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
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
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
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
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.
Craig Hansen (Pam)
Pam Hansen (Craig)
Jeff Levine (Sarah)
Terri Parks (Fred)
Fred Parks (Terri)
Linda Laningham (Chuck)
Diane Hayes (Mike)
Pat Garrahan (Patrick)
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
Sat 5/18 Cam Twister’s Car Show, Cooks
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
Fri-Sun 7/12-14 Solvang, Capurros and Laninghams
8/18-28 Alaska Cruise – Goodalls and Garrahans
Sat 9/21 Chowchilla Car Show (need a leader)
Fri –Sun 10/4-6 President’s Mystery Run, Hansens
Thurs 12/12/13 Christmas Party
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.
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 email@example.com 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
Sharon Hall @ 259-0186 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
SKIP OR VICKIE GARRISON
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
CALL 645-0513 OR E-MAIL US AT
CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.)
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over
Add onion and garlic; sauté 5
Add broth, lentils, carrots and bay
leaves; bring to a boil. Partially
cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20
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).
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
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
4. Add ham, green chiles, and mushrooms;
sauté 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Wipe
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
Yield: 4 Quesadillas
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
See you at the next run,
Chuck and Linda.
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CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES
P. O. BOX 26591
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA 93729-6591