Try thinking as one of those cooks that is not a member? What's the incentive for you to join? Many of these folks cook once a year at a local contest and they don't care about reading the bullsheet and there's no RD close, etc.
I like pushing it helps promoteBBQ and competition and that stuff but what's in it for them? I don't have the answer.
Owner/Head Cook/Chief Bottle Washer for Great Lakes BBQ & Feed Competition BBQ Team
FBA Member, KCBS Member & KCBS Certified BBQ Judge
Spicewine medium, weber kettle, gas grill