I recently received an email from the Association For Software Testing that really floored me. In this day and age where package sizes go down and prices go up... they have actually cut their price for membership!
If you are not already a member, and are seriously passionate about your career, I suggest you go check them out and see what they are all about :)
Also, I recently had my first article published in the Software Test Professionals newsletter. The title of the article is titled "Who are you talking to?". I hope you will feel free to go check it out...
With the ever changing technology that testers are faced with, and with the challenges of time and tasks, these are two great organizations that have a lot to offer in resources/learning and building on skills.
So.... what are you waiting for? Go check 'em out :)