Thanks for coordinating this Doodle Poll, and the first meeting.
Just a reminder to everyone that Hawaii and Alaska are at a distance time zone wise. So if a meeting is at 1pm east coast time, then that's a 5-6 hour time difference (depending on daylight savings time), so that's either 7 or 8am for Hawaii. For Alaska it's 9am, which will work some days, but not others. I mention this because if we're going to be meeting regularly, then our time zones need to be considered.
Additionally, there are a few of our organizations that are completely volunteer orgs with no funding for staffing. That means for example that my work with Alaska Center for the Book is simply on top of my full-time job at the University. I'm happy to meet more frequently, but may not be able to consistently make monthly meetings. My org may rotate who attends the meetings. Not sure who else may be impacted by this as well. I know there were a few of us at the June Idea Exchange who mentioned not having paid staffing for their Centers for the Book. That impacts programming also.
Just sharing for perspective,
Alaska Center for the Book