CVC October 2013

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Central Valley Corvettes October 2013 Newsletter

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


By the time you read this, we will have completed

the President’s Mystery Run. We are pleased that

60% of the entire club is involved in this adventure

and we will have details coming up in the

November newsletter.

With elections fast approaching this will be the final

month for the nomination process. Pam and I have

decided to seek a second term as “President” and

“Vice-President of Activities.” Fred Parks is also

committed to run for a second year as your

“Treasurer.”

However, we will have two openings as Terri Parks

will not seek a second year as “Secretary. Terri has

already served four years on the board and is

looking for a break before returning to the campaign

trail. Jeff Levine is also stepping down as our

“Vice-President of Public Relations.” Jeff also

served as Sergeant at Arms a year ago, so he is also

looking forward to some time off. That means we

will need at least two new faces or possibly more if

you choose to bounce the incumbents.

Skip Severance is expected to receive his 2014

Corvette any day and will no doubt have it by the

time you read this. Hopefully he will bring it to the

October 15 meeting for all to see. Gary Pflepsen

also has a brand new C7 on order as well.

On another front, you will be receiving your dues

renewal notice soon. It is $67 just like in previous

years and we request you please consider paying it

by the November meeting due date.

Officially we are still looking for a newsletter editor

for CVC. Patricia Garrahan is retiring after the

January edition. We have received some interest

from at least one person, but pretty soon someone is

going to have to step up and take on this important

responsibility.

Look forward to seeing everyone at our October

15 th general meeting at 6:30pm!

Craig


Central Valley Corvettes General Meeting Minutes

September 17, 2013

General meeting was called to order at 6:31 p.m. by

President Craig Hansen.

Minutes from the August General meeting were

read by Terri Parks. Motion was made by Joyce

Kroeker to accept the minutes as read and it was

seconded by Freddy Fam.

Membership Chairman Diane Hays handed out

CVC’s updated business cards. She welcomed our

guests Mary and Mike Lebda and Louise Ethington.

Treasurer Fred Parks gave the August Treasurer's

report. Due to Fred’s upcoming surgery, Craig

asked for a volunteer to read the October report.

Charlotte Renna volunteered.

In the absence of Vice President of Public Relations

Jeff Levine President Craig Hansen reported 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 Southwest Tour II potluck, Queen

Hauls for Clovis East, Laton, and Sanger schools,

Fresno Veterans’ Parade, Christmas party,

Christmas Light & Hayride, Shanghai dinner, and

Christmas at Hearst Castle/Cambria.

Sergeant of Arms Charlie Fosnaugh collected $1.00

in badge fines.

Our "In the News" reporter Jan Pflepsen reported

the news concerning our Corvette families. Jan also

had a special report from Gale Tavares on Rick’s

health. Gail thanked everyone for their cards. She

also mentioned Rick would really appreciate phone

calls as well.

Parliamentarian Linda Laningham handed out

nomination forms and asked for members to

complete and return to her.

Old Business:

Craig handed out the windshield decals.

Craig gave the time and meeting place for the

Mystery Run. He said Corvettes are not required

and that alternative transportation would be

provided.

New Business:

The club needs a new newsletter editor by January

and as yet no one has volunteered.

The next board meeting will be at the home of Craig

and Pam Hansen on September 19th at 7:00 p.m.

The next general meeting is October 15th at 6:30.

The motion to adjourn the meeting was made by

Leigh Ann Severance and seconded by Charlie

Fosnaugh.

Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Raffle: Thank you to the following members for

donating raffle prizes; Anderson, Bird, Dawson,

Fosnaugh, Garrahan, Garrison, Laningham, Olson,

Renna/Cook, Severance, and Walker/Cursi.

Respectfully submitted by,

Terri Parks, Secretary


Gotta Run?

Autumn is in the air. We have several new runs so look closely and sign up for several. Looking

forward to the President’s Mystery Run? I know I am. It is also, time to start thinking about

runs for 2014. Fun, Fun, Fun Gotta Run!?! Be blessed, Pam

October 2013

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

November 2013

Fri 11/1 QUEEN HAUL-Sanger High- Garrison

Monday 11/11 Veteran’s Day Parade - Fosnaugh

December 2013

Thursday 12/12 Christmas Party

Sunday 12/15 Christmas Lights and Hayride – Renna and Garrison

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

March 2014

3/29-4/13/14 Southwest Tour II – Hansens

????????? Laughlin, Garrisons and Laninghams

Have a fabulous fall


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.


I WANT YOUR CORVETTE

In the Veteran’s Parade

Vette’s Salute to Veterans!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Meet at: The DONUT HOLE, 3097 Tulare St Fresno, on the corner of Tulare & U Streets, downtown.

Time: Donuts & Coffee from 8:30 to 9:30 am - No later than 9:30 am, Monday, Nov. 11 th

Caravan: We leave at 9:30 am to the parade staging area (to be announced)

Waiting: We will wait until we are called on to join the lineup. Parade starts at 11:00 AM

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

Parade Prizes for: most flags, best decorated, most patriotic, largest # of entries, etc.

Rules: ABSOLUTELY NO BURNING OUT OF TIRES!

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 (to be announced) for lunch!

Contact: Charlie Fosnaugh at fosnaugh@comcast.net or 281-2876 or sign up at the meeting!


Let’s get on the Christmas wagon and tour

the lights. Yummy finger food dinner and

drinks. Enjoy the hay ride! Good food!

Good friends! Fire pit and holiday cheer!


Names / Nicknames: Jan and Gary

Pflepsen

Corvette(S): 2002 Yellow Coupe

Ages: Both are 70

History and / or Marital Status: Married

Children: 4- Gary: 2 girls/ Jan: 2 boys

Hobbies: Golf and Corvette Runs!

Pets: 2 Bishon dogs: Freckles and Francis

Occupations: Gary-Retired Air Force

Jan – Retired Nurse

How did you discover C.V.C ?: Jan’s sister

was a member and encouraged us to join

Favorite Food: Gary-Rib eye steak

Jan – Anything Italian

Favorite Restaurants: Gary – Flemings Steak House

Jan – Pismo’s

Favorite Places to Visit: Central coast

Fantasy C.V.C Run:????: Drive

Highway 1 up the coast to

Oregon; Hawaii


CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

BULLETIN-OCTOBER 2013

SKIP AND LEIGH ANN SEVERANCE OCTOBER 3, 1970 43 YEARS

PATRICK AND PATRICIA GARRAHAN OCTOBER 8 1967 46 YEARS

FREDDY AND PAULA FAM OCTOBER 18, 196944 YEARS

LINDA BIRD OCTOBER 5

PEGGY COOK OCTOBER 8

JOHN BIRD OCTOBER 16

KIM FOSNAUGH OCTOBER 16

SHARON HALL OCTOBER 18

ROY WHITSON OCTOBER 25

EMILIO GARCIA OCTOBER 30

FREDDY FAM OCTOBER 31

Halloween party

A married couple was invited to a Halloween party. That night, as they were getting ready to go out, the wife

said she had developed a migraine headache and had to stay home. She told her husband to go to the party

without her. "Don't let me spoil a good time for you," she said. After further discussion, the husband put his

costume on and went to the party. The wife took some aspirin and went to bed.

After sleeping for a while, she woke feeling much better and decided to go to the party and surprise her

husband. As she was getting ready, she thought to herself, "I wonder what my husband really does when I'm not

around." She then got into a different costume, so her husband wouldn't recognize her, and went to the party.

Getting there, she stood off to the side and watched.

There was her husband dancing with one girl after another and getting very physical with them. She decided to

see just how far he would go. She went up to him and started dancing with him, got very close and whispered

that they should go outside. Going to one of the cars, they made love. Prior to the midnight unmasking, she left

and went home to wait for her husband to return so she could confront him.

He arrived home about 1:00 a.m. and climbed into bed. She sat up and asked "Well, how was the party?" He

replied, "It was no fun without you honey." She said, "I don't believe you. I bet you had lots of fun!" He replied,

"Really, Honey. When I got to the party, some of the guys and I got bored and we went downstairs and played

poker all night. But you know that guy I loaned my costume to had one hell of a great time."

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR BADGES TO ALL

MEETINGS, CLUB EVENTS AND RUNS.

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A

RAFFLE PRIZE


Again, thank you all for your contributions to

Sunshine and Clouds. It is always fun to learn

what is going on with CVC members!!!!!

1. Here is the latest from our would traveler –

Charlotte Renna: She says she has returned from

a two month trip to OR. She and Don took a

one-month motor home trip to WY, MT, SD, ID

and the ORn coastline. They attended Don and

her late husband Joe’s 55 year class reunion.

They visited with her brother-in-law, Nick

DeLiddo and celebrated Nick’s 80 th birthday.

They also saw Jim and Lynn Agar; it seems

their 2014 Stingray is in route to them.

2. The Laninghams sent some interesting news:

They recently took a trip to Pismo and brought

along their new puppy, Oskie. Oskie did very

well and should be a good travel companion for

future trips. It is always amazing to me that we

all reach a very tender age that it is important

that our pets be able to travel with us!!

3. And from Debbie Garrison – She too shared

some interesting news regarding her family: The

very good news is that Keith had his heart

ablation on 09/04; it was successful and Keith’s

heart is in normal sinus rhythm which means he

can now go off some of his meds. His knee is

doing much better and he is now walking with a

cane. Vickie Garrison broke her wrist in July,

but it has healed well and she was able to

remove the cast the Friday before the Alaska

trip. The Garrison’s are all on the mend……

4. Our dear members, Peggy and Bob Cook are

also big travelers! It seems they have had the

best summer ever. They travelled in their hot

rod to OR, Canada, WA and ID. They spent

more days at their cabin that they have in the 23

years they have had it!Their kids manned the

business while Peggy and Bob were away and

did a frantastic job. No calls from the kids with

any problems…..They will be back in time for

the President’s Mystery Run.

5. Charlie and Kim Fosnaugh are very happy ,

beaming CVC members. They have recently

learned that after 3 years of marriage, their

daughter and son-in-law are going to have a

baby. It will be the first grand child for Kim and

Charlie. Kim says, “Let the shopping begin!!”

6. Patrick and Patricia Garrahan have also made

it home from Alaska safe and sound. The

Curtises’ say hello to all their old friends. While

on board, they visited their old CVC friends,

Bob and Louise Ethington. Luckily, they had

very little rain on the trip although high winds

did keep them from docking in Skagway which

was very disappointing.

7. Jan and Gary took a golf trip with Sasan

Cursi and Del Walker. Lots of fun, food, land

laughs, but the golf courses (2) were very

difficult and left us all exhausted and reminded

us that we really are just average golfers

8. There have been 28 units of blood donated in

Rick Tavares’ name. His red blood platlets are

still low and he has had no chemo since

February. He and Gail are mostly at the coast.

They have signed up for the Cambria run and

are hoping to make the next club meeting.

Thank-you all so much for your information

submitted. We really do enjoy hearing about

what is going on with all.


CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

NEW ________ RENEWAL ________ (Check one)

NO CHANGE __________(Check if all Information is the same since your last renewal, sign and return along with dues and a

copy of current insurance information)

MEMBER 1 __________________________________________________________DATE OF BIRTH _____________

LAST FIRST BADGE NAME (If different)

MEMBER 2 __________________________________________________________DATE OF BIRTH _____________

LAST FIRST BADGE NAME (If different)

ADDRESS _________________________________ CITY ___________________ STATE ________ ZIP __________

DATE OF WEDDING ANNIVERSARY _______________

MM/DD/YY

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HOME WORK CELL FAX E-MAIL

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MEMBER 1 _______________________________ _____________________________ ______________________

EMPLOYER OCCUPATION DRIVERS LICENSE NUMBER

MEMBER 2 _______________________________ _____________________________ ______________________

EMPLOYER OCCUPATION DRIVERS LICENSE NUMBER

CORVETTES

YEAR _________ MODEL __________________ COLOR ________________ LICENSE _____________

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THE UNDERSIGNED DESIRES TO ENTER AND PARTICIPATE IN CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES. IN CONSIDERATION OF THE

ACCEPTANCE OF THIS MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION THE UNDERSIGNED DOES HEREBY RELEASE CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES, IT'S

DIRECTORS AND ALL OTHER PERSONS AND ENTITIES INVOLVED WITH THE ORGANIZATION FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR

INJURIES OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER TO PERSON OR PROPERTY THAT MIGHT OCCUR WHILE PARTICIPATION IN THIS

ORGANIZATION. THE UNDERSIGNED AGREES TO ABIDE BY THE CURRENT BY-LAWS OF CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES.

MEMBER 1 ______________________________ ________ MEMBER 2 _______________________________ ________

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Remember to turn in the following:

1. Membership Form

2. Dues - (Check made to “CVC”)

3. Copy of Current Insurance Information

The above is required for membership and membership renewal and must be received by the Dec. meeting but no later than Dec.

31. Please give to membership person or mail to:

CVC

P.O. Box 26591

Fresno, CA. 93729-6591

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COPIES TO: MEMBERSHIP, SECRETARY


October 1, 2013

C.V.C. Member:

Attention C.V.C. Members

Our 2014 membership dues of $67.00 are due by the November General meeting

on November 19, 2013. If dues aren’t paid by this time, it will be considered

delinquent. Membership will be terminated for those members whose dues have

not been received by the General meeting on December 17, 2013.

Enclosed is a C.V.C. membership renewal form to complete and return with your

dues payment. Also, please include a copy of your current automobile insurance

verification.

Please make your check payable to Central Valley Corvettes (C.V.C.) The dues can

be paid at the General meeting or can be mailed to:

Central Valley Corvettes

P.O. Box 26591

Fresno, Ca. 93729-6591

Thank you for paying your dues in a timely manner.

Remember the annual meeting will be held at the General meeting on November

19, 2013. At this time, membership will be voting on a new Board for 2014.

Please try to attend this important meeting.

Sincerely,

C.V.C. Board


Kitchen Cupboard Crockpot Chili

1 pound ground beef (can still be frozen)

1 – 15 ounce can of refried beans

1 – 15 ounce can of chili with beans

1 – 15 ounce can of pinto beans

1 – 15 ounce can of petite cut tomatoes

1/3 cup dried onions

½ packet of taco seasoning

1 tablespoon garlic powder

Secret Ingredient Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (this comes in a 7.5 ounce can)

Place ground beef in bottom of crock pot; add all 3 cans of beans and tomatoes,

along with the dried onions, taco seasoning and garlic powder.

(Now be careful with the peppers. I used one pepper and all of the sauce in the

can, and it was spicy but not too hot. )

Cook on high for 1 hour,

and then stir everything

together making sure the

beef is broken into small

pieces.

Cook on low for at least a

couple of hours, or until

you are ready to serve it.

(I cooked for 4 hours on

the low setting).

I put the remainder of the

peppers in a bowl beside

the serving dish for others

to add if they like it really

hot.

(If you don’t have the correct beans, use whatever beans you have in the kitchen

cupboard – black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, etc. You can also put a small can

of corn in if you wish.)


It was a great show at Skypark this year on Saturday 9-7-2013. More planes and more cars!

Four from CVC showed up and also met two more corvettes there... Invited them to the next

meeting… Even saw a 288 MPH Rocket car…! Charlie


We had 16 members and 4 guests join us for dinner at the “King’s Diner” – an Elvis

themed diner in Sanger – on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

The restaurant is a tribute to the owner Vance’s favorite singer, Elvis. It’s

decorated in all things Elvis: from the mural of Graceland to a full-size Elvis in his

white jumpsuit-there’s Elvis memorabilia everywhere you look.

A jukebox, a karaoke machine and posters of 50’s singers and celebrities adorn the

walls to add to the flavor of the diner. The owner Vance even serenaded us with

50’s songs.

After the diner, some members took in the local farmers ’market while some

others found the yogurt shop where we all seemed to end up.

My thanks to the Severances, Fosnaughs, Garrahans, Nulls, Olsons, Danielsens,

Laninghams, my sis Marie and friends Janet, Debbie and Ray Moles for joining us

for a nice evening of good food and great fellowship.


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General

Meeting

6 :30

P.M.

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Board

Meeting

7:00

P.M.

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Annual

Meeting

6:30

P.M.

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Board

Meeting

7:00

P.M.

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