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Thomas D.


Port Charlotte, FL

Member since:

October 23, 2012

We Welcome anyone who is interested in the group to join with no pressure. Please tell us a little about yourself. Are you vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian, plant based or veggie curious?

I am a vegetarian based on advice from doctors during an 8 year cholesterol study by the Air Force. The study slowly took all animal food products away from me over the study period, yet I remain on the boarder with cholesterol. I have been a vegetarian since the study which ended some in 1995.

What type of events would you like to see this group organize?

What I most appreciated in El Paso was their meetings every two months in large resturant that would prepare vegan buffets and then have a speaker that either had written a veg or vegan book or someone who had a great deal of veg or vegan background as a nutritionalist or someone like Dr Michael Gregor, who can to the El Paso group at least once per year. In addition there was always door prizes, generally gift certificates to Whole Foods, the speakers book, other books, cupons for facials, etc. The price was $12 for members and joiners and $15 for guests who "did'nt know" or who just wanted to see the speaker. Tickets for the door prizes were $5 each or 5 for $20. This income for attendance and the door prizes generally covered all expenses. We also occasionally had potlucks at someones home. Also had cake sales to help a charity now and then.

Any additional information you would like to share?

Since I am in Port Charlotte my tendency would be to show up once per month.

While at our events you and your guests understand & agree 1. You are responsible for your own actions. 2. You are responsible for all purchases you make. 3. You agree to only bring, order or eat vegan food. Please answer yes or no



Hello, I am from Las Cruces, NM where I attended both Las Cruces and El Paso, TX veg groups. I am a life member of the El Paso veg group and have been attending a few of these meetings. I have recently put solar on my roof to help the world.

What Thomas D. is saying about this Meetup Group

The food was just great from their Vegan menu and the selection of drinks was excellent. I tried a new beer and enjoyed it very much. Lots of new people that I hope to see again. Thanks Kim - it was great.

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