Southern Nye County (NV) ARES is an ARES organization which is organized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt club which charges its members no dues. For the past several years we have supported ourselves quite well with donations from the community. However, with the bad economy, our donations have dried up completely, and our bank account balance is getting very low. Some members have suggested that we charge members dues. However, the ARRL states that we cannot charge for ARES membership. We are trying to come up with an alternative organization which allows us to charge dues but still comply with the no-dues rule of the ARRL. One thought was to have dual membership: (1) non-dues ARES member only, with no vote in club affairs; and (2) full club membership. Does anyone have any other suggestions? How have you handled this problem?