Central Valley Corvettes - October 2016

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - October 2016

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

Mission Statement / Officers....2-3

A Word from our President.........4

Secretary’s Minutes....................5

Sunshine & Clouds.....................6

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

Cooking with Tom…………………8-9

Fender Skirts..…………………..10-16

CVC Activities...........................17

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

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Chuck Laningham (Linda)

559-304-2525

laningham@hotmail.com

RAFFLE TICKETS

Susan Walker (Del)

559-255-2613

delwalker@live.com

WEBSITE/NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)

559-299-0547

Fosnaugh@comcast.net


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,

etc.

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.

None

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

AT: www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


Cooking with Tom !

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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,

kg6kyu@comcast.net


Fender Skirts & Supper

This will bring back a lot of memories for some of us.

FENDER SKIRTS

I know some of you will not understand this message,

but I bet you know someone who might.

I came across this phrase yesterday.

'FENDER SKIRTS'

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.'

'neckers knobs.'

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

Comer’s

Pflepsen’s

Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Lunch Severance

Feb 5 Super Bowl Anderson’s

May 17-20 Lake Tahoe Lebda’s

Henenfent’s

Danielsen’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.

THANKS.

SKIP


Appetizers, drinks and dinner will be provided.


CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

CHRISTMAS PARTY

THURSDAY-DEC 8, 2016

5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

PARDINI’S RESTAURANT

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!

QUESTIONS? CONTACT:

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


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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