From the Prez
Fall is in the air. If the relaxing atmosphere of summer has inspired you to get active this Fall – VSEP has a wealth of opportunities for you! We are undergoing a transition at VSEP. Sukie Sargent, after over 20 years of service, is taking a step back to spend more time enjoying her family, friends and other interests. Sukie has been fulfilling a variety of roles for VSEP, including founding the organization and serving in almost every volunteer role. So if you are interested and willing to take on a leadership role, we are ready for you!! Please see the complete list of open positions at www.vsep.org. We also have a new Skype phone number (915-799-0349), a new email address (VegSocietyEP@gmail.com) and new mailing address (4903 Love Rd., El Paso, TX 79922). We encourage you to add these new contacts to your address book and to start using them.
Our Fall calendar is full of activities…Potlucks, Restaurant Hoppers, a Vegan Bake Sale, and, of course, our Compassionate Thanksgiving Dinner in November. This dinner is often the highlight of the year and expectations are high for this year as well. Our speaker is Jenny Brown, of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. The WFS is a farmed animal shelter and advocacy organization that is dedicated to helping off-cast and abandoned animals from the meat and dairy industry. Jenny will share uplifting stories of how these animals recover and flourish at the sanctuary. Check our calendar of events for specifics about this and all of our events.
Also Save the Date for our annual Holiday Celebration and Installation of Officers – Sunday, December 8 at Opus World Bistro. Chef Michael Ross has developed a wonderful menu for us again this year.
It is wonderful to have so many options for connecting with like-minded friends new and old over delicious meals that don’t involve inflicting pain and suffering on other beings! We hope to see you at a VSEP event this Fall!