In the comments section attached to the post "Why do we have chess clubs?", Matt Phelps from the Metrowest Chess Club (Massachusetts, US) provided a link to an information sheet that they provide to prospective (or tentative members). The sheet addresses the differences between online chess and club chess, as well as issues such as "Why shouldn't I be afraid to play at the club (because I am !)?"
The address of this particular sheet is to big to fit on the screen, so just click here.
The link to the homepage for the club is http://www.metrowestchess.org/
Also worth looking at are the "Knowledge and FAQs" section which contains a number of resources that may be useful to players and organisers.
Many thanks Matt.