Central Valley Corvettes - March 2014

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Central Valley Corvettes - A Touch of Glass!

OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES, FRESNO,

CALIFORNIA (CHARTERED NOVEMBER 12, 1991)


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, Charlie Fosnaugh (559) 299-

0547 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

Skip Severance (LeighAnn)

559-299-3550

skipseverance@att.net

SECRETARY

Kim Fosnaugh (Charlie)

559-299-0547

kifosnaugh@comcast.net

TREASURER

Fred Parks (Terri)

559-324-9760

fredandterri@comcast.net

PARLIMENTARIAN

Linda Laningham (Chuck)

559-896-2637

Laningham@hotmail.com

MEMBERSHIP

Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)

559-299-0547

Fosnaugh@comcast.ne

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Lupe Dawson (Dave)

209-383-3373

LSBdawson@sbcglobal.net

RAFFLE TICKETS

Leigh Ann Severance (Skip)

559-299-3550

skipseverance@att.net

WEBSITE EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)

559-299-0547

Fosnaugh@comcast.ne


un for president, some don’t live here anymore,

some live here part time, many don’t qualify because

they don’t attend enough meetings, some have

serious health issues or their spouse does, and some

of them just flat don’t want to be president.

T

his month, our club is faced with what I

consider to be an important vote to

possibly change the requirements to be

President of CVC. As you may know, I

was the one who asked for the change

to be brought before the group.

At present, a candidate in good standing must have

spent a year in one of the other four board positions

before being eligible to run for president. While this

has worked for the past 20+ years, I believe as the

club gets older it will be increasingly difficult to get a

previous board member to run for president.

Let’s examine the history of our presidents and their

board service. Since 1994 there are ten (10)

members still in the club that have served three (3)

or more years on the board. Eight of those ten have

already served as president including 4 years by

Charlotte Renna, 2 years by Keith Garrison and

another 2 years by Debbie Garrison. In addition John

Bird served 2 years, Linda Laningham did 2 years and

I am completing my second year, while Andy

Anderson and Patrick Garrahan each served 1 year.

This leaves only Pam Hansen and Terri Parks who

have three or more years on the board and have not

been president.

Meanwhile CVC has seen forty (40) people serve 1 or

2 years on the board. However twenty-five (25) of

those people are no longer in the club. Out of this

group only Peggy Cook served one year as president

in 2006 before serving as secretary in 2005.

If you look at the other fourteen people eligible to

Every year, it seems our parliamentarian has to work

very hard at convincing a nominated qualified

candidate to run for president. Within three years

CVC will have more members north of seventy (70)

than under seventy. As the club ages and the eligible

pool of presidential candidates remains slim, I see

voting “yes” as giving the club an option that it

presently does not have.

CVC has fifty-six (56) members who have not served

on the board and at the moment cannot run for

president. Many of these people have served on

other boards, owned and managed their own

business, or served as school administrators. In

addition there are people who have spent many years

in the club and know how it functions, but have not

been an office holder. Keep in mind when a person

gets elected, they attend and observe the November

board meeting prior to taking office. The incoming

president also attends and observes the December

general meeting before taking the reins at the end of

the meeting. Another help is the past-president or

parliamentarian is there for the next year to offer

guidance and support. Last, but not least, a

candidate under the new rules would still have to be

nominated, accept the nomination and then win to

become president.

Some may view this proposal as a threat against the

status-quo or feel it is not necessary. But I believe as

the club continues to age, this is an option that may

very well come into play. Change is not easy for some

people and it takes a 2/3rds vote of the present

members to rewrite an existing bylaw.

Craig


Lupe Dawson, Sergeant at Arms collected $2.75.

Debbie Garrison shared the current news from our

Corvette members’ families for Jan Pflepsen, our In

the News reporter.

Parliamentarian Linda Laningham reported she

mailed information to all members on the

proposed By-Laws changes to be discussed and

voted on at a special meeting held during our

March general meeting.

Central Valley Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes

February 18, 2014

President Craig Hansen called the General

Meeting to order at 6:34pm. The minutes from

the December general meeting were read by Kim

Fosnaugh. Chuck Laningham made a motion to

accept the minutes as read which was seconded

by Chuck Hall.

Membership Chairman, Charlie Fosnaugh invited

new members Debby & Terry Anderson up front

and had their sponsor Freida Null present them

with their CVC Bag and badges. Charlie

announced we currently have 82 members.

Treasurer Fred Parks gave the Treasurer’s report.

Don Olson asked what our savings is by having

our Newsletter on-line versus mailing it out. Fred

responded we are saving approximately $120 per

month.

Skip Severance, Vice President of Public Relations

reported our Board had approved the purchase of

a CB radio to have available for prospective and

new members to use on CVC runs. Skip purchased

the radio and has it ready to go.

In the absence of Pam Hansen, Vice President of

Activities, Patricia Garrahan filled in and had

Ruthie report on her Ladies Domino gathering in

January and other members report on upcoming

runs including, a movie day, Blossom Trail Run,

Southwest Tour, Laughlin Run, Quilt Show, Clovis

Rodeo Parade and Presidents Mystery Run.

Old Business:

Charlie Fosnaugh offered the remaining CVC

calendars for sale at half price since they are only

10 month calendars at this point and reminded

everyone the deadline for information to be posted

on the website is by the end of each month.

New Business:

Greg Krebs thanked CVC and Charlie Fosnaugh for

helping to sell his corvette thru the website. Greg

also mentioned that his CB was available to the

members.

The next Board meeting will be held the 4th

Tuesday of the month, February 25th at the

Laningham’s in Selma.

The next General meeting will be March 18th.

Jo Anne Krebs motioned to adjourn the meeting

and was seconded by Ruthie Danielsen.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:23pm

Respectfully submitted by,

Kim Fosnaugh, Secretary

Raffle: Thank you to the following members for

donating raffle prizes; Debby & Terry Anderson,

Bird, Dawson, Fosnaugh, Garrahan, Garrison, Hall,

Hansen, Hayes, Krebs, Kroeker, Laningham, Null,

Olson, Parkin and Renna.


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


JAN & GARY ARE ON THEIR TRIP TO THE PANAMA CANAL,

SO I’LL BE FILLING IN THIS MONTH. I CAN’T WAIT TO

HEAR ALL ABOUT THEIR TRIP WHEN THEY GET BACK.

OF COURSE BY NOW WE’VE ALL HEARD ABOUT THE

SINKHOLE AT THE CORVETTE MUSEUM AND THE LOSS

OF 8 PRIZED CARS. I HAVE AN UPDATE: ACCORDING TO

THEIR WEBSITE THEY ARE GOING TO BE TAKING 2-3

WEEKS TO STABILIZE AND SECURE THE AREA AND THEN

THEY WILL BEGIN TO RECOVER THE CARS. THEY

ANTICIPATE THAT TO TAKE 4-6 DAYS AFTERWHICH THEY

WILL BEGIN THE PROCESS OF RELACING EARTH AND

THE FLOOR SYSTEM. THEY ARE STILL LOOKING

FORWARD TO CELEBRATING THE 20 TH ANNIVERSARY OF

THE OPENING OF THE CORVETTE MUSEUM SCHEDULED

FOR AUGUST 27 TH THRU 30 TH LATER THIS YEAR. ON A

SIDE NOTE FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DON’T ALREADY

KNOW; KEITH AND I, SKIP & VICKIE AND FORMER

MEMBER RICHARD MULLINS WERE THERE, SEPTEMBER

4, 2001. WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!

BACK TO THE NEWS OF WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH OUR

MEMBERS: RECENTLY GREG & JO ANNE KREBS

ANNOUCED THAT THEY WERE SELLING THEIR BEAUTIFUL

CORVETTE AND OF COURSE EVEYONE WANTED TO

KNOW WHAT KIND OF CORVETTE THEY WERE BUYING

NEXT. THEY WERE A LITTLE VAQUE BECAUSE THEY

STILL HAD SOME DECISIONS TO MAKE. THEY ARE BUYING

SOMETHING BUT IT’S BIGGER THAN A CORVETTE; THEY

ARE MOVING TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND BUYING A

HOUSE SO THEY CAN BE CLOSER TO THEIR SON,

DAUGHTER IN LAW AND OF COURSE THAT BEAUTIFUL

GRANDDAUGHTER THEY CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF. THEY

SAY IT WAS A DIFFICULT DECISION BECAUSE THEY’LL BE

LEAVING SO MANY WONDERFUL FRIENDS AND A PLACE

THEY REALLY ENOYED BUT ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO

BEING CLOSE TO FAMILY AND MAKING NEW FRIENDS

AND ALL THE FUTURE HAS TO OFFER. PLEASE JOIN ME IN

WISHING THEM WELL.

JULIE SONS’ MOM FELL AND BROKE HER HIP EARLIER

THIS MONTH. SHE DID SURGERY AND PUT IN A TITANIUM

ROD AND PIN. THEY HAD TRANSFERRED TO A SKILLED

CARE FACILITY AND AS SOON AS SHE WAS ABLE TO

WALK 150 FT THEY WOULD BE TRANSFERRING HER TO

SAN JOAQUIN REHAB CENTER FOR EXTENSIVE

TREATMENT. JULIE SAYS IT’S GOING TO BE LONG ROAD

TO RECOVERY SO LET’S KEEP JULIE’S MOM IN OUR

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

RUTHIE DANIELSEN HAD SURGERY ON HER HAND TO

HAVE SOME TENDON REPAIR; THEY PUT A HARD CAST

ON HER HAND AND WRIST. IT WAS VERY PAINFUL BUT

JUST RECENTLY THEY PUT ON A SOFT CAST AND IS

DOING MUCH BETTER AND HOPEFULLY IS RECOVERING

WELL.

DIANE HAYES ALSO HAS HAD SURGERY ON HER RIGHT

AND HAND SAYES IT’S BEEN A CHALLENGE SINCE THAT’S

HER DOMINANT HAND BUT RUTHIE WAS GOOD ENOUGH

TO GIVE HER A FEW POINTERS BEFORE SURGERY

WHICH WAS BEEN A BIG HELP. SHE ALSO SAID SHE’S

DOING FINE BUT WILL BE GLAD WHEN IT’S ALL OVER AND

CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT HOW GREAT MIKE HAS BEEN.

GOD IS GOOD.

IT WAS GREAT TO SEE GAIL AND RICK TAVARES AT THE

MEETING. GAIL HAS HAD A CHALLENGING MONTH. SHE

HAD EMERGENCY GALL BLADDER SURGERY AND SPENT

4 DAYS AT ST AGNES, WAS DISCHARGED AND WENT

BACK IN ON THE SAME DAY FOR 4 MORE DAYSTO REPAIR

A LEAK. RICK TOLD THE FINANCIAL ADVOCATE THAT IT

SHOULD BE CONSIDERED 1 VISIT SINCE IT SHOULD BE

LIKE WARRANTY WORK ON A CAR. SHE IS ON THE MEND

AND FEELING BETTER EVERY DAY.

RICK IS ON NEW CHEMO TREATMENTS AND THEY ARE

GOING OK. THEY ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO AN

APPOINTMENT ON MARCH 3 RD AT STANFORD MEDICAL

CENTER IN PALO ALTO TO SEE IF RICK’S A GOOD

CANDIDATE FOR A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT. SO

LET’S SEND ALL OUR POSITIVE THOUGHTS THEIR WAY

AND KEEP HIM IN OUR PRAYERS.

GAIL WANTED TO THANK EVERYONE REMEMBERING

WITH THEM BOTH WITH GOOD THOUGHTS, CARDS &

PRAYERS.

KEITH & SKIP’S SISTER SHIRLEY IN UTAH ISN’T DOING SO

WELL, SHE’S BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL SINCE JANUARY

AND WAS RECENTLY TRANSFERRED TO A REHAB

FACILITY. THEY ARE ANTICIPATING A 2-3 MONTH

RECOVERY. THEY ARE HOPING SHE WILL BE RELEASED

AROUND THE SAME TIME AS OUR LAUGHLIN TRIP SO WE

GARRISONS’ ARE EXTENDING OUR TRIP TO GO OUT TO

UTAH AND SEE HER.

GORDON CAPURRO FILLED US IN ON THEIR

GRANDDAUGHTER KATIE’S SUCCESS IN GYMNASTICS.

I HOPE THIS FINDS YOU ALL WELL AND HAVING ALL

KINDS OF EXPERIENCES THAT YOU CAN SHARE WITH US

NEXT MONTH.

YOUR GOSSIP GIRL,


HAPPY 3 rd Fred Parks

March Birthdays! 4th Patricia Garrahan

5 th Bob Cook

7 th Sylvia Johnson

8 th Bob Marine

14 th Andy Anderson

20 th Vickie Garrison

26 th Rick Tavares

29 th Jill Rosen

31 st Ed Kroeker

March Anniversaries: 19 th Steve and Jill Rosen 14 years !

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME BADGES TO ALL

MEETINGS, CLUB EVENTS AND RUNS.

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE!

BE SURE AND VISIT OUR WEB SITE REGULARY AT:

www.centralvalleycorvettes.com


Gotta Run?

Anybody gotta run? We need you to make our club successful.

Skip wanted me to remind you of the monthly “Power Hour” at Chic-Fil-A on Blackstone on the

second Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m.

March 2014

Sunday 3/09

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

March Meet, Famoso Raceway - Severances

Southwest Tour II - Hansens

Lunch and Quilt Show – Garrisons

Laughlin Run – Garrisons, Lanninghams

100 th Annual Clovis Rodeo Parade – Fosnaughs & Lebdas

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

Pray for

more Rain!


I WANT YOUR CORVETTE

In the Clovis Rodeo’s

100 th Annual Parade !

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Meet at:

Judy’s Donuts in The Trading Post Center on the SE corner of Herndon & Clovis Ave.

Time: Donuts & Coffee from 7:45 to 8:00 am - No later than 8:00 am, Saturday, April 26, 2014

Caravan:

Waiting:

We leave at 8:10 am to the parade staging area (Jefferson, just west of Sunnyside).

We MUST be in place on Jefferson before 8:30 am as they close all of the streets

in that area at that time.

We will wait on Jefferson approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours until we are called on (w/other vettes)

Wear/Bring: Your Patriotic Cap & CVC Shirt / American Flags & Decor, Water, Chair, Sunscreen, etc.

Rules:

Lunch:

ABSOLUTELY NO BURN-OUT OF TIRES. If one car spins its tires, we will all be escorted off

the parade route and never be invited back again. No throwing of candy or trinkets. (Only

walkers may hand out goodies). Yes, you MAY honk, wave, smile, & rev your engine in neutral!

We will meet up after the Parade at Red Robin, SE corner Shaw/Clovis for lunch / Ice Cream

Contact: Charlie Fosnaugh at fosnaugh@comcast.net or 281-2876

Co-Chair: Mike Lebda @ 905-9971 Sign up by April 22nd!


(I know you read this last year, but I thought they were worth repeating again. Charlie)

Irish Blessings and Sayings

With Ireland being famous for its Saints and Scholars, it comes as no surprise that it’s

also a country famous for its blessings.

Some blessing may be hundreds of years old when others could have been created last

week by some bloke sitting in Papua New Guinea, so what is an Irish blessing?

For one thing, an Irish Blessing is about welcoming, warmth and turning a negative

situation into a positive one. It’s no wonder the people in Ireland tried to stay positive

with its long history of misery.

Here are some examples of Irish Blessings for you:

May the roads rise up to meet you,

May the wind be ever at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rain fall softly upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hallow of His hand.

May you be poor in misfortunes, and rich in blessings,

May you know nothing but happiness, from this day forward,

May good luck be your friend, In whatever you do,

And may trouble be always, A stranger to you.

May you always have work for your hands to do,

May your pockets hold always a coin or two,

May the sun shine bright on your windowpane,

May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain,

May the hand of a friend always be near you,

And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day,

May songbirds serenade you every step along the way,

May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue,

And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.

May the sun shine all day long,

Everything go right and nothing wrong.

May those you love bring love back to you,

And may all the wishes you wish come true.


May the friendships you make be those which endure

And all of your grey clouds be small ones for sure.

And trusting in Him to Whom we all pray,

May a song fill your heart every step of the way.

“May God grant you always...

A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you,

A sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.

Laughter to cheer you, faithful friends near you,

And, whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.”

May you have the hindsight to know where you've been,

The foresight to know where you are going,

And the insight to know when you have gone too far”

“May God give you...

For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile,

For every care a promise and a blessing in each trial,

For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share,

For every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”

May you never forget what is worth remembering,

Nor ever remember what is best forgotten”

“May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live”

Wherever you go and whatever you do,

May the luck of the Irish be there with you.

I wish healing upon you, The healing of Mary with me,

Mary, Michael and Brighid,

Be with me all three.


CVC Blossom Trail Run, 2-22-14


Photos by Pat Garrahan


Photos by Pat Garrahan

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