On this bright and beautiful first Friday in December, members were officially greeted by Frank Ross. They were also greeted by the actual presence of Steve Kady, who has been recovering from knee surgery and looking good.
It was reported that Greg Young, recently returned from visiting his son in New York, has tested positive for Covid19. Craig is fully vaccinated and is recovering well at home
Shown here sitting with Frank Middleton is our guest for the day, Pat Vann.  Pat purchased a Christmas tree from our lot a took advantage of the "Free Breakfast" card inviting him to attend our meeting

Member pictureTerrence Smith, son of Donlie Smith visited our club today to return some items that his dad a collected in his many years with our club. Terrence presented the scrapbook compiled by Donlie in his year as president and a U.S. flag which had flown over the Capitol. Phil Perington, Craig Eley and Don Thomson all shared stories of Donlie. Terrence thanked all those who attended his father's memorial service.
After the meeting, Terrence gave Pat Bush, club treasurer, a check from Donlie's estate for $10,000, in honor of Donlie.
Phil Perington
Craig Eley
Don Thomson
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Christmas Baskets
Jim Easton announced that Christmas Baskets will be delivered on Saturday, December 18. Meet at Safeway on Yale and Monaco at 8:00 a.m. A sign-up sheet was circulated. 
Super Citizen
Joe Marci and Dave Peck did a Super Citizen program at Most Precious Blood church on November 25. Two fifth graders were honored.
Dues Due
Club Treasurer, Pat Bush noted that there were still some dues outstanding and that the $5 discount for early payment was no longer officially available, but because of the beneficence of the treasurer, you might be able to slip by with the $5 reduction.
Breakfast Prep
Chris Dunphy announced that after almost a year of arriving early to make coffee for breakfast, he was asking for someone else to perform this task. This entails arriving about a half hour early to the meeting.  Chris will be happy to train someone in this art.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Steve Kady announced that Santa will be giving away toys at the King Soopers on Monaco and Hampden at Noon on Friday, December 10. Need volunteer for Santa and elves. Steve has lined up antique fire engine. Check with Steve for details. (303-931-1470)
Seventy-seven year old grandmother and 19 year old granddaughter stuff tree into tiny convertible.(Photo by Keith Gallaway)
For the first time in the history of the tree lot, the trees need to be sprayed down with water to ensure their freshness. Always before, rain or a snow storm has helped keep them fresh. Thanks to Engine 22 for taking the time and water to spray them down.
This also helps with fire protection. (Photos by Steve Kady)
Our speaker for today was our own Bill Litchfield who worked for Colorado Department of Transportation on developing a bicycle and pedestrian system throughout the state of Colorado for 12 years. Bill was involved with developing the 18 mile Vail Pass bike trail, which  is the only Colorado mountain pass with a bike path the entire distance on both sides, making for a wonderful ride experience. Bill asked for a show of hands of those who had ridden this trail and there was a surprising number of members who responded.  All attested to the fact that it was easier to down than up.  He also talked about the 10 foot wide path from Dotsero to Glenwood Springs running parallel with I-70. One of the major bike trails in the Denver Metro Area is the Platte River Greenway, which runs from Adams County to the Chatfield reservoir. Bill mentioned that there is some contention with regard to use of electric bikes, since many National Forests prevent their use.  You can find more information by going to the CDOT website at
Terrence Smith had first shot at the $110 pot, but could not draw the six of clubs...but Mark Metevia did and picked up some extra Christmas money. Metevia, our guest Pat Vann, Jake Baker, Mike White and Terrence all had to settle for cups-o-money.
Terrence led us in the Optimist Creed and we all headed off to the tree lot.
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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.