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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.

Our Picture Book
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World Vegetarian Awareness Month
Ulster County SPCA Event - 2009
First MHVS Gala - 2009
Veggie Pride Parade - 2009
Assorted Photos -  Summer 2009
World-Wide Vegan Bake Sale - 2009
Great American Meatout 2009
Welcome 2009
Thanksgiving Dinner - 2008
Veggie Pride Parade - 2008

Thanksgiving Dinner - 23 Nov 2006
Annual Meeting - 22 Apr 2006
Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006

Cooking Class - 6 Feb 2005
ONO Vegan Restaurant Outing - 29 Jan 2005
Holiday Potluck Dinner - 26 Dec 2004
Thanksgiving Dinner - 25 Nov 2004
Mad Cowboy + Peaceable Kingdom - 19 Jun 2004
Great American Meatout - 2004
Potluck at MHVS Headquarters - 28 Sep 2002

Tabling at Marist College Wellness Fair - 20 Sep 2002
Columbia - Greene Chapter Booth at the Columbia County Fair 
July 2002 Picnic in Chatham, NY

Robbie Schiff on WAMC Public Radio
Founder and President emeritus, Rae Schlecht

Great American Meatout 2002

Thanksgiving Dinner - 23 Nov 2006

Milan Town Hall on Thanksgiving Day.  Open to the public, 80 attendees, members and guests gathered for a festive potluck.

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Annual Meeting - 22 Apr 2006

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Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006

(Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006 - 01)  Our buffet table full of vegan vittles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006 - 02)  Everyone is filling up their plates.

 

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006 - 03)  Tony and Donna enjoying their meal.

 

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006 - 04)  Paul and Nancy enjoying their meal.

 

 

 

 

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(Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006 - 06)  Robbie speaks to the group of about 90 people.

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006 - 07)  Members and guests enjoying themselves.

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006 - 08)  Luella and Connie.

 

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006 - 09)  Board Members gathering up front for introductions.

 

 

 

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(Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006 - 11)  The Officers and Board of MHVS.

 

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006 - 12)  Tom Regan speaking to the group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006 - 13)  Tom reading a passage from his book, Empty Cages.

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006 - 14)  Tom signing books.

 

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006 - 15)  Joy brought along one of Tom Regan's other books to get signed along with her new copy of Empty Cages.

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 18 Mar 2006 - 16)  Tom now signs Empty Cages.  Thanks for coming, Tom!

 

 

 

Cooking Class - 6 Feb 2005

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ONO Vegan Restaurant Outing - 29 Jan 2005

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Holiday Potluck Dinner - 26 Dec 2004

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Thanksgiving Dinner - 25 Nov 2004

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(Thanksgiving Dinner - 25 Nov 2004 - 19)  Singles Table

 

 

 

 

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Mad Cowboy + Peaceable Kingdom - 19 Jun 2004
See Article: Mad Cowboy + Peaceable Kingdom = Full House

(Mad Cowboy + Peaceable Kingdom  - 10)  A capacity crowd waiting for the Showing of Peaceable Kingdom.

 

 

(Mad Cowboy + Peaceable Kingdom  - 01)  Kathy Stevens (Catskill Animal Sanctuary) speaking before the Peaceable Kingdom (a Tribe of Heart production).

 

 

 

 

 

(Mad Cowboy + Peaceable Kingdom  - 02)  Kathy Stevens.

 

 

 

 

(Mad Cowboy + Peaceable Kingdom  - 03)  Howard Lyman speaking after the screening of Peaceable Kingdom.

 

 

 

 

 

(Mad Cowboy + Peaceable Kingdom  - 04)  Howard Lyman.

 

 

 

 

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(Mad Cowboy + Peaceable Kingdom  - 05)  Howard Lyman at the reception sign copies of his book Mad Cowboy.

 

 

 

(Mad Cowboy + Peaceable Kingdom  - 06)  Howard Lyman signing more books.

 

 

 

 

(Mad Cowboy + Peaceable Kingdom  - 07)  The reception.

 

 

 

 

 

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(Mad Cowboy + Peaceable Kingdom - 09)  The Reception.

 

 

 

 

(Mad Cowboy + Peaceable Kingdom  - 12)  Howard Lyman still signing books.

 

 

 

 

 

(Mad Cowboy + Peaceable Kingdom  - 13)  Kathy Stevens, Howard Lyman, and Roberta Schiff at the reception following the showing of Peaceable Kingdom - 19 June 2004.

 

 

 

Great American Meatout - 2004

(Great American Meatout - 2004 - 01)  Milton Mills, M. D., preparing for his presentation.

 

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 2004 - 02)  Checking in at the registration desk.

 

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 2004 - 03)  Robbie and Melanie visit before dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 2004 - 04)  Claudette and Louis chat before dinner.

 

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 2004 - 05)  "Loading up" plates of vegan food at the buffet line.

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 2004 - 06)  These are some of the many vegan pot-luck offerings we enjoyed.

 

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 2004 - 07)  Enjoying dinner and friends!

 

 

 

 

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(Great American Meatout - 2004 - 10)  Pat's enjoying an after dinner beverage.

 

 

 

 

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(Great American Meatout - 2004 - 14)  After dinner conversation.

 

 

 

 

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(Great American Meatout - 2004 - 16)  Carol is enjoying the dessert selections.

 

 

 

 

(Great American Meatout - 2004 - 18)  Robbie introducing Milton Mills.

 

 

 

 

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(Great American Meatout - 2004 - 20)  Rae talking about MHVS.

 

 

 

 

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Potluck at MHVS Headquarters - 28 Sep 2002

(Potluck - 28 Sep 2002 - 01 Cosmo, at 15, is a senior cat, but he is our new official greeter.  You can meet him when you come to MHVS headquarters.  Here he is welcoming members and guests to our potluck supper. 

 

(Potluck - 28 Sep 2002 - 02)  Members and guests chat before the meal.

 

 

 

 

Tabling at Marist College Wellness Fair - 20 Sep 2002

(Marist - 20 Sep 2002)  Roberta Schiff with a visitor to our table.

 

 

 

 

Columbia - Greene Chapter Booth at the Columbia County Fair

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 01)  George and Joan in the booth watching one of the visiting children draw a picture - a very popular feature.

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 01a)  Having this booth at the Columbia County Fair is the "brain child" of Joan Zacharias as a way of making a public statement that there are alternatives to eating the flesh and by-products of animals, and as a way of protesting the cruelty inflicted upon farmed animals, particularly on factory farms.

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 02)  Mary, George and Joan "working the booth".

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 03)  Josie Pinto was busy creating her work of art when I called her name in order to take this photo.

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 04)  Another picture of Josie enjoying herself at our booth.

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 07)  This is Josie's completed creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 05)  Pippa Raup-Kounovsky's delightful cartoon creation.

 

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 06)  The illustration of Robin D'Angelo.  The children loved being able to express themselves artistically at our booth.

 

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 08)  More creation time at the easel!

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 09)  Isa Ballerini's fruit illustration.  Her drawing looked so realistic to her, she took a couple of bites out of her watermelon!

 

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 10)  Another piece of art work by an unnamed young artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 11)  Emily Fecht working on her art creation.

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 12)  Another picture of Emily and her drawing.

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 13)  Tom as Penelope Peapod in front of the MHVS booth.  The children really enjoyed seeing Penelope.  Hopefully, they and their parents "will give peas a chance and go vegetarian."

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 14)  Our basket of squeezable cows and pigs attracted the attention of this little visitor.

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 15)  This little visitor was really enjoying herself.  Her mother said she was reluctant to take her away because she was having so much fun.

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 16)  There was such a gentleness in this little girl's touch, that we couldn't help but wish that she would never lose her sensitivity, and that adults would learn to treat real animals with the same sense of love and compassion as she did these toy animals.

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 14a)  We were so fascinated with the gentleness and cherubic expression of this little girl, we had to include this close-up photo.

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 16a)  If we adults would learn to retain this child-like innocence, we would truly have peace in our world for humans, animals and the environment.

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 17)  James Conte working on his picture.

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 18)  James with his finished picture.  His highlight on the apple shows some real talent.

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 19)  Hannah is painting a face on an orange.

 

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 20)  Hannah with her drawing of fruit.

 

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 21)  Callie R. and Katelyn D. team up to do an illustration.

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 22)  Callie and Katelyn continue with their drawing fun.

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 23)  Callie and Katelyn pose with their finished picture (on the easel).

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 24)  Callie's and Katelyn's finished artwork of fruit and veggies.

 

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 25)  Marian and Mary in front of the American Legion hot dog stand which was directly across the walk from the MHVS booth.  We heard several people remark about how funny it was that our booths were so close to each other.

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 25a)  All evening, Marian kept joking about the misspelling on the napkin box.  Could eating too many hot dogs impair one's ability to spell correctly?  Another reason to go veggie!

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 27)  Jenny poses with her illustration.  We're sorry that this photo is slightly out of focus, but it was the only one we had of her.

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 28)  This is another photo of our successful booth where vegetarian information was made available to all who came by.

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 29)  Another artist displays his talent at the easel, while other visitors browse among the many books and other materials that were available at our booth.

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 29a)  Good Suggestion!  This poster with its compassionate message was facing the hot dog stand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Columbia County Fair - 2002 - 30)  More people come to visit our cheerful and visitor-friendly booth.

 

 

 

4 July 2002 Picnic in Chatham, NY

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 08)  "Kids" of all ages enjoying the vegan picnic.

 

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 09)  Robbie going back for another helping of the delicious food.

 

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 09a)  "What shall I eat next?"

 

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 09b)  Mmm-mm-good!

 

 

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 09c)  Paul relaxes in the shade of a tree after enjoying his lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 10)  Past president Rae and others enjoying our vegan picnic.

 

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 11)  A short message from the Green Party while the band took a break.

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 12)  Enjoying the vegan food!

 

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 12a)  Relaxing and listening to the music after enjoying lunch.

 

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 13)  Music by Jody Rael & The Columbia Bluegrass Band.

 

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 14)  And the band played on...

 

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 01)  Mary standing by the side of the stream in Crellin Community Park, where she and Frank took a little nature walk after lunch.

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 02)  On our side, there was a small split in the stream around some rocks which made an interesting pattern in the flowing water.

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 02a)  There is something very peaceful about standing on the bank of a stream and looking at the rocks and water surrounded by the woods, the sounds of the flowing water and the songs of birds.

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 03)  As we were watching and listening to the water, the words of Francis of Assisi came to mind: "O sister water, flowing clear, make music for the Lord to hear."

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 04)  Frank standing by the stream.

 

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 05)  Another view of the stream.

 

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 06)  On the side of one of the paths, we saw this beautiful, but poisonous (if eaten) Fly Agaric fungus growing.

 

 

 

(4 July 2002 Picnic - 07)  This photo gives us a closer look at the Fly Agaric fungus.  Being vegetarian (vegan) is a positive step in protecting the environment, and gives greater meaning to our nature excursions.

 

 

 

Robbie Schiff on WAMC Public Radio

(Robbie on WAMC) Robbie promotes The Great American Meatout on WAMC Public Radio's Roundtable Show.

 

 

 

Founder and President emeritus, Rae Schlecht
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(Rae and Zinnia)  Past President Rae Schlecht receiving a gift from Zinnia Konvider at the 2002 Annual Meeting.

 

 

 

(Rae and Pig)  Long time vegan, Rae Schlecht no longer eats her friends, and all animals should be our friends.

 

 

 

 

 

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Great American Meatout March 2002
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(Antonia with Frank and Mary)  Antonia Demas at the Great American Meatout dinner with Frank and Mary Hoffman.

 

 

(Antonia Demas)  Antonia Demas speaking at the Great American Meatout 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Joan and Tom)  Joan and Tom Zacharias at the Great American Meatout dinner.

 

 

 

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(Linda and Ken) Linda, Ken and others having dinner at the Great American Meatout.

 


(Rae, Robbie, and Joan at Summerfect 2001 Rae Schlecht, Roberta Schiff, and Joan Zacharias at the North American Vegetarian Society's Summerfest that was held in Johnstown, PA at the University of Pittsburgh campus.

 

 

 

We look forward to hearing from you

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