NYS Cheese Manufacturers’ 2017 Fall Conference

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Please make your hotel reservations ASAP by calling the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel at: 315-686-1100 – be sure to indicate that you are with the NYS Cheese Mfrs. Association group block. The hotel cut-off date of AUGUST 9th

September 10-12, 2017, 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, Clayton, NY.

The fall meeting of the Association is set for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, September 10, 11, & 12, 2017 at the beautiful 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, NY. Please make your hotel arrangements without delay, even if you must cancel later — the hotel cut-off date is: Friday, August 9th! Please call the hotel directly at: 315-686-1100 to make your reservations. Please be sure to indicate you are with the NYS Cheese Mfrs. Association block. Single/double room rates are: $179 – Village View; $199 River View.


The activities will start with a cocktail party Sunday evening (attire — business casual). The golf tournament will be on Monday at the 1000 Islands Country Club, Wellesley Island. Nathan Pistner and Howard VanBuren are Chairs and we will forward your golf registration information to them. We will collect your greens fees in advance saving congestion at the pro shop. The cost is $60.00 and includes a golf cart. (For the non-golfers, there are a number of nearby attractions that lend themselves to self-conducted tours. For information on Clayton, NY area attractions visit: http://www.1000islands-clayton.com/play-thousand-islands/attractions/. We will also provide information packets at the registration desk.

This year’s Monday Evening Cocktail Reception will be an Uncle Sam’s Boat Tour/Cocktail Cruise. Boarding will be at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel Docks at 4:45pm with departure at 5:00pm sharp.


The speakers program will once again include Ed Gallagher, Dairy Farmers of America who will present “Milk Marketing Outlook — An Update;” Samuel Alcaine, Dept. of Food Science, Cornell University will provide a “sensory” presentation; well-known local resident and fishing guide Jeff Garnsey will present “Sharing Paradise;” and to round out the program, David Bandler, Cornell University, will talk about “The cheeses of the Galapogos Islands – and Other Observations.”

Reserve your Hotel Room

Please remember to make your hotel reservation ASAP to secure your room, even if you must cancel later. The golf and meeting registration forms should be returned to Janene no later than September 1st. Please contact Janene if you have any questions or need assistance (607-277-5833 e-mail: jgg3@cornell.edu). We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Clayton, NY!


Sunday, September 10th

Check-In  (1000 Islands Hotel, Clayton, NY)
Practice Golf  (1000 Islands Country Club, Wellesley Island, NY)
Cocktail Party — 6:00pm-7:00pm  (1000 Islands Harbor Hotel)
Dinner — On Your Own

Monday, September 11th

Golf Tournament – 9:00am at 1000 Islands Country Club (Howard VanBuren, Chrm.)
Non-Golfer’s Self Conducted Tours
Uncle Sam’s Boat Tours Cocktail Cruise (Boarding @ Harbor Hotel Docks – boarding starts @ 4:45pm, Departure @ 5:00pm)
Awards Dinner — 7:15pm at 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel (Ticket Required)

Tuesday, September 12th

Continental Breakfast – 8:00am (Conference Room)
Speakers Program – 8:30am (Seneca Ballroom)
Business Meeting and Reports (Tom Eastham, President,  NYS Cheese Mfrs. Assoc.)
Milk Marketing Outlook: An Update – Ed Gallagher, DFA
Sensory Presentation – Samuel Alcaine, Cornell University
Sharing Paradise –  Jeff Garnsey, Fishing Guide, St. Lawrence River
The Cheese of the Galapagos Islands: And Other Observations – David Bandler, Cornell University




Venue Website:

200 Riverside Dr, Clayton, New York, 13624

Welcome to the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel located on the St. Lawrence River in the quaint town of  Clayton, New York. The 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel has recently been awarded Four Diamond status from the Automobile Association of America (AAA).  The hotel is one of only 24 hotels in Upstate New York to earn this distinction.  Our staff is proud to offer outstanding service. The hotel features a variety of deluxe room and suite accommodations.  We offer nightly turn-down service, an indoor pool, jacuzzi, state of the art fitness center and a professional concierge on call to assist you and your family in planning your 1000 Islands vacation.

  • September 10, 2017 - January 1, 2018
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