I'm in Mecosta...definitely looking to find linux users in the area. I have a few older PCs around here and was looking to install some lightweght distros on them and have a free PC giveaway day at some point, lol! One of them is running xubuntu very nicely.
If you are looking for a place to have a LUG, i'm about 20 min from Big Rapids and 20 min from Mt. Pleasant. Kinda right smack dab in the middle if you need a spot to host. lol.