I'm not "worried" - just over committed - I have other groups, organisations and projects that need my attention - I am not interested in setting up yet another group that hardly anyone participates in. As far as I understand what a "Pod" should be doing, there is no-one so far who has put their hand up that is able to do the required work. The Meetup Group is a differently matter, that can be just any interested people and doesn't need to be serious C++ programmers, so I think I will stick with my own advice and get the Meetup Group going first and see what happens from there . .
Thanks for the advice though!