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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.

Summer 2002 Issue

President's Message
Environmental Message
Foundation for Compassion
Columbia-Greene Chapter Corner
Strawberry Kanten
See Miscellaneous Items Below

Thanks to all chair donors and welcome new members.  Your names will be listed in the next issue.


Nirja Kumar has agreed to be our liaison for events at Peace Village. She especially recommends the "Food and Spirituality Retreat" on June 1-23 and "The Art of Living, Beyond Death and Dying" by Roger Cole, M.D. on Sunday, July 14, from 5 to 7 PM.

For complete information, go to www.peacevillage.com  or contact Nirja Kumar at 845-876-2972.

Summer 2002 Calendar of Events


Columbia-Greene Chapter sponsors their 2nd Annual Vegetarian Picnic/BBQ in the Park.

Crellin Community Park, Chatham, on Route 66 just one mile north of the Chatham traffic circle. Bluegrass music by Jody Rael &

The Columbia Bluegrass Band.  Bring vegetarian dish to share (no meat-fish-dairy-eggs-honey). Veggie burgers and dogs provided.

$5 if you bring a dish, $15 otherwise.  No RSVP necessary.  Kids, dogs, non-vegetarians welcome. 518-392-VEGI (8344).

JULY 20, SATURDAY at 12 Noon.

Board Meeting and Picnic. A short Board Meeting (all members welcome) will be followed by a Picnic at 2 PM (all welcome). Both events will take place at the home of Robbie Schiff, 16 South Street, Rhinebeck. The picnic will be held on Crystal Lake, which happens to be adjacent to her back yard.  Please RVSP.

JULY 21, SUNDAY between 1-4:30 PM.

COOKING CLASS.  Cook with Lauren and Robbie, Part 3 - "Liven up Mid-Summer with Raw Foods." $20 - RSVPs are necessary.

JULY 28, SUNDAY.  Rhinebeck Farmerís Market.

MHVS will have an information table at the Rhinebeck Farmerís Market.  We can give out information and talk with people.  We can also give out food samples (the best way to reach out). As it is Corn Day at the market we will offer dishes made with fresh corn.  Volunteers needed to staff the table and to prepare food.  One or two hour shifts available between 10AM and 2 PM.  This is a good chance to do some needed social action.  Call to volunteer.

AUGUST 11, SUNDAY at 1:30 PM.

Board meeting in Kingston at the home of Rae Schlecht (35 Catskill Avenue).  (Yes, we are back to our second Sunday of the month schedule.)  Call Rae at 845-338-8223.


Indian dinner.

MHVS member Nirja Kumar will prepare a vegan Indian dinner at her home in Rhinebeck. $25 per person.  This is a repeat event at the request of those who attended last year.  The food will be vegan, of course, with a mixture of spicy and mild dishes.  RSVPs a must.  Call Robbie for reservations at 845-876-2626, or Nirja at 845-876-2972.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND (August 29-September 2). Columbia County Fair.

Vegetarian Information Booth. "Where do you get your protein?" "How do you cook tofu?" "What do you eat?" Come answer questions like these and more as we talk with friends and neighbors in this fun and festive setting. Volunteers are needed to help design and staff the booth - come for at least two hours and we will give you a free pass for the fair. Call Joan at (518) 392-VEGI (8344) or e-mail goveggie@taconic.net  to sign up.

Unless otherwise noted, please reply to 845.876.2626 or Robbie@MHVS.org.

We look forward to hearing from you

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