Are you willing to be part of a group where we watch out for each other? Some people are tempted to go off on their own but this is not acceptable because we've wasted time waiting or searching for them. A clear photo of yourself is required.
Doesn't seem like a problem for me.
A meetup consist of a field shoot and "social" where we relax at an eatery to show a few of our recent photos. Not a critique but to learn from each others efforts and get in the practice of talking "photography". Comment?
I did art critiques for 4 years in college, so I should be prepared for this sort of thing.
I Took photo classes in college and loved shooting candid portraits with my SLR. Professional life has taken away from my photography hobby, and I'd love to get back into it!