If you have been in an organization for very long, you already know what a waste of time meetings can be. Seth Godin says make meetings more expensive — it might actually make them cost less. Because you will have fewer. See his tips here.
Doug Brock is an automation engineer who had given up his ISA membership. He just saw a copy of the association magazine and he started to wonder, “Are ISA and other associations still relevant?” See the comments. I have added one.