Special Edition
September 2005

Celebration Party

What: BAVeg Anniversary Celebration Party
When: Sun Oct 2nd, 2pm-7pm
Where: San Mateo, Clubhouse at Scotchollow Apartments at 203 Laurie Meadows Drive
Admission: Donations appreciated to support Bay Area Vegetarians


  • Vegan Food Party - bring your favorite dish to share
  • Door Prizes and fun give-aways
  • Volunteer Appreciation and Advocacy Rewards Program Ceremony
  • Special presentation by lauren Ornelas, Viva!USA
  • Special guests, Howard Lyman and his wife, Willow Jeane


Come Celebrate

It's been 4 years and 385 events since Bay Area Vegetarians, aka BAVeg, started in October 2001.

Whether you're new to BAVeg, or been with us since the beginning, please join us to celebrate our 4th Anniversary (or Birthday) on Saturday, Oct. 2nd at 2 pm.

BAVeg is a diverse group, and we have events all over the Bay Area, from social to educational to advocacy.

In keeping with that theme, this year's party is more than just celebrating 4 wonderful years and eating delicious vegan foods. It's about -

1) Connecting and supporting like-minded people and working together towards our goal of promoting vegetarianism
2) Celebrating what we have accomplished together, and what is still to come
3) Raise Funds for Bay Area Vegetarians to continue our efforts to promote vegetarianism in the Bay Area and support/connect the vegetarian and animal rights community.


Vegan Food Party from 2 to 7 pm

4:30 pm - Volunteer Appreciation and Advocacy Rewards Program Ceremony

From 5 pm to 6 pm, as part of our Compassionate Living Program, we'll have a special presentation in honor of World Farmed Animals Day:

"Campaigning for Farmed Animals: the Whole Story"
a talk by lauren Ornelas, Viva!USA

It was headline news in USA Today and mentioned across the nation by Newsweek and other news channels when when Whole Foods Market adopted strict guidelines for its "meat", dairy, and egg suppliers, and John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, revealed he'd gone vegan. These changes were a direct result of a tireless 3 year campaign by Viva!USA led by lauren Ornelas.

lauren will discuss, from an activists perspective, the behind-the-scenes work of investigating, launching, maintaining, and hopefully winning a campaign for farmed animals.

Viva!USA is a dynamic non-profit organization campaigning on behalf of animals killed for food. They do investigations of factory farms and then produce campaign materials for students and activists, helping people change to a veggie diet. Please visit their website for more information.

What each person should bring:

  • A donation for Bay Area Vegetarians: $10-$30 sliding scale donation (we can issue receipts for tax purposes, just ask). We also welcome gifts of time and have lots of opportunities for volunteering! If you can't make this event, but would like to mail in a donation, please visit our website for details.
  • A vegan food dish that generously serves 6, ingredient list, and serving utensil (if possible, please indicate what you are bringing on the evite so we have a nice variety of foods; fall or Thanksgiving theme foods welcome!)
  • Re-useable place setting including a cup (if you forget, we will have disposable place settings available for $1/person)
  • Your veg & non-veg family/friends! Let them experience the delicious wonders of vegan food.


More info on Vegan Food Parties: www.bayareaveg.org/vfpdetails.htm

Space is limited so please RSVP by 9/28. Don't forget to to invite your family and friends. For latest event details, see


Additional Information

Is it your birthday or veg anniversary?

If you are celebrating a birthday this month, or if October is the anniversary for becoming veg*n, please let us know so we can celebrate together.

Location info: We'll be meeting (and eating) in the clubhouse at Scotchollow Apartments at 203 Laurie Meadows Drive. Cross street is Suzie Street. Clubhouse is next to pool/leasing office. Please park on the street.

Door Prizes! We will have some special gifts that we'll randomly share with you, including packages of Fantastic Foods "Tofu Scrambler"

Carpool - If you need or can offer a ride, please be sure to list your city and contact info in your response. If you are a registered evite user, then you can also contact people through evite.

Children are welcome, as long as they are under adult supervision.

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