Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno Magazine - June 2016

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno Magazine - June 2016

OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (CHARTERED NOVEMBER 12, 1991)

Photo by Dale Comer


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, Charlotte Renna (559)323-0153

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

Charlotte Renna

559-323-0153

chrenna@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

Birthdays & Anniversaries...........7

New Members Installed..............8

New Cars in CVC……………………..9

Cookin’ with Tom................10-12

Ready for a Special Treat?........13

Xtra-Xtra Read all about it....14-15

In the Garage w/Charlie.......16-17

CVC Activities...........................18

CVC Event Flyers.................19-23

CVC Annual Picnic................24-31

Our Sponsor Ed Dena................32

RAFFLE TICKETS

Susan Walker (Del)

559-255-2613

delwalker@live.com

WEBSITE/NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)

559-299-0547

Fosnaugh@comcast.net


Hi all. Once again the CVC Picnic at

Kroekerville was a great success. Our

change from Mexican food to tri‐tip

and chicken seemed to go over well. I

guess we can officially call the picnic

an annual event now. Many thanks to

the Kroeker folks and our board for all

the work required to put it on. Hope

everybody had a good time.

I looked at the run schedule for the

rest of the year and except for the

Mystery Run and Craig’s North by

Northwest Run there aren’t any more

“going someplace” runs scheduled.

This would be a good time for a

member or members to put on a 2‐3

day run to that special place they’ve

had in the back of their minds and

always wanted to do a run there. If

any newer members want to put on a

run don’t hesitate to ask around for

advice and hints from the “old

heads”.

I know it can be quite a bit of work but

I’ve learned from doing the Mystery

Runs that you get a lot of satisfaction

from showing members a good time

and introducing them to new

experiences.

Election time for a new Board will be

coming up in a few short months. If

anyone is interested in running for a

board position talk to the incumbent

and get an idea of what the job entails.

Charlotte Renna (VP Public

Relations/Membership) is the only

board member not termed out this

year. Being on the board does take

some of your time but working with all

the wonderful people we have in the

club does make it a truly rewarding

experience.

See you all at the next meeting.


Sgt. at Arms Chuck Laningham didn’t collect

any fines tonight as No One forgot their

badges!

Sunshine and Clouds report was given by Jan

Pflepsen.

Charlotte said that plans for the 25th

Anniversary party are coming right along and

that it is going to be at Larry Linder’s

beautiful place.

The General meeting was called to order at

6:30 by President Gary Pflepsen.

The minutes from the April meeting were

read by Debby Anderson, Secretary. Glen

Henderson made a motion to accept the

minutes as read and it was seconded by Del

Walker. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report was given by Skip

Severance in Mike Lebda’s absence.

VP of Activities Skip Severance had the run

leaders report on the previous month’s

runs. The upcoming runs are The Grizzly

Den lunch run 6/11, Word from Home Car

Show 6/26, Presidents Mystery Tour 7/6 to

7/9, North by Northwest Tour 8/27 to 9/11,

25 th Anniversary Party 10/22.

VP of PR/ Membership Charlotte Renna

gave the Birthday and Anniversary report.

We welcomed new members Diane Tjerrild,

Bob Peluso and David & Lori Dukes into the

club. Steve & Lydia Garcia are visitors

tonight for their second meeting, Dessert

tonight was in honor of Joe Renna’s

favorites.

There was no new business to report tonight.

The next General Meeting will be Tuesday,

June 21st.

The next Board Meeting will be Monday, May

23rd at 6:00pm at Gary Pflepsen’s

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made

by Freida Null and seconded by Chuck

Laningham.

Meeting adjourned at 6:59

Respectfully submitted by,

, Secretary


THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE MESSAGES! SHORT COLUMN THIS MONTH!

1. FROM PATRICIA GARRAHAN: PATRICIA HAS BEEN IN TOUCH WITH LUPE DAWSON

REGARDING DAVE. SO WITH DAVE, HE HAD SOME ADDITIONAL LAB WORK DONE BY

A DOCTOR IN SAN FRANCISCO WHO WILL LET HIM KNOW HOW HE IS PROGRESSING.

OUR GOOD THOUGHTS ARE WITH DAVE AND LUPE FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY.

2. IT IS WITH HEAVY HEARTS AND SADNESS TO LEARN OF THE PASSING OF LINDA

LANINGHAMS SISTER, BARBARA ELLIS. TO LINDA AND HER FAMILY: ALWAYS KNOW

YOUR CORVETTE FAMILY IS THERE FOR YOU AND IS VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

Thanks to all,


y Charlotte Renna

Art White, 6/01 – Craig Hansen, 6/03 – Terry Anderson, 6/07 – Sharon Condley, 6/17 –

Mary Ann Whitson, 6/18 and Amiee Parkin, 6/25.

Joe & Sarah Garcia, 6/04/78 – 38 Years

Herbert & Freida Null, 6/06/70 – 46 Years

Craig & Pam Hansen, 6/14/79 – 37 Years

Mike & Mary Lou Lebda, 6/18/66 – 50 Years!

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME BADGES TO:

ALL MEETINGS, CLUB EVENTS AND RUNS (25₵ FINE ea. without it)

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE!

AND BE SURE AND RECOMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARY AT:

www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


New Members Dave and Lori Dukes with Sponsor Charlotte

Member Diane Tjerrild with Sponsor Diane Hayes

Member Bob Peluso with Sponsor Charlotte Renna


Andy & Connie Anderson’s 2002 Electron Blue Convertible

Tom & Emily Piercy’s 2016 Daytona Sunrise Orange Z51 Stingray


Cooking with Tom !

`

Pie Crust

Recipe from

Mary Lou

Lebda’s

Family.

All CVC

Members are

encouraged to

send Tom

Jarvis their

suggestions

and/or recipes

Email them to:

Kg6kyu@comcast

.net


Quick and Easy: Phil’s Corner Grill, 304 Sunnyside Ave, Clovis

BBQ Tri‐tip, Chicken, Ribs and great sides. All Take Out. 709‐0978

`

Special Ingredients: Lemon‐Garlic, Potlach Seasoning, William

Sonoma

Restaurant of the Month: Sal’s Mexican Restaurant

My favorite – Selma, 2163 Parks St, 896‐7257

Other locations also in Fresno & Madera

Chocolate

Sin - Oreo

Delight

Recipe from

Debbie

Garrison!

All CVC

Members are

encouraged to

send Tom

Jarvis their

suggestions

and/or recipes

Email them to:

Kg6kyu@comcast

.net


Central Valley Corvette Members,

BE READY FOR A SPECIAL DESSERT TREAT AT OUR

JUNE MEETING…….

DEBBIE GARRISON, THE WINNER OF OUR DESERT

CONTEST AT KROEKERVILLE, WILL BE BRINGING HER

FAMOUS OREO DESSERT.

EVERYONE THAT BROUGHT DESSERTS TO THAT

EVENT WERE WINNERS. THAT WAS ONE OF THE

TOUGHEST JOBS I HAVE HAD TO DO. TOM &

DEBBIE WOULD AGREE, I AM SURE.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU THAT PARTICIPATED !!

CHARLOTTE


Central Valley Corvettes turns 25!

Come Celebrate on October 22, 2016

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.

The committee for our 25th anniversary party had their

first meeting. The Committee is: Charlotte Renna, Connie

& Andy Anderson, Debbie & Keith Garrison, Patricia &

Patrick Garrahan & Robert Peluso. The event location

was chosen. Comm. members will be contacting various

food vendors for prices. Next month we will meet again

to continue our planning.


Charter Members Column


‘In the Garage’ with Charlie Fosnaugh

General Motors Files "ZR1" Trademark,

Range-Topping Corvette Could Be On The Way

It’s been seven years since Chevrolet used the “ZR1” name to denote the topof‐the‐line

Chevrolet Corvette. But with the seventh‐generation Vette due for

replacing, it looks like General Motors is planning to bring back the badge

before the Corvette C7 gives way to the next‐generation model. According to

Autoblog, GM has filed a trademark application for the name “ZR1” with the

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Apparently, GM wants to use the name for “motor land vehicles, namely,

automobiles,” a telling sign that the long‐rumored return of the Corvette ZR1

is inching closer and closer to becoming a reality. No specifics were given on

what GM plans to do with the “ZR1” name, but if history is any indication, it

could be used on a range‐topping Corvette that would sit above the Corvette

Z06. Such a car has been talked about before, most recently when news broke

that Chevrolet is planning to turn the Corvette into a mid‐engine sports car

that can compete against its European counterparts. It’s unclear if the ZR1

name will be used on the eighth‐gen C8 model or on a send‐off model for the

current‐generation C7. Either way, the return of the ZR1 could only mean great

things for Chevrolet.


No specifics were given on what GM plans to do with the “ZR1” name, but if

history is any indication, it could be used on a range‐topping Corvette that

would sit above the Corvette Z06. Such a car has been talked about before,

most recently when news broke that Chevrolet is planning to turn the Corvette

into a mid‐engine sports car that can compete against its European

counterparts. It’s unclear if the ZR1 name will be used on the eighth‐gen C8

model or on a send‐off model for the current‐generation C7. Either way, the

return of the ZR1 could only mean great things for Chevrolet.

It’s worth noting that General Motors already owns the trademark for “ZR‐1,”

a name that it has used in past Corvette models, most recently in 1995 with the

LT5‐powered model. It also used the ZR1 name from 2009 to 2013 on a model

that featured a supercharged LS9 6.2L small‐block V‐8 that produced 638

horsepower and 604 pound‐feet of torque.

Whatever decision GM makes, it looks like the company is finally staking claim

to the name with the filing of this trademark application.

Source:TopSpeed.com


Grizzlies Den Lunch Run

Saturday, June 11th

To: The Grizzlies Den in Mariposa

3125 Triangle Road, Mariposa, CA 95338

Meet at: Villagio Village Shopping Center

S/W corner of Blackstone & Nees in the West

end of the parking lot by Pismos at 10:30 am

We’re leaving by 11:00 – don’t be late!

Lunch will be Burgers, Sandwiches, etc.

Contact Run Leaders: Chuck & Sharon Hall

301-4795 or 259-0186 or squilla@comcast.net

Ummm-mmm...........GOOD!


9 th Annual Word From Home

Car Show to Support Our Troops

Over 2,300

care packages delivered!

Car Show &

Freedom Celebration

Sunday, June 26, 2016

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


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

BOUNCE HOUSE

Name _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Address_________________________________________________________City_________________Zip____________

Vehicle InformaIon – Year________________ Make_______________________Model ___________________________

Fee Enclosed $20.00 preregistraIon checks payable to Lifetree Assembly of God Church.

In considera,on of the acceptance of the right to par,cipate, entrants by the execu,on of this entry form release and discharge the sponsors and their representa,ves

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

coopera,ng with entrant under the discre,on or control of entrants. Sorry no Refunds on entry fee.

Entrants signature_________________________________________________Date_____________________________

FIREWORKS

BARBEQUE CHICKEN, HAMBURGERS AND HOTDOGS


PRESIDENT’S

MYSTERY RUN

JULY 6-9

COST: $650 PER COUPLE

DESTINATION: YOU’RE LOOKING AT IT!!!

SIGN UP AND PAY CVC BY THE MAY 17 MEETING

.


Another great CVC road trip is now booked and we will be

on our way August 27 th 2016. Here’s part of the preview show.

This marks our third great road trip. The first adventure with 10 Corvettes was to the Southwest in October

of 2011 where we visited Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches National Park, Durango and the Silverton Railroad,

Mesa Verde, Canyon de Chilly, Monument Valley and our old friend Angel Delgadillo in Seligman. In April

of 2014 with 13 Corvettes in tow, we ventured into Sedona, Santa Fe, New Mexico, the 1945 Trinity site where

the atomic bomb was first tested in 1945, Carlsbad Caverns, Tombstone, Tucson, Yuma and more.

Now, the direction heads to the great Northwest with over 20 Corvettes signed up to explore Canada, Glacier

National Park, Custer Battlefield, Yellowstone National Park and Golden Spike National Monument as some

of the highlights. For those that have been on all three trips, you will have driven your Corvette into all 11

western contiguous states (California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado,

New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada) plus the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.

Southwest Tour I

Southwest Tour II


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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