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Welcome to our membership details

Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers site is located on the private grounds of Cobham's Sports & Social Club giving us a secure location for our railway.  This means when you want to join WDSME you must join Cobham's private club.  Adult membership to Cobham's can vary from £41-£55 per year (this can change year on year).  A variety of memberships are available from them pending your requirements between these prices.  Once you become a member (Cobham) you can use the restaurant and bar facilities whenever you like.  These are of a high standard with a great selection of food and drink at discounted prices.  There are many other facilities that can be used by members whilst on site, 9 hole golf course, hire of various size halls and a use the skittle alley.  

The yearly price of membership to WDSME is adult £20 and Juniors £3 (under 18).  In order for juniors to join us they must be over 6 years old, have an adult join with them as they cannot be left on site un-attended.

Our Treasurer Gerald and Membership secretary Andrew will deal with the membership of WDSME.  A separate application form is required for Cobham's private club. This form needs to be signed by 2 members of WDSME committee to guarantee full membership is given.  Please get in contact with Andrew if you would like to join us.  He will explain all the information regarding the club and its membership policy.  All application forms can be collected from our club secretary or chairman on site when you visit. 

Payment in cash is fine or a bank transfer can be excepted.

Being a member of WDSME.

Our society is run purely by volunteers that constantly help keep the place maintained and safe for all our visitors as well as members.  We ask when joining WDSME that you try and help the club whenever possible in whatever way you can, be that by supporting our running days or helping with maintenance during the week.  We strive to be a friendly sociable society and always welcome new members of all ages.

Anyone wishing to join our society is encouraged to come along to at least 2 or 3 of our club meetings or running days and make themselves known, by doing this we can get to know you and you can be sure that our society is right for you.

Do not hesitate to contact the club secretary if you have any issues at:

Membership brings with it;

Quarterly newsletter 'Merley Park News'

Monthly eNews March- November

Use of all club facilities during the year

In house Boiler testing for steam locomotives (subject to approval)

Insurance cover for boiler tested locos

A say in club projects & activities

Invitations to other clubs and exhibitions

Use of club layouts at anytime during the year (subject to club rules)

Monthly last Thursday evening meetings

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