The quick answer is: it depends.
When did you pay your dues? And can you tell me which PayPal page you used to make your payment? (the one here on the forum or the one off the main SubCommittee page?)
Since there are a couple of people "in the loop", it can take a couple of days depending on everyone's schedule. You know, day jobs and such. If you do not see your forum account changed to that of a paid member after 3 or 4 days after paying, please let me know and I will be glad to track it down.
p.s. Oh.....before I forget. Welcome aboard!