By the way, I have been thinking about this. Tthis was a part of what I was referencing earlier:
Hello All, I am Bhavi, a former loco council member and a former Ubuntu developer and a returning community member now . When, I was in Prague for the Ubuntu summit 2022, one of the most common feedback I got was how to keep a loco team active and how to involve women in the local community...
Further, there's been some discussion in one of the Ubuntu IRC channels, albeit brief discussion.
I'm also curious as to why we don't embrace tech in this area. The LUGs don't have to meet in person for everything. We have acceptable video chat options, for example. Heck, assuming the end-user has multiple devices you can talk 'em through installing Linux via chat.
A weekly/bi-weekly type of online gathering that's open for the globe might be a positive thing. You can even have them aimed at local users. Inviting the entire global community isn't a requirement.