i say yes, join, they are a active club that put's on alot of efforts to put together demonstrations on River safety classes, CPR classes, How to Read a river and flow classes, how to set up your boat, organized floats trips , beginner trips, cooking tips and cook-off parties, permit parties and help other organizations too. They just supported the organizations with the South Platte River clean up and had several of us members floating and picking up tons of trash off the river in hauling it in our rafts. I was in a duckie, and they have duckie rookie days too! Anyway, most are extremely knowledgeable and I always enjoy their stories, river talk and sharing of info whenever I want ot go somewhere to float. And they all do it for free, the monies collected go to offset cost of certification training, reserving CPR equipment, ect...