IMHO, WGT won't mess with CCs easily because it's private territory. As a sign of this, the first owner has to pay for it!
Your observation fits to a lot of CCs, unfortunately. This may be due to the fact that players lose interest in the game, and owners are no exception. (add serious changes in their lives' conditions...)
To find an active CC, the best thing may be to post here, because there will be a few posters asking you to join them.
When looking at a certain CC, look for the following:
- an active owner, showing that he has played recently (last round played),
- only a minority of members in the "Recruit" status, showing that the owner actively cares for his CC,
- sorting the members by "last round", you'd see how many are active and if they are in your tier (good for game company).
In your current CC, all points would get a negative connotation by me.
They owner has last played 2019 and only 10 players have played this year (all recruits). Speaking bluntly, this CC is dead even though it doesn't know yet.
Before looking actively, you may want to quit your inactive CC as a sign of your serious intentions...
I'd not apply for membership blindly by the button but by first asking the owner on his wall whether he will accept you (or even, if he'd invite you). You may also ask about special points which may be important for you, like common activities, communication apps etc.
Good luck to you!!