I'm an active KLOB member. If you're moving to the Kalamazoo or Battle Creek area, come and check us out. We had 170 paying members in 2013, and attendance of 50-75 members at every club meetings. We meet the third Thursday of every month at Old Dog Tavern (across the street from Bell's Eccentric Cafe). Our meeting format goes something like this... show up and order a pint and grab a seat with someone you don't know and start talking about brewing. I meet new people every month some have been brewing for 20 years and some have brewed 0, 1 or 2 times. Our club president will do about 10 minutes of announcements which consists of upcoming events, competitions, past competitions winners, etc. A knowledgeable member will then do a presentation for 30 minutes or so. If the presentation is specific to a style of beer then the club will provide 3-4 commercial samples of that style to try. Once that's over the second hour is social, where we wander around sampling each others beer. We have 6 BJCP judges plus 1 certified Cicerone (level 2), most attend every month and are happy to give feedback on beers.
Lots of events, lots of fun, great people. Come check it out. Our website is http://www.klob.org/