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Back to the Future |Join our AGM on the Sunday 30th | V Stars brings the world to you - V Stars Welcome to the new V Stars who have joined us. We are happy to support your journey of going meat free. For those who are vegan, you are going to be inspired by this group in other ways. In my last correspondence (April) Bob R. Aug 25, 2015 8:00 AM
Video about Mindful Moroccan Cooking Class (Vegan) - Hey V Stars,  We are found a loving chef in Lina Mbirkou who teaches people about Mindful Cooking.  Check out the meetup and the little video her blossoming baby. Bob R. May 30, 2015 11:05 AM
Happy 6th Birthday and why quitting can be refreshing - Dear V Stars, Hope you are staying warm and snuggled up this stormy Tuesday. Guess what today is? Its six years since this little seed called v stars was planted. Wow...we have done some fun things ov Bob R. Apr 21, 2015 11:33 PM
Meat Free Picnic, Blooming Dandylion and Mastering your Digestion - Happy Friday V Stars, What a warm way to finish off the week. Bring on the weekend. Bob R. Mar 27, 2015 5:09 PM
Join us tonight for Hungry for Change with heaps of goodies. - V Stars,  Wishing you well for this beautiful Sunday. :) We have the Hungry for Change Movie screening on tonight. Hungry for Change Bob R. Mar 15, 2015 8:27 AM
Hungry for Change film screening - pay as you you feel - V Stars,  Wishing you well for this beautiful Sunday. Last night, a few of us had a ball at the Mardi Gras on the Animal Lib Queer float - it was to highlight the fox fur industry and to put a stop to it. It was so much fun.  Bob R. Mar 8, 2015 4:49 PM
Hungry, Meat Free, and the winner of the Great Food Debate. - Hey Hey V Stars How is your year treating you so far? I have got to say, on my side there are so many changes at play, and it feels like a roller coaster at times. Even when I'm feeling a li Bob R. Mar 3, 2015 10:44 PM
World famous Dietitian in Sydney - V Stars exclusive discount - Hey Hey V Stars, Last night we had a ball learning about the deficiency myth about plant based diet and we learned how to get our vitamins and minerals. This was thanks to Violet.  It made me think. We have a world le Bob R. Feb 17, 2015 6:42 PM
This Foodie February, will you be the spark for change - Now we have past the celebration months. Let's kick start the year with some inspiring events We are in the month of Love with February. This month we are looking at the love of food. So much is happen Bob R. Feb 11, 2015 12:40 PM
Feel Kept, Be Kind, Do Krazy this Xmas - V Stars, What a year! Talk about a roller coaster of emotions and feelings.   We strive so much, and everything can change when we lose someone dear. But we pick up the pi Bob R. Dec 24, 2014 5:26 PM
Crazy things are happening in Sydney - Time to nurture more love this Xmas Season - V Stars,  I hope you are all safe in Sydney after the hearing the news about the siege. I hope everyone caught up in this get out safe and sound.  It's times like this, that we need to be reminded of how much we can love a Bob R. Dec 15, 2014 5:05 PM
V Stars visionaries where art thou? | Gifts vouchers for Xmas | Xmas Party Celebrations - V Stars, It’s December, and this means it’s time for celebrations all around. Woohoo! In our last of the Mindful Series, we had some fun with Collaborative Consu Bob R. Dec 1, 2014 3:48 PM
Great Food Debate results, Mindfood Finale with $100 prizes & more - Hey Hey V stars, On the 27th of October, we held a Sold out Great Food Debate between Raw, Vegan & Paleo. Whilst the arguments from all parties seemed valid there was definitely a consensus on eating mainly vegan wholefood as common thr Bob R. Nov 4, 2014 5:34 PM
Spring is here, Bob is back, let’s kickstart our Awesome events! - Hey Hey V Stars, With warmth of Spring it's time to refresh! Welcome to the new V Star members. You are coming at the right time with the Changemakers Festival starting tonight in Sydney. Whilst V Stars focus is to eat more plant Bob R. Oct 17, 2014 10:32 AM
Meetup details changed: 13 Sep - Cow Sanctuary & Organic Farm Stay - V Stars, If you want to spend a lovely weekend in a organic farm and cow sanctuary, check out this weekends' get-a-way. http://www.meetup.com/VStarSyd­ney/events/17701 Bob R. Sep 12, 2014 5:27 AM
Winners, Peter Singer & the my Last Dance Solo - V Stars, Things are warming up with August with Two Big events Congratulations to our two Winners Lee Hanes and Mariana Madeira for winning the two double tickets for the Mindful Events. Bob R. Aug 2, 2014 1:17 PM
What would you like to see for August and Sep and Win Tix - V Stars,  Just a reminder about the two events coming up on our calendar for next month with Peter Singer's Talk on the 11th and Bob R. Jul 29, 2014 1:16 PM
Missing Bob, Mindful Dinners, Expos & Win Tix to Peter Singer - V Stars,  Where did the year go? We are in July already it feels like the first half of the year has flashed by. Wowsers! As some of you know, this year has been very mixed with its ups and downs for me. Hence, t Bob R. Jul 14, 2014 2:40 PM
Missing Bob, Mindful Dinners, Expos & Win Tix to Peter Singer - V Stars,  Where did the year go? We are in July already it feels like the first half of the year has flashed by. Wowsers! As some of you know, this year has been very mixed with its ups and downs for me. Hence, t Bob R. Jul 14, 2014 2:39 PM
Winter Blues, Beating Food Cravings, Nourish and Shine Away - V Stars,  Winter chills are finally here.  The chills are a refreshing change from the heat. We have a few events which will warm the heart, mind and tummy of you! Firstly, we would like to than Bob R. Jun 25, 2014 12:21 PM
***V Stars special announcement*** - V Stars has just quietly turned 5 years! Over the years we’ve brought you over 365 events - that’s one event every 5 days. WoW! The diversity of V Stars is its strength. Bob’s visi Bob R. May 28, 2014 6:59 PM
This May we are going Mindful, Lentil and back to the garden. - V Stars, In April we nurtured ourselves Peanuts Funny Farm, we also learned the science of gratitude and enjoyed a lovely bush walk to Bobbin Head. For the month of May we are going to the Mindful space and part of tha Bob R. May 1, 2014 8:34 PM
This April we have Peanuts, Gratitude and a nature walk to boot - V Stars, I hope you have been well. In March there was a Bob R. Apr 8, 2014 3:37 PM
March Mayhem - Magic of Qi gong & Meat Free Week is here - V Stars, The month of March means Autumn cool is setting in. But not to worry, V Stars continues to have plenty of mayhem planned for this month. ;) We kicked off our Mindful Series in Feb talking about measures of Happiness. Don Bob R. Mar 3, 2014 10:07 AM
Being Happy & Building Vibrant Communities - Hey V Stars, Wishing you a warm and cozy Sunday. Tomorrow night, our Mindful Series begins for 2014. Where we bring leading experts in the mind and body space, who are sharing their learning with you.  T Bob R. Feb 16, 2014 3:25 PM
V Stars set to Sizzle this Summer - V Stars, Are you read for some sizzling event this Summer. We have a number of speakers coming to Sydney from all around the world, like Will Tuttle and Zoe Weil. We also have some home grown talent, with Bob. Look out below... Bob R. Feb 4, 2014 10:22 AM
V Stars are rocking in Sydney in 2014 - V Stars, How’s your new year treating you so far? February is here V Stars are hotting up this summer. I’ve returned from a few weeks away in a yoga course. After traveling the world looking for yoga teachers, it was just Bob R. Feb 4, 2014 8:29 AM
V Stars shine in 2014 - V Stars, With a New Year, wishing you an awesome 2014!  What would you like from V Stars in 2014? Tell us in this short 2014 Survey In the last 4 years, Bob R. Jan 6, 2014 1:05 PM
As the year comes to an end, Bob is back to celebrate! - V Stars, As the year comes to an end, let us come together and celebrate the year that’s been. Life is truly a fascinating journey, sometimes up and sometimes down – but always changing. Bob R. Dec 13, 2013 7:52 PM
Suggestions, Survey and Sign up this Sunday - V Stars, This is quick note before the world veg months of October and November strike. V Stars continues to evolve after 4 years, and I want to find out what you would like from our ev Bob R. Sep 29, 2013 5:02 PM
Time to party this Spring, and stay in touch - V Stars,  Last weekend we celebrated the nourishing raw weekend with Elaina Love - the guests loved it. You can see the photo's through the facebook page. We love to inspire change through the many varieties o Bob R. Sep 16, 2013 9:47 AM
The buds begin to blossom this Spring - what direction would you like us to go... - V Stars, With September here, there’s a lot of buzz as the buds begin to blossom. There comes a time to let go and see where the journey goes. Bob R. Sep 3, 2013 10:04 PM
BIG events this August - V Stars, Just a quick shout about a few BIG events coming up this month. 23 August Bob R. Aug 13, 2013 3:59 PM
Winds of change this August - V Stars, In the month of July V Stars headed to the Gokula Farm and had a great time. It was cold but well worth it. Seeing how we farmed traditionally. We also heard the delightful Robyn Chuter talk about the emotiona Bob R. Jul 30, 2013 5:28 PM
Updated: Oct 02 -09 World Veg Festival in Malaysia - Hey V Stars, I've updated the details for the World Veg Festival with the following details: Registration Costs Travel Accommodation Bob R. Jul 23, 2013 10:03 PM
V Stars June Email – V Star Adelaide, Spammers, Revolution & Surf. - V Stars, We have just passed the Winter Solstice, and we’ll have more sun. Good news! This month we saw the budding of V Star Adelaide. Woohoo! If you have enjoyed the V Star experience so far, tell your friends across Bob R. Jun 25, 2013 6:44 PM
V Stars Buzz this May and June - V Stars, We are moving into the cooler weather, but great to see the V Star buzz is still happening. Th Bob R. May 26, 2013 7:03 PM
Meetup details changed: Mindful May - Awareness within, let change begin - Hey V Stars, I have some good news about next Wednesday night's event. Iku Wholefood has been happy to come on board to support the event.  Bob R. May 24, 2013 9:29 AM
Meetup details changed: Mindful May - Awareness within, let change begin - Hi V Stars,  Apparently many didn't get the email about the major event being planned at the end of the month.  I've brought together key leaders in the mind space to make this a very special event.  If you're passionate a Bob R. May 15, 2013 12:00 PM
Magic and Mindful May - V Stars, There are some magic events coming up. If you are free this weekend, come down to Peanuts Funny Farm . It’s a wonderful place to feel nurtured and Bob R. Apr 24, 2013 8:46 PM
Guess who just turned four! - V Stars, Guess who just turned 4?  We have. So YaY! Over the last fo Bob R. Apr 24, 2013 8:20 PM
Sunday's Walk - Thanks you for signing up for this walk which I am really looking forward to sharing this walk with you. Please ensure you arrive at the station in good time to buy a return ticket to Otford and catch the train, as there is not another one for two Anna Apr 18, 2013 12:55 PM
V Star Social Drinks Opera Bar on 17th April 6:00PM - Hi fellow vstars!! Hope you are keeping well. It's been very busy with long weekend, travel for some and Anzac Day around the corner. Before we disappear again into over busy life's, lets get together for a social drink to catch up with friends Vivek Apr 8, 2013 3:04 PM
Thursday Meetup - Look forward to seeing you all around six pm and learning from the speakers For those who do  not know me I have long blond (corn coloured) hair and unless the weather changes will be wearing a green short sleeved jacket and matching singlet s Anna Mar 13, 2013 2:19 PM
V Stars - Living it up this March - V Stars, We are moving well into the year with March already here. Summer has officially ended, but don't be blue. We have an exciting month of vibrant activity from a Raw Food Party to a BIG picnic planned on Bondi beach. This Bob R. Mar 4, 2013 9:45 AM
Re: [The-V-Star] A message from Bob about the email you just received - What a major annoyance.. Just some advice to protect others - the account didn't necessarily get hacked because the password was too simple. Another way is if someone clicked on "forgot password" and managed to answer the secret quest Eug Feb 27, 2013 6:14 PM
A message from Bob about the email you just received - A message to ALL A fellow organiser of the V Star has just had her email hacked. Emails have gone out to all of her contacts saying she's in distress and needs money. When they reply, it goes to an account in Philippines. It gets Bob R. Feb 27, 2013 5:07 PM
Help! - Hi, Anna Feb 27, 2013 9:35 AM
Tonight's Vivisection Talk - I’m looking forward to meeting you all and learning especially from this inspiring human tonight. For those who do not know me I have long blond hair and will carry my now trade mark large turquoise bag with a rabbit drawn on it. I will be just Anna Feb 26, 2013 10:00 AM
Hi - Anna Feb 7, 2013 6:51 PM
V Star Feb Update - a taste of raw - Dear V Stars, Woohoo! We have reached over 700 members. From our shaping 2013 dinner meeting, we all decided V Stars keeps on doing what we do, with consistency. We are continuing to support sustainable re Bob R. Jan 28, 2013 3:28 PM
What we are planning for you in Twenty 13 - HNY V Stars! A week into the year, I trust you are having a good year so far. For some the holidays maybe a distant memory, for others it’s about recalling the fun times. We closed off December with a skydive to remember. Check out th Bob R. Jan 8, 2013 8:33 AM
Outside Tea house at main temple 100 meters past car entrance - See you Anna Dec 26, 2012 11:31 AM
Wishes for the festiVe season - Merry V Stars, With the crazy summer, enjoy the festive season with lots of laughter and love from those close to you. I want to say a BIG thank you, for joining so many of our events this year. Even a B Bob R. Dec 21, 2012 12:23 AM
What a year! - Welcome to the new V Stars! Since the launching of the Vstarbliss , I have been traveling for quite a few reasons. In October, I attended the International Veg Conference and Health Expo in Califo Bob R. Dec 4, 2012 5:10 PM
Greg in black Vegan T shirt will be the contact person tomorrow night - I may be late so look out for Greg when you get to Holmes venue Wed night Anna Nov 13, 2012 9:44 PM
Movie screening - health and nutrition - Did you know that, in 2009 (according to the latest data from the abs) the leading cause of death for all Australians was heart disease Strokes were the second leading cause of death Dementia and Alzheim Lorna Nov 8, 2012 10:30 PM
Wednesday breakfast talk - I'll be outside the Great Hall with a large tourquise bag with rabbit picture on it till seven am Look forward to meeting you there Anna Anna Nov 5, 2012 8:01 PM
Festivals, Dinners, & Parties...nice :-) - Hello again, This weekend we have the Cruelty Free Festival happening in Sydney and many V Stars participating in the numerous stalls from information to Yummy food outlets. A few mentions: Tracy - From Peanuts Funny Farm wil Bob R. Oct 25, 2012 8:00 PM
Highlights of the International VegFest & Health Expo 2012 - Dear V Stars, Last year I planted a seed about the trip to the US.  The purpose was to attend the International Veg Conference in San Francisco and the Health Expo in LA. It was great to hear and meet inspirational doctors Bob R. Oct 25, 2012 6:01 PM
Please may I ask for a minute of your time for Big Ears Sanctaury - Big Ears Sanctuary www.bigearsanimalsanctuary.com­ has helped so many animals and now could do with your help. All you need to do is to go to http://sunsuperdreams.com.au/d­ream/view/dreaming-for-big-ear­s-bunnies and vote for them. It is a no kill Anna Oct 17, 2012 10:21 AM
Free tickets to Mental screening tonight - The organisation I work for has 5 FREE tickets for tonight's screening of Mental as there are people who are now unable to come and the tickets have already been purchased. First in first served! If anyone would like a ticket, email me Lorna Oct 12, 2012 10:30 AM
Happy October - the VStarBliss is up! - V Stars, The warmer weather is definitely setting in, as the summer festivities are about to begin. Guess what? The website for V Stars is up! The link is VStarBliss.com.au It� Bob R. Oct 2, 2012 12:42 PM
A message from Bob - Morning V Stars, I'm sending this message again for those who did not receive it. We have just one week to go to Building Vibrant Communities forum. We have a great line up Bob R. Sep 20, 2012 8:49 AM
Re: [The-V-Star] Do you want to be a host a party on TV? - Preview not available Bob R. Sep 19, 2012 11:53 AM
Do you want to be a host a party on TV? - V Stars, I was contacted by Lifestyle Channel TV today and I want to share this with you all. Pls read below. If you have a message, let's hear it! Cheers, Bob Hello Bob I hope you Bob R. Sep 19, 2012 9:53 AM
V Star Bliss is ready to blossom this Spring - V Stars, The change of season is in the air with Spring swimming into our lives. I would like to invite you to the final V Star Sydney Forum on Building Vibrant Communities Bob R. Sep 14, 2012 4:18 PM
tonights Talk - I am looking forward to the talk and meeting you tonight. For those who do not know me I am wearing a turquoise shirt and rabbit necklace + dark jeans and running shoes. I’ll meet you at the library entrance by 6.15pm. Cheers Anna  Anna Aug 28, 2012 1:51 PM
FUTURE MEETUP SUGGESTIONS & PERSONAL MESSAGE -   Hi all, I would like to get some feedback from u with regards to future meetups for the Spring season, I'm happy to organise the meetups, but would like to know what John S. Aug 8, 2012 12:00 PM
Wellness Announcement - New speaker on Yoga and Ayurveda - Dear V Stars, I’m excited to announce the Ayurvedic Doctor Rama Prasad will joining us for our discussion on Wellness. With classical training at one of India’s prestigious Ayurveda Colleges for 7 years, along w Bob R. Jul 21, 2012 10:48 PM
Raw foodies where are thou? - V Stars, Those who have been in the group for a while would know the wonderful efforts Joy Mozzi has done to for the Living Food movement in Sydney with the Potlucks and maintaining Gaias Table. She's about to take a well needed brea Bob R. Jul 11, 2012 3:51 PM
Housekeeping rules for the V Star Group - Dear V Stars, As we are nearly crossing 500 members, there are some housekeeping matters which need to be raised. Two matters have been brought to my attention. Both of these matter have to do with respecting other memb Bob R. Jul 11, 2012 2:28 PM
Let's warm up Sydney with a V Star Wave - Dear V Stars, What happened to Sydney?! It’s time to warm up Sydney from the winter slumber. 1 – The City to Surf coming up on the 12th of August. This event is the largest running festival i Bob R. Jun 28, 2012 5:41 PM
A V Star on TV! - Dear V Stars, Fellow V Star, Robyn Chuter, will be discussing plant based nutrition on the Breakfast Show tomorrow morning on Channel 10. The time will be around 7.30. If you are free, do check it out and provide some feedback to the station. Bob R. Jun 13, 2012 9:01 PM
Winter Wishes from V Star - Dear V Stars, The winter spell has started in Sydney and dare I say London doesn’t want to let go of hers. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been fortunate to see some fab festivals and events. This weekend, Bob R. Jun 8, 2012 4:21 AM
Meetup details changed: 22 Jun - 'Green Sashimi' doors open 6pm - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/VStarSyd­ney/events/66909342/ When : Friday, June 22,[masked]:30 PM Leith May 30, 2012 10:40 PM
Are you getting too many Meetup emails? - Dear V Stars, Here's how you can moderate the emails you receive from Meetup: As you log into the main page. Go to "Account" in the top right of the screen. Select "Email Set Bob R. May 25, 2012 5:14 PM
V Stars are warming up this Winter - Dear V Stars, I wish you well from old London town. After being here for over 3 weeks, London experienced its first full sunny day yesterday. Bob R. May 24, 2012 3:37 AM
IMPORTANT - BLUE MOUNTAINS RETREAT - IMPORTANT -   hi V Stars   John S. May 14, 2012 4:23 PM
Driving instructions - Hi All, When we get close, there is no phone coverage and the GPS could be in trouble. If possible I think we should meet on the way, so we can travel in a convoy. We can even meet just outside of Sydney at a major petrol station before Bob R. Apr 25, 2012 10:27 AM
Peanuts & Zen - Morning again, What a beautiful morning. Next week, a few of us are going away to Peanuts Funny Farm. Due to limited sleeping, we can only sleep12 people overnight. H Bob R. Apr 22, 2012 11:41 AM
Let's share more - Dear V Stars, There are so many good things happening; let’s share more! I was bouncing off the walls after last nights event. Big thanks to Anna, Duncan, Lorna, John, Liza, and Vince for their suggestions in the last month. Bob R. Apr 22, 2012 10:56 AM
V Star April - Autumn update - Dear V Stars, We were blessed with the summer sunshine showering us for Easter. The crisp autumn air swiftly moves in. Bob R. Apr 14, 2012 12:32 AM
Plenty of events coming up... - Dear V Stars, There are a few spots still left for the Nourishing evening tomorrow night. If you can make this, do try to make it. It will be a delightful evening. Robyn's presentation is about food and how it affects our genes. Bob R. Mar 27, 2012 2:57 PM
A Nourishing Night, Facebook and more... - Dear V Stars, With the start of Autumn, there are positive changes happening all around. When I set up V Stars, I wanted to create a platform where we learn from each other about nutrition and sustainability. From time Bob R. Mar 16, 2012 1:06 AM
confirming numbers for Dog Walking this weekend - I'm confirming numbers for dog walking this weekend so please take a moment to check and ensure: You RSVP if you are going. If you are not going and previously indicated that you were, please change y Lorna Feb 28, 2012 6:01 PM
V Star Call Out and Events for Feb & March - Dear V Stars, There are a stack of events happening in the next few days, and the coming month. Firstly, a BIG congratulations to Jeevi who won the raw co Bob R. Feb 23, 2012 11:23 PM
V Star Feb update.... - Dear V Stars, It’s a wet one, but things are looking bright…. One of the V Sta Bob R. Feb 2, 2012 7:29 PM
It's a month of Valentines... & cupid needs to be more clear - Dear V Stars, Initially, I noted this as a speed dating night. But as you will see below, the event is made to be pleasant, with 8- 12 other V Star members. How would you like to have a Degustation with 8 to 12 other V Star Bob R. Feb 2, 2012 6:18 PM
It's a month of Valentines... - G'day V Stars! Are you looking to find a potential partner out there? Whilst you meet the V Stars, you may be wondering who are the single folks? With meetups, you might not have enough time to get to ‘that’ question or get to k Bob R. Feb 1, 2012 3:36 PM
Re: [The-V-Star] 2012 Twinkle - Can consumption become sustainable? Anna Jan 10, 2012 9:06 AM
Re: [The-V-Star] 2012 Twinkle - Thank you Bob for a very insightful and 'twinkly' message. We do apprec Joy M. Jan 9, 2012 6:41 PM
2012 Twinkle - Wishing you a HNY in 2012! So what’s your plan for the year? Perhaps it was to make more money; or change weight; how about buying a bigger house or the yearning to have more than the neighbour? & Bob R. Jan 9, 2012 3:59 PM
Season's Greetings! - Dear V Stars, Summer is amongst us, and so are the celebrations over Christmas and NYE. As we celebrate with friends and loved ones, I want to share some wonderful initiatives for th Bob R. Dec 27, 2011 9:36 AM
V Stars events to end of Twenty '11 - Dear V Stars, Summer is almost amongst us, and so are the celebrations over Christmas and NYE. To start off, we having drinks tomorrow at the Owl House, in East Sydney. It’s a tiny venue and best for a small group. Bob R. Nov 29, 2011 12:25 PM
Meetup details changed: Visit the K.I.S. Stall in Parramasala (Diwali Festival) - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Sydn­ey-V-Star-Group/events/3979363­2/ When : Sunday, N Bob R. Nov 4, 2011 1:05 AM
Spring is in the air - Dear V Stars, I’m back! Spring is in the air, and I am looking Bob R. Sep 23, 2011 1:56 PM
Location finalised for Raw Food Workshop - Limited to 10 - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Sydn­ey-V-Star-Group/events/2519235­1/ V-Stars Spring Raw Joy M. Sep 1, 2011 7:51 PM
Invitation to connect on LinkedIn - Karyn Aug 29, 2011 8:58 PM
V Stars August Update - Dear V Stars, We have had some fabulous Meetups in the last few months. Well done to all the organisers and those who participated. As I’m about to start my trip, I couldn’t go without giving you the next steps for V Stars. Bob R. Aug 18, 2011 2:33 AM

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