I have signed up, but someone needs to nominate first.... maybe it would be better from a more long standing/experienced PiA member? Diane? Trakki?
Then anyone can vote once registered if I understood correctly - you can opt for no emails.
From my own experience - PiA gets nominated due to the support all the way through the process:
wondering whether to emigrate
getting info on how to get the visa
advice on how to relocate a life and settle in
tips and tipoffs on anything from jobs to shops to money to restaurants to days out and so much more
social events eg BBQ, meetings for coffee, making me laugh, making me think...
always someone there to help or advise, very active forum