There are several clubs in our area. The two general purpose clubs are dominated by digital, and seem to be controlled by just a few members. One is all about competitions with your standard PSA judge intoning "profound" cliches. I now avoid both like the plague.

Another more serious "club" tries to combine all aspects of art including photography in their meetings (last meeting was on sketching & sculpture). Unfortunately, most of the photogs in that group seem primarily concerned with Corel Painter. But there have also been some interesting workshops, so there's hope.

Two smaller groups have been helpful - a large format photo group, which has been meeting for over 6 yrs; and a newer alt photo process group. I think specialized groups are of more benefit to long-term growth.