Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
You may not be able to apply yet. For our flyball club, we don't accept new people until they have already demonstrated commitment. There is no formal application process. The current club members decide to "invite" a new person to become a full member after they have been training and attended events.
I would contact whoever is the contact person and ask if you can attend an upcoming meeting, get the date and time. I would not just show up. Some clubs do certain business at some meetings and it would not be a good time for a new person to be hanging out. They might have a meeting or event that would be more interesting/valuable.
If you plan to join multiple clubs, you have to also consider how this might "look". Like what Chris said about the breed thing, and....well in some locales, it matters what clubs you are in or not. You don't just haphazardly join them all. There might be more than one club for a sport or a breed and you'd want to make an informed choice. I am purposely NOT currently part of our local breed club. I know several people who are and they have been trying to recruit me because they want to move the club in the direction of training and sports/work, not just AKC conformation specialty. They know I am a member of other training/sports clubs and want my input. I attended a meeting and gave them contacts for various clubs, invited people to watch or even bring a dog along if they wanted to try. To date I have had zero people take me up on these invitations so I have said I will consider joining the breed club and helping them networking with sport/performance people *when* they start demonstrating to me that they are actually committed to other venues besides AKC specialty. Otherwise it is a waste of my time and it looks weird for me to be spending time and money that I could be putting towards more training and competition for my dogs on a club that only seems to promote AKC specialty dogs/events.