Fair comment. And fair enough. Still, I think its a good thing to encourage from the inside out, not leave a perception that if you're not in, you're not worth it. Part of the PR thing is to assist those outside your club.
To be fair, for some people joining a fishing club is a bit scary. There seems to be a public perception that everyone in a club is a gun fisherman and you'll be made to look silly. That ideal needs to be changed a little.