May 2017 - Newsletter


Sunny and warm!  Those two words haven’t made it into our vocabulary very much yet this spring.  But that would describe the evening of our April dinner meeting at the Adams Country Club!  It was a perfect evening for the 20 Vette caravan from Watertown to Adams.


Rather than the private dining room we expected, the Adams Country Club sat us in the beautiful main dining room overlooking the golf course.  What a nice view!  The 48 members and guests enjoyed the excellent food and service.  I’m pretty sure we will be going there again.


Roger Preston of Horsepower Sales of Florida was a guest at the meeting.  He spoke to the group about his work fine-tuning Corvettes and other performance vehicles.  He plans to be at the June meeting also, if anyone has any questions for him.  You can check his website and Facebook page also:




Once again, we have been invited to participate in the Dairy Parade, which is being held on Friday, June 2nd this year.  Parade organizers have requested at least four Corvettes to transport the dignitaries and Dairy Princess, but hope there will be many more.  We expect to be near the front of the procession.  So if you enjoy this kind of club activity, please plan to be at the Watertown High School by 6:30PM for line-up. The parade starts at 7:00PM.


Several of our members attended the New England 2019 National Corvette Caravan ‘meet and greet’ in Saratoga Springs, the weekend of May 4-7. (This was a preliminary event leading up to the 2019 National Caravan.)  Steve Dion, who participated, tells me they all enjoyed the many activities that had been arranged for them:  horse racing, winery and craft beer tour, scenic road tour, Saratoga Auto Museum, National Museum of Racing, and lots of good food!  Thanks for sharing Steve!


The June Meeting will be held at Admiral’s Inn in Alex Bay on Wednesday June 28th.  We can order from the menu and receive separate checks.  Tom Cheney is the contact person.

Email: Tom@CheneyTire.com

Phone: 315-783-6840


Since historically this is the best-attended meeting of the year, there will be a 50/50 raffle at the meeting.  To be fair to all involved, please be aware that you MUST accept your half of the proceeds.  You will not be allowed to donate it back to the club.


It’s ice cream cruise time!  If it ever stops raining, we look forward to planning a few outings soon.  We’ll email you 2 or 3 days ahead.


As part of General Brown Weekend June 3, once again this year, Neil and Darlene Walroth are holding a benefit in memory of their daughter.  Highway Legends is partnering with them for a car show and other activities, and they have invited us to come with our Corvettes.


Wayne Harris, who is also VP of Events for the Jefferson Co. Fair, advises that there will be a classic car show and auction this year at the Fair, on Saturday July 15th.  Cheney Tire is a sponsor for this event.  Also, in honor of the Fair’s 200th Anniversary, admission is FREE all week!


Tom will be making arrangements soon for our annual Saturday breakfast at Tin Pan Galley in Sackets Harbor.  Yum!!


Note:  Those who have not paid their dues will be deleted from our mailing list at the end of this month. 




Non-Club Events of Interest:


6/2 – Jeff. Co. Dairy Parade

6/3 – Gen’l Brown Weekend, Brownville

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

          Corvette Corral (Watkins Glen)

7/14-16 – Syracuse Nationals(NY Fairgrounds)

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.