I had considered buying a membership, but it seemed to me they were only after my money and my time without regards to me. They used to have monthly meetings and in addition to paying a membership you are supposed to pay for the privilege of coming to a meeting. They constantly made you feel guilty; you didn't contribute enough time, you didn't contribute enough money.
There was also a substantial list of Ecuadorian organizations that Damas supported. Well, they spread themselves too thin and collapsed, it seems. There are no activities anymore as far as I know.
The last activity was The Bazaar Navideno in November 2010, with the most useless and expensive stuff I ever saw for sale.
to be continued