I've been wanting for some time to join a photography club in my local area. As crazy as this sounds I'm actually thinking about starting my own and getting with friends and family that might be interested in gathering once a month to talk photography. My idea is to start with a meeting at my house to discuss who might be interested, monthly topics/challenges, and ideas to learn from each other.
Keeping it informal, interesting and an opportunity to learn is my goal. I have to do some more research on the topic, but I will keep you updated on my progress.