The President and Board Members are elected by the Orient Association membership at the organization’s annual meeting, which is held in May of each year. Chairs of Standing Committees are chosen by the committee members.
The 2018 Orient Association Annual Meeting is on May 19, 2018 from 9 a.m. – noon at Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skippers Lane, Orient
Bob has lived full-time in an 1869 farmhouse on Main Road since 2010. He is a recovering lawyer who now spends his time puttering, grandparenting, writing for English language and DIY blogs, sailing (not enough) and generally mucking around in community issues. His wife, Jessica Frankel, has a real job as the Reference Librarian in nearby Southold.
Vice President & Secretary
Catherine has been coming to the North Fork since 1989. She and her husband have lived in Brown’s Hills, Orient for the last 17 years. She is very active in various North Fork organizations. She is an avid golfer and loves to travel. She was an office administrator in a New York law firm and prior to that she was a VP of HR in the securities industry.
Treasurer and Membership
When she first saw Orient in 1986, she knew she had to have a home there. Ellen loved NYC and her career, but she grew up, went to college in Massachusetts and spent every summer on Cape Cod. She longed for that sense of community and closeness to nature. In 1987 she found it in an Orient house where she has happily embarked on many renovations.
Jerie was born in Orient, attended Oysterponds School and Greenport HS then graduated as an executive secretary from Junior College in Boston. She married Kenneth Newman in 1953 and moved to Garden City, beginning of 55 years of volunteer work. The family summered and spent weekends at their home in Orient. Ken decided to retire at 86 and move back to Orient – homebase. Besides the OA board, Jerie serves on the Orient Congregational Church Council and Pastoral Relations Committee.
Following a long career in corporate human resources and labor relations, Armand first made his permanent home in Orient in 1993. Over the last twenty-two years he has been active in many varied community activities. He is particularly interested in preserving the beauty of the North Fork and its surrounding waters.