Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - November 2019

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - November 2019

Clovis Rodeo Parade 4-27-19

Remembering Mike Schwan, One of our Newest Members!

5-16-55 to 9-28-19


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

Charlotte Renna

977-4982

chrenna@aol.com

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

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

Secretary’s Minutes...................5-6

In Memory of Mike Schwan…..….. 7

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

Membership Letter & Form...... 9-10

In the Garage w/ Pres.Dick…..11-12

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

CVC Event Flyers.................. 14-18

CVC Caravan from NCM……… 19-62

Shaver Lake Run Pics……….… 63-65

Sanger Queen Escort Pics..…. 66-68

Zoorassic Park Pics………..…… 69-71

From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 72

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Chuck Laningham

304-7662

laningham@hotmail.com

SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS

Linda Laningham

304-7662

laningham@hotmail.com

Charlie Brown

WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh

299-0547

fosnaugh@comcast.net


This month’s message will be short as we are

entering our traditionally slow time of the year for

runs and other activities. I am also writing this in early

October as I will be out of town at the end of the

month when I would normally turn this in to Charlie

for the newsletter. As of this writing, since our

September meeting, we have had only two runs. On

the 29 th of September, Charlotte Renna led some of

us to the Snelling Car Show put on by the Yosemite

Corvette Club. CVC was well represented, it was a

beautiful day, and it was great to see our friend Lupe

Dawson. Additionally, Tom and Marci Jarvis won an

award for their 2008 Corvette Pace Car!

Next up was a lunch run to Shaver Lake led by Mike

and Mary Lou Lebda on October 11 th . It was another

fun day with 12 cars traveling to the 559 Pub for

lunch and then returning to the Lebda’s new home in

Copper River for dessert.

…a word from our President!

Two other events after the October meeting will be

a queen escort at Sanger High on October 18 th and

the Fresno Zoo on October 28 th .

If anyone is thinking of planning a run, November

would be a good time as we have nothing on the

books for that month!

CVC is celebrating an anniversary this month. We

were chartered on November 12, 1991-----happy

28 th anniversary CVC!

Just a reminder that the November CVC Meeting is

our Annual Meeting and voting for 2020 board

members will be an important part of the meeting.

If at all possible, please plan to attend the meeting

and cast a vote for those folks you would like to see

lead the club next year.

Obviously I hope everyone is happy with the club

and that you are planning to renew your

membership! Remember you must do so by the

December meeting (at the latest!) or your

membership will be terminated.

In ending, I would like to make a wish that you enjoy

both a bountiful Thanksgiving and an upcoming

year filled with warmth and cherished moments.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dick Danielsen, President


Central

Valley

Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes 10-15-19

The General meeting was called to order by Dick

Danielsen at 6:30 PM. Dick opened the meeting

with Kathy announcing an idea for a femalecamaraderie

visit with Lori Dukes at her home on the

back patio. Kathy will coordinate with Lori and

inform those interested of the details.

Secretary – Kathy Marine read minutes from the

September General meeting. The September

minutes were amended (correcting noted

November General Meeting to November Annual

Meeting). Ruthie made a motion to accept the

minutes as amended; LeighAnne seconded the

motion.

Treasurer’s Report - Lynn Henenfent gave the

Treasurer’s report. She also stated $201.00 was

collected in raffle ticket sales. A great haul of cash

Freida collected considering the low meeting

attendance.

VP of Public Relations/Membership – Ruthie

Danielsen announced 4 birthdays and 4

anniversaries for October. Birthday cheers fell eerily

silent since all celebrants were absent from the

meeting. But alas, memories of wedding bells rang

out for 3 out of 4 blessed marriages - Severances,

Henenfent’s, and Garrahan’s. And, just as fast as the

married years rolled by, the pick of the draw was

done; Patrick and Patricia were winners of a $25.00

Yosemite Falls Café Gift Card. Wishes to all for

many more years of togetherness!

Ruthie announced that tonight’s new membership

initiation and badge presentation to Mike and

Jeannie King; and, Mike and Jennie Schwan will be

postponed due to their personal events and

inability to attend meeting. We hope to, once

again, see Mike and Jeannie, and Jennie soon;

keeping remembrances of Mike close in heart. A

card was mailed to Jennie on behalf of the CVC

club. Gail Tavares was given her new badge that

includes her husband’s name.

Ruthie will be mailing an CVC Holiday Party

invitation to Ed Dena to include a guest.

Ruthie reminded members that October was the

last month prior to 2020 Board voting and the

importance of everyone signing-in on the

attendance sheet for voting eligibility.

Ruthie also reminded members to submit their

Membership Renewal form, dues, and Proof of

Insurance – together – by the November Annual

meeting.

VP of Activities – In Mike Lebda’s absence, Dick

informed the members of upcoming 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 planned runs or contact run

leaders with any questions regarding their run.

As a follow-up to recently held runs, each run

leader reflected on the highlights for member’s

enjoyment:

Charlotte leaded the way - did not get lost nor did

GPS lead her astray - with 10 cars following her to

the September 29, Snelling Car Show.


Lupe Dawson, who used to host this run along with

her husband Dave, was there and very happy to see

everyone. Lupe had reserved tables along the river

where participants ate snacks, enjoyed each other’s

company and the 150 cars displayed. It was the

largest Snelling Car Show held to date.

Dick described the October 11 Shaver Lake Run,

Mike and Marylou Lebda, hosted. Some cars with

daredevils behind the wheel, took Tollhouse Road, a

twisty-winding road, while some cars that had

queasy passengers took the 4-lane highway. Either

direction was a beautiful drive to Shaver Lake where

we ate at the “559 at the Point” restaurant located

on the shore of the lake. The view at Shaver Lake

was enjoyed, so was the drive to Mike’s and

Marylou’s new home for ice cream treats.

Parliamentarian: Dick asked Charlotte Renna for her

input or comments. Charlotte addressed the club

encouraging everyone to be good member and

participate on the club board and/or activities. She

announced current Board members that agreed to

continue for a second term; Kathy, Secretary; Lynn,

Treasurer; Mike, VP of Activities. She asked

members to step-up and participate in some

manner as there is a potential need to fill two Board

positions - President and VP of Public

Relations/Membership. Charlotte thanked the 2020

Board Nomination Committee: Patrick, Darlene,

Linda. Additional nomination forms were handed

out.

Old Business: Reminder to members to return all

three together: Membership Renewal, Dues, and

Proof of Insurance.

New Business: : Larry and Janet King proposed a

run to Strathmore, CA, where an acquaintance (a

retired teacher) has an Antique Car Museum in an

orange tree orchard. Larry will organize run with a

tentative date of November 23. More details to

come.

Sunshine and Clouds: Linda Laningham, armed

with a microphone, gave members every

opportunity to spill the beans on their life

happenings and events. Most were tight-lipped this

night, except for one who spilled the goods on her

daughter! Don’t worry - your secret is safe with us -

Jill.

Sergeant-of-Arms: Chuck Laningham let out a big

sigh of “oh phewy” when he was unable to

squeeze a single 50 cent out of anyone. CVC

showed their club pride, all were wearing their

badge. To live up to his moniker “two buck Chuck”,

Chuck donated a real $2.00 bill.

Next General Meeting: To be held at Yosemite

Falls Café, October 17, 2019, at 6:30 PM.

Next Board Meeting: To be held at Danielsen

home, October 22, 2019, at 7:00 PM. Members

are welcome to attend Board meetings. Please

inform Club President of your attendance.

General Meeting Adjourned: Linda Laningham

made a motion to adjourn meeting at 7:35 PM.

Diane Hayes seconded the motion.

Respectfully submitted:

Kathy Marine, Club Secretary


All raffle prize donations are appreciated. Thank you

to the following members for their donation:

Comer, Danielsen, Engleman, J&S Garcia, Garrahan,

Garrison, Henenfent, Kroeker, Laningham, Marine,

Null, Severance Tavares

Patrick & Patrica won the Anniversary Gift Card drawing

And Patrick won the cash to take Patricia out to dinner!

Stephanie also won a cash prize!

It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce we have lost

one of our brand new members and our friend, Mike Schwan.

Our sincerest sympathies go out to Jennie and their friends and families.

Visit Mike’s Memorial web page here: www.MikeSchwan.com


Ruthie Danielsen

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Connie Olsen, 11/02 – Bob Peluso, 11/14 – Sarah DeCesari, 11/23, Mike King – 11/25 and

Steve Garcia, 11/29

NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES

Tom & Emily Piercy, 11/02/03 – 16 Years

Mike & Jeannie King, 11/05/88 – 31 Years

Glenn & Loraine Henderson, 11/29/74 – 45 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


November 1, 2019

CVC Members:

This notice and a renewal form appeared in the August Newsletter

and is again included in this newsletter as a reminder regarding

membership renewal. Additionally, an invoice and renewal form was

mailed to the membership in September.

Dues and proof of insurance are due by the November annual

meeting. If not received by that time, they are considered delinquent.

However, if dues are received by the December general meeting, club

membership will not be terminated. As stated in the By-Laws, anyone

not renewing by the December meeting will no longer be a member of

the club.

To renew, please complete the membership/renewal form, include

proof of insurance, and a check for $67.00 (please remember to spell

out “Central Valley Corvettes” in full on your check). Renewals can be

handed in to our Treasurer Lynne Henenfent at a meeting or mailed

to:

Central Valley Corvettes

P.O. Box 26591

Fresno, CA 93729-6591

Thank you for renewing your membership in a timely manner.

CVC Board


NEW ________ RENEWAL ________ (Check one)

NO CHANGE_______

CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES

MEMBERSHIP/RENEWAL APPLICATION

(Check if all information is the same since your last renewal, complete lines highlighted in yellow and return along with dues and a copy

of current proof of insurance)

MEMBER 1 __________________________________________________________DATE OF BIRTH _____________

LAST FIRST BADGE NAME (If different) PLEASE PRINT

MEMBER 2 __________________________________________________________DATE OF BIRTH _____________

LAST FIRST BADGE NAME (If different) PLEASE PRINT

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

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Remember to turn in the following:

1. Membership Form

2. Dues - (Check made to “Central Valley Corvettes”)

3. Copy of Current Proof of Insurance

The above is required for membership and must be received by the December General Meeting. Please give to membership

person or mail to:

CVC

P.O. Box 26591

Fresno, CA. 93729-6591

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INTERNAL USE ONLY

AMOUNT RECEIVED $ _________________ DATE RECEIVED _______________ CHECK # ___________

_________________TREASURER/ ________________MEMBERSHIP


‘In the Garage’ w/Pres. Dick

5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’t

#2 - 1972 Reynolds Aluminum Corvette

Fast forward to the early 1970s and the idea of a mid-engine Corvette just wouldn’t go away.

The XP-895 was one in a series of experimental Corvettes built to explore alternative engine

placements and chassis layouts. This vehicle features an 400 cid small block V8 mounted

transversely in a mid-engine position. It utilizes a Turbo Hydramatic transmission via a bevel

gear box. The body panels are all aluminum and hidden headlights are utilized to achieve the

lowest possible front profile. Two complete XP-895's were built, one with a steel body, and

this one made of aluminum. The aluminum body was a joint venture between GM and

Reynolds Aluminum. The use of aluminum was intended to demonstrate the practicality of

using this light weight metal for car bodies.

by Matt DeLorenzo | July 17, 2019

Pictures courtesy of GM Heritage Center


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: Meet at: Run Leaders:

Nov 13 Dinner & Movie Nite: MIDWAY 5:30 pm Fosnaugh’s

Nov 23 Chevy Car Collection & Lunch 8:15 am King’s

Dec 5 CVC Christmas Party 5:30 pm Null & Laningham

Dec 8 CVC Christmas Hayride 5:00 pm Renna

Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Luncheon Noon Severance’s

Feb 2, 2020 Super Bowl Party Noon Lebda’s

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


A

to see:

MIDWAY

"The story of the Battle of Midway,

told by the leaders and the sailors

who fought it. "

Wednesday,Nov 13th

Maya Cinemas, 3090 E. Campus Pointe Drive

Dinner at Pieology @ 5:30 pm

Get movie tickets before dinner in the top 2

rows. I can not reserve seats in advance!

starts about 7:00 PM

Charlie281-2876


Private Chevy Car Collection

This is a very rare collection given the fact that

prior to 1937 Chevrolets were made of wood

frames and wooden internal body parts meaning

they didn’t survive.

November 23 rd

We will depart Carl’s Jr. at 8:30am and head to the

big city of Strathmore where the private collection

is located on a farm just out of town. After viewing

the collection, we will head to Visalia for lunch at

the Habit Burger on Mooney Blvd.

There will be a signup sheet at the November

meeting. If you have any questions contact

Larry King 559-908-0495


CVC CHRISTMAS PARTY

THURSDAY DECEMBER 5 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, PAN ROASTED

BEEF W/MUSHROOM SAUCE OR VEGETARIAN (CHEF CHOICE)

$30 PER COUPLE

$15 PER SINGLE

PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE NOVEMBER MEETING

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES”

NO EXCEPTIONS OR REFUNDS

DRESS IS BUSINESS CASUAL

FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT FREIDA 559-269-2283

OR LINDA 559-3047662

DANCING TO DJ (MARCOS) UNTIL 9:30PM


CVC CHRISTMAS HAYRIDE!

WHERE: CHARLOTTE RENNA’S HOUSE

491 W. ATHENS, CLOVIS

WHEN: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 TH

5:00pm

COST: $10.00/PERSON

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

AND A NEIGHBORHOOD FILLED WITH BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY LIGHTS!


NEW YEARS EVE LUNCH

Meet at (place TBD) at noon on New Years Eve for our annual

lunch. Great time to say good bye to 2019 and welcome in 2020.

For those of you that were in the club do you remember the party

at Pat and Patrick’s on New Year’s Eve 1999/2000. That was the

night the world was going to end with satellites falling from the sky,

computers crashing, power failing everywhere, no gas or food

available, etc. Came along ways since then. Now it is 20 years into

the new Century. Sign up sheet at the November meeting.

Skip & LeighAnne


CVC CARAVAN - Part 2 -The RETURN


Shaver Lake Run 10-11-19


Photos by Kathy Marine


Photos by

Debbie

Garrison


10-23-19


Photos by

Lynne

Henenfent

& Mike

Lebda

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