My chapter started out wanting to have a chapter project and assessed dues to be $24/yr. They built 2 planes and sold them. Sometime in the past it was shifted to $20/yr. That was 57 years ago.
Using an inflation calculator that places dues at $157/yr if it rose with it.
Our mailing and printing of the newsletter eats up nearly all the dues as nearly 50% are chapter life members.
How much are your dues. Is there an assessment in addition?
How are other chapters covering the other expenses of the organization?