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Winter Dinner & Vegan Buffet
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018
The Radisson El Paso Airport
RESERVATIONS ARE OPEN
The guest speaker will be VSEP’s own Vice President Greg Lawson. Greg will present an often humorous talk with slides (no violent images) entitled “Advertising, Propaganda and Lies,” which will explore advertising by the meat and dairy industries. Commercials which attempt to brainwash American consumers are rampant in all forms of media. Non-vegans often say to vegans “I don’t like you telling me what I should eat,” but every day they are exposed to countless ads telling them to eat more meat and drink more milk.
Greg is a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and has been a featured speaker for twelve years at the annual National Animal Rights Conference. Along with VSEP President Elizabeth Walsh and VSEP board member Tom Linney, he hosts ACT, Animal Concerns of Texas, which has been broadcast on KTEP-FM for fifteen years. Join us for a fun night of vegan food and some laughs.
* 6 pm meet and greet, eat at 6:30 pm
*Vegan Buffet includes: TBA
* Paid reservations are due Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018.
*To reserve and pay with PayPal or a credit card go to www.vsep.org and click on Events – Pay Online. After you complete the payment, please e-mail the names of those attending to VSoEP@aol.com. We need to have all the names of our guests as well as who the students and children are.
* To pay with a check or money order, please first make your reservations via e-mail
to VSoEP@aol.com, or text/call (915) 877-3030. Please include all the name(s) of those attending as well as indicate the students and children. Then mail your check or money order to VSEP, 6757 Gato Rd., El Paso, TX 79932. Make sure your payment is received before the reservation deadline.
Paid Reservations deadline: Tuesday, Jan 30th
No refunds but paid reservations are transferable before the reservation deadline and as long as VSEP is notified
(text or call 915-877-3030).
El Paso Best of Veg 2017 – Voting is now closed
For the past 5 years VSEP and EP VegSnob have held a Best of Veg – El Paso contest among our local eateries. Watch this space for an announcement of this year’s winners!
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Need Cooking Inspiration or Vegan Friendly Material?
It’s at your public library!
They have many vegan cookbooks in both print and ebook formats. You can also download free digital copies of Vegetarian Times and other magazines.
Visit your nearest branch or elpasolibrary.org for more information.
From the Prez
From the Prez
As the year comes to a close, I want to personally thank all of you for your commitment to the Vegetarian Society of El Paso, and special thanks to those of you who have attended Board meetings, organized and attended potlucks, restaurant hoppers, vegan bake sales, donated raffle items at our dinners, voted for El Paso’s Best of Veg, and/or tabled at a community event. We couldn’t have had such a successful year without your help. And we will be counting on you in the coming year to help keep VSEP vibrant and to help spread the word about the environmental, spiritual and ethical benefits of a plant-based diet. Your ideas for new activities are always welcome!
To close the year, we will have our annual Holiday potluck gathering at the home on Richard and Sukie Sargent on December 3th. We will also have a booth at this year’s Happy Hippie Holidaze at the Hal Marcus Gallery, so stop by to say hi and to get some free vegan treats. If you don’t have to bake over the holidays – remember to support our local vegan bakers at Sane Treats and Savage Goods.
In January we will have a restaurant hopper in early January at the Pizza Joint on Belvidere. Our Winter Dinner will be held in February and features our own Greg Lawson as the guest speaker. We also feature an Italian theme potluck at the home of one of our members. Go to our Calendar of Events for more information on this and all of our upcoming events.
As you contemplate the upcoming holiday season, remember that there are many deserving animal advocacy groups both locally and nationally that would make excellent use of an end of year contribution. If you do choose to shop, you will be delighted to find many online vendors selling wonderful vegan items from food to clothing as well as a wide variety of books.
Make your New Year’s resolution to help someone close to you become aware of all of the benefits of a vegan diet and how easy it has become to lead a fulfilling life without harming animals and lessening their environmental impact.
Best wishes for a compassionate holiday season to you and your family. And, again, thanks for all you do on behalf of animals and our planet.
P.S. Have some extra time this winter, volunteer with VSEP! See our open positions by going to vsep.org and clicking on the VSEP leadership link.
Speaker from our May 4, 2013 Quarterly Dinner blogs about El Paso and us (VSEP)! Click Here to read!