Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - January 2019

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - January 2019

THEOFFICIALNEWSLETTEROF CENTRALVALLEYCORVETTES - CHARTERED NOVEMBER 1 9 9 1

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Volume 28 Number 1 January 2019


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, Ruthie Danielsen 284-6260

or any officer on the following page.


PRESIDENT

Dick Danielsen

298-5229

redanielsenr@aol.com

VP-ACTIVITIES

Mike Lebda

905-9971

mjlebda@comcast.net

VP-PUBLIC RELATIONS/ MEMBERSHIP

Ruthie Danielsen

284-6260

ama2two@aol.com

SECRETARY

Kathy Marine

408-712-8902

teed4u@yahoo.com

TREASURER

Lynne Henenfent

978-4898

mhenenfent@aol.com

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Andy Anderson

977-3387

ancon545@yahoo.com

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

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

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

Club Meeting Guests………………… 7

Board Members History..………….. 8

Birthdays & Anniversaries............ 9

In the Garage w/Charlie……… 10-12

CVC Activities.............................13

CVC Event Flyers.................. 14-19

Roger Rocka’s Pics…………….. 20-21

Christmas Party Pics…………… 22-36

Christmas Hay Ride Pics…….. 37-40

NYE Lunch Run………………………. 41

From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 42

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Chuck Laningham

304-7662

laningham@hotmail.com

SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS

Linda Laningham

304-7662

laningham@hotmail.com

WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh

299-0547

fosnaugh@comcast.net

Charlie Brown


…a word from our President!

Happy New Year CVC! It really is a new year

for CVC as we are starting out the year with

an entirely new Board. Well, yes, I have

been on the Board for the last two years

but, of course, in a different position. As

you should be aware, my Board members

are: Mike Lebda, Vice President--Activities

(with Skip Severance temporarily filling in);

Ruth Danielsen, Vice-President—Public

Relations/Membership; Kathy Marine,

Secretary; and Lynn Henenfent, Treasurer.

Our commitment to you is to continue to

provide for a mutually beneficial social

environment as well as to efficiently and

professionally conduct the affairs of CVC.

As I said at the December meeting, the

President and the Board do not make CVC

what it is………….we only help to facilitate,

coordinate, and guide the club. What really

makes the club are the contributions of all

the members. What I want to stress this

year is PARTICIPATION. Real participation

involves not just coming to meetings but

also planning and conducting club activities

(runs). Only meeting attendance does not

make for a fun club. Please consider full

participation by planning and conducting a

run this year. If you have never planned a

run, you might find it a fun thing to do and if

you feel you need help or guidance, many of

the “old hands” in the club would be happy

to help you. Another goal for the year is to

find Charlie Fosnaugh some help with putting

together the Newsletter. He has done an

outstanding job for the past five years and he

would like to teach someone the ropes so

that he can eventually retire from the job as

Newsletter Editor. If you are handy with a

computer, please give serious consideration

to volunteering to help Charlie! It seems that

one of the first things an incoming President

thinks about is the Mystery Run. Well, I

believe Ruthie and I already have one in mind

that club members should enjoy! More on

that latter. So………..here we go. Best Wishes

for a Happy, Healthy New Year and let us

hope our journey through 2019 provides for

lots of fun and enjoyment driving our

Corvettes!

Dick Danielsen


Central Valley

Corvettes

General Meeting

Minutes 12-18-18

The General meeting was

called to order by Andy

Anderson at 6:33 pm.

Andy opened the meeting by displaying

Appreciation plaques which he intended to present

to Dick and Terry Johnson for their participation as

2018 VP of Public Relations and Secretary,

respectively. Arrangements will be made so that

they receive the plaques. Secretary – Kathy Marine

(on behalf of Terry Johnson who was absent) read

the minutes from the November general meeting.

Tom Jarvis made a motion to accept the minutes as

read, Joyce Kroeker seconded the motion.

Treasurer’s Report – Darlene Derringer gave the

Treasurer’s report and, in addition, stated that

tonight’s raffle

brought in

$270.00. Winners

of the $50.00

raffle were Sarah

Garcia and Debbie Garrison.

VP of Public Relations/Membership – Ruthie

Danielsen (on behalf of Dick Johnson who was

absent) introduced Chuck Christian, a guest of Steve

and Lydia Garcia’s, who drives a 1966 Corvette.

Membership candidates, Larry and Janet King also

brought a very special guest – their great

granddaughter. December birthdays were sung to

and anniversaries were applauded. Ruthie

suggested handing out CVC business cards (that are

available) and mentioning of the club website

would be useful in generating new membership

interest. Members should provide their information

on back of business cards for new referrals’ pointof-contact

and the member’s chance for a $50.00

referral bonus. Ruthie encouraged members to

participate in supporting the club raffle. She also

stressed the importance of wearing club badges to

meetings - avoiding fines. VP of Activities – Dick

Danielsen thanked members who hosted and

organized December events. December was a busy

month. 45 members enjoyed Roger Rocka’s dinner

and Footloose theater performance; 62 members

attended the CVC Holiday party held at Pardini’s.

The “Ugly Sweater”

contest added a festive

flare and fun. Chuck

Laningham won a $75.00

first place, Skip

Severance won a $50.00

second place, Julie Son

won a $75.00 first

place, and Debbie

Garrison won a $50.00

second place for their

“ugly sweater” attire.

There were other

contests and prizes won. Dick put out the request

for volunteers to organize the 2019 Holiday Party.

Charlotte Renna hosted the Christmas Hayride

Spectacular and dinner; Keith and Debbie Garrison

provided a trailer and tour of the neighborhoods’

Christmas light displays, others contributed sweet

treats and warm drinks. Be sure to check the CVC

website for exciting 2019 events such as the New

Years Eve Day Lunch at Westwoods Restaurant,

Catalina/Ensenada Cruise, Superbowl Party,

California Coastal Cruise, Bowling Green Corvette

Museum run, tentative Laughlin NV run, tentative

Cancun Mexico trip, and a November KMJ Dance

Cruise - plus more to be planned. Dick recognized

and thanked Mike and Lynn Henenfent for

organizing and conducting the club raffle and

ticket sales. Sunshine and Clouds – Debbie

Garrison has done a great job in keeping the club

informed of “sunny” and “cloudy” news and

happenings in member’s lives. Sargent of Arms –

Chuck Laningham gave non-badge wearing


members an early gift. He PAID $2.00 in badge fines

for those members because it was Christmas. He

put Merry in Christmas! Thank you Chuck. Old

Business – Charlotte Renna briefly discussed the

importance of commitment to runs and fees

members pay. In most cases, fees members pay to

participate in runs are non-refundable. Tonight,

though, was a special exception. Charlotte refunded

the Hayride fees paid by Mike and Lynn Henenfent

due to their “heart” warming support to Mike and

Mary Lou Lebda in their time of need. New Business

– Andy Anderson completed the installation of the

2019 Board members. As Dick Danielsen took his

place as club President, he introduced each

member of the 2019 board while handing them

their new badges. Dick then presented Andy with a

plaque expressing the club’s appreciation of his

hard work, dedication, and service as 2018 club

President. Dick also thanked the club for electing

him President and talked about his vision for the

CVC Club for the 2019 year. He also announced

that Mike Henenfent will continue to be Raffle

Master, Freida Null will assist Mike with the raffle

and ticket sales, Linda Laningham will be keeping

the club in the “know” with “Sunshine and

Clouds”, and Chuck Laningham will continue as

Sergeant-at-Arms. Skip Severance has agreed to be

the interim VP of Activities while Mike Lebda

recuperates. Joyce Kroeker made a motion to

adjourn the meeting at 7:33 pm. Chuck Laningham

seconded the motion. Submitted by:

Kathy Marine, Secretary

Thank you to the following members for

donating raffle prizes. It is appreciated! Hanson,

Laningham, Anderson, Rosen, Garrison,

Danielsen, Renna, Kroeker, Derringer, Marine,

Fosnaugh, Olson, Piercy, Jarvis, Merritt,

Henderson, Null, Parks, Garrahan, Engelman,

S&J Garcia, Dukes, Severance.


2 nd Meeting for member candidates Janet & Larry King

with their great granddaughter today.

Sponsored by Steve & Lydia Garcia

Chuck Christian

was also a guest of

Steve & Lydia Garcia


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 Patricia Garrahan 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 Pflepsen Skip Severance Dick Danielsen Debby Anderson Mike Lebda

2016 Gary Pflepsen 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

2019 Dick Danielsen Mike Lebda Ruthie Danielsen Kathy Marine Lynne Henenfent


Dear CVC Club Members

Thank you for trusting me with the responsibilities of public relations

and managing club membership. I will always strive to do my best.

Please take a moment to check the information on the last Roster to

see that is correct for you or if you need to make changes. Please

contact me via my cell phone 559-284-6260 message, my home phone

559-298-5229 or my email ama2two@aol.com .

by Ruthie Danielsen

Susan Walker, 1/06 – Tom Piercy, 1/08 – David Sons, 1/10 – Terry Johnson, 1/18

Tom Jarvis, 1/22 – Joyce Campos, 1/28 – Holly Baumgarten, 1/29 – Lori Dukes, 1/30 and

Don Olson, 1/31.

Mike & Diane Hayes, 1/03/62, 57 Yrs.

Charlie & Kim Fosnaugh, 1/17/75 – 44 Yrs.

Dale & Sue Comer, 1/27/68 – 51 Yrs.

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 RECOMMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARLY AT:

www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


‘In the Garage’ w/Charlie

A Blog Post of GM’s “Bold New Plan”

A recent, singular post from a new user at the Corvette Forum has the interwebs tangled up

around the new mid-engine Corvette which has about as many sightings (and as much solid

information) as Sasquatch. Sure, there are those who have seen it, and those who claim to

have info about it, but we don’t know what we don’t know and the best clarification is history.

History is rife with individuals who have proclaimed insider information about highlyanticipated

and up-coming Corvette models. Some, have paid a dear price with their removal

from positions that afforded them the opportunity to their insider info. Others have used the

latest technology and recent spy photos to do cool stuff like this transitional change to roll

back the camo and give us our best look yet.


A recent post on the Corvette Forum has many enthusiasts understanding that the next big

thing in Corvette will be called “Manta Ray” while others still hold true to the “Zora” moniker

once deemed worthy to drape the mid-engine monster’s flanks. GM has trademarked both

identifiers and either one has the history and following with the Corvette faithful to be

significant within the marque. Here is his entire post titled:

“Corvette Manta Ray: GM’s bold new plan“

“I’m close enough to the inside to know the following about GM’s plans for the Corvette. I

cannot reveal all I know without jeopardizing my business’s success, so please do not ask

me to explain further, I will not answer. If you don’t believe me then that’s fine, I wouldn’t

either if I was in your shoes, but I’m compelled to post now so there is less disappointment

later when the Eagle has Landed. The C8 Corvettes at Nürburgring are the real thing – the

2020 Corvette Manta Ray. This base Corvette will be powered by an updated LT1 V8 with

about 520hp and 485 lb-ft torque. A DCT transaxle is used in all C8 Corvettes, no exceptions.

The R&D investment in the DCT is said to be equivalent to that of both the manual and

automatic in the C7 – they knew they had one chance to get the DCT right. The interior will

be somewhat higher quality than the C7, and GM’s stylists have attempted a more “upscale”

design. I have not seen it but those who have say it’s impressive, but still not at Porsche or

Ferrari levels, which seems fair given the price. In 2021 GM will revolutionize the Corvette

lineup. In addition to the base Corvette two different high-end models will be introduced:

Corvette Grand Tour and Corvette Grand Sport. The GT is as luxurious as if Cadillac

designed it, because a Cadillac team is in fact responsible for the GT. It’s a true GT and in

addition to standard MRC it will deploy a full gamut of NVH countermeasures like acoustic

glass, heavy sound deadening, and special wheels/tires, all for a cross country tourer that

with a twist of the mode dial will handle any road or even a race track. The GT will be

propelled by a version of Cadillac’s 4.2L twin turbo V8 with the turbos moved to the sides,

and this engine is said to be the quietest V8 GM has ever developed. Word is that GM

benchmarked the Corvette GT’s NVH against German luxury tourers from Mercedes Benz

and BMW. Not sports cars, tourers.


The Grand Sport moniker will be used for the insane sports version and it will feature

additional escalating packages with more and more track orientation. GM found that buyers

liked the name “Grand Sport” better than their alphanumeric gibberish “ZO6” so they ran with

it. MRC is standard and in later years there will be a track package with DSSV and a higher

output engine. What engine, you say? Hold on to your butts because the GS will be powered

by a beastly 5.5L twin turbo V8 that is said to be frighteningly powerful and in private track

sessions has dominated both “the Germans and Italians.” That’s just the first year GS, not

the track-oriented version. My description isn’t hyperbole – those who have driven the GS

tell me that it is literally frightening to floor it. GM even had a team of lawyers in to advise on

the legal perils of selling such a potent vehicle for street use. How the Corvette is sold will

change as radically as the engine mounting position. Any GM dealer will be able to sell the

Corvette brand, but on the flip side, it will be far more difficult for dealers to qualify to sell

Corvettes. You won’t have to worry about Joey the Chevy Cruze expert wrenching on your

Corvette since dealers will require a minimum count of certified Corvette techs and only those

techs will be permitted to work on Corvettes. Since “Corvette” will be a brand unto itself it

implies more than just the GT and GS sub-models, doesn’t it? Make of this what you will.

Interestingly, a mid engine Corvette makes space for the 7th gen Camaro to slip into the C7’s

current segment in 2021, at current Camaro prices. The 2021 Camaro will be as revolutionary

as the C8 but that’s for another forum at another time.”

There are some credible points made, and various hints of a closer-than-siblings relationship

between Cadillac and Corvette. This is not the first time that such a union was discussed and

various personalities through Corvette’s history were transplants from the Cadillac brand,

such as C5 Corvette Chief Engineer, Dave Hill. Other tidbits of mention in this post is GM’s

moving away from numerical nomenclature for model classification and instead, sticking with

brand-worthy titles such as “Grand Sport” and “Grand Tour”. Both classifications have their

intended markets and if this post is true, will consist of much more than simply flank-branding.

Time will tell whether the C8, mid-engine, Manta-Ray or Zora will show up in showrooms at

any point, but the almost-instantaneous 39 “Thanks” UnlimitedPower received in his very first

post leads us to believe that there a significant number of enthusiasts who think he’s on to

something. Source: Andy Bolig December 05, 2018


CVC

Activities

Schedule

I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE THE NEWER MEMBERS TO DO A RUN THIS YEAR. TRY

SOMETHING SIMPLE LIKE A SHORT DRIVE THEN FINISHING WITH A HAMBURGER

SOMEWHERE. ASK ANY OF THE LONG TIME MEMBERS FOR ASSISTANCE IF YOU EVEN

NEED IT. THE RUNS ARE WHAT MAKE THIS CLUB. Skip Severance (filling in for Mike Lebda)

Date(s): Events in 2019: Time: Run Leaders:

Jan 14-18 Catalina/Ensenada Cruise TBA Henenfent’s

Jan 23* Movie Nite – A Dogs Way Home 5:30 (dinner) Fosnaugh

Feb 3 Super Bowl Party ~2 pm Lebda’s

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

Apr 3-6 Laughlin Run TBA Garrison’s

8/22 – 9/9 6 th National Corvette Caravan to TBA Fosnaugh’s

The 25 th Annual Corvette Museum Celebration

*Date Changed!

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


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: Ocean view (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


A

to see:

A DOGS WAY HOME

'A lot can Happen Between Lost & Found '

Wednesday,Jan. 23rd

Maya Cinemas, 3090 E. Campus Pointe Drive

Dinner at Pieology @ 5:30 pm near the Theater

time not yet announced

Charlie281-2876


Lebda’s Super Bowl Party

(Dominos for the Ladies)

February 3, 2019

Start time about one hour before kick off.

$5 per person to cover Hot Dogs,

Non-alcoholic Drinks, Popcorn, and Chips.

Signup deadline is the January meeting.

That will also be the deadline for payment.

If you would like to bring a dish or desert,

indicate it on the signup sheet.

Any questions call Mike or Mary Lou

@ 559-298-7993

PS. Don’t forget to bring Money.


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


CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES GOES TO LAUGHLIN

SAVE THE DATE!!

APRIL 3-7, 2019

APRIL 3-7, 2019

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW AT

JANUARY MEETING

LOOK FOR EMAIL WITH HOTEL INFO

KEITH & DEBBIE GARRISON

559-355-9548


2019 National Corvette Caravan

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

We now have 7 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!


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