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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment
The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to
promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community
and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful
From the Fall 1998 Newsletter
In July several M.H.V.S. members attended this years Summerfest, the N.A.V.S.'s
(of which we are affiliated) annual vegetarian five day conference in Johnstown, PA. I
hope even more will be able to attend next year. It is a wonderful total vegan experience,
cooking and exercise classes, workshops and lectures galore. You leave feeling fulfilled,
information spilling out of your brains, you want to shout to your friends and loved ones
the many benefits of a plant-based diet. You want to shout from the highest steeple and
tell the world Stop! the painful slaughter of animals. Stop! putting animal flesh into
your body to inflict your body with disease and ill health. Stop! the ruination of the
environment. Some of us do get a little exuberant about our message, but when one feels as
strongly about an issue as we do it is hard not to get excited about it. Forgive us for
The M.H.V.S. welcomes wanna-be vegetarians. We are here to teach you, to council
you in the way to better health. But, please remember we are a "Vegetarian
Society," many of us are repelled at the sight of someone eating animal flesh. One
reason this group was formed was so we could be comfortable when we sit down to a meal.
So, if you bring a guest to our restaurant outings or potlucks - that is great. But
please, vegetarian or preferably vegan eating only at any of our functions.
The M.H.V.S. will be sponsoring the 14th Annual Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner this
year. Plans are already in the making. Jean Daniels and Carol Fila will be in charge of
food preparation, aided so far by Pat Valusek, Richard Williams, Connie Young, Virginia
Kohli, Frank and Mary Hoffman, Zoie Riel, and Linda Rydant. This is a big undertaking,
preparing dinner for 100 or more people. I am very excited about it. Holiday dinners are
family occasions; we are becoming more like family and the best part of a holiday dinner
is working together in the kitchen and sitting down to a meal made with our own hands. We
will need more help, so please volunteer.
Thank you to Carol Fila for being our new corresponding secretary.
You can now e-mail the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society at: VeggieRae@aol.com
Return to Fall 1998 Newsletter
We look forward to
hearing from you