ORYA Mission Statement
The Oyster River Youth Association provides inclusive, fair, diverse, and developmentally appropriate recreational programs to the youth of Durham, Lee, and Madbury, NH. ORYA meets the changing needs of the children and families in our community for sports and recreational activities by acquiring and maintaining facilities, promoting volunteerism, and seeking collaborative and strategic partnerships.
Matthew Glode grew up in Barrington, NH and transitioned to the ORYA Director position after an 11 year tenure at Seacoast United Sports Club. During his time with SUSC he had many different roles from managing their Hampton youth programs, managing their York Indoor facility and finishing is time as the director for their Admirals soccer club, indoor and outdoor facility in Amesbury, MA. Matt brings his passion for youth sports and experience in programming, facilities and management to ORYA in an effort to continue to build on the amazing foundation laid by the directors and volunteers that preceded him.
Communications and Internship Coordinator
Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
ORYA staff often step out of the office to run errands to the fields, facilities and to conduct meetings.
Please be sure to call ahead to set up a time to visit.
ORYA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ORYA Board meetings are scheduled for the last Wednesday of every month. The Board generally does not meet during Oyster River Community School District vacation weeks. Our next meeting is scheduled for June 27th 7:00pm at the ORYA office located at 2 Dover Road in Durham – public welcome.
TOWN OF LEE REPRESENTATIVE
TOWN OF MADBURY REPRESENTATIVE
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
TOWN OF DURHAM REPRESENTATIVE
BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE
Jeannie Allyson / Susan Cillia / Mike Handwork