Gee, there are a lot of opinions here... I'm going to have to side with Cat on the costuming issue. While I do enjoy a costumed charity event once in a while, it's not what I joined the group for; I joined to do social events with other Star Wars fans. It does seem to me that our main focus is on charity events (all of which are costumed). I love doing RPG, and I definitely want to do a book club once I get back in town. I noticed that when a few of you guys were listing non-costumed TFF events, some of these events were not TFF events (eg, Dustin mentioned Cat and Cheryl getting together and he and Frank going to a movie, and Mugen mentioned Order 66 meets ()) Anyhow, I think it would be good if we have more TFF-wide social activities, stuff that doesn't need much planning. There was also some discussion of retaining new members...I think a big part of getting people to come back is to make them feel welcome at the meetings, etc. In general I think the group is very welcoming on the boards (I remember feeling quite welcome when I first posted). At meetings, however, I think we (myself included) could improve in this area by paying more attention to the newcomers and trying to include them in our discussions.