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Vegetarian Federal Union 1889-1911

ANNUAL REPORT 1897

THE WOMEN'S VEGETARIAN UNION (INTERNATIONAL).

FOUNDED MARCH 1895.

President-Founder:
Madame ALEXANDRINE VEIGELÉ.

Vice-Presidents:
Mrs. T. R. ALLINSON (England). Mrs. LUCY A. MALLORY (America).
Mme. B, WARDLAW BEST (Seychelle). Mrs. McDOUALL (England).
Madame BONNEJOY (France). Frau MERTENS (Germany).
Mrs. CLAXTON (England). Mme. KEELHOFF (Belgium).
Mme. ROGER DE GOEIJ (Belgium). Lady PAGET (Italy).
The LADY GWENDOLEN HERBERT (England). Mrs. M. SHURMER SIBTHORP (England)
Mdlle. TRUCHARD (France). Mrs. A. S. HUNTER (Scotland).
Mrs. C. LEIGH HUNT WALLACE (England). Fraulein KOFEL (Switzerland).
Miss MAY YATES (England).  

Hon. Treasurer:
Mrs. T. R. ALLINSON.

Hon. Reporter:
Miss ALICE PINCHES,

Hon. Secretary:
Mdlle. ADRIENNE VEIGELÉ.

Assistant Secretary:
Miss ELISA RIGHETTI.

Representatives on V.F.U. Committee: Regular, Mdlle. VEIGELÉ. Alternative, Mrs. CLAXTON.

Committee:
Mrs. CLAXTON. Miss EDITH TEGETMEIER.
Miss E. B. COLE. Miss VAN DER VELDE.
Miss CUTLER. Miss VISART.
Mrs. EAMONON. Miss H. F. WILLIAMS
Miss ALICE PINCHES. Mrs. B. ANSTEAD WOOD.
Mrs. KATHARINE REID. Miss MAY YATES.

Office: 96, Crawford Street, Baker Street, London., W.

The progress of the Women's Vegetarian Union continues to make rapid strides. It now consists of 300 Members and Associates, as well as several Honorary Members, exclusive of the Members of the Branches of this Union, of which there are two, one being established in Lambeth (London), and the other at Brussels. The latter possesses a Vegetarian Library, and publishes a bi-monthly paper, called La Réforme Alimentaire, as its official organ, which is the first Vegetarian periodical that has appeared in Belgium. Another branch is being formed in America. The income of the Women's Vegetarian Union from March, 1896, to March, 1897, was £34 8s. 3d., and its expenditure £30 15s. 7d. Apart from this, the receipts, during the same period, of its General Agency Department amounted to £5 2s. 3d., and its expenses to £3 12s. 1d.

The mode of propaganda of the Women's Vegetarian Union is to hold frequent meetings, social gatherings of members, lectures and cookery demonstrations (some of the latter being free and held monthly at the office of the Union); also to endeavour to form branches of this Union wherever possible, thereby creating interest in food reform.

By means of the General Agency Department Vegetarian employers and employees are brought together, thus filling a need so long felt among Vegetarians. Through its medium information can also be obtained concerning all that appertains to Vegetarianism and Hygiene, etc.

Further information can be obtained from the Hon. Secretary.

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