Membership in NCLUG isn't for everyone, but it's equally true that membership has its privileges. (It wants them back but that's another story.)
NCLUG members are people subscribed to the NCLUG mailing list.
If you cannot meet this stringent requirement, you are still welcome to attend NCLUG events.
(You will not, however, be able to cast votes without offering a bribe to the officers.)
Subscribe to the mailing lists or attend an event.
Too easy? If you insist you may buy a round of $BEVERAGES after the next meeting.
NCLUG has a number of more-or-less elected officers. (Elected, that is, only in the theological sense.)