Monday, March 29, 2010

Main Street Announces Member Meeting & Formation of Advisory Board

Oyster Bay, New York – The Board of Directors of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association will hold a Member Meeting on Thursday, April 15, 2009, from 7-9pm at the Oakcliff Sailing Center, 2 South Street in Oyster Bay. At this meeting an update will be provided on the work of the board and committees. Featured speakers will discuss efforts underway to make Oyster Bay an internationally renowned sailing venue. Members of the public are welcome.

Main Street Member Meeting on April 15
Dawn Riley, the incoming Executive Director of the newly formed Oakcliff Sailing Center will speak on the work of her organization to make Oyster Bay an internationally renowned venue for training the next generation of competitive sailors in the U.S.

Prior to joining Oakcliff, Ms. Riley was the first woman to manage an America’s Cup sailing team and raced on four America’s Cup and two Whitbread (now Volvo Ocean Race) teams.

An update will be provided on the work of The WaterFront Center by their Executive Director David Waldo. Since joining the WFC in 2009, Mr. Waldo has developed new programs such as the Learn-to-sail in Sunfish program, an extra Survivors Program, and has worked to promote greater flexibility with existing rental services.

Mr. Waldo is an avid sailor who brings experience as a boat owner, racer, coach and head instructor at the Centerport Yacht Club.

Main Street President Ellen Roché, speaking of the meeting said: “This meeting is open to the public, though participants are encouraged to become a member, make a donation, and provide their opinion on how to improve Oyster Bay by visiting our website.”

People may RSVP for the meeting by visiting our Historic Oyster Bay fan page on Facebook.

Advisory Board Formed
The Main Street Board of Directors is also pleased to announce the meeting of a newly formed Advisory Board in early April. The Advisory Board will bring together significant community leaders to provide input on the work of the program. The purpose of the Advisory Board according to Organization Chair Bill Burke is “to provide broader insights, strategy recommendations and policy support to the organization.”

The Oyster Bay Main Street Association is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit dedicated to enhance and promote a healthy economy and maintain the attractive and authentic character in the historic downtown of the Oyster Bay Hamlet. OBMSA achieves these goals using the nationally accepted Main Street™ Approach to downtown revitalization. Since our founding in 2001, over three dozen projects have been completed, resulting in over $10 million of investment. For more information, or to become a member, please visit

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