July 2014 - Newsletter


Mother Nature again unexpectedly smiled on us for our July dinner meeting.  We had a beautiful cruise along the scenic 1000 Islands Parkway to Gananoque.  The Ramada Inn turned out to be a great venue for us.  The dining room had a seaside ambience, and the food and service were very good.  We had the entire restaurant to ourselves – nice!  Thank you to Martin Spilchen and Sharon Walsh for organizing this event for us.



New Members:

Fitz-James Graham – 2009 Silver Z06

Larry & Diane Shephard – 2014 Silver Coupe


We had a terrific turnout for the breakfast at Tin Pan Galley on the 12th.  I lost count at 30!  The weather was gorgeous and the food – WOW!


On the other hand, the weather for the ice cream cruise to the Scoop, in Clayton on the 17th, was rather cool and damp.  We all had a good time anyway.  Mary, at the Scoop was very gracious to us, and the ice cream was delicious.  She also arranged for us to have a tour of the new hotel, but more about that later.

I’d like to take this opportunity also, to thank members, Cary & Janet Brick, who couldn’t attend the event, but arranged for us all to receive free popcorn at the Scoop.  Thank you Cary & Janet!

 Tom Cheney and Darren Smith are moving forward with the trip to the Corvette Museum in September.  If anyone is interested, please contact either Tom or Darren.

 We have booked Bonnie Castle for the August dinner/meeting, Wednesday, August 27th.  Details will go out later.  Betsy Jacobs is the contact. 

 Per our bylaws, officer nominations for the coming year will take place at the August meeting.  Voting will be in September.

 The Capital Corvette Club of Ottawa has invited us to join them for their weekend in Lake George, September 26-28, Fri.-Sun.

Bill & Melodee Doull and Ron & I went last year and we had a terrific time.  Their social secretary will be reserving a block of rooms shortly, and will reserve extra for our club.  Mark your calendars – you don’t want to miss this one!

 Some of our Canadian members have volunteered to organize a fall wine cruise in Ontario.  We’ll keep you posted.

 In conjunction with our ice cream cruise to the Scoop, we were treated to a tour of the new 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton.  They would like to host one of our events, perhaps our Christmas party.  The hotel is beautiful and would make a nice venue for us.  I will be contacting them to work out the specifics.  We may possibly reserve a block of rooms for those who wish to stay overnight, at a special rate.  We will try to reserve a Friday evening.


For those of you who enjoy racing your Vette, check out www.shannonville.com This is the website for the Shannonville Motorsport Park in Ontario.  They have many opportunities for the racing enthusiast throughout the summer into fall.




Non-Club events that may be of interest:

8/3 – Automotion at Brockville, Ontario

See www.TISMA.ca for details

8/12 – Cruise-In for the benefit of the USO at

Fort Drum, at Service-Plus Automotive in

Calcium – 5-8PM

8/22-24 – Corvettes at Carlisle

8/22-31 – 2014 National Corvette Caravan to the Corvette Museum/New England Region


9/5-7 – Adirondack Vette Fest @ Lake George


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: 783-6840    

 Vice President: Darren Smith

Email: dwsmith381@gmail.com

Phone: 788-5498

 Secretary: Betsy Jacobs

Email: bjacobs002@twcny.rr.com

Phone: 482-4610

 Treasurer/Website: Joe Coniglio

Email: JCONIG@hotmail.com

Phone: 788-8059

 Sergeant-at-Arms: Kathy Cheney

Email: kccheney@verizon.net

Goodwill Ambassador: Helen Reno

Phone: 783-8108

Email: HJRENO@hotmail.com

Phone: 788-8059

Photographer: Ron Jacobs

Email: bjacobs002@twcny.rr.com

Phone: 482-4610

 Parade Coordinator: Wayne Harris

Email: dorway99@yahoo.com

Phone: 629-5623


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.