CVC July 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 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


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

policy.

Craig


General meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by

Jeff Levin in the absence of President Craig

Hansen.

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

club members.

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

Castle.

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

report.

Old Business: Skip gave an update on the new

Stingray.

New Business: The next Board meeting will be at

the home of Fred and Terri Parks on July 2nd at

7:00 p.m.

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

Severance.

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,

and Sons.

Respectfully submitted by,

Terri Parks, Secretary


Gotta Run?

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

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

Saturday 7/6 Phoenician Garden’s, Fams

Fri-Sun 7/12-14 Solvang, Capurros and Laninghams

Sat 7/27 Potluck, Capurro and Laninghams

August 2013

Sat 8/3 El Cids, Oakhurst, Comers

Sat 8/10 Chowchilla Steak House, Capurros

8/18-28 Alaska Cruise – Goodalls and Garrahans

September 2013

Saturday 9/14 King’s Diner, Garrisons

Saturday 9/21 Chowchilla Car Show (?)

October 2013

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

Sun 10/20 Mystery Dinner, Capurros

December 2014

Thursday 12/12 Christmas Party

Sun 12/15 Christmas Hay Ride, Renna

12/27 – 29 Cambria Christmas, Comers – Hansen - Hayes

March 2014

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:

fma103136@aol.com


SNELLING HOMECOMING

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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

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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

www.YosemiteCorvetteClub.net


SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013

Join us for a Potluck at Judy and Gordon’s house!

3022 Hornet Ave.

Clovis, CA

Come early for appetizers and a little socializing at

2:00 P.M.

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 jgcapurro@comcast.net


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 dscomer@sti.net


HEY, LADIES…………….

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

Selma CA

559-896-6221

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

Thursdays.


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.


CHARLOTTE is 72 and DON is 74.

CHARLOTTE lost JOE to cancer 3 yrs & 7

months ago....

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

BULLETIN-JULY 2013

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

Corvette!

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

Saturday night.

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

you, again.

Jan


INGREDIENTS:

10-inch pastry shell (optional)

1 1/12 lb zucchini

Salt

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

mozzarella)

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

horizontally.

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

casserole):

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

pie)

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

border.

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

12 large)

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

(www.centralvalleycorvettes.com)

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