This Meetup group was founded on October 10, 2005 by a lady from Vietnam who hosted language and dining events in Brooklyn, New York. She named me as her assistant before stepping down. I rescued it prior to its closing by Meetup, Inc. as the new group organizer on April 11, 2006. I added Chinese, French, English and Portuguese to distinguish it from the large New York Vietnamese assemblage. I keep it running along side The New York English Language Group.