CVC February 2014

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Central Valley Corvettes 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.


entertainment venue will continue.

fortunate we got there when we did.

So we were

H

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

day.

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.

Craig


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

members’ families.

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.

Old Business:

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

needed.

New Business:

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,

Severance.


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:

Present By-Law:

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

Valley Corvettes.

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.


Present By-Law:

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.

Thank you,

The By-Laws Committee


February 2014

??Date??

Gotta Run?

Folks, gotta run for President’s Day weekend, Valentine’s Day, or Spring Break?

We need you to make our club successful.

March 2014

Saturday 3/29-4/13

Sunday 3/30

April 2014

Thurs - Sun 4/10-13

Saturday 4/26

June 2014

Saturday June 14

Sunday June 29

September 2014

Monday Sep 29-10/3

December 2014

Thursday 12/11

Sunday 12/14

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

INFORMATON.

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

FOR HIM.

THAT IS ALL FOR NOW. THANKS TO YOU FOR

CONTRIBUTING INFORMATION AND KEEPING US

INFORMED ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR

WORLD.


:

Names/Nicknames: Terry and Debbie

Anderson

Corvette(s): (year and color): 2004 Le Mans

Commemorative Convertible

Ages: 52/49

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?

A: Forget-me-nuts.

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

Valentine's Day.

'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

better now.'

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

Garden, London.

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

again.'

Q: What did the boy octopus say to the girl

octopus?

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.

Knock, Knock

Who's there?

Olive

Olive who?

Olive you!

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

14th?

A: I only have eyes for ewe, dear

Q: What travels around the world but stays in

one corner?

A: A stamp.

Q: What happens when you fall in love with a

French chef?

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?

A: Antelope.


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

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