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Education and support for those interested in a vegetarian lifestyle

Vegetarians In Motion

Rockford, Illinois


Vegetarians in Motion meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month from September through June. 

Please bring a vegetarian dish to pass (no meat, poultry, fish, meat broth or gelatin) that will serve 8-10 people, plus your own plate, silverware and cup.  To be considerate of vegans and people with food allergies, please label dishes if they contain eggs and/or dairy products. Recipes are appreciated.

Admission: $3 for members, $5 for non-members, no charge for children Meetings are held in the Social Hall of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 3300 Rural Street, Rockford.  Use the main entrance on Corbridge Lane just across the street from the Church's large parking lot. 

Non-vegetarians are always welcome!


Upcoming Events

6:30pm - Potluck

7:30pm - Program

11:30 am.  Jody Perecone gives a talk "Eating Away at Our Environment" at John's Restaurant and Pizzeria, 2914 11th Street.  VIM will have a table with the Vegan Outreach pamphlet, Vegan Starter Kit and our current newsletter.

Noon to 1 pm  Italian Vegan Lunch at John's.  Must make reservation by Wednesday, September 25th.  $20. Must give credit card number to hold reservation.  (she didn't mention it, but one could probably go in and pay cash ahead of time) Phone number is 815-398-4044.  State if need GF or have allergies.

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm  Jody repeats her talk at Just Goods Listening Room, 201 7th St.   VIM will offer the same handouts.  Here might be our chance to connect with more non-vegans.

October 8: Movie Night: "How Not To Die", Dr. Greger Video - In this "best-of" compilation of his last four year-in-review presentations, Dr. Greger explains what we can do change the #1 cause of death and disability: our diet.  Run time 77 minutes.  We will need to start the potluck at 6:30 sharp and start the video at 7:15.

November 12: Amanda Stivers - Staying Grounded through the Holidays
The holidays can be a joyful time but also a stressful time! Local, certified yoga instructor Amanda Stivers will present pranayama(breathing) and meditation techniques along with gentle yoga poses to help you feel your very best throughout the holiday season. Handouts will be provided to be able practice what you learn at home!

December 10: Members discussing charities and groups - Members will give short (5-10 min) presentations on their favorite local charities and interest groups. 

January 14: Chili cookoff (You must be pre-registered)

Volunteers are always needed to help setup or cleanup... come early or stay late!!


Vegetarians In Motion

Rockford, Illinois