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
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
Sunshine & Clouds.....................6
Birthdays & Anniversaries...........7
Cooking with Tom…………………8-9
CVC Event Flyers..................17-22
North by NW Tour III...........23-46
CVC Movie Nite.........................47
Sanger Queen Haul..............48-50
Our Sponsor Ed Dena................51
Chuck Laningham (Linda)
Susan Walker (Del)
Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)
A good sized group of club members are
back to normal after returning home from
the “North by Northwest Corvette Trip III”.
Once again Craig Hansen, with Pam’s
expert help, put on a memorable run. We
were 17 Corvettes, gone 16 days, visited 8
states and 2 Canadian provinces, drove
3600+ miles and had a ball. We started out
with two full days of driving to get us to
Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.
We had free time the first day there and
some folks went zip lining and bob sled
running in Calgary while a few of us played
golf at the Fairmont Banff Springs course.
The next day was a full day of touring the
park including Lake Louise and the
Columbia Glacier Ice Fields. Than we were
off to Glacier National Park in Montana
and a full day tour of the park in the
famous Red Bus taxis. Next was Billings,
Montana and a tour of the Little Big Horn
National Monument and Pompey’s Pillar.
Than we went to Cody, Wyoming. Cody is
home to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
which houses five museums exploring the
history of the American West. After that
we spent two days in Yellowstone National
Park and saw it all. Geysers, buffalos, elk,
We next drove through Grand Teton
National Park for a day in Jackson, Wyoming
which included a cookout at the Bar-T-5
Ranch. The next day was a long drive with a
stop at the Golden Spike National
Monument in Utah. We spent that night in
Elko, Nevada and had a great Basque dinner.
After a night in Reno we headed home, tired
but full of memories. This short piece
doesn’t in any way do justice to all the
wondrous sights, exciting experiences and
close comradery we all enjoyed on this trip.
Once again, thanks to Craig for investing all
the time and effort required to make a trip
like this literally come off “without a hitch”.
If you haven’t been on one of his great trips,
think Colorado 2018.
See you all at the next meeting.
The General Meeting was called to order by
President Gary Pflepsen at 6:30pm. Minutes from
the August meeting were read by Kim Fosnaugh,
filling in for Debby Anderson, Secretary. Aimee
Parkin made a motion to accept the minutes as
read. The motion was seconded by Tom Jarvis.
Motion carried. Parliamentarian Craig Hansen
handed out nomination forms for the upcoming
Board elections. The nomination forms will be
handed out again at the October meeting. Gary
Pflepsen asked members to present the charities
to vote on for the club donation of $1,000 which
was approved at the August General Meeting.
Ballots were handed out and the Fresno Rescue
Mission’s Children’s Center received the most
votes. Aimee Parkin proposed this charity and will
contact them and arrange to present the check
with one of the Board members. Treasurer Mike
Lebda gave the Treasurer’s report and noted that
our finances are in good shape. Request was made
for a motion to approve $550 for commemorative
gifts at the CVC Anniversary Party. Ruthie
Danielsen made the motion to approve and Fred
Parks seconded the motion. Motion carried. VP of
Activities, Skip Severance had last months’ run
leaders give reports on their runs which included;
the North by North/West Tour, Movie night and
Duke’s Pot Luck. Gary Pflepsen presented Craig
and Pam with a gift arranged by the Marine’s for
all their hard work and success in putting on the
run. Upcoming runs are: 9/23 Clovis West Queen
Haul, 9/30 Sanger Queen Haul, 10/5 Movie Night,
10/7 Firebaugh Queen Haul, 10/14 Clovis East
Queen Haul, 10/22 CVC 25 th Anniversary Party,
Christmas Party, Hayride, 12/27 Coast Zip Line, 2/5
Super Bowl Party, 5/16-5/19 Lake Tahoe Trip and
July 2018 Colorado Tour IV. Charlotte Renna VP of
PR and Membership gave the monthly Birthday
and Anniversary report.
We have 4 prospective members that were unable
to attend the meeting and will be voted on next
month. Annual Dues Renewals will be in the mail to
members soon and are due by the November
General Meeting. Sgt at Arms Chuck Laningham
collected .50 cents in badge fines. Jan Pflepsen gave
her Sunshine and Clouds report.
Patricia Garrahan requested that anyone with
pictures to share from the North by North/West
Tour get them to her by the October meeting on
a thumb drive. She will put together a DVD of all
the pictures. Diane Tjerrild asked that all Face
Book users be vigilant in watching their accounts
and not accept duplicate requests from
scammers and announced a car show
Wednesday 9/21 from 5p-9pm at Campus Pointe
if anyone is interested. Gary Pflepsen reminded
the members to consider handling the duties of
the raffle, Sunshine and Clouds and Sgt at Arms
for the new President. If interested in one of
these positions, let him know. The new seating
arrangement at the meeting was to
accommodate more members. He also
mentioned that a letter will be sent next month
to Ed Dena to request sponsorship for next year
and invite him to the CVC Christmas Party. The
next General Meeting will be Tuesday, October
16, 2016. The next Board Meeting will be
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Skip
Severance’s. A motion to adjourn the meeting
was made by Del Walker and seconded by Aimee
Parkin. Meeting adjourned at 7:30pm.
Respectfully submitted by,
for Debbie Anderson
AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SUNSHINE AND CLOUDS THOUGH
NOT AS MUCH AS I WOULD HAVE LIKED. NEXT TIME WILL BE MORE, I AM SURE!!!
1. FROM OUR DEAR FRIEND, JOYCE KROEKER: JOYCE AND HER DAUGHTER JILL
DECIDED TO HAVE A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER DAY OF SHOPPING. SUCH A GREAT
IDEA. WELL, THEY BOTH GOT A LITTLE CARRIED AWAY WITH THEIR ADVENTURE
AND MADE THE DAY QUITE EXPENSIVE. THEY BROKE THE BUDGET AND BOTH
CAME HOME WITH BRAND NEW 2016 LEXUS, RX. THERE ARE SO MANY BELLS AND
WHISTLES THAT JOYCE SAYS SHE WILL HAVE TO LIVE ANOTHER 20 YEARS TO
FIGURE OUT HOW TO DRIVE THE CARS!
2. OUR FORMER FIRST LADY, PAMELA HANSEN HAD A WONDERFUL TRIP ON THE
NORTH WEST RUN WITH HUBBY CRAIG. IT ALSO PROVED TO BE VERY PROFITABLE.
PAM TOOK TO THE ONE ARMED BANDITS AT A CASINO IN RENO AND WALKED
AWAY WITH $1,000.00 IN WINNINGS. ONE MORE THING – SHE ISN’T SHARING.……
3. AMY PARKIN HAD A GREAT STORY TO TELL ABOUT HER VISIT TO SEE HER
GRANDMOTHER FOR 10 DAYS IN IDAHO. THE VISIT INCLUDED MAKING FRESH
PEACH PIE AND PEACH COBLER. THEY EVEN BOTTLED HOMEMADE SALSA. ON THE
WAY HOME FROM HER VISIT, SHE TOOK THE AMRAK FROM SALTLAKE CITY OF
FRESNO. ONE OF THE TRAINS WAS DELAYED FOR TWO HOURS, SHE LEARNS THAT
WHEN SHE GETS TO SACRAMENTO THE DELAY WAS DUE TO A PASSENGER BEING
FOUND DEAD IN THE TRAIN’S RESTROOM. AMY HAS DECIDED SHE RODE THE
ZOMBIE TRAIN TO SACRAMENTO. THAT’S A PRETTY GOOD HALLOWEEN STORY!!!!!
UNTIL THE NEXT CVC MEETING, I LOOK FORWARD TO MORE NEWS FROM YOU ALL.
y Charlotte Renna
Rick Helm, 10/5 – Becky Helm, 10/8 – Kim Fosnaugh, 10/16 – Sharon Hall, 10/18 – Roy
Whitson, 10/25 – Herb Null, 10/26, Mary Lou Lebda, 10/30 and Emilio Garcia, 10/30
Skip & LeighAnn Severance, 10/3/70 – 46 Years
Mike & Lynne Henenfent, 10/5/68 – 48 Years
Tom & Marci Jarvis, 10/8/89 – 27 Years
Pat & Patrica Garrahan, 10/8/67 – 49 Years
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME BADGES TO:
ALL MEETINGS, CLUB EVENTS AND RUNS (NOW a 50₵ FINE EA. without it)
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
Cooking with Tom !
Quick & Easy – Stuff Bell Peppers
The easy way: Savemart Grocery Stores, Butcher counter
Special Ingredient this month:
Cayenne Chili Pepper evolution
Fused Olive Oil, Imported
Restaurant of the Month:
Fermin’s Steakhouse, 1345 7 th Street, Sanger, CA. 875-1992
STUFFED PEPPERS Submitted by LeAnn Severance
4 yellow peppers, cut tops & clean inside & remove seeds, boil for 15-20 minutes until tender
1 lb. hamburger
½ cup cooked minute rice
2 tbsp. onion flakes
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 can tomato soup
1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
Brown hamburger with salt, pepper & onion. After browned add cheese, rice & soup.
Fill peppers, top with ½ cup cheese
Set in over proof container with a little water
Bake at 350 for about 30 min. or until brown on top and bubbly.
Corvette Foodies, please send me your suggestions on all of the above.
Thanks, Tom Jarvis,
Fender Skirts & Supper
This will bring back a lot of memories for some of us.
I know some of you will not understand this message,
but I bet you know someone who might.
I came across this phrase yesterday.
A term I haven't heard in a long time
and thinking about 'fender skirts' started me thinking
about other words that quietly disappear
from our language with hardly a notice like 'curb feelers'
And 'steering knobs.' (AKA)
'suicide knob,' 'hollywood spinners.'
Since I'd been thinking of cars,
my mind naturally went that direction first.
Any kids will probably have to find some older person over 50
to explain some of these terms to you.
Remember 'Continental kits?'
They were rear bumper extenders and spare tire covers that were
supposed to make any car as cool as a Lincoln Continental.
When did we quit calling them 'emergency brakes?’
At some point 'parking brake' became the proper term.
But I miss the hint of drama that went with 'emergency brake’.
I'm sad, too, that almost all the old folks are gone who would call the
accelerator the 'foot feed.' Many today do not even know what a
clutch is or that the dimmer switch used to be on the floor.
For that matter, the starter was down there too.
Didn't you ever wait at the street for your daddy to come home, so you
could ride the 'running board' up to the house?
Here's a phrase I heard all the time in my youth but never anymore -
'store-bought.' Of course, just about everything is store-bought these
days. But once it was bragging material to have a store-bought dress or
a store-bought bag of candy.
'Coast to coast' is a phrase that once held all sorts of excitement
and now means almost nothing.
Now we take the term 'worldwide' for granted. This floors me.
On a smaller scale, 'wall-to-wall' was once a magical term in our homes.
In the '50s, everyone covered his or her hardwood floors with, wow, wallto-wall
carpeting! Today, everyone replaces their wall-to-wall carpeting
with hardwood floors. Go figure.
When was the last time you heard the quaint phrase 'in a family way?'
It's hard to imagine that the word 'pregnant' was once considered
a little too graphic, a little too clinical for use in polite company,
so we had all that talk about stork visits and 'being in a family way'
or simply 'expecting.'
I always loved going to the 'picture show,'
but I considered 'movie' an affectation.
Most of these words go back to the '50s, but here's a pure '60s word I
came across the other day 'rat fink.' Ooh, what a nasty put-down!
Here's a word I miss - 'percolator.'
That was just a fun word to say.
And what was it replaced with? Coffee maker.
How dull! Mr. Coffee, I blame you for this.
I miss those made-up marketing words that were meant
to sound so modern and now sound so retro.
Words like 'Dyna Flow' and 'Electrolux' and 'Frigidaire'.
Introducing the 1963 Admiral TV, now with 'Spectra Vision!'
Food for thought.
Was there a telethon that wiped out lumbago? Nobody complains of
that anymore. Maybe that's what Castor oil cured, because I never hear
mothers threatening kids with Castor Oil anymore.
Some words aren't gone, but are definitely on the endangered list.
The one that grieves me most is 'supper.'
Now everybody says 'dinner.' Save a great word.
Invite someone to supper. Discuss fender skirts.
Someone forwarded this to me.
I thought some of us of a 'certain age' would remember most of these.
Just for fun, pass it along to others of 'a certain age.'
IF YOU AREN'T OF ‘A CERTAIN AGE’,
YOU MUST KNOW SOMEONE!
CVC Activities Schedule
As the year winds down I am finishing my 5 th year on the board, the last
3 consecutively. I am ready for a break. With that I would encourage each
of you to think about running for a position on the board. It can be a lot
of fun and a real sense of accomplishment when something is completed
successfully and on time. Each current board member is more than
willing to help you get started, so don’t be concerned if you have never
done anything like this before.
Oct 5 Movie Night - Deepwater Horizon Fosnaugh
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
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Lunch Severance
Feb 5 Super Bowl Anderson’s
May 17-20 Lake Tahoe Lebda’s
July 2018 Rocky Mountain 4 Tour Hansen’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.
Appetizers, drinks and dinner will be provided.
CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES
THURSDAY-DEC 8, 2016
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
2257 W SHAW AVE-FRESNO
SOCIAL HOUR 5:30 PM-NO HOST BAR
DINNER 6:30 PM
SEMI-FORMAL (JACKET/TIE OPTIONAL)
DINNER CHOICES – BRAISED PAN ROASTED BEEF OR CHICKEN MARSALA
COST HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED BUT SHOULD BE BETWEEN
$12.00-$15.00 PER MEMBER
MORE INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE OCTOBER MEETING
ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY
VJ MARK VIDEO SERVICE
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT-DEBBIE GARRISON-355-9548
Let’s get on the Christmas Wagon and tour
the lights. Yummy dinner, drinks and
dessert. Enjoy the hay ride! Good food!
Good friends! Fire pit and holiday cheer!
LAKE TAHOE AND VIRGINIA CITY!
MAY 17, 18, 19 AND 20, 2017
TUESDAY, MAY 16: DRIVE TO SOUTH SHORE LAKE TAHOE VIA SCENIC HWY 88
AND ENJOY A GROUP DINNER AT AS YET TO BE DETERMINED HOTEL.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17: TAKE A LEISURELY DRIVE TO VIRGINIA CITY
HAVE LUNCH AND SHOP UNTIL YOU DROP!
GROUP LUNCH AT THE BUCKET OF BLOOD SALOON. DINNER ON YOUR OWN
THURSDAY, MAY 18: CRUISE BEAUTIFUL LAKE TAHOE ON THE M.S. DIXIE (LUNCH
ON BOARD) AND ENJOY A DRIVE AROUND THE LAKE. DINNER ON YOUR OWN.
FRIDAY, MAY 19: DRIVE HOME VIA HWY. 50
THE ABOVE IS A VERY GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE TAHOE/VIRGINIA CITY RUN
AND SPECIFIC DETAILS WILL BE FORTHCOMING AS PLANS ARE FORMALIZED.
IF INTERESTED, SIGN UP NOW AND RESERVE THE DATES!
MIKE/MARY LOU LEBDA: 298-7993 MIKE/LYNNE HENENFENT: 897-9417
DICK/RUTHIE DANIELSEN: 298-5229
“SULLY” MOVIE NITE, 9/14/16
THIRTY-SEVEN FOLKS CAME OUT TO SEE IT!
Sanger Homecoming Queen Haul, 9/30/16
Photos By Debbie Garrison
• Torch Red Convertable
• Jet Black Interior
• Fully Loaded
• less than 100 Miles on it
• MSRP $80,410
• CVC Price, only $73,637