• 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
There were no greeters for this beautiful 100% Attendance Day, so we all greeted each other. Since today was a camaraderie day, there was an opportunity to get together and share what's happening. It was reported that Mike White recently had back surgery and that Don Thomson finally had his hip replacement. Speedy recovery to both. Hope to see you soon! In the absence of President Tom Kramis, Larry Pulaski, President-Elect, called the meeting to order and asked Bill Morgan to read the invocation.
Our guest today was Tom Yagley, Sr. Vice Commander, Americanism, National Security & Membership Chairman for the American Legion Post #1. Tom explained that our organizations are similar in promoting patriotism and good citizenship and invited those Veterans with a DD214(indicating they had an Honorable Discharge) were welcome to Join the Legion. Tom also indicated that there was a possibility that he might join our club.
It was good to see John Young, a charter member of our club, Shown here with Pat Bush and Craig Eley. Thanks to  Claire for sharing him with us. 
Also in the house was Perry Allen, Dime-a-Day rep extraordinaire, who shared that he was, at long last, retiring and would be moving to Iowa. There were some good-natured comments about why anyone would voluntarily move to Iowa, but we all wish Perry the best. (There is always Zoom!)
Ever on the watch for opportunities to increase membership, Frank Middleton suggests the following protocol for greeter: If someone visits our meeting, check to see if they are the guest of a specific member.  If they are not, then:
  1. DROP, STOP being a greeter
  2. Introduce the guest to lots of members
  3. Buy the guest breakfast
  4. Stay with them for the complete hour
  5. Get them a membership application
  6. Treat them as your best friend
  7. See what they like about the meeting
  8. Invite them back for the next meeting
  9. Accept their application to join
After Dan Rodriguez announced that, in spite of all his efforts to give both sides an opportunity to present their candidate, Jarod Polis, Democratic Party candidate for Governor, will not address our club and that Senator Bennet has chosen not to campaign along the Front Range. In response, Tom Mauro, who has an avid interest in politics, and Phil Perington, who is also is active in the political realm bemoaned the fact that candidates appear not to be interested in promoting themselves these days, perhaps because polls indicate they don't have to.
With only 4 cards left to draw from, you would thing that someone would draw the four of clubs and win the $20 pot. But NOOO! Luck Phil Perington, once again gave his opportunity to Russ Paul to win, but Russ was not so lucky today. Vaughn Kendall also tried his luck, but to no avail. Should be an easy win next week.
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.
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Time: 6:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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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.