The Very Vegetarian Society of  Winston Salem

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The Very Vegetarian Society of Winston Salem (V.V.S.W.S.) was founded in 1990 by Anne and Wes Weaver.  They were inspired to start their own vegetarian group after attending Summerfest sponsored by the North American Vegetarian Society  and listening to the wonderful speakers in attendance.  Several of our members attend Summerfest every year.


The purpose of V.V.S.W.S. is to provide education and support to those who are vegetarian or who want to become vegetarian.   We provide education materials at  health related conventions and contribute articles to newspapers.  V.V.S.W.S. also coordinates appearances for national speakers and authors such as  Neal Barnard, MD (Breaking the Food Seduction), Agatha Thrash, M.D (Food Allergies Made Simple)., . Michael Klaper, M.D.,(PBS television productions, "Food for Thought," and the award winning, "Diet for a New America.") Howard Lyman (Mad Cowboy), and  Brenda Davis, R.D.  (Becoming Vegetarian)

As interest in vegetarianism grows in Winston Salem and the country, we look forward to continuing to educate and support vegetarians in their quest for information.

Monthly Meetings

V.V.S.W.S .meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at Miller Park Recreation Center. Meeting time is 6:30 p.m.   Our meetings include a vegan potluck dinner and a guest speaker and are open to anyone who is interested in vegetarianism whether you have been a vegetarian for years or just starting out.  You do not need to be a member to attend our meetings.

We ask that you bring a vegan dish (no meat, dairy or eggs) to serve 8.  Please bring a copy of your recipe to share.  We request that you bring your own eating utensils, plates and cup.   


Membership is open to all who want to learn about vegetarianism.  Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been a vegetarian for years

If you are interested in becoming a member, e-mail us at  Include your name, address and phone number.

In Memory of Anne Weaver

It is with great sadness that we inform visitors to our website that Anne Weaver, co-founder of the Very Vegetarian Society of Winston Salem, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2007.  Though Anne will be greatly missed, the Very Vegetarianclick to enlarge Society will continue her legacy of education and support of vegetarians, new and old.  Please help us is in continuing where Anne left off. - Thank you!   If you would like to read the article that appeared in the Winston Salem Journal click here


Anne & Wes Weaver
Summerfest 2002
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The Very Vegetarian Society
PO Box 15000
Winston Salem, NC 27113-0000


Last modified: Monday April 09, 2007.