I'm part of the Ottawa posse! YEE-HA! As my signature says, I'm highly addicted to chameleons and I have, give or take, 25 of them at the moment. And this may also come as a surprise to most folk on this forum, but I actually own a few snakes as well, a few BCI and a GTP.
As for the Ottawa Herp Club... it is free to join. The $25.00 (or whatever it is now?) membership fee is for the monthy newsletter, that will tell you about the next meeting and other herp related stuff, but you don't need that to come to a meeting. Click here
for the Yahoo group and join the mailing list. You will get an email as to where and when the next meeting will be and come join the fun.