August 1, 2012
Sherman County Historical Museum and Society Annual Meeting
Moro, Oregon - The guest speaker at the 2012 Sherman County Historical
Society Annual Meeting was Eliza Canty-Jones, editor of the Oregon
Historical Quarterly and Public Outreach Manager for the Oregon
Historical Society. She spoke about the "Century of Action: Oregon
Women Vote, 1912-2012" project, an all-volunteer project she is
heavily involved with which is celebrating the suffrage centennial
this year. Canty-Jones is the co-founder and President of the Oregon
Women's History Consortium, and gave an entertaining "play-by-play"
account of what was happening in the suffrage movement in each month
The Board of Trustees and Executive Director Emily Apple executed a
successful program. Society President Carrie Kaseberg presided over
the business meeting, Trustee Del Peake update the membership on
finances, and Trustee Terry Fuhrer read last year's annual meeting
minutes for approval; Trustee Myrna Melzer was also in attendance.
Brandon Hammond was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees. Born
and raised in Logan, a rural community in the northern Utah. He
attended and graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's of
education. This is also where he met the love of his life, Charisa.
Charisa and Brandon will be celebrating their 10th anniversary this
year. They have four children: Mary, Matthew, Nathen, and Seth.
After graduating from Utah State his family moved to the Willamette
Valley, where his wife grew up, and began substitute teaching.
Brandon continued his education on-line through Easter Oregon
University where he received his Masters Degree, Reading Endorsement,
and ESOL endorsement. In 2008 his family relocated again, this time
to Sherman County where he began employment with Sherman County School
District as the Title I teacher. He has been with the district four
years and was recently offered the principal position for the
elementary building. Brandon is an active member of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His hobbies include spending time
with his children and cleaning. When he has time Brandon also enjoys
playing basketball, soccer, softball and working harvest for
The Society honored Dale Frey, the museum's volunteer Buildings &
Grounds Manager, with a Distinguished Service Award in recognition of
the dedication, positivity, working knowledge, and tenacity he brings
to the Museum Team. The Society also recognized retiring Museum
Director Sherry Kaseberg for her three decades of volunteerism; she
was presented with her second Distinguished Service Award, as well as
an engraved photo album with pictures of her working at the museum
with friends and family from 1982 to the present.
The Board of Trustees includes Carrie Kaseberg, President, Terry
Fuhrer, Brandon Hammond, Myrna Melzer, and Del Peake. Executive
Director Emily Apple serves the Board of Trustees by attending all
board meetings and recording minutes. The Board of Trustees meets
monthly at the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro. For more
information, please call the museum at 541-565-3232 or visit
The Museum in Moro is open daily from 10-5; there is no fee for viewing this exhibit. Questions? Call the Museum 541-565-3232.