|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
Editorial from the Secretary
Dear Readers and Friends,
I am really sorry for all of you who for whatever reason could not attend the wonderful Vegetarian Summerfest / World Vegetarian Congress in Pittsburgh, USA! To let you also take part in a way, you will find several reports and lectures by prominent speakers in this issue and obviously for lack of space, there will be more in the next EVU News.
Talking about Congresses I would like to draw your attention to the invitation to the 6th EVU Congress 1997 which you will find in this edition.
As the EVU Congress is going to be in September of next year (too many tourists, too high prices in July or August in Italy), why not take part in Arne Wingqvist's Bicycle Tour in Sweden next summer? Let's join him and show people what one can do on a raw, vegan diet! I will be there, what about you?
Again several societies sent a short report about their activities and I hope this might stimulate others to let us have some news from them too.
Being aware of the problem that paying the subscription fee for an international organisation is not an easy thing to do, you will find an instruction for the payment below. You know that our work is voluntary and that the subscription fee is hardly enough to cover the expenses of the EVU News and the office. So if you want us to go on with our work don't forget to pay your fee!
At the AGM in Trogen a suggestion was made to launch an European-Meat-Out-Day in October. When we realised that a lot of important activities were already planned during the month of October on different dates, the idea of a common day was abandoned. Good luck for your event and let us have your reports (with a photo) please!
Last but not least thanks to all of you who sent the addresses of the main media and press agencies, and for the wonderful stamps you put on your letters when writing to me!
Hoping that you will read this EVU News with interest and looking forward to hearing from you,
Sigrid De Leo (SDL)
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Thank you for your understanding and help! SDL