Thursday, October 16, 2014

All Kinds of Clubs

Those of you who've been following this blog know that I like clubs, and I enjoy reading about clubs.

There are so many different kinds of clubs.
There are religious clubs.
There are book clubs; many, many book clubs, some official, and some unofficial.  Many of these clubs are dedicated to a particular genre, time period, series, or author.  These are the book clubs I, myself, belong to, listed alphabetically.
Awestruck BOOK Club
The Betsy-Tacy Society
Friends of the Chalet School
Richie Rich Comics Fan Club
There are clubs whose member share a common heritage.
There are clubs for people who collect certain items.
There are clubs dedicated to certain crafts; for example, knitting.
There are clubs dedicated to a particular place.
There are clubs dedicated to a particular time period.
There are theater clubs.
There are clubs dedicated to charitable works.
There are fan clubs.
There are garden clubs.
There are study clubs.
There are clubs for animal lovers.
There are environmental clubs.
There are singing clubs.
There are travel clubs.
There are clubs whose members simply get together for a meal and some friendly conversation.
And so on.
(Or course, there are also clubs that combine two or more purposes.)

There are several ways in which the individuals can keep in touch with each other.  It all depends on the size of the particular club.
There are intimate clubs, consisting of just a few members, close friends who meet at set times, and who see each other quite often outside of the club.
There are clubs, national and international, with local chapters.
It is, of course, not possible for all of the members of such widespread organizations to know each other personally, although they can correspond on their computers.  And speaking of corresponding, there are correspondence clubs,
whose members keep in touch by letter and, nowadays, by e-mail.
There are clubs whose members "meet" regularly in chat rooms.

And, of course, there are online clubs (without chat rooms) whose members keep in touch by posting, and responding to, messages. New online clubs pop up every day. Some succeed, and some flop, as I have learned by personal experience!
It took me awhile, but I finally put together a successful club which is still active!
The Share-Care-Prayer Club

And thus, with that shameless plug, endeth this post!