Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - November 2018

cfosnaugh

Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - November 2018 Magazine

Upcoming Movie Nite – Wednesday Nov. 7 th – Nutcracker & the 4 Realms!


The Central Valley Corvette Club was

chartered in 1991 for the owners of the only

real AMERICAN sports car, the awesome

CORVETTE. It is 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

Membership Renewals…………… 6-7

Birthdays & Anniversaries......... 8-9

Sunshine & Clouds……………… 10-11

Treasures in the Shed..…..... 12-13

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

CVC Event Flyers.................. 15-21

Sanger Homecoming pics……. 22-25

Ice Cream Social pics……..…. 26-28

Shinzen Tour & Lunch…....... 29-35

From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 36

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:

Well this is it, our next meeting is

our Annual Meeting. If you missed more

than four meetings you will not get to

vote for the new board. Cannot believe it

is the holidays again time is going so fast

but it always does when you are having

fun. We have some great people running

this year. Good luck to all of you!! If you

haven’t paid your dues yet it is due. Do

not forget to sign your renewal and

include a copy of your insurance. Looking

forward to seeing you all at the next

meeting. Take care and be safe.

Your President,

Andy Anderson


history with 105 cars attending. Lynne

Henenfent reminded everyone to meet

at Roger Rocka at 5:15 on Dec. 1st.

Doors open at 5:30pm. Christmas Party

is fast approaching on December 6 th .

Central Valley Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes 10-16-18

The General Meeting was called to order

by President Andy Anderson at 6:30pm.

Minutes from the September meeting

were read. Joyce Kroeker made a

motion to accept the minutes as read,

Ruthie Danielsen seconded. Darlene

Derringer gave the Treasurer’s report.

Tonight’s raffle brought in $225.

Winners of the

$50 bills were

Lorraine

Henderson and

Charlotte Renna

VP of Public Relations Dick Johnson –

Birthday’s totaled 335 years and the

winner of the Panera gift card was the

Henenfent’s at 50 years. Dick Johnson

filled in for a vacationing Gary Pflepsen

and asked if there were any more

nominations for the November

Elections.

Chuck Laningham found another

perfect month with no badge fines.

Debbie Garrison gave her Sunshine and

Clouds report. The White’s were back

from their tug boat adventures. Good

to see Jeff Levine. Gail Tavares is

recovering from surgery. The Hayes

welcomed their newest great grandson.

Diane Hayes made a motion to adjourn

the meeting at 7:04pm. Tom Jarvis

seconded. Next Board meeting will be

at Dick Danielsen’s home, 7pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Terry Johnson, Secretary

Thank you to the following members

for donating raffle prizes: A&C

Anderson, Danielsen, Derringer,

Dukes, Henderson, Henenfent, Jarvis,

Johnson, Kroeker, Laningham, Lebda,

Null, Renna, Severance.

VP of Activities, Dick Danielsen – went

over past runs. 46 people attended the

Duke’s ice cream social. Snelling Car

Show had the biggest turn out in their


Attention C.V.C. Members

October 1, 2018

C.V.C. Member:

Our 2019 membership dues of $67.00 are due by the December general meeting

(December 18 th ). If dues aren’t paid by this time, it will be considered delinquent.

Membership may be terminated for those members whose dues have not been

received by the December general meeting or December 31, 2018.

Enclosed is a C.V.C. membership renewal form to complete and return with your

dues payment. Also, please include a copy of your current automobile insurance

verification.

Please make your check payable to Central Valley Corvettes (C.V.C.) The dues can

be paid at the general meeting or can be mailed to:

Central Valley Corvettes

P.O. Box 26591

Fresno, Ca. 93729-6591

Thank you for paying your dues in a timely manner.

Remember the Annual meeting will be held at the general meeting on November

20, 2018. At this time, membership will be voting on a new Board for 2019-2020.

Please try to attend this important meeting.

Sincerely,

C.V.C. Board


NEW ________ RENEWAL ________ (Check one)

CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

NO CHANGE _____(Check if all information is the same since your last renewal, PRINT your name, sign & return)

MEMBER 1 __________________________________________________________DATE OF BIRTH _____________

LAST FIRST BADGE NAME (If different)

MEMBER 2 __________________________________________________________DATE OF BIRTH _____________

LAST FIRST BADGE NAME (If different)

ADDRESS _________________________________ CITY ___________________ STATE ________ ZIP __________

DATE OF WEDDING ANNIVERSARY _______________

MM/DD/YY

PHONE 1 _______________ _______________ ______________ _______________ ___________________________

HOME WORK CELL FAX E-MAIL

PHONE 2 _______________ _______________ ______________ _______________ ___________________________

HOME WORK CELL FAX E-MAIL

MEMBER 1 _______________________________ _____________________________ ______________________

EMPLOYER OCCUPATION DRIVERS LICENSE NUMBER

MEMBER 2 _______________________________ _____________________________ ______________________

EMPLOYER OCCUPATION DRIVERS LICENSE NUMBER

CORVETTES

YEAR _________ MODEL __________________ COLOR ________________ LICENSE _____________

YEAR _________ MODEL __________________ COLOR ________________ LICENSE _____________

YEAR _________ MODEL __________________ COLOR ________________ LICENSE _____________

THE UNDERSIGNED DESIRES TO ENTER AND PARTICIPATE IN CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES. IN CONSIDERATION OF THE

ACCEPTANCE OF THIS MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION THE UNDERSIGNED DOES HEREBY RELEASE CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES, IT'S

DIRECTORS AND ALL OTHER PERSONS AND ENTITIES INVOLVED WITH THE ORGANIZATION FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR

INJURIES OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER TO PERSON OR PROPERTY THAT MIGHT OCCUR WHILE PARTICIPATION IN THIS ORGANIZATION.

THE UNDERSIGNED AGREES TO ABIDE BY THE CURRENT BY-LAWS OF CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES.

MEMBER 1 ______________________________ ________ MEMBER 2 _______________________________ ________

SIGNATURE DATE SIGNATURE DATE

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Remember to turn in the following:

1. Membership Form

2. Dues - (Check made to “CVC”)

3. Copy of Current Insurance Information

The above is required for membership and membership renewal and must be received by the Dec. meeting but no later than Dec. 31

Please give to VP Public Relations/Membership or mail to: CVC

P.O. Box 26591

Fresno, CA. 93729-6591

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

INTERNAL USE ONLY

AMOUNT RECEIVED $ _________________ DATE RECEIVED _______________ CHECK # ___________

COPIES TO: MEMBERSHIP, SECRETARY & TREASURER


y Dick Johnson

Pam Hansen, 11/1 – Connie Olson, 11/1 – Bob Peluso, 11/14

Sarah Levine, 11/23 and Steve Garcia, 11/29

Tom & Emily Piercy, 11/02/03 – 15 Years

Charlie & Deb West, 11/03/90 – 28 Years

Scott & Aimee Parkin, 11/14/15 – 3 Years

Glenn & Loraine Henderson, 11/29/29 – 44 Years!

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

YOUR NAME ON IT TO ALL CLUB MEETINGS & EVENTS!

(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

Oct, 16, 2018

Debbie Garrison

I somehow forgot to mention our condolences went out to our dear friend Ruth

Danielsen and hubby Dick on the passing and the celebration of life for Ruth’s dear sister.

Ruth and Dick traveled to Redmond, Washington to attend the services for her sister that

passed away in May at age 68 of melanoma. On their way back they drove through Bend,

Oregon to see their daughter’s family. They took their grandson Alden “big boy” fishing

on a chartered boat. Alden caught four, Ruth four and Dick two. They took granddaughter

Evelyn shopping; her first choice was Barnes and Noble. Chet, Claire and the children

were involved in a serious car accident when their car was t-boned by another car. Their

car was totaled but everyone is thankfully fine.

It was nice to see Art and Nancy White at the meeting, they have returned from their trip

aboard their little tug Puffin in the Pacific Northwest.

It was also great to see Jeff Levine feeling better and able to join us for the meeting. Let’s

keep good thoughts as his health continues to improve.

Past member Allyn Goodall lost his Mom early this month. Allyn said she missed her

family and is now happy to with them again. They had a simple service and she was

buried with her beloved dog near her sister Rose.

Gail Tavares our new member had thyroid surgery and it went well but she was not quite

up to attending the meeting. Doctors advised her not to drive for ten days and to keep

conversations simple for time being. She is feeling better every day and will be with us

next month to receive her new member package.

Diane Hayes and her daughter Anne left by train for Lumberton, Texas to see her newest

great-grandson and his sister. They arrived safely and got some great pictures with her

great-grandbabies. Mike is holding down the fort while she’s away.

Lupe wasn’t feeling well enough to join us for the meeting, but she wanted to thank all of

you that participated in the Snelling Run. It was the best one they ever had with 105 cars

entered.

The Pflepsen’s, Hansen’s and Comer’s have been enjoying a wonderful vacation in the

beautiful hills of Tuscany. Can’t wait to hear all about it when they return.


Del Walker was honored recently at Healdsburg High School when he was inducted into

their athletic Hall of Fame surrounded by his daughter’s family, his brother and his family

and of course, Susan by his side. Congratulations Del and Susan.

The Kroeker Family has certainly had their highs and lows of late. Baby Jackson Foreman

son of Kevin and Annie was welcomed into the family on October 1 st . He spent his first

few days in the hospital with jaundice, was released only to return to hospital with high

bilirubin numbers. He spent a few days at Valley Children’s Hospital but has been

released and is doing well now. In fact, he was just featured in the Fresno Bee in an

article about our newest Walmart.

Jill and Steve are redoing their backyard hopefully we’ll hear all about the new renovation

next month.

Jeff’s dog was killed in a construction site accident a few weeks ago. They were all

devastated by the loss. The good news is that Jeff and Stacy just got a new 6-week old

puppy. His name is Yoshi, which in Japanese means “Good Luck”. Let’s hope that is

exactly what he brings the Kroeker Family.

Charlie Fosnaugh fell off a curb and sprained his ankle on Kim’s birthday! Will be wearing

a brace on his ankle for a couple more weeks and walking with crutches. I guess Kim’s

promised birthday dinner will have to wait. Better make it good Charlie!

Need your prayers for Vickie Garrison as she has been diagnosed with cancer. She has

had her Chemo treatments which caused her to become very ill and made it necessary for

her to be hospitalized for almost week. She is home and has had three weeks of radiation

and will be having three more weeks of radiation. The radiation has made her very weak

and the effects of the Chemo has made it difficult for her to eat. The plan was for her to

have another round of Chemo at the end of her radiation treatments but because of how

ill it made her that is something the doctors will have to evaluate. Please keep her in your

thoughts and prayers.

Your Sunshine Girl, Debbie G.


‘In the Garage’ from Jeff Levine

The Treasure in the Shed BY TOM COTTER // SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

Barn diving turns up gems, but also rust, rodents, and quashed dreams!

Click the Picture above to watch the video story (17 minutes)

The story of lost gold has been an enduring staple of literature and film since Robert Louis

Stevenson penned Treasure Island in 1883. A car locked away in a barn is also a story of

lost treasure in a cave. But how did those steel and aluminum beauties get into those barns?

In the good old days, people bought cars to match a specific period in their lives. When life

changed, when the surfer got a real job and needed reliable wheels, the woody wagon was

often sold. But sometimes, that person would stow a car in the back of a garage or barn, or

out in the back 40, leaving it to rot in the elements while the owner got on with life,

occasionally giving a thought to fixing up the old ride. Of course, hoarding plays a role. Some

folks can’t let go of anything, and they collect cars the way others stack up old newspapers

around the house. I’ve seen Ferraris and Cobras and Gullwings suffer that fate, but most of

the time, it’s a Falcon or a Corvair or a Mustang. Passersby might notice them tucked away

in garages and carports, might even knock on the door to see if they’re for sale, but they

almost never are. An old, neglected car is a metal daydream with a physical presence. It sits

there reminding you of that massive obligation you’ve made to someday pull out the tools

and get the project done. For some people, to sell the car is to realize they’ve failed, that

youth somehow became middle age that somehow became twilight, and still the car sits, a

relic from a long-lost adolescence. And that’s a tough thing to swallow.


This is why so many people go to their graves without having sold off their cars. At least they

are leaving with their chins high. It wasn’t laziness or a shortage of desire to finish the car,

just a shortage of time. But the cars live on, and I’m always looking for the next one.

Dean owns a used-car lot filled with shiny convertibles and SUVs but told me he had lots of

interesting cars a few miles away. I agreed to meet him at closing time so we could take a

look at his collection.

I followed Dean seemingly miles on dirt roads until we arrived at his stash. Dozens of cars

were scattered throughout the woods, the nicer ones in homemade carports and lean-tos,

but most were out in the elements.

“Take a look under that shed,” Dean told me, pointing to cars that were protected from the

elements but dirty from decades of windblown north Georgia sand. I saw a big-block Impala

convertible, a Mopar wagon, and more Chevelles. But among all the uncovered, dusty cars

was some sporty thing covered with a black plastic tarp.

“You’ll like this one,” he said, as he began to lift the cover.

“No, please don’t,” I said. “I’d like to try to identify this car by feeling through the cover.”

“Good luck,” Dean said, preparing to be humored by my abstract guesses.

I started at the front and felt a toothy grille. The headlights, one on each side, were recessed

into cavities. I could feel that the hood was missing, as was the windshield. In the rear were

round taillights surrounded by little fins.

“I don’t believe it, but I’d say this is a first-generation Corvette,” I said.

“You’re right,” he said, clearly amused that my first guess was correct.

He pulled off the cover, and son of a gun, there sat a correct, white-with-red-interior 1954

Corvette. This was one of the more significant discoveries of my lifelong barn-finding career.

This was the second year of Corvette production, when 3640 were built, or 3340 more than

the year before, using mostly off-the-shelf mechanical bits sourced from Chevrolet’s sedan

line.

A Blue Flame straight-six engine with three Rochester single-barrel side-draft carburetors sat

in the engine compartment. The correct Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission was

mounted behind. It would be another two years before consumers could order a manual

transmission in a Corvette.

The hood and the windshield sat behind the car, so this Corvette was complete and original.

It was an amazing discovery, especially considering that thousands of commuters on I-85

pass within 100 yards of this shed every day.

In my head I began to scheme about buying the car, putting it together, and enjoying it as is.

Dean quickly put the kibosh on that plan. “I’m not ready to sell it,” he said. “I’ve had it a long

time, and it means a lot to me. I’d rather sell a few of the other cars and then restore this

one.”

So I helped Dean cover the Corvette again and said goodbye. I couldn’t help thinking I might

be the last person to see this car for years, even decades, as it continues to hibernate in this

lonely shed in the woods by the interstate.

Source: HAGERTY.COM


CVC

Activities

Schedule

A big “THANK YOU” to

those members who

have stepped forward and put in the time and effort to put on a run this year! Remember, the

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

Date: Events 2018: Time: Run Leaders:

Nov 7

Movie Nite ‘The Nutcracker & 4 Realms’ 5:30 pm Fosnaugh’s

Dec 1 Roger Rocka’s Dinner Show 5:15 pm Henenfent’s

Dec 6 CVC Christmas Party 5:30 pm Danielsen/Lebda

Dec 9 CVC Christmas Hay Ride 5:00 pm Renna

2019

Jan 14-18 Catalina/Ensenada Cruise (4 Days) TBA Henenfent’s

Mar 10-16 California Costal Cruise (7 Days) TBA Fosnaugh’s

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

The 25 th Annual Corvette Museum Celebration

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


to see:

The Nutcracker & the 4 Realms

All Clara wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key

that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift.

WednesdayNov. 7th

at Que Pasa Mexican Cafe @ 5:30 pm

3115 Campus Pointe near the Theater

starts at 7:20 pm (Auditorium 7)

Charlie281-2876


at

Roger rocka’s dinner theater

saturday, December 1 st

SAVE THE DATE!

PRICE IS $55.00/PERSON AND INCLUDES DINNER, SHOW,

TAX, AND TIP (DESSERTS ARE $6.95 EXTRA PLUS TAX AND TIP)

A FULL SERVICE BAR IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR COCKTAILS

AND SPECIALTY DRINKS FOR AN EXTRA CHARGE

PAYMENT MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN

THE OCTOBER MEETING!

DOORS OPEN AT 5:30PM, DINNER IS SERVED BY 6:00PM

Meet at the Theater by 5:15 - 1226 N. Wishon Ave, 93728

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/QUESTIONS, CONTACT

LYNNE HENENFENT AT (559) 978-4898


CVC CHRISTMAS PARTY

THURSDAY DECEMBER 6 TH AT PARDINI’S

5:30PM – 9:30PM

SOCIAL HOUR (NO HOST BAR)5:30PM – 6:30PM

DINNER 6:30PM

DINNER CHOICES ARE EITHER CHICKEN MARSALA OR

BRAISED PAN ROASTED BEEF

$24.00/ COUPLE

$12.00/ SINGLE

PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE NOVEMBER MEETING!

THERE WILL BE A DJ AND PRIZES FOR THE MOST

UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS!


CVC CHRISTMAS HAYRIDE!

WHERE: CHARLOTTE RENNA’S HOUSE

491 W. ATHENS, CLOVIS

WHEN: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 TH

5:00pm

COST: $10.00/PERSON

ENJOY DINNER, DESERTS, DRINKS, SITTING AROUND THE FIRE PIT,

AND A NEIGHBORHOOD FILLED WITH BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY LIGHTS!


LET’S GO ON A 4 DAY CATALINA/ENSENADA CRUISE TOGETHER.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

DATES: Jan 14-18, 2019, Long Beach, CA

SHIP: Carnival Cruise Lines, Inspiration

FOR RESERVATIONS: Jason Niedzwiecki 800 819-3902 Ext 85263

Book before June 30, 2018 for current sale pricing.

Example: Oceanview (window), Riviera Deck, Mid ship, $825 per couple

including taxes and gratuities. Previous guests on Carnival are a little

less. Travel insurance, if needed, is an additional fee.

Reference Mike & Lynne Henenfent reservation #3JQM80

We have early dinner seating (6PM). If you prefer later, please let Jason

know.

COME JOIN THE FUN!

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY SA


7 days, Inside Room, Caribe

Classic California Costal Cruise $761*

USD

Ruby Princess® | Roundtrip from LA to LA | San Pedro Pier 93 | 3/10/19

Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses up to $135 pp are additional and subject to change. Book by Sept. 24, 2018

Embarkation LA, SF, Monterey, Ensenada, San Diego, Disembarkation LA

Balcony Rooms on Caribe Deck start at $1020* per person plus above fees.

Rooms still available - Prices and amenities not guaranteed.

Central Valley Corvettes

*Special Group Booking

CA. Coastal Cruise

March 10, 2019

Contact: Charlie

Fosnaugh 281-2876

Fosnaugh@comcast.net

the US & Canada


2019 National Corvette Caravan

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

We now have 6 Corvettes booked and registered from CVC!

And here is our Caravan Captain's new ZR1

National Corvette Caravan added 2 new photos — National Corvette Museum - Bowling Green, KY

Who is ready for the 2019 Corvette Caravan? We can tell you Captain Don Herzer is! Check out the

graphics he has on his brand new 2019 ZR1 that he picked up at the National Corvette Museum through

the R8C Delivery program! Congrats and Thank You Don! We will be following this Corvette to B.G. KY!

All roads lead to Bowling Green!


Photos by

Debbie

Garrison


Photos by

Lynne Henenfent,

Glenn Henderson &

Leigh Anne Severance

More magazines by this user
Similar magazines