Great point, when I first started I felt the same way. It took me a really long time to get the courage to make it to my first meeting but once I did I was able to go to more and meet more people, and from that I have realized there are a lot of great people in the club. I am actually having a meeting (first one at my house,kind of nervous to see how it goes actually) in big lake on march 5th, which is fairly close to you. If you are nervous like me I would be more than willing to meet you somewhere publicly (or you could stop by and take a look at the tank without a bunch of other people) next weekend or sometime this week, we could talk and then if you were to come to my meeting you would at least know one person? This offer goes out to anyone who would like to take me up on it, as I know how tough it can be to get to that first meeting.