Central Valley Corvettes Newsletter April 2014

cfosnaugh

Central San Joaquin Valley Corvette Club, Fresno, CA

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

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


F

or

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

organization, etc.

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

can.

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.

Craig


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

taken.

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

their dates.

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.

Old Business:

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.

New Business:

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.


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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

FAMILY.


SUNSHINE & CLOUDS

continued................

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

NEVER STOPS.

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

FAMILY.

Jan


March 2014

Saturday 3/29-4/13

Sunday 3/30

April 2014

Thurs - Sun 4/10-13

Saturday 4/26

May 2014

Sat 5/10

Sun 5/18

June 2014

Sun 6/1

Saturday 6/14

Sunday 6/29

September 2014

Monday Sep 29-10/3

December 2014

Thursday 12/11

Sunday 12/14

Gotta Run?

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:

www.centralvalleycorvettes.com


I WANT YOUR CORVETTE

In the Clovis Rodeo’s

100 th Annual Parade !

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Meet at:

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

Caravan:

Waiting:

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.

Rules:

Lunch:

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 fosnaugh@comcast.net or 281-2876

Co-Chair: Mike Lebda @ 905-9971 Sign up by April 22nd!

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