Andy is currently working on the server to try and speed things up.
The first step is going to reduce a lot of load that is caused by bad email addresses bouncing back.
Since the server attempts to send emails over and over to bad addresses it is increasing our server load a lot.
The new system will change the members to a bad email users group and prompt them to give an accurate email in order to participate.
Hopefully this will get setup in the next 60 days. That should be a big boost to speed.