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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.

Newsletters - Winter 2008 Issue

Veg Society proposes new officers, board  

At its Annual Meeting set for April 5, the members of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society will vote on a proposed slate of officers and board members. A printed ballot will allow all members attending to vote yes or no to the entire slate or to any individual officer or board member.

Completing her second three-year term, Robert Schiff is stepping down as president and is proposed for the vice president spot. Jim Van Alstine is proposed as president. He has been serving as vice president, since his predecessor, Joan Zacharias, relocated to Florida in 2005.

Marvin Lang, a veteran MHVS member is proposed as treasurer, replacing Ron Osborn.
Jennifer Van Alstine is proposed to continue as secretary (her third year).

At large board members proposed for one-year terms include:

Rae Schlect, president emeritus;
Judi Gelardi, membership coordinator;
Luella Jane Winne, events coordinator; Robin Henderson, communications coordinator;
Zinnia Konviser, member-at-large; and Jeff Baker, member-at-large.
Most of the board members are long-time MHVS members and veterans on the board.

There are some new faces. Marvin Lang, proposed treasurer, has been very active in MHVS for over one year. He ran a successful vegan knish business for many years and would bring his small-business acumen to the treasurer post.

Robin Henderson is, well, pretty well illustrated in this issue of Viewpoints. She, along with her fiancÚ, Nate Williams, has been a regular supporter of MHVS events for the past couple years. Robin began a successful animal welfare group at Marist College and has worked and volunteered at area animal sanctuaries.

Jeff Baker has been a constant presence at MHVS events in recent years. Known for his excellent desserts and demeanor, he is a stalwart vegan.

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