I think it's a good idea that whoever organizes a chowhound gathering(public/not private) of 6 or more people gets a free meal as a small reward for their effort. For example: if we have 9 people total, then the check is divided into eight (8) (the organizer gets a free meal). This may boost the volunteer spirit as though we need any (lots of good people here).
Also, no boos if the meal is not up to their expectations.
What do you guys think ?