VSDC Booth @ NBC4 Health Expo

 

VSDC will have a booth at the annual NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo to do outreach on vegan diets and their connection to great health.  The event will be held on the weekend of March 16 & 17 (9am - 5pm) at the Washington Convention Center. The educational and fun-filled event will include free health tests, screenings, food and other demonstrations, and fun activities. For more details about the overall event, see http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health/185478971.html

This is one of VSDC's most exciting tabling events where we can reach many thousands of people. VSDC volunteers hand out literature, answer questions, sell books, and present a positive image. No specific skills or knowledge are required.

We need many volunteers to assist us each day for 2 or 3 hour time slots:

**Sun (3/17), 9 am to 530 pm

[for Sat (3/16), see the separate meetup calendar notice on Mar 16]

Please volunteer your time by rsvp'ing ASAP.  As you RSVP, you will be prompted for your name, contact info, and the time you prefer to volunteer. This info will not be seen by others so please do include it.  More details / info will be emailed to you about a week before the event.

THANKS for volunteering!!

 

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Halls B & C

801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington DC

(between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place)

Metro: Green/Yellow lines, Mt Vernon Sq / 7th St-Convention Center


NOTE: THE SHOW WILL BE HELD REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER AND OUR BOOTH MUST BE STAFFED!

 

VSDC is tentatively in Booth 2401, near the "Healthy Cooking for You" food demonstrations.

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  • Saurabh

    We brought an important message of healthy and compassionate vegan eating to so many people who attended this expo. People were receptive and this type of outreach is such a thrill. THANKS to all the volunteers, and esp to Anne for coordinating them!

    March 21, 2013

    • Alistaire

      Yes, thank YOU Saurabh for reminding me to thank everyone else who helped bring the VSDC message to the convention center. I got to distribute my magic recipe to many interested people.

      March 22, 2013

  • Alistaire

    It was really good to see everyone! In addition to my metro fiasco getting to the convention, 2 of the NBC4 volunteer girls there were really nasty to me. Yes, US police got called. It was exciting, but I kept my cool.

    March 22, 2013

    • Anne B.

      Wow, I am so sorry that happened! NBC4 has asked for exhibitor feedback, I will email you directly to ask about that, because it seems relevant to our Expo experience.

      March 22, 2013

  • Anne B.

    Thanks, Saurabh! I agree the event was a success. Thanks to all of you for helping with tabling, and thanks to Rich Reis for helping Saurabh with setup on Friday afternoon, and to John W and Allison for take-down help. Thanks to Shankar for uploading photos! I just posted a photo from Sarah of her and Nicole tabling Saturday.

    March 22, 2013

  • Anne B.

    Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for your interest in volunteering with VSDC! The volunteer schedule is completely full at this point, so those who are attending have already been receiving emails from me (perhaps too many, haha!). If you haven't heard from me, I appreciate your interest and I hope you will volunteer again, but we aren't in need of your help this weekend. But you should go to the Expo anyway, and stop by the VSDC booth to buy a book! :) Plus there will be fun activities like free workout classes. It will be fun. And thanks again! I will update the RSVPs.

    March 15, 2013

    • Alistaire

      My train comes in at 9:46. Is that OK? Is Clevername your real last name?

      March 15, 2013

    • Anne B.

      That's perfect, Alistaire. My last name is Bunner. Thanks so much for your help!

      March 16, 2013

  • Anne B.

    Thank you to everyone who has RSVPed to help us out with tabling at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo! I already have a few of you lined up for shifts, but I will be contacting the rest of you soon. If you are still interested in helping out, be sure to indicate your availability and contact email and phone in the question answers, or send me a direct message.

    February 25, 2013

    • Eunji B.

      I've RSVPed for both day and please let me know what time my shift will be. Thanks! :)

      February 25, 2013

  • Lisa

    I may invite more people
    Thanks

    February 23, 2013

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