When you join the notebooks, you will be given "provisional membership" status. You will be a member, but notebooks will not be sent to you until you have sent a notebook (and it has been received). Once that happens you will be a full-fledged member and will be able to send/receive notebooks at will. Members who have agreed to handle the newcomers' first notebooks are marked by * at the end of their names in the memories section. Although you're welcome to use any member listed.
Don't post your address ... it won't be added to memories until you are a full member. At that time, the moderator will announce your new membership status and ask for you to post your address.
You will only be allowed to stay on the provisional membership list for one month. If you have not sent a notebook before the month is out, you will lose your membership. If you have not joined thenotebooks community within one month of being given provisional membership status you will be taken off the provisional member list.