May 2016 - Newsletter


I hope everyone is enjoying this summer-like weather!  We’re getting requests for ice cream cruises, and we will be organizing a few very soon. 


On the night of our dinner meeting, for the most part, the rain held off, and we had a very pleasant night on the St. Lawrence River. The view from Foxy’s Restaurant was spectacular. 

The turnout was very good – 44.  Everyone seemed to enjoy the delicious food, and the private dining room was set up nicely for us.



During the meeting, members Neil and Darlene Walroth, conducted a raffle to benefit the scholarship fund in memory of their daughter. Art & Ula Alton won a gift certificate to the Tilted Kilt, and Darren Smith won two rounds of golf at Highland Meadows.  Best of all, $155.00 was raised for the charity.


In conjunction with that, the Walroths are holding a fundraiser on Saturday, June 4th, at the Brownville American Legion, as part of the General Brown Weekend.  They have invited club members to come with their Vettes to show their support.


New Members:

Pat & Dory Sheldon-2012 GS Silver Coupe

Robert & Susan Gaines-2016 White Coupe

Michael Steria-2016 White Coupe


Our 20th Anniversary celebration was a huge success!  We had 26 Corvettes show up at Davidsons’.  About half of those enjoyed the scenic cruise to Remsen, planned by Dave & Pauline.  What a beautiful route!  The consensus was that it would make a terrific fall cruise when the leaves have turned.  I think we’ll plan on it.  Two of our Canadian members, Chris Elliott & Isabella Vergara, won the beautiful hand-made Corvette sign crafted by Ron Jacobs.  (Yes – my husband is very talented!)


We have been invited to participate in the Dairy Parade on June 3rd.  Unlike the Armed Forces Day Parade, our club will be leading the parade, so plan to line-up in front of the high school at 6:30PM for a start of 7PM.  Please don’t be discouraged by the poor experience at the Armed Forces parade.  The Dairy Parade organizers need our Vettes to transport the parade dignitaries and dairy princess and her court.  Please let Tom know if you are willing to participate.  Thank you.

Email: Tom@CheneyTire.com

Phone: 315-783-6840


Details have gone out by email in regard to the trip to Watkins Glen on June 18th.  Please RSVP to Betsy Jacobs, if you plan to attend this event.  Bjacobs002@twcny.rr.com


A night at the Evans Mills Speedway will be on the agenda again this summer, with a stop for ice cream afterwards.


Our June dinner meeting will be held at the Admiral’s Inn, Alex Bay, on Wednesday, June 22nd.  Tom Cheney is the contact person

Email: Tom@CheneyTire.com

Phone: 315-783-6840

We can order from the menu and receive separate checks.  I will be emailing the details shortly.


Non-Club Events of Interest:

6/3 – Dairy Parade, Watertown, 7:00PM

6/4 – General Brown Weekend, Brownville, NY

          Car Show & Parade

6/4 – Fundraiser to benefit the Brittany Walroth

          Scholarship Fund, Brownville Am.Legion

6/30-7/3 - Sahlens 6 Hours at the Glen

                 & Corvette Corral

7/8-10 – Car Wash for Autism, 9AM to 5PM

          At the Tilted Kilt, Watertown

7/16 – Car Show at the Jefferson County Fair

7/31 - Automotion – Brockville, ON – TISMA

8/27 – Sackets Harbor Car Show

8/25-28 – Corvettes at Carlisle

9/9-11 – Adirondack VetteFest, L. 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: 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: Ron Jacobs

Email: bjacobs002@twcny.rr.com

Phone: 315-482-4610


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.