Tuesday, September 21, 2021


 Dear Members of the Tampa Bay Vegetarians,

There will be a special planning meeting on Tuesday, September 28, at 7:00 pm in the private Community Room at the rear of Panera Bread in Bardmoor Plaza, 10801 Starkey Road, at the corner of Starkey and Bryan Dairy in Largo/Seminole.  Although our previous planning meetings have always been around noon on a Saturday, several of our members have requested that we try a Tuesday evening.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND BUT PREFER A SATURDAY DURING THE DAY, PLEASE LET US KNOW RIGHT AWAY!  We want to have a day and time that suits as many members as possible so that we will have a good turnout!  Our Tuesday reservation can be changed without a problem

In order to be allowed to use the meeting room, we have to show the manager that we have spent at least $75.00 for food and/or drinks  For that reason, we ask that if you purchase something, please let us collect your receipts so that we can show all of them to the manager before leaving.  We can return your receipt to you before you leave.  We have never had a problem with this but if we don't spend enough, we can buy a gift certificate for the balance and charge it to the club if necessary.

Although we have not had a TBV dinner since February of 2020 due to the Covid-19 virus, we did have a trial get-together at Zom Hee on July 27.  In attendance were 13 people.  Naturally, with so few of us, we couldn't have one of our regular TBV dinners with pre-planned menus, special price, and a guest speaker.   The question now is how many of you are interested in resuming our regular TBV dinners.  By the way, if you paid your dues for 2020, you are paid up through 2021, and we can discuss the dues for 2022 at our meeting.

In addition to making decisions as to when to start our regularly scheduled dinners on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except in November, when Thanksgiving usually forces us to have it on the third Tuesday), we need to get your recommendations as to restaurants, and we need to get volunteers to perform the various duties connected with the dinners.  For this reason, we need as many of you as possible to attend!  PLEASE LET US HEAR FROM YOU!