Frederick Baldus places add “Vegetarians Unite” in SF Chronicle. Mr. Baldus and his wife hosts 34 people in his home in which would eventually be known as the first unofficial meeting of the San Francisco Vegetarian Society (SFVS).
SFVS becomes incorporated as a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit in the State of California.
Over the years, SFVS has hosted most movers and shakers in the movement, including John Robbins, John McDougall, Dean Ornish, Howard Lyman, Ann Wigmore, Helen and Scott Nearing, Bill Shurtleff, and many others. Many speakers had their first experience in front of a vegetarian audience with SFVS.