Not to be outdone by Perry Allen - Submitted by Steve Kady
Rolls Royce Phantom I 1928
Mr.  Allen Swift:  Born - 1908 - Died  2010
This man owned & drove the same car for 82 YEARS.
Can you imagine even having the same car for 82 years?
Mr. Allen Swift ( Springfield , Massachusetts ) received this 1928
Rolls-Royce Piccadilly-P1 Roadster from his father, brand new -
as a graduation gift in 1928. He drove it up until his death ... At the age of 102!!! He was the oldest living owner of a car that was purchased new.. It was donated to a Springfield museum after his death. It has 1,070,000 miles on it, still runs like a Swiss watch, dead silent at any speed and is in perfect cosmetic condition. 82  years - That's approximately 13,048 miles per year (1087 per month)...1,070,000 that's miles not kilometers!! That's British engineering of a bygone era. I don't think they make them like this anymore .
For some reason ((?), Tom Hoch - not Dan Rodriguez-calls the meeting to order. (Perhaps Dan is practicing not being President) Tom  reminds us to "expect only the best" and leads us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Those who have to have their morning coffee to get started were out of luck, as there was a glitch with the coffee maker, which did not perform its function... but the breakfast was great!
Fran Middleton announced that he had application and check in hand from Vaughan Kendall, who was a guest at last week's meeting.  Dr. Kendall also bought four lottery tickets.
Phil Perington announced that, after selling 12 tickets to DTC Optimist Club members, we have only 84 tickets left to sell to achieve our goal of $5,000 raised for future funding of projects.  Still plenty of time to sell these tickets, with some lucky buyer taking home the $3,000 grand prize(and who knows what else). Drawing will be at the Friday morning meeting, August 20.
Dick Nickloff announced that he had recently attended the memorial service for Herman Motz, well-known and beloved Thomas Jefferson High School Coach, who touched the lives of many member of our club. Motz died earlier this year
Just a reminder that the annual luncheon will be held at Maggiano's on Saturday afternoon, October 2. This is always a highlight of the MSOC year, when we recognize the achievements of this year and celebrate the newly elected leadership for next year.  Be sure to put this on your calendar.
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Jon Wachter said he is still looking for some volunteers to help set up tents, control traffic and staff an Optimist Information Booth at this event, which will be held August 21. There is an on-line signup for volunteers at:
Jon (in his capacity of Lt Governor) also mentioned that anyone who brings in a new member before the end of this Optimist year (September 30) will receive a $50 reward.
Robert Wardlaw reminded us that next week the club will be hosting principals of our Super Citizen schools. This is a great opportunity to rebuild of the bonds which suffered through the Covid 19 Pandemic and to welcome some new principals.  Robert is still looking for some volunteers to work as liaisons between the club and schools.
Five of the Colorado/Wyoming District golf representatives joined us for breakfast this morning. Ella Scott, Campbell McFadden, Addison Hines, Maddie Bante and JT Timmers, shown here with MSOC members responsible for the wonderful success of the tournament. Ron Cisco, Bob Meyer and Joe Marci.  Congratulations for a job well done
Spearheaded by Bob Meyer and with super support from Ron Cisco and Joe Marci and many MSOC volunteers, another successful Junior Golf year comes to an end.  Having spent 17 nights in Florida, a sun tanned Bob Meyer was breakfast host for 5 of the 60 golfers who participated in this years tournament at Doral. The 60 golfers representing Colorado/Wyoming District, composed more than10% of the 550 golfers at the event.
Some highlights: 
  • Maria Jose Marin Negrete (from Colombia South America) shot a course record of 63 on the Red Tiger's course
  • There were 7 holes-in-one. (The odds of a hole-in-one are 1 in 12500
  • 23 nations from all over the Word participated 
All of the golfers reported that they had a wonderful experience, not only on the course, but in attending the many special events incorporated in this experience.
In addition to participating in the tournament, J.T. Timmers was selected to the "All Scholastic Team". For more information, please see the Optimist website at:
With only 8 cards left in the deck, the pot was worth $60 and the card to draw was the Ace of Spades.  In spite of several tries at picking the one right card out of eight, no one was successful at drawing the card, including George Buzick who, wearing his nametag picked the eight of diamonds.  Close, but no cigar. $70 next week!
                               Al Perington          8/3
Bud Black              8/14
Marc Goodbody     8/19
Greg Young           8/23
Dean Sotiriou        8/31
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Commencing May 14 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 Dan Rodriguez is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
PLEASE NOTE: During the month of June, all Friday meetings will be simulcast on Zoom
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Optimist Club of Monaco South 2020-2021 45th Year — Chartered in 1976
                   2020 - 2021 Officers                                      2020 - 2021 Board of Directors
President           Dan Rodriguez    303-521-512           Perry Allen            303-521-3453 
Vice President   Tom Kramis        303-917-5299         Stephen Avery       720-775-7700
Vice President   Chris Dunphy     720-297-3111          George Buzick      303-803-2268
Secretary            Bill Morgan        303-868-4384          Allen Malask         303-726-3700 
Asst. Secretary  Phil Perington    303-832-4578          David Peck            925-890-2531
Treasurer           Pat Bush             720-747-5482          Larry Pulaski        303-956-1202 
Asst. Treasurer Greg Young         303-759-3921          Mark Smith           303-691-9766 
                                                                                        Bob Meyer             303-919-4532
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
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.