Update on the situation:
The members directory problem was solved by the host site administrator. He wrote this to me:
It's importing now. By default PHP scripts don't have access to the "cgi-bin" directory structure, only the "httpdocs" tree. I told our server to allow your scripts to access files in the "cgi-bin" tree. The script seems to be running now, though I don't know if it's doing the right thing.