• 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.
Easter, Nest, Eggs, Chicks, Chicken
On this bright spring morning, members were greeted by the cherubic faces of Phil Perington and Jim Svenson, accompanied by Frank Middleton handing out cards which matched table numbers. This to accoomodate more camaraderie by sitting with someone other than the "normal gang" who always sit at the same table. David Guentert read the invocation and lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Tom Mauro, representing the nomination committee for next year's officers noted that, after careful consideration, Phil Perington has withdrawn his name from the list of candidates for the Board of Directors. The only nominee for President (Casey Funk) and for the two Vice President positions (Tom Glazier and Matt Nelson) were approved by acclimation) and Tom handed out ballots on which to vote for four of the seven remaining candidates for Board of Directors.  After a count by the nomination committee, the following were announced as new members for Board of Directors: Carl Brown, Al Gapuzan, Greg Holt and Mario Sani. Congratulations to all!
                  Glazier, Tom            Funk, Casey            Nelson, Matthew
                      Tom Glazier                 Casey Funk                   Matt Nelson
Brown, Carl      Gapuzan, Al        Holt, Greg`      Sani, Mario
    Carl Brown                   Al Gapuzan                  Greg Holt              Mario Sani                         
President Larry Pulaski talked about the Board meeting held this past Tuesday.  He announced that the goal for membership this year was 124 (we are now at 112) and that Bill Morgan would be conducting orientation for new members on ZOOM. Bill asked for volunteers to help with the orientation and also announced that his daughter, Kaitlyn is filling in on the first segment of the MSRunTheUS relay due to an injury drop. It started this week. She is running 160 miles in five days. See Kaitlyn's Facebook page;
Pat Bush passed around the Happy Bucks jar and collected more than $25 for Childhood Cancer from some happy people. 
Bryce Slaby thanked those who had contributed tools to the woodworking group in the school in Nebraska. 
Joe Marci announced that it was time to select winners of the 4 Sullivan Scholarships that will be awarded to Thomas Jefferson High School students. There will be a meeting of the committee after next week's club meeting on Friday.
Dr Bob Finkelmeier reminded us that it is time for the Charlie Korsoski award and asked Super Citizen School Representatives to start soliciting foo the outstanding Super Citizen for their school who is most deserving of this award, which is name for Charle Korsoski, who was instrumental in establishing the Super Citizen Program.
Kent Gloor mentioned that he had connections at TJ and that he was working with her on installing some benches at the school.  He will be meeting with her and keep us apprised of any progress.
John Wachter talked about what was going on at Bradley. They will be having a Super Citizen program next Friday.  The Helping Hands JOOI Club visited the University Hills  Senior Center last week. Bradley also won the Colorado Destination Imagination award and will be going to Kansas City. They need $550 to defray expenses.
Tom YColorado Boys Stateagley(Who is also Commander of the Legion Post) sends along this information regarding the upcoming Boys State and asks that if you know anyone who might be eligible to attend, let Tom know.
American Legion Boys State is a participatory program where students become part of the operation of local, county and state government.
At Colorado Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of citizens. The training centers on the structure of city, county, and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, Boys State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, assemblies, bands, and recreational programs.
Open to Juniors Boys. A wonderful opportunity for young men, on a college campus, working with other young men.
So, talk your Sons, Grandsons, Neighbor young men.
Accepting applications through May 5th.
The American Legion Posts sponsors all applicants.  Public donations are truly appreciated.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic Veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.
The American Legion Post 1  303.757.1919  Tom Yagley Commander, Americanism  Office can answer questions.
Graduates include Governors, Senators, Presidents, etc., famous sports individuals, Astronauts.
This program is an advantage on resumes and job applications.  College Scholarships available.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dick Nickoloff
April 2
Phil Perington
April 4
Randy Bruns
April 5
Cesar Camarena
April 15
Paul Stratton
April 18
John Kleinheksel
April 24
Apr 14, 2023 7:30 AM
Assistance League of Denver
Apr 21, 2023 7:30 AM
pilot and CU Student
Apr 28, 2023 7:30 AM
Respect for Law Recognition
May 05, 2023 7:30 AM
Amber Wilson, the Essay Contest winner will be honored and read her Essay
View entire list
Upcoming Events
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Hall
Apr 14, 2023
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Super Citizen-McMeen
McMeen Elementary School
Apr 14, 2023
8:45 AM - 10:45 AM
District Fun Outing to Elitch Gardens Theater
Old Elitch Gardens
Apr 15, 2023
12:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Hall
Apr 21, 2023
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Super Citizen-Most Precious Blood
Most Precious Blood School
Apr 25, 2023 10:30 AM
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Hall
Apr 28, 2023
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Junior Golf Committee Meeting
American Legion Hall
Apr 28, 2023 8:00 AM
Super Citizen-Bradley
Bradley International School
Apr 28, 2023
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
CO-WY District 3rd Quarter Conference
Family Resource Pavilion
Apr 29, 2023
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
District Oratorical Contests Finals
Third Quarter District Conference
Apr 29, 2023
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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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 Larry Pulaski 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
Join  Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 867 811 5309
Passcode: 2021
Optimist Club of Monaco South 2022-2023 47th Year — Chartered in 1976
                        2022-2023 Officers                                                                                
President           Larry Pulaski           303-956-1202      
Vice President   Matt Nelson             720-774-0758
Vice President   Steve Kady               303-931-1470
Secretary           Jake Baker                412-680-0765
Treasurer           Pat Bush                   303-750-9409
                            2022- 2023 Board of Directors 
 Joe Marci             303-847-7844      Tom Glazier          303-522-5214  
 George Buzick     303-803-2268      Casey Funk           720-656-2255
 Vaughn Kendall   303-910-6590      Ken Jeung             720-849-6241
 Kent Gloor           303-880- 5444     Tom Kramis         303-917-5299  
 Tom Hoch             303-332-9338                                       
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
Tom Kramis 2021-2022
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.