PPWC is a great organization.
About ~15 years ago, I joined PPWC while I was still on active duty; just after I learned to roll a kayak through the outdoor recreation program at Ft. Carson. I met up with another boater at the pool sessions who was just starting up as well, and together me and him went from running class zero to class IV in less than a year. There are boaters of every ability level and age in the club, from the "never-evers" to the "old timers" who recall the days of roto-molding fiberglass boats with Jim Stolquist years before a plastic kayak ever existed.
The membership shares a wealth of skills and knowledge that has rubbed off on me and hopefully I have been able to pass along as well from time to time. I'm sure the same can be said of the people involved with Colorado Whitewater in Denver, but that has never been my home town so I was never a member.
I'm not currently a member of PPWC because I had lived in BV for a couple years and now Cañon City for the last 8. But I still keep up with many in the club and boat with them many, many times each spring. I still try to attend at least one pool session if my schedule allows. Even as a non-member, the people in PPWC that I have boated with in the past as well present are great people who love being on the water.
I can understand if someone may have been a little too busy during highwater to keep up with the website and such. It is all volunteer and everyone has a real job, family, life and a river to get to. Hell, during high water, my life is work, sleep, kayak, eat-in the car repeat. Same as some of the guys that run any club so don't feel neglected if they didn't get back with you during high water.
Imagine if you were some dude calling to get a spot on an NFL team and that damn coach wasn't getting back to you during the same time the team was in the play-offs! The nerve!
Anyway, they offer 12 pool sessions in the winter months leading into spring, just as we are all getting excited for the season. That right there is worth the $45 membership fee. if I ever move back to Colorado Springs, I'll be upping my membership again without hesitation.