There is a longstanding, active woodworking club here. It is actually two clubs in one - a woodworking club and a woodturning club. They have separate meetings once a month, but if you look at the attendees, you might say, "Wait a minute, these are the same people!" and for the most part, you would be right. The meetings are well-organized, fun, and always informative.
They have very active charities: toy making for children and pen making for active military and veterans.
They have a mentor program for people who want assistance with a woodworking skill or tool. They have a library of DVDs and other learning aids that you can check out. You request titles online, and they are ready for you at the meeting.
They have all-day demonstrations from leading experts a few times a year. They have had tours of lumber yards, a cabinet making factory, and even the Fender guitar factory.
They are a great place for buying and selling used tools. They are a great place for sharing wood. Heck, they are a great resource and a great bunch of people.
My spouse belongs to a Scroll Saw club. They have a similar toy program and are also a great bunch of people.