Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - May 2019

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - May 2019

OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (CHARTERED NOVEMBER 12, 1991)


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

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

A Word from our President........4-5

Secretary’s Minutes..................... 6

Membership Message………….……. 7

Birthdays & Anniversaries............ 8

In the Garage w/Charlie….…….….. 9

CVC Activities............................ 10

CVC Event Flyers.................. 11-19

Del Walker Remembrance…….20-28

Laughlin Run Pics …………..…. 29-51

Mariposa Lunch Run Pics …….52-66

Clovis Rodeo Parade Pics……..67-84

From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 85

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Andy Anderson

977-3387

ancon545@yahoo.com

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!

Although we have had a few runs thus far this year,

May really kicks off our “run season”. Don’t fail to

take a few preventative measures early on to

hopefully avoid potential vehicle problems down

the road. If you haven’t done so lately, check your

oil life readout. It may be time to change your oil.

Check your tires for proper inflation and remaining

tread depth. How old are your tires? No reputable

tire shop will repair a tire more than five years old.

Sometimes the age of your tires rather than tread

depth is the determining factor regarding tire

replacement. Take a look at the wear pattern on

your tires and if it has been a while, you may want

to consider having the alignment checked. Have

the battery checked. Do you keep your battery on

a battery tender? On average, battery life is 5-6

years. If you haven’t had your Corvette serviced

recently, check your Owner’s Manual for

recommended fluid change intervals and be sure

to have you mechanic examine your belts and

hoses. Obviously, regardless of how well you

maintain your car, something can still go wrong.

But, I think the saying is “an ounce of prevention is

worth a pound of cure”. Obviously, a run without

an unnecessary breakdown is much more fun!

Although we only had three runs in April, the run

leaders are to be complemented on the great jobs

they did! Corvettes of Bakersfield did not do their

Laughlin event this year; however, Keith and

Debbie, in my opinion, put together a fantastic

Laughlin run. Starting with dinner the first night, a

jet boat trip the following day to Lake Havasu and

the London Bridge, a drive to Oatman and beyond

on Route 66 to Kingman for lunch and a visit to the

Route 66 Museum, a dinner cruise on the river, all

followed by a free day prior to returning home,

made for a really fun five days. Not only that, but

they arranged for perfect weather the entire time!

Next up, Glenn and Lorraine accomplished their first

CVC run with a trip to the 1850 restaurant in

Mariposa for lunch, followed by a visit to the

Mariposa Museum and History Center (great

exhibits pertaining to the early mining days in and

around the Mariposa area), and, finally, a stop for

ice cream at Reimer’s in Oakhurst on the way

home. The event was well planned and executed

and Glenn and Lorraine were also able to control

the weather and prevent rain on all the Corvettes!

Last, but certainly not least, Charlie and Kim led the

club again in our annual participation in the Clovis

Rodeo Parade. It was a perfect day for a parade

and a great many people turned out to watch. The

Corvettes always seem to be a crowd favorite. After

the parade, everyone met for lunch at Red Robin in

the Sierra Vista Shopping Center. A good time was

had by all……………. and a big “thank you” to Charlie

and Kim for making all the arrangements. The only

improvement would be if Charlie bought donuts for

everyone at Judy’s!


Actually, we did have another event in April and that

was attendance at a celebration of life for our friend

and fellow club member, Del Walker. Our club was

well represented. Del was a part of our Corvette

family and we are all the better for having crossed

paths with him. He will be missed. See all of you at

the May meeting. Save the wave!

Dick Danielsen

Central Valley

Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes 4-16-19

After a moment of silence in remembrance of a CVC

member, the General meeting was called to order

by Dick Danielsen at 6:28 PM. Without further

electrical malfunctions, Dick opened the meeting by

having the minutes read.

Secretary – Kathy Marine read minutes from the

March General meeting. The March minutes were

approved as read. Dave Dukes made a motion to

accept the minutes; Gary Pflepsen seconded the

motion.

Treasurer’s Report - Lynn Henenfent gave the

Treasurer’s report. She also stated $285.00 was

collect in raffle ticket sales which triggered a very

loud applause.

VP of Public Relations/Membership – Ruthie

Danielsen announced birthdays and anniversaries.

Just as Spring sprung and wild flowers bloomed in

April, so did six members’ birthdays. Happy birthdays

to you! When it comes to anniversaries, it’s no

April Fools joke that four couples are still in wedded

bliss and a $25.00 Yosemite gift card was up for

grabs. Since the happy couples must be present to

win, it was a 50/50 chance, Steve and Lydia Garcia

vs. Gary and Jan Pflepsen. It was too close to call ---

Congratulations to the Pflepsen on being lucky

winners of the anniversary gift card draw; and, to

the Garcia’s, Son’s, and Hall’s who share in April

anniversaries. Ruthie went on to present Steve and

Lydia Garcia with a $50.00 gift card for sponsoring

Larry and Janet King who officially became

members. Ruthie also introduced Larry’s and

Janet’s guest, Michael and Jennie King (a brother

and sister-in-law) who own a 2016 Blue corvette

and live in Fresno. Welcome Michael and Jennie!

VP of Activities – Mike Lebda informed the

members of future runs and activities. Each run

leader gave a brief synopsis of their run and

provided members with any updated information.

See Run/Activity Schedule published in the

newsletter for future planned runs or contact run

leaders with any questions regarding their run.

President Mystery Run – June 6-9 - Dick gave a

review of this “mystery” without giving away any

secrets as he stressed CB radios are required and

no refunds for cancellations after 30-days from

date of departure. Whoa, what a minute, did Dick

just say “desert?” But then Ruthie said

“mountains?” Ummm…

Cars in the Park Dinuba Car Show – June 8 -

Members are strongly encouraged to participate to

show support for Ed Dena and his sponsorship of

our club.


Car Show at Ed Dena’s – September 7 - Members

are again strongly encouraged to participate to show

support for Ed Dena and Valley Childrens Hospital, a

charitable cause. Mike Lebda diplomatically

reminded members of a fee deadline for a run they

signed up for. Charlotte Renna expressed

importance of members’ participation on runs they

commit to, members’ obligation to inform run

leaders should they need to cancel, and cost

commitments by run sponsors. As a follow-up to

recently held runs, Mike asked each run leader to

reflect on the highlights for members’ enjoyment.

Debbie Garrison described the April 3-7, Laughlin run

that included a Jet Boat ride up the Colorado River to

Lake Havasu and the London Bridge, and all it’s

beautiful scenery along the way, a corvette ride to

Oatman, AZ, where donkeys roam freely, travels on

historic route 66 to Kingman, AZ, lunch at Mister D’s

50s diner and Route 66 museum visit, a dinner

cruise, and gambling. It was so much fun, and lots of

memories made.

Jeff and Stephanie Engleman’s March 24, brunch run

to Chukchansi Casino, Oakhurst, was a success. Not

only did participants have a large selection of

delectable buffet items to enjoy; some tested their

luck, going home with a little extra cash in their

pockets; and perhaps, some leaving with slightly

empty pockets too but knowing it was good food,

great company, and a wonderful day for a corvette

run.

Old Business: Dick confirmed that bylaws have been

updated as voted on. Each member should have

received an email with the updated bylaws.

Members to let Dick know if they did not receive

email. Dick reminded members to write checks out

to Central Valley Corvette per bank request. Dick

asked Andy Anderson, Parliamentarian, for

information or comments. Andy had no

comments at this time.

New Business: Dick informed members who may

need CB equipment, installed or fixed, of a business

in Fresno called Dynamite Car Audio. He

recommended Dynamite Car Audio based on their

knowledge and quality workmanship. Business

cards were available. Dick opened floor for

additional new business discussion. No new

business was offered.

Sunshine and Clouds: Linda Laningham wondered

the room, visiting each table so members can

update club on life happenings and events. Lots of

information was shared. Linda wished everyone a

happy and safe Easter, keeping all those that have

passed deep within our hearts.

Sergeant-of-Arms: Chuck Laningham collected

$2.50 in badge fines although some interesting

negotiating and haggling took place.

Next General Meeting: To be held at Yosemite Falls

Café, May 21, 2019, at 6:30 PM.

Next Board Meeting: April postponed. Will

readjourn in May.

General Meeting Adjourned: Chuck Laningham

made a motion to adjourn meeting at 7:30 PM.

Joyce Kroeker seconded the motion.

Respectfully submitted:

Kathy Marine, Club Secretary

Thank you to the following members for donating

raffle prizes. It is appreciated! Anderson, Danielsen,

Derringer, Fosnaugh, J&S Garcia, Garrahan,

Garrison, Henderson, Kroeker, Laningham, Marine,

Null, Parks, Renna & Tavares


Dear CVC Members,

It seems that Spring has sprung and Summer is insisting that she be

recognized. At least we enjoyed some really nice weather during the

Spring part. There are fun things coming this month and I hope you will

sign up and enjoy each other on the upcoming events. Movies, food, fun

and good company…something you could talk about with neighbors and

people you meet who have Corvettes and enjoy going places in them.

Who knows, you could be talking to a prospective new member! I

encourage you to try!

Ruthie Danielsen, V.P. Public Relations & Membership


y Ruthie Danielsen

MAY BIRTHDAYS

Freida Null, 5/03 – Terri Parks, 5/04 – Lynne Henenfent, 5/04 – Chuck Hall, 5/5

Joyce Kroeker, 5/10 – Connie Anderson, 5/13 – Dale Comer, 5/14 – Mike Hayes, 5/22

Emily Piercy, 5/26 – Glenn Henderson, 5/27 and Dick Danielsen, 5/29

MAY ANNIVERSARIES

Keith & Debbie Garrison, 5/10/92 – 27 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 RECOMMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARLY AT:

www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


‘In the Garage’ w/Charlie

[Video] Next-Generation Chevy Corvette C8 Makes a Surprise

Appearance at the National Corvette Museum Bash

The upcoming mid-engine Corvette model made a rare public

appearance prior to its official debut in July

The official unveiling of the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette C8 isn’t set to happen

until July 18. However, attendees at this past weekend’s Michelin National Corvette

Museum Bash received an unprecedented look at the Corvette C8, as the model made

an appearance at the event. Of course, the new Corvette C8 was decked out in a

camouflaged exterior coating, which obscured some of the finer design details of the

vehicle. Furthermore, the Corvette never came to a complete stop as it drove by.

Nevertheless, it’s one of the best looks that anybody has gotten of the newest version

of the Corvette. You can witness the Corvette C8’s appearance at the Michelin

National Corvette Museum Bash by clicking on the video below:

The camera-shy Corvette C8 makes a rare appearance. Photo: National Corvette Museum

BY SEAN SZYMKOWSKI — APR 29, 2019


CVC

Activities

Schedule

Corvette Runs for 2019 have seen brand new people and people who have not put on runs

for a while putting on runs. We are also going to new places and places we haven’t visited

for quite some time. Other people talk to me about putting on runs for the first time. If you

are thinking about a run, our board is here to help. You may also think about teaming up with

one of our members who has experience in putting on runs. If you are ready to announce a

run be sure to run it by me to make sure there are no conflicts with other events.

Mike Lebda, VP Activities, Central Valley Corvettes

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

May 1 Movie Nite: Avengers Endgame 5:30 pm Fosnaugh’s

May 4 6 th Annual CVC Picnic, Kroekerville 11:30am Null/Henderson

June 6-9 President’s Mystery Run TBD Danielsen’s

June 8 Dinuba Car Show in the Park TBD Hayes

June 22 Bass Lake Dinner Run 3:15 pm Henderson’s

July 14 Golden Chain Theater Melodrama 10:30 am Engelman’s

8/22 – 9/13 6 th National Corvette Caravan to 6:45 am Fosnaugh’s

The 25 th Annual National Corvette Museum Celebration!

Sept 7 Happy Hearts Car Show, Ed Dena’s 7:00 am Hayes

Sept 29 Snelling Car Show TBD Renna

Oct 26 Pot Luck Dinner 5:30 pm Dukes

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


Please Join us

For our 6 th Annual

CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

Fiesta Picnic!

At “Kroekerville”

Saturday May 4 th

Starts 11:30 am to?

Lunch at 12:30 pm

Kroeker Inc.

4627 S Chestnut Ave

Fresno, CA 93725

There will be a salsa contest and a dessert contest with prizes!

Balloon Toss, Corn-Holer (Bean Bag game) and other games and Prizes

Includes a Catered Mexican Lunch

$5.00 per person by April meeting

Sign up at the Club Meeting

Info: 269-2283 Freida Null

786-9781 Glenn Henderson


2019 PRESIDENT’S MYSTERY RUN

WHEN: THURSDAY, JUNE 6 TH – SUNDAY, JUNE 9 TH

WHERE: DID YOU REALLY THINK THAT INFO WOULD BE HERE??

COST HAS NOT BEEN FINALIZED YET; HOWEVER, IT WILL BE IN THE

NEIGHBORHOOD OF $700 PER COUPLE AND WILL INCLUDE 3 NIGHTS LODGING,

BREAKFAST ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY, 1 DINNER, AND 1

ATTRACTION. ALSO, THERE WILL BE A 5 OR 6 DOLLAR RUN FEE PER CAR. OTHER

ACTIVITIES/ATTRACTIONS ARE INVOLVED BUT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR

PAYMENT---NOTHING EXPENSIVE HOWEVER.

IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THE TRIP AND FIND YOU NEED TO CANCEL LESS THAN 30

DAYS FROM THE START OF THE RUN (THURSDAY, JUNE 6TH), THERE IS NO

REFUND! YOUR ONLY OPTION WOULD BE TO GET SOMEONE TO TAKE YOUR

PLACE. FACILITIES WHEREVER WE ARE GOING REQUIRE A FIRM ROOM COUNT

AND PAYMENT 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF ARRIVAL (YOU WOULD NOT THINK A

CAMPGROUND IN DEATH VALLEY WOULD BE SO PICKY....BUT THEY ARE!)

A SIGN-UP SHEET WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE MARCH MEETING AND THE APRIL

MEETING WILL BE THE CUT-OFF FOR SIGNING UP AND PAYING FOR THE RUN.

VERY IMPORTANT----BECAUSE OF ROOM AVAILABILITY AT THE LOCATION

AND TIME OF YEAR OF THE RUN, THIS TRIP IS LIMITED TO 20 CARS

(THERE ARE TWO RUN LEADERS WHICH LEAVES 18 SPACES)


Bass Lake Dinner Run

Saturday June 22, 2019

We will leave from Fresno at 3:30pm from the Sportsman’s

Warehouse parking lot at Friant Rd. and Fresno St. (8468 N.

Friant Rd. Fresno) and drive to our destination at Ducey’s on

the lake at Bass Lake Pines Resort. (39255 Marina Dr. Bass

Lake CA 93604) They have a great atmosphere with a view

of the lake, and wonderful food.

It is a pretty drive, and since we will be eating at 5:00pm,

and the days are the longest then, we should be home

before dark.

For more information call Glenn Henderson at 786-9781


Golden Chain Theater Melodrama

Sunday July 14, 2019

We will leave from Fresno at 10:45 am from the parking lot of Sportsman's

Warehouse at 8468 N. Friant Road, Fresno. From there we will travel to

Oakhurst and have lunch at El Cid Mexican Restaurant. Reimer's ice cream is

right next door for desert. Then we travel a short distance to the Golden

Chain Theater to see the 2 pm matinee Melodrama “Here Comes the Cows”.

We will have a reserved section for our group at the restaurant and theater.

Cost is $14 per person for the Melodrama payable by the MAY 21 st meeting.

Be ready for a fun time!

About the Melodrama:

In the grand tradition of old fashioned western melodrama, ‘Here Come The

Cows’ has heroes to cheer, villains to boo with the added bonus of a

“genuine” cattle stampede live on stage! What could be more fun? Audience

participation is encouraged, making for an interactive theatre experience. So

come meet the townspeople of Mesa, AZ where it is so hot the cows are

producing evaporated milk and the chickens are laying hard-boiled eggs!

For more information contact:

Jeff Engelman 907-1200

Stephanie Engelman 907-3501


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!


TIME FOR A

POTLUCK AT THE DUKE’S

It has been awhile so lets have another party at the

Duke’s and of course some great entertainment.

OCTOBER 26 TH

5:30

As usual, drinks and paper goods will be provided.

There will be a signup at the next meeting so think

about what you want to bring to the potluck including

main dishes or deserts.

ENTERTAINMENT

THE RICHIE BLUE BAND

Again Lori and Dave have lined up great entertainment

from 6pm to 9pm. There will be a fee of $5 per person

to help cover the cost.


Pictures by Charlie & Kim

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