If you were to ever apply for member status: You've hung around di's cc before they closed and kept saying for 7 months that you didn't have much money for gear to apply. Whether that was a joke or not, I'm not sure. But if that's the case with vanguard, and hoping to get a member eventually, that simply won't do. I personally think you will not devote the time or effort you should partake here.
Community member: I think community member is what you want - which is fine. However they are also not allowed on most, if not all pk trips. They typically attend things in pvm/Skilling comps.