October 2017 - Newsletter


It was another great turnout for the October dinner meeting – there were 50 of us!  We were crammed in like sardines at Wise Guys, but nobody seemed to mind.  Our hostess and server, Jen, did a fantastic job, mostly by herself.  What a gal!


As might be expected at Wise Guys, the food was outstanding.  But as Tom joked, it will probably be our last time there, because it is just too small for us.  However, they are building a brand new facility just down the street!  Hopefully it will be done by next fall.


A big THANK YOU goes out to Dave & Pauline W. for planning our fall cruise to Big Moose.  Even though the day started out rainy, it never rained very hard.  By the time we got to Big Moose, the sun was out and it was gorgeous.

We saw some spectacular colors along the way.  Dave and Pauline must know just where to go – they planned a terrific route for us.

Big Moose Inn was a revelation – very quaint and picturesque.  The food and service were very good and every table had a great view of the lake and surrounding trees.


Everyone seemed to love it.  Check out the photos on the club website.  Tom suggested that we go there again this winter in our 4-wheel drive vehicles.  Doesn’t that sound like fun? 


New Members:

Charlie & Sue Peters – 1982 Gold Coupe

Al Jones & Kristen Johnson –‘94 Copper Conv.

Jack & Phyllis Ward – 2016 Yellow Coupe


 Charitable Donations for 2017 - $500. Each:

Hospice of Jefferson County

Lewis County Humane Society

Volunteer Transportation, Inc.

1000 Islands River Santa

Kingston Military Family Resource Center


The November dinner (no meeting) will be held Saturday, November 18th, at the Steak ‘n’ Brew

in Turin, NY.  The caravan will meet in the parking lot of the Watertown Savings Bank on State St. for a 3:15PM departure.  We should arrive at our destination at approximately 4:00 for a social hour, and dinner at 5:00.  We will be able to order from the menu, but will be served the same side dish(es).  Betsy Jacobs is the contact person.

Email: Bjacobs002@twcny.rr.com

Phone: 315-482-4610


This year, Steve Dion and Wayne Harris have volunteered to plan our Christmas party.  Thank you, guys!  The party will be at Maggie’s on the River in Watertown, third floor, on Friday, December 1st.  A buffet dinner will be served.  Wayne & Steve also managed to hire a DJ for dancing, at a very reasonable cost.  We will be holding a 50/50 raffle to defray that cost.  As in the past, we will have a “bring-a-gift, get-a-gift” exchange.  Participation is voluntary.  There is a spending limit of $25.00.  Tom Cheney is the contact person.

Email: Tom@CheneyTire.com

Phone: 315-783-6840


Details of both of the above events will be going out very soon.  I will be sending them out almost simultaneously, as the events are within two weeks of each other, and Maggie’s wants a two-week advance notice of the headcount for the buffet.  Tom and I would appreciate your cooperation in responding in a timely manner to both events.  Thank you.





 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.