Attend Sierra Nevada BEER CAMP !!!
+1. I've been rejected once. That wasn't on my bucket list, but it's a start.
Attend the Northern California Homebrewers Festival.
Attend an AHA conference.
Brew a Belgian that's actually drinkable. (Spent my first summer as a homebrewer brewing undrinkable Belgians. Could probably do better now, several years later, but decided to work on the basics a while.)
Get my nerve up to enter a beer in a contest.
Publish an essay about homebrewing (in a magazine not primarily about beer or brewing).
Build an all-electric, pump-driven, mobile brewstand.