Bob Meyer and some of the 60 Colorado/Wyoming Junior Golfers
Our greeters this morning are Al Gapuzan and Josh Li Puma.  Bringing the welcome this morning. 
Al Gapuzan greets Phil Perington
Dan Rodriguez is standing in for President Tom Kramis and rings the bell promptly at 7.  Good to see him back at the lectern. 
Tom Hoch gives our invocation:  Dear Giver of Life, asking for wisdom to hand over the world we live in, to the youth of today.  To aid in the development of youth, to nurture each generation.  That is a core principle of what friend of youth is about.
 Dan recognizes past presidents by asking them to stand and receive a round of applause.  Dan also thanks our greeters this morning.  No guests this morning.  We received a letter of thanks from Brent's Place for helping with the pancake breakfast a couple weeks ago.
Dan talks about coming of South by Southeast, August 20, we will need help to man the booth, for set up and take down.  Also, the District 4th quarter conference is coming up also that same day in Pueblo.  We have a couple members who will be attending the conference representing our club. 
Colorado Rockies Baseball Original Vintage Sports Bobble ...
Thanks to Michael Chavez for organizing this wonderful event, we had a fantastic turnout for the Rockies Bobble-Head Handouts. With help from the Tamarac, DTC and Gateway Optimist clubs, we distributed 15,000.
I would like to thank the following for making this fundraiser possible.
Kent Gloor, Matt Nelson and  Everett Gardner were the first to arrive.
President-elect Larry Pulaski brought his wife Ashleigh as well his son, Daughter and 3 friends. Frank and Sally Ross, Don and Kathy Roth
Jake Baker and his wife Clair, Cesar Camarena and his companion Cathy, Pat Bush, Eldon and Roxie Strong, George Buzick, Harry and Linda Fegley, Keith and Lois Jean Glaway, Greg Holt,  Joe Marci, Russ Paul, Mark Metevia, Jeff Willson, Mike White and his son Brian,Robert Wardlaw, Paul Stratton and his son Luke, Mario Sani, Richard Nickoloff, and President Tom Kramis. 
Photos by Jake Baker and Mark Metevia
Phil Perington announces we are in the home stretch of the Raffle and asks members to purchase tickets.  Proceeds go to help fund projects the club helps put on, so please support the club by purchasing a ticket.
From Phil:
We have 72 tix sitting in the cash box ready for purchase. Tamarac has 20 and I have not checked on status. I believe with the assistance we rendered by paying the Brent’s Place bill they should come through. 
Bob Meyer, fresh from his return from The Doral Golf Course in Florida reports the following:
  • 571 junior golfers from 28 countries
  • 60 CO junior golfers
  • Many tales of excellent golf by participants
  • No confrontations with alligators
  • 16 under par – 11-year-old girl from Thailand – 73, 65, 62
  • Lincoln Mackay, Evergreen CO, hole-in-one on Blue Monster # 4
  • Katelyn Lehigh, Loveland CO, All-Scholastic Team (1 of 5)
Three of the 60 golfers who represented the Colorado/Wyoming District at the recent golf tournament in Doral Florida joined us for breakfast this morning. The three give an optimistic perspective for the future as all; in addition to being excellent golfers, are excellent students and very enthusiastic about their futures. They were accompanied by their parents, who must be very proud. 
Aja Blankenship
 Sawyer Klein  
 Addison Hines 
Palisade Peaches, expected to arrive this coming week.
Last Day to Order is Today, Sunday, August 7 by 4:00 pm. To order send an email to
They are tree ripened, handpicked and sorted. Packed in a two-layer tray box, approximately 22+ lbs. (18-36 peaches depending on size) and brought to us in a refrigerated truck. The price is $40 per box, with a donation per box coming back to either Monaco South or Tamarac Optimist Club. Make checks payable to Robert Finkelmeier. Once they arrive you can pick them up at 3972 South Olive Street.
Budget for your favorite project.
Pat Bush asks project chairmen to turn in requests for the budget to allocate money from the club.  If you have an idea for a new project, submit your request to Pat.
Anybody need a grill?
Tom Mauro announces that it is Christmas in August.  He has a grill that has 5 burners and in excellent condition for free give away.  Contact Tom if you are interested.
Do we have a drawing?  $90 in the pot, 2 of Diamonds is the lucky card.  Jake Baker draws a card.  Carl Brown takes a cup, Phil Perington takes a cup, Jake Baker has a 2nd lucky ticket, Phil Perington draws a card, Jim Swenson takes a cup.  Dick Nickoloff wins a raffle card.  Dan draws Phil Perington’s name is taken out of the plastic tub.  Asks the young man with Jr. Golf to draw a card and he takes the winning card!  Jake Baker leads us in the creed!
Sawyer Klein, Super Golfer, wins big money- Thanks to the generosity of Phil Perington!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Al Perington
August 3
Matthew Nelson
August 5
Bud Black
August 14
Greg Young
August 23
*MSOC members
Friday Aug.  12   Camaraderie Day
Friday Aug.  19. Super Citizen Principals for breakfast
Friday Aug.  26 Harry Fegley*. Travel to the South Caucasus, Where? Why? What?
Friday Sept.    2
Friday Sept.    9 Ofc. Grimsley and Ofc. Borquez, Denver Police Dept.
Friday Sept.   16  Camaraderie Day
Friday Sept.   23
Friday Sept.   30
Mark Metevia
Program Chair MSOC
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PLEASE NOTE: All Friday meetings will be simulcast on Zoom in “listen and watch only” mode. All members are encouraged to attend the live meeting when possible.
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Optimist Club of Monaco South 2020-2021 45th Year — Chartered in 1976
                   2021 - 2022 Officers                                                                                
President           Tom Kramis              303-917-5299 
Vice President   Larry Pulaski           303-956-1202  
Secretary           Phil Perington          303-832-4578
Treasurer           Pat Bush                   303-750-9409
                                  2021- 2022 Board of Directors 
 Joe Marci          303-847-7844      Tom Glazier           303-522-5214  
 George Buzick   303-803-2268      Casey Funk           720-656-2255
 David Peck        925-890-2531      Dan Rodriguez      303-521-5120 
 Kent Gloor       303-880- 5444       Frank Middleton   303-903-1716
Past Presidents
Bob Rhue 1976-77
Jerry Whitlow 1977-78
Bill Kosena 1978-79
Duane Wehrer 1979-80
Curt Jefferies 1980-81
Frank Middleton 1981-82
John Young 1982-83
Pat Bush 1983-84
Bob Hugo 1984-85
Tom Mauro 1985-86
Curt Lorenzen 1986-87
Oscar Sorensen 1987-88
Lupe Salinas 1988-89
Bob Avery 1989-90
Bill Litchfield 1990-91
Bill Walters 1991-92
Kent Gloor 1992-93
Gary Strowbridge 1993-94
Mark Metevia 1994-95
Bob Safe 1995-96
Tom Overton 1996-97
Peter Dimond 1997-98
Ralph Symalla 1998-99
Cy Regan 1999-00
Stan Cohen 2000-01
Don St. John 2001-02
Jack Rife 2002-03
Karl Geil 2003-04 
Bryce Slaby 2004-05
Donlie Smith 2005-06
Paul Bernard 2006-07
Greg Young 2007-08
Phil Perington 2008-09
Ron Cisco 2009-10
Ed Collins 2010-11
Randy Marcove 2011-12
Paul Simon 2012-13
Jon Wachter 2013-14
John Oss 2014-15
Michael Chavez 2015-16
Craig Eley 2016-17
Jim Easton 2017-18
Everett Gardner 2018-19
Bob Meyer 2019-20
Dan Rodriguez 2020-2021
T H E O P T I M I S T C R E E D — Promise Yourself . . . To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best. To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile. To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. To be too large for worry, too noble for
anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.