I don't know about anyone else, but I've found in my short membership with the Mackinaw Canoe Club that these folks are some of the friendliest folks about. Regrettably, I have only been able to join in on one of their trips since joining a few years back. Nice folks!
Personally, I paid my dues and joined the club and I get all of my information via e-mail. I will occasionally check this forum, I say occasionally because I keep fairly busy working full-time and volunteering part-time with Rock River Sweep.org - http://www.rockriversweep.org
- as well as trying to fit in a little paddlin' time here and there.
I feel really bad that you may have been offended by the lack of response, but maybe it's because the folks are out paddling and having a good time on the water instead of sitting in front of their computers wishing they could be out there... I really don't know for sure.
I spend a great deal of time on-line with the Rock River Sweep so I try to limit my personal time on line.
So anyway, if you would be interested, come join the community of Oregon, IL on July 17, 2011 for the annual Rock River Canoe Rally, Ref: http://oregontraildays.org/
and click on Events. I won't be there due to my work schedule, but it's a fun time.
Also, September 10, 2011 is the date for the Great Rock River Sweep (A River Clean-up)... See our web-page for details.
One more source for a good time is: http://www.paddling.net/
Keep the decks up and the keel down,