While meeting at a local restaurant in a central location generally works for the majority of the members, I have had conversations about having special outings perhaps on a weekend day. Going away from a restaurant brings another delimma of upfront cost for either reserving a facility to meet, or traveling to a destination via bus, or paying admission costs. I am at your service to organize events, but past efforts that have begun with much enthusiasm has ended in poor or no participation.
I am offering again to organize a special event. Several have suggested that a trip to Orlando to visit EPCOT and also The Willow Tree Cafe in Sanford is a good idea, but also throw in a small bus so that we could all travel together and no one must worry about driving, especially if there is those who wish enjoy drinking German beer. We could also throw in a stop at the Aldi store in Daytona Beach, for a bit of a shopping escapade if desired. Or, if there is another type of event that you would like to have, please reply and let me know. We could also perhaps plan a longer journey to Helene, Georgia, or something as simple as a cookout at my neighborhood community park, where there's a covered (not enclosed) picnic shelter, playground and pool.
If we do a travel event, I recommend that it be done in October, nd take advantage of any special Oktoberfest events and cooler weather.