Mar 182015

Join us Monday, March 30th!

We are having our second planning meeting and our first dine-out!

If you missed what happened at our first meeting, check out a wrap-up here. We are having our second meeting at IKE Box (299 Cottage St NE) in downtown Salem on Monday, March 30th at 5:30 pm. Please share and invite people to this event on Facebook.

Join us for our second meeting to gather ideas and make plans for our group and also to plan for our table at Earth 411, Salem’s Earth Day event.

After the meeting (~6:45 – 8:00 pm) we will have a dine-out for more informal socializing time at Venti’s on S. Commercial. If you can only come to the dine-out and not the meeting, we’d still love to have you! Venti’s has agreed to create a special vegan appetizer and/or entrees for us that night! In case you are unfamiliar with the term, a “dine-out” is just an informal get-together where people can chat and hang out and support a business with our “veg dollars.” Everyone buys their own food and drinks. Hope to see you there!

Group Communications

Our Facebook page and this newsletter are “one-way” communication tools. We recognize the need for us to be able to talk amongst ourselves to plan events and share ideas. To this end, we have created a CCV Facebook discussion group as well as a Google Group for those who prefer email or who are not on Facebook. Feel free to join the discussion!

Earth 411

Salem is having is first Earth Day celebration in 18 years, called Earth 411, on April 11th at Riverfront Park. Cherry City Vegans will have a table at the event where we can talk to people and hand out information about the environmental (and other) benefits of adopting a vegan diet along with raising awareness about our group. We need people to help plan this outreach and sign up for a tabling shift.

If you are interested, come to the meeting on March 30th or send us an email. Because this is our first tabling event, there is a bit more work to prepare than other events in the future when we will already have all of the materials, etc. It should be a lot of fun and a great way to network with fellow veg friends and outreach to the community at large.

Great American Meatout!

Friday, March 20th is the Great American Meatout!  A program started 30 years ago by Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), it’s a day dedicated to bring awareness about the benefits of being vegan. The website has some great resources which you can share.  We requested printed materials which have been distributed and are on display at Lifesource Natural Foods, Natural Grocers and Willamette University.

Invite your friends to take the Meatout pledge where they’ll receive interactive info and exciting support resources for going vegan on March 20th (…and hopefully beyond!).


As of right now, we are not planning any further potlucks. If someone wants to step up and take on continuing these, we are totally in support of that! We just don’t have anyone who is heading these up at the moment. Let us know if you’d like to see these continue and you are wanting to come up with the dates and locations, etc.

Other Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities & Events

Green Acres Farm Sanctuary
5272 Brush Creek Dr. NE, Silverton

  • Work Parties:  3/14 & 3/28 (10am – 12pm)
  • Educational Tours:  4/12, 5/10, 7/5, 8/2, 9/13 (1 – 3pm)
  • Open House:  6/7

Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary
36831 Richardson Gap Rd., Scio

Thanks everyone! Hope to see you on March 30th and/or April 11th!

-The Cherry City Vegans team

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