Sorry for the diarrhea of topics this morning, I just got really excited about the meetup yesterday, and I want to move forward w/ some of the things discussed/ideas that I was pondering afterward.
We were discussing doing a project as a group, to develop a float that we could have in one of the many (MANY) parades/events that occur in the cities over the course of the summer (May Day Parade, 4th of July Parade, Grand Ol' Days, Nordeast Parade, etc, etc etc). I think that would be a good way to help coalesce the group and bring our talents to the fore so we can get a bearing on what we're dealing with in terms of tool supply/interests.
Also, I think it would be good to get a set of business cards together that we can collectively pass out to people. These would have the forum URL on them, and a brief description of who we are and what we'd offer (Brief and general to the group, not any specific individual). Pyrodog brought in some cool miniature business cards which had his photography on them. I looked at the site, and they seem fairly reasonable (19.95 for 100). Would anyone be interested in getting some of these?