Mike..... Something I haven't seen mentioned and Scott F did several years ago. The outing was to Greens Lake. Put in point was near Tiki Island and kayaks were daisy chained and towed the 7 miles to Greens Lake. As I remember, worked quite well.
My suggestion is to go to Orvis or Bass Pro and look at their kits. They start around $100 and contain everything you need in the way of tackle except flies. This will let you get your feet wet.
The club has DVDs we library out to help teach. The club also has a Fly Fishing Academy that starts out as if you don't know what a fly rod looks like and ends with you having enough knowledge to ask the right questions when you go to buy.