CVC February 2013.pdf

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A Touch of Glass, Feb 2013
Central Valley Corvettes

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 7:00 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


Our club is now beginning its twenty-second year.

In the coming months I plan to talk about the

graying of Central Valley Corvettes and discuss

such issues as demographics, who is retired, who is

still working, what type of Corvettes we own, and

preserving the future of CVC.

But as the new year unfolds, the message this month

will be about membership. We don’t always tell

you at the start of the year who left the club and

who joined, so let us begin there. The good news is

we picked up four (4) new members, Don and

Sharon Condley and Tom and Emily Piercy. The

bad and sad news is we lost nine (9) members. The

sad news was the passing of our dear friends Sheryl

DeMello and Michele Carli, plus there were seven

people who decided not to renew their membership

in 2013 including Dave and Mary Case, Sherry

Dixon and Mark Mangrum, Lee Rabner and Betty

Haron and Diane Tjerrild.

We started 2012 with 83 members and now in 2013

we have 78 members for a net loss of six percent

(6%). What has been happening is a slow, but

steady decline. Just a decade ago, we saw

membership levels as high as 107. But shortly

thereafter, our roster began dropping into the 90’s.

About three years ago we slipped into the 80’s.

Now for the first time, we have eroded into the 70’s.

Comparing the high water mark of 107 to our

current membership of 78, the club has atrophied by

twenty-seven percent (27%) in roughly the past

eight or nine years. Some of the decrease can be

attributed to the dark economy and part of it to our

devoted members that have passed away.

While seventy-eight still represents a healthy

number, it is something as a club we need to

eventually get serious about. Perhaps we need to

put together a recruiting committee. The goal

would be to come up with avenues to reach out to

Corvette owners and sell them on the benefits of

being in CVC. Maybe we need to look into

relaxing our policy of being a mandatory Corvette

owner to be in the club. If a member sells their car,

perhaps we give them additional time to locate a

replacement Corvette. Another possibility is to get

someone interested in joining the club with the goal

of getting them to purchase a Corvette sometime in

the future. Perhaps we should contact our previous

members and ask a few questions about why they

left and use that information to make CVC better.

While some of you may disagree with this concept,

the bottom line is CVC is getting older and

contracting each and every year. Next month, when

I tell you how three out of every four members are

over 60 and that six in every ten members are now

retired, you will see a clearer picture. I don’t want

to divulge everything this month, because part of

the challenge of being your President is to come up

with fresh material each and every month.

The idea of being in CVC is fellowship, enjoyment

and appreciation for America’s only true sports car.

But sooner than later this is a topic we need to

prioritize if CVC is to survive a long happy future.

Craig


General meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by

President Craig Hansen.

Minutes from the December General meeting were

read by Terri Parks. A motion was made by Charlie

Fosnaugh and seconded by Ed Kroeker to accept

the minutes as read.

Membership Chairman Diane Hays said she sent

out the roster and to let her know if there are any

corrections. She reminded members about the

club's business cards that can be handed out to

potential members.

Craig also brought up decrease in membership and

that we will need to discuss ways to increase

membership.

Treasurer Fred Parks gave the January Treasurer's

report.

Vice President of Public Relations Jeff Levin

reported the on the birthdays and anniversaries of

the club members.

Vice President of Activities Pam Hansen reported

the future runs: the Valentine's Dinner, February

mystery dinner, Corvettin' in the foothills, March

mystery dinner, Chaffee Zoo, Gamblers' Classic,

Cam Twister's car show, Word from Home car

show, Solvang, Auburn, Alaskan cruise, and

Southwest Tour II

Charlie invited members to see the movie the "Last

Stand" on Monday the 21th.

Mary Ann Whitson reported on her run to see the

Lion King.

Sergeant of Arms Charlie Fosnaugh collected $1.75

in badge fines.

Our "Out & About Lady" Jan Pflepsen reported the

news concerning our Corvette families.

Parliamentarian Linda Laningham had nothing to

report.

Old Business: By a show of hands, April 13th was

chosen for the date of the Ed Dena car show.

The Newsletter committee will meet on Monday the

21st.

Craig spoke of a possible need for a committee on

archiving/storage of CVC paperwork.

New Business: The board will meet on the

Thursday after the general meeting.

The Christmas party is scheduled for Thursday

12/12 and the room deposit has been made

The unveiling of the new Corvette.

Raffle: Thank you to the following members for

donating raffle prizes; Anderson, Bird, Danielsen,

Fosnaugh, Garcia, Garrison, Johnson, Laningham,

Null, Olson, Parks, Severance, and Tavares.

The next Board meeting will be Thursday January

17th at 7:00 PM at the home of Fred and Terri

Parks.

The motion to adjourn the meeting was made by

John Bird and seconded by Joyce Kroeker.

Meeting adjourned at 7:54 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Terri Parks, Secretary


Hey guys, it’s me again. Many thanks to those of you who have scheduled

some new runs. Everyone, be sure to check them out below and get them on

your calendar. Don’t know if anyone is planning to go to the Clovis Rodeo

on 4/27, but it is an opportunity for a run. We still need a Superior Dairy

Run as well, anyone interested in leading it?

Gotta Run! Be blessed,

Pam

February 2013

Sat 2/16 Valentine’s Run Alejandro’s, Visalia, Parks

Tues 2/19 General Meeting

Thurs 2/21 Board Meeting, Lanninghams

Sun 2/24 Mystery Dinner, Capurros

March 2013

Sun 3/10 Chukchansi, Lanninghams

Sat 3/16 Corvettin’ in the Foothills, Garrahans

Tues 3/19 General Meeting

Thurs 3/21 Board Meeting

Sun 3/24 Mystery Dinner, Capurros

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 4/27 Clovis Rodeo Parade (need a run leader)

May 2013

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

June 2013

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

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

July 2013

Fri-Sun 7/12-14 Solvang, Capurros

August 2013

8/18-28 Alaska Cruise – Goodalls and Garrahans

December 2013

Thurs. 12/12 Christmas Party

March 2014

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


We’ll take a cruise to the town of Visalia,

have dinner at Alejandra’s and then move

on to Superior Dairy in Hanford!

To sign-up CONTACT:

Fred or Terri Parks @559-324-9760

or E-mail: fredandterri@comcast.net


There’s nothing we like better than Corvettin’ with our friends!

We’ve found some new roads to cruise through the foothills to Dunlap

and will return to “TWINS VALLEY RESTAURANT” for a nice lunch.

You can sign up at the

Meeting or CONTACT:

Pat Garrahan

@ 559-275-9304

Or E-mail at:

patricia.garrahan@att.net


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

For more information contact:

PATRICK OR PAT GARRAHAN

559-275-9304

OR

SKIP OR VICKIE GARRISON

408-666-9816


LeighAnn Severance lost her mother on

Thursday, January 3. She lived in Stockton. Our

prayers and special thoughts go out to Skip and

LeighAnn. This is a difficult time for you.

Please let us all offer our support.

Rudy Hernandez tells us that Hermie also had a

death in her family in December. Hermie’s

father passed away on December 31 at the age

of 95 at Kaiser Hospital. All of his children

were with him at his bedside as he lapsed into

his final sleep. Please keep Hermie in your

thoughts and prayers so that she may find

comfort and solace knowing that her father is in

his glory.

Mike and JoAnn Crafton (Charlotte’s sister) are

living in Yosemite Lakes, which has been very

difficult since Mike’s stroke. They will be

moving back to Madera probably sometime in

January or early February. Mike is doing better

but needs a lot of help getting around as he is

now confined to a wheelchair.

Charlotte and Don returned to Oregon on

Monday, January 7. They enjoyed a two day

scenic drive along the coast. Unfortunately, they

hit a deer going about 65 miles per hour. They

were unhurt but the poor deer lost his life.

Charlotte adds a brief note regarding the Lion

King group run: She insists the group left her at

the theatre all alone. To make matters worse,

Don had everyone wave at her as they passed by

going in the opposite direction. She says it was

very traumatic! This story is close to the truth

but not quite totally!!

And now for some sunshine news: Linda

Laningham’s granddaughter Amanda is a

member of the Selma High Varsity Basketball

team. The team was featured in the Fresno Bee

with a picture of the 3 leading point makers.

Amanda was one of the players featured and has

been captain of the team for the past 3 years.

She is a senior this year. Linda and Chuck have

been fortunate enough to attend most of her

games. They are very proud grandparents!!

Keith and Debbie Garrison’s son (Keith) broke

his ankle riding dirt bikes in Mojave. He has

pins and rods in his ankle and is in a great deal

of pain. He is supposed to stay off his ankle for

10 days to keep the swelling down. It will be 3-

4 months before he can resume his usual

activities. Keith and Debbie hope the ankle will

heal fast and without complications.

Well it seems that MaryAnn and Roy Whitson

have been busy remodeling the master bathroom

of their home! This little project has not been

without problems and has taken 16 weeks;

MaryAnn called it a mess. The door that was

ordered came in wrong-it was an outswing

rather then an inswing! So of course, the door

had to be re-ordered. They had to get a new

door because the granite didn’t fit through the

old doorway. So they then had to cut down the

granite by one inch, take the door off the hinges

and take the door frame down, too. And then,

the shower would not drain. Seems the tile man

used some flex grout which oozed into the

plumbing. So, along comes the jackhammer to

use on the base of the shower. And then

MaryAnn did not care for the tile that Roy

picked out, so they had to get different tile for

the whole bathroom!! MaryAnn tells me this

story so that I would know she is a little stressed

out and a little cuckoo after 16 fun weeks of

remodeling.

See you all at the next meeting with more

sunshine and clouds information.


CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

BULLETIN-FEBRUARY 2013

CHUCK AND LINDA LANINGHAM FEBRUARY 4, 1967 46 YEARS

BOB AND KATHY MARINE FEBRUARY 9, 1974 39 YEARS

ALLYN AND MARILYN GOODALL FEBRUARY 16, 1991 22 YEARS

SKIP SEVERANCE FEBRUARY 1

SUE COMER FEBRUARY 2

STEVE ROSEN FEBRUARY 5

RUTH DANIELSEN FEBRUARY 13

RENNIE CAMPOS FEBRUARY 22

LORI CAMERON-GARCIA FEBRUARY 25

RUDY HERNANDEZ FEBRUARY 25

LINDA LANINGHAM FEBRUARY 25

Pictures by Ruth Danielsen

AN AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES, THANKS TO CHARLIE!

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR BADGES TO

ALL MEETINGS, CLUB EVENTS AND RUNS.

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING

A RAFFLE PRIZE


The following is a list that is generally

considered proper procedure or polite

when using a CB radio. It can also be

considered a beginner's survival guide.

This list was compiled from common

problems that have plagued beginners

since CBs first became popular.

- When two people are talking, essentially

they temporarily "own" the channel. US

FCC regulations say that they have to give

other people opportunities to use the channel

if they're going to use it more than several

minutes. But it is not up to an outsider to

"take" the channel from them.

- Take care not to "step on" other units (i.e.

transmitting at the same time as they are,

thereby making both your transmissions

unreadable.) This usually means that you

should adjust your break squelch level so

that you can hear the other unit and then

only begin to transmit when you can't hear

anyone else.

- NEVER deliberately key over someone

else. Nobody likes that.

- If you hear one unit break for another unit,

give some time for the unit to respond

before you say anything yourself. (Keep in

mind that they may have to fumble for a

microphone in a moving car or dodge

furniture enroute to a base station.)

Remember, the calling unit has the channel.

- If you want to talk on a channel that is in

use, it is very likely that your initial

transmissions will accidentally "walk over"

someone else's. So you must keep them

short. The word "break" is generally

accepted. Try to time it in a pause in the

conversation.

- Even when your "break" has been

recognized, keep your next transmission

short. For example, "Break one-seven for

Godzilla" if you're on Channel 17 and

looking for someone whose handle is

Godzilla. If Godzilla doesn't answer in a

reasonably short amount of time, it doesn't

hurt to say "thanks for the break" to the units

that stopped their conversation for you.

- If you break on an open (unused) channel,

you don't have to be as brief. For example,

"Break 17 for Godzilla. Are you out there

Godzilla?". However, the short form is

perfectly acceptable, too. Use what fits your

style.

- If someone speaking to you gets "walked

over" so that you can't understand the

message, you basically have two options.

You can tell the person you were listening

to, "10-9, you were stepped on", or you can

find out what the breaker wants, "Go ahead

break", before returning to your original

conversation. You should eventually

recognize the breaker and find out what they

want.

- If two people are talking and you would

like to interject a response, you will

probably just walk over someone. Use the

procedure above to properly break into the

conversation.

- If someone doesn't answer your breaks

after two or three attempts. Stop and wait for

several minutes or, in mobile units, for

several highway miles or city blocks. Others

may have their radios on and don't want to

listen to the same break more than three

times in succession.

- In other circumstances, improvise. Take

into account other people's points of view.

Give people proper access to the channel

and try not to do anything to annoy other

units.

- If you make a mistake in any of the

procedures above, don't waste air time on a

busy channel by apologizing. (If the channel

isn't busy, it's your choice.) Just try to do it

right in the future. Everyone takes a little

time to learn.

OK, now you know how to conduct yourself

on the radio. However, there are and will

probably always be units that don't. Be

patient. You don't have authority to enforce

any rules so don't break any by trying.


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Board

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Meeting

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Good

Friday

Corvettin’ in

the Foothills

GARRAHAN

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CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

P. O. BOX 26591

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA 93729-6591

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