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Military Museum adds Board Members

The Oregon Coast Military Museum is pleased to announce the election of two new members to the Board of Directors. Ann Dowdy and Shelly Medeiros were both elected with uniramous votes at the October board meeting.

Executive Director Cal Applebee described the candidates “Each of these individuals bring some phenomenal back ground and experience that is going to really enhance our board make up and help us to continue to grow as an institution. I am really excited to see them join us and look forward to working with each of them”.

Dowdy, a native Oregonian, has an undergraduate degree in Non-profit Management and Communications, and extensive experience in the non-profit field, including museums. She currently sits on the board of the Oregon Museums Association, which the Oregon Coast Military Museum is a member of. In addition, her family enjoys extensive military heritage, including husband Terry who is Retired USCG Chief Warrant Officer. They recently retired in Florence.

Mederios has an extensive accounting and financial management background including Financial Controller and General Manager of an online distribution company. Already involved in other volunteer work in the community, she and her husband Alan retired to Florence in 2015, and both Alan and daughter Jolene, who also sits on the board, are United States Air Force Veterans.

President Gene Wobbe added “We are really pleased with the caliber of each of these new board members and look forward to their contributions to our mission.”

The Oregon Coast Military Museum is located at 2145 Kingwood Street in Florence, and open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, from noon until 4:00 p.m.

Cal Applebee 541-999-4175 or

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