It's just a bad idea and it can get out of control quickly. Our club runs 3 to 4 competitions a year, a beer festival, monthly meetings, a club picnic, a club holiday party, participate in 3 to 4 beer festivals ran by others, run buses to other beer festivals, put on educational events, maintain a scholarship program, etc. Depending on how much we do a year our total revenue has been between $55K to $80K. That might not be as much as what your club is drawing in, but it's still a sizable amount. Our officer's don't have to pay their annual membership dues ($20 a year) but that's it. Everyone else pays their membership dues, entrance fees, admission, etc.