there are so many people here that travel to meet other family members.
Maybe a spot within half a days driving distance for furthest members, and closer, can be picked out, somewhere like a state park with picnic facilities, with nearby inexpensive lodging, and this board or individuals here can plan a FWW annual bbq and picnic. If its planned early enough, might be able to get quite a crowd.
Ofcourse, Im talking noone further west than lets say larry.
There are a ton of members here on the east coast and near by.