This $10 fee is voluntary. We know some folks will not be able to afford it. Please join us anyway. All are welcome!
If you can afford it, we do not expect you to pay it every time you join the chat. But because of credit card fees, it does not make sense to charge a small amount. So we leave it up to you to visit here every couple of weeks, and make a contribution, so that we can keep this resource going for the community.