Just saw this post. I'm from Jersey originally.......exit 16W on NJTPK, but don't get back there very often. I agree that Facebook sucks, I avoid it like the plague.......but what Mark was talking about was a CLOSED Group on Facebook. That means folks not invited and granted permission can't access the group.....so your privacy is protected. You might just reach more NJ ostomates on FB than on here. I don't think you can trust any of the member numbers on here because I'm finding most of the "members" on here are either long gone or don't access this site any more. Good luck with your "meet-up". If you can't get enough people you can always do a video conference on Skype or something. Let us know how it goes.