John -
I am always interested in a gathering, whether its a formal event, or just a few of us. I do understand the practical and logistic problems of a cold weather meeting.

I am always thinking of new photography subjects, so perhaps there are different things to do in the winter. When the lake freezes, there are always interesting ice features to photograph along Lake Erie. Perhaps a trip back to the Flats would be fun - its pretty desolate in the warm weather - the cold would make it seem more uninviting. There is always University Circle with many different types of buildings for the architecture lovers. And although I haven't ventured much in to the CVNP in the frozen months, I'm sure there are many opportunities there.