Well, I finally got around to it and paid my IEEE dues. Only late by a day or so. It would be embarrassing to be the Vice Chair of the New Zealand South Section and not actually be a member of the society.
Now, all that remains to be done is for me to sort out my elevation to Senior Member. The paperwork for it sits on my desk under some other stuff. Elevation should be easy. I have over 15 years real-world experience. Having a physics background should make not be an issue considering my work experience over those years..