There are 18 NMRA Regions across the globe and each Region is made up of many Divisions. Regions usually hold annual or semi-annual conventions which can include presentations and clinics, as well as tours to model layouts, prototype tours, and even banquets and swap meets. All Regions have a member newsletter. The Northeastern Region has about 1,400 members.
There are many model railroading activities on the local level through the NMRA Regions and Divisions (determined by your postal or zip code). Your new member welcome packet will have information about your region.