On Saturday I attended my first meeting of Group25, a local car model club. They meet on 2nd Sat of the month. Generally people bring one or more of their projects to the meeting and work on them for a few hours while chatting about models, building and lots of unrelated topics at the same time. At the end there is a formal meeting where club business is discussed, e.g. the upcoming MegaCity show on Sept 27, 2009. This show is a great place to meet other hobbiests as well as look for bargains from the vendors.
After the meeting we retired to the Golden Star for more discussions and excellent burgers. Met some very interesting people, they are all very open to sharing their expereince with newcomers. Check out the Group25 site.
I found out about this club at the Toronto Hobby Show 2 years ago. Last year there was no show but with a new owner this year will be the beginning of a new focus on hobbies. The show is Nov 6-8, 2009. Now I have to decide if I build a car model at the show or be in the Metro Marine Modellers booth with my attempts at restoring the HMCS Athabaskan model, decisions, decisions 🙂