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, Charlotte Renna (559)323-0153
or any officer on the following page.
Gary Pflepsen (Jan)
Skip Severance (LeighAnn)
Debby Anderson (Terry)
Mike Lebda (Mary)
Craig Hansen (Pam)
Mission Statement / Officers.... 2-3
A Word from our President......... 4
Secretary’s Minutes.................... 5
Sunshine & Clouds..................... 6
Birthdays & Anniversaries........... 7
Cookin’ with Tom.................... 8-9
A 25 th Anniversary Celebration.. 10
In the Garage w/Jeff................ 11
CVC Activities.......................... 12
CVC Event Flyers................. 13-17
CVC Space Shuttle Run........ 18-25
Our Sponsor Ed Dena................ 26
Chuck Laningham (Linda)
Susan Walker (Del)
Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)
Hope everyone had a nice Easter. We
had brunch with my family and dinner
with Jan’s so in true CVC style had
plenty to eat.
With some longer runs (Laughlin,
Mystery Run, North by Northwest)
coming up I thought I’d go over some of
the basic “rules of the road” for runs.
This is not meant as criticism towards
any members, just reminders for
members new and old. Please be on
time. The schedule for the rest of the
day is predicated on an on-time
departure. Try to check out your CB
before the run. Start the run with a full
tank of gas and keep it topped off
through the run. During the run listen
up on your CB for instructions from the
leader on lane changes, speed changes,
turns, etc. Informal CB conversation is
fine, just don’t overdo it.
Try to maintain a constant distance
between you and the Corvette in front of
you. Don’t leave too big of a gap as it
tends to frustrate the drivers behind you
and allows other vehicles to get into the
group. This causes the group to gradually
split up and the ensuing speeding up by
cars in back to catch up. This can cause
safety problems, so remember to keep
the convoy “closed up”.
Our annual picnic is coming up on May
1 st . The cost has gone up a bit from
previous years and we will be voting on
approving those funds at the April
general meeting. A large majority of
members have signed up for the picnic
and a good time will be had by all. Once
again, many thanks to the Kroekers for
providing the use of Kroekerville. It is a
perfect place for a picnic.
October 22nd has been set as the date
for our Twenty Fifth Anniversary Party at
the Garrahan’s. Charlotte and her party
committee will be providing more info as
time goes on.
See you all at the next meeting.
Central Valley Corvettes
General Meeting Minutes
March 15, 2016
The General meeting was called to order at
6:30 by President Gary Pflepsen.
The minutes from the February meeting
were read by Debby Anderson, Secretary.
Del Walker made a motion to accept the
minutes as read and it was seconded by
Chuck Laningham. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report was given by Mike
VP of Activities Skip Severance had the run
leaders report on the previous month’s
runs. Freddie’s memorial went well and his
wife was very appreciative to have so
many from the club show up. The
upcoming runs are March 23rd movie
night, April 14 -16 Gamblers Classic, April
16 th Wine & Vintages Car Show, April 23 rd
Clovis Rodeo, April 30 th Kerman Car Show,
May 1 st Club Picnic, June 26 th Word from
Home Car Show, July 6-9 Presidents
VP of PR/Membership Charlotte Renna
gave the Birthday and Anniversary report.
Visitors tonight were Diane Tjerrild, Bob
Peluso, Dave & Lori Dukes. This was the
second meeting that all of them attended.
Sgt. at Arms Chuck Laningham collected .75
cents in missing badge fees.
Sunshine and Clouds report was given by Jan
The 25 th Anniversary party will be October
22, 2016 at Pat and Patricia Garrahan’s. The
committee will be Charter members
Charlotte, Andy, Connie, Keith & Debbie and
Members at large, Pat & Patrick. In Joe
Renna’s honor, Charlotte will donate the
meat. The committee will have a discussion
as to what the Anniversary memorabilia
should be. Also, we can all look forward to
reading articles in our Newsletter over the
next few months about club history and the
Charlie announced that he is once again part
if the Kiwanis Club Crab Feed. It will be
Saturday, May 7 th . $70 per person and
always a wonderful event if any club
members would like to go he has tickets.
The next General Meeting will be Tuesday,
April 19, 2016.
The next Board Meeting will be Tuesday
March 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Debby’s
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made
by Craig Hanson and seconded by Ruth
Meeting adjourned at 7:08
Respectfully submitted by,
Debby Anderson, Secretary
Raffle: Thank you to the following members
for donating raffle prizes: A & C Anderson,
Capurro, Comer, Danielsen, Derringer,
Fosnaugh, Garrison, Hansen, Hendersen,
Henenfent, Johnson, Lebda, Null, Parkin,
Pflepsen, Renna, Severance, Walker, White
and Whiston. We made $228 on tonight’s
March 15, 2016
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS
Jan De Mello-Pflepsen
THANK YOU FOR THE MESSAGES.
1. PER DEBBIE ANDERSON: TERRY ANDERSON HAS BEEN PROMOTED TO THE
POSITION OF DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES FOR FIREBAUGH
UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRIC T. HE WILL BE THE GRANT WRITER AND WILL BE
TAKING OVER SEVERAL OTHER PROGRAMS INCLUDING ALTERNATIVE
EDUCATION AND DISTRICT SECURITY. HIS LAST DUTY WILL BE ISSUEING
HIS SON (THE BABY OF 5) HIS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.
2. MARCIE JARVIS HAD SURGERY ON MARCH 15. WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THE
SURGERY WAS DUE TO AN OLD INJURY TO HER HIP AND FEMUR. SHE IS
3. EMILY PIERCY ALSO HAD A SURGERY PERFORMED. ALL WENT WELL AND
WENT HOME ON MARCH 16, 2016.
4. OUR FORMER FIRST LADY, PAM ANDERSON HAS BEEN LIVING VICARIOUSLY
THROUGH CHARLOTT’S FACEBOOK PAGE AND HAS GAINED 10 POUNDS!
SOMETHING TELLS ME CHARLOTTE HAS POSTED SOME GREAT RECIPES……..
Thanks to all, JAN
y Charlotte Renna
Kath Marine, 4/01 – Allyn Goodall, 4/01 – Jeff Levine, 4/28, Leigh Ann Severance, 4/29
and Dick Johnson, 4/29
David & Julie Sons, 4/12/86 – 30 Years
Emilio & Lori Garcia, 4/14/07 – 9 Years
Gary & Jan Phlepsen, 4/15/11 – 5 Years
Chuck & Sharon Hall, 4/20/85 – 31 Years
Rick & Becky Helm, 4/21/11 – 5 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
Cooking with Tom !
Quick & Easy - Sushi
Sprouts Farmers Market, Clovis & Herndon
Made fresh in front of you daily till 2:00 p.m.
All Sushi $4.99
1/2 price on Wednesdays
Special Ingredients: FALKSALT
CRYSTAL FLAKES NATU RAL SEA SALT - Citron Flavor
Great in Fresh Fruit Salad
Restaurant of the month: I Love Sushi
465 W Shaw, Clovis
This should be on you dinning list for Sushi
Corvette Foodies, please send me your suggestion
on all the above.
READ ALL ABOUT IT !!
Central Valley Corvettes turns 25!
Come Celebrate on October 22, 2016
at Pat and Patricia Garrahan’s
In 1991, a group of corvette enthusiast
gathered together to make a better world for
themselves & fellow corvette lovers. During
this year, up to Oct, when this wonderful event
happened, you will read articles to remind you
of how this came to be and you will hear about
events and the people that made them happen.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE!!
‘In the Garage’ by Jeff Levine
Where have all the woodies gone? Nick Alexander owned all of these.
They were sold at a special auction in August 2009 at Pebble Beach.
Nick was selling out to focus more on his ranches and horses.
He was a BMW dealer in Los Angeles and had been actively
working on his collection for nearly 12 years.
A complete collection of 60, V-8-powered, Ford and Mercury
wood-bodied cars from 1932-'52 sold for $7 mil. in 4 hours!
CVC Activities Schedule
Here are the runs that are currently scheduled. Call me with your run ideas.
Apr 14-17 Gamblers Classic Laughlin Garrison’s
Apr 16 AUSA Wine & Vintages Renna
Apr 20 Movie Nite – The Jungle Book Fosnaugh’s
April 23 Clovis Rodeo Parade Fosnaugh’s
May 1 Annual Kroekerville Picnic Board
Jun 26 Word from Home Car Show Hansen’s
Jul 6-9 Presidents Mystery Tour Pflepsen
Aug 27-Sep 11 North by North West Hansen’s
Oct 22 CVC 25 th Anniversary Party Garrahan’s
Dec 8 Christmas Party Garrison’s
Dec 11 Hay Ride Renna
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Lunch Severance
GENERAL MEETING ALWAYS 3 RD TUESDAY 6:30pm
BOARD MEETING ALWAYS 4 TH TUESDAY 7:00pm
Dominos 2 nd & 4 th Thursday of the Month
I WANT YOUR CORVETTE
In the Clovis Rodeo’s
Annual Parade !
Saturday, April 23, 2016
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 23, 2016
We leave at 8:00 am to the parade staging area (Jefferson, just west of Sunnyside).
We MUST be in place on Jefferson before 8:25 am as they close all of the streets
in that area at that time.
We will wait on Jefferson approximately ½ to 1 hour until we are called on to line up.
Wear/Bring: Your Patriotic Cap & CVC Shirt / American Flags & Decor, Water, Chair, Umbrella, etc.
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 email@example.com or 281-2876
Or Co-Chair : Mike Lebda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-9971
Sign up by the April 19 st Meeting!
CVC 3 rd Annual Picnic at Kroekerville
May 1, 2016
Back by popular demand, good food,
music, desert contest, games & more.
More details to follow.
9 th Annual Word From Home
Car Show to Support Our Troops
care packages delivered!
Car Show &
Sunday, June 26, 2016
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
9 th Annual Word From Home Car Show
and Freedom Celebra6on to Support Our Troops
Sunday June 26, 2016 5:00 P.M. 6l Dark
Lifetree Assembly of God Church 35849 Ave 13 ½ Madera Ranchos
Call Pam Hansen (559) 474-‐2330 for more informaIon
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Fee Enclosed $20.00 preregistraIon checks payable to Lifetree Assembly of God Church.
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from any and all known damages, injuries, losses, and/or claims from any causes whatsoever that may be suffered by entrant to his person or property. Further, each entrant
expressly agrees to indemnify all of the forgoing from any and all liability occasioned or resul,ng from the conduct of entrants or any par,cipant assis,ng or
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• Torch Red Convertable
• Jet Black Interior
• Fully Loaded
• less than 100 Miles on it
• MSRP $80,410
• CVC Price, only $73,637