Animal Rights Rochester is considering reopening the Rochester Vegan Community Center in central Rochester. This is a major commitment and in order to move forward we need to survey the community's interest and dedication to this long-term project.
ARRoc will have to make a one-year commitment to pay RVCC expenses of around $1500 per month, or $18,000 for the year. In addition, there will be several thousand dollars of startup expenses to ready the site. We feel this is potentially doable, but it will require a significant number of people to make RVCC a priority to the best of their ability, month after month. We want to know if you are interested in making that commitment. ARRoc can help RVCC get off the ground, but if it does not do well in the first year, we will not be able to maintain that level of subsidy, and it is unlikely the experiment will be repeated. If we don't receive sufficient commitment now, we will know where we stand and can move on to other projects.
Some people can commit to volunteer, some people can commit funds (whether donations or purchasing tickets), and some people can commit to attend free events. We hope there's a role for everyone to participate and make RVCC awesome. Please don't feel bad if you can't participate in every way the questions below ask - but we hope that if you answer yes to the first question, you can answer positively to helping RVCC return in at least one of the subsequent questions.
Planned events could include:$25 professional make-and-take cooking demos on topics such as Sushi$50 fundraiser dinners$25? Chili Cookoff, No-RibFest, No-Chicken BBQAnnual Open House ($3 donation)Potlucks ($3 donation)Roc Vegan Life support meetings ($3 donation)Other ideas you suggest or coordinate
Prices are a work in progress. In answering below, of course you don't know if the event will interfere with your other plans - please just answer, how likely do you think it is that you would be able to attend based on your usual availability and the priority you place on the event?