I was raised to be very studious and to try my hand at a lot of different things. I've always been of the opinion that life should be more then going to work, paying bills, and going back to work. For years I've been living way out in the country. It didn't take me long to realize that most of my social life and outside opinions came to me from those I worked with. I was in a slump working 12-14 hours a day, 6 and 7 days a week and not really having much fun. I realized something had to change. Luckily, I got laid of in a down sizing move and went to a job that allowed me more free time but, I didn't have much to do with my time. I saw an ad for a Blues concert in a neighboring city and decided to go. There I met some other people that were into the same kind of music I'm into and we wound up getting together and forming a Blues Society from the ground up. That was 16 years ago. It has over 150 members now. And we put on some of the biggest events in the area now. It was a great learning experience! These days I tend to stay pretty busy with volunteer work for 4 different Blues Societies in Virginia and N. Carolina, working with a SCUBA Club, and two archery clubs. (Today I had an Archery Club meeting and then a SCUBA club meeting.) I've met a lot of great people that I have a lot in common with and have learned a great deal from. Today, with computers, it's easy to find groups of folks (like you at the BOC) that are doing things you love to do. Does anyone else belong to any clubs, groups, organizations, etc.? Tell us about them. What are you getting into?