Note from George Buzick - I attended the club meeting on Friday June 10 and have tested positive for Covid19 as of 10:00 a.m. Sunday June 12. I did not eat breakfast but sat with Dave Peck. I have very mild symptoms, like a low grade flu, thanks to vaccines. Another reminder... it could happen to you!
We regret to announce the passing of an outstanding member of our club, HENRY SCHONEWISE. Henry was past president of The Denver Teachers’ Awards, Board of Directors and has been a member of MSOC since 2017. Please see details at the website listed below.
A funeral Mass will be held at Risen Christ Church in Denver on Friday, June 17, at 10:00 a.m. A rosary will be prayed before Mass at 9:30, with a reception immediately following Mass. Burial will follow in Adams, Nebraska, at a later date. 
Fort Logan Cemetery
Staging Area C 
(North Entrance- Denver Dr)
Thursday, June 23rd (not 21st)
11:15 am sharp 
Reception: Hudson Gardens (South Santa Fe Drive)
Immediately following

Our greeters this morning are Ed Collins and Frank Middleton. It is a beautiful spring morning as June gets into full gear. 
President Tom Kramis asks Dick Nickoloff to read the invocation this morning. On the anniversary of D Day, this past June 6.  Dick plays a recording from President Franklin D. Roosevelt from the archives, with a prayer for our troops fighting on what was known as D Day. June 6, 1944, is a date emblazoned in the annals of world history as D-Day, the start of the Allied offensive to take back Europe from Nazi occupation. Let us never forget those who served for us.  Dick then leads us in the pledge of allegiance.
Our old painter buddy (and former member), Todd Olson returns for a visit. It doesn't seem possible that it's been 8 years since he moved to Delaware. Great to see you, Todd.
Here's Todd reminiscing with Tom Mauro and Craig Eley.
Frank Middleton Membership Chair produced the application for Ryan Mcintosh aka "Weedman", who was our speaker a couple of weeks ago.  Apparently, Ryan liked what he saw and decided to join up. Welcome aboard!
Kathy Sullivan, a member of the Tamarac Optimist Club and the Colorado/Wyoming Fun and Frolic chairwoman, announced that the district would be having an event at the Terry Bison Ranch on Saturday June 25. The ranch is just this side of the Wyoming border and right off I25.
For $35 you can have full access to all the animal exhibits, including camels, llamas and (of course) bison along with a full bison burger meal.
Kathy also said there is a limited number of tickets for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo on July 23.
Last call for donations to raise funds for the Michael J Fox Foundation. Kent Gloor and Bill Morgan will be participating in this event being held in Lone Tree, tomorrow, June 11.
Joe Marci needs help! Boys qualifying rounds will be held at Flatirons course in Boulder on Wednesday June 15 and Friday, June 17 and girls will be at Meadow Hills in Aurora on Thursday, June 16. Please check with Joe if you can help and for times. 303-847-7844
In the absence of Andy Towt, who is officially the club OI Foundation Representative, Pat Bush reminds us that we are still trying to achieve 100% participation in the Dime-A-Day Club.  For a dime a day ($36.50) you can help support this important facet of Optimist International, which supplies the funds for the scholarship programs, like Oratorical, Essay and Communications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Make your check out to OI Foundation (not Monaco South)
Michael Chavez is still looking for a few good men to staff the rest station at Silver Creek High School in Longmont on Sunday, June 26. This event usually runs from about 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Michael also mentioned working the Rockies game on July 31, which is a Sunday.
The purpose of this project is to "recycle" floral arrangements used at the Denver Art Museum during special events, for use by members at various senior citizens complexes. This report and pictures were submitted by Loretta Blessinger of the Tamarac Optimist Club:              
Greg Young picked up the flowers from the Denver Art Museum, and Loretta
and team from Tamarac (Priscilla Otero, Loretta, Carin & Nikki Blessinger) made 50 bouquets which were delivered to Clermont Park Senior Residency & delivered 100 stems of assorted flowers to Eastern Star residence on Quebec, today, June 10,2022.
 The next pick up from the Art Museum will be July 1 around 11.    Please contact Greg if you can help with an SUV or truck for this pick up.  Greg will provide containers and instructions about where to deliver to those making up the bouquets.   Total time involved is about 1.5 hours.
President Tom talks about the Robert Sullivan Scholarship presentation held recently at Thomas Jefferson High School.  We look forward to hearing about these students and their future plans.  Tom asks Joe to start with the program.  Joe Marci asks the award winners to come up to the stage. Five of the eight award winners were able to join us today. Kathy Sullivan, who is the widow of Robert Sullivan also honored us with her presence. The club has made this presentation for this scholarship for over 30 years.  Robert Sullivan was President of the Booster Club and was a longtime supporter of the school. Four of Joe Marci's  kids graduated from TJ and cameme to know Robert Sullivan as a big supporter for this school and its students.  8 Students received $1000 awards from the club.

 Our first student, Grace Leonard tells us she played soccer and basketball at TJ, and also participated in DECA, she will be attending Georgia and studying criminal justice. 
Jessica Nesbit tells us she will be attending UC Boulder attended TJ all 4 years and has worked on school newspaper.
Elijas Sliva has attended TJ for 4 years and was on the track team all 4 years, has been working through school and will be attending School of Mines. 

Melaku Saketa will be attending University of Denver and studying mechanical engineering.  After seeing these young people, who could not be Optimistic about their future. 
Juanita Hurtado-Huerfano
will attend The University of
Colorado at Boulder
Do we have a drawing?  $70 in the pot, Queen of Spades is the lucky card.  Greg Holt takes the 1st cup.  Allen Malask takes a cup, one of our guests takes a cup, Kent Gloor takes a cup. Jake Baker draws a card, then draws another card, which was his own number .  Todd Olson takes the last card, Our guest Grace Leonard wants to draw from the deck and not take the cup, and then promptly draws the Queen of Spades and wins the pot! Dick Nickoloff  leads us in the creed!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ed Collins
June 3
Chris Dunphy
June 6
Perry Allen
June 8
John Scarborough
June 9
Bill Morgan
June 10
James Svenson
June 14
Everett Gardner
June 16
Mike Prete
June 17
Terry Shroyer
June 18
Bryce Slaby
June 22
Greg Hurd
June 25
Dr. Bob Finkelmeier
June 29
*MSOC members
Friday  June 17 Col. Gary Tobey, CIVIL AIR PATROL
Friday  June. 24 OPEN
Friday  July 1
Friday  July  8   Dr. Igrid Ulrich, Academic Achievement 
Friday July  15. Frank Rowe*,  Denver Park Trust update 
Friday July  22. Camaraderie Day
OI Foundation Reminder: If you use Amazon to order products, you can earn money for the Foundation by signing on to
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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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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.