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 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.
Gary Pflepsen (Jan)
Skip Severance (LeighAnn)
VP-PUBLIC RELATIONS/ MEMBERSHIP
Dick Danielsen (Ruthie)
Debby Anderson (Terry)
Mike Lebda (Mary)
Craig Hansen (Pam)
Chuck Laningham (Linda)
Susan Walker (Del)
Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)
Unlike a lot of people I love summer in the
valley. Fresh fruit, golf, sitting by the pool,
Dodgers and driving the Vette. We have
some nice driving runs coming up. There is
the foothill run and lunch on May 16 put
on by Jim and Joan Kozera and the Ventura
run on July 24-26 put on by Andy and
Connie Anderson and Patrick and Patricia
Also Pam Hansen is sponsoring the 8 th
Annual Word From Home Car Show to
show support for our troops on June 28 th .
We can use some more runs with driving
involved this summer so if you have a
destination within a days drive that
interests you put together a 1-3 day run
and off we go.
The planning for the President’s Mystery
Run is in full gear. The cut off for signing
up will be August 1 st and payment due by
the August general meeting. I’m still
working on the cost but it should come in
at around $650 per couple. I hear the
weather is really nice in Riverdale that
time of year.
About ten cars showed up for the Clovis
Rodeo Parade and although it was raining
there were a lot of people lining the
streets. Everyone (especially the young
kids and old guys) enjoyed the rumbling
engines and good looking Vettes.
The 2015 Club Picnic is history and once
again the many club members who came
had a great time. Thanks to the Kroecker
clan for all the help in getting set up and
for once again lets us use Kroeckerville.
What a neat place for an event like our
picnic. Thanks also to the Board
Members for arraigning everything.
Looks like a new CVC tradition has been
Christmas Party and Hay Ride will be here
before you know it!
Hope you all are enjoying the great
Sgt. of Arms, Chuck Laningham collected
$2.50 in badge fines.
Jan Pflepsen gave her Sunshine & Clouds
Nothing to report.
Central Valley Corvettes
General Meeting Minutes
April 21, 2015
The General Meeting was called to order
at 6:30 by President Gary Pflepsen.
The minutes from the March meeting
were read by Secretary, Debby Anderson.
A motion to accept the minutes as read
was made by Diane Hayes and seconded
by Charlie Fosnaugh. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s report was given by Mike
VP of Public Relations/Membership, Dick
Danielsen gave the Birthday and
Anniversary report. He also introduced
our guests: Dick & Terry Johnson, Nancy &
Art White, Steven Sufert and Sarah Garcia.
VP of Activities, Skip Severance went over
the list of runs and the leaders of each run
gave a report. The May runs will be: 2 nd –
Cam Twisters Car Show, 3 rd – Club Picnic,
8 th – Lin’s Fusion Dinner, 16 th Combined
run with Corvettes of Fresno.
Parliamentarian, Craig Hansen had
nothing new to report.
Four people were voted in as new members:
Art & Nancy White and Rick & Becky Helm.
We voted on a $1,500 budget for the picnic.
Fred Parks made a motion to accept, Leigh
Ann Severance seconded it, motion carried.
Charlie announced that you can now print a
copy or page from the newsletter if you
Next General Meeting will be May 19 th .
Next Board Meeting will be April 28 th
Debby Anderson’s @ 7:00 pm.
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by
Scott Parkin and seconded by Joyce Kroeker.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:01
Respectfully submitted by,
Debby Anderson, Secretary
Raffle: Thank you to the following
members for donating raffle prizes: A & C
Anderson. Renna, Comer, Danielsen,
Dawson, Fosnaugh, Garrahan, Henderson,
Henenfent, Kroeker, Levine, Marine, Parks,
Pflepsen, Severance, White.
April 21, 2015
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS
Jan De Mello-Pflepsen
IT APPEARS THAT NOT TOO MUCH IS GOING ON WITH OUR CVC MEMBERS
1. SKIP AND LEIGHANNE ARE OFF TO EUROPE FOR 15 DAYS AND WILL VISIT 9
COUNTRIES WHILE TRAVELLING. SKIP SAYS HE HAS BEEN TO EUROPE
WHILE IN THE MILITARY BUT IT IS THE FIRST TRIP FOR LEIGHANNE.
2. MIKE AND DIANE HAYES ARE THE PROUD GREAT GRAND PARENTS OF A
LITTLE GIRL BORN ON NOVEMBER 27, 2014. THE FAMILY LIVES IN MERCED.
3. CHARLOTTE RENNA HAS A NEW MEMBER IN HER FAMILY. SHE IS A 2
MONTH ILD TERRIER/YORKIE FEMALE. CHARLOTTE ALSO NOW HAS A
PARTTIME JOB AT CLOVIS CHRYSLER.
THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATING IN SUNSHINE AND CLOUDS.
By Dick Danielsen
Freida Null – May 3 rd Lynne Henenfent – May 4 th Terri Parks – May 4 th
Chuck Hall – May 5 th Joyce Kroeker – May 10 th Connie Anderson – May 13 th
Dale Comer – May 14 th Mike Hayes – May 22 nd Emily Piercy – May 26 th
Glenn Henderson – May 27 th
Dick Danielsen – May 28 th
Keith & Debbie Garrison – May 10 th – 23 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
CVC Activities Schedule
Here are the runs that are currently scheduled.
May 2 Cam Twisters Car Show Renna
May 3 CVC Picnic Kroekerville Board
May 8 Lin’s Fushion Null’s
May 16 Corvettes Foothill & Feed Run Kozera’s
Jun 6 Harris Ranch/Superior Dairy Danielsen’s
Jun 28 Word from Home Car Show Hansen
Jul 12 Snelling Homecoming Car Show Dawson’s
July 24-26 Ventura Anderson’s/Garrahan’s
Oct 25-29 Presidents Mystery Tour Pflepsen’s
Dec 10 Christmas Party Garrison’s
Dec 13 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
for the Ladies (Contact Frieda Null)
(Contact Charlie Fosnaugh)
Please Join Us
for Our 2nd Annual
Central Valley Corvettes
Sunday, May 3, 2015
From: 1 to 4 p.m. @
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Or sign up at the CVC meeting.
SATURDAY, JUNE 6 TH
- MEET AT JENSEN AND HWY. 99 AT
10:00AM ON JUNE 6 TH .
- LEAVE PROMPTLY AT 10:15AM SO THAT WE CAN ARRIVE AT HARRIS
RANCH BY OUR RESERVATION TIME OF 11:30AM.
OUR ROUTE WILL BE SOUTH ON HWY. 41 AND THEN WEST ON HWY. 198 TO
HARRIS RANCH AT THE INTERSECTION OF 198 AND I-5.
THERE WILL BE SOME TIME AFTER LUNCH TO BROWSE IN THE GIFT SHOP.
AFTER LUNCH, WE WILL UPHOLD THE
DEEPLY INGRAINED TRADITION OF
CVC AND DRIVE TO HANFORD AND
SUPERIOR DAIRY FOR DESSERT!
DON’T FORGET YOUR
CUT OFF FOR SIGN-UP IS THE MAY
Questions? Contact the Danielsen’s!
8 th Annual Word From Home
Car Show to Support Our Troops
care packages delivered!
Car Show &
Sunday, June 28, 2015
5:00 P.M. til Dark
Assembly of God Church
35849 Ave 13 ½
NW Corner of Road 36
and Ave 13 ½
To enter your car call
Pam Hansen (559) 474-2330
‘In the Garage’ with Bob Marine
Corvettes at Kern County Raceway 4-18-15
Just thought I would send you this e-mail that Chuck Hall forwarded to me yesterday. It's
pics of the Kern County Raceway run that Chuck and I went to Sat. All I can say is that we
had a blast. Joining the Corvettes of Bakersfield gang all 70 cars was great. They were
great group of people and very happy we joined them. The fact that Chuck's personal friend
is the manager of the raceway helped us feel right at home. Plenty of corvette's, all years, all
series, and even a few new Z06's . Racing was pretty cool. They had 3 different races
featuring different classes of cars. VIP treatment for all the members and cars, from the
parade around the track, burnouts on the straightaway in front of the fans sitting in the
stands, to parking all the corvette's in an area just above the first turn with a view. If you
chose to you could have watched all the races from our cars. Like a Drive in theater. Way
cool ! Check the video out. We will definitely attend this event again. Bob Marine
Check out this You Tube Video submitted by Bob Marine & Chuck Hall:
‘In the Garage’ with Gary Phlepsen
Corvettes for Sale at Wal-Mart??! Well, Not Exactly
Check out this You Tube Video submitted by Gary Phlepsen:
• Torch Red Convertable
• Jet Black Interior
• Fully Loaded
• less than 100 Miles on it
• MSRP $80,410
• CVC Price, only $73,637