What we're about
The purpose of this group is to explore and celebrate being vegan in San Diego. We hope to attract more people to veganism with support, respect, patience and guidance.
We're a unique and dynamic group of positive people who value powerful topics like health and wellness, animal welfare, environmentalism and beyond. Some of us are lifestyle vegans, others may simply be committed to plant-based nutrition. And still others might be leaning towards veganism or vegan-curious. Maybe you're a vegetarian. Maybe you're an omnivore. Well, whatever you label yourself (or don't label yourself), join us and please, spread the word. We are an all-inclusive group.
Finally, please consider making a contribution of any amount to keep our social group up and running! We don't receive any financial support from local businesses and rely 100% on our members' contributions. It costs us $180/year to have our group on MeetUp.com. Here's the secure link: https://secure.meetup.com/sandiegovegans/contribute Thanks in advance for your support!
From Meetup.com: "Meetup uses a payment system called WePay that is fully integrated with our platform so you can easily collect member dues, event fees, and contributions. WePay receives 2.8% + $0.30 of each payment as a service fee to process the payment. Meetup collects 4.7% + $0.20 to provide you with integrated, convenient features which aren't available with off-site payment processors."
Please complete your introduction and upload a real photo of yourself. The photo must show your face. No distant photos are allowed. This is mandatory. Please note that the approval process is a precautionary measure that we have to take to make sure everybody's having fun in a safe and relaxed environment.
This Meetup group has a "no-flake policy" for both attendees and hosts: if you RSVP and don't show up, you may be removed from the group at the discretion of the host. So, please keep your RSVP current out of respect for the hosts and especially those attendees on a waitlist. Our hosts take time out of their busy schedules to plan great Meetups for our members. For those who just flake outright, it's disrespectful. With that being said, come join us. You won't regret it. (Otherwise, spammers will be automatically removed without warning.)
Everyone is welcome to "post and host" their very own Meetups within our group.
Please follow the look and feel of previous Meetups. Some Meetups that will be announced via email to our members are subject to review, editing and enhancement. This is done to help encourage members to attend by making it easy to understand and providing enough information to make getting together easy. Any member is welcome to participate, but please note that attendees will be expected to only consume vegan food during our Meetups.
DISCLAIMER: By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. If you bring guests, you will also be responsible for their actions. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.
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The Leadership Team
San Diego Vegans
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