ABOUT US


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.


Board Meetings



ORYA Board meetings are typically scheduled for the last Wednesday of every month and held at the ORYA office, located at 2 Dover Rd in Durham. The Board generally does not meet during Oyster River Community School District vacation weeks. The next meeting has been scheduled for December 12th at 7:00pm. Public welcome.

Approved minutes, shall be on-file with the Director for public review


Staff Directory



Matthew Glode
ORYA Director
603-868-5150
director@oryarec.org

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.


Joetta Gonzalez
Communications and Internship Coordinator
603-868-5150
office@oryarec.org

Joetta Gonzalez grew up traveling the country, eventually settling in Nottingham, NH. She earned a Bachelor of Arts at UNH in 2009 and a Master of Fine Arts at NH Institute of Art in 2016. She completed training for web and graphic design and development in 2010, but has been working in the field most of her life. Her primary roles at ORYA encompass oversight of communications with the community, overseeing ORYA interns and being the first point of contact for customer service. Her experience allows her to bring ORYA communications, customer service, and our ability to support our volunteers to a new level. 


OFFICE HOURS


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.

Thank you!


ORYA BOARD OF DIRECTORS


  • PRESIDENT
    Ben Genes

    TREASURER
    Pete Ventura

    TOWN OF LEE REPRESENTATIVE
    Keith O’Brien

    TOWN OF MADBURY REPRESENTATIVE
    Butch Daubney

  • VICE PRESIDENT
    Ted Mulligan

    SECRETARY
    Keith O’Brien

    TOWN OF DURHAM REPRESENTATIVE
    Christina Buteau

    BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE
    Jeannie Allyson / Susan Cillia / Mike Handwork

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