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Vegetarian Society of Hawaii

Yes, vegetarianism is followed in Hawaii, as exemplified by a meeting held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse.

The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii holds monthly meetings.  Guest speakers are featured at each meeting and refreshments are provided by Down to Earth, a natural food store “chain.”

This is what they say on their website:

The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii* is a not-for-profit volunteer organization founded in 1990 to promote human health, animal rights, and protection of the environment by means of vegetarian education. It’s among the largest vegetarian/vegan societies in the nation. Join us!

Once a month we invite a guest speaker to present a lecture or cooking demonstration. All lectures are free and open to the public. Members receive our quarterly newsletter, The Island Vegetarian, as well as discounts at many veg-friendly restaurants and health food stores.

This was a regular meeting of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii.  Regular members and visitors attended.  While the society posted notice of their meeting on Meetup, the posting served more of a notice function than a “meetup” social one.  The gathering was a regular meeting of the group. People did not attend because of Meetup or other social sites, they were regular members of the group or had heard about the event through other people, and attended because they were interested in vegetarianism.  The meetup was subject specific.

They have lots of information on their website:

and you can follow them on Twitter as well as Facebook:

So if you’re interested in vegetarianism, this old, well-established group holds monthly meetings you can check out.