• 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.
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Happy Flag Day! Here's to the biggest holiday that you didn't know you were supposed to celebrate.It's true that mail delivery might not stop for Flag Day, and you definitely won't be receiving a day off from work. But that doesn't mean the holiday isn't worth celebrating. Flag Day is on June 14 every year.  On this day 246 years ago, Congress created our national flag by commemorating Betsy Ross' creation of the Stars & Stripes. There has been a total of 27 variations of flag design over the years, as colonies grew into states making the 50 states that are represented on the flag today by the white stars.


Our greeter this morning is Tom Kramis doing the work of 2 people.  A beautiful morning on this day as we are 1 week from the beginning of summer.
President Casey Funk rings the bell promptly at 7.  Karl Geil reads the invocation this morning, God of all generations help us to teach the virtues and values to the next Generation.  Thank you, God for Fathers and the lessons they teach us.  Karl then leads us in the pledge of allegiance.
Andy Towt introduces his brother-in-law, Chuck Brader, who in a couple days will be celebrating his 80th Birthday, and is promptly serenaded by the assembled.  Chuck, who just finished his duty with the Navy, and has been busy for many years, in the business of the maritime.
Jay Schumacher is here as guest of Randy Condit.  Jay, who grew up on the 7th hole of Wellshire Golf Course, graduated from TJ in 1978.  His father ran for mayor of Denver, and was very involved with the Platte River development, which was financed by private dollars.  Lots of June Birthdays to celebrate and the serenade begins anew.
Club Announcements
  Michael Chavez has handouts for the Rockies game this Sunday. It should be a fun day. 
Harry Fegley tells us he has had some health issues for the last year and a half.  He will be having a valve replacement July 2.  He hopes to be back in good health very soon.  We hope so as well Harry.
Bob Meyer thanks volunteers who helped with the Jr. Golf tournaments yesterday at Overland Golf Course and Meadow Hills GC in Aurora.  The rounds featured a hole in one, and there were 25 qualifiers for the tournament in Florida in July.  It was a good time, and the weather cooperated.
Tom Glazier mentions regarding the Board Meeting Monday night, Bill Litchfield joined the meeting and brought in a scrapbook as a highlight of his year as club President.  Pat Bush accepted the notebook as a gift to the club.
Pat Bush will be putting together a committee for Finance, budget requests are required for the coming year.  Please get those requests to Pat by mid-July.
Frank Middleton reports we have 3 members who have brought in new members this year. The offer still stands for bringing in 3 members - A $50 reward!
Phil Perington thanks Frank for all the work he has put in for new membership.  Phil tells us the raffle is ongoing, and the committee will be meeting after this meeting. Tickets are $20 or 3 for $50. The goal is to sell 550 tickets, which will net the club $5,000. Do your part. Buy tickets! Sell Tickets. Win $2,000! One of the benefactors of this program, JOI Junior Optimist International.  The raffle is proud to support them.  This is the 4th annual lottery.
Mark Metevia asks us if we remember Gordon Close, last week’s speaker.  Mark asks for those interested to carpool after our regular meeting to visit the Rocky Mountain Music Museum. Mark has tentatively planned a visit on June 28, after the Friday meeting. If you're interested, please contact Mark.
Tom Glazier introduces our guest this morning: Treasure House of is a program designed to assist men and women in need. Treasure House of Hope Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit, offering a one-year Christ-centered discipleship program to individuals who are homeless, addicted, victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, or feeling hopeless and desperate for change. The organization provides support for those struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. A new program is set to launch in September. Angelia Anderson, the Executive Director and Founder, along with Darla, the Treasurer for House of Hope, oversee the operations. The 'Mommy and Me Home' is a novel initiative for women with children to recover. Darla, a Colorado native, expresses gratitude to veterans and shares that this program offers healing. Located adjacent to the women’s safe home, 'Mommy and Me Home' aims to assist those facing difficult times with a structured program to help residents recover and heal from their trauma. The program operates two funds; one is an operating fund which supports daily operations. The 'Whimsical Tea Party', scheduled for Saturday, June 15, seeks volunteers to aid in fundraising for the 'Mommy and Me Home'. The event will take place at Shiloh House, from 11 am to 1 pm. Currently, the men's facility houses 6 residents, while the women's home accommodates 10 residents. The program is targeting the next 18 months for its launch. It is a remarkable program dedicated to aiding those in our community who need support. (Editor's Note: Following the meeting, the Board of Directors convened and voted to donate $2700, equivalent to one month's rent, to Treasure House of Hope.)
Today 4 of Spades is the lucky card.  Phil Perington,  Angelia, Greg Young, Jay Shumacher, Ed Collins, Bill Litchfield, Jake Baker each draw a card - no luck.
Casey draws Bryce Slaby from the plastic jug.  Bryce picks a card but not the lucky card.
We recite the Creed and go forth to promote Optimism.
Member Birthdays
Ed Collins
June 3
John Guttmann
June 5
Chris Dunphy
June 6
Gary Jerman
June 7
John Scarborough
June 9
Bill Morgan
June 10
James Svenson
June 14
Everett Gardner
June 16
Mike Prete
June 17
Terry Shroyer
June 18
Tom Yagley
June 20
Bryce Slaby
June 22
Greg Hurd
June 25
Dr. Bob Finkelmeier
June 29
Jun 21, 2024 7:30 AM
Crosspurpose, vocational training
Jun 28, 2024 7:30 AM
Golf Heritage Society
Jul 05, 2024 7:30 AM
Jul 12, 2024 7:30 AM
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Rockies Handouts-Free Tickets!!
Coors Field
Jun 16, 2024
10:15 AM – 2:00 PM
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Hall
Jun 21, 2024
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Optimist International Convention
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Jun 23, 2024 7:00 AM –
Jun 26, 2024 5:00 PM
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Hall
Jun 28, 2024
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pat Sorensen Memorial Bike MS Rest Stop
Front Range Community College
Jun 30, 2024
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Jul 04, 2024
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Hall
Jul 05, 2024
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
American Legion Hall #1
Jul 08, 2024 6:30 PM
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Hall
Jul 12, 2024
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Hall
Jul 19, 2024
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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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
PLEASE NOTE: Some 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
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Optimist Club of Monaco South 2023-2024 47th Year — Chartered in 1976
2022-2023 Officers
Casey Funk, President
Matt Nelson, Vice President
Tom Glazier, Vice President
Jake Baker, Secretary
Pat Bush, Treasurer
Larry Pulaski, Immediate Past President
Second Year: Vaughan Kendall, George Buzick, Tom Hoch, 
Ken Jeung,
First Year: Carl Brown, Al Gapuzan, Greg Holt, Mario Sani   
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
Tom Kramis 2021-2022
Larry Pulaski  2022-2023
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.