How're you doing?? Other than being bummed out on the hobby of course!!!!
Of course you know that I know quite a bit about your club location and the runway you guys have, so I know what challenges you are facing. And having WOR on top of normal club issues really puts a ton of pressure on a club of any size. So I hope you can work it out. Let me try to offer an option that you guys could consider. I know the size of your runway, so I know it's going to cost you a pretty penny to put in a paved runway, or more accurately a few tens of thousands of pennys!!!!
When we lost your club on Ft. Sill Army Base the land we found to relocate to also told us no permanent structures or improvements on the property. The main reasons why is because the field was a cow pasture and if/when we leave it needs to go back to being a cow pasture, and also any improvements we make would change the taxes the owner pays on the property. So with that, and having almost no money to put down a runway we had to get creative. We wanted a paved runway, but that was out of the question for the reasons I stated. We got very very lucky. A club not too far from us had a permatex runway for their club and they had to so some modifications to the dirt work underneath, so they decided to go ahead and replace the runway material at the same time. Their old runway materials were still very usable and they were just piled in the corner of the property. They told us it was ours if we just come and get it. So that solved our problem. After putting the materials down and having flown on it for 6 years now I can tell you that it's really the best materials to fly off of that I've ever flown on. It's the best of both words, meaning grass and pavement. It's smooth like hard pavement but it's easy on your planes like grass is. The only real downside to the materials is prop strikes will cut it up, but those are easily repaired.
The material we got was 4 years old and we're now on our 6th year of flying off of it. We figure we have another 2-4 years before we will have to replace it. We looked into the costs to replace it and they are very reasonable. Our runway is 465'x 45' and we estimate the material costs to replace the runway are going to be just about $3,000-$4,000. Try paving for anywhere near that. The biggest deal with material is getting the ground work underneath done correctly. But seeing your area and knowing the people in your club I don't think you would have any issues getting the ground underneath prepped!!
Anyway, take a look into it. If you're interested let me know and I'll talk with you about it by PM and not clog up your thread here. If I had druthers I would fly off of this type of runway whenever I could.
Hope this helps