THEOFFICIALNEWSLETTEROF CENTRALVALLEYCORVETTES (CHARTERED NOVEMBER 12,1991)
Volume 27 Number 1 January 2018
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 ENTHUSIAST 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 a
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 as per CVC
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, Dick Johnson (559) 940-5719
or any officer on the following page.
VP-PUBLIC RELATIONS/ MEMBERSHIP
Mission Statement / Officers..... 2-3
A Word from our President.......... 4
Secretary’s Minutes..................... 5
Board Members History..………….. 6
New Club Members………………….. 7
Birthdays & Anniversaries......... 8-9
Sunshine & Clouds…………………..10
Roy Whitson Remembrance.. 11-17
Dave Dawson Remembrance. 18-31
CVC Event Flyers.................. 33-36
Christmas Party Pics…………… 37-42
Christmas Hay Ride Pics…….. 43-45
From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 46
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS
WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER EDITOR
…a word from our President!
Hope everything is going well for
everybody. What a year, lots of fun and
laughs. I am so sorry about Dave & Roy
I will miss them very much. The board is
planning to have a great year. Would
like to see our new members plan a run
this year with new ideas and places.
Overnighters would be great. If you
need help ask the board and we will get
someone to help you.
I got some feedback rumors from some
of our members that they are
unsatisfied with are runs that our
members have put on. They work very
hard and do their best. If any member
has a problem please contact one of our
board members. Come to one of our
board meetings and we will talk about it.
We try to have fun but always open to
suggestions. Looking forward to a great
year. Happy New Year!
Sorry Andy, Everybody get a dead battery sooner or later.
At least now you have a new one for the New Year!
Central Valley Corvettes
General Meeting Minutes
December 19, 2017
Whose baby picture is this?
The General Meeting was called to order by
President Andy Anderson at 6:35pm. Minutes
from the November meeting were read. Ruth
Danielsen made a motion to accept the minutes
as read. Diane Tjerrild seconded. Dick Johnson
gave the Treasurer’s report before turning the
position over to Darlene
Derringer. Tonight’s raffle
brought in $309.00. The
Piercy’s are one lucky couple!!
First, Emily’s number is called
for one of the $50 bills and
then Tom’s number is called
for the 2 nd $50 bill. That will
make a nice night out.
Whose baby picture is this?
VP of Activities, Dick Danielsen reviewed the
Christmas Party at Pardini’s, hosted by the
Garrisons and the Andersons and the Hayride,
hosted by Charlotte Renna and Bob Peluso with
a few elves in the background. Charlie Fosnaugh
hosted Movie Night just before Christmas. As
usual, the events were well attended and all had
a great time. Craig Hansen reminded the
members who have signed up for the Colorado
Trip, that the first payment of $675 will be due
at the January meeting. Roy Whitson’s
Celebration of Life will be at Pardini’s on
Saturday, January 13 th at 11:30. As stated in
the obituary please wear jeans and our club
Whose baby picture is this? Ruthie knows –
how clever to draw glasses on the baby!
VP of Public Relations, Charlotte Renna
welcomed our newest members – Charlie &
Deb West, voted in at our November meeting.
Tonight we voted on Bob & Gina Estrada. Bob
wants everyone to know – Its Gina’s Corvette.
Next month we should be voting on Rodger and
Valerie Merritt. Birthdays totaled 486 years
and Anniversaries amounted to 190 years. As
Charlotte ended a bit choked up, she turned
the position over to Dick Johnson. Thank you
Charlotte – now go enjoy the Coast!
Whose baby picture is this?
Chuck Laningham collected $1.50 in badge
fines. Debbie Garrison gave her Sunshine and
Clouds Report. Lupe Dawson and her sister-inlaw
joined us tonight and she thanked
everyone for the flowers and their attendance
at Dave’s Funeral. Mike Hayes will be having
throat surgery tomorrow the 20th. And the
answer is: Glenn Henderson’s baby picture.
There was no Old or New Business. Next Board
meeting will be at Andy Anderson’s home on
Wednesday, December 27 th at 7pm. Mike
Hayes made a motion to adjourn the meeting
at 7:10pm. Tom Jarvis seconded.
Respectfully submitted by
Terry Johnson, Secretary
Thank you to the following members for
donating raffle prizes: A&C Anderson,
Danielsen, Dawson, Derringer, Dukes,
Engleman, Estrada, Fosnaugh, Garrahan,
Garrison, Hansen, Hayes, Henderson,
Henenfent, Jarvis, Johnson, Null, Pflepsen,
Severance, Tjerrild, West.
CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT V.P. ACTIVITIES V.P. PUBLIC RELATIONS SECRETARY TREASURER
1992 Chuck Vencill Terry Capurso Andy Anderson Charlotte Renna Mike Paul
1993 Terry Capurso Chuck Vencill Sondra Aniotzbehere Chuck Laningham Clayton Olson
1994 Charlotte Renna Keith Garrison Richard Mullins Jerry Mitchell Sue Comer
1995 Andy Anderson Stan Qualls Richard Mullins Cheramay Qualls Debbie Garrison
1996 Keith Garrison Mike Curtis Steve Smitha Tanya Mitchell Mike Crafton
1997 Keith Garrison Mike Curtis Marilyn Goodall Linda Laningham Mike Crafton
1998 Mike Curtis John Bird Joyce Kroeker Linda Laningham Patrick Garrahan
1999 John Bird Skip Severance Joyce Kroeker Dorothy Gregerson Patrick Garrahan
2000 John Bird Skip Severance Tamanee Krazan Dorothy Gregerson Ed Hokokian
2001 Pat Garrahan Mike Curtis Tamanee Krazan Carrie Threet Ed Hokokian
2002 Tamanee Krazan Craig Hansen Dale Comer Pam Hansen Joe Renna
2003 Charlotte Renna Craig Hansen CJ Curtis Pam Hansen Joe Renna
2004 Debbie Garrison Rodney Ainsworth Julie Sons Diane Ainsworth Jill Kroeker Rosen
2005 Debbie Garrison Ron Miller Julie Sons Peggy Cook Jill Kroeker Rosen
2006 Peggy Cook Jim Agar Mike Curtis Lynne Agar Terri Parks
2007 Jim Agar John Johnson Andy Anderson Lynne Agar Terri Parks
2008 Jim Agar John Johnson Lynn Massingham Sheryl DeMello Debbie Garrison
2009 Charlotte Renna Keith Garrison Scott Parkin Sheryl DeMello Debbie Garrison
2010 Charlotte Renna Scott Parkin Mary Case Linda Laningham Dave Case
2011 Linda Laningham Particia Garahan Jan DeMello Sheryl DeMello Judy Capurro
2012 Linda Laningham Keith Garrison Jan Pflepsen Sheryl De.-Terri Parks Judy Capurro
2013 Craig Hansen Pam Hansen Jeff Levine Terri Parks Fred Parks
2014 Craig Hansen Pam Hansen Skip Severance Kim Fosnaugh Fred Parks
2015 Gary Phlepsen Skip Severance Dick Danielsen Debby Anderson Mike Lebda
2016 Gary Phlepsen Skip Severance Charlotte Renna Debby Anderson Mike Lebda
2017 Andy Anderson Dick Danielsen Charlotte Renna Terry Johnson Dick Johnson
2018 Andy Anderson Dick Danielsen Dick Johnson Terry Johnson Darlene Derringer
New members Deb & Charlie West were installed!
Sponsored by Charlotte Renna
They own a 1999 Torch Red Coupe
Gina & Bob Estrada were voted into membership!
Sponsored by Diane Tjerrild
She owns a 2017 Admiral Blue Coupe
y Dick Johnson
Susan Walker, 1/06 – Tom Piercy, 1/08 – David Sons, 1/10 – Terry Johnson, 1/18
Tom Jarvis, 1/22 – Joyce Campos, 1/28 – Holy Baumgarten, 1/29 – Lori Dukes, 1/30 and
Don Olson, 1/31.
Mike & Diane Hayes, 1/03/62, 56 Yrs.
Charlie & Kim Fosnaugh, 1/17/75 – 43 Yrs.
Dale & Sue Comer, 1/27/68 – 50 Yrs.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR CVC NAME BADGE TO ALL CLUB MEETINGS!
(NOW a 50₵ FINE without it)
SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE!
AND BE SURE AND RECOMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARLY
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS
Dec 19, 2017
Skip and Leigh Ann returned from a wonderful Caribbean cruise, they stopped at 4 islands on
their cruise. They reported that the countries they visited are doing a remarkable job rebuilding
after the Hurricanes that hit the islands earlier this year. In most of the places everything looked
normal. They even had time to take an airboat ride through the Everglades with the alligators in
Ft Lauderdale before their ship sailed.
Mike Hayes had throat surgery the day after our General Meeting-what a way to lost weight
during the Holidays!
Chuck and Linda Laningham became Great-Grandparents for the third time when their
granddaughter Meghan in Texas delivered a beautiful baby girl in late November. Ryan Ashley
was welcomed to the family weighing in at 9 lbs. 3 oz. 21 inches.
18 cars attended the memorial service for our dear friend Dave Dawson, it was a wonderful
show of support and was truly appreciated by Lupe and the rest of the Dawson Family. Lupe
sent a Thank you card to the Club in appreciation of the cards, flowers and many words of
support. Please keep Lupe in your heart.
A memorial service for our friend Roy Whitson will be on Saturday January 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM
at Pardini’s on Shaw. Mary Ann has requested that Members please wear their club shirts and to
please drive your corvette to the service.
Thank you to Diane Tjerrild for supplying the black memorial ribbons for services. I will bring
them to the service for Roy.
I’d like to thank everyone that was able to attend our Christmas Party at Pardini’s this month, it
was a great party with good friends, good food and general Merry Making! Thank you, Andy and
Connie for your help and assistance in making it such a fun time.
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.
Happy New Year!!!
Blessings to all, Your Sunshine Girl, Debbie G.
Shared from the 2017-12-24 The Fresno Bee e-Edition
ROY S. WHITSON, Ph.D.
Roy S. Whitson, Ph.D. of Fresno, CA, passed
away on November 28, 2017, at age 67, due to
complications from metastatic melanoma. Roy
was born on October 25, 1950, in Gallup, NM, to
George and Emma Whitson.
He graduated from the University of New Mexico
in 1973, with a Bachelor of Science degree in
general biology. In 1978, he received his Master
of Science degree in entomology at the
University of Arizona, and in 1984, he received
his Ph.D. in plant pathology and phytopathology
at the University of Arizona.
Roy moved to Fresno from Fargo, ND in 1988. He was most recently
employed in research for Bayer in their crop science division, retiring in
Always a gentleman, he was a kind and compassionate soul with a great
sense of humor. He chose to have no children as he did not want to
contribute to the overpopulation of the planet.
Despite his years of ill health, he was always smiling and never
complained. He was liked and respected by everyone who knew him both
in work and social environments and will be missed by all. He loved the
mountains, and he loved traveling, including road trips to Yellowstone and
several trips to Europe. In 2016, an extensive trip in Egypt completed the
last item on his bucket list. He also greatly enjoyed activities with his friends
in the Central Valley Corvette Club of Fresno, especially when followed by
a run to Superior Dairy in Hanford.
Not to be overlooked was Roy's love of pets. His dog, Shadow, will miss
Many thanks to the excellent and caring staff at St. Agnes Medical Center
Intensive Care Units who made his last stay as pleasant and comfortable
He was preceded in death by his parents; and, in 2014, his brother
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; and step-children, Deanna Cochran
and her husband Jim, and their children Nick, Logan, and Bethany Ramirez
and her husband Travis of Madera, CA, and Darrell Ryan and his wife
Rosa, and their children, Connor and Talia of Elk Grove, CA.
A Celebration of Life, a happy event, will be held at Pardini's on Shaw and
Van Ness in Fresno, CA, on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.
Casual clothes and blue jeans, Roy's favorite attire, are appropriate for this
In lieu of flowers, remembrances to a local animal shelter would be
CVC club members are requested to wear club attire and drive
I remember the first time Pat met
Roy. We had gone to Hanford for ice
cream at Superior Dairy. There was a
Renaissance Faire going on in the
Courthouse Park across the street,
so we decided to check it out. We ran
into Mary Ann and Roy there.
At one time Mary Ann was a club
member. Although she had dropped out of the club, she continued to bring
her car to me for repairs, so I knew her fairly well. She and Roy had known
each other for years and were dating at the time. Sometimes Roy would
pick the car up for her. That’s how I met Roy.
Later, when they got married, Mary Ann decided to rejoin the club. Roy was
a pretty shy guy, so Mary Ann came to meetings alone. I had just retired
and was going to breakfast on Tuesdays with Keith and Chuck. I decided to
invite Roy so he would get to know people in the club. Worked great!
Pretty soon, Roy was showing up for meetings even on nights when Mary
Ann didn’t come. He loved the Tuesday group and only missed when he
was out of town or ill. If Roy didn’t show up, we worried and would check up
Pat and I had a neighborhood restaurant we liked to go to for Mexican food.
When it closed, we told Roy and Mary Ann. They said they liked Marion’s,
another neighborhood restaurant. We started meeting them there once in a
That’s how we got to know Roy. Roy was such a kind, gentle man. He
never said a harsh word about anyone and always had a big smile for you,
even when he was pretty sick.
I’m so glad he decided to retire and we got to spend some time with him.
Wish you could have stayed with us a little longer, Roy. Tuesday morning
will never be the same without you, buddy…. God’s speed…
David and Lupe were an active couple. They
belonged to all kinds of organizations in Merced
including the Yosemite Corvette Club. But they
decided they weren’t busy enough, so around
2000 they joined CVC.
The first run we remember seeing them at was
our Christmas party that year. They drove from
Merced to attend meetings (if they weren’t out
of town with the Yosemite Vettes or off golfing
Lupe told Pat they ate out most nights with one
organization or another, so she didn’t do much
cooking. She enjoyed the active lifestyle as
much as David did. They hated to miss a meeting or a run.
David was a really generous guy. He had a box seat for the horse races at the Fresno
County Fair. Every year he would give his tickets to one of his friends for any days he
and Lupe couldn’t attend. When he found out Pat loves the horse races, he and Lupe
made sure we had tickets for one of the days of the fair every year.
David was an early riser ….a really early riser! Patrick is an early riser, too, so he could
count on David to be up to have coffee with him. They both enjoyed keno, too. When
the club went to Laughlin or Reno, or Vegas, they would find a place to sit and chat and
David owned San Joaquin Glass in Merced. I remember when he landed the account
for In-N-Out Burger. He and Lupe would travel all over to the new In-N-Out Burgers, to
measure and install glass and combine business with pleasure.
I remember when the Gregersons used to live up in Ahwahnee and were having trouble
getting a glass company to go come up there for some glass work they needed done.
David and Lupe drove up from Merced to measure their window and then returned to
install the glass for them.
One year we decided to do a run to the Gold Country and asked David and Lupe to help
us. We did a pre-run when Daffodil Hill was in bloom. What an awesome site! We had
so much fun on the pre-run and on the real run.
David, we’re going to miss you! You were always smiling and willing to lend a helping
hand whenever we needed it!
Patrick and Pat Garrahan
Looking back on
2017, I think we would have to say that, activity wise, we had a good
year with a variety of different runs. In fact, we had a total of 34 runs
during the calendar year. We are starting a new year and, as you can
see from the below listed activities, we are off to a rather slow
beginning. Please “put on your thinking caps” and begin to formulate
some good ideas for runs this year-----if you have some thoughts for a
run but maybe are a bit unsure as to how to go about putting
everything together, ask me or most any other “old” member for
assistance as we would be glad to help you. January 1 st is the first
blank page of a 365-page book of run possibilities. Let’s compile a
good one! Wishing all of you nothing but good things in the New
CVC Movie Nite – 12 Strong, 5:30pm Fosnaugh
April 19-21 COB Gambler’s Classic Garrison’s
July 26-Aug 12 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
Dinner & Movie Nite....
You are invited to join us in
The declassifsed true story of the Horse
On Wednesday Nite, Jan. 25th
Our festivities will be held the Maya Cinema
3090 E. Campus Pointe Dr. Fresno, Ca 93710
(Dinner and Movie times to follow by email)
Sign up at the next club meeting!
Contact Charlie for more information, 281-2876
Who’s ready to go again?
CORVETTES OF BAKERSFIELD 21 ST
GAMBLER’S CLASSIC IN LAUGHLIN, NV
APRIL 19-21, 2018
RUN LEADERS KEITH AND DEBBIE GARRISON
THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 250 CORVETTES
SO IF YOU HAVE SIGNED-UP TO GO, OR ARE THINKING ABOUT IT,
GET YOUR REGISTRATION FORM AND FEES SENT TO
CORVETTES OF BAKERSFIELD AND MAKE YOUR HOTEL
RESERVATIONS AT THE RIVERSIDE HOTEL!
Corvettes of Bakersfield's
21st Gambler's Classic
April 19-21, 2018
at Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort in Laughlin, Nevada
Driver's Name: _____________________________________________________________________
City:____________________________________________ State:_________ Zip:________________
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Corvette Year: _________ Color: ______________________ License Plate: ___________________
Club Affiliation: ____________________________________________________________________
NCCC MEMBER NUMBER:________________________________________________________________
The 21st 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 23rd 2018: $20.00 $_______ $_______
(T-shirt order guaranteed if registration postmarked by March 15th)
TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $_________ $_________
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Bakersfield, CA 93390-2065
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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
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