Those living in or near Charlottesville, Virginia, and are interested in helping start a ROFTERS (Readers Of First Things) group should write Edward Maillet at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is interested, energetic, and eager to get started.
Those of you interested in finding similar groups in your area, check here. I have spoken to a couple groups and found them collections of rather different but all lively, interesting, and (not as common in such groups as it might be) cheerful people. Regular readers of the magazine and weblog would enjoy being a part.