We're always glad to see new people join the club. The next meeting is on Oct 20th, and will probably be someplace in Fairfield county unless we get a last-minute volunteer to host the meeting someplace else. Keep an eye on this board for an announcement on location in the next week or so.
Whereabouts in the state are you located?
Several of our club members are enthusiastic aquascapers and I'm sure we'd all be willing to give you some input. I mostly plant jungles, myself, but would be happy to offer info on plant selection, design, etc. You should also try reading some of the threads (especially the stickies) in the aquascaping board on this forum. We have a broad information base from all over the world on APC and you should take advantage of it if you want to learn a lot about the planted tank hobby.