I have made some friends in the club, and it is so great to see those same faces in the sessions, day after day. They offer wonderful encouragement! The profs are excellent — so knowledgeable, kind, patient and fun. 
The most important aspect of the club for me is that I have overcome my intense fear of speaking French. I am now speaking freely and am no longer afraid of making mistakes.  Wow! That’s huge for me!!
Now, I write my grocery list in French, I talk to my dogs in French, I watched all 5 seasons of Un Village Français, and I now have regular contact with one of my convo club colleagues via FaceTime.