CVC May 2013

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A Touch of Glass, May 2013
Central Valley Corvettes

OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (CHARTERED

NOVEMBER 12, 1991)


The Central Valley Corvette Club was

chartered in 1991 for the owners of the only

real AMERICAN sports car, the awesome

CORVETTE. It's a social organization with

activities that provide enjoyment for the true

Corvette lover.

MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE HELD

AT 6:30 P.M. ON THE 3 RD TUESDAY

OF EVERY MONTH AT YOSEMITE

FALLS CAFE, 4278 W. ASHLAN AVE,

FRESNO CALIFORNIA. INTERESTED

CORVETTE ENTHUSIATS ARE

MORE THAN WELCOME TO

ATTEND THE MEETINGS AND MEET

OUR MEMBERS.

Club activities include monthly meetings,

car shows, weekend Club activities,

overnighters, picnics, road rallies, summer

cruises, holiday get-to-gathers and more!

Eligibility for membership in CVC is

defined in Article III, section 1 of the

bylaws in part as follows: "Membership in

Central Valley Corvettes shall be open to all

Corvette owners who are sponsored by a

member in good standing. Additionally, a

prospective member must, within a three

month period , attend two consecutive

meetings, participate in two club sanctioned

social activities, pay current membership

dues and initiation fees, and be approved by

two- thirds vote of membership present at

any general membership meeting by secret

ballot

Sponsors shall be responsible for advising

prospective member of results. All

members must submit proof of personal

insurance in accordance with California

State Law upon application for

membership, and all members must be a

member of the association providing club

liability insurance for CENTRAL VALLEY

CORVETTES.

A prospective member who does not have a

sponsor will be provided one by the

membership committee. Non-members may

not participate in more than three meetings

or two sanctioned activities.

CVC membership dues are $67.00 plus an

initiation fee of $35.00. Membership entitles

two members at the same address voting

privileges at meetings (provided they are in

good standing) and membership rights.

Please feel free to contact the membership

chairperson, Diane Hayes (559)-559-591-

0844 or any officer on the following page.


PRESIDENT

Craig Hansen (Pam)

559-645-0513

hansenrt66@att.net

VP-ACTIVITIES

Pam Hansen (Craig)

559-645-0513

hansenrt66@att.net

VP-PUBLIC RELATIONS

Jeff Levine (Sarah)

559-222-8148

lonewolf3@comcast.net

SECRETARY

Terri Parks (Fred)

559-324-9760

fredandterri@comcast.net

TREASURER

Fred Parks (Terri)

559-324-9760

fredandterri@comcast.net

PARLIMENTARIAN

Linda Laningham (Chuck)

559-896-2637

Laningham@hotmail.com

MEMBERSHIP*

Diane Hayes (Mike)

559-591-0844

dimi62@comcast.net

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS*

Charlie Fosnaugh

559-299-0547

fosnaugh@comcast.net

Raffle Tickets

Ruth Danielsen

559-298-5225

redanielsen@aol.com

NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Pat Garrahan (Patrick)

559-275-9304

patricia.garrahan@att.net


This month’s message contains several musings. If

you own a C6 Corvette, and about 30% of our club

does, have you been hit with the broken glove box

latch yet? After leaving the Laningham’s run to

Chukchansi, Pam went to open the glove box on our

2008 and the handle disintegrated into several

pieces. When we got home, I went on the computer

and found this to be a common problem. It costs

about $55 for the new part and there is an online doit-yourself

video for the installation. I’ll bet our

glove box wasn’t opened two dozen times before it

blew up.

2014 Corvette ordering guides are now in the hands

of 900 of the more than 3,000 Chevrolet dealers.

But with a late summer start for production, don’t

look for the first C7’s to hit the showroom until

September. The convertible is due to arrive just in

time for Christmas. In order to sell a new Corvette,

dealers must have sold at least 4 Corvettes last year

and sent a specialist for training to the Spring

Mountain Racetrack in Pahrump, Nevada for 1.5

days of schooling at a cost of $2,000 plus travel

expenses.

We are getting a lot more runs these days which is

good news. But I’ve noticed post run reports seem

to have almost vanished from the newsletter. The

pictures are getting in there, but rarely a narrative.

So as a reminder to run leaders, to please include a

narrative on your CVC activity. Things are really

taking off for the October 4-6 President’s Mystery

run. Pam and I have everything locked in, and as of

this writing 44 people (57% of the club) have

signed up. Due to restrictions on rooms and the

tours, we only have room for a maximum of three

more people. The cost is $600 for couples and $425

for singles. I would like to have a 50% deposit

from you, payable to CVC, by this month’s meeting

on May 21 st . The balance needs to be paid by the

August 20 th meeting. Over half the people going

have already turned in their deposits and many have

paid in full. Thanks to everyone for the great

response. I know we are going to have a great time!

Finally, my message last month was a history of all

the Corvettes in CVC. Unfortunately due to an

omission on our roster, we left one Corvette out of

the story. That would be a 1960 Corvette that Joyce

Kroeker bought for Ed several years back. It also

means the Kroekers and the Garrisons have the

most Corvettes in the club with three each. The

Kroeker’s have the 1960, along with a 1995 Pace

Car and a 2003 Pace Car and the Garrisons have a

1958, a 1981 and a 1998.


General meeting was called to order at 6:31 p.m. by

President Craig Hansen.

Minutes from the March General meeting were read

by Terri Parks. There was a correction to the

minutes regarding the dates of the Mystery Run. A

motion was made by Joyce Kroeker and seconded

by Linda Laningham to accept the minutes as

corrected.

Membership Chairperson: Diane Hays would like to

start up the "In the Headlights" articles for the

newsletter and would like members to fill out the

forms. She said she gave Ed Dena some CVC

business cards to hand to new Corvette owners.

Treasurer: Fred Parks gave the April's Treasurer's

report.

Vice President of Public Relations: Jeff Levine

reported on the birthdays and anniversaries of the

club members.

Vice President of Activities: Pam Hansen had

members report on their past runs. She reported the

future runs as Gamblers' Classic, Clovis Rodeo

Parade, School House & Play, Cam Twister's car

show, Word from Home car show, Phoenician

Gardens, Chowchilla car show, Auburn/Nevada

City, Solvang, and Rodger Rocka's

Sergeant of Arms: Charlie Fosnaugh collected

badge fines of $2.25.

Our "In the News" reporter Jan Pflepsen reported

the news concerning our Corvette families.

Parliamentarian: Linda Laningham had nothing to

report.

Old Business: Craig apologized for forgetting the

number of Corvettes owed by the Kroekers in his

President's Message.

He reminded members to submit reports on their

runs for the newsletter.

He gave an update regarding the Mystery Run.

Website : Charlie Fosnaugh reported our website

address as "centralvalleycorvettes.com".

Craig gave an update on the C7.

New Business: Gail Tavares thanked everyone for

donating to the Blood Bank in Rick's name and for

all the cards and calls.

Next Board meeting will be at the home of Craig

and Pam Hansen on April 18th at 7:00 p.m.

The motion to adjourn the meeting was made by

Gordon Capurro and seconded by Mike Hays.

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

Raffle: Thank you to the following members for

donating raffle prizes; Anderson, Bird, Capurro,

Condley, Danielsen, Dawson, Fosnaugh,

Hernandez, Johnson, Kroeker, Laningham, Null,

Parkin, Parks, Renna, and Whitson

Respectfully submitted by,

Terri Parks, Secretary


Spring has sprung. Had a lot of great runs so far this year and looking forward to many more.

My computer crashed, so that’s all you’re getting for this month! Gotta Run!

April 2013

Sat 4/6 Fresno Zoo, Condleys

Sat 4/13 Ed Dena Car Show, Dinuba, Hayes

Thurs-Sun 4/18-22 Gambler’s Classic, Laughlin, COB, Garrisons

Sat 4/20 Kingsburg Car Show (need a run leader)

Sat 4/27 Clovis Rodeo Parade, Fosnaughs

Sun 4/28 School House and Reedley Opera House, Halls

May 2013

Sat 5/18 Cam Twister’s Car Show, Cooks

Sun 5/19 Paint Your Wagon, Capurros

June 2013

Fri-Sun 6/7-9 Auburn-Nevada City, Garrahans and Garrisons

Sat. 6/15 Phoenicia Gardens, Fams

Sun 6/30 Word From Home Car Show to support our troops, Hansens

July 2013

Fri-Sun 7/12-14 Solvang, Capurros and Laninghams

August 2013

8/18-28 Alaska Cruise – Goodalls and Garrahans

September 2013

Saturday 9/21 Chowchilla Car Show (need a leader)

October 2013

Fri –Sun 10/4-6 President’s Mystery Run, Hansens

December 2013

Thursday 12/12/13 Christmas Party

March 2014

3/29-4/13 Southwest Tour II, Hansens

Be blessed, Pam


WHEN: June 7-9, 2013

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

MEET AT HERNDON AND 99 by the TACO BELL

Make reservations at BEST WESTERN Golden Key

530-885-8611 CUT-OFF DATE May 7, 2013

Rooms are under Central Valley Corvettes.

1 King Bed @ $90.99 + Tax or 2 queen beds @ $110.99 + Tax

COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST

For more information contact:

PATRICK OR PAT GARRAHAN

559-275-9304

OR

SKIP OR VICKIE GARRISON

408-666-9816


COST WILL BE $600.00 PER COUPLE AND $435.OO FOR SINGLES.

This includes lodging, one breakfast, 2 lunches, transfers, all

admissions and tours.

WE COULD GO WEST, NORTH EAST OF SOUTH…OR ALL FOUR

DIRECTIONS! WE COULD GO HIGH OR WE MIGHT GO LOW…BOLDLY

GO WHERE CVC HAS NEVER GONE BEFORE! RESERVE YOUR SPACE

TODAY! 50 PERCENT DEPOSIT BY MAY MEETING AND 50 PERCENT BY

AUGUST MEETING.

CALL 645-0513 OR E-MAIL US AT

HANSENRT66@ATT.NET.


CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

BULLETIN-MAY 2013

FREIDA NULL MAY 3

TERRI PARKS MAY 4

CHUCK HALL MAY 5

JOYCE KROEKER MAY 10

CONNIE ANDERSON MAY 13

DALE COMER MAY 14

MIKE HAYES MAY 22

EMILY PIERCY MAY 26

DICK DANIELSEN MAY 28

RICK AND GAIL TAVARES MAY 7, 1994 19 YEARS

KEITH AND DEBBIE GARISON MAY 10, 1992 21 YEARS

I received the following note from Peggy Cook:

CVC Members:

I would like to thank those of you that continue to support our efforts to raise

money for Families for Effective Autism Treatment. Some of you have donated

to our raffle and others cash donations and of course those that attend the show.

It is awesome to see all the support from our fellow corvette friends. I hope none

of you will ever have to experience having a grandchild with autism. Although Jonny

has been a blessing to our family he also is a challenge and life changing for our

daughter and son-in-law and his sister. Hopefully one of these days they will know

the cause.

Again thank you for your support.

Love, Peggy

Aka Lit' Red

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR BADGES TO ALL

MEETINGS, CLUB EVENTS AND RUNS.

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A

RAFFLE PRIZE


I made serveral attempts to gather information from our CVC members to

share with all of you. It must have been a slow month for all.

1. Pat Garrahan tells me that her daughter Heisi placed her name in a lottery to climb Half-

Dome and was selected for an August climb. What an adventure! Gary’s daughter climbed

Half-Dome and brought back many memories as I know Heidi will. Lots of luck to her…

2. Well, it seems Ed Kroecker has been up to his old tricks! He once again proved he is a

survivor. During the family’s recent visit to Lego Land, he ignored the signs regarding sneior

citizens and heart patients riding the roller coaster. He and all of the guys decided to ride the

roller coaster and Ed had the biggest grin when the ride finished. He loved it and went from

that to the boats trying to avoid the water boats – such fun all day! Son, Jeff was installed as

president of the National Demolitian Association. He did a great jobe speaking to a group of

about 1,000 contractors. the entire family from ages one to 81 had a wonderful time.

3. What Ed thought to be a spider bite on his right hand, which was swollen and painful, turned

out to be gout. Hopefully the medication will keep the pain down.

4. Gary played in a golf tournament with Ex-CVC member, Bob Babcock. Bob and wife Pam

siad to tell everyone “Hello”. He is contemplating buying a 2014 Vette and said he would rejoin

the club if he does.

5. Per Joyce Kroecker: Jill had durgery to remove a growth from her carotid artery and has been

waiting for it to heal so that she can return to work.

hanks so much to all for your contributions,


½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine,

softened

¾ cup sugar

1/3 cup REESE’S Creamy peanut

butter

1 egg

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

THYME-GARLIC ROASTED

ASPARAGUS

3 Garlic cloves, minced

Cooking Spray

1Lb. Asparagus, trimmed

1 tsp. Olive oil

½ tsp. Dried thyme

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Spread garlic in an 11x 7-in baking

dish or a small rimmed cookie sheet

¼ tsp. Salt

1 ¼ cups all purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup Hershey’s milk chocolate

chips

1 cup REESE’S peanut butter chips

coated with cooking spray. Arrange

asparagus in an even layer over

garlic and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle

with thyme and salt. Bake @400

degrees for 10-15 minutes

depending on the thickness of the

asparagus or until the asparagus are

tender.

Yields 4 servings.


Names / Nicknames: Emilio Garcia and

Lori Cameron

Corvette(S): 1998 C-5 Convertible

Ages: 53 and 52

History and / or Marital Status: Married

Children: Evan-16 year-old TEENAGER!!

Hobbies: Gardening - Lori; Geeky computer stuff and old cars - Emilio

Pets: None

Occupations: Dentist (Emilio) and Social Security Administration (Lori-

SSI Technical Expert).

How did you discover C.V.C ?:Lori worked with Patricia Garrahan and enjoyed

her stories about CVC.

Favorite Food: Sushi, Steak and Seafood, Italian

Favorite Restaurants: Akamura’s, Edo-Ya, Tahoe Joe’s, Sea Chest

Favorite Places to Visit: Florida and Hawaii

Fantasy C.V.C Run:???? Orlando-St. Augustine-Naples-Miami-Florida Keys-

Key West-Corvettes loaded on ferryboat for a short trip to Havana-

(You did say fantasy!)


I talked with Charlie on the Sunday following the parade. He and Kim were on their way

to San Francisco for a little fun.

He wanted to give me some comments for the newsletter. He said to thank everyone

who participated in his first run. All went well. Good parade this year and a nice lunch at

Red Robin afterward. He had fun and hoped everyone enjoyed themselves

-Editor


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CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

P. O. BOX 26591

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA 93729-6591

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