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Greeters-Pat Bush, George Buzick & member Vaughn Kendall. “Raise your hand if you are NOT an April fool."
Invocation by Ed Collins, “in memory of our departed and beloved friend Cy Regan. Oh merciful and comforting God, bring peace and kindness to all. Some sooner than others, depart this life and we understand our time on earth reminds us all to live each day to the upmost and help us to embrace life and spread good will and optimism every day.” The Pledge of Allegiance ended with a cheer of “Play Ball!”
What Is a Full English Breakfast?Early Morning reminder from President Tom to please enjoy the breakfast buffet provided by TWO caterers this morning. Two choices for the price of one! Sumptuous offering of scrambled eggs both plain and with ham. Multiple choice of bacon, sausage and country hash browns, fresh fruit of all types, juice, French Toast and Danish. WOW! The only thing missing were to-go containers.
See the source imageThe Prez gaveled the gathering to attention and gave some good news and bad news.. The Legion Hall property has finally been sold to a development company for a new apartment/retail complex. We should start looking for a new location as soon as possible. Then came the good news-APRIL FOOLS!! Tom reminded everyone of the Memorial Service for Cy Regan to be held this morning, 10:00 at Risen Christ Catholic Parish. (Note: as a follow up, there were over 30 fellow Monaco Optimist Club members in attendance).
Jokesters were on the loose this morning. Tom Hoch started with a sad story  of a robbery at a gas station on Parker Road at pump #4, followed by Don Thomson’s dissertation of wifely concerns and ending with a duck tale involving a painful sheriff tricked by a cagey farmer. All in all not to bad a presentation for a bunch of sit down comedians.
Joe Marci:
Sullivan Scholarships
There are 20 Sullivan Applications submitted for consideration and anyone who wants to help review next week after the meeting will be welcome.  
Super Citizen Awards
Award ceremonies at Most Precious Blood was well attended by 1st & 2nd Graders along with the 5th Grade winners. Phil Perington, Greg Young and Joe led the ceremony.
Junior Golf
Also, there will be an upcoming Scramble Tournament at Meadow Hills + the  Rockies open the Season onFriday 4/8. No tickets are available however.
Tom Mauro: Announced the 1 million $$ reward for advertising in the Directory has been increased to 1.5 million due to inflation. If you want to receive the money please hurry and submit your ad/card for the Directory. Craig Eley affirmed.
A shout out greeting to recently absent and returning members Allen Pierce, Michael Chavez, Dave (T-Bird)Peck, Don Roth, Bryce(Did you hear the one about)  Slaby, Tom Mauro & Dan Rodriguez.
We were treated to a Treatise on Colorado Water by recently retired Denver  Water Board lawyer and 28 year Monaco South member Casey Funk. Casey began his career with the water Department at age 18. After finishing Law School he was hired as a junior attorney and subsequently worked his way to the top.
Casey was carrying an empty bucket this morning. When asked what it was for, he dryly answered he was looking for a cubic foot of water, and proceeded to explain how many buckets it would take to make an acre foot of water. When asked what side of the bucket his water was on, he responded, “well it depends.” This was a crafty segue way into his explanation of the Colorado Water Compact crafted in 1906 by Lawyers (aka water buffaloes) and numerous other interested parties. He pointed out there are no such documents back East where water is plentiful and the need to regulate is not a major issue.
The first major users of water in Colorado were miners followed by farmers and ranchers. Lake Mead, Lake Powell & Lake Havasu were also constructed as a result of the Compact to accommodate water end users, specifically California and Mexico.
The Compact, only 3 pages in length, is divided into two sectors known as the Upper Basin-Colorado, Wyoming, Utah & parts of Nevada and the Lower basin-mew Mexico, Arizona(did not ratify), California, parts of Nevada and Mexico(San Luis Rio Colorado). Colorado is affected by flows in Colorado, South Platte, Rio Grande and Arkansas Rivers. Our own Highline canal, constructed in 1879, is a result of the Compact.
 Funk, Casey(Left - A Younger Casey Funk)
Casey shared some fascinating facts:
A cubic foot of water = 7.5 gallons per second of flow in the S. Platte.
Lake Dillon-serving Denver Water is 250,000 acre feet of water.
Water consumption equates to 5% of actual water delivered.
In 1933 President Hoover and  Greeley native Dell Carpenter met in Santa Fe to plan the construction of Hoover Dam.
Lake Mead stores water for Lower Basin.
All surplus water ends up in California with no priority system established.
There is no water returned from the trans mountain diversions to eastern slope.
The Compact was based on the 1929 Colorado Law of the River document.
The Treaty of 1944 with Mexico delivers 1.5 million AF of water annually.
1984-85 weather was so wet there was no call on river flow in Colorado.
2002 was the worst drought ever, reserves declined to 40%. March 2003 snowstorm cured the drought with 12 feet of snow everywhere.
Water Commissioners measure water and monitor use where possible.
Western Slope water is under assault by Eastern Slope users. San Luis Valley has suffered the most abuse in the past.
Whiskey is for Drinkin’ Water is for Fightin’.
 Water use and management has become a critical issue in Colorado. Growth and sustainability are a never ending source for special interests and conflict, from irrigation water returns to deep well mining the beat goes on. Casey presented the tip of the iceberg and is a great source for information relating to Colorado Water law, use and Compact matters. We thank him for his delightful and entertaining presentation and cannot wait for a Water 2.0 presentation…Including a follow up story on the Great NY Mets Garza Finch 158 mph pitcher and how the golf team he played on recovered from their unexpected elimination from a championship year.
April Fool's Day 2018 Funny GIF, Animated & 3D Image for Whatsapp & FBDo we have a Drawing?
Card- 9 of Hearts      Pot- $60
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dick Nickoloff
April 2
Phil Perington
April 4
Cesar Camarena
April 15
Paul Stratton
April 18
John Kleinheksel
April 24
*MSOC members
Friday Apr  8. Mike Henninger & Sarah Bramlett,  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society        
Friday Apr 15  Gordon Close, Guitars for Vets
Friday Apr 22 Camaraderie Day. Officer elections
Friday Apr 29 Tamara Kirch, Creating a Mental & Emotional 1st Aid Kit
Friday May 6. Frank Rowe*,  Denver Park Trust update
Friday May 13. OPEN
Friday May 20. Camaraderie Day
Friday May 27.  Michael Gropper Suporting Veterans Integration Through Culinary Arts
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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 
Vice President   Chris Dunphy           720-297-3111 
Secretary           Phil Perington          303-832-4578
Treasurer           Pat Bush                   303-750-9409
                                  2021- 2022 Board of Directors 
 Stephen Avery   720-775-7700      Joe Marci          303-847-7844 
 George Buzick   303-803-2268      Casey Funk      720-656-2255
 David Peck        925-890-2531      Dan Rodriguez 303-521-5120 
 Steve Kady        303-931-1470      Kent Gloor       303-880- 5444 
 Tom Glazier      303-522-5214                                                
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.