• The Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society (MAVS)

    Offered through Monmouth University’s Center for Human and Community Wellness, Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society (MAVS) is a non-profit, non-sectarian educational organization that strives to provide:

    • educational resources for informing the public about the advantages of a vegetarian diet;
    • nutritional information, including recipes, that will support and facilitate the adoption and healthful enjoyment of a vegetarian diet;
    • insight into the impact of animal-centered diets on human health, on the integrity of our environment, on world hunger, and on cruelty needlessly inflicted on billions of living, feeling, creatures every year;
    • an opportunity for interested not-yet-vegetarians to learn first-hand about the delights of good vegetarian cooking and to get to know and interact with experienced vegetarians; and
    • an opportunity for enriched understanding, mutual support, and shared fellowship for practicing vegetarians by providing opportunities for community outreach and community service in the interest of good health, environmental protection, and compassionate living.

    MAVS meets on one Sunday per month of most months during each semester. Meetings offer a SHARE-A-DISH DINNER of completely vegetarian foods (a vegan potluck dinner) followed by a lecture, workshop, or forum related to our educational mission.

    Our programs feature distinguished nutrition experts, health-care professionals, creative vegetarian cooks, discussion forums on ethical issues, book reviews, and films.

    MAVS welcomes all Vegetarians to membership—as well as those who, while not yet vegetarians, are interested in learning about Vegetarianism by sharing in the group's activities and in supporting the objectives and philosophy of the Society.

    Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or poultry. Vegans, in addition to being vegetarian, do not use other animal products and by-products such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics, and soaps derived from animal products.

    For more information about vegan diets, including recipes, click on the following link: www.vrg.org/nutshell/vegan.htm#what

    Upcoming MAVS Events 

    All of our events are free and open to the public.  

    Film Screening of the Documentary Film Bethany's Story , Q&A Session to Follow with the Film's Producer, Janet McKee + A Vegan Potluck  

    Sunday, September 28, 2014 1:00 pm
    Presented by: Janet McKee, film Producer and Certified Health Counselor
    Monmouth University, Wilson Hall Auditorium
    Parking is free and available behind The Club in Lot 11.
    Film Trailer:http://www.sanaview.com/Bethanys-Story.aspx  

    SUPER Simple SUPER Nutrition: Using Food & Fitness to Optimize Health
+ A Vegan Potluck  

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 1:00 pm  
    Presented by:
    Celebrity Trainer JP, Dr. Kerrie Saunders, and Susie Krandal, RN
    Monmouth University's Magill Commons Club Dining Room
    Parking is free and available behind The Club in Lot 11. 
    John Pierre: http://www.johnpierre.com
    Kerrie Saunders:

    Join Leadership Empowerment Expert  Susie Krandel, RN , and Internationally-known Nutrition Superstars Dr. Kerrie Saunders & Celebrity Trainer JP for an evening you'll never forget! This fun and fast-paced discussion shows you how to use real food & fitness tips to help prevent or reverse chronic disease processes like diabetes, cancer, heart disease and obesity. Sharing the secrets of their combined decades of nutritional expertise, they'll have you re-designing and creating the life you've always dreamed you could live. Their books and DVDs will be available for purchase and author-signing before and after the presentation.  

    Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck Celebration + Special Guest Speaker Harold Brown  

    Sunday, November 16, 2014 1:00 pm - Save the Date!  
    Presented by:
    Harold Brown
     Monmouth University's Magill Commons Club Dining Room
    Parking is free and available behind The Club in Lot 11. 
    Please bring a fall-inspired vegan dish to share at our celebration.



    Directions and Parking

    • Directions: Click here for directions to the Monmouth University and a map of the campus.
    • Parking: Use Faculty/Commuter Parking - Lots 13, 14, 15. Larchwood Avenue is on the far west side of the Campus.

    What Should I Bring to the Vegan Potluck?

    You will need to bring the following:

    • A vegan dish to share and the appropriate serving utensils. Bring a quantity that would feed two individuals a generous dinner – this quantity will allow multiple people to sample your dish.
    • A recipe of the dish you bring on a 3x5 card (or similar). Please highlight any common allergens such as peanut, tree nut (walnut, cashew, etc.), soy, and wheat.
    • Your own plate, bowl, cup/glass, paper towels, and utensils

    Simple Vegan Meal Ideas

    Contact Information

    For more information about MAVS or the requirements for Share-A-Dish contributions, please feel free to contact us at any time. You can send an e-mail to Professor Mary Harris at mcharris@monmouth.edu.

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