First welcome to the forum Waldo. Glad to have you. Try to be alittle more discriptive in threads...
Second please take the time to fill out your jeep profile so the forum can better help you with any questions you may have.
As far as you joining a club """your profile states your in CA"""...There are too many jeep clubs and groups in cali to count.
And most are more than happy to welcome new jeepers aboard. And is a great idea to learn from others and get out and have some fun.
Start by looking through the California Forum Section on the main page for group runs and clubs in your local area. This forum has ALOT of members in California. You should have no problem locating some around you.
Here is a quick link to the CA forum section....... Click me--->>>California Jeep Forum - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Best of luck finding a group and