CVC December 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


With Kim and Skip joining incumbents Fred Parks,

Pam Hansen and me, I see another great year ahead.

However, one of our most pressing challenges is

A

s most of you know, we had our annual

election at the November meeting to fill

two positions vacated by outgoing

Secretary Terri Parks and Vice-President of Public

Relations Jeff Levine. Congratulations go out to

Kim Fosnaugh who will be taking the reins from

Terri and to Skip Severance who will be assuming

Jeff’s role.

On behalf of Central Valley Corvettes, I’d like to

thank Terri Parks for her strong commitment and

dedication to the club. She has served four years on

the board, something only a handful of people have

accomplished in the 23-year history of the club.

Not only has Terri served as Treasurer in 2006 and

2007, she has also spent the better part of the past

two years as Secretary. Despite this extensive

service, Terri has indicated she would entertain

being President of CVC down the road.

Jeff Levine has also been invaluable in his first year

on the board keeping track of birthdays,

anniversaries and making sure we have treats at all

the meetings. I’d also like to thank him again for

taking on the role as President last June when Pam

and I were out of town. Hopefully after a break, Jeff

might consider another term on the board.

to have a volunteer step forward and do the

newsletter. Patricia Garrahan plans to step

down after next month’s issue and if no one

raises their hand we will either have to

discontinue the newsletter or pay someone to do

it. We are not asking for a lifetime commitment.

A year would be nice, but at this point we will

take anything we can get.

As to our membership, as of this writing only one

member has decided not to renew. Mike Carli said

his work schedule and his music are occupying

much of his time. However with new members

Susan and Del Walker and Mike and Mary Lebda

returning after a hiatus, plus a few other folks on the

verge of becoming eligible, CVC is likely to

experience a net gain in membership this year

reversing a steady diet of declining enrollment.

December is pretty busy with the club hosting its

annual Christmas Party on Thursday December 12,

the hay ride on Sunday December 15, the monthly

meeting on Tuesday December 17 and the

Christmas Cambria run from Friday December 27

thru Sunday December 29. However, please be

thinking about next year as the run cupboard is all

but bare.

In closing, don’t forget your annual dues. We are at

about 90% paid at this point. Enjoy the holidays!

Craig


Our "In the News" reporter Jan Pflepsen reported on

the news concerning our Corvette families.

Frieda Null thanked all who came to her Thursday

Ladies' Day. She will be suspending the ladies' day

until after the holidays.

Old Business:

Central Valley Corvettes General Meeting Minutes

November 19, 2013

General meeting was called to order at 6:33 p.m. by

President Craig Hansen.

Minutes from the October general meeting were

read by Terri Parks. A motion to accept the minutes

as read was made by Scott Parkin and seconded by

Jo Anne Krebs.

Craig had Linda pass out the ballots for the board

election.

Membership Chairman Diane Hays said we will be

voting on admitting the Lebda's into the club.

Treasurer Fred Parks gave the Treasurer's report.

He thanked Charlotte for giving last month's report

in his absence.

Vice President of Public Relations Jeff Levine

reported on the birthdays and anniversaries of the

club members. He thanked Jo Anne for bringing

homemade goodie in celebration of Greg's birthday.

Vice President of Activities Pam Hansen asked

members to think about hosting a run next year.

She had members report on their past runs. She

reported the future runs as the Poker and Pizza,

Christmas party, Christmas Lights & Hayride, and

Christmas at Hearst Castle/Cambria.

Diane announced that the Lebda's were voted into

the club unanimously. This brings the membership

total to 79.

In the absence of Sergeant at Arms Charlie

Fosnaugh, Lupe Dawson collected $3.25 in badge

fines.

More details were given on the Cambria/Hearst

Castle run.

New Business:

The club needs a new newsletter editor by January

and a Membership chair.

Parliamentarian Linda Laningham reported the

election results:

President - Craig Hansen

Vice-President of Activities - Pam Hansen

Treasurer - Fred Parks

Vice-President of Public Relations - Skip

Severance

Secretary - Kim Fosnaugh

The next Board meeting will be November 21st at

the Laningham's.

The next General meeting is December 17th at 6:30.

Ruthie thanked Linda for doing the raffle during her

absence.

The motion to adjourn the meeting was made by

John Bird and seconded by Greg Krebs.

Meeting adjourned at 7:23 p.m.

Raffle: Thank you to the following members for

donating raffle prizes; Bird, Campos, Capurro,

Comer, Condley, Cook, Danielsen, Dawson,

Fosnaugh, Garrahan, Garrison, Hays, Krebs,

Laningham, Null, Olson, Parks, Renna, Severance,

and Whitson.

Respectfully submitted by,

Terri Parks, Secretary


Gotta Run?

Time to start thinking about runs for 2014. Gotta run for President’s Day

weekend, Valentine’s Day, or Spring in the valley. We need you to make

our club successful.

Plan a run and be blessed, Pam

November 2013

Thursday 11/21 CVC Board Meeting

Friday 11/22 Poker & Pizza Party – Gary and Jan

December 2013

Thursday 12/12 CVC Christmas Party – Hosted by Andy and

Connie

Saturday 12/15 Christmas Lights and Hayride – Renna and

Garrison

Tuesday 12/17 CVC General Meeting

Thursday 12/19 CVC Board Meeting

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

March 2014

Sat-Sun 3/29-4/13/14 Southwest Tour II - Hansens

April 2014 Laughlin, Garrisons and Laninghams

Merry Christmas


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!


RUN RECOGNITION

FOR THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR TIME AND ENERGY TO

MAKE OUR ACTIVITIES A SUCCESS

the lion king – whitsons

afternoon at the movies-fosnaugh

valentines run-alejandra’s-parks

mystery dinner run to andiamo ristorantecapurro

Chukchansi dinner run – Laningham and

Danielsen

corvettin’ in the foothills-Garrahans

pub and smokehouse, kingsburg – nulls

the fresno zoo – Condleys

ed dena car show-hays

gambler’s classic cob-k. garrisons

clovis rodeo parade-Fosnaughs

Schoolhouse lunch run-halls and birds

cam twisters car show- cooks

“paint your wagon”-capurros

auburn-nevada city– Garrahans and S.

garrisons

word from home car show-Hansens

Phoenician gardens-fams


Solvang- Capurros and Laninghams

pot luck – Capurros and Laninghams

el cid, Oakhurst- comers

Alaska- Goodalls and garrahans

end of summer fly-in-halls

king’s diner – k. garrisons

southwest potluck-hansens

Laton queen haul – pflepsens

shanghai- nulls

president’s mystery run-hansens

charlie’s movie date- fosnaugh

sandals on the beach dinner runseverances

Sanger queen haul-k. garrisons

veterans’ day parade-fosnaugh

Poker and Pizza Pot luck - Pflepsen

Christmas party-fosnaughs

Christmas hayride-renna

cambria Christmas- comers and hansens


CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

BULLETIN-DECEMBER 2013

DON AND SHARON CONDLEY

DON AND CONNIE OLSON

RENNIE AND JOYCE CAMPOS

DECEMBER 12, 1981 32 YEARS

DECEMBER 18, 1966 47 YEARS

DECEMBER 23, 1974 39 YEARS

DON CONDLEY DECEMBER 3

CHARLOTTE RENNA DECEMBER 6

LINDA LIBERTA DECEMBER 7

GARY PFLEPSEN DECEMBER 7

CHARLIE FOSNAUGH DECEMBER 12

HERMIE HERNANDEZ DECEMBER 16

CHUCK LANINGHAM DECEMBER 22

LUPE DAWSON DECEMBER 28

JUDY CAPURRO DECEMBER 29

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE


Thank you to all for your contributions to

Sunshine and Clouds. We all enjoy news

relating to our friends and CVC!!!!!!

1. From Debbie Garrison we learn that

Debbie had hernia surgery on

November 04. All went well and she is

back to work. Debbie says she had a

great doctor.

2. Charlotte Renna says she left town

with her daughter and son and family

in the motor home headed for Las

Vegas to celebrate the son-in-law’s

birthday. What a wonderful time we

had. Charlotte also says she paid her

dues at the beautiful casinos. The

group all went to see a fabulous show

which was La Reve at the Wynn. More

good news: Don is moving back to

California in the near future. He has

purchased property in Auberry.

3. It has been a very busy month for

Craig and Pam Hansen. Pam went to a

Christian Women’s Retreat in Boulder

Creek. She returned home to pack and

go to Cambria and then on to Vegas

for four days. When returning home

Pam was called away to Reno where

her sister Margene underwent

emergency surgery. Pam returned

home following the surgery and later

received a phone call that her sister’s

condition had worsened and she was

critical. Pam spent a week in ICU with

her sister and she has had a

miraculous recovery. All the physicians

and nurses could not believe that she

made it through an invasive septic

infection. Sister is now out of ICU and

may be going home before

Thanksgiving. Per Pam: We have so

very much to be grateful for.

4. And now for the Jan and Gary

Pflepsen news. We made a trip to

Washington D.C. for 10 days. What a

wonderful adventure. We toured all

political and historical buildings and

managed to drive for miles to see the

fall colors. Most memorable was the

Flight 93 monument dedicated to

September 2011. Upon returning to

Fresno, we learned that Jan’s

granddaughter was given a scholarship

to U. C. Davis – she will be playing

softball. Sadly to say our grandson,

age 5, fell off a golf card while at

school and broke the femur in 3 places

in his left leg. One was actually

shattered. He was taken to surgery

and the bones were pinned; then a

titanium rod was placed adjacent to his

leg and attached externally to the

bones in the femur. Surgery went well;

though he will not be able to attend

school for approximately 2 months. He

has been in lots of pain. But he will one

day look back on all this and realize it

was just another adventure in growing

up.

Thank you again everyone for sharing

all your CVC news…..

Jan Pflepsen


Our returning President, Craig Hansen!

Our returning Vice President, Activities, Pam Hansen!

Our new Vice President of Public Relations, Skip Severance and

wife Leigh Ann have been members of CVC since July 1997. He

served two terms as Vice President of Activies and has led several

runs in the past. He is also a member of the Miata club and the

Harley club.

Our new Secretary, Kim Fosnaugh, has been a member since

September, 2011. She and husband Charlie have been very active

in the club. They have chaired several runs and put together

our Christmas party for 2012 and this year. This is Kim’s first

time term on the board.

Our returning Treasurer, Fred Parks.`


President Craig Hansen and wife Pam joined the club in February

of 1997. He Served as Vice President of Activities in 2002 and 2003.

He planned and led our awesome Southwest Tour in 2011 and is

planning another Southwest Tour in 2014.

Vice President Activities Pam Hansen has been a member of C.V.C.

since February 1997. In the past she has been our sunshine lady

and previously served 2 terms as our Secretary. She also is involved

with “Word From Home” and does a yearly car show to raise funds

and gather donations to send to our military personnel overseas.

Jeff is a long time member of C.V.C. He has participated in may

runs and has helped out on runs in the past. In the past he served as

our Sergeant at Arms before serving as Vice President, Public

Relations.

Outgoing secretary, Terri Parks became a member of C.V.V. when

she married her husband, Fred. She served as Treasurer in the past

and has led a number of runs.

Long time member, Fred Parks had participated in many runs in the

Past and has led a number of runs. He originally joined the club

with his sister, Carrie, before marrying wife Terri. He has

volunteered to help in various capacities in the past before joining the

board last year as our Treasurer.


the window Saint Nicholas saw

that the family had gone to bed.

He also noticed the daughters

stockings. Inspiration struck

Saint Nicholas and he took three

small bags of gold from his pouch

and threw them one by one down

the chimney and they landed in

the stockings.

The stockings were hung by the

chimney with care

In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon

would be there"

There was a kindly nobleman

whose wife had died of an illness

leaving the nobleman and his

three daughters in despair. After

losing all his money in useless

and bad inventions the family

had to move into a peasant's

cottage, where the daughters did

their own cooking, sewing and

cleaning.

When it came time for the

daughters to marry, the father

became even more depressed as

his daughters could not marry

without dowries, money and

property given to the new

husband's family.

One night after the daughters

had washed out their clothing

they hung their stockings over

the fireplace to dry. That night

Saint Nicholas, knowing the

despair of the father, stopped by

the nobleman's house. Looking in

The next morning when the

daughters awoke they found their

stockings contained enough gold

for them to get married. The

nobleman was able to see his

three daughters marry and he

lived a long and happy life.

Children all over the world

continue the tradition of hanging

Christmas stockings. In some

countries children have similar

customs, in France the children

place their shoes by the fireplace,

a tradition dating back to when

children wore wooden peasant

shoes.

In Holland the children fill their

shoes with hay and a carrot for

the horse of Sintirklass. In

Hungary children shine their

shoes before putting them near

the door or a window sill.

Italian children leave their shoes

out the night before Epiphany,

January 5, for La Befana the

good witch. And in Puerto Rico

children put greens and flowers

in small boxes and place them

under their beds for the camels

of the Three Kings.


If I were Santa, you know what I

’d do;

I’d dump silly gifts that are given

to you,

And deliver some things just

inside your front door.

Things you have lost but

treasured before.

I’d give you back all your

maidenly vigor,

And, to go with it, a neat tiny

figure;

Then restore the old color that

once graced your hair,

Before rinses and bleaches took

residence there.

I’d bring back the shape with

which you were gifted

So things now suspended need not

be uplifted.

I’d draw in your tummy and

smooth down your back

Till you’d be a dream in those

tight fitting slacks.

I’d remove all your wrinkles and

leave only one chin

So you wouldn’t spend hours

rubbing grease on your

skin.

You’d never have flashes or queer

dizzy spells

And you wouldn’t hear noises

like ringing of bells.

No sore aching feet and no corns

on your toes;

No searching for spectacles when

they’re right on your nose.

Not a shot would you take in

your arm, hip or fanny,

From a doctor who thinks you’re

a nervous old granny.

You’d never have a headache, so

no pills would you take.

And no heating pads needed

since your muscles won’t

ache.

Yes, if I were Santa, you’d never

look stupid.

You’d be a cute little chick with

the romance of a cupid.

I’d give a lift to your heart when

those wolves start to

whistle,

And the joy of your heart would

be light as a thistle.

But, alas! I’m not Santa. I’m

simply just me,

The matronist of matrons you

ever did see.

I wish I could tell you all the

symptoms I’ve got,

But I’m due at the doctor’s for a

bone building shot.

Even though we’ve grown older,

this wish is sincere,

Merry Christmas to you and a

Happy New Year!


Names/Nicknames: Mike and Mary Lebda

Corvette: Red 65 roadster

Ages: 69, 67 (Mike is the oldest)

Marital Status: married 47 years as of

June 18

Children: 3 all married, 7 grandchildren

Hobbies: Travel

Pets: not any more since we are gone

lot on trips

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Occupations: Retired educators

How did you discover CVC: We were

members from 1994 to 1996 and enjoyed it some much that we said that if our life settled down a

little and we got another corvette we would like to return.

Favorite Food: Steak dinners

Favorite Restaurant: Tahoe Joe's

Favorite Place to Visit: Lake Tahoe

Fantasy Run: A run to an auto race such as Nascar, Indy car or a Road race of some kind.


Sticky Toffee Brownies

Preparation Directions


BROWNIES

HEAT oven to 350°F. Position a rack in the

lower third of the oven. Spray the bottom

only of an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with nostick

cooking spray.


MIX brownie mix, eggs, melted butter and

water in a medium mixing bowl until well

blended. Spread half of batter into prepared

pan. Sprinkle with 1 cup toffee bits. Spoon

remaining batter to cover toffee layer.



















Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 40 min

Ready Time: 180 min

Yield: 16 brownies

Ingredients

Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

BROWNIES

1 (19.5 oz) package Pillsbury® Family Size

Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix

2 large eggs

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and

cooled slightly

1/4 cup water

1 cup milk chocolate toffee bits

TOPPING

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted*

1/4 cup milk chocolate toffee bits





BAKE 40 to 44 minutes or until toothpick

inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out

clean or almost clean (do not overbake).

Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.

Using a toothpick, poke holes over top of

brownies.

TOPPING

WHISK brown sugar, cream and butter in

heavy small saucepan over low heat until

mixture is smooth and comes to a boil.

Remove from heat. Mix in vanilla. Cool 10

minutes. Whisk until thick enough to spread.

Spread over brownies. Sprinkle with

almonds and toffee bits. Let stand about 1

hour, or until topping sets.

CUT brownies into squares. Store in

refrigerator. Serve cold or at room

temperature.

TIP *To toast almonds: Place almonds in

dry nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat,

shaking pan until nuts are lightly browned.

Recipe Courtesy pillsburybaking.com


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