Julie & I are in Sonora so we probably couldn't attend a meeting at night . But we sometimes camp in the Delta / Sacramento / Napa area and hopefully you sometimes camp in our Gold Rush Hwy 49 / Yosemite / Tioga or Sonora Pass area. So maybe we could meet the group in your area or ours. The Sonora (Tuolumne County) fairgrounds has camping , as does the fairgrounds in Plymouth on 49.
3 wks ago we were at the Placer County fairgrounds in Roseville with the Sacramento area Vintage group : there the same weekend was a custom car / hot rod show with 100+ cars. Also open wheel vintage race cars running on the banked 1/4 mi oval and parking by our trailers and the car show. And a huge Tattoo Exposition with lots of 'interesting' but friendly people. Exciting weekend! The week before we were at nearby Tower Bridge KOA with 250 Vintage trailers and cars. Sacramento area is a happening place !
And I am very familiar with the Rick Steves way of travel; meeting people face to face to promote travel and understanding other countries, cultures and peoples. I've used his suggestions on more than a dozen trips around Europe. Politicians don't seem to be doing much to bring different countries together, it is up to people like us to travel, make friends, and understand other cultures. Nothing political in his travel suggestions. So keep me up to date on your plans, and come up to visit us !
David in Sonora and Fresno