Hi everyone and welcome to all new members,
Just a quick note to let you know that if any of you are unhappy with the emails you are receiving from our group you can take charge and modify your own email settings here: http://www.meetup.com/account/comm/
(you need to sign in to the site to access your settings).
Please note also that if you hit "reply" to a group message it is sent to the entire group by default, so if you wish to reply to the sender privately then you need to copy and paste their email address to the To: field of your message.
Hope this helps, and hope to see you on the 22nd!