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)
I’d like to use this month’s message to engage the
club in a conversation concerning the qualifications
for president of CVC. Since the beginning, the
prerequisite has been that the president must
serve at least one year in another board position
before becoming eligible. While this seems
reasonable, it also restricts the pool of candidates.
During CVC’s history, 24 people have served on the
board out of our 78 members, or about 31%.
However, eight or 33% of those folks have already
served as president. Three more have either
moved away or live here part time. Four others
have family health issues or don’t attend enough
meetings to be eligible. Now we are suddenly
down to just nine people. Eight of those potential
candidates are either currently serving multi-year
terms on the board, or just finished a stint within
the last three years and could probably use a
break. That leaves one person left who served on
the board 13 years ago who is healthy, eligible and
has no excuses.
Although this person I think would make a good
president, suppose they decline. Then it’s up to
either a former president, current board member
or a very recent board member to step up.
What I am proposing is relaxing the requirement so
that anyone who has served on any board, or
anyone who has three years good standing in the
club, could run for the job. I can think of five or six
people that could step in and hit the ground
running. Besides, how does having served on the
CVC board 10 or 15 years ago make you any more
prepared today than a member who has been
treasurer of their Kiwanis club for the past seven
years, have career management experience, or a
newer member that has been actively involved in
CVC who is willing to lead the club? Also consider
every new incoming president attends a board
meeting prior to taking office. The soon to be pastpresident
becomes the parliamentarian and is
there for at least a year to provide guidance and
advice to the new president. What it all boils down
to is you either have leadership skills or you don’t.
Every year people get nominated for president only
to be disqualified because they haven’t served on
the CVC board. Those that are qualified decline
because they don’t want the job or they feel they
have done enough service at this point. So then
the club goes begging for someone to do it. In rare
instances there might be two candidates and we
actually have a real election instead of the
traditional rubber stamp.
If the requirement for President of the United
States is be a natural born U.S. citizen and be at
least 35 years old with no requirement of prior
board service, why shouldn’t CVC reconsider its
General meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by
Jeff Levin in the absence of President Craig
Minutes from the May General meeting were read
by Terri Parks. Motion was made by Gordon
Capurro and seconded by Dale Comer to accept the
minutes as read.
Membership Chairman Diane Hays introduced our
guests and potential members Del Walker and
Susan Cursi. She added that she has the "In the
Highlights" forms for anyone interested in being
profiled in the newsletter.
Treasurer Fred Parks gave the June Treasurer's
report. Andy Anderson had a question regarding
what made up the bank balance.
Vice President of Public Relations Jeff Levin
reported on the birthdays and anniversaries of the
In the absence of Vice President of Activities Pam
Hansen, Patricia Garrahan had members report on
their past runs. She reported the future runs as the
Word from Home car show, Phoenician Gardens,
potluck at the Capurro's, El Cid's dinner run,
Chowchilla Steakhouse dinner run, Solvang, King's
Diner, Chowchilla car show, Alaskan cruise,
Ladies' day with dominos, and Christmas at Hearst
In the absence of Sergeant of Arms Charlie
Fosnaugh, Skip Severance volunteered to collected
badge fines. He collected $0.75.
Our "In the News" reporter Jan Pflepsen reported
the news concerning our Corvette families.
Keith Garrison thanked members for their well
wishes for his recovery from surgery.
Parliamentarian Linda Laningham had nothing to
Old Business: Skip gave an update on the new
New Business: The next Board meeting will be at
the home of Fred and Terri Parks on July 2nd at
The next General meeting is July 16th at 6:30.
The motion to adjourn the meeting was made by
Leigh Ann Severance and seconded by Skip
Meeting adjourned at 6:58 p.m.
Raffle: Thank you to the following members for
donating raffle prizes; Anderson, Capurro, Comer,
Cook, Dawson, Garcia, Garrahan, Garrison, Krebs,
Laningham, Null, Olson, Parks, Renna, Severance,
Respectfully submitted by,
Terri Parks, Secretary
Hey guys, it’s me again. Many thanks to those of you who have scheduled runs. Craig and I
will be on vacation at the next meeting. Going to Cincinnati where he was born and gonna catch
a Reds game. Let me know if you Gotta Run!?! Be blessed, Pam
Fri-Sun 6/7-9 Auburn-Nevada City, Garrahans and Garrisons
Sun 6/30 Word From Home Car Show to support our troops, Hansens
Saturday 7/6 Phoenician Garden’s, Fams
Fri-Sun 7/12-14 Solvang, Capurros and Laninghams
Sat 7/27 Potluck, Capurro and Laninghams
Sat 8/3 El Cids, Oakhurst, Comers
Sat 8/10 Chowchilla Steak House, Capurros
8/18-28 Alaska Cruise – Goodalls and Garrahans
Saturday 9/14 King’s Diner, Garrisons
Saturday 9/21 Chowchilla Car Show (?)
Fri-Sun 10/4 – 10/6 President’s Mystery Run, Hansens
Sun 10/20 Mystery Dinner, Capurros
Thursday 12/12 Christmas Party
Sun 12/15 Christmas Hay Ride, Renna
12/27 – 29 Cambria Christmas, Comers – Hansen - Hayes
3/29-4/13/14 Southwest Tour II, Hansens
Come Join Freddy and me for Dinner!
WHERE: Phoenician Garden
1025 E. Herndon Ave.
(SE Corner of Herndon and First)
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 2013
at 5:00 P.M.
We will go for frozen yogurt after dinner.
There will be a sign-up sheet at the next meeting or you
can contact me.
Paula Fam 559-449-8548 or E-mail:
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Lunch includes: BBQ Beef, Beans, Salad, Roll & Coffee
Desserts and Cold Drinks available to purchase
Henderson Park, Snelling, CA
Lunch Served from 12 noon to 3 PM
Adults $8 - Children (under 12) $4
Contact Susan Ryan (209) 968-3560
Entrance FREE to the general public
ALL MAKES ALL YEARS
Corvettes - Hot Rods-Customs-Classics
Parking on the Ball-field Grass
Pre-Registration Fee by July 1st:
$20 per car
On July 14th: $25 per car
Dash Plaque and one meal ticket included for
1st 100 vehicles
Call Becky at (209) 652-3771 for more info
Registration forms available at
SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013
Join us for a Potluck at Judy and Gordon’s house!
3022 Hornet Ave.
Come early for appetizers and a little socializing at
We plan to eat at about 5:30.
There will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting
or you can sign-up by calling 559-294-7050
or E-mailing email@example.com
El Cid’s in Oakhurst for Lunch.
Saturday August 3, 2013
Reimer’s Candy and Ice Cream
has opened a store next door to El Cid’s.
How convenient is that!
After our ice cream stop, we’ll take a drive to the
Cook’s cabin and Bob will take us out on his boat
for a ride around Bass Lake.
Meeting in the Target parking lot at
River Park: 12:45 P.M.
Sign-up sheet will be at the next meeting or you can contact:
Dale or Sue Comer at 559-683-6710
or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I’M RETIRING, SO NOW I’ll
HAVE MORE TIME TO PLAY!
If you are interested in joining a ladies’ group,
let me know. The plan is to meet every Thursday to
play dominoes or go to a movie. There will e a sign-
up sheet at the general meeting.
The first meeting will be at my house on Thursday
August 8 th @ 10:00 A.M.
3654 Gaynor Street
At this first meeting we’ll get organized and discuss
how to get our fun times started. Be sure to bring
any ideas you might have for how to spend our
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
CHARLOTTE is 72 and DON is 74.
CHARLOTTE lost JOE to cancer 3 yrs & 7
DON lost ARLENE to cancer 4 yrs. ago
CHARLOTTE has one so n, two daughters, two grandchildren & two great- grandchildren.
DON has one daughter, two sons & four grand children. (JOE & CHARLOTTEI are
god- parents to DON’S daughter).
CHARLOTTE loves to read, cook & play the penny slots.
DON has four vintage race cars (two sprints & two midgets ) & is building a wood harbor
skiff as a test & will build a larger one this winter.
CHARLOTTE retired from F.U.S.D. (food service)
DON is a retired carpenter.
JOE & CHARLOTTE are charter members, involved in the start up of CVC. CHARLOTTE
Says it is one of the best things they ever did. She has been president three times, & JOE
was treasurer & her biggest supporter during her terms.
CHARLOTTE’S favorite dinner would be rib eye steak or seafood. She love Cool Hand Luke’s
in Clovis. They both enjoy McGraths in Oregon.
CHARLOTTE enjoys anywhere on any coast, and
most places in Oregon.
DON loves Oregon & Monterey, CA; also
anywhere his motor home takes him.
We would love to tour Maui in our beautiful corvettes
....remember you said fantasy.
“I thought this would be easy to do....but had some
mucho tearful moments replacing Joe with Don. It
continues to amaze me how life goes on.”
CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES
JO ANNE KREBBS JULY 4
SKIP GARRISON JULY 5
JAM DEMELLO-PFLEPSEN JULY 10
LANCE PITT JULY 24
GREG AND JO ANNE KREBBS JULY 3, 1965 48 YEARS
HERBERT AND FREIDA NULL JULY 5, 1970 43 YEARS
ANDY AND CONNIE ANDERSON JULY 14, 1962 51 YEARS
ED AND JOYCE KROEKER JULY 17, 1959 54 YEARS
FRED AND TERRI PARKS JULY 21, 2001 12 YEARS
I got this picture from Skip
Severance. I guess he’s
dreaming about his 2014
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR BADGES TO ALL
MEETINGS, CLUB EVENTS AND RUNS.
SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE
Thanks so very much to all the contributing CVC members and the information shared with me for
Sunshine and Clouds.
1. This message is from Patricia Garrahan. Patricia says she E-mailed Jim Gregerson’s brother
Rodger and received areply from his wife, Karen. Karen says Jim’s birthday was on May 1 st . He
just turned 79. Jim has calmed down quite a bit (no longer bitter about living in a convalescent
home). His mind still drifts in and out, but they think he recognized Rodger, although they had to
tell him who they were. He still talks about the Corvette Club and how he would like to drive
down for a meeting. That will never happen!
2. Latest family news from Linda Laningham: her granddaughter Amanda gratuatted from Selma
High School and will be attending Fresno State in the fall. Also, her granddaughter Janae was
here from Georgia to attend her sister Amanda’ graduation. Linda finally was able to meet her
great-granddaughter Anessa. She is two years old. Also, Janae got marriedin Georgia on
3. More Family news from Jo Anne Krebs. Greg and Jo Anne will spend a very special 4 th of July
holiday weekend. Their son Steve, daughter-in-law Melissa and grand baby Emily will be
visiting with the Krebs. They are very excited to have their children here and it is extra special
because Jo Anne will be celebrating her birthday on the 4 th of July while they are here! Please
note: no mention of age!!!
4. Gary has goodnews to share, also. His daughter Pamela announced tthat she is now engaged to
Brian Taylor. They are planning their wedding for the spring of next year and possibly will be
held in the wine country of Paso Robles. Much happiness to them!!!
5. Debbie reports that Keith’s Uncle Norman passed away at age 96.
6. Tom Piercy reports that he had sinus surgery to remove two tumors (one large) on the back side
of his left sinus that were causing servere headaches. He says his recovery has not been too bad
and that is is great to be able to breath again. He hopes to get back to the meetings in August.
Thank you all so very much for your contributions. I appreciate your news and enjoy sharing. Thank
10-inch pastry shell (optional)
1 1/12 lb zucchini
3 Medium-size ripe tomatoes
4 T butter (I use less)
1 T extra-virgin olive oil (or canola oil)
3 eggs, separated
2 cups grated Swiss cheese (I use
½ cup feta cheese
Freshly ground pepper
1 T (or more) chopped fresh basil or mint
(Use fresh basil for this recipe )
Prepare the pie shell and cook.
(Whip an egg white with a little cold water
and brush the pie shell with the mixture
before cooking. This will keep the crust
from getting mushy also a good tip to keep
crust crisp for any juicy pie filling); set aside
to cool. (I make this in a casserole without
the pastry shell and it is wonderful)
Wash the zucchini, trim, and cut into ¼inch
slices if large; cut small zucchini
lengthwise. Salt and set aside to drain for
20-30 minutes then rinse and pat dry.
Meanwhile, peel the tomatoes, halve
Heat 2 T. butter with the oil in a large sauté
pan; lightly brown the zucchini on both
sides (cook it until about half-done or it will
not cook in the allotted baking time); drain
on paper towels. Lightly brown the tomatoes
until they soften slightly but do not become
limp-not more than a minute or two. Cool.
When ready to assemble the pie (or
Beat the egg yolks and set aside. Place half
the zucchini in the shell (or casserole);
sprinkle with 1/3 of the Swiss cheese (or
mozzarella) and ½ the feta cheese, dot with
1 T. butter, and sprinkle with salt, pepper,
and ½ the basil or mint.
Beat egg whites with an eggbeater and fold
into the egg yolks. Spread ½ of this mixture
over the cheeses. Slightly flatten the
tomatoes, and arrange across the top of the
pie (or casserole). Sprinkle with 1/3 of the
Swiss cheese (mozzarella), ½ the feta
cheese, and the remaining basil.
Top with the remaining zucchini slices, and
season with salt and pepper; spread with
remaining egg mixture; top with remaining
Swiss cheese (or mozzarella), and dot with
remaining 1 T. butter.
Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for
25-30 minutes or until eggs are set.
Cover the pastry edges with aluminum foil if
they are getting too brown. (Makes a 10inchdeep-dish
I baked it in a casserole to avoid all the
calories in the pie crust and it is delish! I use
a little more zucchini then it calls for and 4
eggs instead of 3 and 4 tomatoes for a 9x13
casserole. It would probably work fine
without any alterations if you cook it in a
7x11 casserole although I haven’t tried that.
This will take a little less time to cook if you
use a casserole.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Combine 1/3 cup flour and ice water,
stirring with a whisk until well-blended; set
aside. Combine remaining 1 cup flour, 1
tablespoon sugar, and salt in a bowl; cut in
shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives
until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add
ice water mixture, and mix with a fork until
dry ingredients are moist. Roll dough into a
14-inch circle on a lightly floured surface.
Place dough on a large baking sheet coated
with cooking spray.
Combine 3 tablespoons almonds and
3 tablespoons flour in a food processor;
process 30 seconds or until almonds are
finely chopped. Sprinkle almond-flour
mixture over dough. Arrange apricot halves,
cut sides down, over dough, leaving a 2-inch
1/3 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon ice water
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon vegetable shortening
Vegetable cooking spray
1/3 cup sliced almonds, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 pounds apricots, halved and pitted ( about
¾ cups sugar
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons water
Combine ¾ cup sugar and pie spice
in a bowl; stir well. Reserve 1 tablespoon
sugar-spice mixture; set aside. Sprinkle
remaining sugar-spice mixture over apricots,
and top with remaining 2 ½ tablespoons
almonds. Fold 2-inch border of dough over
apricots, pressing gently to seal (it will only
partially cover apricots). Brush border of
dough with 2 teaspoons water, and sprinkle
with reserved sugar-spice mixture. Bake at
400 degrees for 45 minutes or until lightly
browned. Let cool on baling sheet five
minutes. Carefully slide tart onto a serving
platter using a spatula. Cut into 8 wedges;
serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.
(If substituting Splenda Sugar Blend, use 3/8
cup sugar blend to sprinkle over the filling.
I found his recipe when looking for
something to do with all of the apricots a
neighbor had given me. I thought the tart
was easy to make-I used a pre-made crust
from the store- and very tasty!)
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CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES
P. O. BOX 26591
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA 93729-6591