! ~ Welcome to The Veganista Social Club ~ ! We are a community of progressive women from a variety of backgrounds that gathers and connects over (plant-based) food, fun, and a wide variety of interesting events. If you are looking to meet (& socialize with!) *vegan women, join in delicious vegan potlucks, explore San Diego (& beyond!) with new friends, and are looking to connect with like-minded women, this community is likely for you. :)
[* You don’t need to be vegan to join ~ just interested in plant-based nutrition and animal welfare.] :)
[** Although, for all Veganista events involving food, such as our many wonderful potlucks, please bring only vegan dishes.]
Our members host a wide variety of events, such as: the above-mentioned yummy potlucks (often themed), volunteer outings (such as volunteering at farm animal sanctuaries together), book club (we take turns selecting what we read & discuss), 'Geeks & Games Nights' (aka: board game nights), "Netflix & Spill," picnics in the park, hiking, beach days, bonfires, protests, yoga in the park, live theater, movie outings, concerts, gallery & museum receptions, organic garden tours, special vegan events around town, and so much more!
All members are encouraged to post and host events, whether they are in-home, or out & about.
We welcome your ideas! The Veganista Social Club looks forward to meeting you at an upcoming event!
As our goal is to create & maintain a close-knit community, we request our members be courteous with their RSVPs. Many of our gatherings are capped, so a 'no show' or last minute (24 hours or less) cancellation means another member is missing out on the opportunity to attend a gathering. If a member is a 'no show' - or repeatedly cancels at the last minute (for a capped or uncapped gathering) - she will be removed from the group, as it is unfair to other members. Please keep in mind our group's policies are created in the spirit of community-building.
Member dues / fees:
Meetup.com charges the Veganista Social Club $198/year, so our group has a $10 annual membership fee. (Once we have raised enough funds to cover our annual Meetup costs, the rest of the proceeds will go to a farm animal sanctuary we select as a group. Please let us know if you have a favorite farm animal sanctuary you would like to be considered!) :)
When you join our group, you can attend one of our gatherings prior to paying annual membership dues ($10) so you can check out the group, see how wonderful and welcoming everyone is, and decide to officially join then! :) After attending an event (virtual or in-person) your $10 annual membership fee is due. When your dues are - well - due, please reach out to our Veganista treasurer / co-organizer, Lucia L., to arrange payment via Venmo or Paypal, or bring your dues to one of our in-person gatherings. Thank you!
Please complete your member introduction ~ we look forward to learning about you! ~ and upload a photo of yourself, so we can find ~ and greet ~ you at events. :) *
We welcome women of all cultures, races, religions, and sexual orientation(s).
* Please message us if you have any questions; we look forward to meeting you!