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
The Early Years………………….…..10
New Members at the meeting..…11
New Officers Elected…………….….12
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
Chuck Laningham (Linda)
Susan Walker (Del)
Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
Cooking with Tom !
Quick & Easy – Steak Pin Wheels
Flank Steak, Cheese, Spinach
The easy way: Savemart Grocery Stores, Butcher counter
Special Ingredient this month:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES
“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!)
to the 2016
PRESIDENT: ANDY ANDERSON
VICE-PRESIDENT, PUBLIC RELATIONS:
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
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
$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!
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!
Thanks to Patrica Garrahan for organizing all
these great pictures (and shooting a lot of them)!
• Torch Red Convertable
• Jet Black Interior
• Fully Loaded
• less than 100 Miles on it
• MSRP $80,410
• CVC Price, only $73,637