April 2017 - Newsletter

 What a great turnout we had for the April meeting at the Anchor in Sackets Harbor!

The municipal parking lot was overflowing with Corvettes! The 48 members present enjoyed the pizza, wings and salad.  It was especially nice that we had the restaurant to ourselves.

Due to the unusually low interest in the Watkins Glen outing, it is expected that the event will be cancelled.  We are awaiting a final decision from the executives of the Ottawa Club. 

 We are trying to plan a spring cruise for Saturday, May 13th, if the weather will only cooperate.  We have contacted the Tailwater Lodge in Altmar for late lunch/early dinner reservations and are awaiting their advices.

We will keep you informed.

 Tom has spoken with Rob Freeman of Clarence Henry Coach about perhaps changing the venue for our casino trip next year.  Rob says they have already begun bus tours to the new Del Lago Resort & Casino near Waterloo.  He suggested that his bus drivers could make stops at the casino, the Waterloo Outlets, and a couple of wineries in the area.  Something for everyone!

The 1000 Islands Extravaganza Car Show, sponsored by the Highway Legends, will be held May 19 -21, in Clayton, NY.  This is a great event and an opportunity to support our sister car club.

 If you are interested in car shows, Don DiMonda advises us to check out the website www.CNYCCA.org (That’s the Central NY Car Club Assoc.)  They have a list of most of the car shows in the area for this season.

 Member, John Price, has forwarded an invitation from the Family Fun Fest Canada 150 to participate in the celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation.  This two-day event is being held September 9 -10 at the Military Garrison in Kingston, ON.

All the details aren’t available yet, but John is hoping we can muster up a sizable group of Vettes to attend an indoor show.  He’s hoping to be able to arrange something at Ramekins restaurant for Saturday night for us.  Overnight lodging will be an option also.

 The May dinner meeting will be Wednesday, May 24th at the Adams Country Club.  You must pre-select from a limited menu and RSVP by May 16th.  Betsy Jacobs is the contact.



Rather than take up space in the newsletter, the details will be sent out by separate email.

As is our custom, the June dinner meeting will be held at the Admiral’s Inn, Alex Bay, on Wednesday, June 28th.  This is usually one of our most well-attended events.  Tom Cheney will be the contact person.  We will have a 50/50 raffle at this meeting.

 Don’t forget - dues are payable by May 31st.  If not received by that date, you will be removed from our mailing list. You may remit your $20.00 to: 

NNYCC c/o Betsy Jacobs

          42992 Seaway Ave.

          Alexandria Bay, NY 13607




Non-Club Events of Interest:

5/19-21 – 1000 Islands Car Show, Clayton

6/2 – Jeff. Co. Dairy Parade

6/29-7/2 – Sahlens Six Hours of the Glen &

          Corvette Corral (Watkins Glen)

7/30 – Vettes at the Beach (Sylvan Beach)

8/6 – Automotion, Brockville, Ontario

8/24-27 – Corvettes at Carlisle

9/7-10 – Adirondack Nationals (Lake George)

9/8-10 – Adirondack VetteFest (Queensbury)

9/9-10 – Family Fun Fest Canada, Kingston


 Club Sponsors:


Davidson’s Automotive Group, outer Washington St., Watertown, NY www.Davidsonautonet.com


Clarence Henry Coach LLC

Marble St., Watertown, NY



Website & Sponsor:



Email: NNYCorvetteClub@gmail.com

Kris Allen and Creg Systems


Club Contacts:


President: Tom Cheney

Email: Tom@CheneyTire.com

Phone: 315-783-6840       


Vice President: Darren Smith

Email: dwsmith381@gmail.com

Phone: 315-788-5498


Secretary: Betsy Jacobs

Email: bjacobs002@twcny.rr.com

Phone: 315-482-4610


Treasurer: Kathy Cheney

Email: kccheney@verizon.net

Phone: 315-783-8108


Webmaster: Joe Coniglio

Email: JCONIG@hotmail.com

Phone: 315-788-8059


Goodwill Ambassador: Lori Chase

Email: dave.l.chase@gmail.com

Phone: 607-760-7729


New Membership Chairman: Dave Chase

Email:  dave.l.chase@gmail.com

Phone: 607-760-7729


Photographer: Steve Dion

Email: lky36246@yahoo.com

Phone: 315-658-3134


Parade Coordinator: Wayne Harris

Email: dorway99@yahoo.com

Phone: 315-681-4642


If you have any Corvette cars or parts to sell, or are looking to buy, contact Joe at JCONIG@hotmail.com and he will put it on our website.