I started a new group in mid June and have members, but noone will RSVP or come to the events. The group is an outdoor group for people with older dogs where we will go for an easy walk/hike and for some events there is an outdoor concert or farmers market to attend after the walk of folks want to do that. I do say in the description of the group that folks with calm younger dogs and folks without dogs are welcome to join and attend. So far there are 7 members and most members have older dogs, but there is one member who does not have a dog. There also was a member with a calm younger dog who expressed interest in attending but then suddenly left the group. I know starting a new group is challenging, but I do have folks who have joined, just can't get anyone to attend an event. I have not charged anyone to join and I am shouldering the financial burden by myself - still no attendance at events.
I have had 6 meetups so far and I am the only person who has attended. I have posted pictures from each of the meetups with lots of cute pictures of my dogs and other dogs we have met during the event in an effort to encourage folks to attend, but no luck. I have posted a poll to get an idea of what folks want, but noone has responded even after me asking for input. I have individually asked folks if they would be interested in helping me promote the group and plan events, and only one person has responded to that but I don't get the impression that she will follow through. I have remained upbeat and friendly, but I am getting frustrated.
Any help or ideas would be appreciated.