If you’re a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and you live near Spokane, WA (including the Coeur d’Alene, ID area), the Northwest Inland Empire Tolkien Society — a smial of the Tolkien Society — meets from 4 PM to 6 PM on the second Saturday of each month. The first meeting was held on Saturday, October 10, 2009.
Hawke Robinson, Webmaster for MERP and the genius power behind MERPCon, Middle-earth Radio, Middle-earth Talk Radio, Other Minds magazine, is the founder of the Northwest Inland Empire Tolkien Society. He gathers with other Tolkien devotees from time to time to talk about all things Tolkien.
Hawke is promoting the meetings locally but I offered to help get the word out on the Internet. You can find the location of the meetings the NORTH Service Station Coffee House. And you can read the latest updates on the Tolkien Scholars site.