Meet VAYA at the Nov. 6 MMTC Meeting and Get Ready to Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in 2024!

By Pam Stevens

Meet VAYA (the Vietnamese-American Youth Alliance), Mira Mesa Town Council’s featured “business member of the month,” at the November 6 MMTC meeting and get better acquainted with the non-profit group which hosts the annual San Diego Tet Festival, a celebration of the Vietnamese New Year. The meeting will start at 7pm on Monday, November 6, 2023, in the community room of the Mira Mesa Branch Library, 8405 New Salem St. The public is invited to attend.

Please join us November 6 and find out more about the 2024 San Diego Tet Festival ( The Tet Festival, presented by VAYA and the Vietnamese Federation of San Diego, will take place the weekend of February 16 – 18, 2024, celebrating the start of the Year of the Dragon in the lunar calendar. VAYA has organized the Tet Festival for 18 years. Highlights of the Festival include the Lion Dances, Miss Vietnam of San Diego Pageant, Golden Voice singing competition, and the Cultural Village, with mock buildings, bridges, and landmarks of Vietnam and its cultural heritage. There will be a variety of food vendors, nonprofit and business vendors, and other entertainment.

The MMTC Board is planning to sign up for a Mira Mesa Town Council booth at the 3-day Tet Festival. If you’re a MMTC member who might like to volunteer an hour or two the booth during that weekend, or if you’re active with another Mira Mesa non-profit who might enjoy partnering with MMTC in staffing the booth and sharing information about your group with the community, please email Pam Stevens, MMTC vice-president for programs, at

In other business at the November 6 meeting, MMTC members will vote to elect Board members for 2024-2025.

The Mira Mesa Town Council is a non-profit civic group which holds monthly “town hall” meetings about community issues and sponsors projects for the benefit of the Mira Mesa community. Meetings are open to the public. All Mira Mesa residents, local businesspeople, and non-profit groups active in Mira Mesa are encouraged to become Mira Mesa Town Council members and get involved with the community.