Northwest China Council Inc

Address
221 NW 2nd Ave Suite 210-J
Portland, OR 97209
Contact
Website: http://www.nwchina.org
Phone: +1 (503) 973-5451
Nonprofit
NTEE: Q20 - Promotion of International Understanding
EIN: 93-0957828

Mission

The mission of the Northwest China Council is to promote greater understanding of Chinese culture, business, and contemporary affairs; and to be a regional resource in Oregon and southwest Washington. To accomplish our mission, the Council sponsors lectures, seminars and workshops; offers Mandarin Chinese language classes; organizes China Business Network events; and China Education Network events.
 20172015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1980
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area6442
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation    $26,164.00
Number of employees    2
Number of people compensated >$100k    0
Number of volunteers    12
Personnel
Barlow, Jeffrey
Title   DirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person   Jeffrey BarlowJeffrey Barlow
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Average hours per week working for org    1
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Bleyle, David
Title   Pres-ElectPresident-Elect
Name of key/compensated person   David BleyleDavid Bleyle
Position of compensated person
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Average hours per week working for org    2
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Bloom, Michael
Title DirectorPres-ElectDirector 
Name of key/compensated person Michael BloomMichael BloomMichael Bloom 
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee TrueTrueTrue 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Brink, Ming
TitlePresidentDirectorTreasurerDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personMing BrinkMing BrinkMing BrinkMing BrinkMing Brink
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Officer, director, trustee, or key employeeTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org    1
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Chen, Wilson
Title   Director 
Name of key/compensated person   Wilson Chen 
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Chen, Wislon
Title    Director
Name of key/compensated person    Wislon Chen
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Cheung, Raymond
Title DirectorDirector Director
Name of key/compensated person Raymond CheungRaymond Cheung Raymond Cheung
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org    1
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00 $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Cheung, Raymong
Title   Director 
Name of key/compensated person   Raymong Cheung 
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Chin-Dennis, Shiau
Title    Legal Counsel
Name of key/compensated person    Shiau Yen Chin-Dennis
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Chinn, Cathy
Title    Director
Name of key/compensated person    Cathy Chinn
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Chou, Hong
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirectorSecretary
Name of key/compensated personHong ChouHong ChouHong ChouHong ChouHong Chou
Position of compensated person
Officer, director, trustee, or key employeeTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org    2
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Horowitz, Barry
Title   DirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person   Barry HorowitzBarry Horowitz
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Average hours per week working for org    1
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Hurwitz, Richard
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personRichard Hurwitz    
Officer, director, trustee, or key employeeTrue    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Irving, Lisa
Title DirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated person Lisa IrvingLisa Irving  
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee TrueTrue  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Keane, Merril
Title DirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person Merril KeaneMerril KeaneMerril KeaneMerril Keane
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org    1
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Kinkley, Jeffrey
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personJeffrey Kinkley    
Officer, director, trustee, or key employeeTrue    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Kohl, David
Title DirectorDirectorPresidentPresident
Name of key/compensated person David KohlDavid KohlDavid KohlDavid W Kohl
Position of compensated person
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org    4
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Lam, Victor
TitleVice PresidentDirectorPresidentTreasurerTreasurer
Name of key/compensated personVictor LamVictor LamVictor LamVictor LamVictor Lam
Position of compensated person
Officer, director, trustee, or key employeeTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org    2
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Lee, Gloria
Title DirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person Gloria LeeGloria LeeGloria LeeGloria Lee
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org    1
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Li, Evan
Title    Director
Name of key/compensated person    Evan Li
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Li, Fui
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personFui Li    
Officer, director, trustee, or key employeeTrue    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Lien, George
Title TreasurerDirector  
Name of key/compensated person George LienGeorge Lien  
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee TrueTrue  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Millius, Paul
TitleDirectorPresidentDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personPaul MilliusPaul MilliusPaul MilliusPaul MilliusPaul Millius
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Officer, director, trustee, or key employeeTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org    1
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Nelson, Frank
Title   DirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person   Frank NelsonFrank Nelson
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Average hours per week working for org    1
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Porter, Elsa
Title    Director
Name of key/compensated person    Elsa Porter
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Richter, Amy
TitleSecretaryDirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personAmy RichterAmy RichterAmy Richter  
Officer, director, trustee, or key employeeTrueTrueTrue  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Ruda, Sam
Title DirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated person Sam RudaSam Ruda  
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee TrueTrue  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Smith, Doug
TitleTreasurer    
Name of key/compensated personDoug Smith    
Officer, director, trustee, or key employeeTrue    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Smith, Jeffrey
Title DirectorDirectorDirector 
Name of key/compensated person Jeffrey SmithJeffrey SmithJeffrey Smith 
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee TrueTrueTrue 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Steinfeld, Barbara
Title   DirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person   Barbara SteinfeldBarbara Steinfeld
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee   True 
Average hours per week working for org    1
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Torkelson, Raymond
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personRaymond Torkelson    
Officer, director, trustee, or key employeeTrue    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Vreeland, Jan
Title    Office Staff
Name of key/compensated person    Jan Vreeland
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org    2
Reportable compensation from org    $1,164.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Wetherell, Ann
Title SecretarySecretarySecretaryDirector
Name of key/compensated person Ann WetherellAnn WetherellAnn WetherellAnn Wetherell
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Wong, John
Title Office ManagerOffice ManagerOffice ManagerOffice Manager
Name of key/compensated person John WongJohn WongJohn WongJohn Wong
Position of compensated person
Officer, director, trustee, or key employee TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org    24
Reportable compensation from org $25,000.00$25,000.00$25,000.00$25,000.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activities    The mission of the Northwest China Council is to promote greater understanding of Chinese culture, business, and contemporary affairs; and to be a regional resource in Oregon and southwest Washington.
Primary exempt purposeNorthwest China Council promotes greater understanding of Chinese culture, business and contemporary affairs and serves as a regional resource in Oregon and southwest Washington.Northwest China Council promotes greater understanding of Chinese culture, business and contemporary affairs and serves as a regional resource in Oregon and southwest Washington. The Council sponsors lectures, seminars and workshops; offers Mandarin Chinese language classes; organizes China Business Network events and China Education Network events.Northwest China Council promotes greater understanding of Chinese culture, business and contemporary affairs and serves as a regional resource in Oregon and southwest Washington. The Council sponsors lectures, seminars and workshops; offers Mandarin Chinese language classes; organizes China Business Network events and China Education Network events.Northwest China Council promotes greater understanding of Chinese culture, business and contemporary affairs and serves as a regional resource in Oregon and southwest Washington. The Council sponsors lectures, seminars and workshops; offers Mandarin Chinese language classes; organizes China Business Network events and China Education Network events. 
Program service expenses, total$47,229.00$22,220.00$44,693.00$23,499.00$47,447.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
China Business Network -- A forum for presentations on current legal, trade, accounting, and other issues for companies and individuals doing or intending to do business in China. Includes the national China Town Hall symposium.
Program expenses    $4,264.00
Grants and allocations made    $0.00
Program revenue    $4,396.00
Program description    China Business Network -- A forum for presentations on current legal, trade, accounting, and other issues for companies and individuals doing or intending to do business in China. Includes the national China Town Hall symposium.
China Education Network - a forum for presentations on Chinese related education in Oregon and southwest Washington.
Program expenses    $2,615.00
Grants and allocations made    $0.00
Program revenue    $3,124.00
Program description    China Education Network - a forum for presentations on Chinese related education in Oregon and southwest Washington.
Chinese Mandarin Language Classes - Adult evening classes for those who wish to learn conversational Chinese, reading and writing Chinese (using the computer).
Program expenses    $17,075.00
Grants and allocations made    $0.00
Program revenue    $16,857.00
Program description    Chinese Mandarin Language Classes - Adult evening classes for those who wish to learn conversational Chinese, reading and writing Chinese (using the computer).
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$88,778.00$46,750.00$61,270.00$57,703.00$200,758.00
Revenue from contributions (total)  $18,897.00$28,901.00$161,714.00
Revenue from noncash contributions    $0.00
Investment income, current yr$285.00   $0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr    $161,714.00
Total unrelated business revenue    $0.00
Other revenue, current yr    $607.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue    $0.00
Program service revenue (total)  $24,170.00$22,998.00$38,437.00
Gross receipts    $202,369.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from federated campaigns    $0.00
Contributions revenue from membership dues    $16,850.00
Revenue from fundraising events    $23,524.00
Contributions from related organizations    $0.00
Revenue from gov't grants    $0.00
Revenue from all other contributions    $121,340.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)    $0.00
Net rental income  $0.00  
Net inventory sales (total)    $607.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all    $89,885.00
Total functional expenses: program service     $47,447.00
Total functional expenses: management and general    $28,379.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising    $14,059.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)    $0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$76,388.00$89,548.00$102,526.00$110,836.00$130,295.00
Total assets, beginning of year$96,843.00$102,526.00$110,836.00$130,295.00$19,442.00
Total liabilities$17,523.00$1,933.00$1,580.00$2,191.00$2,055.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$10,755.00$1,580.00$2,191.00$2,055.00$2,075.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr    $122,354.00
Temporarily restricted net assets    $5,886.00
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr    $0.00
Net assets$58,865.00$87,615.00$100,946.00$108,645.00$128,240.00
Net assets, beginning of year    $17,367.00
Other liabilities    $1,955.00
Cash: non-interest bearing    $129,295.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year    $18,047.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses    $110,873.00
Advertising (total)    $220.00
Accounts receivable, net    $1,000.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses    $100.00
Total net assets or fund balances    $128,240.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members    18
Number of independent voting members    18
Cash accounting TrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrue    
Tax year start date2016-07-012014-07-012013-07-012012-07-012011-07-01
Tax year end date2017-06-012015-06-012014-06-012013-06-012012-06-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990EZ990EZ990EZ990EZ990
Reason for form submission
Address change    True
Date e-filing submitted2018-06-042016-01-282015-01-272013-12-042013-03-13
IRS schema version2016v3.02014v5.02013v4.02012v2.02011v1.2
Filing identifier201801299349202150201542949349200509201500159349200330201332919349200213201300509349300000
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