People may be talking about the fact that most clubs charge a fee to join their club. For example, I play duplicate bridge. The charge here is $2.00 game, most of which goes to the ACBL. Some clubs have a $5-10 annual fee. The exercise fees, while in some rec centers, are a separate cost. The new dance club started by DougB and Pammy is $6.00 (if I remember correctly). I'd guess that fee goes to the bands.
Army/embassy brat - traveled too much to mention
Moved here from SF Bay Area (East Bay)
"There are only two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle; the other is as though everything is a miracle." Albert Einstein