Sometimes you have to make the effort to find those that have similar interests to you and form your own gig. Trying to fit into the conventional groups can be highly problematic. Been there and done that.

In South Aurora/Parker that is what six of us did and we are into our third monthly meeting. The criteria we put together is simple. You shoot B&W in large format and process your own film and make your own prints. The word digital is never uttered - ever.

I make B&W contact prints from 11x14, 8x20, 8x10 and 12x20 negatives and it is very stimulating to be around folks that you have something in common with.

Good Luck!