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Oak Brook, IL
Dear ChicagoVeg members -
As 2012 is coming to a close, I would like to take this time to say thank you to those who have supported and participated in ChicagoVeg events and initiatives. I would like to share some exciting news with you:
We started two additional groups based on members' poll opinion:
2012 was a landmark year for us as we became the largest Vegan and Vegetarian group in Chicagoland and second largest meetup in the world (vegan.meetup.com; vegetarian.meetup.com).
In addition to having more members, we continue offering significantly more events than any of peer groups. During 2012, we offered 34 events (not counting events of our satellite groups: ChicagoVeg Cooking, ChicagoVeg Kids, ChicagoVeg Outreach)!
We also made a history by organizing the very first Chicago Veggie Pride Parade (CVPP). Visit the official CVPP website at chicago.veggiepride.com. Please consider joining our Team to help us to organize the second CVPP: Meetup.com/ChicagoVeggiePride It's both: a lot of fun and a lot of work that translates in promoting veg*n lifestyle in public.
Another milestone: we finally broke off from being just a meetup group by taking the giant leap and becoming an official not-for-profit organization so we could more effectively carry out our mission to support local veg community and promote a plant-based diet.
You have the opportunity to be a part of our Leadership Team by joining our upcoming Leadership Team Meetings where we will generate more exiting events in the new year!
For more the upcoming events visit ChicagoVeg.org
We wish you all a wonderful New 2013 filled with good health, happiness, prosperity and peace.
- Vadim & The ChicagoVeg Leadership Team
Edited by Vadim on Dec 31, 2012 1:14 PM