This may seem a bit bold, but...
For you Madison folks, there are a couple of good Clubs here in Madison.
One is Four Lakes 4 Wheelers and they have been around a loooong time.
4L4W is a Member of the Wisconsin 4WD Association.
The other is Mad City Jeep Abusers Group, and they have been around since 2005.
Membership in MCJAG includes a Membership in the Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association (WOHVA)
Both good Clubs.
More info on the web at:
The reason I bring this up is, to me anyway, it makes sense to join an already existing Club and to expand it's Membership and influence. Also, you get face time with real people. People who can help you with your hobby and visa versa.