We are free to join, 'cause charging a fee just seems snooty.
However, as organizers, we do pay money to run this group. If you've come to a couple of our events, enjoyed yourself thoroughly, and are feeling a little generous as a result, we would never turn down donations. This is entirely optional.
We currently pay $72 per six months of service. A $12 donation covers a month of events. If you'd like to sponsor a single event, $2-$6 would cover it, depending on how many events we crammed into that month.
If the idea of sponsoring an event (or month) tickles your philanthropic heart, by all means hit us with your best shot. We accept donations through Donations for Second Harvest Food Bank:
https://www.wepay.com.... As a token of our appreciation, you will be granted a customized title on your profile. Something along the lines of "Oh Mighty Beneficent One."
Or you could just buy our drinks at the next event.