Just to voice my support, we agreed very early on to a hard deadline. It is an unfortunate consequence that some people may join the meet group after the date but setting a date is necessary. Some people put a lot of work and preparation into FE gifts. Actually this date is closer to actually sailing than several of the FE groups I've been a part of. Everyone is still welcome and encouraged to be a part of our meet group however. Have fun and get to know other DIS members!