Central Valley Corvettes - May 2014 Magazine

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Monthly newsletter of the Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno, California

OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (CHARTERED NOVEMBER 12, 1991)


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


O

ne of the great benefits of putting on an

extended run aside from the fun and

adventure, is spending a lot of time with

the various couples that sign on.

Such was the case recently with the Southwest Tour

II trip which comprised 16 days, 10 cities and 3,200

miles. A jammed packed vacation with 13 Corvettes

got rolling as we hit Route 66 from Kingman to Ash

Fork and along the way stopped in Seligman to shop

and have lunch. While there, about 20 Bentley

convertibles, mostly right hand drive with European

license plates came streaming into town. Despite

heavy winds they braved the elements with the top

down. A few hours later our cars descended down

scenic Oak Creek Canyon and we arrived in Sedona

in time to watch the sunset on the mesa at the local

airport. The next day it was a ride on the Broken

Arrow run of the Pink Jeep Tours. Some in our

party were screaming so loudly, it made it

extremely entertaining for the rest of us.

Next was Santa Fe, New Mexico with stops along the

way including Meteor Crater, Winslow, Jack Rabbit

Trading Post, Wig-Wam Village Motel in Holbrook and

finally lunch at the historic El Rancho Hotel in Gallup,

NM. The following morning, we had our own private

historic walking tour of Santa Fe as we learned about

the city’s 400 year history, architecture and the secret

office of Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic

bomb. From there we took a leisurely Corvette cruise

to the New Mexican Village of Chimayo, then to Los

Alamos to see how the bomb was constructed and on

to Bandelier National Monument for a tour of cliff

dwellings before returning to our hotel. Next up was

Albuquerque where we had a private trolley tour and

later visited the famous Kimo Theatre. After an

overnight in Socorro we visited the actual ground

zero where the atomic age was officially born at the

Trinity Bomb site in July of 1945. Yours truly was

interviewed by Canadian TV about our trip and why

we were there. We later checked out the UFO

museum in Roswell. Next was Carlsbad Caverns, the

Clyde Tombaugh Space Museum, the White Sands

Desert and finally we rolled into Tombstone. After

checking out the OK Corral and other sites, we visited

a Titan 2 Missile silo in Green Valley, Az. Leigh Ann

Severance sat in the director’s chair and pushed the

simulated launch of the hydrogen nuclear warhead

capable of hitting a target 6,000 miles away in less

than an hour. Then it was on to Tucson for two days

and visiting the Pima Air and Space Museum, the

Boneyard and Old Tucson studios. While at the

Boneyard, a reporter for local Channel 12 did a story

on us and videoed all the Corvettes heading out on

the road. While in Yuma we took a sunset dinner

cruise on the Colorado River. The following day some

folks went back to Laughlin, others headed for home

and a couple of us continued to San Diego. While in

San Diego we caught a Padres-Tigers game, went to

Balboa Park and saw a 300 year old pirate shipwreck

complete with treasure that was recently discovered,

we toured the aircraft carrier Midway and had dinner

in the Gaslamp District. Those same Bentleys were

staying at our hotel in San Diego. What a

coincidence! There is so much more I could tell you

about, but I think most everyone had a great time.

Perhaps another extended run may be in order in

2016. In closing, don’t forget your 50% deposit

($550) is due next month for the President’s Mystery

Run which is Sept. 29 to Oct 3.

CRAIG


Central Valley Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes

April 15, 2014

President Craig Hansen called the General

Meeting to order at 6:32pm.

The minutes from the March general meeting

were read by Kim Fosnaugh. Joyce Kroeker made

a motion to accept the minutes as read which was

seconded by Lupe Dawson.

Membership Chairman, Charlie Fosnaugh was

absent.

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

Southwest Tour II, Quilt Show & Laughlin.

Upcoming runs of the Clovis Rodeo Parade, Salute

to Vets Fly In, Superior Dairy, Great Central Valley

Chili Cook-off, Word from Home Car Show,

Dominoes and Presidents Mystery Run were

discussed.

Lupe Dawson, Sergeant at Arms (aka Alien Sheriff)

collected $1.50.

Our Sunshine reporter, Jan Pflepsen will report

next month due to being gone on the Southwest

Tour.

Our Parliamentarian, Linda Laningham had

nothing to report this month.

Old Business:

Craig Hansen thanked Mike Lebda & Charlotte

Renna for attending our March Board meeting with

ideas on membership. Mike mentioned our website

did not come up when searching for car clubs in

Fresno because our website name does not have

car club or Fresno in the name. Charlie Fosnaugh

took the suggestion and has added more words in

the search engine for our website domain name.

Craig Hansen reminded everyone we will need final

sign-ups for the CVC Picnic to be held on June 1 st .

Anyone attending the Presidents Mystery Run must

pay half the deposit by the May meeting.

New Business:

Wade Haines was a guest and mentioned that his

wife had purchased the Roadhouse and invited us

to bring our cars up to the Grand Reopening on

May 17 th . Several non-members have requested to

post Corvettes for sale on the CVC website. Craig

Hansen asked the membership to show by a vote

of hands if they approve the posting for nonmembers.

Discussion was held. Members noted we

could possibly bring in a new member who buys a

car posted on our website and to limit the posting

to 30 days. It was agreed to allow posting of

Corvettes for sale on the CVC website by nonmembers.

Craig Hansen, Skip Severance and Mike

Hayes met with our sponsor Ed Dena. They

discussed keeping the information provided to post

on the website more timely and invited Ed to

attend our picnic and Christmas Party, and noted

Ed is not currently interested in having CVC provide

a car show. The next Board meeting will be held

the 4 th Tuesday of the month, April 22nd at the

Severances. The next General meeting will be May

20 th . Scott Parkin motioned to adjourn the meeting

and was seconded by Ed Kroeker.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 pm

Respectfully submitted by,

Kim Fosnaugh, Secretary

Raffle: Thank you to the following members for

donating raffle prizes; Debbie & Terry Anderson,

Bird, Capurro, Comer, Danielsen, Dawson,

Fosnaugh, Garrahan, Garrison, Hall, Hayes,

Kroeker, Laningham, Marine, Null, Olson, Parkin,

Pflepsen, Renna and Severance.


Gotta Run?

Here are the runs that are currently scheduled. Thank you to all of you who are leading runs!

April 2014

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

October 2014

Friday Oct 10

100 th Annual Clovis Rodeo Parade - Fosnaughs

Salute to Vets Fly In – Reedley Airport - Hayes

Hanford Superior Dairy - Lanninghams

CVC Picnic @ Kroekerville – CVC Board

Great Central Valley Chili Cook Off – Halls

Word From Home Car Show – Hansens

President’s Mystery Run to Huron?

Firebaugh High School Homecoming Queen Hall - Andersons

December 2014

Thursday 12/11

Sunday 12/14

Christmas Party at Piccadilly Inn – Halls

Christmas Hay Ride – Renna, Garrisons

To be scheduled – Zoo Run – Walkers

Coming Soon Mystery Lunch hosted by the Severance’s

And don’t forget Bunco Ladies

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 3 rd Freida Null

May Birthdays: 4 th Terri Parks

5 th Chuck Hall

10 th Joyce Kroeker

13 th Connie Anderson

14 th Dale Comer

22 nd Mike Hayes

26 th Emily Piercy

28 th Dick Danielsen

HAPPY

May Anniversaries: 7 th Rick & Gail Tavares 20 years !

10 th Keith & Debbie Garrison 22 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


Please Join Us

for Our 1st Annual?

Central Valley Corvettes

Summer Fiesta!

Sunday, June 1st

From: ~1 to 4 p.m. at

“Kroekerville”

Kroeker Inc.

4627 S Chestnut Ave

Fresno, CA 93725

(Lots of Parking & Shade available)

We will have a SALSA Contest and

a DESSERT Contest with prizes!

(Please bring only one or the other)

RSVP: 559-970-2232 (SKIP)

No Charge to Members!

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