There's a clubhouse just blocks from my work. In fact, it's the Oldest Elk's Club in the country. I'm thinking of joining.

The clubhouse features a gym, pool, courts, sauna, steamroom, pool tables, bar with cheap drinks. All for dues which I don't think are very expensive -- less than a gym membership.

My quandry: I'm not much a joiner. Besides that you're supposed to be a believer and I'm not. I'm also a little afraid of the investigation/indoctrination/initiation process. I hate being the center of attention and I'm not a ritual guy.

I understand this stuff is supposed to be secret but any experiences one can share would be appreciated.