As a local club member I am the only member using film. Nearly all activities are geared toward competitions. The advantage is that there is some opportunity to exhibit your work, in most cases if it has been a competition winner. Nearly all discussion is geared toward digital equipment and most work is landscape with bold emblazened or distorted colours for effect, something of a cliche now. Few competition judges have knowledge of black and white printing and I am generally regarded as something of an oddball for using film. Competition winners are usually those with dedication to photoshop with extensively manipulated images.
There are occasionally talks given on specific photographic topicsand these can be rewarding.
This is my club experience anyway.