Welcome Vegans and Vegetarians!

The Vegetarian Network of Austin is Austin's longest-serving family-friendly social and educational vegetarian group, active in promoting vegetarianism in Austin since 1996. We aim to make it easier for new people to find out about vegan and vegetarian resources, businesses and activities in Austin.

We have at least two meetings each month, a potluck dinner held at one of our members' homes, and a restaurant visit for lunch or dinner a local vegetarian or vegan establishment, or at least one with a vegetarian-friendly atmosphere and menu. We also sometimes have food classes, film presentations, and tabling efforts at local events.

We produce a newsletter for Austin's vegan/vegetarian community five times a year, Austin Vegetarian Living, that's mailed out to our directory and distributed around town at various eateries and shops. We also produce a podcast on roughly the same schedule.

If you're interested in helping support the VNA's efforts, we encourage you to consider joining us as a VNA Director. Directorships have different levels to fit your level of interest, and we offer Directors several benefits.

You don't have to be vegan or vegetarian to attend our events, but we ask that you bring a vegan dish to our potlucks and order vegetarian at our restaurant visits.

july 28 2014
August Executive Board Meeting next week

The VNA holds a meeting of its Executive Board about once a month. VNA dues-paying members are always welcome to join our board meetings. For anyone who's interested in getting involved with the VNA's activities, serving on committees, or just helping us plan the VNA's future, we encourage you to come give your input.

This month's agenda items will include setting upcoming calendar events, reviewing our bylaws to finish changing the name of the VNA, using our recent bake sale proceeds to purchase equipment for Kate to the Rescue, and determining exactly what involvement the VNA will have with this year's chili cook-off.

If you're interested in attending, please email our Chairman, Brendan Good for details on how to join the meeting and where it will be held.