May 2019 - Newsletter

There were LOTS of Corvettes in the parking lot at Tully’s on Wednesday! We were finally blessed with a decent day for getting them out on the road.

Tully’s did a great job for us. The food was delicious and the portions were "humungous"!

Unfortunately, there were so many of us, we had to spill out into the bar area, as the patio room just wasn’t large enough for us. We’ll have to keep that in mind if we want to go there in the future.

Our spring cruise to VanBortel Chevrolet

Corvette warehouse on May 11th was a huge success. Take a gander at the photo Ron took

of the approximately 100 Vettes housed inside.

I’m pretty sure everyone enjoyed picking out their favorite(s). VanBortel even had free coffee and donuts for us. It is an impressive operation.

On the way home, we enjoyed driving the scenic back roads to Rudy’s in Oswego. Rudy’s is a fun place with mega outdoor seating right on the Lake. There’s also a soft ice cream stand right down the street – yum!

New Members:

Phil & Sally Nuffer – 2000 Pewter Coupe

Welcome back former members Gary & Cindy Hineman!

We have received a special invitation to participate in a Car Show and Antique Sale at the Lewis County Fair-grounds on June 23rd. All proceeds will benefit the Double Play Community Center.

The June dinner meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26th at the Admiral’s Inn, Alex Bay. This is usually our best attended event of the year. RSVP to Tom Cheney:

Email: Tom@CheneyTire.com

Phone: 315-783-6840

The July dinner meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24th, at Bonnie Castle. Details for these events will go out by email.

Save the date!! We are planning a joint event with our sister club, Eastern Ontario Corvette. The date is Thursday, August 8, 2019. The venue is a Coyote Moon Wine Cruise on the River. Details will be sent out by email, and you will be asked to reserve and pay for your tickets in advance. The cost per person is $39.95(US) + tax. That includes: wine tasting before the cruise, the boat ride, a bottle of wine, and cheese and crackers onboard. Because of the size of the boat, seating will be limited. There will be music and dancing onboard as well. It’s a party!!!


Non-club Events of Interest:

Jefferson Co. Dairy Parade – 6/7/19

Sahlens 6 Hours at the Glen – 6/27-30

Jefferson Co. Fair – 7/9-14/Car show on 14th

Syracuse Nationals – 7/19-21

26th Vettes at the Beach – 7/28

AutoMotion, Brockville - 8/4

Corvettes at Carlisle – 8/22-25

Nat’l Corvette Caravan – 8/28-8/31

Adirondack Nationals – 9/5-8

Adirondack VetteFest – 9/6-8


Club Sponsor:

Davidson’s Automotive Group, outer Washington 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: 315-408-6318


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.