Over the years I have belonged to an ultimately left photographic societies because of one dissatisfaction or the other,
Members it seems to me fall into three categories.
Those that are keen photographers of all genera and like to show others their prowess
Those the are keen 'kit' collectors where on club nights sit and crow over their latest acquisitions or extol the virtues of this that and the other- but few it seemed to me produced any work.
And then last are those that Ctiticise- take the floor to pontificate over the 'Golden Triangle' and other arcane topic- an oh yeas once more, rarely had any work of their own to put up.
I do belong to a group - The University of The Third Age[U3A] there is one in your town - check it out
It may well have a photographic group- but also much more to offer.