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A Touch of Glass, April 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 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


As you probably recently heard, Skip and

Leigh Ann Severance walked into our

sponsors showroom, Ed Dena’s Auto Center

in Dinuba, and made a reservation for a

2014 C7 Corvette. Congratulations to both

of them! I had been thinking of doing one

of my monthly messages on the overall

collection of Corvettes within our CVC

family and since Skip and Leigh Ann are

getting rid of their 1998 and buying a new

one, it is now time to visit this topic before

my research becomes outdated.

According to unofficial numbers, CVC has a

total of 48 Corvettes amongst its 78

members. Keep in mind most members are

considered couples and have just one car.

The oldest car in the group is a Cascade

Green 1957 owned by Patrick and Patricia

Garrahan and the newest Corvette is a 2012

belonging to Mike and Diane Hayes. The

Garrahan’s have owned their Corvette the

longest as they purchased it from the

original owner way back in 1960. Needless

to say this car also has the most miles on it

than any car in the club with the odometer

creeping up on 800,000

All six generations of Corvettes are

represented including 2 C1’s (1953-1962), 4

C2’s (1963-1967), 4 C3’s (1968-1982), 5

C4’s (1984-1996), 18 C5’s (1997-2004) and

15 C6’s (2005-2013). What model year

does CVC have the most of? That would be

2007 and we have five of those in the club.

Six couples own at least two Corvettes and

Keith and Debbie Garrison lay claim to the

largest collection with three, including a

1958, a 1981 and a 1998.

Some people say there is not much

difference between average numbers and

median numbers. While that might be true

in some cases, that is not the story with

CVC. Average age is of course taking all

cars and adding them up and dividing by 48.

Median is the point where 24 cars are above

a certain number and 24 cars are below that

number. The average age or model year of a

Corvette in CVC is 1995, but the median

age or model year is 2001. In this case the

median number is more accurate simply

because 33 of our 48 cars (68%) are from

1997 to 2012.

If you combine last month’s article about the

age of the members, now you know the

typical CVC member is 65 years old, drives

a 2001 Corvette and is very likely retired.

CRAIG


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

President Craig Hansen.

Ballots for the General meeting time change

were handed out by Parliamentarian Linda

Laningham.

Minutes from the February General meeting

were read by Terri Parks. A motion was

made by Charlotte Renna and seconded by

Joyce Kroeker to accept the minutes as read.

Membership Chairman Diane Hays

encouraged members to pick up CVC

business cards and membership applications

in order to handout to potential members.

Treasurer Fred Parks gave the March

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

had members report on their past runs. She

reported the future runs as March mystery

dinner, Pub & Smoke House, Ed Dena's car

show, Gamblers' Classic, Clovis Parade,

School House & Play, Chaffee Zoo, Cam

Twister's car show, Word from Home car

show, Phoenician Gardens, Chowchilla car

show, and Auburn/Nevada City.

Our Sergeant at Arms, Charlie Fosnaugh,

collected badge fines of $1.00.

Our "In the News" reporter Jan Pflepsen

reported the news concerning our Corvette

families.

Parliamentarian Linda Laningham reported

the results of the vote were in favor of

changing the general meeting time from

7:00 to 6:30.

Old Business: The Newsletter/Website

website - Charlie Fosnaugh reported the

estimated costs of a website. A motion was

made by Charlotte and seconded by Joyce

to move forward with the website and by a

show of hands it was approved.

Comments on CB use - Jeff Levin talked

about the benefits of using walkie talkies

and saving the CB's for run business and

emergencies. He asked members to think

about it.

New Business: President's Mystery Run

will be October 5th through the 7th at a cost

$600.00 per couple $450.00 for singles.

Craig would like 50% deposit in May and

the remaining in August.

Next Board meeting will be hosted by Jeff

on March 21st.

The motion to adjourn the meeting was

made by Linda Laningham and seconded by

Joyce Kroeker.

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Raffle: Thank you to the following

members for donating raffle prizes;

Anderson, Bird, Condley, Danielsen,

Dawson, Fam, Fosnaugh, Garrahan,

Garrison, Hays, Krebs, Laningham, Null,

Olson, and Renna.

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.

Six potential runs in April. Be sure to sign up and join in on the fun. Gotta Run!

April 2013

Sat 4/6 Fresno Zoo, Condleys

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

Thurs-Mon 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, Birds and Halls

May 2013

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

June 2013

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

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

October 2013

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

December 2013

Thurs 12/12/13 Christmas Party

March 2014

Sat-Sun (15 days)

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

Be blessed, Pam


I WANT YOUR CORVETTE

In the Clovis Rodeo Parade

Vette’s Salute to Veterans!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Meet at: Judy’s Donuts in The Trading Post Center on the SE corner of Herndon & Clovis Ave.

Time: Donuts & Coffee from 7:45 to 8:00 am - No later than 8:00 am, Saturday, April 27, 2013

Caravan: We leave at 8:10 am to the parade staging area (Jefferson, just west of Sunnyside).

We MUST be in place on Jefferson before 8:30 am as they close all of the streets

in that area at that time.

Waiting: We will wait on Jefferson approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours until we are called on (w/other vettes)

Wear/: Your Veterans Cap/Shirt or Patriotic Hat / American Flags, Water, Chair, Sunscreen, etc.

Bring

Rules: ABSOLUTELY NO BURNING OF RUBBER. If one car spins its tires, we will all be

escorted off the parade route and never be invited back again.

No throwing of candy or trinkets. (Only walkers may hand out goodies)

Yes, you MAY honk, wave, smile, & rev your engine in neutral!!

Lunch: We will meet up after the Parade at Red Robin, SE corner Shaw/Clovis for lunch

or Ice Cream

Contact: Charlie Fosnaugh at fosnaugh@comcast.net or 281-2876

Sign up by April 15th!


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Meet at Clovis Ave and Kings Canyon (SE corner) at 10:30 am.

Caravan to the Schoolhouse for Lunch

Show “The Valentine” at the Reedley Opera House at 2pm

$20 per person

RSVP:

Sharon Hall @ 259-0186 or squilla@comcast.net

ASAP- Need count for theater tickets!

Chuck and Sharon Hall

John and Linda Bird


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


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-APRIL 2013

DAVID AND JULIE SONS APRIL 12, 1986 27 YEARS

EMILIO AND LORI GARCIA APRIL 14, 2007 6 YEARS

GARY AND JAN PFLEPSEN APRIL 15, 2011 2 YEARS

CHUCK AND SHARON HALL APRIL 20, 1985 28 YEARS

RUDY AND HERMIE HERNANDEZ APRIL 21, 1991 22 YEARS

KATHY MARINE APRIL 1

ALLYN GOODALL APRIL 7

JEFF LEVINE APTIL 28

LEIGH ANN SEVERANCE APRIL 29

At the root of every gray hair, there is a dead brain cell.

Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you, too. Don't laugh.... It is all true!

Perks of reaching 50 or being over 60 and heading towards 70 or beyond!

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

2. In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.

3. No one expects you to run -- anywhere.

4. People call at 9 PM (or 9 AM) and ask, 'Did I wake you?'

5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

7. Things you buy now will never wear out.

8. You can eat supper at 4 PM.

9.You can live without sex but not your glasses.

10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.

13. You sing along with elevator music.

14. Your eyes won't get much worse.

15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.

17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.

19. You can't remember who sent you this list.

And you notice these are all in big print for your convenience.

AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING:

Never, NEVER, NEVER , take a sleeping pill, and a laxative on the same night!

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR BADGES TO ALL MEETINGS, CLUB

EVENTS AND RUNS. SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE

PRIZE


After much prodding and schmoozing, I was

able to gather information from most of you –

and I thank you for shating.

1. Rumor has it that the Comers and the

Severances are taking a cruise to the

Panama Canal at the end of this month.

The Panama Canal is a place I have

always wanted tto see, so be sure and fill

me in when you come home!

2. It seems that Ed Kroecker has been

playing in the water in his backyard!

While cleaning his Koi pond, he felt a

little dizzy and accidentally fell in the

pool. Joycesays he has recovered and is

planning tto continue work in his back

yard.

3. Debbie Garrison tells me that Keith has

been under the weather. It seems he has

had a bout with the gout. (No pun

intended). He visited with the podiatrist

and learned tthat his uric levels were

double what they are supposed to be.

The doctor made a change in his diet and

he is doing much better…Keith decided

to clean his rain gutters and twisted his

knee in the process and is now walking

with a cane. So much for those fun

golden years.

4. Here is an interesting little tidbit from

Chuck and Sharon Hall. They went

dancing at the Silver Dollar last week

and “danced into” Paula and Freddie

Fam. The Halls had a very interesting

conversation with the Fams and learned

that when they left Egypt. On Saturday,

3/23, the two couples will meet at

APCAL Winery in Madera for more

dancin g to a local bank “Poor MMan’s

Poison”.

5. On Bebruary 23, Gary and I returned

from 10 days of vqacation to the

Western Caribbean where we visited the

island of Roatan, Belize, and Cozamel.

We had a wonderful ttrip that included

lots of rest!! The very best part of the

trip was when we swam with the

dolphins and enjoyed the manatees. We

traveled with Gary’s brother, Lee, and

his sister-in-law, Kris. They left

Minnesotta where it was 20 degrees

below; I have a feeling it was a bit of a

shock to go back into that weather after

being in 80 degree weather!

Thanks for all you informations – I look forward

to bringing you all the lastest news at the April

meeting.

Jan


INGREDIENTS:

1 ½ Tablespoon olive oil

1 Cup chopped onion

3 Garlic cloves, minced

5 Cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

1 Cup dried lentils

½ Cup chopped carrots

2 Bay leaves

3 Cup chopped Swiss chard, collard greens,

or spinach

1 ½ Cup chopped baking potato

1 Cup chopped cooked ham

1 (14.5-oz.) Can diced tomatoes

1 tsp. Dried basil

½ tsp. Dried thyme

¼-1/2 Teaspoon Black pepper

3 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, (op.)

PREPARATION:

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over

medium-high heat.

Add onion and garlic; sauté 5

minutes.

Add broth, lentils, carrots and bay

leaves; bring to a boil. Partially

cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20

minutes.

Add greens, potato, and ham; bring

to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15

minutes or until potato is tender.

Stir in tomatoes, basil, thyme and

pepper; simmer 10 minutes. Discard

bay leaves. Sprinkle with parsley.

Yield: 5 servings (about 1 ½ C. each).

INGREDIENTS:

Cooking spray

1 Teaspoon chopped garlic

½ Cup chopped onions

1 Cup chopped ham

2 Tablespoons canned chopped green chiles

1 (8-ounce) Package pre-sliced mushrooms

4 (8-inch) Flour tortillas (I use CarbSmart)

1 Cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat

extra-sharp cheddar cheese

PREPARATION:

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with

cooking spray over medium-high heat.

2. Add chopped garlic and chopped onions.

3. Sauté 3 or 4 minutes, or until onions are

soft.

4. Add ham, green chiles, and mushrooms;

sauté 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Wipe

pan clean.

5. Place 1 tortilla in pan. Sprinkle 2

tablespoons cheese over half of tortilla;

arrange 1/2 cup ham mixture over cheese.

Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese; fold in

half. Cook 1 minute on each side or until

cheese melts. Repeat procedure with

remaining tortillas, cheese, and ham

mixture.

Yield: 4 Quesadillas


Chukchansi Run

A total of 17 Corvettes and 33 energetic gamblers met at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday March 10 to

cruise to Coarsegold to the Chukchansi Casino. Even though we had a time change to daylight

saving time everyone was on time. This run had all the necessary elements for a good run;

beautiful scenery, wonderful food, entertainment, and good friends sharing a Sunday afternoon. I

hope some of you were winners or at least had a good time trying. I myself didn’t win enough

money to go on the Alaskan cruise. Oh well, we can’t have everything. Thank you all for

attending the run. A special thanks to Dick and Ruthie for being sweep and helping us with the

run.

See you at the next run,

Chuck and Linda.


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CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

P. O. BOX 26591

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA 93729-6591

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