Central Valley Corvettes - December 2016

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - December 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

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

The Early Years………………….…..10

New Members at the meeting..…11

New Officers Elected…………….….12

CVC Activities............................13

CVC Event Flyers...................14-16

Christmas card from your Editor..17

North x NW Tour III(part 3)..18-57

Our Sponsor Ed Dena.................58

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


This is my last letter as your president and

I would like to thank the entire club

membership for providing me with a truly

great experience these last two years. I

enjoyed the meetings, mystery runs and

even writing this letter monthly. It is the

other board members who really make an

organization like ours run smoothly and

we all owe them a debt of gratitude. Skip

Severance as VP Activities, Mike Lebda as

Treasurer, Dick Danielsen and Charlotte

Renna as VP Public Relations and

Membership and Debby Anderson as

Secretary are all to be commended for the

time and effort they put in fulfilling their

duties. The job of President is a piece of

cake when you have a great board doing

the real heavy lifting.

Also, many thanks to Sergeant at Arms

Chuck Laningham, Sunshine and Clouds

Jan De Mello/Pflepsen and our Raffle Lady

Susan Walker. They made our meetings

enjoyable and in Susan’s case very

profitable. Charlie Fosnaugh continues to

produce a first class newsletter for us so

thanks to him and also folks who

contribute to the Newsletter.

Congrats to the incoming board. I think it’s

a good mix of seasoned club members and

relatively new ones. It looks like we’re

leaving the club in good shape for them.

Membership is up. At last count were up to

96 members. The treasury is flush thanks to

the online Newsletter and awesome raffles.

We continue to have interesting runs and it

seems the participation by members on

runs has increased. I really enjoyed putting

on the Mystery Runs. Half the battle was

coming up with a destination that was new

and interesting to a well-traveled

membership.

Ed Dena, owner of Ed Dena’s Auto Center

has agreed to sponsor the club again for

2017. His financial contribution really helps

our treasury so if you want to purchase an

auto or need service remember to keep Ed

in mind.

It’s time for our annual Christmas Party and

Hayride. It’s a lot of work to put these on so

thanks to Debbie and Keith Garrison for the

Christmas Party and Charlotte Renna for the

Hayride.

As I sign off for the last time one last big

thank you to the entire club membership for

their participation, help and friendship

these last two years. As we used to say in

the Air Force, “it’s been a good run”.

See you all at the next meeting.


We installed new members Sue and Fred Rose

and voted in Lee and Holly Baumgarten.

Welcome to the club.

Sgt. at Arms Chuck Laningham collected the

missing badge fees.

Jan Plepsen gave her always interesting

Sunshine and Clouds report.

Ed Dena’s sponsorship invoice has been sent

and He will be invited to our Christmas party

when he has renewed his sponsorship.

Lynn Henenfent has found Firecrest in

Kingsburg where we can now get the club shirts,

hats or anything else you might want at a faster

turnaround time.

The Annual Meeting was called to order by

President Gary Pflepsen at 6:30 pm.

Minutes from the October meeting were read

by Debby Anderson, Secretary. Aimee Parkin

made a motion to accept the minutes as read

and Tom Jarvis seconded. Motion carried.

Craig Hansen Parliamentarian, handed out the

ballots for this year’s Election.

Treasurer Mike Lebda gave the Treasurer’s

report. He stated that we are handing over

the finances with more in the account then

when he took over and attributed that to

several things, one of them being the great

response to our monthly raffles.

VP of Activities Skip Severance had the leaders

of the past month’s runs report on how they

went. Upcoming runs are: Santa Haul Dec. 7 th ,

Christmas Party Dec. 8 th , Hay Ride Dec. 11 th ,

Coast Zip Line Dec.27-30 th , Super Bowl Feb 5 th ,

Laughlin Apr 20-22 nd , Clovis Rodeo Parade Apr

29 th , Lake Tahoe May 17-20 and Colorado

Rocky Mt High 4 July 18 th .

VP of PR and Membership, Charlotte Renna

gave her report and thanked ALL the

wonderful people who were on her

Anniversary committee for helping pull off a

Wonderful party.

Results of the Board elections are: President:

Andy Anderson, Treasurer: Dick Johnson,

Secretary: Terry Johnson, VP of Activities:

Dick Danielsen and Charlotte will remain the

VP of PR & Membership. Congratulations to

the new Board of Central Valley Corvette

Club.

Next Board meeting will be Tuesday,

November 22, 2016 at Gary Pflepsen’s.

Next General meeting will be Tuesday,

December 20, 2016

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by

Jeff Levine and seconded by Del Walker.

Meeting adjourned at 7:19.

Respectfully submitted by,



1. FROM CHARLOTTE RENNA; SHE AND BOB RETURNED RECENTLY FROM MAUI, HAWAII IN THE

TOWN OF KEHAI. THEY STAYED WITH HER SISTER AND HUSBAND (ROSEMARY AND BOB). THE

WEATHER WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT AND IT WAS SUCH FUN TO VISIT WITH FAMILY.

2. FRED PARKS IS SCHEDULED FOR SURGERY ON HIS RIGHT HAND ON NOVEMBER 28. THE

SURGERY WAS DESCRIBED AS CARPAL TUNNEL WITH OTHER PROCEDURES TO BE PERFORMED

AT THE SAME TIME.

3. CHUCK AND LINDA LANINGHAM HAVE A BIT OF NEWS, ALSO. THEY ATTENDED THEIR

GRANDDAUGHTER MEGHAN AND ELI’S WEDDING IN AUSTIN, TEXAS ON NOVEMBER 11. IT

WAS A SMALL BUT BEAUTIFUL WEDDING. THEY ALSO WERE ABLE TO VISIT THEIR BEST FRIEND

JACKIE AND HER HUSBAND ED. ED HAS BRAIN CANCER AND IT MIGHT BE THEIR LAST TIME

TO SEE HIM. IT WAS BITTER SWEET BUT THEY ARE HAPPY TO BE HOME.

4. ROY AND MARYANN WHITSON RETURNED FROM A 12-DAY TRIP TO EGYPT, WHICH INCLUDED

A SEVEN DAY FIVE NIGHT RIVERBOAT CRUISE ON THE NILE. THEY STARTED IN CAIRO AND

WENT BEYOND ASWAN TO THE CLIFF TEMPLES OF ABU SIMBEL. THIS WAS A BUCKET LIST ITEM

FOR ROY (ALTHOUGH MARYANN ENJOYED IT TOO.) THERE WAS SOME CONCERN ABOUT

SAFETY, BUT THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF AT LEAST PERCEIVED SECURITY EVERYWHERE

BEGINNING WITH POLICE WITH ASSAULT WEAPONS AND BOMB DOGS AT THE AIRPORT AND

ALSO AT CHECK POINTS IN NUMEROUS LOCATIONS AROUND THE CITY, AS WELL AS METAL

DETECTORS IN EVERY HOTEL WE WENT INTO. THEY FOUND THE EGYPTIANS TO BE FRIENDLY,

NO DOUBT BECAUSE OF THE TOURISM, WHICH IS SO VITAL TO THE ECONOMY WHICH HAS

REPORTEDLY DROPPED BY ABOUT 60%. THEY SAW THE GREAT PYRAMIDS (5,000 YEARS OLD),

THE SPHINX, AND NUMEROUS OTHER TEMPLES, TOMBS AND MUSEUMS IN CITIES ALONG THE

NILE. THEY ALSO RODE CAMELS AT THE PYRAMIDS. DRIVING IN CAIRO MAKES LA TRAFFIC

SEEM SIMPLE, SO LUCKILY THEY ALWAYS HAD LOCAL DRIVERS. NASCAR DRIVERS WOULD

HAVE TO TRAIN TO DRIVE THERE. IF YOU HAVE A DESIRE TO VISIT EGYPT, THEY WOULD

ENCOURAGE TO DO SO.

5. JOYCE KROEKER HAS SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT OUR DEAR ED. IT SEEMS THE PRAYERS AND

RADIATION WORKED. THE CANCER TUMOR IS GONE. CHEERS!!!!! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR

PRAYERS AND GOOD THOUGHTS.

6. STEVE AND LYDIA GARCIA WERE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND THE MEETING BECAUSE THEY WERE

BABYSITTING 3 OF THEIR GRANDCHILDREN WHILE THEIR MIDDLE DAUGHTER IS IN HAWAII

WITH HER HUSBAND. BRAVE GRANDPARENTS, YOU ARE!

7. EMILY PIERCY NOW HAS HER OWN CORVETTE…….IT IS A 2010 GRAND SPORT. THE COLOR IS

SIBER GRAY. CONGRATS, EMILY!!

THANKS YOU AGAIN ALL MEMBERS FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND YOUR TIME TO DO SO.


y Charlotte Renna

Don Condley, 12/03 – Charlotte Renna, 12/6 – Gary Pflepsen, 12/07 – Linda Liberta, 12/12

Charlie Fosnaugh, 12/12 – Sarah Garcia, 12/14 – Chuck Laningham, 12/22 – Lupe

Dawson, 12/28 and Judy Capurro, 12/29

Craig & Darlene Derringer, 12/03/05 – 11 Years

Terry & Debby Anderson, 12/04/93 – 23 Years

Del & Susan Walker, 12/11/13 – 3 Years

Don & Sharon Condley, 12/12/81 – 35 Years

Don & Connie Olson, 12/18/66 – 50 Years

Rennie & Joyce Campos, 12/23/74 – 42 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 FIRST NAME) ALSO COUNT!

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE!

AND BE SURE AND RECOMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARLY AT:

www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


Cooking with Tom !

`

Quick & Easy – Steak Pin Wheels

Flank Steak, Cheese, Spinach

The easy way: Savemart Grocery Stores, Butcher counter

Special Ingredient this month:

Champagne Vinegar

Restaurant of the Month:

Yosemite Falls – Special Item – Oyster in the half shell!

3 ways, $2.50 each. I had Oysters Rockefeller, a must try!

Note: We had the Hash Browns Pancakes receipt for breakfast on Thanksgiving Day, YUM!!

Corvette Foodies, please send me your suggestions on all of the above.

Thanks, Tom Jarvis, kg6kyu@comcast.net


CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

OUR MOTTO;

“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 & MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL CVC MEMBERS

AND NOW ON TO THE NEXT 25 YEARS!

Keith & Debbie Garrison


New members Fred and Sue Rose were installed!

Lee and Holly Baumgarten were voted in also!

11/15/16 Meeting (looks like the old Board was done!)


Congratulations

to the 2016

CVC Officers!!

PRESIDENT: ANDY ANDERSON

VICE-PRESIDENT, ACTIVITIES:

DICK DANIELSEN

VICE-PRESIDENT, PUBLIC RELATIONS:

CHARLOTTE RENNA

TREASURER: DICK JOHNSON

SECRETARY: TERRY JOHNSON

OUR NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS DECEMBER 20, 2016

OUR NEW BOARD WILL BE LEARNING THE ROPES!


CVC Activities Schedule

So far by year end 2016 we will have completed 34 runs and ironically that

is how many we did in 2015. Thanks to all of you who did runs. Please

support Dick, our new VP Activities in 2017 and continue with lots of runs.

After all that is the most important thing we do in this club. I enjoyed

serving on the board the last 3 years and am looking forward to fun in 2017.

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

WHAT’S UNDER YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE?


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

$15.00 PER MEMBER, PAID IN ADVANCE

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!

QUESTIONS? CONTACT:

MIKE/MARY LOU LEBDA: 298-7993 MIKE/LYNNE HENENFENT: 897-9417

DICK/RUTHIE DANIELSEN: 298-5229


TO ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR TIME AND

ENERGY TO MAKE OUR CVC CLUB & ACTIVITIES

A GREAT SUCCESS, THANK YOU!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM YOUR EDITOR!

Charlie Fosnaugh


Thanks to Patrica Garrahan for organizing all

these great pictures (and shooting a lot of them)!


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