President Craig’s Mystery Run
Point Reyes Seashore Lodge in Olema, Ca.
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)
Mission Statement / Officers....2-3
A Word from our President.........4
Sunshine & Clouds.....................6
Birthdays & Anniversaries...........7
CVC August Meeting..………………8
The Old Geezer Quiz……………9-10
CVC Event Flyers.................12-15
Lunch & Buddy Holly Run.....16-18
Our Sponsor Ed Dena................19
Craig Hansen (Pam)
Chuck Laningham (Linda)
Susan Walker (Del)
Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)
Fall is upon us and along with that comes
election season at CVC. This year four of
the five board positions are open because
of the incumbents being termed out.
Charlotte Renna has one year of eligibility
left as Vice President/Public Relations and
has agreed to run for another year. That
leaves openings for President, Vice
President/Activities, Secretary and
Treasurer. These jobs do require some
time and effort but they are a great way to
give something back to a club that gives us
such fun, companionship and driving
adventures. Here’s a look at the open
positions and what they entail.
The President is the CEO and chairman of
the board and presides over the general,
special and board meetings. Other tasks
include writing this monthly letter for the
Newsletter and putting on the annual
President’s Mystery Run. I can truthfully
say that, with the exception of the grind of
writing this monthly missive, serving as
President has been a fun and rewarding
The Vice President/Activities is the Run
King. He coordinates the calendar of all
the club events and works with the
sponsors as required to put on first class
The Secretary records the minutes of the
membership and board meetings. This also
requires that the membership meeting
minutes be provided in order to be
published in the monthly newsletter.
The Treasurer is in charge of and
responsible for all the funds of the
organization. He provides a written
monthly financial report, receives and gives
receipts for money due, deposits money
and writes checks.
If anybody is interested in one of these
positions you can get more information in
the club by-laws which are on the club
Two years ago I very reluctantly accepted
the nomination for President and was
surprisingly elected. I had experience in
management positions in the military and
industry but this was my first opportunity to
be involved with a social organization. I can
truthfully say that leading CVC has been one
of highlights of my life (along with marrying
Jan and her Corvette). It’s been wonderful
to get to know so many of the members
more closely and share club experiences
with them. Putting on the annual
President’s Mystery Run is a real hoot. It’s a
challenge, but taking members to new
places and driving roads they haven’t been
on is worth it.
So if you like to work with people and would
like to give something back to the club that
gives us so much,
PUT YOUR HAT IN THE RING!
See you all at the next meeting.
Parliamentarian Craig Hansen reported that
elections are coming up soon.
Sgt. at Arms Chuck Laningham collected $1.50 in
missing badge fines.
Sunshine and Clouds report was given very
cheerfully as always by Jan Pflepsen.
Charlotte reported that the plans for the
Anniversary party are almost complete. The
committee took a trip to the party location and
all were very pleased and think it’s going to be a
The General Meeting was called to order at
6:30 by President Gary Pflepsen.
The minutes from the July meeting were read
by Debby Anderson, Secretary. Tom Piercy
made a notion to accept the minutes as read
and it was seconded by Dale Comer. Motion
Treasurer’s report was given by Mike Lebda.
Our bank account is looking good. We can
make a nice Charitable Donation this year.
VP of Activities Skip Severance had the run
leaders report on the previous month’s runs.
Upcoming runs are North by Northwest Tour
8/27 to 9/11, Sanger Queen Haul 9/3, Pot Luck
9/17, Huntington Lake 9/24 (cancelled),
Firebaugh Queen Haul 10/7, Clovis East Queen
Haul 10/14, Anniversary Party 10/22, Poker &
Pizza 11/11, Corvette Christmas Party 12/8,
Coast Run 12/27 to 12/30.
VP of PR/Membership Charlotte Renna gave
the Birthday and Anniversary report. We
installed new members Steve & Lydia Garcia.
A motion was loudly made by Keith Garrison to
raise the missing badge fines from .25 to .50. It
was seconded and voted on by the club. Motion
carried to raise the badge fines to .50
We discussed making a charitable donation. We
decided $1,000 would be a good amount. Fred
made a motion to accept the $1,000 donation
amount and Lee seconded it. Motion carried.
Skip went over the procedures for how the club
makes donations so that the new members
would know and his suggestion was for the
Chaffee Zoo. We will be taking suggestions at
next month’s meeting and then we will vote.
The next General meeting will be Tuesday,
September 20, 2016.
The next Board meeting will be Tuesday, August
23rd 6:00 pm at Debby Anderson’s.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by
Fred Parks and seconded by Aimee Parkin.
Meeting Adjourned at 7:17
Respectfully submitted by,
Welcome to the club! Visitors tonight were Lee
& Holly Baumgarten and Fred and Susan Rose.
We are in the process of getting new member
bags so the Garcia’s will get one as soon as they
From Jill Kroeker
Just got off the phone with dad’s surgeon. The good news is
his lymph nodes are clear so he’s considered stage one and
both he and Dr. Gen (heart Dr.) think he is a candidate for
surgery. It’ll be done at the Fresno Heart Hospital. Don’t have
a date yet. Praise God.
From Tom Piercy
We are at Roger Rocka's celebrating my son David getting into
law school. We are so excited for him.
Tom & Emily
From Debby Anderson
Terry & I are happy to announce that our 6th Grandbaby is due
to arrive in Spring 2017. And this little precious bundle is
MADE IN CHINA
Nancy White, 9/06 – Don Johnson, 9/06 – Lorraine Henderson, 9/07 –
Patricia Garrahan, 9/11 – Keith Garrison, 9/17 and Marci Jarvis, 9/27
by Charlotte Renna
Dick & Ruthie Danielsen, 9/04/71 – 45 Years
Dick & Terry Johnson, 9/04/77 – 39 Years
Roy & May Ann Whitson, 9/05/08 – 8 Years
Skip & Vickie Garrison, 9/22/73 – 43 Years
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME BADGES TO:
ALL MEETINGS, CLUB EVENTS AND RUNS (NOW a 50₵ FINE ea. without it)
DO CVC MONOGRAMED SHIRTS, JACKETS, ETC. (WITH YOUR NAME) ALSO COUNT?
SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE!
AND BE SURE AND RECOMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARY
New Members Steve and Lydia Garcia
with Sponsor’s Pam & Craig Hansen
Mike Henenfent calling the raffle
Jan reading the Sunshine news
The Famous CVC Raffle!
The Old Geezer Quiz
1. In the 1950s, if you had a flat rear tire, you often had to remove the?
a. Necker knob
b. Curb feeler
c. Fender skirt
2. What color flash bulbs did Dad use for color film?
3. What was the parking brake called when you were a kid?
a. Emergency brake
b. Pull Stop
c. Breaker. Breaker.
4. Way before Air Jordan, what was a kid’s shoe of choice?
a. Buster Brown
b. PF Flyers
c. Old Stinkers
5. In what year did Dewey Defeat Truman according to the Chicago Tribune?
6.. Before the Orkin Man, what technology was part of most home bug deterrence?
a. Shoe Fly
b. Fly paper
c. 50 mm Phlit gun
7. Dixie cups had what printed on their tops?
a. Secret decoders
b. Movie stars
c. WW II propaganda slogans
8. What was the prevailing method of birth control in the 50s?
a. Heavy lifting and cold showers
c. Girdles and crinoline petticoats
9. Jimmy Durante said what at the end of every show?
a. Aloha, my friends.
b. Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.
c. Remember, wherever you go, my nose will get there first.
10. Popeye the sailor man; Popeye the sailor man.
I'm strong to the finish, _ _ _ _ _ , I’m Popeye the sailor man.
a. cause I eats me spinach
b. my dad was big and Finnish
c. the music a bit tinnish?
11. In the quaint greasy spoon jargon of yore,
what did knock the horns off one, and drag it through the garden mean?
a. 86 the customer, then kick him out the back door
b Rare hamburger or steak with tomato and lettuce
12. Lincoln Logs were for what use?
a. A diary of the presidency
b. Keep track of fat cats who sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom
c. Building toy structures
13. Ward and June bring what to mind?
a. A popular TV series called Leave it to Beaver
b. A Chicago family of butchers and knife sharpeners called The Cleavers
c. Inventors of the clicker, Jack Ward and Ernest June
14. Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, and Zorro are all forms of what?
a. Alcoholic beverages
c. Children’s play
15. What was the cheapest way to turn a bicycle into a motorcycle?
a. Baseball cards in the spokes
b. Rig an electric motor with a very long cord
c. Turning left into the path of a Harley
16. Tinker toys date back to when?
17. In school, what was the worst thing that could happen to you when being picked for a team?
a. Getting picked last
b. Getting your uniform dirty
c. Not having the team tattoo
18. If we dared to swear and our parents heard us,
we immediately found out what _ _ _ tasted like.
19. What was one thing the Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers would never do?
a. Kill someone
b. Shot a squirrel
c. Eat lima beans
20. What convertible offered an optional radio that automatically increased its volume
as the car accelerated?
a. 1912 Franklin
b. 1943 Jeep
c. 1957 Ford Thunderbird
This quiz was contributed by Dale Comer. The answers will be at the next meeting!
CVC Activities Schedule
Runs scheduled for the rest of the year. With what is listed below we
will have had 31 runs this year. Great job everyone.
Sep 17 Pot Luck at the Dukes Dukes
Sept 24 Huntington Lake Run CANCELLED!
Sept 30 Queen Escort, Sanger Garrison’s
Oct 7 Firebaugh Queen Haul Anderson’s
Oct 14 Clovis East Queen Haul Severance
Oct 22 CVC 25 th Anniversary Party Garrahan’s
Dec 8 Christmas Party Garrison’s
Dec 11 Hay Ride Renna
Dec 27-30 Coastal Zip Line-Light House Hansen’s
Comer’s & Pflepsen’s
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Lunch Severance
Feb 5 Super Bowl Party Anderson’s
GENERAL MEETING ALWAYS 3 RD TUESDAY 6:30pm
BOARD MEETING NORMALLY 4 TH TUESDAY 6:00pm
Dominos 2 nd & 4 th Thursday of the Month
QUEEN HAUL FOR HOMECOMING
JOIN ME AND HELP CLOVIS EAST ESCORT THEIR QUEEN AND
HER COURT AROUND THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FIELD
DURING HOMECOMING ON OCT 14. THE EVENT WILL
ACTUALLY BE AT CLOVIS HIGH. THEY NEED 7 CARS AND ARE
REALLY HOPING WE CAN HELP THEM OUT. WE CAN USE
CONVERTABLES OR COUPLES. SIGN UP AT THE MEETING.
Central Valley Corvettes turns 25!
Come Celebrate on October 22, 2016
Interesting how the months slip right on by. When we started
planning for our 25th Anniversary Party, there were months ahead
of us to plan, acknowledge people, write articles for our newsletter
& brag about our wonderful club. Here we are in August and
except for the planning of the party, I have accomplished none of
the other. So thankful for our committee, Keith, Debbie, Patrick,
Patricia, Andy, Connie, & Bob for putting together our party. The
date is still Oct. 22, 2016, at the residence of Col. Larry Linder .
Next month everything will be finalized & all information passed
on to membership. There will be a $10 cost to members (no guest
for this one, unless they are completing requirements for
membership). Please mark your calendars for this special event,
you won't want to miss it. Charllotte
• Torch Red Convertable
• Jet Black Interior
• Fully Loaded
• less than 100 Miles on it
• MSRP $80,410
• CVC Price, only $73,637