Sep 3rd IWV Meeting slated for YMCA.
DONT go to Magic Island Beach Park!
Sep 10th There will beNO IVW meeting. why? Because that night's the VSH meeting.
"IMAGINE A VEGAN WORLD"
Vegan Discussion & Support Group Meeting.
At the YMCA at 401 Atkinson Drive right beside Ala Moana Mall
except when VSH meets.
Free! Unless one is sharing a food cost or something.
Open to All! [Vegan, Vegetarian, or even if you are not veg yet, but you are interested in what it's all about.]
What is it??
It's a Discussion Meeting where people get together and chat about things like being plant based diets, the latest new science and facts, and where people can ask questions about being vegan, you can learn what's good to eat, maybe exchange some recipes, sometimes there's also a little sample of a vegan food to taste, you can share your experiences being vegan, say how long you've been vegan, help anyone who is New to being vegan 'do it right', and help people who are not yet vegan but interested in being vegan learn about it, learn facts, health information, and how fun and easy it really is, plus all the benefits to it. It's a cozy group, it can be anywhere from just a few people, to over a dozen sitting around a conference table and taking turns bringing up topics and asking questions. You can learn where to get some type of food that you haven't been able to find, you can learn scientific info about carbs, proteins, and fats. You can learn about longevity, losing weight, things that could help against cancer, and how to build muscle and strength as a vegan, or just enjoy a nice walk and vegan foods for fitness, and you can hear about other vegan activities going on. All the while helping the earth, helping animals, and people too.
What's it for??
The main point is vegan support. If you've been told you can't do it, or anyone's telling you less than correct info about it's health, or you're having difficulty with your family who is discouraging you, or even pressure or bullying, whether from friends or at school, this can give you the support you need to get support, receive answers in response to some of the incorrect myths flying around out there , feel good and enjoy some time with some like-minded people who can help you out. It's all about support.
Do I have to be vegan to come to it??
No. It's open to all! In fact, you might want to attend even moreso if you are currently eating steak and meat because you might go in thinking something you were always taught, and then learn it turns out to be different than you always thought! That's what makes it fun, learning something new!
What if I'm new to being vegan??
"Other people, family, friends, and blogs on the internet are telling me this or that, who's right??"
Then this meeting's for you! Exactly! Come and ask anything you want. All your questions. And we'll discuss it! It's fun.
What if I've been vegan for 20,30,40,50 years already and I know all about Being vegan and I'm already solid on all this??
Come to the meeting anyway! This meeting is also for you. Because YOU can help new vegans learn from your expertise and do it right! Share your experience. Share the joy. Teach new people.
Ok, I'm in! Where is it??
It's at the Y.M.C.A on Atkinson. Right next to Ala Moana Mall (parking hint!).
The address is 411 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu. Oahu. Hawaii.
For a Google MAP to the locaton, you can try this:
You can use the directions on that map to get there, or click the "Street View" to see a photo of the front entrance of the building. Go up the steps. Past the 'aerobics class' room. Straight to the Front Desk and just say you're here for the Imagine a Vegan World meeting and they'll point you to the room which is close by only 30 feet from the front desk or down the hall. If there's any door to go through they'll take you there. It's a small casual friendly atmosphere with a table some chairs, and there could be anything from 3 people there up to over a dozen or more, but you'll always come out with some good friendly inspiration.
Hey! Why not give it a try! At the very least you got to spend an hour or two talking with some nice people, what else better is there to do on a Tuesday night. However, on the other hand, you might just find out some health info at some little meeting on a Tuesday Night at 6:30pm that could change your Life. Not bad for a Tuesday Night.
"IMAGINE A VEGAN WORLD" - IVW
Vegan Discussion & Support Group Meeting
Leader: Terry Bear
See you there!
Try to click RSVP to confirm, if you are really going to make it, that provides an idea of how many people are going to show up. Enough for hand-outs or how many food samples, etc. Oh, and tell others about this, on meetup, on twitter, on facebook, or in person. It'll be fun. Thanks!
Sep 3rd IVW Meeting is slated to be at the YMCA.