It's the stand-by for many of us who grew up with Who; every once in awhile, WTTW would break and request that we make a donation to keep Doctor Who running. Although we rarely understood the rationale between charging $75 for a coffee mug, it was a way for us to support our favorite show...and to keep it on the air.
This Meetup group is the same - we're engaging in our second "pledge drive" to help pay for our costs, which consists primarily of our Meetup hosting fee.
As you may be aware, we have a dues policy for this meeting - we're encouraging those of you who can to donate $3 a year to keep us going. Just RSVP for this event, and send us your donation via PayPal. (If you have already donated, thank you very much. Participants in our spring pledge drive, whose photos are revealed on this Meetup notice, are exempt this time around. It's once a year, so if you've already paid - you're good.
If you can't right now, it's understood - drop us a line if you want to be an "honorary companion", meaning that you are willing to help with DVDs/locate sites for screenings/point out other cool partners to have Who-themed events. (Two members are already honorary companions - why not join them?
If you have questions or comments - or want to pay your dues in person - please reach out to the Organizer via Meetup.
Thanks again for your help, and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.