All dishes must be completely vegan. They may not contain any meat,
poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, or honey.
Gelatin is a meat by-product. Please watch out for hidden dairy
products, such as whey and casein or caseinate.
Please prepare a 4x6 card with the name of the dish and all
ingredients. Prepare enough to serve eight people. Please bring your own
serving dishes and utensils, as well as your own dishes to eat from.
The guest fee is $3.00, which can be applied towards your
membership if you join the same night.
Brighton Town Park Lodge: located at 777 Westfall Rd.
between South Clinton Ave. and East Henrietta Rd. (Rt.15A). From I-390, take the Rt.15A exit and
go north to traffic light. Turn right on Westfall Road. Lodge is on south side
on "Haudenosaunee Trail."
Take the plant-based nutrition course!!!
The schedule for the spring session in 2015 has yet to be determined. Check back for more information.
As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are happy to announce that we have changed our name from the Rochester Area Vegetarian Society to the Rochester Area Vegan Society!
Since its founding in the fall of 1989, all of RAVS's events, projects, publications, and recommendations--as well as all the food served at its meetings--have been completely vegan. It has just taken 25 years for its name to catch up. RAVS has always intended to convey that the reasons not to eat meat, poultry and fish--concern for human health, for the lives of animals, and for the sustainability of the planet--argue just as strongly not to eat eggs, milk, cheese, or any other animal products. For all of these years, the group has kept its name in the belief that it is more welcoming to those who have not made the decision to be vegan. But in point of fact, RAVS welcomes everyone--meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans alike--to contact us, to join the group, and to attend any of its events. By changing its name, RAVS makes the unequivocal statement that its goal is to promote a vegan diet and way of life, and its mission is to bring that message to everyone.
Dr. Barnett’s Government Testimony:
On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Ted D. Barnett, MD, co-coordinator of RAVS, testified at the meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee in Washington, D.C.
To view the testimony click here: DGAC Video.
Dr. Barnett was the 5th speaker and can be seen at 20:20 minutes into the video. If you have the time, watch the whole video, it's fascinating!
The following have been featured speakers at prior RAVS events: Dr. Michael Greger was #4; Amie Hamlin was #13; Milton Mills, MD was #34 (except he got there late and is at the end).