I see three things:
1. We need to be a little better organized. There have been several instances where we did not know where the meeting would be (or if we were even going to have one) until the day of or day before the meeting, for example. I know that in part this is because people have been slow in responding to messages asking where everyone wanted to hold the next meeting.
2. We need to get better about doing some of the things that we have discussed. There have been times when we talked about doing something, but nothing happened. There were also a few times where possible new members attended a meeting or two, heard the talk but saw no action, and then never came back.
3. We need to actually run the boats that are working. In three years, we have never as a group got anything wet. From what I have heard, everyone in the group is interested in working models, not just static ones. I know that there we have only a few operating boats, but in my experience, seeing a boat (of any kind) run, only gets people more motivated to finish the ones that they are working on because they do not want to watch someone else have all of the fun.
I am not saying these things to be critical of the past or of anyone, but intend them as suggestions that would lead to changes. I will freely admit that I am guilty of these things.