Central Valley Corvettes - March Newsletter 2017

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - March Newsletter 2017

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 ENTHUSIAST 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 a

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 as per CVC

Bylaws.

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

Andy Anderson

977-3387

ancon545@yahoo.com

VP-ACTIVITIES

Dick Danielsen

298-5229

redanielsenr@aol.com

VP-PUBLIC RELATIONS/ MEMBERSHIP

Charlotte Renna

323-0153

chrenna@aol.com

SECRETARY

Terry Johnson

940-0876

purplegal54@gmail.com

TREASURER

Dick Johnson

940-5719

rejohnson1142@gmail.com

Mission Statement / Officers..... 2-3

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

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

Birthdays & Anniversaries............ 6

Sunshine & Clouds………………….7-9

Chevy Billboard Signs…..........10-13

CVC Activities.............................14

CVC Event Flyers...................15-24

Sanger Sweethearts Run………25-31

Meaning of St. Patrick’s Day……. 32

From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 33

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Gary Pflepsen

999-2957

pgpflep@aol.com

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Chuck Laningham

304-7662

laningham@hotmail.com

SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS

Debbie Garrison

875-0800

keithgar@aol.com

WEBSITE EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh

299-0547

fosnaugh@comcast.net


Hi Fellow Corvetter’s,

Wow it is March already I cannot

believe it. Are membership is growing

which is great more new people with

new ideas. I love this club, we go places

we would normally not go that is so fun!

I think we had a great meeting last

month. Lots of fun good food and a fun

raffle Mike and Lynne do such a great

job.

Thanks for all the great gifts you

bring. It really helps support our club.

Looking forward to more fun runs

laughing and playing with good friends.

It just doesn't get better than that!!

Your president, Andy


Central Valley Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes

February 21, 2017

The General Meeting was called to order by

President Andy Anderson at 6:35pm. Minutes

from the January meeting were read by

Secretary, Terry Johnson. There was one

correction. The cost for the dinner at DiCicco’s

in Merced was $30 per person not per couple

for the dinner. Tom Jarvis made a motion to

accept the minuets with the correction.

Seconded by Mike Henenfent. Dick Johnson

gave the Treasurer’s report. Tonight’s raffle

brought in $225. We received the $1200

sponsor check from Ed Dena. VP of Activities,

Dick Danielsen reminded everyone to call his

home phone not his cell phone. He checks his

cell phone about once a week. 38 people

attended the Super Bowl party at the

Anderson’s. The run to Merced for dinner at

DiCicco’s had 32 people in attendance. Future

runs are the drag races in Bakersfield on March

4 th . March 15 – Movie night. April 20-22 –

Laughlin, April 29 – Clovis Rodeo Parade, May 7

– Kroekerville Picnic, May 13 – Duke’s Potluck,

May 17-20 - Lake Tahoe, June 4 th – Ficklin

Winery & Lunch. Don’t forget to sign-up for the

above Runs at the meetings. More information

is on the sign-up sheets as to the cost and

meeting times or check out the activity page in

our newsletter. Dick also mentioned the Lake

Tulloch Lion’s Club 17 th Annual Hot Copper Car

Show at Copperopolis

Town Square on May 6 th . It is the largest Hot Rod

and Custom Car show in the Mother Lode. For

more information go

to www.laketullochlions.org . Craig Hanson

informed us that most of the contracts are in

place for the Colorado Run in 2018. VP of Public

Relation, Charlotte Renna welcomed our newest

members, Lee & Holly Baumgarten, sponsored by

Chuck Hall. We had 4 guest tonight – Jeff &

Stephanie Engleman and Juan & Lilia Gonzales. It

was also good to see members, Emilio & Lori

Garcia with us tonight. Sgt at Arms, Chuck

Laningham collected $3.00 in badge fines.

Debbie Garrison gave a very lengthy Sunshine

and Clouds report.

Old Business: None

New Business:

David Dukes announced, he and Lori have

purchased a 2017 Corvette, therefore their 2009

Blue Corvette is for sale. If interested you can see it

at Sequoia Chevrolet. Lynn Henenfent announced a

non sanctioned club event cruising the Hawaiian

Islands in January 2018 that some members are

taking. A reminder that members do need to wear

their badges to meetings even if they are wearing

shirts with their names on it. A motion was made,

discussion ensued and then the motion was

withdrawn later by Emilio Garcia to consider moving

the meetings to 7pm in the summertime. Bylaws

were reviewed and found that the Board decides

where the meetings will be and what time. The next

General Meeting will be March 21, The next Board

Meeting will be Tuesday, February 28 th at Andy

Anderson’s. A motion to adjourn the meeting was

made by Joyce Kroeker and seconded by Chuck

Laningham. Meeting adjourned at 7:40pm.

Respectfully submitted by

Terry Johnson, Secretary

Raffle: Thank you to the following members

for donating raffle prizes: A&C Anderson,

Danielsen, Derringer, Dukes, S&L Garcia, S

Garcia, Garrahan, Garrison, Hall, Henderson,

Henenfent, Jarvis, Johnson, Kroeker,

Laningham, Lebda, Null, Parkin, Pflepsen,

Renna, Severance, Walker.


y Charlotte Renna

Fred Parks, 3/03 – Lee Baumgarten, 3/03 – Patricia Garrahan, 3/04 – Bob Marine, 3/08

Debbie Anderson, 3/08 – Mike Henenfent, 3/11 – Andy Anderson, 3/14 – Vickie Garrison,

3/20 – Del Walker, 3/26 – Darlene Derringer, 3/27 – Joe Garcia, 3/27 – Jill Rosen, 3/29 and

Ed Kroeker, 3/31.

Steve & Jill Rosen, 3/19/00 – 17 Years

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME BADGES TO:

ALL MEETINGS, CLUB EVENTS AND RUNS (NOW a 50₵ FINE ea. without it)

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE!

AND BE SURE AND RECOMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARLY

AT:

www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


SUNSHINE & CLOUDS

Debbie Garrison

Feb. 21, 2017

Big Month for Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren!

We start off with our President Andy and First Lady Connie, they found out they are going be

Great-Grand Parents again this summer and it’s going to another boy!

Mike and Diane Hayes became Great-Grand Parents again this month to a beautiful baby girl.

She was born to their oldest grandson and his wife and joins a big brother born just a little over

a year ago.

Glenn and Lorraine Henderson found out they are going to be Grand Parents again and the baby

will be a little girl. She is due to be born at the end of June or beginning of July and will the

second little girl for their son and his wife.

Fred and Sue Rose sent us news that they welcomed their 5 th grandchild. Her name is Adeline

and she weighed in at 6 lbs 12 ozs. Her sister is adjusting well to being a big sister.

Tom and Marcie Jarvis welcomed a Great-Grandson. His name is Thomas Wayne; he weighed in

at 8 lbs 5 ozs. 21 inches long and is named after in his Grandpa and Great-Grandpa.

Julie and David Sons became Grand Parents to a baby boy born in January, his name is Andrew

Benjamin Sons and he weighed 7 lbs 5 ozs. He is the first child for their son David and his wife.

Our Dear Charlotte became a Great-Grandma for the 3 rd time when her granddaughter Katie

delivered a little boy. His name is Tucker James and he weighed 7 lbs 13 ozs.

Steve and Lydia are new parents – to Bindi a 10-week old Jack Russel Terrier. Lydia drove a 12-

hour round trip to pick her up. They are very happy to have a new addition to the family.

Congratulations to all our Parents, Grand Parents and Great Grand Parents!

Some happy news from Jan about granddaughter Meghan. Meghan you remembered was

diagnosed with Leukemia/lymphoma last month. After 5 weeks of intense chemotherapy, bone

marrow biopsies and spinal tap-She is now in remission. Prayers answered.


Leigh Ann sent Skip to the meeting while she spent the evening in Bakersfield watching their

grandson’s team from Clovis North win against Bakersfield at the Soccer Quarter Finals.

Mike and Diane Hayes missed the meeting due to sickness said they were staying home so they

didn’t spread the joy. Let’s wish them a quick recovery

Dick and Terry spent 5 wonderful days in Pensacola, Florida with her brother Steve and his wife

Lynn. He no longer looked like a retired Marine with his shoulder length hair. They had no

problems flying in or out of Florida. Their hotel was on the beach facing Gulf of Mexico; they

walked the white sands every day and brought home a few shells. They toured Fort Pickens, the

last remaining fort of three from the 1800’s that protected Pensacola Bay. Terry’s brother took

them to the Naval Air Museum where Dick posed as Trump on Nixon’s Marine One helicopter.

They were under a tornado warning on Saturday where several tornados did touch down

Saturday night 40 miles north of them. Terry said they had lots of seafood and of course, ice

cream! Had a funny incident happened while in the elevator at the hotel, a guy asked Dick if he

actually owned a Corvette or just like wearing Corvette clothes? Other than the tornado warning

and showers off and on, the weather was a balmy 75, a nice break from the 45 degrees in

Fresno.

Art and Nancy have been RV’ing in Lake Havasu, AZ since early January. Said they had

unseasonably cold and wet weather but did get in 4 days of sunny days with their Razor UTV on

a 450 mile desert trip from Salomen to Yuma to Quartzite to Parker with 5 other couples. They

headed to Pismo for an RV trip. Said they will see you all in April.

Charlotte and Good Neighbor Bob went to Pismo on Thursday before the meeting and spent the

weekend and the President’s Holiday. They would have stayed longer if not for the meeting, the

weather started out bad with wind and rain but improved as the weekend passed, they saw lots

of downed trees. I saw that they visited with our good friends the Goodall’s while they were

there.

Kim and Charlie sent us Aloha Wishes from Kauai, Hawaii. They were going to have a cocktail for

all of us but soon realized it would be too many. See you all soon.

Keith and I spent the weekend before the meeting in Santa Clara with Skip and Vickie, their sons

Mathew and Josh and their cousin Will from San Rafael having a mini family reunion and

planning for the real one later this year. Weather was wet and wild with many flooded streets.

But we had a great time.

Quite a story from Roy and Mary Ann Whitson vacationing in Maui, Hawaii. They had a good

time and a bad time-weather was good, windy almost every day and for one day it rained.

Sideways!! Went whale watching and saw lots of whales and not just their tails. Roy went


snorkeling and drank too much of the Pacific Ocean and ended up the next day in ER suffering

from asthma and a very bad cold. Doctor wanted to keep him overnight but they were taking

the red eye home that night. They eventually let him leave the hospital but when they got to

airport, they were the last to confirm their flight home. The flight was overbooked and they got

bumped. Eventually a seat opened up in First Class and Mary Ann made Roy take it and Mary

Ann took one in coach next to a woman with a baby. Good news is Roy saw his doctor when he

got home and is on antibiotics and is feeling better and on the road to recovery.

Glenn and Lorraine have more news-he has sold his 2002 Z06 and has ordered a new 2017

Grand Sport. They should have it in 6-8 weeks. They ordered it from Ed Dena and said he was

really great to work with and other members looking for a new car should really go out and see

him.

Speaking of new cars Dave and Lori Dukes have ordered a new 2017 Corvette. They are selling

the beautiful 2009 so if anyone is interested give them a call.

You probably heard that Connie Olson fell and broke her leg early this month. She had surgery

where they put in a pin, screws, and the works! She will be rehab for 2 weeks and then 2 more

weeks at Horizon Rehab. Don believes that Connie’s recovery will take a while. Send her a card

or give a call to let her know you are thinking about her.

Joyce sent us an update on our Miracle Man, Ed Kroeker. Ed has had to spend some time at the

Willow Creek Care and Rehab facility since his last relapse. Joyce said he’s been spending time

getting waited on and watching TV, too bad it’s been between Clovis Hospital and Willow Creek

and not a resort. Ed’s very weak and was supposed to be discharged from the rehab to return to

the hospital for a few days and then back to the Rehab. But Ed developed pneumonia and ended

up staying at the Rehab.

Not to let Ed get all the attention, Joyce had bladder surgery the day after our meeting and went

to Dominoes the after that! She is an amazing woman. Please keep Ed and Joyce in your

thoughts and prayers.

And finally our Ruthie Danielsen went to the hospital the Friday before our meeting with a

severe colon infection, Diverticulitis. Dick reports that she is improving and most of the tests are

good but she is weak and she is somewhat confused. She was having trouble putting thoughts to

words but this will improve as she gets better. She will probably have to spend some time in

Rehab. Give them a call or send her a card to remind her how much we care.

Some joyous news this month with the birth of new babies to our family but also some of our

members are facing illness and facing recovery. Please keep them all in your thoughts and

hearts. Your Sunshine Girl, Debbie G.


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CVC

Activities

Schedule

WE NEED TO GET

SOME MORE RUNS BOOKED FOR 2017. PLEASE CONSIDER PUTTING ON A RUN

AND, AS I HAVE PREVIOUSLY STATED, IF YOU NEED HELP, JUST ASK!

REMEMBER, THE MORE RUNS WE DO, THE MORE FUN WE WILL HAVE!

DICK DANIELSEN

Mar 4 Bakersfield Drag Races Severance

March 15 CVC Movie Nite – The Last Word Fosnaugh

Apr 20-22 Laughlin w/COB Garrison’s

Apr 29 Clovis Rodeo Parade & Lunch Fosnaugh’s

May 7 CVC Spring Picnic CVC Board

May 13 Potluck Duke’s

May 17-20 Lake Tahoe / Virginia City Lebda’s,

Henenfent’s & Danielsen’s

June 4 Ficklin Vineyards Danielsen’s

June 10 Madera Speedway Baumgarten

July 2018 Colorado Rocky Mountain High Hansen’s

GENERAL MEETING ALWAYS 3 RD TUESDAY 6:30 PM

BOARD MEETING IS THE TUESDAY FOLLOWING THE

GENERAL MEETING AT 7:00PM

Dominos 2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month


Saturday, March 4

8:15 AM..... Group 2 Round 1 Eliminations

......................... Run Order: Hot Rod, D/Gas, C/Gas, Nost. Elim 3, Nost. Elim 2, B/Gas, Nost. Elim 1, A/Gas

12:30 PM... Funny Car & Top Fuel Qualifying Session 3

2:15 PM..... Group 1 Round 1 Eliminations

......................... Run Order: 7.0 Pro, Junior Fuel, A/Fuel

3:15 PM..... Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations

4:00 PM..... Fuel Altered Qualifying Session 2

Rear Motor Top Fuel Session 2

......................... Followed by Nost. Elim 1 Round 2 and 7.0 Pro Round 2

5:00 PM..... Secure

Sign up at the Jan meeting. Probably leave Fresno Sat the 4 th about 6:30am, first

race is 8:15. Also car show, swap meet, vendors, etc. Always a fun time. Questions

call Skip or Andy. Bring sun screen and a hat.


CVC

Dinner & Movie Nite…

You are invited to join us in watching:

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The festivities will be held the Maya Cinema

3090 E. Campus Pointe Dr. Fresno, Ca 93710

(Dinner and Movie times to be determined)

Sign up at the next CVC Club Meeting!

Who’s ready to go again?


Corvettes of Bakersfield's

20th Gambler's Classic

April 20-22, 2017

at Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort in Laughlin, Nevada

Driver's Name: _____________________________________________________________________

Passenger:_________________________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________________

City:____________________________________________ State:_________ Zip:________________

Home Phone: ( )___________________________Cell:_________________________________

E-Mail:__________________________________________________________________________

Corvette Year: _________ Color: ______________________ License Plate: ___________________

Club Affiliation: ____________________________________________________________________

The 20th Gambler's Classic will be limited to the first 250 Corvettes. Any registrations received after

250 will be contacted to see if they want to be placed on a waiting list or have their registration returned.

Entry Fee for Full Event Includes: Free meet & greet Thurs. nite, Couple Single

Dinner Show (1 single, 2 couple), Car Show & Poker Run,

plus 1 t-shirt, 1 poker hand, goody bag and dash plaque. $180.00 $130.00

T-shirt size (circle 1): S M L XL XXL XXXL

Extra T-Shirt @ $15.00: S M L XL XXL XXXL $_______ $_______

Additional Poker Hand(s): _______ @ $5.00 each $_______ $_______

Late Registration Fee: If postmarked after March 20th 2017: $20.00 $_______ $_______

(T-shirt order guaranteed if registration postmarked by March 15th)

TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $_________ $_________

Make checks payable to: " Corvettes of Bakersfield" Mail to: Corvettes of Bakersfield

P.O. Box 22065

Bakersfield, CA 93390-2065

For more information, please call Bob Vella at (661) 809-7387, nvcorvettesales@gmail.com

LIABILITY: In consideration of the acceptance of the right to participate. Entrants, participants and spectators release and discharge Corvettes of Bakersfield,

Inc. (COB) from any known or unknown causes whatsoever that may be suffered by any entrant or participant to his or her person or property. Event management

reserves the right to restrict entrants or their guests to behavior deemed acceptable during any and all activities of this event, including the right of eviction from

the premises if necessary. Participants wishing to leave their properties on the premises understand that they do so at their own risk. No exhibition of speed will

be allowed. The undersigned entrant acknowledges, by his or her signature as having read and understood the above liability statement and waives all claims

as car owners, guests, children and general public agree to permit COB to use magazines, newspaper, radio and television, before during and after the event and

hereby relinquish any rights to the materials whatsoever. All advertising and publicity rights are reserved by the COB. Liability to include passengers.

Signature of Driver: ________________________________________ Date: _______________

Signature of Passenger: _____________________________________________ (required)

Contact the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino at (800) 227-3849 and reference "C/COBGC" to get special hotel room rate.

Check this box if if you plan to to attend the Thursday Night Meet & Greet…………

Greet………..


I WANT YOUR CORVETTE

In the Clovis Rodeo’s

Annual Parade!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Meet at:

Judy’s Donuts in The Trading Post Center on the SE corner of Herndon & Clovis Ave.

Time: Donuts & Coffee from 7:45 to 8:00 am - No later than 8:00 am, Saturday, April 27, 2017

Caravan:

Waiting:

We leave at 8:00 am to the parade staging area (Jefferson, just west of Sunnyside).

We MUST be in place on Jefferson before 8:25 am as they close all of the streets

in that area at that time.

We will wait on Jefferson approximately ½ to 1 hour until we are called on to line up.

Wear/Bring: Your Patriotic Cap & CVC Shirt / American Flags & Decor, Water, Chair, Umbrella, etc.

Rules:

Lunch:

ABSOLUTELY NO BURN-OUT OF TIRES. If one car spins its tires, we will all be escorted off

the parade route and never be invited back again. No throwing of candy or trinkets.

(Only walkers may hand out goodies). Yes, you MAY honk, wave, smile and sing!

We will meet up after the Parade at Red Robin, SE corner Shaw/Clovis for lunch / Ice Cream

Contact: Charlie Fosnaugh at fosnaugh@comcast.net or 281-2876

Or Co-Chair : Mike Lebda at mjlebda@comcast.net or 905-9971

Sign up by the April 18 th Meeting!


SAVE THE DATE

THE SPRING CVC PICNIC WILL BE HELD AT

KROEKERVILLE ON MAY 7 TH STARTING AT

12 NOON

DETAILS TO FOLLOW


TIME TO PARTY!

WHAT: POTLUCK

WHERE: THE DUKES HOUSE, 492 W. ATHENS, CLOVIS

WHEN: SATURDAY MAY 13 AT 5:30PM

LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC WILL BE PERFORMED BY JOHN PEMBERTOM

FROM 6:00PM TO 10:00PM

THERE WILL BE A $10.00/PERSON CHARGE TO HELP COVER THE

COST OF ENTERTAINMENT

DRINKS/ALCOHOL AND PAPER GOODS WILL BE PROVIDED.

THE SIGN-UP SHEET HAS A “DISH” COLUMN FOR YOU TO INDICATE

WHAT YOU ARE BRINGING. PLEASE ENTER EITHER A MAIN DISH,

SIDE DISH, SALAD, OR DESSERT


LAKE TAHOE AND VIRGINIA CITY!

Visit Lake Tahoe and Virginia City

When: May 17, 18, 19, and 20, 2017

Where: Montbleu Resort Casino - Lake Tahoe

Run start time and meeting location yet to be determined

For room reservations: Call the Montbleu Hotel at 800-367-4554. Reservations may also be made on line.

If making reservations on line refer to code STCVC17. By phone, use the same code or Central Valley

Corvettes.

Reservations can be made anytime beginning in January.

The rate is $59.00 plus taxes on Wednesday and Thursday nights, $89.00 plus taxes on Friday night, and, if you

wish to stay over on Saturday night, the rate is $129.00 plus taxes.

A trip fee of $300.00 is due by the March meeting.

On Wednesday, May 17, we will drive to Lake Tahoe via scenic Hwy. 88 and enjoy a group dinner that night at

the Montbleu Hotel.

On Thursday, May 18, we will take a leisurely drive to Virginia City and have lunch at the Bucket of Blood

Saloon. There will be plenty of time to shop and look around. Dinner will be on your own.

On Friday, May 19, we will cruise Lake Tahoe and visit a boat museum. Lunch and Dinner will be on your own.

On Saturday, May 20, either drive home or stay and play another night!

REMEMBER YOUR CB RADIO!

QUESTIONS? CONTACT:

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

DICK/RUTHIE DANIELSEN: 298-5229


FICKLIN VINEYARDS

SPEND AN AFTERNOON ENJOYING A GREAT

LUNCH AND SAMPLING SOME OF THE BEST

PORT IN THE U.S.!

WHEN: SUNDAY, JUNE 4 TH

WHERE: FICKLIN VINEYARDS, AVENUE 7 ½, MADERA

TIME: 11:00AM, JUNE 4 th , HERNDON & HWY. 99

(TACO BELL PARKING LOT)

PRICE IS $ * PER PERSON WHICH INCLUDES LUNCH,

A WINERY TOUR, AND PORT SAMPLING (REMEMBER WE

ARE DRIVING CORVETTES—THE DESIGNATED DRIVER

SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT JUDICIOUS WHEN SAMPLING!)

*PRICE PER PERSON HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED YET

CUT OFF DATE IS MAY 16 (MAY CVC MEETING DATE). PAYMENT IS ALSO DUE BY THAT DATE.

QUESTIONS?

CONTACT DICK OR RUTHIE DANIELSEN

298-5229 redanielsenr@aol.com

Remember your CB radio!


LUCAS OIL MODIFIEDS AT THE MADERA SPEEDWAY

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017

RUN LEADER: LEE BAUMGARTEN

SAVE THE DATE!

SIGN-UP SHEET AND DETAILS AVAILABLE AT THE

MARCH MEETING


The Origins of St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day celebrates the Roman Catholic feast day of the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick died on March 17,

461. But did you know that he wasn't even Irish? Here are some facts about St. Patrick.

History: Patrick's birth name was Maewyn. Patrick was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in

Ireland. Much of what is known about Saint Patrick comes from the Declaration, which was allegedly written by Patrick

himself. It is believed that he was born in Roman Britain in the fourth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His

father was a deacon and his grandfather was a priest in the Christian church. According to the Declaration, at the age of

sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Gaelic Ireland. It says that he spent six years there

working as a shepherd and that during this time he "found God". The Declaration says that God told Patrick to flee to

the coast, where a ship would be waiting to take him home. After making his way home, Patrick went on to become a

priest. According to tradition, Patrick returned to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. The Declaration says

that he spent many years evangelizing in the northern half of Ireland and converted "thousands". Patrick's efforts against

the druids were eventually turned into an allegory in which he drove "snakes" out of Ireland (Ireland never had any

snakes). Tradition holds that he died on March 17, 461 AD and was buried at Downpatrick. Over the following centuries,

many legends grew up around Patrick and he became Ireland's foremost saint.

Ireland: Saint Patrick's feast day, as a kind of national day, was already being celebrated by the Irish in Europe in the

ninth and tenth centuries. In later times, he became more and more widely seen as the patron of Ireland. Saint Patrick's

feast day was finally placed on the universal liturgical calendar in the Catholic Church due to the influence of Waterfordborn

Franciscan scholar Luke Wadding[30] in the early 1600s. Saint Patrick's Day thus became a holy day of obligation

for Roman Catholics in Ireland. It is also a feast day in the Church of Ireland, which is part of the worldwide Anglican

Communion. The church calendar avoids the observance of saints' feasts during certain solemnities, moving the saint's

day to a time outside those periods. St Patrick's Day is occasionally affected by this requirement, when 17 March falls

during Holy Week. This happened in 1940, when Saint Patrick's Day was observed on 3 April to avoid it coinciding with

Palm Sunday, and again in 2008, where it was officially observed on 14 March. St Patrick's Day will not fall within Holy

Week again until 2160. In 1903, St Patrick's Day became an official public holiday in Ireland. This was thanks to the Bank

Holiday (Ireland) Act 1903, an act of the United Kingdom Parliament introduced by Irish Member of Parliament James

O'Mara. O'Mara later introduced the law which required that public houses be shut on 17 March after drinking got out

of hand, a provision that was repealed in the 1970s.

The shamrock: According to legend St. Patrick used the three leaf clover (or shamrock) to explain the Trinity. St Patrick's

Day, while not a legal holiday in the United States, is nonetheless widely recognized and observed throughout the

country as a celebration of Irish and Irish-American culture. Celebrations include prominent displays of the color green,

religious observances, numerous parades, and copious consumption of alcohol.[62] The holiday has been celebrated in

North America since the late 18th century.

Dyeing the river green: The practice of dyeing the river green started in Chicago in 1962, when city officials decided to

dye a portion of the Chicago River green.

Corn beef and cabbage: This is an Irish American dish. Irish Americans were so poor they could not afford certain meals.

On St. Patrick's Day, the best meal they could afford was beef and cabbage. It became a staple for the holiday.

In recent decades, St Patrick's Day celebrations have been criticized, particularly for their association with public

drunkenness and disorder. Some argue that the festivities have become too commercialized and tacky, and have strayed

from their original purpose of honoring St Patrick and Irish heritage.


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