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.
entertainment venue will continue.
fortunate we got there when we did.
So we were
ere it is, the first official “President’s
Message” in electronic format. No more
paper deliveries. I know what you are
thinking. If we are saving on the postage,
can we reduce the annual $67 dues?
Your board has decided that is a topic for another
While our coffers may increase, you never know if
we may have to relocate or start paying for our
room. Further, there is a possibility we may adopt
a summer picnic as an annual paid for club event.
It’s also possible the club can fully subsidize the
annual Christmas party. So in the meantime it is
better to leave things the way they are.
More on this later, but please try and attend our
March 18 general meeting. We are labeling it a
“special meeting” because we have a couple of
proposed amendments to the bylaws. One vote
deals with the prerequisites of running for
President and the second vote is a clarification of
what constitutes a quorum. A two-thirds vote by
attending members is required for passage.
We had a great turnout for the Cambria run just
after Christmas. Forty-two people enjoyed the
coast along with a great evening Christmas tour of
Hearst Castle, a private tour of the Piedras Blancas
Lighthouse, a fantastic road trip up Highway 1 to
Ragged Point Inn and finally a very funny play at
the Pewter Plough Playhouse. I was informed that
the founder of the playhouse had passed away the
day before our visit and it is uncertain if the
On another front, have you noticed when you are
in your Corvette and making a sharp low-speed
turn in a parking lot or parking garage and as you
turn the steering wheel you feel a bumping-
jumping rubbing noise? Almost like the tire is
skipping over pavement or something is wrong in
the rear end? I thought our car had a defect until I
read where engineers said this event is normal and
inherent to the car. Even in the new 2014’s.
When you crank the steering wheel, say to the
right, the outer wheel has to travel in a larger circle
than the inner wheel. When you do that,
engineers designed the inner wheel to turn at a
greater angle than the outside wheel and hence, all
that grinding noise. The designers decided the
Corvette’s tight turning radius, which also aids in
the handling of the car, is more important than
limiting the turning radius which might not sit well
with drivers who prefer agile, sharp turns.
Finally, Pam and I are putting together our
President’s Mystery Run for late September to
early October. What I can tell you is we are looking
at four nights and we would go during the week to
save on lodging costs. In other words, maybe leave
on a Monday and return on a Friday. For the
retiree’s this might not be a problem, but I wanted
to give an advance notice for those who are still
working. Right now we are looking at September
29th through October 3rd.
Central Valley Corvettes
General Meeting Minutes
January 21, 2014
President Craig Hansen called the General
Meeting to order at 6:32pm.
The minutes from the December general meeting
were read by Kim Fosnaugh. Joyce Kroeker made
a motion to accept the minutes as read and was
seconded by Terri Parks.
Membership Chairman, Charlie Fosnaugh
announced we now have 81 members and would
be voting on 2 prospective new members tonight.
Treasurer Fred Parks gave the Treasurer’s report.
Skip Severance, Vice President of Public Relations
reported that previous member, Jim Gregorson is
not doing well. Jim and Dorothy Gregorson had
sent shirts and jackets for our club members if
anyone wanted one. Skip also mentioned he
brought a DVD of the movie Finish Line to loan.
The movie was made in Clovis and actually had
clips of some of our members in their cars.
Vice President of Activities, Pam Hansen invited
members to report on their past runs. Pam
mentioned the planned future runs of; Southwest
Tour, Blossom Trail Run, Laughlin Run, Quilt
Show, Zoo Trip and Presidents Run.
Lupe Dawson, Sergeant at Arms collected $1.75
and we were reminded that Lupe does not give
change. Jan Pflepsen, our In the News reporter
shared all of the current news from our Corvette
Parliamentarian Linda Laningham reported that the
By-Laws Committee had been working on proposed
changes to present to the membership. Linda will
be mailing all members information to be discussed
and voted on at a special meeting held during our
March general meeting.
Skip Severance reminded everyone that the
Newsletter will be on-line only going forward.
Deadline for information to be posted this month is
January 30 th and will be the last day of the month
thereafter. Charlie Fosnaugh demonstrated how to
navigate the website and see everything that
would have been in the printed newsletter and
more. Members are welcome to submit
information to Charlie for posting on the website. It
was also noted that Pam Hansen will have hard
copies of future run information available at the
meetings and will help run leaders create flyers if
Charlie Fosnaugh, Membership Chairman
announced the results of the vote were unanimous
for membership of Terry and Debby Anderson, and
they will be receiving their membership bag and
badges at the February meeting.
Bob Marine suggested that members thinking of
leading a run consider scheduling Sunday thru
Monday, as location could be cheaper and less
crowded. The next Board meeting will be held the
4 th Tuesday of the month, January 28 th at the Park’s
residence. The next General meeting will be
February 18 th .
Scott Parkin motioned to adjourn the meeting and
was seconded by John Bird.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:17pm
Respectfully submitted by,
Kim Fosnaugh, Secretary
Raffle: Thank you to the following members for
donating raffle prizes; Andy & Connie Anderson,
Birds, Campos, Danielsen, Dawson, Fosnaugh,
Garrahan, Garrison, Hall, Hansen, Kroeker,
Laningham, Null, Olson, Parkin, Pflepsen, Piercy,
ATTENTION CVC MEMBERS
A Special Meeting will be held on March 18, 2014 at the regular CVC General Meeting at 6:30
p.m. to discuss and to vote on proposed By-Law Amendments. All members are eligible to
vote, so please try to attend.
These are the proposed changes:
Page 2 Article IV. Officers and their election Section 1
Officers: The Officers of this organization shall be a president, a vice-president/ activities
coordinator, a vice-president/public relations, a secretary, and a treasurer. All shall be valid
regular members of Central Valley Corvettes. The president must have at least one-year prior
service as an officer of Central Valley Corvettes.
Proposed By-Law Amendment:
Officers: The officers of this organization shall be a president, a vice-president/activities
coordinator, a vice – president/public relations, a secretary, and a treasurer. All shall be valid
regular members of Central Valley Corvettes.
The president must have at least one year prior service as an officer of Central Valley Corvettes
or at least one year prior service on a qualifying non-profit board, corporate board, or a
member of Central Valley Corvettes for two years in good standing as determined by Central
The reason for proposed By-Law change: It is difficult to get members to run for the board
and especially for President.
Membership will vote for present By-Law or proposed By- Law amendment.
Page 3 Article V. Board of Directors Section 5
Quorum: Two-thirds of the members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction for business at any meeting of the Board.
Proposed By-Law Amendment:
Quorum: Three members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transition
of business at any meeting of the board.
The reason for proposed By-Law change: Since we have 5 members of the board, two-thirds
would 3.35 members.
Also, sometimes only 3 board members are able to attend meetings.
Membership will vote for present By-Law or proposed By-Law amendment.
Amendments to By-Laws require a vote of two-thirds of the regular members present at the
Annual and/or a Special Meeting.
The By-Laws Committee
Folks, gotta run for President’s Day weekend, Valentine’s Day, or Spring Break?
We need you to make our club successful.
Thurs - Sun 4/10-13
Saturday June 14
Sunday June 29
Monday Sep 29-10/3
Blossom Train - Severances
Southwest Tour II - Hansens
Lunch and Quilt Show – Garrisons
Laughlin Run – Garrisons, Lanninghams
100 th Annual Clovis Rodeo Parade – Fosnaughs?
Great Central Valley Chili Cook Off – Halls
Word From Home Car Show – Hansens
President’s Mystery Run to Huron
Christmas Party at Piccadilly Inn – Halls
Christmas Hay Ride – Renna, Garrisons
Soon to be scheduled – Zoo Run - Walkers
Club meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30, and the Board meets on the fourth
Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Plan a run and be blessed, Pam
February Birthdays: 1st Skip Severance
2 nd Sue Comer
5 th Steve Rosen
13 th Ruth E Danielsen
22 nd Rennie Campos
25 th Lori Cameron
25 th Rudy Hernandez
25 th Linda Laningham
February Anniversaries: 4 th Chuck & Linda Laningham 47 years
9 th Bob & Kathy Marine 40 years
16 th Allyn & Marilyn Goodall 23 years
Be sure and visit our web site at www.centralvalleycorvettes.com
Wear your badges to all events
MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO
CONTRIBUTED TO SUNSHINE AND CLOUDS. WE
REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR SHAREING OF
1. THIS IS FUN NEWS FROM SUE AND
DALE COMER. IT SEEMS THE ARE
GOING TO HAWAII TO CELEBRATE
THEIR ANNIVERSAY AND SUE’S
BIRTHDAY. CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR ALL
ABOUT THAT TRIP.
2. FROM CHARLOTTE RENNA, ONCE
AGAIN SHE IS TRAVELLING. THIS TIME
SHE IS IN OREGON WITH DON. SAYS
SHE IS COMING HOME SOON AND
HOPEFULLY WILL BE HERE FOR OUR
GENERAL MEETING. SHE SAYS SHE
HAS SEEN FOG, RAIN, AND THE
TEMPERATURE HANGS AT 33 TO 41.
3. SOME NOT SO GOOD NEWS FROM
DIANE HAYES AND FAMILY. IT SEEMS
MIKE’S BROTHER-IN-LAW PASSED
AWAY IN TEXAS. MIKE WAS UNABLE
TO TRAVEL DUE TO HEALTH
CONCERNS SO DAUGHTER MICHELLE
AND MOM, DIANE, PAID RESPECTS AND
FLEW TO THE FUNERAL.
4. JAN AND GARY HAVE BEEN ON THE
ROAD WITH THE NEW CORVETTE.
THEY DROVE TO VISIT GARY’S
BROTHER IN PHOENIX, PLAY GOLF AND
SEE THE BARRETT-JACKSON AUTO
AUCTION IN SCOTTSDALE. THAT WAS
VERY INTERESTING!! IT WAS
UNBELIEVEABLE TO SEE HOW MUCH
THE CARS WERE AUCTIONED OFF FOR
– SOME IN THE MILLIONS. THERE
WERE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THERE,
ALSO DID GET TO SEE THE 2014
STINGRAYS USED IN RACEING
DEMONSTRATONS. BY THE WAY,
GARY’S BROTHER WAS IN PHOENIX
BECAUSE IT WAS 20 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. IN MINNESOTTA, SO
PHOENIX WEATHER WAS WONDERFUL
THAT IS ALL FOR NOW. THANKS TO YOU FOR
CONTRIBUTING INFORMATION AND KEEPING US
INFORMED ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR
Names/Nicknames: Terry and Debbie
Corvette(s): (year and color): 2004 Le Mans
Marital status: Married 20 years (12/4/1993)
Children: 5 – Mitchell (16), Danielle (21), Gabrielle (23), Sarah (34), Gary (28)
Hobbies: Driving the Corvette!, riding, Harleys, Shooting sports
Pets: Pit Bull (Rager), little black dog (Mia), Cats (Orange, Shesha)
Occupations: Terry: Principal, Firebaugh High School
Debby: Library Clerk, Firebaugh High School
How did you discover CVC? Our Sponsors, Herb and Freida Null
Favorite food: Terry: Fried chicken, steak, and sea food
Debby: Pizza and pasta, chocolate
Favorite restaurants: Edo Ya, Cattlemen’s, Harris Ranch
Favorite places to visit: The Central Coast, Las Vegas
Fantasy CVC Run: Las Vegas! San Diego
Q: What do squirrels give for Valentine's Day?
Q: What did the Valentine card say to the stamp?
A: Stick with me and we'll go places!
Q: What did the light bulb say to the switch?
A: You turn me on.
Q: Did Adam and Eve ever have a date?
A: No, but they had an Apple.
Jim asked his friend, Tony, whether he
had bought his wife anything for
'Yes,' came the answer from Tony (who
was a bit of a chauvinist), 'I've bought
her a belt and a bag.
'That was very kind of you,' Jim added,
'I hope she appreciated the thought.'
Tony smiled as he replied, 'So do I, and
hopefully the vacuum cleaner will work
Roger, who was 19 years old, was
buying an expensive bracelet, to surprise
his girlfriend on Valentine's Day, at a
very smart jeweler’s shop in Hatton
The jeweler inquired, 'Would you like
your girlfriend's name engraved on it?'
Roger thought for a moment, grinned,
and then answered, 'No, instead engrave
"To my one and only love".'
The jeweler smiled and said, 'Yes, sir;
how very romantic of you.'
Roger retorted with a glint in his eye,
'Not exactly romantic, but very practical.
This way, if we break up, I can use it
Q: What did the boy octopus say to the girl
A: Can I hold your hand, hand, hand, hand,
hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand?
Q: What did one snake say to the other snake?
A: Give me a little hug and a hiss, honey.
Q: Why did the banana go out with the prune?
A: Because it couldn't get a date.
Q: What is a ram's favorite song on February
A: I only have eyes for ewe, dear
Q: What travels around the world but stays in
A: A stamp.
Q: What happens when you fall in love with a
A: You get buttered up.
Q: What is a vampire's sweetheart called?
A: His ghoul-friend.
Q: If your aunt ran off to get married, what
would you call her?
Blossom Trail Run
The blossoms are coming. Join us for lunch and a drive through the blossoms. Date to
be determined based on this crazy weather. I will email you the Monday or Tuesday
before the Saturday we go. I will need an RSVP for the restaurant. Since it is cold in
the morning and warm in the afternoon, we will meet at the Red Caboose at Shaw and
Academy at 11:00 for lunch. After lunch we will take the Fresno Counties
recommended route for the best blossom view. Maybe a stop for ice cream afterwards
if anyone is interested.
Skip & LeighAnn