Well we have things together now. We have a site up (with a wiki and forum), we have e-mail address being doled out, we have a monthly meeting scheduled, and we even have someone from a hackerspace in Chicago coming to the city for a trip that is interested in meeting us.
It is now time to work on our next step. We want to obtain non profit status to provide us a few advantages. The biggest one being an incentive for someone to let us borrow some space to use. The other portion of this is once we are incorporated we will be able to have a bank account to collect money into to continue all our other plans with. The tricky part is that we do need money in order to do this. We need a total of $100 to file all of the paperwork (a page or two) with the state. This will not hold things up for long, but I did want to offer everyone an opportunity to chip in what they can if they want to. There is no specific amount that anyone has to donate, the more important thing is how many people are willing to help.
If you wish to contribute anything big or small, feel free to contact me here.