What makes a good club? How about "No Dues, No Rules, Just Fun". Well the club I belong to has no dues, no rules, but I don't find it "fun" anymore. It's a typical club where only 3% of the members do 97% of the work, but then everyone enjoys the fruits of their labour.
I've gotten tired of planning events that only ever have the same three people attend them. It's just not worth getting upset over any more, and it's time for the other 97% to start taking an active part in running the club.
For the past six weeks I’ve been doing my own thing, not attending club activities or meetings, I don't monitor the 2m repeater much anymore…but I am going to the local park on Sunday mornings and experimenting with different antennas and operating QRP with a group of like minded individuals…and I’m having a real blast doing it and making some good DX contacts as well.
I’ve decided that I’m going to get less and less involved with the club...and more and more involved with portable operating, HF QRP and VHF/UHF contesting, and plan my own mini-DXpeditions…in other words I’m going to start having fun and doing ham radio the way I want to...life is just too short to do otherwise.