May 2018 - Newsletter


Well Folks – What can I say about a dinner meeting that for lack of a better word was “meetingless”!  (Our esteemed V.P., Darren Smith, coined that word for us.)


As you know, we were supposed to have the private dining room at Tully’s but we were out-ranked by the Special Olympics party.  Having thus been relegated to the main dining room, it was much too noisy and congested to hold even a short meeting.  On the positive side though, the food and service were absolutely terrific!  The portions were humungous!  My dessert alone could have fed our whole table of six!  As long as we can get the private dining room, I’m sure we will be going there again.


Our spring mini car show at Davidsons’ and cruise to Tailwater Lodge was a lot of fun.  We got very lucky with the weather.  What was forecast as a rainy/cloudy day, turned into a beautiful partly sunny day – no rain!  Davidsons provided free coffee and donuts.  How nice! 


Tailwater Lodge did an excellent job for us.  Most of us tried out their Tasting Room, and then enjoyed the intimate private dining room for dinner.  The food and service were excellent.  One member couple brought their service dog with them.  The dog, Buddy, was allowed to accompany us into the dining room, where he dined on Prime Rib!  Cute!


After dinner, we made our way to Salmon River Falls and enjoyed the short walk into the falls, where you can walk right out on top of the falls!

All-in-all it was a very enjoyable day.



New Members:

Tom & Lori Keyes – 2016 White Conv.

There are several parades coming up in June and July, in which we have been invited to participate.  E-mails have gone out on each one and they have been added to the “Non-club Events of Interest below.  If you are interested in any of these parades, and did not keep the e-mail, let me know and I will send it to you again.


The Kingston Corvette Invasion is just one short month away.  John & Heather Price have labored countless hours planning and organizing this event.  It’s going to be a spectacular event!


At this writing, we have 7 American Vettes and 4 Canadian Vettes from our club, taking part in the Invasion.  That’s great participation! 


The June dinner meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 27th at the Admiral’s Inn, Alexandria Bay.  We will have a 50/50 raffle.

Tom Cheney is the contact person.

Email: Tom@CheneyTire.com

Phone: 315-783-6840

We can order from the menu and receive separate checks.  An email will go out with all the details.


The July meeting will most likely be at Bonnie Castle in Alex Bay.  We will also be doing breakfast at Tin Pan Galley in Sackets Harbor again this summer. 




Non-club Events of Interest:

Dairy Parade – 6/1, 7:00PM

Gen.Brown Parade – 6/2, 7:00PM

Kingston Corvette Invasion – 6/22-23

Sahlens 6 Hours at the Glen – 6/28-7/1

Jefferson Co. Fair – 7/10-15

Syracuse Nationals – 7/20-22

Hend.Hbr.Chr.in July Parade-7/27, 6:00PM

25th Vettes at the Beach – 7/29

AutoMotion, Brockville - 8/5

Corvettes at Carlisle – 8/23-26

Adirondack Nationals – 9/6-9

Adirondack VetteFest – 9/7-9


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       


Treasurer: Darren Smith

Email: dwsmith381@gmail.com

Phone: 315-788-5498


Secretary: Betsy Jacobs

Email: bjacobs002@twcny.rr.com

Phone: 315-482-4610


Vice President: Kathy Cheney

Email: kccheney1152@gmail.com

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.