Central Valley Corvettes - April Newsletter

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Central Valley Corvettes - April Newsletter

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, Dick Danielsen (559) 298-5229

or any officer on the following page.


PRESIDENT

Gary Pflepsen (Jan)

559-298-7241

gpflep@aol.com

VP-ACTIVITIES

Skip Severance (LeighAnn)

559-299-3550

skipseverance@att.net

VP-PUBLIC RELATIONS/ MEMBERSHIP

Dick Danielsen (Ruthie)

559-298-5229

redanielsenr@aol.com

SECRETARY

Debby Anderson (Terry)

559-801-7482

Debbydoo64@yahoo.com

TREASURER

Mike Lebda (Mary)

559-298-7993

mjlebda@comcast.net

PARLIMENTARIAN

Craig Hansen (Pam)

559-645-0513

hansenrt66@att.net

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Chuck Laningham (Linda)

559-304-2525

laningham@hotmail.com

RAFFLE TICKETS

Susan Walker (Del)

559-255-2613

delwalker@live.com

WEBSITE EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)

559-299-0547

Fosnaugh@comcast.net


Spring is here and the weather is great for

taking the Corvette for a spin in the country.

A big group of us did just that March 14 th on a

run put on by Skip and Leigh Ann Severance.

The drive up the foothills to Cat Haven was

beautiful and the big cats amazing. We all

learned a lot about these great creatures.

Lunch on the way up and ice cream on the

way down made it a perfect day.

Speaking of perfect days the annual picnic is

coming up May 3 rd . Great food, music, games

and Corvette fellowship await all who come

and it’s FREE.

Our numbers are growing. Welcome

prospective members Rick and Becky Helm

and Art and Nancy White. It’s great they

have an interest in the club and they will

bring two new 2015’s into our group. That

will bring us to five C7s in the club.

There was an article in the newsletter in

October, 2010 that detailed how to plan and

carry out a successful run. It was adapted

from a report prepared by Keith Garrison and

his committee in July 1998 and has a lot of

helpful info.

The article has been updated and is given to

new members and we will publish it in the

newsletter. (See page 9)

We have some interesting and fun runs

coming up so let’s sign up. The participation

by members so far this year has been

outstanding - keep it up.

See you at the next meeting April 21 st .

GARY

a.k.a.’The Big Egg’


Sgt. of Arms, Chuck Laningham collected .50

in badge fines.

Jan Pflepsen gave the Sunshine report.

Old Business:

We now have Business Cards for everyone to

have and hand out to perspective members.

Central Valley Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes

March 17, 2015

The General Meeting was called to order

at 6:30 by President Gary Pflepsen.

The minutes from the February General

Meeting were read by Debby Anderson. A

motion to accept the minutes as read was

made by Leigh Ann Severance and

seconded by Mike Henenfent.

Treasurer’s report was given by Mike

Lebda. He stated that a deposit has been

made for the food for our annual Picnic on

May 3 rd .

VP of Public Relations/Membership, Dick

Danielsen gave the Birthday and

Anniversary report. He also introduced

two guests: Art and Nancy White and

Becky Helm.

VP of Activities, Skip Severance went over

the list of runs and the leaders of each run

reported on how well they went and how

much fun was had.

New Business:

We are looking for someone who is tech

savvy to be able to help Charlie with the

newsletter.

Next General Meeting will be April 21, 2015

Next Board Meeting will be March 24. 2015

at Skip Severance’s at 7:00 pm.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by

Chuck Laningham and seconded by Scott

Parkin.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:05

Respectfully submitted by,

Debby Anderson, Secretary

Raffle: Thank you to the following

members for donating raffle prizes: A & C

Anderson, T & D Anderson, Bird, Campos,

Comer, Condley, Danielsen, Dawson,

Garrahan, Garrison, Hall, Hayes,

Henderson, Henefent, Kroeker, Laningham,

Lebda, Null, Parkin, Pflepsen, Renna,

Walker.

Parliamentarian, Craig Hansen had

nothing new to report.


March 17, 2015

SUNSHINE & CLOUDS

Jan De Mello-Pflepsen

Thanks again to all for the information to share with all CVC members.

1. From Kim Fosnaugh: “So sorry to miss everybody this week at the meeting. I

desperately need to get away from home (not Charlie) so we have hopped

onto a cruise this week San Francisco to Ensenada and back.”

Sounds like cabin fever to me!

2. Freddy and Paula had some very frightening news from their son about one

month ago. Their daughter-in-law was expecting to deliver in early May. She

had an emergency and ended up with an emergency C-section. The baby was

born weighing 2 pounds 2 ounces on Feb 4 th . His name is Gabriel and is the

first grandchild. Post-delivery the dtr-in-law, Danielle, was in a coma for 9

days. She has recovered and is in rehab.

3. Now Danielle is feeling much better and little Gabriel is growing. Because

Danielle was confined to ICU so long, her husband had to introduce Mom to

baby Gabriel. It was a very emotional time with tears all around. Needless to

say our prayers go out to the Fams and their family.

4. Freida Null phoned me last nite with some very interesting travel news.

Freida and Herb have just returned home with a month long vacation with 6

other couples. They went to New Orleans and sailed on the American Queen

Paddle Boat. Their travels included a tip to Bowling Green, Kentucky and then

on to Nashville. Freida had the good fortune to go back stage at the Grand

Ole Opry and visit with performers. She also had the privilege of standing on

the stage where celebrities stand and she sang a song. (That must have been

good!) While the other couples went home Freida and Herb went on to

Mississippi to visit with family for 3 days and then on to Branson, Missouri

where she saw 2 wonderful shows. From that point they returned home to

Selma with many wonderful memories. Thanks to all, JAN


Kathy Marine - April 1 st

Jeff Levine - April 28 th

Allyn Goodall - April 7 th

LeighAnn Severance - April 29 th

ANNIVERSARIES

David & Julie Sons - April 12 th

- 29 Years

Emilio Garcia & Lori Cameron – April 14 th – 8 Years

Gary & Jan Phlepsen – April 15 th – 4 Years

Chuck & Sharon Hall – April 20 th – 30 Years

Rudy & Hermie Hernandez – April 21 st – 24 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!

AND BE SURE AND RECOMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARY

AT: www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


Cooking with Charlotte!

`

by Charlotte Renna


CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

HOW TO PUT ON A RUN

Decide what you want to do, coordinate dates and details with the VP of Activities

and then feel free to ask for help from a more experienced member.

Call the destinations cities visitor bureau and get recommended hotels and

restaurants and any known scheduled activities in the area for that same date. On

the pre-run give yourself enough time to visit some of these. Also check AAA travel

books and the internet. When arrangements are finalized with the hotel and

restaurants, try to get a group discount, get prices including taxes, types of rooms

and get a contract if available.

Establish a run fee based on everything that will have to be paid for like hospitality

room, food, refreshments, gifts, raffle prizes, bottle water, snacks, etc. You don’t

want to have to come up with the money yourself. If you go over, the money can be

put in the treasury.

Get with the Newsletter person and get a flyer in the newsletter a few months in

advance and talk it up at the meetings. Have a sign up sheet and collect any money

in advance of the run. Checks should be made out to CVC.

Depending on the run you may want to put together a tour packet that includes

maps, time lines, scheduled stops, cell phone numbers of leaders and sweep and

give it out the first morning. Make sure your sweep has everything you have just in

case he has to take over the run. People get sick, cars break, etc.

When you pre-run it, if necessary, keep track of distances and times between rest

stops, gas stops, food stops, alternate routes, etc. If you are getting help see if they

want to go with you on the pre-run.

A few days before the run call all hotels, restaurants, tours, etc just to make sure

everything is still a go.

Remember doing runs is what this club is all about, do your best to plan everything,

ask for help and have fun.

AND REMEMBER FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR MEMBERS, WE SHOULD NOT DRINK

AND DRIVE.

WHEN YOU ARE READY TO PLAN A RUN OR IF YOU

NEED A MORE DETAILED VERSION OF THIS WRITE-UP

CONTACT THE VP OF ACTIVITIES

IF YOU NEED HELP, ASK ANY MEMBER

HAPPY CORVETTEING


CVC Activities Schedule

Here are the runs that are currently scheduled.

Apr 11 Mystery Dinner Run Pflepsen/Walker

Apr 18 Kern County Raceway Hall’s

Apr 25 Clovis Rodeo Parade Fosnaugh

May 2 Cam Twisters Car Show Renna

May 3 CVC Picnic Kroekerville Board

May 16 Corvettes Foothill & Feed Run Kozera’s

June 28 Word from Home Car Show Hansen

July 24-26 Ventura Anderson’s/Garrahan’s

Oct 25-29 Presidents Mystery Tour Pflepsen’s

Dec 10 th Christmas Party Garrison’s

Dec 13 th Hay Ride Renna

Feb 7, 2016 Super Bowl Party Anderson’s

Aug 27-Sep 11, 2016 North by North West Hansen’s

GENERAL MEETING ALWAYS 3 RD TUESDAY 6:30pm

BOARD MEETING ALWAYS 4 TH TUESDAY 7:00pm

And don’t forget Dominos

And Movies

for the Ladies (Contact Frieda Null)

(Contact Charlie Fosnaugh)


&

Saturday

April 18th

A 120 acre multi-use facility in Bakersfield, CA at Enos Lane and I-5.

Meet up with the Hall’s at Denny’s parking lot, Jensen & 99 before 1:30 pm

We will leave at 1:30 sharp for Hwy 41 south to I-5 south to Taft Exit near track.

Corvettes will do 2 laps around the track between 5:00 to 6:00. Race is at 7pm.

Each member receives Nascar tickets for the race. Pulled Pork, Hamburgers,

Hot Dogs, etc. available for purchase for dinner at the track. No food may be

brought in. Overnight hotels 3 miles north at Best Western ~$85 (800-528-1234)

or Vagabond Inn ~ $50 (661-764 -5221) available per nite. There is an IHOP and

a Chevron Station nearby also. COB is doing a 50/50 raffle as a fundraiser.

For more information call Chuck Hall @ 301-4795


I WANT YOUR CORVETTE

In the Clovis Rodeo’s

101 st Annual Parade !

Saturday, April 25, 2015

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 25, 2015

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 hour until we are called on to line up.

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

Or Co-Chair : Mike Lebda at mjlebda@comcast.net or 905-9971

Sign up by the April 21 st Meeting!


Please Join Us

for Our 2nd Annual

Central Valley Corvettes

Summer Fiesta!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

From: 1 to 4 p.m. @

“Kroekerville”

Kroeker Inc.

4627 S Chestnut Ave

Fresno, CA 93725

(Lots of Parking & Shade available)

Bring your own SALSA (we have the chips)

Bring a DESSERT for a CONTEST

(If you would like to be in it, to win it!)

Games with prizes also!

RSVP: 559-970-2232 (SKIP)


CORVETTE ONE DAY EVENT

SAVE THE DATE - Saturday May 16, 2015

You will not want to miss this day of CORVETTE enthusiasts enjoying their cars.

What: Corvettes Speed & Feed Run. Not really a race, just a lower foothill run to enjoy the

views and our favorite cars, OUR CORVETTES! Then some free food, drinks, car ogling,

conversation, and maybe even some activities to participate in or enjoy watching.

Where: Start at Hwy 168 & Temperance (Park & Ride lot)

When: Saturday May 16, 2015 ----- 11 am

IMPORTANT! Please arrive a little early as we will leave at 11 am sharp!

Cost: NONE – ALL FREE! -- Just Show Up With Your CORVETTE

REQUIRED FOR ATTENDANCE: YOUR CORVETTE AND RSVP

We must have a notice of your attendance to be able to make sure that we have enough food and

drink for all that attend so please let us know if you plan to attend ……. Thank You.

RSVP by Wednesday May 6, 2015 by calling: 559 260 0304 or 559 876 2519

OR email: jimkozera@gmail.com or joankozera@gmail.com

Or sign up at the CVC meeting.


8 th Annual Word From Home

Car Show to Support Our Troops

Over 2,200

care packages delivered!

Car Show &

Freedom Celebration

Sunday, June 28, 2015

5:00 P.M. til Dark

Lifetree

Assembly of God Church

35849 Ave 13 ½

Madera, Ca.

NW Corner of Road 36

and Ave 13 ½

Madera Ranchos

To enter your car call

Pam Hansen (559) 474-2330


‘In the Garage’ with Charlie Fosnaugh

Gold Chrome-Wrapped Corvette

is as Flashy as They Come

When it comes to tuning an already fast and good-looking machine such as the Corvette,

chances are most people will go for stickier rubber, larger wheels or a horsepower bump.

That doesn't apply to the owner of this flashy Forgiato widebody Chevrolet Corvette though.

During our test-drive of the C7 Corvette with the Z51 Performance Package, we were

enthralled by the 460 horsepower of the LT1 Small-Block V8 and the poised chassis. But then

again, the jaw-dropping visuals of the Stingray are more enticing than the performance.

For this reason alone, I'm trying to understand why did the owner of this $150,000 Forgiato

widebody Corvette upped the tuning ante to such lengths that he also commissioned a gold

wrap for his pride and joy. Thankfully though, a matte black wrap has been applied to

contrast the gold wrap to some extent.

Overall, it's hard to get over this 'Vette's "Look at me!" credentials

An interesting detail we found out by watching the video below is that London-based Gold &

Co. has sponsored the car. The British outfit is well known for its gold-plated iPhone 6s,

iPads and BlackBerry terminals, but putting its name on a gold-wrapped Corvette is

something new...

This being a Forgiato-enhanced product, the alloy wheels are also made by the tuner. On

this occasion, the company's F2.21-ECL forged wheels were used. The F2.21-ECL range

varies from 20 to 26 inches and can be personalized in 11 ways according to each and every

customer's preference.

Now press play on the link below and watch this gold-wrapped 'Vette in action. Burnouts and

donuts included.

URL: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/gold-chrome-wrapped-corvette-is-as-flashy-asthey-come-video-photo-gallery-93554.html#


C7

3LT

Z51

• Torch Red Convertable

• Jet Black Interior

• Fully Loaded

• less than 100 Miles on it

• MSRP $80,410

• CVC Price, only $73,637

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