A Publication of CARE (Compassion for Animals—Respect for the Environment, Inc.) Spring 2005
VOLUNTEERING: OPPORTUNITIES TO UP ‘N COMING
MAKE A DIFFERENCE CARE EVENTS
CARE has always encouraged our folding table and one or more chairs
members to volunteer and participate are needed as well. CARE will supply
in our events, and we’ve been all of these items. Coordinators are All events are vegan. Vegan is
extremely fortunate to have the help also responsible for scheduling defined as containing no meat,
of many dedicated people over the volunteers to staff the table and fish, fowl or other animal products
years. Nonetheless, we still need more contacting them if an event is such as dairy, eggs or honey.
volunteers! Sometimes getting cancelled or postponed. Finally, a CARE encourages the use of public
involved is a bit easier when you coordinator is responsible for setting transport and carpooling to events.
know more about the activity you’re up and breaking down the table. It is SEPTA: 215-580-7800 or
jumping into. With that in mind, not as much work as it sounds if you www.septa.com.
below is a description of the areas are organized and have enough Carpool info: email@example.com.
where CARE needs the most help reliable people to help staff the table
along with what you, as a throughout the course of the event. THURSDAY, MARCH 17
compassionate person committed to • Volunteers staffing a table Great American Meatout
creating a cruelty-free world, can do. should be ready to engage interested 11am-3pm Sykes Hall, West Chester
Tabling passersby in the many reasons for an University, West Chester, PA
The goal of tabling is imparting ethically based vegan diet. You do Volunteer at CARE’s table and
information and, ultimately, changing NOT need to have encyclopedic encourage students to give up meat for
hearts and minds. For most volunteers knowledge of animal rights history or one day. Contact Gene Liberace at
who have ever tabled for CARE, the philosophy to do this. It is enough to
experience has been rewarding and simply be aware of the cruelties and SUNDAY, MARCH 20
enjoyable. environmental problems inherent in
• Coordinators are the crux of a modern agriculture and to want to Brunch—Manor House Bed
tabling event. They need to have convincingly discuss these issues. & Breakfast
tabling materials on hand—generally • Volunteers staffing a table need 11:30am-2pm 210 Virginia Avenue,
literature, signage, sign-up sheets, and to be vegetarian. Phoenixville, PA
donation can. At most venues, a Continued on page 2 Join us to celebrate the Great
American Meatout with a gourmet
vegan meal prepared by Harriet
CARE CROSSROADS... Chachkes. $12-15 per person.
Reservations are required. Call Lee
Ruslander at 610-857-2339.
There was a lot to be thankful for at this year’s annual Vegetarian
Thanksgiving. First and foremost was the camaraderie of like-minded souls, SUNDAY, APRIL 3
followed by the many delicious homemade vegan dishes. There was the Annual Meeting
music provided by Bob Pyle, a vegan entertainer up from Baltimore for the 1-4pm SuTao Café, 81 Lancaster
event. There was the wealth of information provided by Nick Cooney at the Avenue, Malvern, PA
Hugs for Puppies table; Jeanette Fox at the Arbonne International Vegan CARE’s Seventh Annual General
Cosmetics and Personal Care table; and, of course, our own Maryanne Appel Membership Meeting with a vegan
at the CARE table. And then there was the shopping—at the jewelry, flea dinner, music, and guest speaker, Rob
market, and raffle tables. Thanks to all who volunteered their time to make Teti, DVM, Executive Director of
Chenoa Manor. For details, call
this a special event and to those who donated money, jewelry, and raffle or Maryanne Appel at 610-497-8927.
flea market items. Of the money raised, CARE donated $100 to The Cow
Sanctuary in Shiloh, NJ. SUNDAY, APRIL 17
Once again Nan Cardella graciously hosted our annual holiday potluck
dinner at her home in Plymouth Meeting where there were many vegan Info Table at Philly’s Earth
delights—and many talented vegan musicians! Day Fair
Unfortunately our dinner for January at the Green Papaya in Exton was 1-5pm Wissahickon Charter School,
snowed out, leaving many disappointed and hungry people. 4700 Wissahickon Avenue,
Congratulations to Board Member Barbara Ciuffetelli and husband Bernie Philadelphia, PA
on the birth of their daughter, Eva, born on October 29, 2004. Help staff CARE’s table and educate
Thanks to the John Paul Foundation for the $1,000 grant to CARE (our the public on the effects of meat
eating on the environment. Call
first grant!) and much appreciation to Barb Riebman of Mobilization for Sheryl Richman at 215-242-0465 to
Animals for making this possible. volunteer.
CARE continues to grow! Thirty-two new people joined CARE in 2004, Continued on page 3
for a total of 114 members. This compares to 101 members in 2003.
CARE INSIDE OUT
Compassion for Animals—
Respect for the Environment, Inc.
is an all-volunteer, SONO VEGETARIANO
nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Every few years I repeat what is now becoming a ritual visit to keep the
connection alive with my relatives in Italy. Since my first visit in 1977 they’ve
Board of Directors always been incredibly hospitable—they have to be—it’s a Sicilian thing.
Maryanne Appel, President .. 610-497-8927 In 2001, the family of one cousin questioned me about the use of the death
Lydia Chaudhry, VP ............... 610-570-3858 penalty in the U.S. (Italy is the world’s leading nation in the opposition to the
Barbara Ciuffetelli, Secretary ... 610-869-4859 death penalty and was largely responsible for its outlawing in the European
Gene Liberace, Treasurer ...... 610-827-0879
Mike Picofsky ........................ 610-565-6748 Union.) I promised them I would look into it back in the States, which I did. In
Lee Ruslander ........................ 610-857-2339 doing so, through one of those “coincidences” we all have in life, I received a
Renee Talley .......................... 610-701-9283 flyer on the gestation crates used for pigs. I was outraged and didn’t know what I
Marian Walker ....................... 610-399-0138 could do. The White Dog Café was mentioned in the flyer so I called them and
eventually attended their showing of “The Witness” on February 9, 2002. I
Compassionate News became a vegetarian from that day on.
Maryanne Appel .............................. Advisor In my next letter to Italy, which I copied to all three cousins’ families, I told
Lydia Chaudhry ............................... Advisor
Sheryl Richman .................................. Editor
them what had happened and not to worry about the death penalty for humans
Mary Yeaple ....................................... Design when billions of times as many animals receive the death penalty each year after
The Ink Spot .................................... Printing being tortured first. I also stuffed each envelope full of leaflets. Well, thank
The individual views expressed in articles heaven for the Sicilian respect thing because in this year’s trip, at all of the
published in Compassionate News do not parties, they went out of their way to have special vegetarian plates for me.
necessarily reflect the policy or position of Overall, though, there was a pall of sadness hanging over the remaining six
weeks of this trip. I soon came to the realization that a lot of my former
enjoyment had to do with what I thought at the time was the excellent (animal-
Contacting CARE based) cuisine. Now, as a vegetarian/vegan, every time I saw the common sight of
Address: P. O. Box 847 an animal carcass chained upside down in the ubiquitous local butcher shops or
West Chester, PA 19381 the veal and swordfish on the menus or the many pellicerie (fur shops) in the
Phone: 610-497-8927 towns (many Italian women wear real furs—and leather along with the men), I
Web site: http://care.libertynet.org felt a pang of pain. It was so frustrating not being able to do anything to help on
such a short stay. I can only hope that the words “sono vegetariano” (I am
Mission Statement vegetarian) which I prefixed to every food order in every restaurant where I ate
CARE is dedicated to promoting may be recalled some day when they hear it again—and they will.
compassionate living through —Mike Picofsky, CARE Board Member
education and activism.
Veggie Fest and Vegetarian Thanksgiving
These are CARE’s flagship events and have helped increase our membership
and give us visibility throughout the Delaware Valley area. As such, CARE would
like to continue and expand them as much as possible. These events are large
and involved and ideally should have 4 to 5 person committees willing to
correspond and meet occasionally to effectively plan and execute them.
CARE—saving animals one meal at a time • Logistical planners to reserve parks, churches, and other meeting sites as
well as getting permits, etc. as needed.
• “Go-getters” to solicit donations and participation from grocers, health
VEGETARIAN food stores, vegetarian food manufacturers, restaurants, etc. This involves a
willingness to spend a fair amount of time using email or phone to contact and
COMMERCIALS follow up with potential donors.
Hugs for Puppies is producing ads • People to recruit and keep track of the participating organizations who
for MTV to spread the message of have display tables at Veggie Fest.
compassion and vegetarianism. With • Public relations and advertising people to help design and/or distribute
your help, Hugs for Puppies can reach flyers and posters and create other ways to publicize these events.
the goal of $5,000—enough to reach • Coordinators to recruit, schedule, and manage volunteers.
one million viewers in the New Ideas Coupled with Action
Philadelphia region. Please send CARE’s other outreach and education activities include Project Libra,
donations to Nick Cooney, 5018 Hazel Campaign Humane, and our ongoing potluck and restaurant dinners. However,
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143, or we are always open to new ways to embrace activism on behalf of animals and
email firstname.lastname@example.org for the environment. But what we need, in addition to the ideas, are committed
more information. individuals who are able to plan, coordinate, and execute those ideas. As an
example, CARE would benefit from engaging students more directly. Students
tend to be open-minded, excited by social justice movements, and often have the
Expressly Vegetarian Cafe energy and passion needed for volunteerism. CARE’s membership is spread
throughout areas with many colleges and universities. This is a great student
Monday thru Friday outreach project in need of a coordinator.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (lunch hour) Fundraising
8700 Germantown Avenue We definitely need help in this area. Currently, the bulk of CARE’s income is
Philadelphia, PA 19118 derived from membership dues and individual donations. We would love to hear
215-247-6700 Continued on page 4
EVENTS SPONSORED BY OTHER GROUPS DELICIOUS DISCOVERIES
COFFEEHOUSE AT EXPRESSLY VEGETARIAN CAFÉ New Ways with Vegetables
Every second Saturday night at 7pm. March 12–the Johnson/Greene gospel quartet; April 9– Even a vegan can
TBA; May 14–singer/songwriter, Derek Sandstrom. The café is located at 8700 Germantown struggle to get enough
Avenue, Chestnut Hill, PA. Vegan food is available. Call 215-233-1286 for details. vegetables into their
FIRST ANNUAL GRASSROOTS ANIMAL RIGHTS CONFERENCE everyday diet. Here are two
March 31-April 3 in New York City, NY. An opportunity for grassroots activists to come preparations that go beyond simple
together across the nation to learn, organize, and mobilize. Registration fees range from $10- steaming.
$40. For information and registration, go to www.grassrootsar.org. Roasting vegetables in the oven
SOWING SEEDS WORKSHOP is incredibly easy and will bring out
Saturday & Sunday, April 16 & 17 in Washington, DC. This 2-day training workshop, offered a deeper flavor than simply
by the International Institute for Humane Education, is designed to teach you how to offer steaming or boiling. Lightly coat a
empowering and effective humane education programs. For details, go to www.IIHEd.org. mixture of broccoli and cauliflower
LECTURE WITH CLUB VEG florets, diced carrots, sweet
Saturday, May 14 at the PEAK Center, Lansdale, PA. Dr. Michael Greger will present potatoes, fennel—you name it—
lifesaving information on “Stopping Cancer Before It Starts.” For details, contact: with olive oil. Season to taste with
email@example.com or 267-481-0487. salt and pepper and roast on a
AMERICAN VEGAN SOCIETY PICNIC AND SPEAKERS baking sheet or pan in 350o oven for
Sunday, May 29 at 56 Dinshah Lane, Malaga, NJ. Picnic lunch at 12:00 noon followed by 30–40 minutes, stirring occasionally
two speakers: Dr. Milton Mills and Caryn Hartglass of EarthSave. Donation requested. until lightly browned and softened.
Please register by 5/24 by calling Freya at 856-694-2887. When vegetables are done, mix with
slivered almonds, lemon juice, and/
or chopped parsley.
UP ‘N COMING CARE EVENTS (continued) Try making your own
spanakopita or “spinach pie.” Frozen
fillo sheets are widely available in 1-
THURSDAY, APRIL 21 SATURDAY, MAY 21 pound packages in most
Info Table for Earth Day Dinner—Green Papaya supermarkets. The Fillo Factory
11am-3pm Sykes Hall, West Chester 5:30pm 290 East Lancaster Avenue (Rt. brand makes vegan fillo pastry in
University, West Chester, PA 30), Exton, PA (across the street from the organic and whole wheat versions.
Encourage students to adopt an earth- and Exton Mall) Thaw overnight in the refrigerator
animal-friendly lifestyle. To volunteer, Join us for camaraderie and a six-course and remember to keep them covered
contact Lydia Chaudhry at vegan meal in our own private room at while you assemble your recipe.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-570-3858. this Vietnamese restaurant. $15 per
person. Reservations are required. Call Sauté chopped spinach (frozen is
SATURDAY, APRIL 23 Lee Ruslander at 610-857-2339. fine) with onions and mushrooms
and blend it in a food processor
Potluck Dinner SATURDAY, JUNE 25 with silken tofu, lemon juice, and
6pm Ardmore, PA salt and pepper to taste. Line a pie
Come to eat and socialize with like- Annual Veggie Fest plate with fillo sheets, brushing
minded folks. Please bring a vegan Noon-4pm Hoopes Park, West Chester, each layer lightly with oil. Arrange
potluck dish to share. RSVP to Denise PA Save the date and look for a flyer in spinach on top and bake, covered
Tremblay or Harish Sethu at the mail.
610-896-1629. with foil at 400o for 30 minutes.
SUNDAY, MAY 1 Vice-President, CARE Board
Info Table at Chester County
SPCA Walk for Paws
10am-3pm Brandywine Valley
Association’s Myrick Conservation Center, Join CARE NEW RENEW
Rte. 842, West Chester, PA
Come to walk your dog or to volunteer at
CARE’s table. Call Maryanne Appel at Last Name First Name
610-497-8927 for details.
SATURDAY, MAY 7
Info Table at Mt. Airy Day City State Zip
11am-5pm Cliveden and Upsala
Mansions, 6400 Germantown Avenue, Home Phone E-mail Date
Philadelphia, PA Yes, I would like to join CARE in its efforts toward compassionate living.
Spread the word of compassion at this All levels include: newsletter; invitation to annual meeting; one free admission to Veggie Fest or
annual community celebration. Call Thanksgiving potluck; discounts on CARE’s t-shirts, books, and events
Sheryl Richman at 215-242-0465 to Individual: $20 Family: $30
volunteer. (rain date May 8) Supporter: $50 (also includes CARE’s t-shirt w/drawing of three food animals and saying: “I
don’t eat anything with eyes…except potatoes”—indicate size: M L XL)
SATURDAY, MAY 14 Sustainer: $100 (also includes the book The Food Revolution OR the book The Pig Who Sang
Video Screening to the Moon)
3pm & 5pm Whiteland Woods I do not wish to receive the complimentary t-shirt or book.
Community Clubhouse, Exton, PA. I’ve also enclosed a contribution of $_____ to help CARE in its work.
Two showings of the new video “The Yes, I would like to volunteer. Please contact me.
Peaceable Kingdom.” Light refreshments Make checks payable to CARE. Return to CARE, P.O. Box 847, West Chester, PA 19381.
will be served. For reservations, call Emily CARE is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
Perna at 610-662-1127.
Risotto with Asparagus & Lemon (continued)
4½ C. No-Chicken Broth ½ C. dry white wine from any interested members with
3 t. olive oil 1 bunch asparagus, cut into
1 small/medium onion, chopped bite-size pieces experience and expertise in
2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small lemon professional fundraising.
1½ C. Arborio rice Salt and pepper Board Membership
Set a timer for 30 minutes. Bring the broth to a boil in a small pan and then There are currently eight
reduce to a simmer. Maintaining the heat in the broth is important during the risotto members on CARE’s Board of
preparation. Directors. The organization as a whole
In a heavy pan warm the olive oil then sauté the onion and garlic for 3 to 5 would benefit by increasing this
minutes with the heat between medium and medium high. Add the rice, coating it number. The more of us there are, the
with oil and stirring it for an additional 3 minutes. Rice will be shiny and fragrant.
Add the wine. easier it will become to manage
Slowly add one cup of the broth to the rice. Stir and allow it to simmer. The rice CARE’s current activities and to create
will absorb the broth. Continue adding the broth one cup at a time, stirring and new ones. The Board meets monthly
allowing the rice to absorb it before adding more broth. When 10 minutes are left, in West Chester. Beyond attendance at
add the asparagus. Continue adding the broth until you have used the entire 4½ cups. a minimum number of meetings, the
The end result should be a creamy and tender risotto. Add lemon and salt and pepper extent of a Board member’s
to taste. Serves 4.
—from the kitchen of Sue Styer, CARE member participation and involvement can
vary. It can be exciting and
empowering to be a part of a Board
because you will have a real place to
float ideas and influence policy and
Take the Next Step
Honor or memorialize your human and nonhuman friends and To learn more about volunteering
support CARE at the same time. for CARE and to discuss ways you can
get involved, please contact Lydia
Donor In Memory Of Chaudhry at Lchaudhry@yahoo.com
Joe Noce his father, Joseph G. Noce or Maryanne Appel at 610-497-8927.
Donor In Recognition Of Vice-President, CARE Board
Anonymous Zoray Godwin for all her work in organizing the
fifth annual Vegan Thanksgiving Day Feast
In Recognition Of
Sheryl Richman for her many years of invaluable
IT’S TIME TO
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