DT are you in touch with your seller or SE? Usually it takes a little momentum to kick these off. IBM may be able to get you in touch with other customers in the region. Also you might want to reach out to Jason Walker who just hosted a very successful Houston inaugural user group, solid turn out and great presentations. He might have some advice for you about how to host a successful user group.
I’d be willing to head out there from TX. And I’m going to put someone on the spot while I’m at it: HCLs very own Mr Jimmy Glass is a Southern MS resident hint hint Jimmy