PAPAS meetings are open to all people who would like to attend. One of our general missions is to help other fellow planted aquarium enthusiasts and our monthly presentation and Q&A sessions help us achieve that goal.
That said, the main benefit of membership is being able to participate in our monthly auctions. At our auctions, we encourage fellow planted aquarium members to bring cuttings of their plants (that many of us would otherwise just throw away). This allows us to help raise funds as well as spread around rare and unusual plants that we may have. Membership dues are only $2/meeting or $20/year, starting in January.
I hope to see you at the meeting on Sunday!