A study showed that just casual vegetarians have a 40% less chance of dying from cancer and that a vegan has up to a 60% less risk of dying from cancer than those eating the standard western diet.
The "Vegetarians-Vegans of the Peninsula" meet-up is to gather with like minded individuals who are already vegetarians or vegans or with those who would like to learn how to make the transition to change their eating habits to become one. Our group will be for the purpose of discussing where such restaurants are located on the peninsula that offers a V-V menu (besides a salad), where we can meet to exchange recipes, have discussion groups, attend forums, go on field trips, learn about animal compassion, alternative medicine, organic gardening, promoting a green environment, all the while making new friends.
We basically have only one strict rule. It is required that you submit a current profile picture of YOURSELF....not of your children/grandchildren, pet, cartoon, or of a scene. There have been no-profile-picture-people who are actually spammers on various sites, a member of a net-working group, or a business peddling wares and we don't want you to be of this suspicion. It is difficult for you to be welcomed at a meet-up or to know if you are indeed a member, if no one recognizes you. We are not a secret society. We meet in the public; therefore, you will be seen in public with the rest of us. Please don't be the exception and not post your profile picture.
Please do not RSVP 'yes' unless you intend to make every effort to attend. This is so important when your host makes reservations for a group, whether it be at a restaurant, car pooling, or a meet-up point at an event. After replying 'yes' and you discover that you will not be able to attend an event, please update your status as soon as possible. We are trying to keep an accurate attendance to see what meet-ups are a success and which are not. After attending a meet-up, please comment on the event that you attended.
During meal time, please be respectful of those seated at your table and refrain from continuous phone/text useage. The purpose of sharing a meal is to socialize 'in person' with those around you. No one else is interested in your phone conversations, how swift your thumb glides across your key pad, not to mention the lighted flow around your face when reading your messages. Unless you are anticipating a family emergency, just one or two hours w/o this luxury will help make you a better conversationlist.
Beginning March 1, 2015, everyone who has not attended a meet-up in the past 12 months, will be dropped from our membership group (this also includes if a member did RSVP but did not show up). Then, on May 1st, the same will be applied to those who have not attended in six months. Henceforth, this purging will be done the first of each month. I’m sure that you all will agree, if someone has not attended or even checked our web site in 6-12 months, they have no real desire to physically be part of our group. Unless we do this, membership dues will have to be enforced and I don’t think it’s fair that the few who do attend have to pay for those who have not during such a time frame.
COMING TOGETHER IS A BEGINING. KEEPING TOGETHER IS PROGRESS. WORKING TOGETHER IS SUCCESS. LEARING IS GROWING. GROWING IS ACHIEVEMENT.