I wasn't really “recruited.” Back in 1991 I learned about the League while constructing crossword puzzles for various magazines. I sent for more information and received a mini-sample of The Enigma dated July 1991. I promptly missplaced it. It turned up a couple of weeks ago when I was purging files, so I decided to join.
Of late I spend lots of time searching for things I've lost, misplaced, misfiled, given away, or maybe never had to begin with . . . at any rate, choosing “Searcher” as a nom was a no-brainer!