|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
Vegetarian Federal Union 1889-1911
From The Vegetarian (London) January 28, 1893:
Vegetarian Annual Meetings
Monday Jan 23rd may be considered a red letter day in the annals of Vegetarianism, as the comined Annual Meetings of the Vegetarian Federal Union and the London Vegetarian Society took place at the Memorial Hall on that day.
The Meeting of the Vegetarian Federal Union was well attended by delegates from the following Societies :- Brighton (Mr. Slatter), Bolton (Mr. Forward), Croydon (Mr. Field), Exeter (Mr. Doremus), London (Mr. Clifford, Mr. Field, Mr. Mottram, Mrs, McDouall), Northern Heights (Mr. Matthews), Portsmouth (Mr. Prior), Sheffield, The Vegetarian Society (Mr. Knight), West Ham (Mr. Boden and Mr. Mansell), Woolwich (Mr. T.A. Hanson). Mr. A. F. Hills was in the Chair.
Some small alterations in the rules of theFederal Union, having been made they were finally confirmed and adopted.
The Officers elected for the year were Mr. A. F. Hills President, Mr. Oldfield Treasurer and Mr. Doremus Hon. Secretary.
Reports were received as to the arangements that had been made for a stall for display of literature at Chicago Exhibition and the excursion of Vegetarians to take part in the Vegetarian Congress to be held there in the beginning of June.
The following items recommended by the Executive Committee as a Political Programme for the Vegetarian Federal Union were ordered to be sent round to the affiliated Societies for consideration.
[the reports continued with the meeting of the LVS and the evening entertainment].