Fish clubs are a great extension of the hobby... You meet new like minded Fishy folks, they have fishy events, swaps, auctions, conventions, speakers and more !!
There is a Breeders award program, ( Bap ) where you can accumulate points for breeding fish, and turning them in, so someone ELSE can try that species.... Its a great way to get fish spread around your local area !! There is a similar program for Plants... ( HAP ).
I love participating in my local club. But you only get OUT of a club, what YOU, the member, is willing to put into it..... See a need... volenteer and fill it.
If you aren't sure about clubs in your area.... shoot me a message... I will help you track one down !!! Guests are always welcome at Fish clubs.... Im sure they will be more than Happy to have you as a guest !!!! :-)