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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -  845-876-2626
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 lifestyle.


Articles From the Fall 1998 Newsletter

President's Message

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 this.

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 

Love, Rae 

Return to Fall 1998 Newsletter

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