This meetup group is sponsored by the Decatur Vegetarian Society and is open to anyone residing in Central Illinois or any visitors to our area. We welcome everybody who embraces a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle or is leaning in that direction. We will be getting together to enjoy a vegetarian meal at local restaurants or in member's homes. Also, we will be sharing the joys, pleasures, and benefits of this ethical, healthy, and environmentally sustaining lifestyle. Occasionally, we will participate in community events as well as plan trips to other cities to try out new eateries. Please join us if you are interested in meeting like-minded people, exchanging recipes and ideas, and finding support for your personal journey. We are a nonjudgmental community where all participants can feel welcome to express their opinions, socialize, and have fun.