Sorry, have not been on in a bit. Send a message to Midget, Bobby Ireland. I think it is the 1st Saturday of the month, but I have been working so many Saturday's I am not sure if first or second Saturday.
I can not afford a pre built one either. Trying to save money to build. The meetings are not close, Greenville, IL, but worth attending at least one. I live close to Ted Drewes in South Saint Louis city, so not as far as you are.