Most departments and observatories have a regular tea, wine and cheese party, pizza lunch, etc. A portion of one of these events that gathers a large fraction of the local population could be dedicated to providing information about the AAS and fielding questions. Strange as it may seem, many astronomers don’t realize that the Society owns and manages the highest-impact astronomy journals in the world, that it provides state-of-the-art conference-organizing services for topical meetings, that it hosts a variety of resources and runs programs for public education, and that it serves as a highly effective voice in Washington for advancing our field and in supporting federal investment in research and education. There are many opportunities for astronomers at all levels to become involved through AAS divisions, committees, working groups, and programs such as Astronomy Ambassadors and Communicating With Washington. A more knowledgeable and involved membership makes for a stronger and more effective Society.