I heard from Scott at the 501st for Central California. My membership application was received and I now need to suit up and submit my photos. I should have my SL ID Number any time in the next few weeks after I submit my photos!
As far as the Aluminum Skin Run, there's been no news. I know there's a HOOP of people at the forums who pre-paid, including myself. No updates at all.
Keep ya posted!