Central Valley Corvettes - June 2015 Magazine

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno Magazine - June 2015

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, 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

Mission Statement / Officers..... 2-3

A Word from our President.......... 4

Secretary’s Minutes..................... 5

Sunshine & Clouds................... 6-7

Cookin’ with Charlotte................. 8

Cookin’ with Mary....................... 9

Birthdays & Anniversaries.......... 10

New Members in CVC ............... 11

CVC Activities............................ 12

CVC Event Flyers.................. 13-17

CVC 2 nd Annual Picnic.......... 18-23

CVC Lin’s Fusion Dinner Run.. 24-25

CVC Corvettin’ with COF........ 26-39

Corvettes leading the Miata Club 40

From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 41

RAFFLE TICKETS

Susan Walker (Del)

559-255-2613

delwalker@live.com

WEBSITE EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)

559-299-0547

Fosnaugh@comcast.net


The year 2015 is half over and so far so

good for our club. Welcome Art & Nancy

White and Rick & Betty Helm to Central

Valley Corvettes. Membership is growing,

runs are happening, and turnout at the

general meetings is great.

At the June meeting we discussed the

club logo. Some members would like

“Fresno” included in the logo to

differentiate our club from other clubs in

the country also called Central Valley

Corvettes. I did some research and there

are quite a few clubs with “Valley” in

their name but I did not find another club

named Central Valley Corvettes.

The board, with the help of Charlie

Fosnaugh and Andy Anderson, came up

with a couple different options and they

will be presented at the next general

meeting for a vote. Once we have that

decided the next step will be to work

with an embroidery shop and present the

membership with a selection of shirts,

caps and jackets they can order.

I’ve been doing some wheeling and

dealing and it looks like the cost of the

President’s Mystery Run is coming

down into the $400-450 range. I still

have a couple of things to finalize but I

will have the final cost by the August

meeting when payment will be due.

There are 18 cars signed up so far but

there is room for more. Those

Riverdale hotels do fill up pretty fast

though.

The run through the foothills with the

Corvettes of Fresno was a really neat

drive. Jim and Joan Kozera put on a

great lunch with music included and

their hospitality is much appreciated.

What a wonderful couple they are.

If anyone has an old name tag with the

pin on the back and would like to

replace it with a new one with the

magnetic holder on the back, see Dick

Danielsen. He can order a new one for

you at a cost of $8.70.

See you all at the next meeting.

GARY


We also took a vote and Dick & Terry

Johnson were voted in as new members.

They will receive their New Member packet

at the June meeting.

Parliamentarian, Craig Hansen had nothing

new to report.

Sgt. of Arms, Chuck Laningham collected

$1.50 in badge fees.

Jan Pflepsen gave her Sunshine & Clouds

report.

Old Business:

Central Valley Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes

May 19, 2015

The General Meeting was called to order

at 6:30 by President, Gary Pflepsen.

The minutes from the April meeting were

read by Secretary, Debby Anderson. A

motion to accept the minutes as read was

made by Leigh Ann Severance and

seconded by Lupe Dawson. Motion

carried.

Treasurer’s Report was given by Gary

Pflepsen in Mike Lebda’s absence.

VP of Activities, Skip Severance went over

the months runs and the leaders from

each run gave the report. He added three

new runs: July 11-19 is the River Run, Aug

31st is Hot August Nights and Sept 10-13 is

the Reno Tour.

VP of Public Relations/Membership, Dick

Danielsen gave the Birthday and

Anniversary report. He also let everyone

know that if the members with old badges

want new ones with the magnet backs,

they can order them from him at their

own expense. He welcomed visitors Tom

& Marci Jarvis and also welcomed Official

new members, Rick & Becky Helm as well

as Art & Nancy White.

The club was looking for someone to help

Charlie with the Newsletter & Becky Helm

volunteered.

New Business:

Club logo: Charlie brought several samples

so we could see what the new logo would

look like on shirts & hats. Once the club

decides on the logo, there will be more

information to follow.

The June Board Meeting was changed to

Thursday, June 25 th at Mike Lebda’s.

Next General Meeting will be June 16 th .

Next Board Meeting will be May 26 th at Gary

Pflepsen’s.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by

Jeff Levin & seconded by Scott Parkin.

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 6:50.

Respectfully submitted by,

Debby Anderson, Secretary

Raffle: Thank you to the following

members for donating raffle prizes: A&C

Anderson, T&D Anderson, Bird, Danielsen,

Dawson, Fosnaugh, Garrahan, Hayes,

Henenfent, Henderson, D&T Johnson, D&S

Johnson, Kroeker, Laningham, Null, Parkin,

Pflepsen, Severance, Walker, White.


May 19, 2015

SUNSHINE & CLOUDS

Jan De Mello-Pflepsen

1. From Pam and Craig Hansen: their niece Emily graduated from Fresno State

with a degree in Marketing. Also, their granddaughter Bella choreographed

and acted in a production of Alice in Wonderland at her school. Bella is 13

years old….......and now for the vacation to Detroit where they visited the

Ford Museum and were privileged to see the presidential limos including the

one that President Reagan rode in and also the Lincoln Continental that

transported President Kennedy. They saw the actual chair that President

Lincoln was sitting in at the time of his assassination. The crown jewel of

their adventure was a drive over Mackinac Bridge to St. Ignace and a ferry

ride out to Mackinac Island for a three nite stay at the world famous Grand

Hotel. On the second evening it was the “titanic night”. Each guest drew a

name of a passenger complete with an autobiography so the guest could

determine who survived. They were served the same food the people in first

class ate on April 14, 1912. Shortly after the final course, the strobe lights

flickered. Ice rained down upon the guests. A large screen projected the

people who survived the crash of the titanic, but unfortunately Craig was not

a survivor. Pam did survive. Craig’s bones now rest 11,000 feet below sea

level. This was truly a special vacation.

2. I received a brief message from Emily Piercy that she is unable to attend the

meeting tonight. She was having surgery on her ring finger, right hand.


3. And now from our dear friends the Garrahan’s. Keith was not able to have

his knee replacement last week. The reason is there was a difference of

opinion on how long Keith needed to be off his blood thinner. Keith was very

disappointed but the surgery has been rescheduled. Also the good news in

the Garrison family – their dtr-in-law graduated summa-cum-laude in premed/biology.

She is on her way to medical school and will be leaving on

June 15 th with their little caravan of 3 cars for the trek across 9 states to

Pikeville. The bad news: After attending their dtr-in-laws graduation party,

many guests suffered with food poisoning. Sunday was spent recovering.

4. From Jeff Levine: Sarah’s brother was diagnosed with tongue cancer and a

complication of an aneurysm in his neck. He is under the care of Hospice. In

addition to her brother’s difficulties, Sarah’s brother-in-law learns he has

throat cancer and is being treated with radiation. Sarah begins her journey

home which is miserable. She is in the airport at Lubbock, Texas where

thunder storms and tornadoes hit. She is forced to spend the nite in Texas

where of course her luggage is lost. This was a very difficult time for Sarah

not to mention the sadness she was dealing with her families’ health issues.

Our hearts go out to Sarah and hopefully happiness will find a way to her. By

the way her Luggage was finally located.

5. Per Patricia Garrahan: a brief update on Freddy Fam’s grandson – little

Gabriel is having breathing problems, though his appetite has improved. He

has gained some weight but continues to deal with breathing issues that can

adversely affect his heart. Please keep him in your prayers.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR INFORMATION WE SO ENJOY HEARING FROM

YOU!

JAN


Cookin’ with Charlotte!

`

by Charlotte Renna


Cookin’ with Mary!

`

by Mary Lebda

Here’s the

recipe for

Mary’s

Coconut

Cream Cake

that we had

at the Club

Picnic last

month.

Thanks

Mary!


JUNE BIRTHDAYS

by Dick Danielsen

Art White – June 1 st Craig Hansen – June 3 rd Terry Anderson – June 7 th

Sharon Condley – June 17 th

Mary Ann Whitson – June 18 th

JUNE ANNIVERSARIES

Herb & Freida Null – June 10 th

– 45 years!

Craig & Pam Hansen – June 14 th – 36 years!

Mike & Mary Lebda – June 18 th – 49 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


Rick (not pictured) & Becky Helm with Sponsors Debby & Terry

Art & Nancy White with Sponsors Skip & Leigh Ann


CVC Activities Schedule

by Skip Severance

Here are the runs that are currently scheduled.

Jun 6 Harris Ranch/Superior Dairy Danielsen’s

June 17 At the Movies - Jurassic World Fosnaugh’s

Jun 28 Word from Home Car Show Hansen’s

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 THIS MONTH 4 TH THURSDAY 7:00pm

And don’t forget Dominos

And Movies

for the Ladies (Contact Frieda Null)

(Contact Charlie Fosnaugh)

FLAG DAY IS JUNE 14th


HARRIS RANCH

LUNCH RUN

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

CB RADIO!

CUT OFF FOR SIGN-UP IS THE MAY

MEETING.

Questions? Contact the Danielsen’s!


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


Sunday, July 12, 2015

7th ANNUAL

ALL MAKES

Car show

10am to 2pm

ALL YEARS

Corvettes — Hot Rods—Customs—Classics

Parking on the Ball-field Grass

Pre-Registration Fee by July 1st:

$30 per car

$35 per car on event day July 12th

One meal ticket included with registration

AWARDS

Call Becky at (209) 652-3771 for more info

Registration forms available at

www.YosemiteCorvetteClub.net

59th ANNUAL

DEEP PIT BAR-B-Q

Lunch includes: BBQ Beef, Beans, Salad, Roll & Coffee

Desserts and Cold Drinks available to purchase

Henderson Park, Snelling, CA

Lunch Served from 12 noon to 3 PM

Meal tickets $12 per person

Entrance FREE to the general public

Fun for the

whole family

BINGO 11am


On a recent run to Solvang the Miata Club was led by

Dick & Terry Johnson who had just purchased a Crystal Red

Convertible Corvette. They are the perspective CVC Members

we just approved at our May Meeting.

The Miata group was also followed up by Mike & Lynne

Henenfent in their Yellow Z06 Corvette!

It made for quite the conversation in their club and

I’m sure they got lots of looks on the way!


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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