I find the question to be interesting and it might be worth explaining to we who have some interest in joining.
Just what do the dues do? I personally have never seen anyone presenting as a part of CRPA and engaged in an official capacity - actually doing something. That may mean I'm just not in the right place at the right time. . .
So what does the money do?
50% to staff may or may not bother me. It depends on what the staff and management are actually doing. It would also be interesting to know if a doubling in membership (and dues) would result in a doubling of personnel costs or if the CRPA is stuck at the point where they have to have a certain amount of staff as a fixed cost and increased membership would result in a decreased percentage of dues going to personnel costs.
CGN's token life-long teetotaling vegetarian. Not qualified to give any legal opinion so pay attention at your own risk.