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
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, Charlie Fosnaugh (559) 299-
0547 or any officer on the following page.
Craig Hansen (Pam)
Pam Hansen (Craig)
Skip Severance (LeighAnn)
Kim Fosnaugh (Charlie)
Fred Parks (Terri)
Linda Laningham (Chuck)
Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)
Lupe Dawson (Dave)
Leigh Ann Severance (Skip)
Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)
ne of the great benefits of putting on an
extended run aside from the fun and
adventure, is spending a lot of time with
the various couples that sign on.
Such was the case recently with the Southwest Tour
II trip which comprised 16 days, 10 cities and 3,200
miles. A jammed packed vacation with 13 Corvettes
got rolling as we hit Route 66 from Kingman to Ash
Fork and along the way stopped in Seligman to shop
and have lunch. While there, about 20 Bentley
convertibles, mostly right hand drive with European
license plates came streaming into town. Despite
heavy winds they braved the elements with the top
down. A few hours later our cars descended down
scenic Oak Creek Canyon and we arrived in Sedona
in time to watch the sunset on the mesa at the local
airport. The next day it was a ride on the Broken
Arrow run of the Pink Jeep Tours. Some in our
party were screaming so loudly, it made it
extremely entertaining for the rest of us.
Next was Santa Fe, New Mexico with stops along the
way including Meteor Crater, Winslow, Jack Rabbit
Trading Post, Wig-Wam Village Motel in Holbrook and
finally lunch at the historic El Rancho Hotel in Gallup,
NM. The following morning, we had our own private
historic walking tour of Santa Fe as we learned about
the city’s 400 year history, architecture and the secret
office of Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic
bomb. From there we took a leisurely Corvette cruise
to the New Mexican Village of Chimayo, then to Los
Alamos to see how the bomb was constructed and on
to Bandelier National Monument for a tour of cliff
dwellings before returning to our hotel. Next up was
Albuquerque where we had a private trolley tour and
later visited the famous Kimo Theatre. After an
overnight in Socorro we visited the actual ground
zero where the atomic age was officially born at the
Trinity Bomb site in July of 1945. Yours truly was
interviewed by Canadian TV about our trip and why
we were there. We later checked out the UFO
museum in Roswell. Next was Carlsbad Caverns, the
Clyde Tombaugh Space Museum, the White Sands
Desert and finally we rolled into Tombstone. After
checking out the OK Corral and other sites, we visited
a Titan 2 Missile silo in Green Valley, Az. Leigh Ann
Severance sat in the director’s chair and pushed the
simulated launch of the hydrogen nuclear warhead
capable of hitting a target 6,000 miles away in less
than an hour. Then it was on to Tucson for two days
and visiting the Pima Air and Space Museum, the
Boneyard and Old Tucson studios. While at the
Boneyard, a reporter for local Channel 12 did a story
on us and videoed all the Corvettes heading out on
the road. While in Yuma we took a sunset dinner
cruise on the Colorado River. The following day some
folks went back to Laughlin, others headed for home
and a couple of us continued to San Diego. While in
San Diego we caught a Padres-Tigers game, went to
Balboa Park and saw a 300 year old pirate shipwreck
complete with treasure that was recently discovered,
we toured the aircraft carrier Midway and had dinner
in the Gaslamp District. Those same Bentleys were
staying at our hotel in San Diego. What a
coincidence! There is so much more I could tell you
about, but I think most everyone had a great time.
Perhaps another extended run may be in order in
2016. In closing, don’t forget your 50% deposit
($550) is due next month for the President’s Mystery
Run which is Sept. 29 to Oct 3.
Central Valley Corvettes
General Meeting Minutes
April 15, 2014
President Craig Hansen called the General
Meeting to order at 6:32pm.
The minutes from the March general meeting
were read by Kim Fosnaugh. Joyce Kroeker made
a motion to accept the minutes as read which was
seconded by Lupe Dawson.
Membership Chairman, Charlie Fosnaugh was
Treasurer Fred Parks gave the Treasurer’s report.
There were no questions.
Skip Severance, Vice President of Public Relations
reviewed the April Birthdays and Anniversaries
and important happenings on their dates.
Pam Hansen, Vice President of Activities had run
leaders report on their pervious runs of
Southwest Tour II, Quilt Show & Laughlin.
Upcoming runs of the Clovis Rodeo Parade, Salute
to Vets Fly In, Superior Dairy, Great Central Valley
Chili Cook-off, Word from Home Car Show,
Dominoes and Presidents Mystery Run were
Lupe Dawson, Sergeant at Arms (aka Alien Sheriff)
Our Sunshine reporter, Jan Pflepsen will report
next month due to being gone on the Southwest
Our Parliamentarian, Linda Laningham had
nothing to report this month.
Craig Hansen thanked Mike Lebda & Charlotte
Renna for attending our March Board meeting with
ideas on membership. Mike mentioned our website
did not come up when searching for car clubs in
Fresno because our website name does not have
car club or Fresno in the name. Charlie Fosnaugh
took the suggestion and has added more words in
the search engine for our website domain name.
Craig Hansen reminded everyone we will need final
sign-ups for the CVC Picnic to be held on June 1 st .
Anyone attending the Presidents Mystery Run must
pay half the deposit by the May meeting.
Wade Haines was a guest and mentioned that his
wife had purchased the Roadhouse and invited us
to bring our cars up to the Grand Reopening on
May 17 th . Several non-members have requested to
post Corvettes for sale on the CVC website. Craig
Hansen asked the membership to show by a vote
of hands if they approve the posting for nonmembers.
Discussion was held. Members noted we
could possibly bring in a new member who buys a
car posted on our website and to limit the posting
to 30 days. It was agreed to allow posting of
Corvettes for sale on the CVC website by nonmembers.
Craig Hansen, Skip Severance and Mike
Hayes met with our sponsor Ed Dena. They
discussed keeping the information provided to post
on the website more timely and invited Ed to
attend our picnic and Christmas Party, and noted
Ed is not currently interested in having CVC provide
a car show. The next Board meeting will be held
the 4 th Tuesday of the month, April 22nd at the
Severances. The next General meeting will be May
20 th . Scott Parkin motioned to adjourn the meeting
and was seconded by Ed Kroeker.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 pm
Respectfully submitted by,
Kim Fosnaugh, Secretary
Raffle: Thank you to the following members for
donating raffle prizes; Debbie & Terry Anderson,
Bird, Capurro, Comer, Danielsen, Dawson,
Fosnaugh, Garrahan, Garrison, Hall, Hayes,
Kroeker, Laningham, Marine, Null, Olson, Parkin,
Pflepsen, Renna and Severance.
Here are the runs that are currently scheduled. Thank you to all of you who are leading runs!
Monday Sep 29-10/3
Friday Oct 10
100 th Annual Clovis Rodeo Parade - Fosnaughs
Salute to Vets Fly In – Reedley Airport - Hayes
Hanford Superior Dairy - Lanninghams
CVC Picnic @ Kroekerville – CVC Board
Great Central Valley Chili Cook Off – Halls
Word From Home Car Show – Hansens
President’s Mystery Run to Huron?
Firebaugh High School Homecoming Queen Hall - Andersons
Christmas Party at Piccadilly Inn – Halls
Christmas Hay Ride – Renna, Garrisons
To be scheduled – Zoo Run – Walkers
Coming Soon Mystery Lunch hosted by the Severance’s
And don’t forget Bunco Ladies
5/8 @ Judy Capurro’s, and 5/22 @ Freida Null’s.
Club meetings third Tues of the month @ 6:30 and Board meeting fourth Tues @ 7:00 p.m.
HAPPY 3 rd Freida Null
May Birthdays: 4 th Terri Parks
5 th Chuck Hall
10 th Joyce Kroeker
13 th Connie Anderson
14 th Dale Comer
22 nd Mike Hayes
26 th Emily Piercy
28 th Dick Danielsen
May Anniversaries: 7 th Rick & Gail Tavares 20 years !
10 th Keith & Debbie Garrison 22 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:
Please Join Us
for Our 1st Annual?
Central Valley Corvettes
Sunday, June 1st
From: ~1 to 4 p.m. at
4627 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93725
(Lots of Parking & Shade available)
We will have a SALSA Contest and
a DESSERT Contest with prizes!
(Please bring only one or the other)
RSVP: 559-970-2232 (SKIP)
No Charge to Members!