Welcome to all members! I'm looking forward to the first meetup and meeting you. It would be great to grow this group to, say, ten or 15 members.
I was thinking about our meetup and thought it might be fun for each of us to bring, not just a favorite dish, but a favorite recipe to each meeting. Then, if all agree, we could compile them into a cookbook for the group members. Perhaps after this first time have a theme for each meetup - appetizers, casseroles, quick and easy, freezer-worthy, and so on? Let's think about this and talk about it at the first meeting.
Since we're about the food, not just the cooking, how about also bringing the name of a favorite restaurant in Central Texas to the first meeting? We might think about an occasional restaurant meeting in future, taken from those recommendations.
This is not by any means set in stone, just ideas that came to me driving down the road. Feel free to throw your own in any time!