Obviously I won't be making it to the July meeting. However, I'd like to propose hosting a meeting in January, February or March. I realize it's a big expense but I could put everyone up if they don't mind a little camping (lots of space and it ain't so cold here in the dead of winter!)
For the meeting, I'd like to suggest a trip to the Maui Oceanarium. They have REAL corals, unlike the concrete, algae encrusted ones at the Minnesota Zoo. I'd also like to propose a couple of snorkel trips (or even a dive trip if anyone is certified) so you all could have an opportunity to see a live reef in the Pacific.
I figure that apart from airfare a couple of hundred dollars each is all you'd need to cover expenses. You'd probably want to pool in on a rental car but if you search the web you can get one for a week for up to $200.
Start saving your nickels and dimes and mull this over. I think it sounds like a BLAST!!