Jeff welcome to the board. Joining a club is a great way to jump start your fly fishing career. Both Trout Unlimited (TU) and the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) have local chapters (TU) and affiliated clubs (FFF) that have informative meetings, group trips to local waters, casting and tying clinics etc, and you're sure to meet a few new fishing buddies.
Here's search pages for both to see if there's something near you:
TU Council-Chapter Search | Trout Unlimited - Conserving coldwater fisheries
FFF Locate a Club
A good local shop is like a gold mine, in terms of knowledgeable service, tips and techniques local intel on area waters. But they're disappearing as more of the industry is taken over by big box stores and internet based shops. Hopefully you'll find one near you (look in the news letters of local TU Chapters for some leads).
Good luck and keep asking questions-- folks here are great about helping others get started.