As the organiser who's on the other side of the world to everyone else most of the time, we all agreed that I should be the one to lead the charge for an alternate meeting time that's more friendly for those of us in GMT+lots timezones.
I've set up a doodle (https://doodle.com/poll/ye52pv9yt2cck4yn
) with a bunch of options for the first meeting that seem to be about right to me. Please feel free to reply to this with other suggestions if you have any.
The idea for this meeting is just to make sure those of us who happen to be on this side of the globe get a chance to contribute (without needing to get up at a ridiculous hour).