have a lot of THANK
YOUs to share
this month! With great appreciation,
please join us in offering our thanks
to all who helped make March a memorable
month for BAV
- our Meat Out organizers - Amy,
Chris, Nora, Paula, Alex, Tammy and Tracy
- Donors who helped us secure
a space at SF Pride - Chuck B, Frank C, Gabe Q, George G, Mark H, Naomi S, Nicolas A, Rebecca Y and Stephanie V
- Robin who arranged and recorded
a PSA on KSCU San Jose
- Lena, Jyoti, & Connie
for help with administrative
- our regular monthly
dinner hosts: Alicia & Andrea,
Candace & Nancy,
Connie, Sean, Dave, Thea,
Tammy & Chris
- our LWP hosts:
Thea, Sara, and Matthew (standing
in for Robin)
- our VFP host:
- the Internal Revenue Service
for recognizing the value
of our services and our efforts
to promote vegetarianism
by granting our application
for federal tax-exempt status.
BAV is now an official
501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Please welcome Karen to our SFBAVEG List Admin
team. Karen has been a member since the group's
beginning in October 2001. But even prior to
that, she's been a friend to the animals and
a supporter of veganism since the 1990s. We're
happy to have Karen join our all-volunteer team.
Karen is also one of our veggie
We had a full house for MEAT MARKET presentation
by Erik Marcus (more details and photos here)
We're still looking for a dynamic Outreach
In addition to our regular monthly events, we
have some special events happening in the next
couple of months. You can read more about each
event by clicking on the links provided.
SAT 4/2 - Road trip to Guerneville for Sparks
brunch and Redwoods Hike
All vegan & organic french toast, benedict,
scramble, and more! Majestic & Serene Redwoods
(organic, possibly vegan?).
4/3 - Meeting: "Vegetarian Advocacy
- What Can We Do", SF, Red Vic Peace Center
in the Haight
Join us as we discuss and plan how to sustain
and increase veg advocacy within the Bay Area
(don't forget, this is Daylight Savings time!)
SAT 4/16 - Special Animal Place Tour,
Animal Place is a sanctuary for rescued and abandoned
farm animals and more. Join BAV for our special tour organized by Lena.
FRI 5/20 to SUN 5/22 - Vegan Beach Retreat at
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Wonderful opportunity for new, aspiring, and
experienced veggie folks to connect with like-minded
folks, and prepare and enjoy delicious vegan
foods. Consider it a camp-out, cooking class,
retreat and multi-day Vegan Food Party all rolled
into one event! We're about half-full, so don't
delay in signing up! Families/kids are welcome.
KFC Update: PETA is still
in negotiations with KFC. Based on what we hear,
we may suspend this month's KFC demos. Check
the online events calendar for the current update.
From writing code to designing flyers to being
a costumed chicken or Stormtrooper, meet Chris
James, BAV's co-founder & general dogsbody, and
a vegan force to be reckoned with.
more about Chris James in this month's Community Profile.
us your nominations
for future interviews.
Recipe of the Month
For those of you who use Yahoo or RSS, we've now added a convenient feed for upcoming BAV Events as well as News.
folks on the go, we also have a mobile
the events calendar for PDA and cellphone