Why do you stay in an org/assoc today?

Why do you stay in an org/assoc today?
Even though some of these org’s and associations maybe newer today such as the PWRA which is only 2 yrs old, but if you could look ahead “What would keep you in these groups for years”?

There has to be a perceived value. Is it a legitimate organization that has the best interest for its members in mind.

Legitimate Standing in the Trade Community
Code of Ethics
Training Opportunities
Business Building

As long as they show me that I am important and are there to support the industry as a whole as well as members in the association, I have no problem sending in a check every year. Once it becomes political and self serving to a select few then it is time to find a new association that supports the values and goals of your company.