VOLUME 24 ISSUE 9 SEPTEMBER 2015
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)
Mission Statement / Officers..... 2-3
A Word from our President........... 4
Secretary’s Minutes..................... 5
Sunshine & Clouds...................... 6
Cookin’ with Charlotte................. 7
In The Headlights, Jarvis............. 8
Birthdays & Anniversaries............ 9
CVC Activities............................ 10
CVC Event Flyers.................. 11-13
From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 14
Craig Hansen (Pam)
Chuck Laningham (Linda)
Susan Walker (Del)
WEBSITE / NEWSLETTER
Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)
Summer is coming to an end and all the
fall fun will be here before we know it.
We’ve got the Bass Lake Lunch Run this
month and the Sugar Pine Railroad Run
in October that will get us up into the
mountains during the best time of the
year up there. We’ve also got Queen
Escort Runs at Firebaugh and Sanger
that are a great way to reconnect with
our high school years. Football,
cheerleaders and queens.
The signup for the Mystery Run is
complete and we have 22 cars signed
up and paid. Dates are still October
25-29 and we will be leaving about
7:30am and be back late afternoon.
More info to follow.
I think we did a great thing as a club
last meeting when we unanimously
voted to donate $1000 to a local
charity. We will vote on which charity
to support at the September meeting.
Our nominated choices are The
Marjorie Mason Center, Rescue the
Children, Children’s Hospital and Got
Your 6. Come to the meeting and
support your favorite.
It’s not too early to check your
calendar and make sure you have
December 10 th marked off for the CVC
Christmas Party and December 13 th for
our annual Hayride. This time of the
year time truly flies.
Our club shirt project was a huge
success and if you want more shirts go
down to StitchMaster and check out
what they have. I think we’re going to
get a couple yellow ones to match our
car. See you all at the next meeting.
Sgt. at Arms, Chuck Laningham collected
$1.75 in badge fines.
Jan Pflepsen gave her Sunshine and Clouds
Club Shirts. Charlie has been organizing the
Club shirt order and tonight is the last night
The General Meeting was called to order
at 6:30 by President, Gary Pflepsen.
The minutes from the July general
meeting were read by Debby Anderson,
Secretary. Charlotte Renna made a
motion to accept the minutes as read and
it was seconded by Tim Parks. Motion
Treasurer’s report was given by Mike
Skip Severance, VP of Activities had the
run leaders report on their precious runs.
Future runs of the Bass Lake lunch, Sugar
Pine Railroad, two Queen Halls and the
Presidents Mystery Run were discussed.
Dick Danielsen, VP of PR/Membership
gave the Birthday and Anniversary report.
There were no new members. Currently
we have 54 Corvettes in the club. Scott
Parkin brought Amy Olsen as his guest and
Bob Marine brought George and Myrna
Kurtovich as his guests and possible future
Craig Hansen, Parliamentarian reminded
us that nominations will start in four
We had a discussion about the Club making
a charitable donation. Charlotte Renna
made a motion that the club should make a
charitable donation and Fred Parks
Seconded that motion. The club voted and
the motion carried. We decided on four
1. Marjorie Mason Center
2. Rescue the Children
3. Valley Children’s
4. Fresno Vet Center (Got your 6)
We will vote per paper ballot at the
September General Meeting.
The next General Meeting will be September
15, 2015 at 6:30. The next Board Meeting
will be August 25 th at Skip Severance house
at 7:00 pm
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by
Kim Fosnaugh and Mike Henenfent
Meeting Adjourned at 7:15 pm
Respectfully submitted by,
Tom and Marci Jarvis
CORVETTE: 2008 C6 Atomic Orange Metallic
AGES: Tom 75 Marci 70
MARITAL STATUS: Married 26 years in October
CHILDREN: 2 Daughters and Son-in-laws, 1 Son, 9 Grandchildren
1 Great Grand Daughter 2 1/2 and 1 due in January ‘16
HOBBIES: Tom, cooking, gardening, playing cards, dominos, reading
Marci, yard work, photography playing cards, reading
PETS: 1 Calico cat, Sassy, (name and personality)
OCCUPATION: Retired: Tom owned a men’s clothing store and Marci
Office Manager for FUSD
HOW DID YOU DISCOVER CVC: The Hendersons and The Severances
FAVORITE FOODS: Seafood, Greek
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Richard’s
FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT: Coast and Mountains and anywhere we
have never been
FANTASY CVC RUN: Touring the National Parks and Famous Landmarks
y Dick Danielsen
Nancy White– Sept 6 th Don Johnson – Sept 6 th Lorraine Henderson – Sept 7 th
Patrick Garrahan – Sept 11 th Keith Garrison– Sept 17 th Marci Jarvis – Sept 27 th
Dick & Ruth Danielsen – Sept 4 th – 44 years!
Dick & Terry Johnson – Sept 4 th – 38 years!
Roy & Mary Ann Whitson – Sept 5 th – 7 years!
Skip & Vickie Garrison – Sept 22 nd – 42 years!
John & Linda Bird – Sept 24 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
CVC Activities Schedule
Here are the runs that are currently scheduled. Be thinking of a run
you would like to do and let me know. Nov is open.
Sep 10 Dominos TBD
Sep 12 Bass Lake Lunch Run Comer’s
Sep 24 Dominos TBD
Sep 26 Sugar Pine Railroad Danielsen/Levine
Oct 2 Queen Escort Firebaugh Anderson’s
Oct 8 Dominos TBD
Oct 9 Queen Escort Sanger Garrison’s
Oct 22 Dominos TBD
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
GENERAL MEETING ALWAYS 3 RD TUESDAY 6:30pm
BOARD MEETING ALWAYS 4 TH TUESDAY 7:00pm
We will meet at the parking lot on the South West corner of
Friant Rd. and Fresno St.
Meet at 11:45
Leave at 12:00 sharp
Skip Severance will lead us up.
Our lunch reservation is at 1:00. After we eat, we will drive
to Dale and Sue’s place for dessert.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact: Dale and Sue Comer at 559-970-0537
or Skip Severance at 559-970-2232
Join the Levine’s and Danielsen’s for a fun filled train ride back in history.
Saturday September 26, 2015
Moonlight Special - $55 per person – Must contact Sugar Pine Railroad in advance to
make reservations with CVC @ 559-683-7273 or online at www.YMSPRR.com
Meet at Pacific University parking lot by 2:30pm.
Will be leaving the parking lot at 2:45pm.
We will be meeting at the Pacific University parking lot which is in the River Park
Corporate Complex . The easiest way to get there is to take Fresno Street across
Friant Road into the complex and at the stop sign go left. The Pacific University will be
on you left as you make the left turn.
It is about an hour drive (unless we get stuck behind a slow moving RV or Tractor
Trailer) We should arrive arrive at Sugar Pine Railroad between 3:45 pm and 4:00 pm
which will give us 1 1/2 hours or so prior to dinner at 5:30pm. There are shops there if
you want to buy souvenirs and a gold panning area. We will park in the spacious lower
parking lot. There is an area by the station to drop off any one who has problems
walking uphill. To get from the lower parking lot to the station there is a short stairway
and a ramp.
Departing from Ticket Office at 5:30 PM
THE SUGAR PINE RAILROAD REQUESTED THAT MEMBERS MAKE THEIR
RESERVATIONS ON LINE AT YMSPRR.COM.THERE IS A COMMENT SECTION
WHERE YOU NEED TO NOTE THAT YOU ARE WITH THE CENTRAL VALLEY
CORVETTE CLUB SO THEY KNOW HOW MANY TABLES TO RESERVE FOR US
FOR DINNER. TO ACCOMPLISH THIS THEY REQUEST THAT RESERVATIONS BE
MADE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 12th.
Your evening begins with a BBQ dinner with a choice of New York Steak, chicken, or a
vegetarian substitution. The meal is complimented with a summer corn salad, ranchstyle
beans, sourdough dinner roll, and dessert. Complimentary juice, coffee, and
water is offered. There is a bar with sodas, beer, and wine for an additional cost. You
will then board the logger steam train for a ride to the campfire sing-a-long program
hosted by the Sugar Pine Singers. At the conclusion of the evening, you will re-board
the train for a memorable trip up the mountain in the night. The event lasts
approximately three hours.
• Torch Red Convertable
• Jet Black Interior
• Fully Loaded
• less than 100 Miles on it
• MSRP $80,410
• CVC Price, only $73,637