I think the next step is to set up a definite time for chat(s). We did this on the Mercury Marauder web site and it worked out pretty good.
Pick out several times, so people working different shifts would have a choice. For example, Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m And Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. or whatever times the membership comes up with.
Maybe everybody can suggest what time suits their lifestyle and schedule here best. And go from there!