In 2006 we took the decision to break away from being a W.I. Club mainly because the fees went up so much. Our biggest problem was deciding on a name for the Club. When Bonny Sarton of the Yetties came to speak on one of our evenings, he said he had been to a CAMEO Club in the North of England. The word Cameo standing for ‘Come And Meet Every One’. We all felt this name just suited us as a group.
In January 2007 we started officially as the CAMEO CLUB. Our aim is to enjoy ourselves have speakers and to raise funds for various charities. We also go on outings and regularly go out to lunch. We meet once a month in Durweston Village Hall on every second Tuesday and our numbers have quickly grown to nearly fifty members.
Since our inauguration we have donated nearly £5,000 to various charities, always giving yearly to the air ambulance and we prefer local organisations to benefit. Although, in saying that, our biggest donation has been £500 raised at one event in 2010 for the McMillan Cancer Appeal.
Although we are a Ladies Club all meetings are open and we have quite a few visitors including men when there is a subject they are interested in.
Subject for this year include: Riding for the Disabled, Experiences of a Police Driving Instructor, Wessex Assisting Dogs, More Memories of the B.B.C., Experiences of a Wartime Lady Brewer, Dawn to Dusk, Kingston Lacy House & Gardens and Christmas Decorations.
We have kept the membership fee at the same price for five years but in 2011 the fee goes up to £11 per year. Visitors fee is: £1.50 per session.
Time of Day:
Monthly: 2nd week
Guests welcome with a member only