Less welcome changes (to me) include the elimination of Members-at-Large on Council, restrictions of consecutive terms on Council to two (the latter two changes will see me off Council at the end of my term in 2014, for the first time in 12 years — I'm sure that's not the motivation!), tripling of the quorum for a general meeting (from 50 to 150), doubling of the number of signatures required for a general meeting (from 50 to 100), and closure of Council meetings to the public (except by invitation of the President). To me, all of these changes are restrictive of involvement in AASUA governance, which can never be a good thing.
Note that these proposed changes are for discussion only at this time. Council will get to vote on any actual changes, which would then go to the membership for a ratification vote. So it's early days yet.
Oh, and incidentally you can see from the proposed budget document that we will be paying (from our dues) CAUT $518,158 and CAFA $256,649 next year. I sure hope we get our money's worth, as I think we're going to need it.