Within hours of the board meeting where I was accepted as a member, the membership officer called me to tell me I had been accepted, and then over the next 4 days, I had multiple phone calls from various board members, plus my forum moderator to welcome me to the chapter. It was a very positive experience, and I’m now a very engaged member. My first forum was a little nerve racking, but because there was also another new guy joining at the same time it made it easier. I was personally invited to the first chapter event I attended, and when I turned up, I was introduced to multiple people simultaneously. The whole process was very welcoming!