Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - April 2018

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - April 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

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

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

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

Birthdays & Anniversaries......... 6-7

Sunshine & Clouds………………… 8-9

CVC Canvas Totes…………………… 10

Corvette ZR1 Numbers……………. 11

CVC Activities............................ 12

CVC Event Flyers.................. 13-19

Linda Bird Remembrance……. 20-23

From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 24

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 & NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh

299-0547

fosnaugh@comcast.net


…a word from our President!

Hi Corvetter’s:

Hear it is the first of April, hate to

say this but I am going to quit the club.

I can't seem to do good or satisfy

anyone. It has been fun and I have

made some good friends. But all goody

things have to end. Dick Danielsen will

be taking over as of today.

Good luck to all and happy vetting.

NOT, April Fools. You are not getting rid

of me that easy!!!!!!!!!'


Central Valley Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes 3-20-18

The General Meeting was called to order by

President Andy Anderson at 6:32pm.

Minutes from the February meeting were

read. Tom Jarvis made a motion to accept

the minutes as read. Chuck Laningham

seconded. Darlene Derringer gave the

Treasurer’s report.

Tonight’s raffle brought in

$255. Winners of the $50

bills were Mike Lebda (How

did Mary Ann know their

ticket was going to be drawn)? What a

welcome we gave Gail

Traverse, our 2 nd winner.

VP of Public Relations, Dick

Johnson, let us know

birthdays totaled 1148 and

we had one anniversary to celebrate, the

Rosen’s, at 18 years. They are the winner of

the Panera gift card this month. New Canvas

Bags have arrived with our updated logo.

They are available to purchase for $15.00.

VP of Activities – Dick Danielsen – went over

the past and several future runs. Look for

more info on future runs in the newsletter.

Charlie Fosnaugh has invited the leader of

the Pacific Central Caravan to the 25 th

anniversary of the National Corvette

Museum to speak at our April General

Meeting. Dick announced that Charlie

Fosnaugh has agreed to be our Club

Historian and the club has purchased a 4

terabyte external hard drive to preserve our

club photographs and newsletters to help

Charlie with the task. A BIG thank you to

Charlie.

Chuck Laningham collected $1.71 in badge

fines. Who wants to explain that? Debbie

Garrison gave her Sunshine and Clouds

report by passing the mic around the room.

Keith Garrison was our baby of the month –

with no winners.

Old Business – None

New Business – None

There being no new business or old, Tom

Jarvis made a motion to adjourn the

meeting at 7:35pm. Diane Hayes

seconded.

The next Board meeting will be Tuesday,

March 27 th at 7pm at Andy Anderson’s

home.

Respectfully submitted,

Terry Johnson, Secretary

Thank you to the following members for

donating raffle prizes: A & C Anderson,

Campos, Danielsen, Derringer, Dukes,

Fosnaugh, Garrahan, Garrison, Hayes,

Henderson, Henenfent, Jarvis, Johnson,

Laningham, Lebda, Marine, Merritt, Null,

Renna, Severance, Tjerrild


y Dick Johnson

Kathy Marine, 4/01 – Rodger Merritt, 4/04 – Valerie Merritt, 4/06 – Dave Dukes, 4/10

Charlie West, 4/15 – Jeff Levine, 4/28 – LeighAnn Severance, 4/29 – Dick Johnson, 4/29

David & Julie Sons, 4/12/86 – 32 Years

Emilio & Lori Garcia, 4/14/07 – 11 Years

Gary & Jan Pflepsen, 4/15/11 – 7 Years

Chuck & Sharon Hall, 4/20/85 – 33 Years

Steve & Lidia Garcia, 4/30/16 – 2 Years

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR CVC NAME BADGE or A CVC LOGO SHIRT WITH

YOUR NAME ON IT 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

Mar. 20, 2018

Debbie Garrison

We were sad to hear that past member Linda Bird passed away after a short illness.

Services were private. Our sympathies to John, send him an email or card and let him

know you’re thinking about him.

Gary and Jan spent some time in Pahrump, Nevada while Gary participated in the

Corvette Owners School at the Ron Fellows Performance Driving Center. While there they

saw some amazing cars with amazing price tags.

Dave and Lori Dukes flew back to Montgomery, Alabama to see their son Jim graduate

from Officer Training School. They flew up and received a tour of the Base and then on

Thursday night they attended a ceremony where Jim received an award for Distinguished

Graduate. On Friday night they attended the Commissioning Ceremony as Jim graduated

to Second Lieutenant. He is now stationed in Vandenberg for 5 months for training in the

deployment of bombs and missiles.

While Steve and Lydia Garcia were in Las Vegas attending the car races they had an

unfortunate incident. They got stuck for over an hour in an elevator in their hotel. After

they were finally rescued they had ride in another elevator to get back to their room.

How awful for them!

Terry and Dick Johnson’s son Jeff who is 45 is now one of the youngest Head Golf Pros at

Kings River Golf course. Our congratulations to him. Dick and Terry also spend some time

in Borrego Springs with some old friends. Borrego Springs is the only certified Dark Sky

Community in California and offers some truly wonderful views of the night sky.

Joe and Sarah Garcia’s youngest son Michael and his wife blessed them with a new

grandson. Michael Anthony Garcia II was born on March 7 th weighing in at 7 lbs. 11 oz.

The baby had to spend a little time in the hospital after his birth but after some

antibiotics he’s now home and his parents are overjoyed with their son.


Skip and Leigh Ann Severance’s middle grandson Colby in now 16 and has earned his

California Driver’s License. And guess who got to buy him a car! Congrats Colby.

Mike and Diane Hayes shared with us that their second grandson, his wife and baby just

moved to Lumberton, Texas near Houston. They will be welcoming their second baby in

September.

Aimee Parkin had her first Infusion Therapy Treatment. Scott and Aimee were so grateful

to find a doctor that finally believed that Aimee’s chronic fatigue was not in her head but

was a real problem.

Diane Tjerrild reported that Bob Estrada was having eye surgery our good wishes for a

quick recovery.

Ruth Danielsen was also seeing an eye specialist this month. We’ll have to get a report

this next month on what kind of treatment is in her future.

Please send me any Sunshine News that I missed and will be sure to include in next

month’s report.

Keep Love in your heart and a smile on your face, it’s the best accessory you can ever

wear.

Your Sunshine Girl, Debbie G.


CANVAS BAG WITH CURRENT CLUB LOGO

The Board has purchased these bags and will be for sale at the April 17 th

General meeting for $15.00. Canvas Bag with black bottom (hides dirt)

and black handles. Generous size 18”x14” by 4” wide. See Terry Johnson


Corvette ZR1

Product manager confirms manic performance figures!

Chevrolet has touted the 2019 Corvette ZR1 has the “fastest, most powerful production

Corvette ever” – but we didn’t realize just how much faster it is than previous iterations.

According to a new report, Harlan Charles, product manager for Corvette, confirmed

with Corvette Blogger the ZR1 is capable of some serious acceleration times. How serious?

Try 0-60mph (0-96km/h) in just 2.85 seconds. How about 0-100mph (0-161km/h)? Just

6.0 seconds flat. That puts the rear-wheel driven Corvette ZR1 in the same ballpark as the

hypercar elite – think Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. Additionally,

Charles told the publication the ZR1 can complete the quarter mile in just 10.6 seconds at

134mph (215km/h). While Chevrolet is yet to confirm these figures in an official press

release, it’s expected the company will make some form of announcement soon given the

first ZR1s are already on their way to dealers in the US. The Corvette ZR1 is powered by

a 6.2-litre ‘LT5’ supercharged V8 generating 563kW (755hp) of power and 969Nm of

torque. Both seven-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions are offered, with

top speed rated at “over 210mph” (338km/h).

MORE: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 revealed

MORE: Chevrolet Corvette coverage

MORE: Everything Chevrolet

Article by James Wong, Journalist

https://www.caradvice.com.au/634708/corvette-zr1-0-60mph-in-2-85-seconds/


CVC

Activities

Schedule

Since January 1 st ,

including the below

listed runs, we only have a total of 13 events. 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. Remember, the more runs

we do, the more fun we will have! Dick Danelsen

Date: Event: Time: Run Leaders:

April 19-23 COB Gambler’s Classic 8:00 am Garrison’s

April 28 Clovis Rodeo Parade 8:00 am Fosnaugh’s

May 9 CVC Movie Nite – Overboard TBA Fosnaugh’s

May 19 CVC Club Picnic – Kroekerville 12:00pm CVC Board

Jun28-July1 President’s Mystery Run TBA Anderson’s

Jul26-Aug12 Colorado Rocky Mountain High TBA Hansen’s

2019

Aug 22-??? 6 TH National Corvette Caravan TBA Fosnaugh’s

to the Corvette Museum

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


CORVETTES OF BAKERSFIELD 21 ST

GAMBLER’S CLASSIC IN LAUGHLIN, NV

APRIL 19-23, 2018

RUN LEADERS KEITH AND DEBBIE GARRISON

PARTICIPANTS ARE TO MEET AT JENSEN AVE. AND HWY.99

AT 8:00AM ON THURSDAY, APRIL 19 TH

(JACK IN THE BOX PARKING LOT)


I WANT YOUR CORVETTE

In the Clovis Rodeo’s

Annual Parade!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

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 28, 2018

Caravan:

Waiting:

We leave at 8:15 am to the parade staging area (Jefferson, just west of Sunnyside).

We MUST be in place on Jefferson by 8:30 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: Theme:Mickey Mouse, wear ears & accessories, CVC Shirt / 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

Sign up by the April 17 th Meeting!


'Overboard'

Overboard focuses on a selfish, spoiled,

rich playboy from Mexico’s richest family

and a working class single mom of three

hired to clean Leonardo’s luxury yacht.

WedMay9, 2018


THE SPRING CVC PICNIC

WILL BE HELD AT

KROEKERVILLE ON

SATURDAY, MAY 19 TH AT

12 NOON

SAVE THE DATE----DETAILS TO FOLLOw


PRESIDENT ANDY’S MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

TO ??????

JUNE 28 – JULY 1

SAVE THE DATES -------------- DETAILS TO FOLLOW!


CVC tour IV

COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAIN

HIGH

CRAIG AND PAM HANSEN

JULY 26 – aUGUST 12, 2018

DETAILS PROVIDED to those that have registered


2019 National Corvette Caravan

All roads lead to Bowling Green, Kentucky for the 25th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum

Frequently Asked Questions, Lodging, Parking, Select a State, Outside USA, News, Caravan Merchandise

Often referred to as the world’s largest moving automotive event, the National Corvette Caravan is a

celebration of America’s Sports Car, culminating in Bowling Green, Kentucky for the anniversary

celebration of the National Corvette Museum. Hosted only once every five years. The 6th National

Corvette Caravan is slated for August 28-31, 2019. Regional caravans will form and join other

caravans as they travel across the United States to meet in Bowling Green, Kentucky for four days of

festivities at the National Corvette Museum. An event such as this requires years of planning and

coordinating. All help is appreciated! The Museum is located at I-65, exit 28 in South Central Kentucky

and is open daily, 8-5 Central Time.

Ok, we have several CVC members that

are interested in going to Bowling Green,

Kentucky starting on August 22, 2019.

We will have Don Herzer as a guest speaker

at our April Club Meeting, Tuesday 4/17.

He was the N.Ca. Caravan Leader for 2014 and

will be showing us some pictures and

information about the upcoming Caravan.

Be at our meeting early, if you want

to talk to him as he has to drive

back home that night!

Charlie


Linda and John were one of the most

welcoming couples when we joined the

club. We had a lot of good times and

such nice memories of our times

together. She hated having her picture

taken; but we still have a few we’d like

to share.


She could be brash and outspoken

but Linda could also be a lot of fun.

We were really sorry to hear of her

illness and death.

We went through all the pictures

we had and laughed and cried a

little as we reminisced about all

the fun we shared and the ups

and downs of life in the club.

Looking back, we realized just how quickly time passes; suddenly we’ve

gone from meeting new people to a life time of friendship and memories.

Remember the potluck the Birds had with the Rennas one year; it was a

deep pit BBQ….it rained in June and drowned out the pit fire!


They had to take the meat into the house to finish cooking it.

To them a small disaster but now, it’s just another funny memory.


Remember Pollardville? We

stopped there on the way

home from Charlotte’s

Mystery Run to Dunsmuir.

That was the last time the

club went to Pollardville

before it was sold. Great

place…good times!

The last run

Linda came to

was the 20 th

Anniversary

party.

She didn’t go out

much by then,

but couldn’t

resist a little

reunion with old friends.

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