - Vancouver Lodge purchases its own building and later mortgages it to raise funds for the Chinese rebellion. (Chinese Freemasons Building, Vancouver)

 

1909 - Boston Lodge is the first Chinese organization in Boston to purchase its own real estate property on 6 Tyler Street.

 

1910 - Dr. Sun Yat-Sen visits Boston to raise funds and gather support. During this visit, he slept and hid in the Chee Kong Tong Lodge on 6 Tyler Street.

 

1911 - Dr. Sun Yet-Sen led the Huanghuagang Uprising to overthrow the corrupt Qing Dynasty in April of 1911. (Article: 'KMT leader in Guangzhou for historic visit' - ChinaDaily.com.cn 3.28.05)

 

1920 - The oldest group photo of delegates from the National Convention of Chinese Freemasons held in New York Chee Kong Tong in 1920. (photo coming soon)

 

1922 - Chee Kong Tong Chapter incorporated in Portland, Maine.

 

1948 - Gung Ho Club established by 8 Chinese teenagers in the City of Boston.

 

1948 - Mr. Leong from the Chee Kong Tong introduced martial arts to the club and formed the first Lion dance team.

 

1949 - Lion dance team performed in their first Chinese New Year's Parade.

 

1949 - An annual 'Record Hop' on Thanksgiving night was introduced as a fundraiser and held in the Chinese-American Legion Hall on Oxford Street.

 

1950 - Thanksgiving Record Hop gained popularity in Chinatown - in 1950 featured pop singer Ms. Joni James.

 

1951 - Thanksgiving Record Hop continued success and became a major social function in Chinatown - in 1951 featured up and coming star, Mr. Pat Boone.

 

1954 - Gung Ho Club formally adopted the name ‘Hung Ching’ as the Chee Kong Tong youth club.

 

1956 - New York Hung Ching chapter is established.

 

1971 - Clubhouse relocates to Beach Street.

 

1975 - Hung Ching forms the first club volleyball team and participates in the North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament.

 

1978 - Clubhouse relocates to Harrison Avenue.

 

1981 - Clubhouse relocates to Lincoln Street Clubhouse.

 

1991 - Clubhouse relocates to 70 Beach Street.

 

1993 - Gung Ho Club celebrates our 45th Anniversary.

 

1998 - Mayor Thomas M. Menino proclaims September 12, 1998 to be ‘Gung Ho Club Day’ in the City of Boston on its 50th Anniversary.

 

2003 - Gung Ho Club celebrates our 55th Anniversary.

 

2004 - Clubhouse relocates to 23 Beach Street.

 

2004 - Hung Ching volleyball team finishes Third in the North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament.

 

2006 - Offical website is launched on February 5th, 2006.

 

2006 - New York Hung Ching chapter celebrates their 50th Anniversary.

 

2008 - Gung Ho Club celebrates our 60th Anniversary.

 

2012 - Hung Ching lion dance team finishes First in New England Lion Dance Competition.

 

2013 - Gung Ho Club celebrates our 65th Anniversary.