I have received some great response so far. Two members have offered their homes for meetups and one suggested that libraries often have private rooms for meetups.
What I need now is an idea of dates and times from you. I am thinking that everyone is probably very busy during the next few weeks and that the first or second week in January would be a great time to start. Do you like weekends (morning, afternoon or evening) or weekday evenings? Y'all let me know!