CVC Januray 2013

cfosnaugh

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*

NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Pat Garrahan (Patrick)

559-275-9304

patricia.garrahan@att.net

Not yet filled.


I

knew one day after serving on the board that I

would be asked to take the reins of the

presidency of Central Valley Corvettes. Nine

years later that time has arrived.

Patrick Garrahan called and said everyone else who

had been nominated for the position had declined.

So I felt there wasn’t really a choice and telling

Patrick “no” was not an option. So here we go.

Since I like to plan ahead, one of my first thoughts

was where to go on the President’s Mystery Run?

The tough part is that CVC has been around for

twenty years and since the run usually involves

three days, it is almost always going to be

somewhere in California. So it is getting tougher to

find a new frontier to explore. That was a big

reason I accepted the nomination now, because in a

few more years we will have gone to just about

everywhere within a three-day window. The other

thing about this job is writing twenty-four articles

for the newsletter. Let’s see, one down and twenty-

three to go!

All kidding aside, Pam and I have been talking

about where we could take CVC and we have

already laid out three options. We may motor

through cities and towns you have already been to,

but hopefully there will be attractions, both man-

made and natural that you have not experienced.

It’s funny how my term doesn’t officially begin

until Linda says so during the December meeting

and already I am being told this job is for not one

year, but two years. It’s as if I’ve already been re-

elected for 2014!

If that is the case, I will gladly accept another term

as your president. But I hope everyone reading this

who has previously served time on the board, but

not as President, seriously consider doing your civic

duty for CVC in the future. For now you can relax

and if I am not impeached or die in office, you can

skate for a second year. But come 2015, one of you

needs to step up to the plate.

Craig


G

eneral meeting was called to order at 6:57

p.m. by President Linda Laningham. She

handed out and gifts and thanks to her board

and committee chairs.

Minutes from the November 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 reminded

members that this was the last night to pay dues.

She reported membership stands at 78.

Treasurer Judy Capurro gave the November

Treasurer's report, and then turned over her duties to

Fred Parks.

Vice President of Public Relations Jan Pflepsen

reported on the birthdays and anniversaries of the

club members and then turned over her duties to

Jeff Levine.

Vice President of Activities Keith Garrison reported

on the past runs.

The future runs are the Gambler's Classic, Alaskan

Cruise, and the Southwest Tour II. Then he turned

over his duties to the Pam Hanson

The collection of badge fines was waved in honor

of Christmas; much to the disappointment of the

new Sergeant at Arms Charlie Fosnaugh.

Our "Out & About Lady" Debbie Garrison reported

on the news and happenings of our Corvette

families. The new gossip lady is Jan Pflepsen.

Parliamentarian: Patrick Garrahan had nothing to

report. Linda Laningham will be the new

parliamentarian.

Old Business: None.

New Business: Patricia will now post in the

newsletter the specific deadline for the next month's

newsletter submission.

Linda turned over her gavel to new president Craig

Hanson.

Raffle: Thank you to the following members for

donating raffle prizes: Campos, Condley, Danielsen,

Dawson, Fam, Fosnaugh, Garrahan, Garrison,

Hayes, Johnson, Kroeker, Levine, Null, Olson,

Parks, Piercy, Pitt and Liberta, Renna, Severance,

and Yosemite Falls.

The next Board meeting will be Thursday

December 20th at 7:00 PM at the home of Craig and

Pam Hanson.

The motion to adjourn the meeting was made by

Freddy Fam and seconded by Ed Kroeker.

Meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,

Terri Parks, Secretary


Gotta Run?

Hey everyone, hope the Christmas Season

and New Year brings you much joy. We are

loving it especially with our wonderful

grandkids: Bella, Atticus and little Henry.

Was wondering if any of you “Gotta Run”

idea. We have a change in the Solvang run to

July 12 & 13, and we have a new “Valentine’s

Day Run” scheduled for 2/9/2013.

But we have no runs for May, June, Sept,

October (Halloween) and November. The

Christmas Party has been booked for this next

year.

Think about doing a Friday or Saturday Niter or

an ice-cream run to Superior Dairy. How about

going to the Snow or the Sun?

Gotta run now, love you and be blessed.

Pam Hansen

Thurs-Fri., Jan 3-4 Lion King, S.F-Whitsons

Tues, Jan 15 General Meeting

Thurs, Jan 17 Board Meeting, Parks Home

Sat., Feb. 9 Valentine’s Run, Alejandro’s

Visalia, Parks

Tues, Feb 19 General Meeting

Thurs, 21 Board Meeting

Sat., Mar 16 Corvettin’ in the Foothills

Garrahans

Tues. Mar. 19 General Meeting

Thurs, Mar .2 Board Meeting

Sat., Apr. 6 Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Condleys

Thurs-Sun Gambler’s Classic

Apr, 18-22 Laughlin-C.O.B.

Sat, May 18 Cam Twister’s Car Show

Cooks

Aug 18-28 Alaska Cruise-Goodalls,

Garrahans

Sat, Mar 29 Southwest Tours II

Sun, Apr 13 Hansens


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

We’ll cruise through the foothills to the town of Dunlap and have lunch at

“TWINS VALLEY RESTAURANT”.

You can sign up at the

Meeting or CONTACT:

Pat Garrahan

@ 559-275-9304

patricia.garrahan@att.net


Corvettes of Bakersfield's

18th Annual Gambler's Classic

April 18-­‐20, 2013

at Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort in Laughlin, Nevada

Driver's Name: _____________________________________________________________________

Passenger:_________________________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________________

City:____________________________________________ State:_________ Zip:________________

Home Phone: ( )___________________________Cell:_________________________________

E-Mail:__________________________________________________________________________

Corvette Year: _________ Color: ______________________ License Plate: ___________________

Club Affiliation: ____________________________________________________________________

The 18th Annual Gambler's Classic will be limited to the first 250 Corvettes. Any registrations received after

250 will be contacted to see if they want to be placed on a waiting list or have their registration returned.

Entry Fee for Full Event Includes: Free meet & greet Thurs. nite, Couple Single

Dinner Show (1 single, 2 couple), Car Show & Poker Run,

plus 1 t-­‐shirt, 1 poker hand, goody bag and dash plaque. $180.00 $130.00

T-­‐shirt size (circle 1): S M L XL XXL XXXL

Extra T-­‐Shirt @ $15.00: S M L XL XXL XXXL $_______ $_______

Addi>onal Poker Hand(s): _______ @ $5.00 each $_______ $_______

Late Registra>on Fee: If postmarked aSer March 17th: $20.00 $_______ $_______

(T-­‐shirt order guaranteed if registra


MIKE AND DIANE HAYES JANUARY 3 51 YEARS

CHARLIE AND KIM FOSNAUGH JANUARY 17 38 YEARS

DALE AND SUE COMER JANUARY 27 45 YEARS

TOM PIERCY JANUARY 8

DAVID SONS JANUARY 10

DEBBIE GARRISON JANUARY 22

JOYCE CAMPOS JANUARY 28

DON OLSON JANUARY 31

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isa Strickland of South Carolina, daughter of Allyn and Marilyn Goodall, recently

won the first Limited Age Title in the Derby Amateur Championship of the

Southern Cutting Futurity held in Atlanta Ga. She and her mare, Dualin Smart,

brought in a cash prize of $2,933. This was her second limited showing of Dualin Smart.

Needless to say, the Goodalls are very proud of her and her mare!

May what you see in the mirror delight you and what others see in you delight t

hem.

May someone love you enough to forgive your faults, be blind to your blemishes,

and tell the world about your virtues.

May the telemarketers wait to make their sales calls until you finish dinner,

May the commercials on TV not be louder than the program you have been

watching,

And may your check book and your budget balance - and include generous amounts

for charity.

May you remember to say "I love you" at least once a day to your spouse, your

child, your parent, your siblings;

But not to your secretary, your nurse, your masseuse, your hairdresser, or your

tennis instructor.

And may we live in a world at peace and with the awareness of God's love in

every sunset, every flower's unfolding petals, every baby's smile, every lover's

kiss, and every wonderful, astonishing, miraculous beat of our heart.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!

NOTE: BOARD MEETINGS WILL NOW BE HELD ON THE THURSDAY

FOLLOWING THE GENERAL MEETING.


‘TWAS THE MONTH

AFTER CHIRISTMAS

‘Twas the month after Christmas

and all through the house

Nothing would fit me,

not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled,

the eggnog I'd taste

All the holiday parties

had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales

there arose such a number!

When I walked to the store

(less a walk than a lumber).

I'd remember the marvelous

meals I'd prepared;

The gravies and sauces,

and beef nicely rared,

The wine and the rum balls,

the bread and the cheese;

And the way I'd never said,

"No thank you, please."

As I dressed myself,

in my husband’s old shirt.

And prepared once again,

to do battle with dirt,

I said to myself,

as I only can

"You can't spend a winter

disguised as a man!"

So--away with the last

of the sour cream dip.

Get rid of the fruitcake,

every cracker and chip.

Every last bit of food

that I like must be banished;

Till all the additional

ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie—

not even a lick.

I'll want only to chew

on a long celery stick.

I won't have hot biscuits,

or corn bread, or pie,

I'll munch on a carrot

and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome,

and life is a bore --

But isn't that what

January is for?

Unable to giggle,

no longer a riot.

Happy New Year to all

and to all a good diet!

- Anonymous


Crock Pot Peanut Clusters

1 - 12 oz. bag chocolate chips (semi sweet)

2 - 24 oz. pkgs. Ambrosia chocolate flavored bark

coating

1 to 2 oz. semi sweet baking chocolate

Place above ingredients in slow cooker, cover and

melt on HIGH. (It takes about 1 hour.)

Stir well to blend; checking to make sure all of the

chocolate has melted.

Add: 2 cans Spanish peanuts (salted and roasted);

stir well.

On a sheet of waxed paper, spoon out

teaspoonfuls- about ½ inches apart. Allow to cool

completely and store in air tight container or freeze

to store for a longer time.

It makes a lot!

Sweet ‘n Salty Almonds

1 Cup whole almonds

½ Cup sugar

2 Tablespoons butter or margarine

1/2 Teaspoon vanilla

Salt

Combine whole almonds, ½ cup sugar, and

2 tablespoons butter or margarine in a heavy skillet.

Cook, over medium heat, stirring constantly until

almonds are toasted and melted sugar is golden

brown, about 15 minutes.

Stir in ½ teaspoon vanilla. Spread nuts on sheet of

aluminum foil, spread as thinly as possible.

Sprinkle lightly with salt, (I like to use fresh ground

sea salt or flaked salt, available at Sur La Table).

Cool, and then break into 2 to 3 nut clusters.

Store tightly covered.


1 (10-OZ.) Can refrigerated pizza

crust

1 (9-OZ.) Package frozen spinach

(I used fresh spinach)

¼ Cup light mayonnaise

2 Garlic cloves, minced

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 Cup chopped red onion (I sliced

them)

1 Tablespoon sugar

1 Tablespoon vinegar (Cider, red wine

or balsamic)

2 Boneless, skinless chicken breast

halves

½ Teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

4 Slices Provolone cheese

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

Unroll the pizza dough and place in an

ungreased 15X10X1-inch baking pan.

Starting at the center, press out dough

to edges of pan.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

Cool for 15 minutes or until

completely cooled.

Meanwhile, cook spinach according to

package directions and drain well;

squeeze dry with paper towels

In a small bowl, combine the

mayonnaise and one of the garlic

cloves; mix well and refrigerate.

Heat the oil in a small saucepan over

medium-high heat until hot. Add

onion and cook while stirring for 2 or

3 minutes or until crisp-tender; add

sugar and vinegar. Reduce heat to

low; simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until

most of the liquid has evaporated,

stirring occasionally.

Flatten the chicken breast halves

between two pieces of plastic wrap

until about ¼-inch thick. Sprinkle

chicken with Italian seasoning and the

other minced garlic clove.

Spray a large skillet with cooking

spray and heat over medium-high

heat until hot. Add the chicken; cook

8 minutes or until browned and juices

run clear, turning once.

Cut cooked pizza crust into 4

rectangles and remove from pan.

Spread each with the mayonnaise

mixture; top 2 rectangles with

chicken, spinach, onion mixture,

cheese and remaining rectangles, with

mayonnaise side down.

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over

medium-high heat until hot. Place

sandwiches in the skillet, then place a

smaller skillet on top of sandwiches to

flatted slightly.

Cook 4-6 minutes or until crisp and

heated, turning once. Cut each warm

sandwich in half and serve.

Makes 2 Servings

(Omit the raw garlic in mayonnaise if

you are not a big garlic fan. It is also

great on Italian bread!)


The C6 Corvette will soon see its

hallowed production run come to an

end, but not without a little

excitement and fanfare first. 2013

will see Chevrolet release two special

Collector's Edition Corvette models as

a means of celebrating both the 60th

year of production for the trademark

vehicle, and also the final year of the

C6. The first of these special editions

will be the 60th Anniversary

Corvette, but it's the second that's

more exciting: the 427 Convertible,

which will be the fastest Convertible

Corvette ever produced.

"The 2013 model year will be historic

for Corvette, marking its 60th

Anniversary and the final year for the

current ‘C6’ generation," said Chris

Perry, who is the acting vice

president of Global Marketing and

Strategy for Chevrolet. Perry then

continued, "We couldn’t think of a

more fitting way to celebrate these

milestones than bringing back one of

the most-coveted combinations in

the brand’s history – the Corvette

convertible and a 427 cubic-inch

engine."

That's right, those math proficient

readers out there, 427 means 7.0L.

That means that in 2013 we'll see a

Corvette Convertible outfitted with

the 7.0L LS7 Corvette Z06 engine

rated at 505HP and 470 lb.-ft. of

torque. This engine, in conjunction

with other cues taken from the Z06

and Corvette ZR1 will combine to

make the 427 Convertible the

quickest and most impressive

Corvette convertible ever produced.

The LS7 power plant at the heart of

the new 427 Convertible isn't the

only thing to set this special edition

Corvette apart, either. The 427

Corvette Convertible--which, like the

Z06 will only be available in six-


speed manual transmission--features

a number of other components to

help make it a true performance

masterpiece. The 427 Convertible

utilizes the driveline and rear-axle

from the Z06 Corvette for a more

optimized driving experience than

the base C6 Convertible. In addition

to this Z06 driveline, the 427

Convertible will also utilize a rearmounted

battery as the Z06 does for

improved weight distribution, as well

as Chevrolet's highly respected

Magnetic Selective Ride Control

Suspension--a system that's rather

revolutionary in its construction and

function. The 19 and 20 inch front

and rear offset wheels will be of the

lightweight, machine-face Cup

variety seen on the PDE Performance

packages of the 2012 Z06 and ZR1,

and will be wrapped in the much

lauded Michelin PS2 Tires of Corvette

ZR1 fame.

To better improve performance, and

offset the added weight of the

Convertible, the 427 Corvette

Convertible will also feature a great

deal of carbon fiber. Each piece is

dry carbon fiber that's vacuum

formed, just as Chevrolet has utilized

on the Z06 Carbon special edition

and ZR1. Up front, the "CFZ" Carbon

Fiber front splitter is optional, and

the 2011 Z06 Carbon raised Carbon

Fiber hood is standard. The sideskirt/rocker

panels, also of the "CFZ"

Carbon Fiber variety, are optional

down the side, but the special edition

Carbon Fiber Z06-Style fenders and

Carbon Fiber floor panels are

standard on the vehicle. With all

optional equipment, this special

edition 427 will certainly save a great

deal of unnecessary weight, and

feature a much improved--and very

performance minded--boost to

aerodynamics and drag and down

force numbers…………….

-Automotive News


Oh, Julie! Pleeeze

don’t steal my prize!


56 CVC members and family arrived at my home to a power outage. Let’s see, what to do, what

to do. I’ll just go about my business, make the best of it, and let every man here see what they

can do about it. Somehow they managed to fix the problem. BLESS THEIR HEARTS. The

great thing is, if they couldn’t have fixed it, everyone would have eaten by candle light and made

the best of the situation. I JUST LOVE YOU PEOPLE. !!

Thanks to Keith & Debbie for setting up the trailer & Don for arranging for the hay from his

nephew. Andy & Connie helped by delivering it to the house.

Don, Connie, Lance & Linda won the drawing for the gift baskets.

I think everyone had a good time and enjoyed the food and the desserts. If you didn’t attend one

or both of the Christmas events, you lost out big time.

I personally had a fun evening and enjoyed working with my family to decorate and cook for the

party. Looking forward to a repeat performance next year, Charlotte Renna


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CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

P. O. BOX 26591

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA 93729-6591

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