Due to a malfunctioning alarm clock, there was no bulletin editor at today's meeting. Today's GUMS will be a generic version. 
The meeting was called to order or by President Tom Kramis. The invocation was read and the Pledge of Allegiance to our Flag followed. 
Club Treasurer Pat Bush announced the board of Directors has decided not to increase the club dues for the 2022-2023 Optimist year.
Greetings, one and all,
The Colorado-Wyoming District Optimist Junior Golf Program is running a 36-hole tournament at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club, 4900 Himalaya Rd, Denver, Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16.  Both days will have 9:00 or 9:30 am shotgun starts, weather permitting.
In the past, we’ve had upwards of 100 junior golfers competing in this event.  These are some of the best junior golfers from Colorado and other states and several foreign countries.
General information about the event is available at
We need volunteers for both days.
Volunteer duties to be assigned include:
          Sign-in assistance (6:45 am – 8:30 am)
          Shuttle drivers (8:45 am)
          On-course forecaddies (9:00 am – 2:30 pm)
          Scoring assistance (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
On Sun, Oct 16, there will be an awards ceremony following play, for which we also need volunteers.
Coffee and donuts for breakfast and a box lunch upon completion of the rounds will be provided.  A Colorado-Wyoming Optimist Junior Golf shirt will also be provided if you don’t have one.  If you have one, please bring it with you and wear it during the event.
If you can help out, please contact me.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
We do it for the kids,
Bob Meyer 303-919-3142
Shown here is Ken Jeung receiving the "Rookie of the Year" award from President Tom Kramis. Both Ken and Vaughn Kendall were pronounced "Rookie of the Year" at last week's Celebration, but Ken was unable to attend. Congratulations to Ken!
Mark this date!
October 22, 2022
1st Quarter
District Conference is
Please join us for our
1st Quarter Conference!
October 22, 2022
The Assistance League Events Center
6265 E Evans Ave, Ste #15
Denver, Colorado 80222
From 8:00am to 3:30pm
Early Bird Registration $35 by October 11
Regular Registration $45
October 12 - 20
Registration Closes October 20
First Timers Register Free!
Not only will you meet the new officers,
there will also be  FELLOWSHIP, FUN, SHARING and SHOPPING!
** District $Fun-raiser$ TBA**
***Featured Speaker: The Assistance League of Denver
After Conference: 
Dutch Treat after the Conference at
Hacienda Colorado
4100 E Mexico Ave.
4:00 to 6:30pm
Please join us!
Can’t wait to see you all soon! 
 Our speaker today was Warren Mitchell- Division Chief Denver Fire Department Safety and Training Division. Chief Mitchell gave an excellent power point presentation regarding the high incidence of Cancer among fire fighters. Following are highlights of the Chief's presentation.
Cancer in Firefighters: Statistics
  • Leading cause of line-of-duty deaths
  • Risk correlates with length of service
  • Heat increasing exposure/absorption of toxic substances
  • Diagnosed 9X the rate of general population
  • 14% higher risk of death from cancer than the general Population
Cancer Risk in Males and Females Are Different
                                         Females                        Males
                                         Cervical                        Brain
                                         Thyroid                         Colon
                                         Bladder                         Kidney
                                         Breast                           Leukemia/lymphoma 
This means we need to be vigilant about screening ALL firefighter for ALL types of cancer associated with firefighting
The DFD Wellness Screening Program gives valuable insight into the state of firefighter's body. Includes:
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Treadmill/Bike Testing
  • Blood Work Review & Cardiac Risk
General Cancer Prevention Tips
  • Don't use tobacco
  • Diet Strategies
  •  Fruits & Veggies
  • Limit Processed Meats
  • Physical activity
  • Sun Protection
 An excellent presentation by Chief Mitchell, very informative. After the presentation, the Chief was presented with a donation for the Denver Fire Department Foundation which helps fund further Cancer research.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Casey Funk
September 6
Jim Easton
September 12
Peter Dimond
September 14
Frank Middleton
September 28
Neil Alderson
September 29
*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
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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
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
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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.