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
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
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS
WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER EDITOR
…a word from our President!
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
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
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
The next Board meeting will be Tuesday,
March 27 th at 7pm at Andy Anderson’s
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:
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS
Mar. 20, 2018
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
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
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
Keep Love in your heart and a smile on your face, it’s the best accessory you can ever
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
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
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Article by James Wong, Journalist
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
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
Saturday, April 28, 2018
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
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.
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 email@example.com or 281-2876
Sign up by the April 17 th Meeting!
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.
THE SPRING CVC PICNIC
WILL BE HELD AT
SATURDAY, MAY 19 TH AT
SAVE THE DATE----DETAILS TO FOLLOw
PRESIDENT ANDY’S MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
JUNE 28 – JULY 1
SAVE THE DATES -------------- DETAILS TO FOLLOW!
CVC tour IV
COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAIN
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!
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
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
The last run
Linda came to
was the 20 th
She didn’t go out
much by then,
resist a little
reunion with old friends.