"If anyone has any suggestions or comments, or would like to commiserate... please, I welcome any and all input/advice/anecdotes or funny stories."
Suggestion: Grind through it.....push, push, push. That's if you want the guild to keep going. It will most likely grab its former glory.
Comments: Interesting history, don't let it die.
Input/Advice: The unfortunate part with having related members/parent-child relationships in your guild is that it can create several issues. I.e. If that certain family decides to cut back on their spending or change what they're doing, you are risking losing 2+ core members in one swift blow. ~~Birds of a feather....
Hi from Europe's Twisting Nether. We're practically related! ^^.