After a couple of years of effort, I finally had to trim eight of the 12 PROPEL(TM) Meetups from my roster. That action leaves these four. The main obstacle I encountered involved a lack of reliable Assistant Organizers to run the local events. All of them had a sizable number of people registered. None of them willingly stepped to the plate for very long, if at all, to host meetings as local Assistant Organizers.
I did not mind starting and financing the Meetup groups in areas with large numbers of people expressing interest. I enjoyed locating decent meeting places via the Web and then scheduling regularly recurring Meetups at those places. But I could not remotely host those events.
Just because you build it does not mean they will come!
Hopefully, I can do something productive with the remaining active Meetups.
These developments expose The Vision-Driven Individual book project as not worth pursuing.
I was kind of spinning my wheels on that book anyway. The goal of the book was to generate income to finance the clubs. If the clubs fail to flourish because of the absence of "sweat equity" among the members, no amount of money (that one book by me can generate) can cure that. At least, that is my tentative conclusion about the situation.