Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - January 2018

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - January 2018

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

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, Dick Johnson (559) 940-5719

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

Dick Johnson

940-5719

rejohnson1142@gmail.com

SECRETARY

Terry Johnson

940-0876

purplegal54@gmail.com

TREASURER

Darlene Derringer

647-1577

darlenemoats@sbcglobal.net

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Gary Pflepsen

999-2957

pgpflep@aol.com

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 Activities.............................32

CVC Event Flyers.................. 33-36

Christmas Party Pics…………… 37-42

Christmas Hay Ride Pics…….. 43-45

From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 46

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Chuck Laningham

304-7662

laningham@hotmail.com

SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS

Debbie Garrison

875-0800

keithgar@aol.com

WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh

299-0547

fosnaugh@comcast.net

Charlie Brown


…a word from our President!

Hi Corvetter’s:

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!

Your President,

Andy Anderson

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

shirts.

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

AT:

www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


SUNSHINE & CLOUDS

Debbie Garrison

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

2015.

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

him forever.


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

as possible.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and, in 2014, his brother

Christopher.

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

service.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances to a local animal shelter would be

appreciated.

CVC club members are requested to wear club attire and drive

their corvettes.


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

on him.

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

while.

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…

Patrick Garrahan


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

somewhere).

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

play keno.

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


CVC

Activities

Schedule

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

Year.

Dick Danielsen

2018

Jan 24

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

watching:

12 STRONG

The declassifsed true story of the Horse

Soldiers

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: _____________________________________________________________________

Passenger:_________________________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________________

City:____________________________________________ State:_________ Zip:________________

Home Phone: (

)___________________________Cell:_________________________________

E-Mail:__________________________________________________________________________

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: $_________ $_________

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER APRIL 1ST, 2018 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/CORV8" to get special hotel room rate.

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

Greet………..


COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAIN

HIGH

CRAIG AND PAM HANSEN

JULY 26 – aUGUST 12, 2018

DETAILS PROVIDED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE


KISSY – KISSY


Dining


With Friends


Surprises


& Dancing

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