Sadly we do not have the great group of stickmaking club or guilds our friends in the UK have. The only one I know in the US Is the "American National Cane Club" in Pennsylvania and I think there are chapters of it in one or two other states, We do have a lot of wood carving clubs and guilds in the US. Some in every state. I have never been to one of those that did not have a few members who made sticks, After I got started on trying to make sticks I found a chapter of Texas Wood Carvers Guild where in a town near where I lived, about 30mins away. I got a lot of help.Met two other from were I lived and we would get together between meeting. I think MJC4 has had the same experience,. I have been to a lot of carving groups over the years. Never saw one that was not friendly and fun peopled. Most meet once or twice a month. A few here have said they wished they could do carving on a stick These groups are great places to learn. If there is any dues it is general some thing like $10. a year. You can google carving clubs in your state, Here is a site that may be of help. But there maybe be some groups that are not listed. Check one out.