I used to belong to the Alberta Opticians Association, but now I belong to the College of Opticians of Alberta. Because the name got changed. And I have to belong, otherwise I can’t be licensed and practice opticianry. Or whatever the hell it is I do. I am regulated by the Health Professions Act. I suppose there are worse things to be regulated by.
Also used to belong to book clubs but now that I live about a block away from Chapters and own a Kindle, there’s really no point.
In school I was never the club joining sort, lacking the passion I suppose for anything in particular. When I was a stay at home mom living in the NWT I joined a Stitch and Bitch club, but the bitch percentage of our evenings was way too high for me. Plus sewing makes me a little crazy.
Belonged to a chat board once that was great fun. A select few, who were completely fed up with the Canadian Idol Forum and wanted a safer more sane place to converse, formed this group. Then Facebook kind of took us over, but I still consider the people I came to know there, who are now my Facebook friends, as highly valued as any of my friends in real life.
And then there’s Plinky of course. A group of blogging writers in various states of seriousness. A wordsmith motley crew. Where some pretty amazing people keep me coming back for more.