HiỆP HỘI NGƯỜI ViỆT SAN DIEGO Vietnamese Federation of San Diego 1985-2010
Vietnamese Refugees in San Diego In 1975, there were about 8000 refugees settled in San Diego In 1983, this number increased up 17,000 2010 the number is 33,000 In 1983 more than 20 organizations: Society of the Elderly, Parents and Teachers Association, RSVN Veterans, Indochinese Mutual Assistance Association, Catholic Community Association, Buddhist Community Association, Professional Associations, Students associations….
The Vietnamese Community in San Diego sees the need of a joint & coordinating organization 1983 – Historic meetings at the office of Prof. Tran Cảnh Xuân, at SDSU The VN Elderly Association convened at Mai Flower Restaurant: The campaign committee consisted of 7 persons: Misters Trần Cảnh Xuân, Nguyễn Văn Nghi, Trang Kien, Vũ Minh Trân, Phạm Xuân Thắng, Đỗ Như Điện, and Mrs. Đỗ Thái Tần. The Vietnamese Federation of San Diego Turns 25 in 2010 Chronicles of events
The draft charter was completed after more than 20 meetings held at various places such as Mr. Dien’s home, the parish hall of Our Lady of Grace Church in El Cajon City, and Mr. Thắng’s garage The 1 st General Assembly convened in June 1985 at Kearny High School, Linda Vista. The charter was approved, and independent delegates were elected. 22 associations joined the VN Federation by sending their representatives – total 101 delegates.... The Vietnamese Federation of San Diego Turn 25 in 2010
General assembly convenes every 2 years Board of Representatives consists of two categories of delegation: 75% of the former are delegates designated by community associations, and 25% independent delegates. Executive Board headed by the Federation’s president Board of Supervisors has 5 elected members. The Vietnamese Federation of San Diego Organizational structure
The Presidents: 1985-1986 Mr. Nguyễn Văn Nghi 1986-1988Prof. Le Phục Thủy 1988-1990 Pharmacist Trang Kiên 1990-1994Mr. Đỗ Như Điện 1994-1998Pharmacist Bùi Quang Tiến 1998-2000 Pharmacist Huỳnh Phước Toàn 2000-2002 Mr.Nguyễn Minh Đường 2002-2006 Mr. Le Công Nghiệp 2006-2008 Mr. Trần Hùng Tiết 2008-Present Dr. Lê Thế Dzũng The Vietnamese Federation of San Diego 1985-2010
To coordinate the Vietnamese Associations To create conditions for the people contribute their talent, ideas and resources To maintain and promote the Vietnamese language, culture and traditions To assist the VN immigrants in their social adjustment or integration To support efforts to bring human rights and democracy to Vietnam The Vietnamese Federation of San Diego The purpose
The Vietnamese Lunar New Year Moon Festival for children April 30 commemoration Cultural activities & arts exhibitions Recognition of outstanding high school students Health and social seminars More…… The Vietnamese Federation of San Diego Regular/annual events - activities