OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (CHARTERED 11/12/91)
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)
those of you who were unable to
attend the March general meeting, we
had a special election to change two
areas of the CVC bylaws. Requiring a
two-thirds vote for passage, both
proposed changes were easily approved.
By a vote of 32 to 10 (76.19% to 23.81%) it is no
longer required that a person nominated for
president has to have one year prior experience on
the CVC board. Starting with this November’s
election, any member that has served on a qualified
non-profit board and or has two years in good
standing as a member of CVC can be nominated for
President. A member in good standing is someone
who is paid up and has not missed more than four
meetings during the past year. A qualifying nonprofit
can be a registered 501 (c) 3 such as a service
club or any benevolent organization, trade
The second vote was taken to clarify a quorum of the
board. The old bylaw said 2/3rds of the board
constituted a quorum. However, 2/3rds of the five
board members equates to 3.35 which actually
meant that four of the five members had to be
present. The proposed bylaw simply said three
members shall constitute a quorum. That change
was adopted overwhelmingly by a 38 to 4 vote
(90.47% to 9.53%).
The President’s Mystery run is coming up on Monday
September 29 thru Friday October 3. So far we have
twelve cars signed up. The cost is $1,100 per couple
which includes four nights lodging, one breakfast, one
dinner and admissions. We will need a 50% deposit
by the May 20th meeting. Please make your checks
out to CVC. The second 50% will be needed by the
August 19th meeting.
In case you haven’t heard, your CVC Board is putting
together a club picnic for Sunday June 1 at
Kroekerville. Ed and Joyce have graciously offered
their venue that we had so many good times at in the
past. At the March meeting, the club approved a
budget of up to $1,500 to purchase the food, drinks
and entertainment. All that we ask is some folks
bring a dessert or their own salsa as we will be having
a contest. More on this later, but save June 1 if you
Finally, after almost 2 ½ years in the planning, the
Southwest II CVC Corvette run is taking place as you
read this. Eleven Corvettes are heading out of Fresno
on Saturday March 29. Two more Corvettes will join
us in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 1. The run
concludes on Sunday April 13. A full report will be
delivered in next month’s newsletter.
Hope to see you at our next club meeting on Tuesday
April 15 at 6:30pm at Yosemite Falls Restaurant at
Ashlan and Freeway 99.
Central Valley Corvettes
General Meeting Minutes
March 18, 2014
President Craig Hansen called the General
Meeting to order at 6:32pm.
Parliamentarian Linda Laningham passed out
copies of the proposed By-Laws changes
developed by the By-Laws committee consisting
of; Linda Laningham, Terri Parks, Don Olson,
Patrick Garrahan & Kim Fosnaugh. Linda then
read each current By-Law and the proposed
changes. Discussion was held and a vote was
The minutes from the February general meeting
were read by Kim Fosnaugh. Joyce Kroeker made
a motion to accept the minutes as read which was
seconded by Andy Anderson.
Membership Chairman, Charlie Fosnaugh noted
that we have had 5 new couples become
members in the last 14 months.
Treasurer Fred Parks gave the Treasurer’s report.
There were no questions.
Skip Severance, Vice President of Public Relations
reminded our members to check out the CVC
website regularly and to share information sent
out in emails. Skip reviewed the March Birthdays
and Anniversaries and important happenings on
Pam Hansen, Vice President of Activities had run
leaders report on their pervious runs of Dominoes
at Ruthie’s, Dominoes at Charlottes, Blossom
Trail, Drag Races, Andy’s Birthday Dinner at
Shanghai & Movie Day. Upcoming runs of the
Southwest Tour, Laughlin Run, Quilt Show, Clovis
Rodeo Parade, Superior Dairy, Grizzly Night, Great
Central Valley Chili Cook-off, Word from Home Car
Show and Presidents Mystery Run were discussed.
Lupe Dawson, Sergeant at Arms collected $1.50.
Our In the News reporter, Jan Pflepsen thanked
Debbie Garrison for handling last months’ duties
and shared all our Members current news.
Charlie Fosnaugh asked everyone to turn in reports
and information for the April Newsletter by
Tuesday 3/25 due to leaving for the SW Tour II.
Craig Hansen reported the CVC Board is proposing
a picnic on Sunday June 1st and asked club
members to approve a budget of $1,500. Vendors
have been placed on hold pending club approval.
There will be a Dessert & Salsa contest and more
information to come. Ruthie Danielsen made a
motion to approve the budget and Gary Pflepsen
seconded the motion. The motion was passed by a
show of hands and the Board will move forward to
finalize the plans. Fred Parks mentioned the club
has been discussing how to bring in new members
for over 2 years and invited members to bring
suggestions to the next Board Meeting on 3/25.
Parliamentarian Linda Laningham announced both
of the proposed By-Laws changes had passed.
The next Board meeting will be held the 4th
Tuesday of the month, March 25th at the
Fosnaugh’s. The next General meeting will be April
15th. Scott Parkin motioned to adjourn the
meeting and was seconded by Ed Kroeker.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:42pm
Respectfully submitted by,
Kim Fosnaugh, Secretary
Raffle: Thank you to the following members for
donating raffle prizes; Andy & Connie Anderson,
Bird, Comer, Danielsen, Dawson, Fosnaugh,
Garrahan, Garrison, Hall, Hayes, Kroeker,
Laningham, Marine, Null, Olson, Parkin, Pflepsen,
Renna and Severance.
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS
Jan De Mello-Pflepsen
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO CONTRIBUTED TO OUR SUNSHINE AND
CLOUDS NEWS. IT IS ALWAYS SPECIAL TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON
WITH OUR MEMBERS. ALSO, TO DEBBIE GARRISON, I SAY THANK YOU FOR
FILLING IN FOR ME WHILE GARY AND I WERE AWAY. I SO APPRECIATE
YOUR WILLINGNESS TO STEP IN. NOW FOR THE LATEST NEWS:
1. IT SEEMS PAT GARRAHAN HAD A VERY SPECIAL CELEBRATION FOR
HER BIRTHDAY ON MARCH 4. PATRICK DECIDED TO TAKE HER TO
SAN FRANCISCO ON THE AMTRAK. THEY GOT OFF THE TRAIN IN
EMERYVILLE THEN TOOK A CONNECTING BUS TO THE WHARF FOR
LUNCH. AFTER LUNCH THEY CAUGHT A BUS TO UNION SQUARE,
DID SOME SHOPPING AND SIGHT SEEING. THEY WENT TO THE
PRESIDIO AND SAW THE WALT DISNEY MUSEUM THE NEXT DAY
THEN BACK TO THE WHARF FOR ANOTHER GREAT MEAL AND
FINALLY THE TRIP HOME. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAT!!!
2. WELL, IT SEEMS OUR FRIEND SKIP SEVERANCE HAS A MOVIE STAR
IN THE FAMILY…..HIS GRANDSON COLBY IS 11 YEARS OLD AND
HAS BEEN AUDITIONING IN HOLLYWOOD FOR A PART IN A MOVIE.
HE HAS BEEN SELECTED TO PAY A PART IN A NICKELODEON
SERIES. THE PILOT SHOULD RUN THIS FALL. THE WEEKLY SHOW IS
OLDER KIDS BUT COLBY PLAYS THE PART WHEN THE STAR OF THE
SHOW FLASHES BACK TO WHEN HE WAS A KID. HE ALSO HAS
AUDITIONED FOR OTHER PARTS INCLUDING ONE THAT THE PILOT
IS FILMED IN ENGLAND. SKIP HAS BEEN TELLING COLBY THAT
WHEN HE BECOMES THE NEXT TOM CRUISE, DO NOT FORGET
ABOUT HIS GRANDFATHER!
3. FROM JULIE SONS: DAVID’S FATHER WILL HAVE BACK SURGERY
ON TUESDAY (TODAY?) SO IT IS VERY LIKELY THEY WILL BE BY
DAD’S BEDSIDE AND WILL MISS THE MEETING. ALL OUR POSITIVE
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO DAVID’S FATHER AND HIS
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS
4. WELL, IT SEEMS DIANE HAYES HAD SURGERY ON HER HAND. SHE
IS COMING ALONG VERY WELL AND HAS PHYSICAL THERAPY
TWICE A WEEK. MIKE IS DRIVING HER TO THERAPY TWICE A WEEK
IN FRESNO. HOPE YOU ARE ON THE MEND!
5. OUR MEMBER RUTHIE DANIELSON HAS REMOVED THE SOFT CAST
FROM HER WRIST THAT SHE HAD SURGERY ON. SHE IS DOING
WELL HAS GOOD MOVEMENT BUT NEEDS TO GIVE IT A BIT MORE
TIME TO HEAL AND GET STRONGER. TO RUTHIE: GOOD HEALTH
WISHES FROM ALL YOUR FRIENDS AT CVC.
6. ED KROECKER FELL AT THE FRESNO HOME SHOW. IT SEEMS THAT
HE IS DOING WELL BUT VERY SORE FROM THE FALL. AGAIN, GOOD
HEALTH WISHES TO ED. JOYCE, PLEASE FILL US IN ON WHAT
HAPPENED. WE ARE THINKING OF YOU GUYS.
7. KEITH GARRISON HAD AN MRI AND AN XRAY RECENTLY ON HIS
LEG. KEITH LEARNED THAT THE BROKEN BONE IN HIS KNE HAS
NOT HEALED AND HE IS BACK ON CRUTCHES FOR 6 WEEKS. THE
DOCTORS WILL THEN DO ANOTHER MRI AND XRAY AND DECIDE IF
FURTHER SURGERY IS NECESSARY TO REMOVE BONE OR WHETHER
HE WILL NEED A KNEE REPLACEMENT. PER DEBBIE: THE FUN
8. GARY AND I RETURNED 3 WEEKS AGO FROM A CRUISE TO THE
PANAMA CANAL. WE VISITED OTHER ISLANDS SUCH AS ARUBA,
CAYMEN ISLANDS, COSTA RICA AND COLUMBIA. IT WAS
ESPECIALLY INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THE PANAMA CANAL
OPERATES – IT SEEMS PROGRESS HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AS FAR
AS EXTENSIONS ON THE CANAL. HOPEFULLY, THE
DISAGREEMENTS REGARDING THE EXTENSION WILL BE RESOLVED
AND BUILDING WILL CONTINUE.
9. DURING THE CVC MEETING, TUESDAY NITE, WE ALL LEARNED
THAT KEITH GARRISON’S SISTER PASSED AWAY THAT DAY. ALL
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO KEITH AND HIS
Thurs - Sun 4/10-13
Monday Sep 29-10/3
Here are the runs that are currently scheduled.
Thank you to all of you who are leading runs!
Southwest Tour II - Hansens
Lunch and Quilt Show – Garrisons
Laughlin Run – Garrisons, Lanninghams
100 th Annual Clovis Rodeo Parade - Fosnaughs
Salute to Vets Fly In – Reedley Airport - Hayes
Hanford Superior Dairy - Lanninghams
CVC Picnic – CVC Board
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
To be scheduled – Zoo Run – Walkers
And ladies don’t forget Dominoes: 4/24 @ Connie Anderson’s, 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 1 st Kathy Marine
April Birthdays! 7 th Allyn Goodall
28 th Jeff Levine
29 th LeighAnn Severance
April Anniversaries: 12 th David & Julie Sons 28 years !
14 th Emilio & Lori Garcia 7 years!
15 th Gary & Jan Phlepsen 3 years!
20 th Chuck & Sharon Hall 29 years!
21 st Rudy & Hermie Hernandez 23 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:
I WANT YOUR CORVETTE
In the Clovis Rodeo’s
100 th Annual Parade !
Saturday, April 26, 2014
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-2876
Co-Chair: Mike Lebda @ 905-9971 Sign up by April 22nd!