There's no chance for coffee with these people, thus far they've all been across the ocean, so the entire association is online. He's got no local prospects as yet, but I would like to have at least some idea of how we'll try to handle such things before there is a local prospect to deal with. The suggestion about the coffee meeting within a few weeks of starting a local association seems like a reasonable option, I'll think about that and discuss it with him.
If the entire association will always be online, then there is where I would have to meet them, and if it's going to continue, I'd just like to be properly introduced and have a chance to get to know them myself. Having made our own emotional connection with each other before we ever met (before I even knew what he looked like), I know it's certainly possible for it to happen again. ;-)