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2019 NCVA 9th Annual AGM

The National Capital Vegetarian Association will be holding its ninth Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, February 7th at 6 p.m. It will take place at the party room at 101 Richmond Road in Ottawa. We will review the achievements we’ve made since the last AGM and look towards the future of the NCVA.

All people who have purchased NCVA memberships between February 8, 2018 and February 7, 2019 are entitled to attend and to vote in the AGM. If you are uncertain as to your eligibility, please email our membership coordinator at ncvamemberships@gmail.com. You may still become a member between now and February 7, and would be able to attend the AGM.

As per our bylaws, there will be an election of the board of directors and nominations are currently being accepted. Nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m., February 5. Only NCVA members in good standing may be nominated or make a nomination. You can nominate yourself or someone else. There are at least five director positions open, all of which are one-year terms.

Nominations can be e-mailed to ncvasecretary@gmail.com.

It would be very helpful if you RSVP’d your attendance to ncvasecretary@gmail.com, as we need a certain number of attendees to make quorum.

Thank you for supporting the NCVA’s efforts to make Ottawa a more veg-friendly place.

This Veganuary, Get a T-shirt With Your NCVA Membership!

Hello Ottawa!

Veganuary starts today, and here at the NCVA we have a special offer for anyone who buys a membership. From now until the end of January, the NCVA will be selling newly-printed NCVA t-shirts at a discount (for only $5) to current and new members. If you aren’t a member yet, you can buy a membership and get your t-shirt—all for only $25! (A membership on its own costs $20.) If you’re already a member, you can get the t-shirt for only $5.

NCVA members can receive discounts on vegan food at various local vegan-friendly businesses, as well as a discount on attending NCVA potlucks. Membership is open to anyone, and there are no responsibilities associated with membership (although members are welcome to attend and vote in our Annual General Meeting and even run for the Board of Directors, if they so wish!).

To buy a membership and T-shirt, please click here to go to PayPal, or, if you are already a member, to buy a t-shirt only, please click here, instead. Please note that only current NCVA members can get the T-shirt only. Your T-shirt and membership card will be delivered to your house if you live in Ottawa (or you can pick it up in Ottawa), for free! If you live outside of Ottawa and are unable to pick it up, there is an additional $5 shipping fee.

To learn about Veganuary, and why and how to go vegan, you can check out their website at www.veganuary.com.

 

NCVA Potluck on October 22nd, 2017 at 1 p.m.

Please join the National Capital Vegetarian Association at our next vegan potluck on October 22, 2017! This potluck is for lunch, and it runs from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  Just like last time, the potluck will be held at the new location— the party room at 101 Richmond Rd in Ottawa. From 11 am to 12:15 am before the potluck, there will be a vegan yoga and self-care group meeting in the same room (you can find more details about that event here), so you can decide whether you want to come for one event or both!

Please note that the room capacity is 30 people. To attend the potluck, it costs $2 for NCVA members, $3 for non-members, and $1 for children to attend. All are welcome!

Please bring a vegan dish (that is, containing no meat, eggs, dairy/cheese, honey, or any other animal product) that serves 5 people, along with a serving utensil and a list of the ingredients in your dish. And don’t forget to bring your own plate, cutlery, and beverage!

Hope you can make it!

NCVA September 2017 Annual General Meeting

The National Capital Vegetarian Association will be holding its eighth Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, September 30 from 1-3 pm. It will take place in the party room at 101 Richmond Road in Ottawa. We will review the achievements we’ve made since the last AGM and look towards the future of the NCVA.

All people who have purchased NCVA memberships between September 29, 2016 and September 30, 2017 are entitled to attend and to vote in the AGM. If you are uncertain as to your eligibility, please email our membership coordinator at ncvamemberships@gmail.com. You may still become a member between now and September 30 and attend the AGM.

As per our bylaws, there will be an election of the board of directors and nominations are currently being accepted. Nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m., September 28. Only NCVA members in good standing may be nominated or make a nomination. You can nominate yourself or someone else. There are at least five director positions open, all of which are one-year terms.

Nominations can be e-mailed to ncvasecretary@gmail.com.

It would be very helpful if you RSVP’d your attendance to ncvasecretary@gmail.com, as we need a certain number of attendees to make quorum.

Thank you for supporting the NCVA’s efforts to promote the plant-based lifestyle and connect Ottawa’s vegetarian and vegan community.

Join the NCVA’s Board of Directors!

With the National Capital Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting coming up this Fall, we are looking for volunteers to join our Board of Directors. If you are interested in promoting and sharing the vegan lifestyle with others in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, why not apply?

No experience is necessary—just a desire to promote a vegan lifestyle and help foster a vegan/vegetarian community in Ottawa, and, although Board Members are expected to be dependable and have enough time to contribute, the specific time commitment can vary depending on your own availability.

We are currently looking for volunteers to fill the following positions: Treasurer, Volunteer Co-ordinator (the Volunteer Co-ordinator could be a general volunteer or a Board Member), and other Board Members. The NCVA needs people to join the Board of Directors in order to keep the organization running, so please don’t hesitate to ask e-mail us with your questions about these positions should you have any.

The ideal candidate should:

  • be living a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle
  • become a member of the NCVA (if you aren’t already) (membership costs $20/year and has many benefits)
  • be passionate about sharing a plant-based lifestyle with others, promoting a plant-based lifestyle, and increasing the accessibility of vegan food in the Ottawa community
  • be able to attend the majority of the NCVA’s monthly meetings with other Board Members (usually the meetings take place on one Sunday evening per month) and respond to e-mails in a timely manner
  • be able to take on various NCVA-related tasks (which will vary depending on the Board Member’s specific position, interests, and availability)

The NCVA holds potlucks and events, has an active Facebook group, and offers memberships that allow our members to receive discounts at certain businesses around Ottawa. We aim to make a vegan lifestyle more accessible for those in the Ottawa area.

Volunteering as a Board Member gives you the opportunity to have a say in the direction that the NCVA takes in coming years—and it also looks great on your resume!

If you are interested, please contact us via Facebook or send us an e-mail.

NCVA 2017 Annual General Meeting

Note: This event has been postponed until further notice. Thank you for your patience!

The National Capital Vegetarian Association will be holding its eighth Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. It will take place at the party room at 101 Richmond Road in Ottawa. We will review the achievements we’ve made since the last AGM and look towards the future of the NCVA.

All people who have purchased NCVA memberships between June 19, 2016 and June 18, 2017 are entitled to attend and to vote in the AGM. If you are uncertain as to your eligibility, please email our membership coordinator at ncvamemberships@gmail.com. You may still become a member between now and June 18 and attend the AGM.

As per our bylaws, there will be an election of the board of directors and nominations are currently being accepted. Nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m., June 16. Only NCVA members in good standing may be nominated or make a nomination. You can nominate yourself or someone else. There are at least five director positions open, all of which are one-year terms.

Nominations can be e-mailed to ncvasecretary@gmail.com.

It would be very helpful if you RSVP’d your attendance to ncvasecretary@gmail.com, as we need a certain number of attendees to make quorum.

Thank you for supporting the NCVA’s efforts to make Ottawa a more veg-friendly place.