September 2014 - Newsletter

I apologize for the tardiness of this Newsletter.

Ron and I were too busy having a great time in Lake George with the Capital Corvette Club of Ottawa.  What a nice bunch of people to spend a weekend with!  We even had a couple from Massachusetts join us, who just happened to be staying at the same resort.  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect (high 70’s!), and the fall colors in the mountains were just too magnificent to describe. 


Our September dinner meeting at the 1000 Island Harbor Hotel was a real treat for the 56 members in attendance.  The waterfront patio with the warming fire pits was a welcome gathering spot.  The dining room was elegantly set, and the service and food were great.  I expect we will be going there again soon!



New Members:

Art & Ula Alton – 2008 Blue Coupe

Matt & Karen Bondellio – 1984 Gray Hardtop

  We also had a terrific turnout for the September 9th ice cream cruise to the Gals’ Place in Fisher’s Landing – 15 Vettes!  Of course, the ice cream was delicious too!

Martin Spilchen has advised us that the proposed wine cruise in Ontario would have to be postponed until next year.  The preferred driving route is currently under construction.

 At the dinner meeting, John Price of Kingston, regaled us with the long, sad tale of his quest to obtain a C-7 in Canada.  The prize is still just beyond his reach.  Maybe next month!?

 Member Dave Clark announced a “Trunk or

Treat” event at the Black River Drive-In, on October 30th, sponsored by, and for the benefit of the USO at Fort Drum.  5 – 8PM.

Member Gary Hineman, owner of a sports store in Kingston, has offered to embroider our logo or other Corvette insignia on any apparel, and deliver them to our meetings.  See his website: to order.

 As nominated in August, the following were elected as officers for the coming year:

          Tom Cheney – President

          Darren Smith – Vice-President

          Kathy Cheney – Treasurer

          Betsy Jacobs - Secretary

 Joe Coniglio will stay on as Webmaster, and Lori Chase will be the new Goodwill Ambassador.

 The October dinner meeting will be held at Ryan’s Lookout in Henderson, on Thursday, October 23rd.  Joe Coniglio is the contact:


Phone: 788-8059

You must pre-select from a limited menu.  An e-mail has already gone out with the details.




Club Sponsors:

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

 Clarence Henry Coach LLC

Marble St., Watertown, NY


Website & Sponsor:


Kris Allen and Creg Systems


Club Contacts:

 President: Tom Cheney


Phone: 783-6840    


Vice President: Darren Smith


Phone: 788-5498


Secretary: Betsy Jacobs


Phone: 482-4610


Treasurer: Kathy Cheney


Phone: 783-8108


Webmaster: Joe Coniglio


Phone: 788-8059


Goodwill Ambassador: Lori Chase


Phone: 607-760-7729


Photographer: Ron Jacobs


Phone: 482-4610


Parade Coordinator: Wayne Harris


Phone: 629-5623


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