What sort of events would you like the group to organise? For example, would you like structured meetups with definite learning goals? Do you just want a chance to chat informally with other people in Mandarin?
Socialising groups to keep the learning casual and free.
If we can get professional Chinese teachers to provide some group tuition at our events would you be willing to contribute something to pay their fees? If so, how much would you be willing to pay?
Possibly depending on the style of teaching and the level too.
Are you using a Mandarin textbook as part of your studies? If so, which one?
Yes I use the textbooks supplied to me while I was in shanghai at Fudan university.
I am a British born Chinese and spent some time in shanghai getting to grips with mandarin but now I am back in the UK I want to keep learning it! ^_^