I recently joined the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. In one month, I feel like my $36 of dues has been paid back. With discounts at local stores, low cost classes and seminars, networking with other woodworkers and a large library to borrow from. They even have a mentors you can request help from.
We meet once a month. Last one was at Cascade Specialty Woodworking which makes custom wood arches.
Next Month will be at Altura Furniture
I am also taking the Introduction to Woodworking class. More on that to come