Vegetarian Society to meet June 8

WESTFIELD – Join the Vegetarian-Vegan Society of Chautauqua County in welcoming vegan royalty, motivational speaker Anne Dinshah, on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. Dinshah will speak on the topic “Dynamic Harmless-ness for Today’s World.” Dynamic Harmlessness Day is Nov. 2, but it’s a concept to be practiced every day: “Do the least harm and the most good.”

Dinshah co-authored the book “Powerful Vegan Messages” with her late father, American Vegan Society founder H. Jay Dinshah. Jay spearheaded the modern vegan movement in America, influencing many people with his message of dynamic harmlessness. Today, his daughter brings the message to a new generation with a gentle, entertaining way of communicating in her own style.

The menu for the evening will be pot luck. Those attending are invited (but not required) to bring a nutritious dish to share which will serve eight to 10 people. All food should be vegan (no meat, eggs or dairy products), and, if possible, organic and locally grown. Those attending should also bring their own table service.

The cost of the dinner is $6 per person, or $2 per person for those who bring a dish to share, with reduced rates for children. For more information or to make a reservation, call Gail Erb at 753-7761 or Anne Watkins at 782-4334, or email

All meetings are open to the public, especially to those who are interested in learning more about healthy eating and living. It is not necessary to be vegan or vegetarian to attend the meeting. The Vegetarian Society is an information and support group for individuals seeking to explore healthy eating through vegetarian or vegan lifestyles. The group meets monthly for a vegan dinner.

For more information, see Facebook at Chautauqua-Vegetarian-Society.