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1920's~1940's     1950's    1960's~1970's    1980's    1990's    2000's
1920's~1940's

1923 Beginning of Choseon Women Christian Temperance Union
Staffs: Mrs. Esther Hong, Mrs. Hellen Choi, Mrs. Kak Kyung You
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1930 Annual Temperance Campaign, inaugurated to inform the public of the harm of alcohol and nicotine, held in the first Tuesday of February
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Temperance Campaign           KWCTU Campaign for the Promotion of
to promote no smoking1933
           Abstinence from Drinking and Smoking1934
1935 Alcohol abstinence lectures, banned by Japanese oppression
1937 Miss In Deok Park attended, as Korean delegate, at the world convention of WWCTU, held in the United States
1946 Foundation of the Shelter for Girls in Mapo-gu, Cheongam-dong 136
Manager: Ms. Soon Ae Lee, Number of youth admitted: 64

1950's

1952 Organization of KWCTU local unions in Seoul, Busan, Taegu, Incheon, Chungju, Taejeon, and Cheonan.
1953 30th Anniversary of the KWCTU
1954 Requesting candidates of the members of National Congress in Korea to support a public health policy to promote no smoking and no drinking and to enhance women¡¯s status by banning polygamy by law.
1955 32nd Anniversary of the KWCTU and the Second National Convention
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32nd Anniversary of the KWCTU and the Second National Convention
1957 Mrs. Hellen Choi attended the world convention of WWCTU in Vancouver, Canada
19th National Convention of the KWCTU
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19th National Convention of the KWCTU
1959 First graduation at the Technological Academy
20th National Convention
Mrs. Hellen Choi and Mrs. Byung Leen Cho attended the world convention of the WWCTU in Mexico
21st World Convention of the WWCTU in Mexico
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21st World Convention of the WWCTU in Mexico

1960's~1970's

1960 Seminar on the Need to Ban Polygamy
1961 Planting new local unions of KWCTU in Dosan, Wonju, Eeree, Gumsan, Hwangdeung, Yeosu, Guangju, Mokpo, and Suncheon
1962 21st National Convention of the KWCTU
1970 KWCTU Hall completed
President: Mrs. Keum Bong Choi
Construction chairperson: Mrs. Kwui Ok Yeu
Lot: 172 pyeong
Building: 262 pyeong
1972 Prayer meeting to intercede for the national security
Beginning of scholarship ministry- 500 thousand Korean won fund, established
Planting a Youth Temperance Council (YTC) at Ehwa Girl's High school
50th Anniversary Convention & 50th Anniversary Special Edition of KWCTU Bulletin, published
1973 Participated in the Committee to Transform Family Law to enhance women¡¯s status
1974 Calendars with motto ¡°No Smoking¡± and ¡°No Drinking¡± printed
Movement of abstinence from drinking and smoking held
1975 Planting New Local Unions
1976 Candidates for the KWCTU scholarship selected
23rd general meeting
1977 Temperance Union building built in Incheon
Lot: 120 pyeong
Floorage: 70 pyeong
1978 Scholarship fund raising & 4th charity show for world mission
1979 24th National Convention of the Temperance Union

1980's

1980 Attendance to the 28th World Convention of the WWCTU in Sheffield, England
Special speech from the President Mrs. Ki Soon Hyun, of Savings Promotion Society for Women at the convention of the KCW
28th World Convention of the WWCTU in Scheffield, England
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28th World Convention of the WWCTU in Scheffield, England
1981 Campaign for the Promotion of Abstinence from Drinking and Smoking, held at the Seoul Station Square: 5,000 pamphlets, shared with message for the promotion of frugal life style.
1982 Mrs. Kwi Ok Yeu with 8 other delegates attended the I.C.W World Convention
25th National Convention of the KWCTU
Mrs. Kwi Ok Yeu with 10 other delegates attended the Centennial of WWCTU in Chicago
Director Mrs.Young Joo Kim, nominated as 4th Vice-President of WWCTU
60th Anniversary Convention & KWCTU transactions published
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29th World Convention of the WWCTU in Chicago, U.S.A.
1984 Family Law amended by united efforts of women of the Korean National Council of Women
1985 26th National Convention of Temperance Union ? ¡°Temperance and Victory¡±
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26th National Convention of Temperance Union ? ¡°Temperance and Victory¡±
1986 President Mrs. Kwi Ok Yeu and Vice President Mrs. Young Joo Kim attended the 30th World Convention of the WWCTU in Philippines
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30th World Convention of the WWCTU in Philippines
1987 Thanksgiving service for the new construction of KWCTU hall in Taegu
1988 27th National Convention of Temperance Union
subject: "Mind and Attitude as a Host Country of the Olympics"
President Mrs. Kwi Ok Yeu and Dr. Jung Joo Kim attended the Centennial of I.C.W in Washington, U.S.A.
1989 President Mrs. Kwi Ok Yeu, Vice President Mrs. Young Joo Kim and General Secretary Dr. Jung Joo Kim attended the 31st World Convention of WWCTU in Edmonton, Canada
Dr. Jung Joo Kim, nominated as Superintendent of Social Service Department of WWCTU
At Mission Conference in Vancouver, Canada (August 14- August 16), Dr. Jung Joo Kim spoke on Paul¡¯s Understanding of the Ministry of the Holy Spirit in Romans 8.
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31st World Convention of WWCTU in Edmonton, Canada

1990's

1990 Dr. Jung Joo Kim, nominated as Secretary General of KWCTU
Child-care Centers in Taegu and in Seoul, opened
1991 Temperance seminar held in honor to WWCTU's President¡¯s, Mrs. Minnie Rawllins¡¯ visit to Korea
28th KWCTU General Meeting - "The Need of the Temperance Movement on Current Churches for the 2000 Church Revival"
1992 Secretary General Dr. Joo Kim, Director Sung Joo Kim, and Ms. Jee Hae Kim attended
the 32nd World Convention of the WWCTU in Gutenberg, Sweden
Secretary General Dr. Jung Joo Kim, nominated as first world Vice-President of WWCTU
Mrs. Lida Luo invited as speaker to the WWCTU, for the revival of the WWCTU's temperance work in China
Planting of the Temperance Union in Paris Full Gospel Church
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32nd World Convention of the WWCTU in Gutenberg, Sweden
1993 70th Anniversary of the KWCTU "Jesus Christ, the Center and Leader of the 21st century KWCTU"
1995 KWCTU¡¯s Vice-president Mrs. Young Joo Kim, and Secretary General Dr. Jung Joo Kim attended the 33rd World Convention of the WWCTU in Melbourne, Australia
Korea decided to be a hosting country for the 34th WWCTU Convention in 1998
1996 Election of a Christian president Mr. Dong Soo Hahn at Yonsei Student Association, supported by the Yonsei Univeristy Christian Student Union,
Temperance Movement, held in Yonsei University
1997 WWCTU's President, Mrs. Gwen Stretton, visited Korea for the preparation of
the 34th World Convention of WWCTU
1998 the 34th World Convention of the WWCTU, held in Seoul
Date and Place: May 5th - May 11, at the Swiss Grand Hotel
700 people attended the convention, including 280 delegates from 35 countries.
KWCTU Vice-President, Mrs. Young Joo Kim, nominated as Vice-President of WWCTU
1999 Yonsei University Women's Student Association participated in the Temperance
Movement
National Professors¡¯ Mission Association participated in the Temperance Movement
Nazareth University Women's Student Association participated in the Temperance
Movement
2000's

2000 April: National Campaign for the Promotion of Abstinence from Drinking and Smoking
May: Temperance Campaign held by Yonsei University Christian Student Union
(Yonsei YTC)
KWCTU scholarship awarded in January, April, July, and September
2001 April: National Campaign for the Promotion of Abstinence from Drinking and Smoking
May: Temperance Campaign held by Yonsei University Christian Student Union
(Yonsei YTC)
July: President of KWCTU, Mrs.Young Joo Kim, Vice-President Dr.Jung Joo Kim, with 8 other Korean delegates attended the World Convention of the WWCTU in Birmingham, England
KWCTU scholarship awarded in January, April, July, and September
President of KWCTU Mrs. Young Joo Kim nominated Miss Sarah Ward of the U.S.A. as the President of the WWCTU
Norway Temperance Union¡¯s President, Mrs. Margaret Ostenstad, visited Korea
KWCTU hall in Incheon, established
 
35th World Convention of the WWCTU in Birmingham, England
2002 April: National Campaign for the Promotion of Abstinence from Drinking and Smoking
May: Temperance Campaign held by Yonsei University's Christian Student Union
(Yonsei YTC)
KWCTU scholarship awarded in January, April, July, and September
KWCTU's internet website opened (kwctu.org)
KWCTU planted in Manila, Philippines
2003 April: National Campaign for the Promotion of Abstinence from Drinking and Smoking
May: Temperance Campaign held by Yonsei University Christian Student Union
(Yonsei YTC)
KWCTU scholarship awarded in January, April, July, and September
KWCTU planted in Las Vegas, U.SA
2004 KWCTU printed and distributed pamphlets, in English, for the Promotion of FAS Prevention
April: National Campaign for the Promotion of Abstinence from Drinking and Smoking
President of KWCTU, Mrs. Young Joo Kim, Vice-President Dr. Jung Joo Kim with 6 other
Korean delegates attended the World Convention of the WWCTU in Auckland, New Zealand
Vice-president Dr. Jung Joo Kim elected as the First Vice-President of WWCTU
Temperance Union planted in New Zealand
May: Temperance Campaign held by Yonsei University Christian Student Union
(Yonsei YTC)
KWCTU scholarship awarded in January, April, July, and September
First seminar promoting the FAS Prevention, held in September 9th at KWCTU Hall, Seoul
36th World Convention of the WWCTU in Auckland
 
36th World Convention of the WWCTU in Auckland
2005

KWCTU printed and distributed pamphlets, in English, for the Promotion of FAS Prevention
President of KWCTU, Mrs. Young Joo Kim, nominated as Chairwoman of the International Department of the Korean National Council of Women
March 9: Mrs. Klara Dobrev, wife of the Hungary's Prime Minister, invited to the KWCTU Seminar on FAS
April: National Campaign for the Promotion of Abstinence from Drinking and Smoking
April 18: WWCTU¡¯s Vice-President Dr. Jung Joo Kim held a speech in Koshin University
May 13: WWCTU¡¯s Vice-President Dr. Jung Joo Kim held a speech at the service of Yonsei University's 120th Anniversary
May: Temperance Campaign held by Yonsei University Christian Student Union
(Yonsei YTC)- opening a Green Cafe
July: Yonsei YTC- Yonsei University Christian Student Union's Summer Bible
Camp

2006 KWCTU printed and distributed pamphlets, in English, for the Promotion of FAS Prevention
President of KWCTU, Mrs. Young Joo Kim, nominated as Chairwoman of the International Department of the Korean National Council of Women
April: National Campaign for the Promotion of Abstinence from Drinking and Smoking
May: Temperance Campaign held by Yonsei University Christian Student Union
(Yonsei YTC)- opening a Green Cafe
July: Yonsei YTC- Yonsei University Christian Student Union Summer Bible
Camp
Sept: FAS Seminar held at KWCTU Hall, with speakers, Ida Lee, Dr. Young Ja Lee, Mrs. Kyung Il Park.
KWCTU scholarship awarded in January, April, July, and September
2007 KWCTU printed and distributed pamphlets, in English, for the Promotion of FAS Prevention
April: National Campaign for the Promotion of Abstinence from Drinking and Smoking
May: Temperance Campaign held by Yonsei University Christian Student Union
(Yonsei YTC)- opening a Green Cafe, supported by Salvation Army Band
July: Yonsei YTC- Yonsei University Christian Student Union Summer Bible
Camp
KWCTU scholarship awarded in January, April, July, and September
Sept: 25 members of KWCTU, represented by Mrs. Young Joo Kim, President, Dr. Jung Joo Kim, Vice President, attended the 37th WWCTU Convention, held in Indianapolis, U.S.A.
Dr. Jung Joo Kim, elected as the First World Vice President of the WWCTU
Nov.: FAS Seminar, held at Sang Nam Hall at Yonsei University
2008 Jan: Dr. Jung Joo Kim, the First World Vice President attended World Officers¡¯ Meeting in Atlanta, U.S.A.