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OPTIMST INTERNATIONAL
  • Mission Statement. By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves.
  • Vision Statement. Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential
CELEBRATION
RECOGNITION & AWARD
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
MAGGIANO'S LITTLE ITALY
SEPTEMBER 17,2022 
(With thanks to Dan Rodriguez for arranging the venue and the keynote speaker)
A VERY SPECIAL PERSON 
 
 
Jeannie Fankhauser - Wife of the founder of Monaco South Optimist Club, Dr. Ed Fankhauser, who started the club in 1976.
Jeannie has maintained her interest in the club, even after Dr. Ed's death. Thanks to Jean for sharing her Saturday afternoon with us.
 
ANOTHER SPECIAL PERSON
 
Ruth Oss - Wife of John Oss, a recent past President of Monaco South. Ruth is the eternal Optimist and, even in the absence of John, who passed away in 2020, maintains an active interest in our club.
INSPIRATION AND PLEDGE
 
Tom Kramis - President of the club for the 2021-2022 administrative year opened the meeting by call on Past President (and Past Governor of the Colorado/Wyoming District) Tom Overton, who provided inspiration and led us in the pledge to the flag.
COLORADO EARLY COLLEGES DOUGLAS COUNTY SINGERS
 
Performed the National Anthem and "God Bless America". President Tom presented them with a (giant) check for $300, to help them pay for new choir robes.
 
DAN THE MAGICIAN
With the assistance of "The Flash" AKA Tom Kramis, Immediate Past Governor of Dan Rodriguez, tore a paper banner "OPTIMIST CLUB OF MONACO SOUTH" into small pieces, then restored it. Then Dan showed us how the trick was done, using slow motion.(You had to be there!)
LUNCH IS SERVED!
 
AWARDS PRESENTATION
President Tom presented award for the year as follows:
  • Rookies of the Year - Vaughn Kendall(shown below) and Ken Jeung(not shown)
  • Optimist of the Year - Larry Pulaski "Zoom Guy"
  • Marlin Kent Award for long term contribution to the Monaco South Optimist Club        Ron Cisco
Vaughn Kendall
Ron Cisco
Larry Pulaski
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - SAM ADAMS
 
On the pages and the stages, Sam Adams wins over his audiences with a funny, laid-back free style of comedy and storytelling.
Sam's career in entertainment started in 2009 at age 49, after he became the Great American Comedy Festival's most unique prize winner. Sam won the festival's amateur contest, then took second place against the professionals as a last-minute replacement.
In 2018, the "True Color" video clip taken from Sam’s Dry Bar Comedy special generated over 10 million Facebook views in less than 72 hours. The clip now has nearly 40 million social media views worldwide. As a sports journalist Sam Adams covered many of the world's high-profile sporting events, from Super Bowls to the Olympics. In 2019 Sam was the first African American sports journalist inducted to the Hall of Fame for the prestigious Denver Press Club the oldest press club in America.
 
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
 
 
Tony Carpenter, Governor-Elect of the Colorado/Wyoming District of Optimist International installs officers of the Monaco South Optimist Club, who will carry on the high standard of excellence established by their predecessors.
2022-2023 OFFICERS
Kady, Thumper
Pulaski, Larry
Nelson, Matthew
                  VICE PRESIDENT             PRESIDENT                 VICE PRESIDENT
                      STEVE KADY             LARRY PULASKI                  MATT NELSON
 
Baker, Jake
 
                    SECRETARY
                   JAKE BAKER
 
 
Bush, Pat
 
TREASURER
PAT BUSH
 
 
Kramis, Tom
 
IMMEDIATE
PAST PRESIDENT
TOM KRAMIS
2022-2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
TOM GLAZIER, JOE MARCI, CASEY FUNK, KENT GLOOR,
VAUGHN KENDALL, GEORGE BUZICK, TOM HOCH, KEN JEUNG
THE BLUE JACKET GANG- ALL PAST PRESIDENTS OF MSOC
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
THANKS TO STEVE KADY AND TOM MAURO FOR SHARING THEIR PHOTOGRAPHIC SKILLS
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Casey Funk
September 6
 
Jim Easton
September 12
 
Peter Dimond
September 14
 
Frank Middleton
September 28
 
Neil Alderson
September 29
 
 
 
 
FUTURE SPEAKERS
   
*MSOC members
 
Friday Sept.   23  Warren Mitchell- Division Chief Denver Fire Department Safety and Training Division
 
Friday Sept.   30
 
Friday Oct.     07 Ryan Bresnahan-Certified Longevity Expert and Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach 
 
Friday Oct      14 Camaraderie Day
 
Friday Oct      21 Stephanie Piko - Mayor of City of Centennial
 
Friday Oct.   28. Vaughn Kendall*, Travels in the 1st year of my retirement 
 
Friday Nov.   4. Mary Jo Heins, Medicare Insurance Help
 
Friday Nov.  11. Paul Rosenthal | Community Liaison Office of Mayor Michael B. Hancock
 
Friday Nov.  18 Camaraderie Day
 
Friday Nov.  25 Bill Ashbee. member of Boulder Luncheon Optimist, speaking on the Panama Canal 
 
Mark Metevia
Program Chair MSOC
303.880.5000
AMERICAN LEGION POST 1
5400 E. YALE AVE, DENVER (YALE/I-25)
                                                         
 
 
 
 
 
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See the Online Events Calendar @http://www.monacosouth.org/Events/Calendar
 
Meetings will be held at the American Legion Hall 5400 E Yale Ave. While there be no two way communication, you may observe (and listen to) the meeting on Zoom
OCMS President Tom Kramis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting
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.
Topic: OCMS Friday 7:00 AM Meeting
Time: 6:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Friday Morning
 
 LINK
Join  Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/8678115309?pwd=bHFtUkJ6WURsdlJ1Qlo2Zkxla1ZuQT09

Meeting ID: 867 811 5309
Passcode: 2021
 
 
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.