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Peter Singer at BU

For those of you who missed Peter Singer’s presentation. Enjoy!

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E-Board Elections and Final Potluck

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Join us this Friday May 3rd for the last potluck of the semester. Each guest is encouraged to bring a dish to share, as well as a friend. Additionally, at the potluck, we will be holding elections for the Executive Board positions. All positions are up for re-election and their requirements are listed below. All members are encourage to run for the positions regardless of prior experience.

Positions Include:

Outreach Coordinator (President) – the job of the Outreach Coordinator is to make sure day-to-day that Boston University is vegan and vegetarian friendly. Simply put, the outreach coordinator acts as a point-person. The Outreach Coordinator is required to plan one event per semester as well as one movie screening per semester. The Outreach Coordinator also moderates the meetings to that they stay relatively structured and on task. This does not mean that they talk the most or dominate the meetings in any way.
Volunteer Coordinator (Vice President) – the job of the Volunteer Coordinator is to make sure we have enough volunteers at leafletting and other events. The Volunteer Coordinator bottom-lines monthly leaflets and oversees their distribution. The Volunteer Coordinator must also plan one event per semester.
Public Relations Coordinator (Secretary) – the PR Coordinator’s tasks include taking minutes at each meeting to be used to write the newsletters, sending out the bi-weekly newsletters to the email list, overseeing the Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as working to advertise our events to account for proper event attendance. The PR Coordinator also drafts press releases as necessary for our events.
Activism Coordinato– the job of the Activism Coordinator is generate our own veg activism alongside other activist groups on campus. This position requires that you plan one event in tandem with another activist group on campus per semester as well as a group trip or community service project.
Financial Coordinator (Treasurer) – the Financial Coordinator plans at least one fundraising event per semester (to donate to whichever organization we collectively choose). They also cooperate with the Allocations Board to provide funding for our events. The Financial coordinator also makes sure that there is food at all of our meeting. The Financial Coordinator also ensures that we have food at all our meetings!
And finally…

The job of every Veg Society Member is to check and balance the E-board members!

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February Vegetarian Society Events

We’ve got a load of events coming up, check them out!

Tuesday, February 5: 2013 Kickoff Environmental Coalition Potluck
5-6:30pm at 808 Gallery
Come for the Sustainable Futures/Alternative Visions exhibit to get inspired and stay to share common goals for this semester! Some big ticket items we will discuss include the future of urban gardening at BU, and coordinating a massive Earth Week. We will vote on an inclusive theme and collaborate to pull together more funds to support YOUR events!

Sunday, February 10: Team Veg Boston Running Meet-Up
Morning in Porter Square (details TBA)
This is the third annual Team Vegan Boston! We already have BY FAR our largest team of runners coming together, with over 30 people signed up! We’re very excited to have a big showing at Boston’s Run to Remember on May 26th and to raise even more money than last year to help animals! We’re running to support the work of The Humane League, the most active grassroots animal group in the greater Boston area. While we register with the R2R, we will each have our own personal fundraising page on www.teamveganboston.com and will be raising money separately from the R2R. Come out for the first running meet-up!

Friday February 15: Sunday, February 17: Ivy League Veg Conference
4pm on Friday – 3pm on Sunday at Yale University in New Haven, CT (transportation provided)
On February 15-17, 2013 Yale University will host the second Ivy League conference dedicated to exploring the academic basis for plant-based diets and building a cohesive community of activists and advocates. Speakers: Wayne Pacelle, Dr. Wu, Dr. Greger, Dr. Shepherd, Milton Mills, Gidon Eshel, William Crouch.

Thursday, February 21: Movie Screening of “Bethany’s Story” and Q&A Session with the Director.
6pm in KCB 106
This is an incredibly touching film about one girl’s triumph over debilitating health challenges through her own wisdom and determination.  After becoming paralyzed by a bad reaction to medication, Bethany discovered the answer from one of the simplest, most basic things we do every day.  Learn about this solution and why this has been proven to be so powerful for healing.

Friday, February 22nd: Boston College Outreach Extravaganza
10-2pm on all Boston college campuses
Join up with The Humane League of Boston to make sure your school is leafleted with Vegan Outreach’s “Compassionate Choices” pamphlet. Schools already signed up to leaflet: Boston University, WIT, MassArt, NEU.

BU VEG SOCIETY MEETING INFORMATION:

Meeting days alternate between Tuesday and Wednesdays.

Wednesday, February 6th

Tuesday, February 13th,

Wednesday, February 20th

Etc.


Have questions? Email vegsoc@bu.edu

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