I'm sure there's more than we think. There's 9 people on the waiting list for an atheist meetup on Meetup.com. There's also alot of people that aren't familiar with Meetup.com so once there's a group started we can put it on craigslist or the Odessa American to get the word out.
They don't need a certain amount, anyone can start one at anytime but there's a $20.00 monthly fee to have a meetup. BUT you can ask the members to chip in a few dollars a month and get the money that way. Even if there's only 4 people that chip in, it makes only $5/person. I think that's a better way than one person paying the whole fee. I might start one next week when I get paid (lol).
well, i'm new here, not on this thing called meetup, already have enough sites to keep track of, i also realize this was posted a long ass time ago...anyways, has anything happened on this yet? i'm in midland, and have been looking for a group of heathens to meet up with. thanks.
Hey Patrick, just wanted to let you know that there's a Freethinker meetup group going on www.meetup.com. You can become a member for free, and I know Phillip and Vanessa are on there too. It's called the Freethinkers Society of the Permian Basin. When you look for it make sure you set it to look within 100 miles of Odessa (The person who started it lives in Big Spring) or else it won't show up. Just thought I's let you know in case you are interested in joining!
I'm in the same group as TwinDNA's, our group in the Odessa/Midland/Big Spring area is growing steadily. But John does make a good point. There is very little need to spend a lot of money on it unless you have tons of members.