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 is scheduled for December 11th at 7:00pm with location TBD. 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.


Greg Lingley
Programs Director
603-868-5150
programs@oryarec.org

Greg Lingley grew up in Amesbury, Massachusetts where he fostered a love for sports. From there he attended Merrimack College where he played football and rugby while working towards his teaching certifications and Bachelor’s Degree in English. Greg was hired at his Alma Mater, Amesbury High School. There, he held the positions of Assistant Football Coach, Assistant Athletic Director, and English Teacher. He comes to Oyster River Youth Association in an effort to broaden his horizons in the athletics world. With a passion for sports and recreation, Greg is excited to have the opportunity to work with dedicated volunteers and staff members at ORYA. He looks forward to furthering the safe environment his predecessors have created and to continue to build and better the variety of opportunities offered at Oyster River Youth Association.




OFFICE HOURS


Current Hours | Monday through Friday, 7:30am – 3:30pm

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
    Brian Veroneau

    TOWN OF LEE REPRESENTATIVE
    Keith O’Brien

    TOWN OF MADBURY REPRESENTATIVE
    Open

  • VICE PRESIDENT
    Ted Mulligan

    SECRETARY
    Keith O’Brien

    TOWN OF DURHAM REPRESENTATIVE
    Christina Buteau

    BOARD MEMBER
    Jeannie Allyson / Kelly Lacoste / Kristy Paulin

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