My two hour drive to the Wyandotte Camera Club meetings in Kansas City is worthwhile. We do have competitions, but these are more constructive than cotthroat competative. It is strictly a black & white club, although most members have gone digital. The club recently had its 80 year retrospective exhibit. Other clubs may have more problems with domineering individuals and overblown egos. Perhaps adhering to the traditions (and sometimes innovations) of B&W has a civilizing effect on the Wyandotte Camera Club members. No two clubs are alike. I suggest that anyone should be open to visiting clubs. Little is lost if they aren't satisfying. Much is gained in the right club.