A short history of our Post
Camerado Post 10165 was chartered by the national Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States in Cameron Park, California on April 25th, 1988. The original charter membership numbered 46. Out of these 46 comrades, two remain in the Post to this day ~ William "Sam" Bradley, and original Post Commander Ted Pecci. The rest of the original members have either passed on, moved away, transferred to another post or dropped their VFW membership entirely.
The name of the Post, "Camerado," was chosen as a combination of "Cameron Park" and "El Dorado," the two unincorporated communities that served as the original "home base" and recruiting area when the Post was first formed. The Post originally met at the Cameron Park fire station in the Community Services complex. In 1990, the meetings were moved to their present location, the El Dorado County Veterans Memorial Building at 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville, next to the El Dorado County fairgrounds.
On December 8th, 1988, the Ladies Auxiliary unit of our Post was chartered and installed. The Auxiliary thrived for almost two decades, then disbanded due to lack of membership, enthusiasm and a shortage of candidates for officers
In 2002, VFW Post 11313 of Pollock Pines disbanded and the membership was absorbed by our Post 10165. At one point in the mid-1990's, Post 10165 was carrying over 420 members, most of them annual members. The Post currently (as of July, 2019) has 180 members, the vast majority being life members.
Our original charter from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Dated April 25th, 1988
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