On the "bright side" warmer weather is destined to visit us here in the NY/NJ area soon.
If you want to organize some shoots - let us know when and where.
There's a Geographical section here and you could also cross-post to some other fora.
I agree it's getting to about time we shake off the winter cobwebs and start getting back out there. But while I'd like to participate, I'm not in a position to arrange them.
Let us know what you can come up with.