My dad and I just acquired a Catalina 27, and she'll be living at the Port Orchard marina. She's our "learn to sail" boat, so we shouldn't be too hard to spot - we'll be the ones consulting a book before every action.
(We aren't clueless enough to be dangerous, don't worry... just bumbling!)
So... yeah, I really don't have anything useful to contribute to your post. I know nothing about any organizations. Just thought I'd say hi to a neighbor.