Friday, February 23, 2001

Dear Vegans,

Do you think you could find a way to help our Vegan
Media Campaign- please read below-?

Also, Please send us your newest ad rates (in any veggie news/media)- we'll forward it
to one of our supporters abroad.

Thank you in advance,
Vandayani Dewi
-----------------
IVS Volunteer

Dear Readers,


I am writing you as a volunteer of The Indonesian
Vegan Society [ IVS ],
a small start up group of vegans and supporters
trying to guide and
educate mainly young people in Indonesia about the
vegan diet and
lifetstyle.

Despite a number of difficulties we had to overcome,
the harsh taxation
of donated magazines from fund.org being one, we are
slowly but successfully
raising public awareness.


IVS is an unfunded not-for-profit volunteer
organisation with no paid
members. All expenses are met by individual members.

I enclose a copy of appeals information sent to our
overseas supporters.


Thanking you in advance,


Vandayani Dewi Soewondo.
-------------------------
info@i-v-s.org


http://www.i-v-s.org

Vandayani Dewi Soewondo
(KTP No. 110577/10350)
Jl. Duku Raya No. 20,
Tanjung Duren Utara,
Jakarta Barat 11470
Indonesia



Vegan Media Campaign 2001 Appeal Letter


Dear Vegans,


I am writing you as a volunteer of The Indonesian
Vegan Society [ IVS ].

The IVS is badly need of vegan magazines, artwork
and other educative and
campaigning materials such as leaflets, badges and
posters. We are
especially grateful for those with useful
illustrations or haunting
pictures, suitable for both adults and young people.


We gladly receive used as well as new books- used ones
are better since the post office services are very
unreliable,
magazines and other media.
Please note the following message about problems we
have been having with
undue taxation of gifts if you intend to send
anything*.

These items are distributed to schools and libraries
in Indonesia and
used at public events. We are grateful to have
received support in the
past from fund.org and PETA, animalpeoplenews.org,
farmusa.org,
veganopoly.com, veggiedate.com, hermanthrust.com, veg.on.ca, viva.org.uk, vegnews.com, panna.org, dkd.net/vegan (Vegan Voice- Australia), swampcircus.com, VAN UK, and
many others and
welcome multiple copies or duplicates.

We hope to list our sponsors-unless told not to- on
the IVS site when our volunteer webmaster finally has
finished his other works.

If you wish to sent a gift of any new(used ones
preferred) or old vegan
books and magazine,
please do personalise them. We would like to
encourage you to write
something about yourself and anything you would like
to share or receive
from us here in Indonesia.

These are kept in our library and passed on or given
to schools, groups
and individuals. By doing to it allows people can
always see that caring
vegans are everywhere and that those attempting to
walk this path are not
alone.

In our experience we have found that this encourages
individuals to move
towards veganism and shares with them the
inspirations that encouraged
you. Whether that was about saving life, saving the
planet or for young
people about "being cool", every message is welcome.


And lastly, please let us know any time you visit
Indonesia !

Thank you.

For a vegan world,


Vandayani Dewi.


The IVS postal address:

Vandayani Dewi Soewondo
(KTP No. 110577/10350)
Jl. Duku Raya No. 20,
Tanjung Duren Utara,
Jakarta Barat 11470
Indonesia

http://www.i-v-s.org/

http://www.egroups.com/group/indonesianvegansociety/
http://www.egroups.com/group/ivsmembers/


*Please note:

Due to strict taxation and import duties in
Indonesia, put this important
information on the cover of any packet sent:

THIS IS A CHARITABLE GIFT TO INDONESIAN
ORGANISATIONS AND SCHOOLS, PLEASE
DO NOT IMPOSE ANY TAXES.

Along with the Indonesian version :

HADIAH, MOHON UNTUK TIDAK DIKENAKAN PAJAK.

All the donations should be free from any taxes,
especially VAT but
unfortunately this is not always adhered to. In the
past taxes have
reached as much as 58,000 IDR [ approx 6 US $ ] or a
quarter of the minimum wage (the goverment standard)
in Indonesia for a packet from fund.org and then
almost the same amount for PETA 26 magazines.
Good News: Veganopoly.com sent 2 very big packages
with the "No Tax" sign (15 kgs or more) and we only
had to pay 14,000 IDR
===
Snail mail only please. Send in bulk whenever possible-since however small the package is the re-packaging fee (an obligation) is 3000,-IDR per package/mail.
===
If possible, pls send us the one which host/publish our plead (also), so that our would-be sponsors (Indonesians) can see that the vegans are everywhere networking making a better world.
===

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
http://karunawang.blogspot.com/








Sunday, February 11, 2001

The Indonesian Vegan Society
http://www.i-v-s.org/

Please Feel Free to Post either at our Discussion Board at the IVS site or at one of these Mailing Lists below:

http://www.egroups.com/group/ivsmembers/
http://www.egroups.com/group/indonesianvegansociety/
My name is Vanda.
I am writing you as a volunteer of the IVS, The
Indonesian
Vegan Society, http://www.i-v-s.org/ . We are in a
bad need of vegan
magazines, especially those with 'haunting' pictures,
to be shown to
people
and children,.... However, we'll gladly received any
used vegan books
and magazines. We'll distribute them to scholls and
libraries in
Indonesia, starting with the Buddhists's and Seventh
Day Adventist's,
most
probably. We've been distributing mags and articles we
received from
fund.org and PETA, animalpeoplenews.org, farmusa.org,
veganopoly.com,
veggiedate.com, hermanthrust.com, and several other
orgs (I can give
you the list - of
the
helpful ones).
We are still dealing with the
authorities, concerning the VAT, they insisted on
imposing the huge
VAT.
Please let me know whether you could help in any way.
I'll forward you
an address to send used materials/ magazines/ books
to.
http://www.egroups.com/group/indonesianvegansociety/
http://www.egroups.com/group/ivsmembers/
The address to send the materials to is:

Vandayani Dewi Soewondo
(KTP No. 110577/10350)
Jl. Duku Raya No. 20,
Tanjung Duren Utara,
Jakarta Barat 11470
Indonesia

And, Please put this on the cover of the packet:
THIS IS A GIFT TO INDONESIAN ORGANISATIONS AND
SCHOOLS, PLEASE DO NOT IMPOSE ANY TAXES. Along with
the Indonesian version : HADIAH, MOHON UNTUK TIDAK
DIKENAKAN PAJAK.

Since, I've been paying VAT and another tax ,I don't
know and failed to find out how did they count the
taxes. All the packets should have been freed
from any taxes, moreover, the VAT ones. The taxes
reached as much as Rp 57.495 (around 8, 00 US$) which
is more than a quarter of the 'minimum wage' in
Indonesia. It was imposed on the 26 mags we received
from PETA.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

If there's anything to be sent here, please
'personalise' the mags, please write something about
yourself or anything you would like to share/ get
from us here in Indonesia in each mags/ books/
materials you send us, so, when i keep them in the
'library' and pass them on or give them to school,
people can always see, that caring vegans are
everywhere, what do you think, :)? That they are not
alone, so that they can move towards veganism easier
and with the thoughts that, 'oh, it turns out that
it's not weird, IT'S COOL/ Saving lives, the
earth,..., ;).
Let us know any time you visit Indonesia, ;).

For The Animals,
Vanda
======