Can you send a $5.00 donation to Bitcoin address 1ASA6svxYu1rUUCUU7389dgqWQuJaLXL4L or send to email@example.com via Paypal or firstname.lastname@example.org via Amazon Payments to cover the costs of running the group? Meetup.com is $144/year + there are other costs.
Bitcoin Users Meetup -- share and learn: best practices, bitcoin ideas, brainstorming, troubleshooting, development, merchant services, investing in bitcoin, promotion of bitcoin, mobile application development, online sales automation, etc. This is a social, learning, and business networking group. Everyone is welcome. It should prove to be very profitable for all. We also have a Facebook Group.