There's word back that the leader spot will be "OPEN" so that membership is automated. It should be any day now, but the Paynes are on a trip just now and it will be a bit before anything drastic happens.
I HAVE kicked up a fuss. I'll do it again if it needs doing, but I think we will see something happen.
I can go one more notch on the "panic button", but I don't think it will be needed.