We are a completely volunteer run organization, so it may take us a few weeks to processing your application. Meanwhile, do drop by our weekly Working Meeting and Social Tuesday evening, so we can get to know you. Sponsored memberships are typically for a 6 month duration, and you will need to reapply after that time. Keep in mind that we work on a shoestring budget, and have only a limited amount of funding available for these sponsored memberships. So the more you can contribute to your own membership fee, and the more you can make yourself a valued member of our community, the better your chances of being approved for sponsorship!