Why Do We Need OA?
Because you deserve to be heard
OA’s mission is to provide forums for the people of Orient to learn about the issues that affect them, and to express their views and concerns about those issues. Our goal is to find constructive approaches to improve our community and to help solve the problems that we face.
Each community has unique needs
We are a part of Southold, the North Fork, the East End, Suffolk, New York, USA. Each of these geographic areas has its own focus and concerns. Each has its own structural organizations designed to address those issues. And each locality within those larger units has a slightly different set of perspectives and needs. While the government and civic organizations of the town, the county, the state and the country all try to carry out their missions, the individual communities must have a chance to express their priorities and values. OA’s goal is to give the people of Orient that voice.
It takes organization to bring about action
Each of us can learn, decide, speak out, vote on the matters that affect our homes, our jobs, our lives. When we are able to get together and pool our ideas, resources and actions, we have a better chance of accomplishing our goals. OA cannot replace the efforts of the many individuals who work to improve our local and broader communities. But we can reinforce and foster those efforts. As a group, it is easier to monitor the things that concern us, share the load and multiply the results.
Play a larger part. Join OA.
How to Join OA
Memberships are $15 per person, per membership year, for people who are aged 18-years or older. Membership fees are due in the first 5 months of each calendar year, before or at the annual OA meeting in May.
Each individual member in good standing can participate in elections and has one vote. Make sure to renew in time for OA elections, this year scheduled for:
- Saturday, May 19, 2018 starting at 9 a.m.
Please signup, renew your membership or donate by using the attached form. If you have any questions as to the status of your membership please send us an email and we’ll get back to you.
How to Donate
Donations in any amount are gladly accepted and greatly appreciated. Donations help us to accomplish all of the good works we pursue on behalf of the residents of Orient, and since we are a registered 501(c)(3) Nonprofit, all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Make a donation by using the attached form and filling out the donation section in whatever generous amount you are able.