I will give a 2 hour tutorial on how to use Sketchup to create 3D models. This is not enough time to make you an expert, but it should get you over the initial hurdles with the user interface (which is both powerful and a bit difficult to grasp at first).
If you have time, Google "sketchup tutorials" and take a look at the basic ones. If you want to come with a laptop, and try to follow along, that would be great. Make sure you have the latest Sketchup 8 installed (free).
If you have a particular design that is challenging you, tell me about it: maybe I can use your design as the example for the group.
Check out the SketchUcation (http://sketchucation.com/) web site for good tutorials, forums, and plugins. The web site works best if you become a [free] member. There also are many Sketchup support forums.
I will bring a Filextruder in July, and will see if we can also have a Filabot present.
We will be meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. This month, we will try a new venue, Logic Supply in South Burlington. If this works out well for us, we may meet at Logic Supply in the future.