Professional Organizations to Join

I have recently met all of the requirements to get my CPA license in South Carolina apart from taking the AICPA's ethics exam.  Which professional organizations would you reccomend I join to get the most out of my license?

Also, it appears that there a lot of different requirements to maintain your license (CPE's, fees, etc.).  Would any of you have any tips on how to organize and manage the requirements to maintain your license?  I would imagine that it's not terribly difficult, but having never done it before any pointers would help.

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