The I attended the Central Committee meeting the other day (also by teleconference) and got a lot of information on current events and issues. Alex, our chair, recommended the training offered by Western Liberty Network, which I found very useful. I signed up to get involved with WLN, as well as with Oregon Citizens Lobby.
I'm looking forward to getting more active in local politics. I have zero interest in running for any kind of office myself, but I want to get better informed about events and issues, and it'll be a great way to meet new people.