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, LeighAnne Severance @
593-0208 or any officer on the following
VP-PUBLIC RELATIONS/ MEMBERSHIP
Mission Statement / Officers..... 2-3
A Word from our President.......... 4
Secretary’s Minutes.................. 5-6
In the Headlights – RAY’s…………. 7
Birthdays & Anniversaries............ 8
CVC Activities............................. 9
CVC Event Flyers.................. 10-15
New Year’s Eve Lunch Pics……... 16
Classic Chevy Run Pics…….... 17-19
From our Sponsor, Ed Dena....... 20
SUNSHINE & CLOUDS - NEWS
WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER EDITOR
…a word from our President!
It is great to see new members coming into
the club and I hope that continues
throughout the years. We need to
remember that our club was created to
have fun and enjoy each other’s company.
Please be sure to include our new members
when you are at events and make them feel
We are about to conclude the first month of
the new year with some new events on the
horizon and some members who have
never put on runs hoping to put on a run
this year. Remember that the entire club is
ready to help anyone who needs help
planning and putting on a run. About runs, I
am working something for a mystery run
that would be late April. I am having a hard
time getting some information and
scheduling events but if it comes together, I
will present it at the February meeting. In
the event this doesn’t come together the
mystery run will probably happen after
Labor Day. Have a great time and go 49rs.
Michael Lebda, President
The January General meeting was called to order by
Mike Lebda at 6:30 PM. Mike opened the meeting
by having the minutes read.
Secretary – Kathy Marine – Minutes from the
December General Meeting were read. Skip made a
motion to accept the minutes as read; Fred
seconded the motion.
Treasurer’s Report - Lynn Henenfent gave the
Treasurer’s report. She confirmed that the club’s
State and Federal Tax status paperwork has been
filed/completed. Lynn also stated $270.00 was
collect in raffle ticket sales. Freida can’t help but out
do herself each and every time selling raffle tickets.
VP of Public Relations/Membership – Leighanne
Severance announced 8 birthdays and 4 wedding
anniversaries for January. Birthdays were loudly sung
to and applauded whether celebrants were present
or not. Competition between anniversary couples
was short lived compared to any of their years
married. By luck of a quick draw, Charlie and Kim
Fosnaugh had an extra reason to celebrate being the
winners of the $25.00 Yosemite Falls Café gift card.
Leighanne stated the club grew a bit larger. Wayne
and Araceli DeCamp, and, Randy and Cori Ray were
unanimously voted in as new members.
Congratulations and welcome!
VP of Activities – Jeff Engleman informed the
members of upcoming runs and activities. Each run
leader gave a brief synopsis of either their future
planned run or described the highlights and
memorable moments of their recently held run.
See Run/Activity Schedule published in the
newsletter for planned runs or contact run leaders
with any questions regarding their run.
Parliamentarian: Mike asked Dick Danielsen for his
input or comments. Dick had no comments at this
Old Business: Mike queried the room for old
Freida and Lorraine volunteered to organize the
Kroekerville Picnic, scheduled for May 2, 2020.
Freida and Linda volunteered again to organize the
CVC Holiday Party scheduled for December
More details on both the picnic and holiday party
will be provided.
New Business: Mike queried the room for new
Mike informed members that Charlie is researching
a program that will streamline some of the Club’s
processes and “bring the Club into the future” (as
Charlotte described). The program should make
newsletter publication easier; provide a portal for
members to update their membership, pay for
runs, events, dues, pay by credit card; track money
flow; post meeting minutes, and the like, at an
approximate cost of $50.00/month. Mike
suggested social media may be another means in
generating Club interest or updating members of
happenings and events.
Skip reminded members that CVC has a Facebook
page that is not being used. As Administrator of
CVC’s Facebook page, he can “welcome” members
should they wish to “join” and post pictures and
information. Skip noted that the Facebook page
should not take away from the importance of CVC’s
Newsletter which should be the main source of club
Lori Dukes invited the club to Dave’s 64th birthday
celebration she will be hosting at their home on April
10 at 5:30 pm. She has reserved a taco truck for the
occasion and hope all will come and help celebrate
Sunshine and Clouds: Linda Laningham - With the
start of a new year came new information as
members shared mostly sunshine news than clouds.
Sergeant-of-Arms: Chuck Laningham “two-buck
Chuck” tried-and-tried but could not charge anyone
with a fine. All members were proud and wore their
Next General Meeting: To be held at Yosemite Falls
Café, Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 6:30 PM.
Next Board Meeting: To be held at Lebda home,
Monday, January 27, 2020, at noon, bring a bag
lunch. Members are welcome to attend Board
meetings. Please inform Club President of your
General Meeting Adjourned: Charlotte made a
motion to adjourn meeting at 7:24 PM. Fred
seconded the motion.
Kathy Marine, Club Secretary
All raffle prize donations are appreciated. Thank
you to the following members for their donation:
Danielsen, Engleman, Fosnaugh, J&S Garcia,
Garrahan, Garrison, Henderson, Henenfent’s,
Jarvis, Kroeker, Laningham, Marine, Null, Parks,
Peluso, Renna, Severance, Tavares
Diane & New Member Araceli won the cash prizes!
Names / Nicknames: Randy & Cori Ray
Ages: 60 & 59
History and / or Marital Status: Married
Corvette(s): 2016 Stingray Z51 3LT
Hobbies: Wine Tasting, Cooking & 4 Wheeling
Pets: None at this time
Occupations: Commercial Truck Sales and Leasing – Medical Receptionist
How did you discover CVC ? Steve & Lydia Garcia
Favorite Food: Steaks, Pasta and Mexican
Favorite Restaurants: Yosemite Ranch & Toledo’s
Favorite Places to Visit: Mountains and the Ocean
Fantasy CVC Run ???? Central Coast Hwy 1
Skip Severance Feb 1
Sue Comer Feb 2
Steve Rosen Feb 5
Ruth E Danielsen Feb 13
Linda Laningham Feb 25
Chuck & Linda Laningham Feb 04 67 53 yrs
Bob & Kathy Marine Feb 09 74 46 yrs
Roger & Valerie Merritt Feb 24 63 57 yrs
Remember to wear your name badge or CVC shirt with your name on
it to all club meetings and events. 50 cent fine without it at meetings.
Support your club raffle by bringing a raffle
prize and thanks for that.
Recommend our web site as you get a chance.
Great cruising weather is right around the corner! Check out the great events planned below.
But, there is always room for more! If you are thinking about a run for the first time, myself
and the board are available to help. You can also think about teaming up with someone. I can
also help you with the flyer for the newsletter if needed. Before locking in a date for your run
be sure to let me know so I can make sure there are no conflicts with other events.
Jeff Engleman, VP Activities, Central Valley Corvettes
Date(s): 2020 Upcoming Events: Meet at: Run Leaders:
Feb 2 Super Bowl Party 2:00 pm Lebda’s
Feb 6 San Luis Wildlife Refuge/Lunch 8:30 am Engelman's
Feb 14 Valentine's at Cattlemen's 11:15 am Garrison's
Feb 29 Hot Rodders for Robin Car Show TBA Garrison's
Mar 7 Cars and Coffee, Harris Ranch 6:30 am King's
Mar 25-29 Laughlin/Oatman Run TBA Garrison's
Apr 10 David Dukes Birthday Party 5:30 Duke's
Apr 25 Clovis Rodeo Parade & Lunch 7:45 am Fosnaugh’s
May 3 CVC Picnic / Kroekerville TBA Null/Henderson
Dominos 2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month
GENERAL MEETING ALWAYS 3 RD TUESDAY 6:30 PM
BOARD MEETING IS THE FOLLOWING WEEK, DATE AND TIME TBA
Lebda’s Super Bowl Party
(Dominos for the Ladies)
February 2, 2020
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
PS. Don’t forget to bring Money.
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Run
On Thursday, February 6 th at 08:30 am we will leave from the McDonalds at Herndon and 99
and head to the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge visitor center 15 minutes outside of town in
Los Banos. The road is paved all the way to the Refuge with plenty of parking.
Upon arriving at the visitor center, we will attend a presentation by the Park Ranger. There will
also be time to take in the visitor center exhibits. The Park Ranger will have a van to take us
on the 5 mile Tule Elk wildlife loop. We should be able to see some of the 50 Elk on the
Refuge. The van can hold about 8 to 10 people. The park ranger may also drive some in a
separate car. We can also drive our cars on the wildlife loop if we wish, but I don't recommend
driving our Corvettes on the wildlife loop. The wildlife loop is compressed aggregate, but can
be muddy in places after rain. There is no charge for the Wildlife Refuge activities.
Then we will head back to Los Banos for lunch at Espanas. Hope you can join us!
Contact Jeff for more information. I will send out an e-mail reminder for those that signed up
at the January meeting.
Friday-February 14, 2020
1880 Art Gonzales Parkway, Selma
Round-up Lunch Menu
$25.00 per person includes tax and tip
Entrees: Top Sirloin Steak, Lemon Herb Chicken, Teriyaki
Chicken or Grilled Salmon
Entrees include -Baked Potato, All-you-can-eat salad, Ranchstyle
Beans, Sourdough bread, coffee, soda and tea
Sign-ups at the meeting -Please be prepared to
Pay at the January Meeting
All payments due by February 2 Super Bowl Sunday
Checks payable to ‘Central Valley Corvettes’
Info-Call Debbie Garrison 355-9548
HOT RODDERS FOR ROBIN
BENEFIT CAR SHOW
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29, 2020
10 AM TO 2 PM
C.P.D.E.S. HALL IN EASTON
172 W. JEFFERSON AVE, FRESNO, 93706
GATE OPENS AT 8 AM - SHOW 10AM-2PM
$20 Car Show entry at the Gate,
Spectators are Free, Food and
Refreshments will be available with
Proceeds benefiting Robin, Come Hungry!!
The TOP 5 picks will be awarded trophy’s
Join us to raise Robin’s spirits and
raise some money!
Phone 559-351-3537 for more Info
about car entry or Call Keith or
Debbie for more run info
Cars and Coffee, Harris Ranch
Saturday March 7, 2020
We will leave from Fresno at 6:30 am from the parking lot of Carl's Jr. at Jensen and Hwy 99 in Fresno.
Then head to Harris Ranch in Coalinga for a 'Cars and Coffee' event. The event will be held at the
Harris Ranch Inn parking lot. Complimentary coffee will be provided. There will be prizes, raffles and
more! These events draw large numbers of cars and enthusiasts. It starts at 8 am and ends at 10 am. You
will also be free to have breakfast/lunch at Harris Ranch if you wish. There is no charge to bring a car
or attend the event. All cars are welcome, you are free to bring your Corvette or another vehicle if you
Talk to Larry King for more information.
IS PLEASED TO INVITE THE
CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES
March 25, 2020 – March 29, 2020
ASK FOR GROUP CODE “GRVETTE”WHEN BOOKING
ROOM RATES – PER NIGHT – PER ROOM
Rate $35.00 $89.00
Resort fee $15.00 $15.00
Occ. Tax 12.5% 12.5%
Total Per Night $56.26 $117.01
CHECK IN TIME IS AT 3:00 PM – CHECK OUT TIME IS 11:00AM
FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL
ALL RESERVATION MUST BE BOOKED BY: 03/11/20
**If you use a debit/credit card to check in, a hold may be placed on your card account for the full anticipated amount for 72 hours
from the date of check out or longer at the discretion of your card issuer. Must be 21 or older.
I WANT YOUR CORVETTE
In the Clovis Rodeo’s
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Judy’s Donuts in The Trading Post Center on the SE corner of Herndon & Clovis Ave.
Donuts & Coffee from 7:45 to 8:00 am - No later than 8:00 am, Saturday morning.
We leave at 8:05 am to the parade staging area (Barstow, just west of Sunnyside).
We MUST be in place on Jefferson before 8:30 am as they close all of the streets
in that area at that time.
We will wait on Barstow approximately ½ to 1 hour until we are called on to line up.
Wear/Bring: You’re Patriotic Cap & CVC Shirt / American Flags & Decor, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-2876
Sign up by the April 21 th Meeting!
New Year’s Eve Lunch & Movie
Melow’s Classic Chevy’s Show