What: BAVeg Anniversary Celebration Party
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
Vegan Food Party from 2 to 7 pm
4:30 pm - Volunteer Appreciation and Advocacy Rewards Program Ceremony
"Campaigning for Farmed Animals: the Whole Story"
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:
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
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"
Children are welcome, as long as they are under adult supervision.