> Glad to see this group!! I've always wanted to get into fencing but
>I don't know where there is a club around here. Does anyone know of a club
>within an hour or so from Springfield, IL?
You might try the U of I in Chambana. There also was a group in
Decatur but that was 4-5 years ago. Here in Peoria there is the
Heart of Illinois Fencing Club that meets sporadically. We do have
a fencer ranked 17th in the nation. =) (and a very old fencing
coach --- moi)