Caboose Motel, Dunsmuir
President Charlotte Renna’s
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)
HAPPY FATHERS DAY
JUNE 15 th
missed too many meetings to vote or seek
office. That’s right, over 40% of the club has
already missed at least five of the first eight
meetings of the year. Who knows how many
more people might become ineligible over
these next three or four meetings. That is really
Election season is upon us.
Parliamentarian Linda Laningham will be seeking
people at the September and October general
meetings to run for a spot on the 2015 Central
Valley Corvettes executive board.
Three of your five existing members will be
termed out and the remaining two board
members are willing to stay on pending your
nomination. Fred Parks will be stepping down as
your treasurer and Pam Hansen completes her
second year as vice-president of activities. As for
me, I too have completed two years as your
president and it will be time for someone else to
grab the reins.
Kim Fosnaugh is willing to accept another year as
the CVC secretary and Skip Severance is very
interested in shifting over to vice-president of
activities. That means we need someone for
president, vice-president of public relations and
treasurer as well as anyone else interested in the
other two positions.
However, we have one big glaring problem. Of
the 82 members in CVC, only 48 people are
eligible to vote in December, let alone run for
office. Anyone who misses more than four
meetings during a calendar year cannot vote.
Here we are going into September, the ninth
month of the year, and over 40% of the club has
At the request of several club members in 2013
we moved the meetings up thirty minutes to
6:30pm and we have done our best to keep the
meetings moving and complete the raffle by
7:45pm. So saying the meetings drag on is no
excuse not to attend. It may be too late to vote
or seek office for many of you this year, but
please try and improve your attendance the rest
of this year and certainly in 2015. CVC has a lot
of really good dedicated long standing members
and we are all excited to have the big crop of
new members. Aside from staying active and
involved in the club, it is important we maintain
our attendance. I really think the vast majority
of us are capable of making eight out of the
twelve meetings each year. If some of you are
missing meetings just to avoid serving on the
board, please come to the monthly meetings
and simply decline a nomination should one
In closing, Pam and I are really excited and
looking forward to hosting the five day, four
night CVC President’s Mystery run September
29 to October 3. If you are not one of the
twenty-eight people going, you can read all
about it in the next edition of the president’s
Presidents Mystery Run, Christmas Party were
Lupe Dawson, Sergeant at Arms collected .75
Debbie Garrison shared current news from our
members, as Jan Pflepsen was absent.
Our Parliamentarian, Linda Laningham reminded
everyone to be prepared to nominate members
for Board positions at our September meeting.
Central Valley Corvettes
General Meeting Minutes
August 19, 2014
The General Meeting was called to order at
6:31pm by President Craig Hansen.
The minutes from the July general meeting
were read by Kim Fosnaugh. Corrections were
noted that Freida Null collected $1.25 in
badge fines instead of $1.50 by Lupe Dawson.
Julie Sons made a motion to accept the
minutes as read with the corrections and was
seconded by Chuck Hall.
Treasurer Fred Parks gave the Treasurer’s
report. There were no questions.
Membership Chairman, Charlie Fosnaugh was
absent, so Craig had Debbie Garrison
introduce her visitors, Keith’s Cousins, Tom &
Deanie Allen and Doris Moyer.
Skip Severance, Vice President of Public
Relations reviewed the August Birthdays and
Anniversaries and important happenings on
their dates. Skip also shared information on
black rubber tips for CB Radio Antenna bolts
that Glenn Henenfent had available.
Pam Hansen, Vice President of Activities had
run leaders report on their pervious runs of
Shaver Lake Car Show & Mystery Dinner Run.
Future runs of Diciccos Dinner Run, , Day at
the race track, Oakhurst Car Show, Sanger
Queen Hall, Domino Day, Pizza, Poker &
Domino Party, Firebaugh Queen Haul and
Craig Hansen told those who will be attending
the Presidents Mystery Run to make sure they
have a CB Radio for the trip, and clothing for
warm and cold temperatures.
Election of new Board Members will be held
next month and Craig Hansen reminded
everyone that he and Pam Hansen have served
2 terms and are not eligible to remain in their
positions, and that Fred will not be seeking a
2 nd term as Treasurer.
The next Board meeting will be held August
26th at the Lanninghams’.
The next General meeting will be September
Joyce Kroeker motioned to adjourn the
meeting and was seconded by Tom Piercy.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:14 pm
Respectfully submitted by,
Kim Fosnaugh, Secretary
Raffle: Thank you to the following members
for donating raffle prizes; Anderson, Bird,
Campos, Danielsen, Dawson, Fosnaugh,
Garrahan, Garrison, Hall, Henderson,
Henenfent, Kroeker, Laningham, Lebda, Null,
Olson, Parkin, Parks, Severance, Sons &
CVC Run Schedule
Here are the runs that are currently scheduled.
DiCiocco’s Dinner Run in Sanger – Garrisons
Day at the races – Sierra Vista Mall Clovis – Lebdas
Classic Car Show in Oakhurst –Fosnaugh’s RUN CANCELLED!
El Cid Restaurant in Oakhurst – Garrahans & Andersons
Fairwinds Woodward Park Corvette Show – Pam Hansen
A combination of COF + CVC + High Serra Corvette Clubs
President’s Mystery Run
Firebaugh High School Homecoming Queen Hall – Andersons
Poker, Pizza & Dominoes - Phlepsons and Walkers
Sanger Homecoming Queen Hall - Garrisons
Christmas Party at Piccadilly Inn – Halls
Christmas Hay Ride – Renna, Garrisons
Annual CVC Board Picnic – Board Members
Pending Zoo Run– Walkers
And don’t forget Dominoes for the Ladies (Thursday 8/28 10:00 a.m.
Connie Anderson Hostess)
for the Men (Tues, Sept 2 nd @11am - Contact Charlie Fosnaugh)
Club meets third Tues of the month @ 6:30 and Board meets fourth Tues @ 7:00
Don Johnson Sep 6 th Dick & Ruth E. Danielsen Sep 4 th 43yrs
Lorraine Henderson Sep 7th Roy & Mary Ann Whitson Sep 5 th 6 yrs
Patrick Garrahan Sep 11 th Skip & Vickie Garrison Sep 22 nd 41 yrs
Paula Fam Sep 13 th John & Linda Bird Sep 24 th 48 yrs
Keith Garrison Sep 17th Bob & Peggy Cook Sep 27 th 45 yrs
Glenn & Lorraine Henderson Sep 29 th 40 yrs
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!
AND BE SURE AND VISIT OUR WEB SITE REGULARY
CVC day at MB2 Race Track
Located at the east end of
The Sierra Vista Mall in the
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
Meeting @ 2:45 P.M. in the parking lot behind
Huckleberry’s on Bullard just west of Fresno St.
We’ll cruise around Bass Lake for ice cream
There will be a sign-up sheet at the next meeting
or you can contact:
Andy or Connie Anderson @
Patrick or Pat Garrahan @
Fairwinds Woodward Park Corvette Show
Saturday, September 20 th
Fairwinds Woodward Park
9525 N. Fort Washington Rd.
Fresno, Ca 93730
Contact: Nick Jones @ (559) 434-6444
or e-mail: email@example.com
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.
Salad with Honey-Yogurt Sauce
You can prepare and refrigerate the yogurt sauce up to a
day in advance. You can also combine and refrigerate the
fruit mixture (except the banana) up to three hours ahead;
stir in the banana just before serving to prevent
Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2004
Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups fruit mixture
1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime rind
3 cups cubed pineapple (about 1 medium)
1 1/2 cups chopped Braeburn apple (about 1
1 cup orange sections (about 2 oranges)
1 cup chopped peeled kiwi (about 2 large)
1/3 cup flaked sweetened coconut
1 medium banana, sliced
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
Combine yogurt, honey, and lime rind in a small bowl.
Combine pineapple and next 4 ingredients (through coconut) in a large bowl; toss gently
to combine. Just before serving, stir in banana. Top fruit mixture with yogurt sauce;
sprinkle with almonds.
*I prepare a fruit wash of 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice and
1 tablespoon honey. Combine in a bowl and stir in the
chopped apples and bananas. Drain and add to fruit mixture.
This wash will keep these vulnerable
fruits from turning brown - I also toast
the coconut flakes before adding and I
stir in the honey-yogurt sauce just
before serving as the salad will not keep
well once dressed.)
-Contributed by Pat Garrahan
Mike and C. J. joined CVC in June of 1994 and were
very active members until they moved to Idaho in
We used to go to dinner together
most Friday nights. When our
little group grew to six couples
someone started calling us the
“Dirty Dozen”. The name stuck
even though at times our group
sometimes numbered two dozen.
C. J. was our club “character”. She could find
something funny about most situations and was pretty
flamboyant at times. Wherever the action was, you would find her right in
the middle of it.
She loved antiques and was a dealer. Traveling as far as Hawaii or Oregon to
sell her wares; Mike was her faithful companion
through all of her escapades.
They put together lots of fun runs…to Hawaii
(what a great trip that was), to the Gunn Hotel
in Sonora (which was haunted…ask Ed Kroeker
about the ghost that visited him!), Placerville
(another neat old historic hotel), and lots of
other places and nice dinner outings.
She loved Disneyland and was ready to go
there at the drop of a hat! She collected and
sold most of the Disney characters.
In the spring of 2002, C.J. underwent a
double mastectomy because she had breast
Cancer. The club had a cruise to Mexico
planned for two or three weeks later. Her
doctor told her she wouldn’t be well enough
for the cruise. But C.J., never one to be left
out of the fun, proved him
wrong. She put off her chemo
and she and Mike went on the
cruise with the club.
Over the years her cancer would go into remission, only to return and
spread. C.J. was a fighter and although I’m sure she shed her share of tears,
for us she was always upbeat even when fatigue would get her down.
C.J. and Mike were high school
sweethearts and were married 52
She left those of us who knew her
a ton of great memories.
For those of you who would like to
call Mike or send a card,
his contact info is:
559 Silver City Dr.
Boise ID 83660
Q: Who opened the first drive-in gas station?
A: Gulf opened up the first station in Pittsburgh in 1913.
Q: What city was the first to use parking meters?
A: Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935.
Q: Where was the first drive-in restaurant?
A: Royce Hailey's Pig Stand opened in Dallas in 1921.
Q: True or False?
The 1953 Corvette came in white, red and black.
A: False. The 1953 Vette’s were available in one color, Polo White.
Q: What was Ford 's answer to the Chevy Corvette,
and other legal street racers of the 1960's?
A: Carroll Shelby's Mustang GT350.
Q: What was the first car fitted with an alternator,
rather than a direct current dynamo?
A: The 1960 Plymouth Valiant
Q: What was the first car fitted with a replaceable cartridge oil filter?
A: The 1924 Chrysler.
Q: What was the first car to be offered with a "perpetual guarantee"?
A: The 1904 Acme, from Reading, PA. Perpetuity was disturbing
in this case, as Acme closed down in 1911.
Q: What American luxury automaker began by making cages
for birds and squirrels?
A: The George N. Pierce Co. of Buffalo, who made the
Pierce Arrow, also made iceboxes.
Q: What car first referred to itself as a convertible?
A: The 1904 Thomas Flyer, which had a removable hard top.
Q: What car was the first to have it's radio antenna embedded
in the windshield?
A: The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix.
Q: What car used the first successful series-production
hydraulic valve lifters?
A: The 1930 Cadillac 452, the first production V16
Q: Where was the World's first three-color traffic lights installed?
A: Detroit, Michigan in 1919. Two years later they experimented
with synchronized lights.
Q: What type of car had the distinction of being GM's
100 millionth car built in the U.S. ?
A: March 16, 1966 saw an Olds Tornado roll out of Lansing,
Michigan with that honor.
Q: Where was the first drive-in movie theater opened, and when?
A: Camden, NJ in 1933
Q: What autos were the first to use a standardized production
A: The 1949 Chryslers
Q: What did the Olds designation 4-4-2 stand for?
A: 4 barrel carburetor, 4 speed transmission, and dual exhaust.
Q: What car was the first to place the horn button in the center of
the steering wheel?
A: The 1915 Scripps-Booth Model C. The car also was the first
with electric door latches.
Q: What U.S. production car had the quickest 0-60 mph time?
A: The 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409. Did it in 4.0 seconds.
Q: What's the only car to appear simultaneously on the covers
of Time and Newsweek?
A: The Mustang
Q: What was the lowest priced mass produced American car?
A: The 1925 Ford Model T Runabout. Cost $260, $5 less than 1924.
Q: What is the fastest internal-combustion American production car?
A: The 1998 Dodge Viper GETS-R, tested by Motor Trend
magazine at 192.6 mph.
Q: What automaker's first logo incorporated the Star of David?
A: The Dodge Brothers.
Q: Who wrote to Henry Ford: "I have drove fords exclusively
when I could get away with one. It has got every other car skinned,
and even if my business hasn't been strictly legal it don't hurt
anything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V-8"?
A: Clyde Barrow (of Bonnie and Clyde) in 1934.
Q: What car was the first production V12, as well as the first
production car with aluminum pistons?
A: The 1915 Packard Twin-Six. Used during WWI in Italy, these
motors inspired Enzi Ferrari to adopt the V12 himself in 1948.
Q: What was the first car to use power operated seats?
A: They were first used on the 1947 Packard line.
Q: Which of the Chrysler "letter cars" sold the fewest amount?
A: Only 400, 1963, 300J's were sold (they skipped "I" because it
looked like a number 1).
Q: What car company was originally known as Swallow Sidecars
A: Jaguar, which was an SS model first in 1935, and ultimately
the whole company by 1945.
Q: What car delivered the first production V12 engine?
A: The cylinder wars were kicked off in 1915 after Packard's chief
engineer, Col. Jesse Vincent, introduced its Twin-Six.
Q: When were seat belts first fitted to a motor vehicle?
A: In 1902, in a Baker Electric streamliner racer which crashed
at 100 mph on Staten Island !
Q: In January 1930, Cadillac debuted it's V16 in a car named
for a theatrical version of a 1920's film seen by Harley Earl
while designing the body, What's that name?
A: The "Madam X", a custom coach designed by Earl and built by
Fleetwood. It featured a retractable landau top above the rear seat.
Q: Which car company started out German, yet became
French after WWI?
A: Bugatti, founded in Molsheim in 1909, became French
when Alsace returned to French rule.
Q: In what model year did Cadillac introduce the first electric sunroof?
Q: What U.S. production car had the largest 4 cylinder engine?
A: The 1907 Thomas sported a 571 cu. in. (9.2liter) engine.
Q: What car was reportedly designed on the back of a Northwest
Airlines airsickness bag and released on April Fool's Day, 1970?
A: 1970 Gremlin, (AMC)
Q: What is the Spirit of Ecstasy?
A: The official name of the mascot of Rolls Royce, she is the
lady on top of their radiators.
Q: What was the inspiration for MG's famed octagon-shaped badge?
A: The shape of founder Cecil Kimber's dining table. MG stands for
Q: In what year did the "double-R" Rolls Royce badge change
from red to black?
Trivia... Ford , who made the first pick-up trucks, shipped them to
dealers in crates that the new owners had to assemble using the
crates as the beds of the trucks. The new owners had to go to the
dealers to get them, thus they had to "pick-up" the trucks.
And now you know the "rest of the story". (submitted by Mike Henenfent)