Nov. 11, 2016 Nov. 24, 2016
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)
Chuck Laningham (Linda)
Mission Statement / Officers....2-3
A Word from our President.........4
Sunshine & Clouds.....................6
Birthdays & Anniversaries...........7
Cooking with Tom………………….8-9
In The Beginning………………..10-12
Mission at the Mission..……….13-15
In the Garage with Jeff……….16-17
CVC Event Flyers...................19-21
North X-NW Tour III (part 2) 22-40
Fireball Queen Haul...............41-46
Clovis East Queen Haul.……….47-50
CVC 25 th Anniversary Party…..51-62
Our Sponsor Ed Dena.................63
Susan Walker (Del)
Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)
What a great time we had last week
celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the
founding of CVC. We had a turnout of
seventy four people including those
charter members still in the club. We were
very fortunate in that a wonderful
gentleman, Larry Linder, opened up his
estate as a venue for the party. His eclectic
accumulation of collectables was truly
amazing. The party committee did a
superb job in working with Mr. Linder,
getting great food, decorating and putting
the whole thing together. Many thanks to
committee lead Charlotte Renna, her able
assistant Bob Peluso, Andy and Connie
Anderson, Patrick and Patricia Garrahan,
and Keith and Debbie Garrison. Also
thanks to David and Lori Dukes for
providing the drinks.
November 15th is our annual meeting and
we will vote on new club officers for the
coming year. In order to vote a member
must be present at the annual meeting
and not have missed more than four
meetings during the calendar year. We
have one nominee for each office: Andy
Anderson for President, Dick Danielsen for
VP Activities, Charlotte Renna for VP Public
Relations, Dick Johnson for Treasurer and
Terry Johnson for Secretary. I would like to
personally thank these folks for accepting
the nominations. I know doing one of these
jobs takes a commitment of time and talent
that most members won’t sign up for but
the club will cease to exist without people
willing to step up.
The holiday season is fast approaching with
our annual Christmas Party December 8 and
Hay Ride on December 11. We would like
those members who have signed up for
these events to make their payments by the
So far we only have two runs scheduled for
next year. The Anderson’s are hosting a
Super Bowl Party again and the Lebda’s,
Henenfent’s and Danielsen’s are putting on
a Tahoe Run May 17-20. It would be nice to
welcome the new board with more runs on
the schedule so if you have something or
somewhere in mind for a run go for it. After
all, the reason we belong to the club is to go
places and do things. Right?
Membership renewals are coming in with
about half of them in so far. We expect
some members will not renew but with our
new members coming in we should end up
with close to a hundred members. It’s sad
to see members leave, for various reasons,
but our new members are certainly a
welcome addition to the club.
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. Diane Tjerrild made a
motion to accept the minutes as read with a
correction to the date of the October meeting.
The motion was seconded by Leigh Ann
Severance. Motion carried.
Parliamentarian Craig Hansen reported there
are currently candidates for each Board
position and offered nomination forms for any
additional nominees. Voting will be held at the
November Annual Meeting.
Treasurer Mike Lebda gave the Treasurer’s
report stating it is a very busy time with checks
coming in and going out for the Anniversary
Party, Membership and other upcoming
events, and that our incoming Board will have
a nice balance to continue the annual member
VP of Activities, Skip Severance had last
months’ run leaders give reports on their runs
which included; the Sanger, Firebaugh, Clovis
and Clovis East Queen Hauls, and a movie
night. Upcoming runs are: 11/2 Movie Night,
10/22 CVC 25th Anniversary Party, Santa &
Mrs. Claus Silent Sleigh, Christmas Party,
Hayride, 12/27 Coastal Zip Line, New Years’
Eve Lunch Run, 2/5 Super Bowl Party, 4/20-22
Laughlin Run, 5/17-20 Lake Tahoe Run and
7/26-8/11 2018 Colorado IV Run.
Charlotte Renna VP of PR and Membership
announced that ballots were handed out at
the beginning of the meeting and announced
the results and our new members, Sue & Fred
Rose. Annual Dues Renewals were mailed to
members and are due by the November
Sgt at Arms Chuck Laningham collected $2 in
badge fines. Jan Pflepsen gave her Sunshine and
A sponsorship invoice and letter have been
sent to Ed Dena for 2017 and an invitation to
our Christmas Party will be sent after the
sponsorship is renewed. Be sure to check
with Ed Dena if you are looking for a new car.
Lynn Henenfent has been working on a new
option for purchasing club shirts and will be
putting together an order. Let her know if you
are wanting to purchase a shirt.
Diane Tjerrild has found an interesting car
club. She asked that anyone interested in a
club that likes to drive fast to contact her for
The next Annual Meeting will be Tuesday,
November 15, 2016.
The next Board Meeting will be Tuesday,
October 25, 2016 at Mike Lebda’s.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made
by Leigh Ann Severance and seconded by
Meeting adjourned at 8:15pm.
Respectfully submitted by,
for Debbie Anderson
1. FROM DEBBIE GARRISON: HER SAD NEWS IS THAT KEITH’S CLOSE COUSIN WARREN
(MANY OF YOU MET HIM AND HIS WIFE DORIS AT OTHER CORVETTE ACTIVITIES)
PASSED AWAY AFTER A SIX YEAR BATTLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE. OUR FAMILY IS
VERY SAD BUT WE KNOW HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE AND WITH HIS SON THAT THAT
PRECEDED IN DEATH FROM BRAIN CANCER. ADDITIONAL NEWS IS THAT AFTER
WORKING AT THE POWER PLANT IN SANGER FOR 11 YEARS, THE PLANT WILL BE
CHANGING TO A STAND-BY-SITE AND HER JOB WILL BE ELIMINATED. HER LAST DAY
OF WORK WILL BE JANUARY 27, 2017. THE VERY BEST PART OF THIS NEWS IS THAT
SHE WILL BE RETIRING AND IS VERY EXCITED. REMEMBER FOR EVERY DOOR THAT
CLOSES, A NEW ONE OPENS WITH A NEW ADVENTURE.
2. AND OF COURSE, SUNSHINE AND CLOUDS WOULD NOT BE WITHOUT A MESSAGE
FROM OUR DEAR ED KROEKER……..ED HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED FOR A SEVERE SKIN
DISEASE THAT WAS AS A RESULT OF ALL THE MEDS HE HAS BEEN TAKING FOR OTHER
HEALTH PROBLEMS. HE WAS ADMITTED TO A LOCAL, BURN UNIT WITH BLISTERS
SIMILAR TO A BURN PATIENT. HE HAS SINCE BEEN RELEASED AND HAPPILY ON THE
MEND. HE WAS ABLE TO ATTEND THE 25TH YEAR CELEBRATION FOR OUR CORVETTE
CLUB. IT WAS SO WONDERFUL TO SEE HIM!!!
3. I WAS VERY PRIVILEGED TO BE INVITED FOR A GIRLS ONLY WEEKEND IN CAMBRIA
WITH SUE COMER AND PAM HANSEN. WE ENJOYED SEEING THE MANY SCARECROWS
(WHICH WERE LIFE LIKE) WITH LOTS OF IMAGINATION USED TO PUT THEM
TOGETHER. THEN THERE WAS SERIOUS SHOPPING AND GREAT RESTAURANTS. – SO
MUCH FOR THE DIET I WAS ON. WE PLAYED DOMINOES AND DANCED TO 70’S AND
80’S MUSIC. AND THEN, BACK TO REALITY WHICH OF COURSE IS COMING HOME.
4. GARY’S BROTHER AND SISTER IN LAW, LEE AND CHRIS CAME TO VISIT US FROM
MINNESOTA. IT WAS A JOY TO HAVE THEM. THEY WERE BOTH A LITTLE FASCINATED
WITH CALIFORNIA. LEE WANTED TO KNOW WHY EVERYONE HERE WAS IN SUCH A
HURRY ALL THE TIME. THEY ALSO COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THERE NO SIGNS
AT THE FREEWAY EXITS INDICATING RESTAURANTS AND GAS STATIONS. OH WELL, I
GUESS THE STATES ARE DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER.
y Charlotte Renna
Connie Olson, 11/01 – Pam Hansen, 11/01 – Dave Dawson, 11/15 – Sarah Decesari, 11/23
and Marilyn Goodall, 11/28
Tom & Emily Piercy, 11/02/03 – 13 Years
Gordon & Judy Capurro, 11/11/59 – 57 Years
Don & Sylvia Johnson, 11/11/61 – 55 Years
Scott & Aimee Parkin, 11/14/15 – ONE YEAR!
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 FIRST NAME) ALSO COUNT!
SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE!
AND BE SURE AND RECOMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARY AT:
Cooking with Tom !
Quick & Easy – Chicken Breast, Boneless
Stuffed with Fresh Asparagus and Cheddar Cheese
The easy way: Savemart Grocery Stores, Butcher counter
Special Ingredient this month:
Restaurant of the Month:
Andiamo “Ristorante Italiano”
1225 Shaw Ave. across from Sierra Vista Mall, Clovis
559-298-3196 – They catered our 25 th Anniversary Party!
Corvette Foodies, please send me your suggestions on all of the above.
Thanks, Tom Jarvis, email@example.com
Charlotte’s Winning Cookies at the Fair – Ask her for the recipe!
CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES
IT HAPPENED IN OCTOBER OF 1991 AFTER CORVETTES OF FRESNO ELECTION
OF OFFICERS, WHERE SEVERAL FUTURE MEMBERS OF CENTRAL VALLEY
CORVETTES LOST THEIR BID TO BE ELECTED AS OFFICERS. A MEETING WAS
HELD AT THE HOME OF CHUCK AND SUSIE VENCIL WHERE 18 COF MEMBERS
DECIDED TO FORM THEIR OWN CLUB WITH A PHILOSPHY DIFFERENT THAN
THAT OF COF. OUR FIRST IMFORMAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING WAS HELD
ON OCTOBER 29 TH AT TERRY AND DONNA CAPURSO WITH 28 PEOPLE IN
ATTENADANCE. THE PURPOSE OF CVC WAS DISCUSSED AND INTERIM
OFFICERS WERE ANNOUCED. THEIR DUTIES, AS WELL AS VARIOUS
COMMITTEES’ DUTIES WERE COVERED. A NAME, OFFICERS AND CLUB
COLORS WERE CHOSEN. CHUCK VENCIL WAS CHOSEN TO BE OUR FIRST
PRESIDENT OF CVC.
CHARLOTTE HAD BEEN ELECTED AS SECRETARY ON COF’S BOARD. A SHORT
FEW DAYS LATER, CHUCK AND SUSIE VENCIL, TERRY AND DONNA CAPURSO,
ANDY AND CONNIE ANDERSON, MIKE AND SHERYL PAUL AND KEITH
GARRISON AND DEBBIE SILVA DESENDED UPON JOE AND CHARLOTTE’S
HOME TO PREVAIL (NO MAKE THAT BEG) HER TO RESIGN FROM COF AND JOIN
US AS WE STARTED A NEW CORVETTE CLUB. SHE JOINED US AND WENT ON
TO BECOME THE PERSON MOST ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF CENTRAL VALLEY
A FEW DAYS LATER THE BY-LAW COMMITTEE CONSISTING OF JOE AND
CHARLOTTE RENNA, KEITH GARRISON, DEBBIE SILVA, TERRY AND DONNA
CAPURSO AND SUSIE AND CHUCK VENCIL ALONG WITH JOE’S BROTHER VIC
AND HIS WIFE PAT MET AT THE RENNA’S HOME TO DEVELOP THE BY-LAWS
OF CVC. SUSIE VENCIL TOOK ON THE WORK TO PUT THE CLUB TOGETHER
LEGALLY AND CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES BECAME “REAL” IN DECEMBER
NOVEMBER 2, 1991 WAS OUR FIRST ACTIVITY WITH THE FIRST ANNUAL
HALLOWEEN PARTY AT EL RANCHO RUSTO. MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE
ATTENDED AND PRIZES WERE AWARDED FOR THE BEST COSTUMES. CONNIE
ANDERSON WON BEST FEMALE WITH HER GRIM REAPER, TERRY CAPURSO
BEST MALE COSTUME FOR FEMALE CHEERLEADER AND JIM AND DEBBIE
MONEY FOR BEST COUPLE WITH THEIR DICK TRACEY AND THE LADY IN RED.
ON SATURDAY DEC. 08, 1991 CVC HAD ITS FIRST RUN CHAIRED BY DON AND
CONNIE OLSON TO SHAVER LAKE FOR BRUNCH. DESSERT FOLLOWED AT THE
OLSON’S HOME. THE RUN WAS ATTENDED BY 14 CARS; 11 OF THOSE
ON DEC 15, 1991 CVC HELD THER FIRST CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE HOME OF
ANDY AND CONNIE ANDERSON. THEIR 5 CAR GARAGE WAS TRANSFORMED
INTO A WONDERFULLY DECORATED BANQUET ROOM WITH BEAUTIFUL
HANDMADE CENTERPIECES THAT CONNIE MADE. THEY EVEN HAD A
FIREPLACE WITH STOCKINGS HANGING FROM THE MANTEL. JOE AND
CHARLOTTE DONATED THE MEAT AND WE HAD A FEAST OF POTLUCK
DISHES. IT WAS 100% ATTENED BY EVERYONE THAT WAS IN THE CLUB.
PICTURES OF EVERY COUPLE WERE TAKEN BY THE ANDERSON’S SON CARL
AND PRESENTED TO THEM AT THE JANUARY MEETING.
ON THE 21ST MIKE AND SHERYL PAUL LED US THROUGH CANDLELIGHT LANE
ON HUNTINGTON BLVD, WITH PIZZA AND DESSERT AT THEIR HOUSE
IN JANUARY WE HAD 3 ACTIVITIES, A DINNER RUN TO BUDDY’S DINER, A CB
INSTALLATION PARTY WHERE WE INSTALLED 10 CB’S AND ANTENNAS AND
HAD A BBQ AT KEITH’S “EL RANCHO RUSTO” AND OUR FIRST ANNUAL
CENTRAL COAST CLASSIC CHAIRED BY THE RENNA’S AND THE VENCIL’S.
MANY FIRSTS WERE TO FOLLOW: OUR FIRST SUPER BOWL PARTY,
VALENTINE’S DAY SWEETHEART RUN, BUELLTON RUN AND OUR FIRST
CORVETTE WEDDING OF THE MARRIAGE BETWEEN KEITH GARRISON AND
DEBBIE SILVA THAT TOOK PLACE AT ANDY AND CONNIE’S BEAUTIFUL HOME.
LATER THAT YEAR WE WOULD HAVE OUR FIRST PRESIDENT’S MYSTERY RUN
TO MAMMOTH LAKES, CA. BY NOVEMBER OF 1992 CVC HAD 81 MEMBERS,
HAD PUT ON 40 ACTIVITIES AND MANY OTHER INFORMAL OUTINGS NOT
COUNTING MEETINGS AND HAD DEVELOPED AN INFORMAL CVC MOTTO
THAT EXISTS TODAY.
MAKE GUESTS AND NEW MEMBERS WELCOME,
SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER IN CELEBRATION OR TRAGEDY,
KEEP TOGETHER ON RUNS AND LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND,
RENDER AID AND SUPPORT WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN
WHETHER IT BE ON A RUN OR IN OUR PERSONAL LIFE!
CONGRATULATIONS & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL CVC MEMBERS
AND ON TO THE NEXT 25 YEARS!
Keith & Debbie Garrison
Mission at the Mission
On October 4, 2016 LeighAnn and I presented the CVC $1000 check to “Mission at the
Mission” a part of “Fresno Rescue Mission”. Aimee Parkin, who nominated this as a choice
for our charitable donation this year was sick and could not make it. We met with Karen
Gutilla, Director Community Engagement, and took a tour on the entire Rescue Mission.
Mission at the Mission brings in school kids of all ages to teach them about giving back to
the community, how to prepare and complete projects. They are there three days, spending
the night, eating meals there and everything. It is all about teaching them responsibility and
get them off the idea of welfare and other type of handouts as being a way of life. They learn
how to become responsible members of society. And they in turn work with other kids,
consequently the name Mission at the Mission. Here are a few pictures. You can be assured
your money went to a good cause. The entire Fresno Rescue Mission used to be a place to
feed those on the street two meals a day and give them a place to sleep. They still feed and
house them but are now working on teaching them how to become a viable part of society,
showing how to get jobs and be responsible. They are doing great work down there. As a side
note, they have to move across the street and build a new complex, our high speed train is
coming through there. Skip
‘In the Garage’ by Jeff Levine
CVC Activities Schedule
Nov is open except for the movie night early in the month if someone
would like to do a lunch or dinner run.
Nov 2 Movie Night -Inferno Fosnaugh
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
Feb 5 Super Bowl Anderson’s
Apr 20-22 Laughlin Garrison’s
Apr 29 Clovis Rodeo Parade & Lunch Fosnaugh
May 17-20 Lake Tahoe Lebda’s,
Henenfent’s & Danielsen’s
July 2018 Colorado Rocky Mountain High 4 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
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 NOVEMBER 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
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17: DRIVE TO SOUTH SHORE LAKE TAHOE VIA SCENIC HWY
88 AND ENJOY A GROUP DINNER AT AS YET TO BE DETERMINED HOTEL.
THURSDAY, MAY 18: TAKE A LEISURLY DRIVE TO VIRGINIA CITY – HAVE
LUNCH AND SHOP UNTIL YOU DROP! GROUP LUNCH AT THE BUCKET OF
BLOOD SALOON. DINNER ON YOUR OWN
FRIDAY, MAY 19: CRUISE BEAUTIFUL LAKE TAHOE ON THE M.S. DIXIE
(LUNCH ON BOARD) AND ENJOY A DRIVE AROUND THE LAKE.
DINNER ON YOUR OWN.
SATURDAY, MAY 20: 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
Firebaugh Homecoming Queen Haul, 10/07/16
Photos By Debbie Garrison
Clovis East Homecoming Queen Haul, 10/14/16
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