Central Valley Corvettes - August 2014 Magazine

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Monthly newsletter of the Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno, California

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


months out. It is so much less stressful then

procrastinating until the last minute and writing

about the weather.

I

n less than five months a majority of the

CVC Board will be replaced by upcoming

elections.

After serving since December 2012 as your

President, I believe doing this job for one year is a

snap and serving the maximum two-year term is

just about right. One of you out there in CVC

land is about to get your turn at bat.

The position deals with a lot of leadership issues,

but five of the most important tasks include: 1)

running the general meeting, 2) chairing the

monthly board meeting, 3) writing a monthly

message for the newsletter, 4) trying to go on as

many runs as possible to support the club and 5)

planning the annual President’s Mystery Run.

Each month the President is tasked with

producing, in my opinion, an efficient meeting by

staying on point and not getting bogged down on

a particular subject. You don’t have to be a

stand-up comic, but rather like an Ed Sullivan

type that introduces one segment after another

and keeps the pace of the evening lively. Board

meetings are much more informal, but in each

case you follow an agenda and keep things from

drifting off course. Each month you have to

come up with a 500 word report for the

newsletter. I found it helpful to sit down and pen

several topics in advance, sometimes five and six

It is probably these tasks (general meeting,

board meeting & newsletter item) that become

sort of a grind by the latter stages of the second

year. Things like vacations and special events

have to be shuffled around to accommodate

your commitment. Topics for the newsletter

are more difficult after twenty editions. This is

not a complaint by any means. It just reinforces

my point earlier in the article that after two

years, it is time for someone else to take the

reins.

The mystery runs are fun to put together. It is

interesting to see how the trip unfolds when

only a couple of people know what each day will

bring. On the other hand it can be a bit

stressful, because people are plunking down

good money they might not have signed up for

if they knew in advance what the itinerary was.

The mystery run is also challenging because

after twenty-three years, where have we not

gone over a long weekend in the state of

California? That was one reason I decided to

shake things up and go for five days. I believe

all of you that are going are in for a great time.

It is my hope that by writing this article, more

members will entertain the idea of running for

President. As I mentioned earlier, doing this for

a year is no big deal. But at the end of two

years you will probably no doubt be looking to

hand the responsibilities off to someone else.

CRAIG


Our Parliamentarian, Linda Laningham passed out

ballots to eligible voters for our prospective new

members.

Lupe Dawson, Sergeant at Arms collected $1.50.

Our Sunshine reporter, Jan Pflepsen shared current

news from our members.

Central Valley Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes

July 15, 2014

President Craig Hansen called the General

Meeting to order at 6:42pm.

The minutes from the June general meeting

were read by Kim Fosnaugh. Ruthie Danielsen

made a motion to accept the minutes as read

which was seconded by Chuck Hall.

Treasurer Fred Parks gave the Treasurer’s

report. There were no questions.

Membership Chairman, Charlie Fosnaugh

noted we have 82 current members and had

Skip Severance reintroduce Lynn & Mike

Henenfent and Lorraine & Glenn Henderson

who are up for membership vote. Charlie then

had Chuck Hall reintroduce Lee Baumgarten

who was attending his second meeting.

Skip Severance, Vice President of Public

Relations reviewed the July Birthdays and

Anniversaries and important happenings on

their dates.

Pam Hansen, Vice President of Activities had

run leaders report on their pervious runs of

the Word from Home Car Show which had

twice as many cars as last year, and the

Snelling Car show where Charlotte Renna,

Andy & Connie Anderson and Patrick &

Patricia Garrahan won awards for their cars.

Upcoming runs of, Shaver Lake Car show,

movie day, Domino Day, Day at the race track,

Pizza Party, Firebaugh Queen Haul and

Presidents Mystery Run were discussed.

Old Business:

Craig Hansen noted that members signed up to

attend the Presidents Mystery Run have all paid

the first 50% due with some having paid 100%.

Those owing the remaining 50% must do so by

the August meeting.

New Business:

Charlie Fosnaugh announced the positive results

of the vote for membership for the Henenfent’s

and Henderson’s and welcomed them as new

members. Both couples were brought forward

and their sponsors, Leigh Ann & Skip Severance

presented them with CVC tote bags and name

badges.

Craig Hansen asked the membership to vote by

show of hands for approval to purchase a new

public address system since our current system

stopped working. The vote was positive and Craig

will research and purchase a replacement system

before the next meeting.

The next Board meeting will be held July 22nd at

the Parks’.

The next General meeting will be August 19th.

John Bird motioned to adjourn the meeting and

was seconded by Ed Kroeker.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:18 pm

Respectfully submitted by,

Kim Fosnaugh, Secretary

Raffle: Thank you to the following members for

donating raffle prizes; Anderson, Anderson, Bird,

Campos, Capurro, Danielsen, Dawson, Fosnaugh,

Garrahan, Garrison, Hall, Henenfent, Laningham,

Null, Olson, Parks, Renna and Severance, Sons &

Walker.


CVC Run Schedule

August 2014

Saturday 8/9/14

September 2014

Wednesday 9/3/14

Saturday 9/6/14

Monday 9/29-10/3

October 2014

Friday 10/10/14

Friday 10/10/14

December 2014

Thursday 12/11/14

Sunday 12/14/14

May 2015

Sunday 5/3/15

Here are the runs that are currently scheduled.

Mystery Dinner Run - Severance

Day at the races – Sierra Vista Mall Clovis – Lebda

Run for the Gold Car Show – Oakhurst – Fosnaugh

President’s Mystery Run to Coalinga

Firebaugh High School Homecoming Queen Hall – Anderson

Poker and Pizza - Phlepsen & Walker

Christmas Party at Piccadilly Inn – Hall

Christmas Hay Ride – Renna, Garrison

Annual CVC Board Picnic – Board Members

Pending Zoo Run– Walkers

And don’t forget Dominoes

for the Ladies (Contact Freida Null)

And Movies

for the Men (Contact Charlie Fosnaugh)

Club meets third Tues of the month @ 6:30 and Board meets fourth Tues @ 7:00


HAPPY 1 st Gordon Capurro

August Birthdays: 6 th Scott Parkin

10 th Julie Sons

13 th Mike Lebda

16 th Diane Hayes

HAPPY

August Anniversaries: 9 th Dave & Lupe Dawson 34 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

July 15, 2014

WOW! ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE……..

THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR INFORMATION, ALL SO INTERESTING.

1. FROM SKIP AND LEIGH ANN – THEY HAVE INTERESTING NEWS REGARDING THEIR

GRANDSON, COLBY SEVERANCE. COLBY WILL BE ON HIS NEW TV SHOW SATURDAY

THE 26TH OF JULY AT 08:00PM ON THE NICKELODEAN CHANNEL. IT IS CHANNEL 1315 IF

YOU HAVE ATT U-VERSE. THE SHOW IS CALLED “HENRY DANGER”, A CHILDREN’S

SHOW. WHEN HENRY FLASHES BACK TO WHEN HE WAS A YOUNGSTER, THAT IS THE

PART THAT COLBY PLAYS. NOT TOO SURE HOW LONG HIS PART WILL BE BUT WE ARE

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HIM ON HIS FIRST TV SHOW.

2. IT IS CIRCUS TIME. FOR THE 28TH YEAR I ATTENDED THE CIRCUSE WITH GRANDSON

KEVEN. WHEN HE WAS ALMOST 2, JOYCE TOOK HIM TO HIS FIRST CIRCUS. KEVEN

SAID “WHEN I GET A DRIVERS LICENSE, I WILL PICK YOU UP FOR THE CIRCUS. HE DID

JUST THAT AND THE REST IS HISTORY. WE NOW HAVE GROWN IN NUMBERS, WE HAD

HIS WIFE AND 2 GIRLS; MADISON IS ONLY 9 WEEKS OLD. OUR GRANDDAUGHTERS

AND THEIR KIDS VISIT THE CIRCUS. WITH OUR DAUGHTER JILL, HER 3 THEIR 7

CHILDREN WE ARE UP TO 4 GENERATIONS ATTENDING THE ANNUAL CIRCUS. LOVE

IT!!!

3. AND FROM ANDY ANDERSON: CONNIE AND I ARE GOING TO BE GRAND GRAND

PARENTS IN JANUARY. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH. THAT IS WONDERFUL.

4. AND NOW NEWS FROM THE HALLS…CHUCK AND SHARON ARE TRAVELING TO COER

D ALENE, IDAHO FOR CHUCK’S 50TH HIGH SCHOOL REUNION ON AUGUST 1.

REMINDER; THE OLD GIRLFRIEND AND OLD BOYFRIEND ARE NOW OLD! ONLY THE

MEMORIES STAY YOUNG.


5. CHARLIE AND KIM FOSNAUGH ARE DEFINITELY TRYING TO BEAT THE HEAT. THEY

SPENT THE 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND IN SAN FRANCISCO TO COOL OFF. IT WAS COOL

THAT IS ALL FOR NOW. OF COURSE, WILL BE SENDING OUT ANOTHER MESSAGE NEXT MONTH

ALL RIGHT. IT WAS SO COOL THEY BOTH HAD TO BUY COATS. THEY TOOK A DINNER

ASKING FOR MORE NEWS FROM YOU ALL.

CRUISE ON A YACHT IN THE BAY TO WATCH THE FIREWORKS. THE FIREWORKS WERE

SO BEAUTIFUL AND VERY DIFFERENT SINCE THERE WAS SO MUCH FOG THAT YOU

COULD ONLY SEE THE BOTTOM HALF OF THE FIREWORKS AND THE OTHER HALF

WOULD ILLUMINATE THE FOG IN COLORS.

6. SHARON CONDLEY HAS JUST STARTED A PART TIME JOB IN SALES AT HER FAVORITE

WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE LOCATED IN FIG GARDEN VILLAGES. THE POSITION IS WITH

SOMA INTIMATES. SHARON WAS FORCED INTO “EARLY RETIREMENT” FROM HER

POSITION WITH AETNA INSURANCE. THE LOSS OF HER JOB WAS A HUGE LOSS FOR

HER THUS SHE HAD A GREAT DEAL OF TIME GRIEVING. SHE DECIDED TO TRY

SOMETHING DIFFERENT – SHE IS NOW PLANTING A NEW SEED AND GROWING AT

THE PROSPECT OF WHERE THIS WILL TAKE HER. SHARON IS EXCITED ABOUT HER

NEW CAREER AND ALL OF US AT CVC WISH HER WELL.

7. JILL KROEKER AND HER DEMOLITION COMPANY RECENTLY DEMOLISHED THE OLD

HOLLYWOOD INN ON MOTEL DRIVE. THIS IS ONE OF MANY BUILDINGS THAT WILL

BE RAZED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE HIGH SPEED RAILWAY. THE KROEKER COMPANY

IS THE OFFICIAL DEMOLITION COMPANY FOR THE HIH SPEED RAILWAY. ONE OF THE

BIGGEST CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN STATE HISTOR IS NOW UNDERWAY.

8. JAN AND GARY PFLEPSEN INCLUDING DALE AND SUSAN COMER, HAVE JUST

RECENTLY DROVE TO LOS ANGELES TO WATCH THE DODGERS. GARY OBTAINED

THE TICKETS FOR 4 AT A SILENT AUTION. THE TICKETS REMAINED ON THE AUCTION

ALL EVENING WITH NO BIDS. NO ONE WAS INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THE

TICKETS. IT SEEMS THE TICKETS WERE DONATED BY A LARGE COMPANY WHILE NO

ONE KNEW THE VALUE OF THE TICKETS. THE COMERS AND PFLEPSENS DROVE TO

DODGER STADIUM. THE TICKETS PROVED TO BE VERY COSTLY – WE HAD VIP

PARKING, ACCESS T0 THE DODGR STADIUM CLUB AND SEATS THAT WERE DIRECTLY

BEHIND THE CATCHER WITH OVERHEAD SHADE PROTECTING US FROM THE SUN.

SOOOOOO, A LOT OF PEOPLE LOST OUT ON SOME VERY SPECIAL BASEBALL TICKETS.

THAT IS ALL FOR NOW. OF COURSE, I WILL BE SENDING OUT ANOTHER MESSAGE

NEXT MONTH ASKING FOR MORE NEWS FROM YOU ALL.

Jan


Names / Nicknames: Mike & Lynne Henenfent Ages: 66 & 66

History and / or Marital Status: Met in High School, dated 4 years, married on Oct 5, 1968

Mike was born in Burbank, Ca. Lynne was born in Ashland Ky.

Corvette(s): 2002 Milenium Yellow ZO6

Children: Son – Jeff, Daughter-in-law – Lori, plus 2 grandkids (9 & 11)

Hobbies: Classic Cars, travel (now with our Corvette)

Pets: None

Occupations: Mike – retired w/Real Estate License

Lynne – Real Estate License, Property Management

How did you discover CVC ?: through Skip & Leigh Ann Severance

Favorite Food: Italian, Mexican, Japanese

Favorite Restaurants: Los Pepe’s, Olive Garden, Edoya or Yoshinos

Favorite Places to Visit: Tropical Islands, Mountains, Coastal towns

Fantasy CVC Run ???? Yellowstone, Black Hills SD, North Glacier (Canadian border)

Anything else you would like to tell us? We like to cruise 2-3 times a year plus a road trip

somewhere. In our early 20’s we belonged to a VW Bug Club for about 6 yrs. Belonged to a

classic T-Bird Club (55-57) from 1996-2003 at which time we moved to Kingsburg from the

Burbank area.


Names / Nicknames: Glenn & Lorraine Henderson Ages: 62 & 58

History and / or Marital Status: Met in Feb. 1974. Got married on Nov. 29, 1974

Corvette(s): 2002 Torch Red ZO6

Children: 1 Son – Craig (37)

Hobbies: Glenn’s – Driving Corvettes and Miatas, camping in the RV, fishing, kayaking,

traveling and off road 4x4’s in deserts, dunes, mountains, etc.

Lorraine’s – Cruising, traveling, camping, reading and playing games.

Pets: None

Occupations: Glenn – CEO/Owner EZ - Storage Inc.

Lorraine – Homemaker

How did you discover CVC ?: through Skip & Leigh Ann Severance

Favorite Food: Mexican, Japanese, Italian

Favorite Restaurants: Los Pepe’s, Yoshinos, G’s

Favorite Places to Visit: Coast, Mountains, Lakes

Fantasy CVC Run ???? Coast highway north to Canada.

Anything else you would like to tell us? Most people tell me I have an unusual sense of

humor. Glenn


MYSTERY DINNER RUN

Saturday August 9 th

Meet at the Target Parking Lot in Riverpark at 5:15 leaving at 5:30

Just so you get an idea of what to expect here are 3 things from the menu.

Hamburgers $8.95

Salmon special $14.95

Rib Eye Steak $19.95

The drive is not far but I would guess that most or maybe all of you have never been there.

Please RSVP so I can get reservations at the restaurant.

Call Skip or LeighAnn at 299.3550


DINNER RUN

DiCICCO’S - SANGER

FRIDAY-AUGUST 29, 2014

6:00 PM – MEET 5:30 PM CARL’S JR PARKING LOT

JENSEN & 99

FOR THOSE THAT STILL MIGHT WANT SOMETHING SWEET

AFTER DINNER WE WILL DRIVE OVER FROSTER FREEZE FOR

ICE CREAM

THERE WILL BE A SIGN UP AT THE AUGUST MEETING OR

SEND ME AN EMAIL OR GIVE ME A CALL

MORE INFO-DEBBIE 355-9548

OR Keithgar@aol.com


CVC day at MB2 Race Track

Located at the east end of

The Sierra Vista Mall in the

Old Gottschalks

We will meet September 3 rd at noon at the east entrance to

the Race Track. The actual race will take less than 10 minutes.

10 racers will be able to race at the same time. Depending on

how many show up to race, it could take about 30 minutes for

all of us to race. Following the race we will walk over, if you

are able after racing, to Good Times for lunch.

The cost to race is $23 per person. If you have a full face

helmet, with face shield, you might want to bring it. If you

haven’t signed up yet, please do so at the next meeting.

If you have any questions, email

me mjlebda@comcast.net

Mike Lebda


INDOORKARTRACING

CoRPoRaTe

eVenTs

Corporate Meetings

Teambuilding

Annual Parties

Product Launches

Business Luncheons

Staff Appreciation


CVC Run on Sat, Sept 6 - Leave at 8:00am at Target (River Park) Contact Charlie Fosnaugh 281-2876


2014 Presidents Mystery Run

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Central Valley Corvette Club

Thou art invited to the 2014 President’s Mystery Run

Monday September 29th - Friday October 3 rd .

We the people shall travel to an undisclosed location.

We shall leave early 9/29 at 6:15 a.m.

Be well fed and groomed because the ride is a long one.

Dress is casual, hot and cold.

Bring walking shoes , swim suit and sunscreen

plus an umbrella and rain coat.

We shall meet at the Chevron Station at 99 & Ave 7,

a few miles north of Herndon.


BEST OF

SHOW

1955

CHEVY

BY

BOB

COOK

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