Welcome to the Vulcan madness again Barb. I admire you for having the courage and desire to ride your own bike. The Vulcan 750 can be a handful for any new rider, and especially a woman of average height and strength.
I`m too far away to ride with you, but as you mention you are a 1st time rider looking for more experience, maybe you could tell those who are closer a little more about your present experience and qualifications.
Do you have any street riding experience at all? Or just parking lot practice (PLP)?
How does the bike fit you?
Can you flatfoot it on at least one side when you are stopped?
At a stop, can you push the bike back up with one leg from a 10 or 15* tilt to one side or the other when seated on it?
I am really not nosey, just trying to help potential riding buddies get to know you a bit and judge if you are prepared to ride with them on a particular route they may have planned, or if some changes may be needed.
If you fill out your profile so your location of Charlotte NC shows on every post, you may find some riders nearby to buddy up with.
EDIT: OK, slow on keyboard here. Chris covered some stuff I did, so I deleted it. He also offers some better options for group rides. Good luck and enjoy the ride.
Here are some group riding tips that may be helpful for you too: