HI Shirley, Yes Please do join the Seamist Group. I believe I met you in St. Louis in 2005. I think there were 4 of us there- you, Carol, Vince& Jean Biro, and me. It was the first time I had probably seen another one of my color or had seen that many at once.
Please click on the Groups and then Seamist group and join us. We now have 9 members (one's not a Seamist, but one has TWO of them!). I have personally met all but two of the Seamist members (Lee and Thad & Cindy)--and hope to meet them this year. Trisha says Gary & Tess Aldinger of Puget Sound Cruisers has a Seamist, but he hasn't found us yet. Maybe you'll meet them at some event on the West Coast.
Glad to have you join us! If you do an advanced member search by state, you'll be able to see what other PT folks are near you in CA. Maybe you'll clubs near you (Is Capital in CA or MO?). Also check out the Events--there shows/events listed in Nevada, Southern CO, Oregon, Paso Robles CA, and Cloudcroft NM. And no doubt more will get listed as this site becomes more and more popular. It's grown tremendously just since I joined in early January.