I've run into a few folks lately who either belong to a group, or who were trying to get me to join as the PC rep in the area. One that I had an opportunity and see some "openings" in my area is one I'm not so sure about- you pay $10 a year, $1 a month. You are supposed to attend the meetings, missing I think maybe 2 a year at most without consequence (getting kicked out). Everyone puts their flyer/card/coupon or whatever into bags, and everyone takes several bags when they leave the meeting. You are supposed to then leave the bags in various places -not sure about that... I'm not crazy about that particular setup because of the "homework". Others I've seen don't do that, but times aren't good for me (weekly meetings in the daytime). I know of a few around here limit the number of reps from any particular industry. I'm actually considering starting my OWN with a rather large network of women from my church who own their own businesses. So I'm just wondering thoughts on Networking Groups? I know not all are created equal..but at a general level, what are they, how do some of them work, etc? Do you recommend giving them your valuable time?