CVC Summer Party, June 1 st 2014
~ Minute to Win It with Pencils ~
Photo by Pat Garrahan
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)
HAPPY FATHERS DAY
JUNE 15 th
hink back to when the C5 Corvette
debuted in 1997 and the C6 Corvette
came out in 2005.
There was a lot of buzz about these two
generations of Corvettes and most people in the
club began making plans to sell their C3 or C4, or
for the more fortunate members with space and
resources, simply add to the stable.
Flash forward ahead to 2013 and the C7 Corvette
was introduced. While many CVC members are
excited to learn about the performance features,
creature comforts, fuel economy, upcoming
models and latest colors, there doesn’t seem to
be that “pent” up demand to run out and replace
your Corvette with a new one. This is in spite of
the fact the C7 is selling very strongly at about
35,000 units per year.
Could it be as we get older and many of us are
now retired, that we are watching our spending
habits more closely? Back in 1997 when the C5
came out the average age of CVC members was
around 50 years old. Right now, more people
own C5’s eighteen (18) than any other generation
in the entire club. What about 2005 when the C6
debuted? Most CVC members were still
employed as many of us approached our late
50’s. As a result, fourteen (14) garages house C6
Today, with an average CVC member’s age at
68, to date only two members have purchased
C7 Corvettes. Yes the generation is only
entering its second year, but I have heard very
little talk of someone getting ready to order a
2015 or that they will buy a new one in the next
couple of years. This is despite the fact that the
Corvette continues to improve each year and
will now feature a 650hp Z06 convertible, the
special “Atlantic Design Convertible Package”
and the “Pacific Design Coupe Package.”
As if that is not enough to get you thinking
about it, two new colors are on the way with
Shark Gray Metallic and Daytona Sunrise
Orange Metallic. There is a new 8-speed paddle
shift automatic transmission, a 2.41 limited-slip
differential which will improve traction and
Chevrolet’s latest OnStar system.
The mindset of our two members that
purchased C7 Corvettes seems to have been,
“You can’t take it with you, life is short and it’s
all about having fun and treating yourself to
something special.” For many others the
mindset could be, “Seventy-Thousand is
something we can no longer afford.” Maybe it
is hard to justify an unnecessary expense during
the golden years, or perhaps people will wait
and buy one used and save tens of thousands of
dollars. Either way it is a car many of us would
enjoy owning and driving. It will be curious to
see in three or four years how many C7’s will be
owned by Central Valley Corvette Club
Central Valley Corvettes
General Meeting Minutes
June 17, 2014
President Craig Hansen called the General
Meeting to order at 6:33pm. The minutes from
the May general meeting were read by Kim
Fosnaugh. Joyce Kroeker made a motion to
accept the minutes as read which was
seconded by Scott Parkin.
In the absence of Membership Chairman,
Charlie Fosnaugh, Kim Fosnaugh had Chuck
Hall introduce his guests and prospective
members Holly & Lee Baumgarten. 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 our Picnic & the Great
Central Valley Chili Cook-Off. Upcoming runs of
a movie day the Word from Home Car Show,
Snelling Car show, Domino Day, Firebaugh
Queen Haul and Presidents Mystery Run were
discussed. Charlotte Renna reminded everyone
to be respectful and notify the run leader if you
have signed up for a run and are unable to
attend. Lupe Dawson, Sergeant at Arms was
not in attendance so Freida Null filled in and
collected 50 cents. Our Sunshine reporter, Jan
Pflepsen shared current news from our
members. Our Parliamentarian, Linda
Laningham will be collecting nominations in
Our Picnic was reviewed – 61 people enjoyed the
picnic held with funds saved by having an
electronic newsletter. Craig Hansen asked the
membership if they would like to have the picnic
be an annual event. Charlotte Renna made a
motion to have the club fund an annual picnic,
Leigh Ann Severance seconded the motion and
was passed by a show of hands.
Skip Severance mentioned a possible run in
September to the indoor racetrack at Sierra Vista
Mall. Mike Lebda is gathering information and
will present at the next meeting.
The next Board meeting will be held June 19 th
(instead of June 24 th ) at the Parks’.
The next General meeting will be July 15th.
Ed Kroeker motioned to adjourn the meeting and
was seconded by Tom Piercy.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:05 pm
Respectfully submitted by,
Kim Fosnaugh, Secretary
Raffle: Thank you to the following members for
donating raffle prizes; Bird, Comer, Fam,
Garrahan, Garrison, Hayes, Kroeker, Laningham,
Null, Parkin, Parks, Renna and Severance.
CVC Run Schedule
Here are the runs that are currently scheduled. I’m hearing rumors of new runs being planned.
Please let Pam & Charlie know if you have a run & a Flyer to post.
Thank you to all of you who are leading runs!
Snelling Car Show - Dawsons
Day at the races – Sierra Vista Mall Clovis – Lebdas
President’s Mystery Run to Coalinga
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 Severances
And don’t forget Dominoes for the Ladies (Contact Freida Null)
And Movies for the Men (Contact Charlie Fosnaugh)
Club meetings third Tues of the month @ 6:30 and Board meeting fourth Tues @ 7:00 p.m.
July 4 th
Remember Freedom isn’t Free
HAPPY 4 th Jo Anne Krebs
July Birthdays: 5 th Skip Garrison
10 th Jan Phlepsen
24 th Lance Pitt
July Anniversaries: 3 rd Greg & Jo Anne Krebs 49 years!
14 th Andy & Connie Anderson 52 years!
17 th Ed & Joyce Kroeker 55 years!
21 st Fred & Terri Parks 13 years!
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME BADGES TO:
ALL MEETINGS, CLUB EVENTS AND RUNS (25µ FINE EA.)
SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE!
BE SURE AND VISIT OUR WEB SITE REGULARY AT:
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS
Jan De Mello-Pflepsen
THANK YOU ALL FOR SHARING SUNSHINE AND CLOUDS WITH ALL MEMBERS IN CVC.
YOUR TIME TO DO THIS IS APPRECIATED.
1. I AM SURE MANY OF YOU HAVE HEARD GARYS MOTHER, LORETTA PASSED ON MAY 25.
SHE WAS TRULY QUITE A LADY. AT THE AGE OF 96, SHE PLANNED HER FUNERAL - HER
REQUEST WAS TO BE CREMATED. SHE ASKED THAT HER ASHES BE SHOT OVER THE
LAKE IE: FIREWORKS DISPLAY WHILE THE FAMILY CHEERED! THE SHOW WAS
ACTUALLY FIREWORKS. BEAUTIFUL!
2. FROM CRAIG AND PAM HANSEN, THEY ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THEIR
EXPERIENCE WITH MYISTERY RUNS AND WILL BE TAKING THEIR GRANDCHILDREN ON
A MYSTERY TRIP NEXT WEEK. THEY ARE VERY EXCITED AND WILL FILL US IN AT THE
3. AND NEWS FROM PATRICIA GARRAHAN. PATRICIA AND PATRICK TOOK A TRIP TO
PISMO WITH SOME CVC MEMBERS THAT CONSISTED OF THE LANINGHAMS, THE
GARRISONS AND THE NULLS. THEY HAD LUNCH WITH THE GOODALLS AND THE
TAVARES ON SATURDAY. THE GOODALLS GOT A 1965 BLACK MUSTANG TO SHOW
ALL. VERY BEAUTIFUL CAR. RICK TAVARES IS FEELING PRETTY GOOD. HIS
ONCOLOGIST, DR. FLAM, RETIRED SO HE IS BEING TREATED BY DR. GUPTA. THE
TAVARES COME TO FRESNO ON WEDNESDAYS, HE HAS HIS INFUSION ON THURSDAYS
THEN BACK TO PISMO THAT DAY. THEY PURCHASED ANOTHER CAR, TOO …..A 2000VW
BUG SO GAIL WOULD HAVE A CAR TO DRIVE WHEN SHE IS OVER AT THE COAST. IT IS
A CUTE CAR WITH A SURPRISING AMOUNT OF ROOM. GAIL AND RICK BOTH LOOKED
WELL; THEY MISS EVERYONE AT CVC.
4. JAN’S GRANDAUGHTER GRADUATED FROM BUCHANAN ON MAY 29. SHE EARNED LIFE
TIME MEMBERSHIP IN CSF, WAS SELECTED BEST STUDENT/FEMALE ATHLETE, AND
RECEIVED A SCHOLORSHIP TO UC DAVIS TO PLAY SOFTBALL. EXCUSE THE
GRANDMOTHER BRAGGING PLEASE.
THAT IS ALL FOR NOW. OF COURSE, WILL BE SENDING OUT ANOTHER MESSAGE NEXT
MONTH ASKING FOR MORE NEWS FROM YOU ALL.
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