In general, the NAWCC main website is accessed using email and password, while the Forums are accessed with username and password. At some point, a single sign on system (SSO) will be implemented to avoid having this double identity. I’m not sure when the SSO will be finally implemented.
Showing your current NAWCC status is still a partly manual effort on this site. I have been buried under work for the upcoming National Convention and have not had time to do the synchronizing. Once the SSO is in place that coordination will happen automatically whenever you log in.