I just mailed my application to FOTCM. Is there a membership fee? I have no problem with that. Or donating monthly. The value I haven gotten over the years from reading this forum is worth it.
There is no membership fee and everything is up to you as a member if you can or want to donate something, be it monthly, be it one or two times a year. Eventually, there is a minor fee to cover the costs for the application: printing the documents, shipping the documents back to you, at least it was so in the past.