Central Valley Corvettes - July 2014 Magazine

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Monthly newsletter of the Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno, California

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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

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

HAPPY FATHERS DAY

JUNE 15 th


T

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

Corvettes.

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

members.

CRAIG


Old Business:

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

September.

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.

New Business:

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!

July 2014

Sunday 7/13/14

September 2014

Sep ?????

Monday 9/29-10/3

October 2014

Friday 10/10/14

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

December 2014

Thursday 12/11/14

Sunday 12/14/14

Christmas Party at Piccadilly Inn – Halls

Christmas Hay Ride – Renna, Garrisons

To be scheduled – Zoo Run – Walkers

and

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

HAPPY

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:

www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


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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

NEXT MEETING.

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.


1. "The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation." -- Woodrow Wilson

2. "Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned

and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die." -- Dwight D.

Eisenhower

3. "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of

supporting it." -- Thomas Paine

4. "In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

5. "This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the

beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith." --

Lyndon B. Johnson

6. "Freedom's natal day is here. Fire the guns and shout for freedom, See the flag above unfurled!

Hail the stars and stripes forever, Dearest flag in all the world." -- Florence A. Jones

7. "May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own

country!" -- Daniel Webster

6. "Where liberty dwells, there is my country." -- Benjamin Franklin

8. "My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of,

and which no other people on earth enjoy!" -- Thomas Jefferson

9. "Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves." -- Abraham Lincoln

10. "There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America." --

William J. Clinton

11. "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do

for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what

together we can do for the freedom of man." -- John F. Kennedy

12. "For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

13. "So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the

mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of

Pennsylvania! Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from

the curvaceous peaks of California! But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of

Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee! Let freedom ring from every hill

and every molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring." -- Martin Luther

King Jr.

14. "Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall." -- John

Dickinson

15. “But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their

monument to-day, and for aye.” --Thomas Dunn English

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