• Mission Statement. By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves.
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On a relatively warm (5 degrees) Friday, December 23, members of the MSOC were greeted by Tom Mauro and Chris Dunphy. With anticipation of Santa Claus, spirits were high in anticipation of the wonderful gifts exchange to follow:
Tom Mauro greeting Jon Wachter
Thanks to Santa (Craig Eley) organizing this event and to Al Gapuzan for his expertise in cleaning up the trash. Thanks to Mark Metevia for the excellent pictures. Thanks to everyone who participated. Hope everyone had a good time.
Mike White and his provocative Kermit the Frog
Kent Gloor and Santa stuck in the chiminey + Movie Trivia Book
Tom Mauro gets a Sara Palin biography and Italian lessons
Jon Wachter and his Christmas mugs
Eldon Strong gets a box of miscellaneous junk including dish left over from Holiday party.
Tom Hoch checks out copy of Bill Clinton's "My Life"
Don Thomson checks out his Puppy slippers
Paul Stratton anticipating the taste of wine and cheese
Ken Jeung with hot sauce selection
Chris Dunphy gets a Colorado Rockies1993 Commemorative 6 pack of Coke
Al Gapuzan AKA Santa's Helper checks out the catapult model he received
Tom Kramis examines the self-help books he received
George Buzick gets a pair of Christmas socks with Pictures of  Larry Pulaski on them
Larry Pulaski with his "Half Full mug
Greg Young gets Lindt Chocolates and an old care poster
Bob Avery opens bunch of ancient CDs including Jackie Gleason
Mike Mcmahon checking label of booze bottle
Phil Perington and his Jay Leno paraphernalia
Tom Yagley and his bird feeder
Dr.Bob Finkelmeier with his Korean Wedding Dolls
Ron Gustas checks out his 1954 fifty cent piece
With $120 on the line and the two of hearts the card to draw, Al Gapuzan tried twice to draw the card, but was unsuccessful. Ron Gusta, Santa, David Peck, Kent Gloor Gary Strowbridge and Mark Metevia all took the sure thing. With one last effort, Eldon Strong, who was wearing his nametag, attempted to draw, but was also unsuccessful. More money next week!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Frank Rowe
December 3
Mark Westlund
December 11
Bob Meyer
December 13
Curt Boell
December 18
Kurt Siebold
December 28
Noel Hasselgren
December 28
Dec 30, 2022 7:00 AM
Jan 06, 2023
Newspaper Update
Jan 13, 2023 7:30 AM
Bill Morgan's daughter, Neurological music therapy
Jan 20, 2023 7:30 AM
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Upcoming Events
Dec 25, 2022
Super Citizen-Most Precious Blood
Most Precious Blood School
Dec 27, 2022 10:30 AM
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Post #1
Dec 30, 2022
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Post #1
Jan 06, 2023
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Post #1
Jan 13, 2023
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Super Citizen-Holm
Holm Elementary School
Jan 13, 2023
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
American Legion Hall #1
Jan 17, 2023 6:45 PM
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Post #1
Jan 20, 2023
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Super Citizen-McMeen
McMeen Elementary School
Jan 20, 2023
8:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Optimist Brain Bowl-CENTRAL
Heritage High School
Jan 21, 2023
7:00 AM – 1:00 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 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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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  
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.