• 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.
Michael Chavez reports that 21 people showed up for the Rockies game against Kansa City yesterday to pass out coupons good for a $1 hot dog. (Regular price 7.00) Among those present: Joe Marci, Russ Paul, Pat Bush, George Buzick, Vaughn Kendall, Greg Holt,Tom Kramis, Michael Chavez, Bryce Slaby, Casey Funk, Eldon Strong, Jack & Kathy Reif, Frank & Sally Ross, Curt & Sharon Boell, Ken and              Jaqueline Jeung Afterwards they enjoyed the game, except for 9th inning when the Rockies pitchers blew it and lost to the Giants for the11th straight time. The Club got $750 for their efforts.
On this beautiful June Morning, members were greeted by the dynamic duo of soon to be President Casey Funk and your editor, George Buzick.
Casey Funk greets Wyatt McCallie
In the absence of President Larry: the ever ready and multi-talented Greg Young called the meeting to order and handed the mic to Tom Overton for the invocation and pledge, after which the trio of Mario Sani, Greg Holt and Phil Perington gave a brilliant rendition of "God Bless America
Cub Scout Logo, symbol, meaning, history, PNG, brand
Frank Middleton introduced Casey Barrett, who is the leader of Cub Scout Pack 674, which is being sponsored by MSOC..
Casey comes from Steamboat, where he grew up in the forests and high meadows and wants to share these experiences with his three boys and the other members of Pack 674.

Michael Chavez announced that we will once again be staffing a hydration center for Bike MS on Sunday, June 25 at Westview Middle School in Longmont

Bike MS is the largest fundraising cycling series in the world. Each year, nearly 50,000 cyclists and more than 5,000 teams ride together to change the world for people with MS.

Each ride in the Bike MS series has a unique local flair while maintaining a consistently well-organized, supportive and extraordinary experience.

Bike MS 2018

Phil Perington reminds us,once again, of the importance of selling raffle tickets. For only $20, the lucky winner walks away with the $2,500 Grand Prize. 2nd place is $1,000 and their are 15 runner-up prizes worth $100. Drawing will be held at our regular meeting on August 25.
Remind your friends and neighbors that they are supporting the many youth activities of MSOC and that admin costs are minimal, since this is an all-volunteer organization
Denny Pressman, long time sports reporter for the Rocky Mountain News and current writer for the Villager explained that although he has spoken to many groups and had many opportunities to join them, he chose to join Monaco South Optimist Club because he was impressed with the support our club gives to so many community activities, especially for youth. He appreciates the camaraderie within the club and really enjoys coming to the meetings. Welcome aboard to Denny!

From Steve Kady:

You may have seen that the Denver Fire Department is going to receive pet masks. These masks will aid pets if they need oxygen.

This is nothing new to the Department,  because back in 2011 they were the first Department in the state to receive pet masks. That was thanks to the Optiminist Club of Monaco South and the Invisible Fence Co.

DFD reports that many animals have been saved in the past 12 years, thanks to those masks. However, it is time to replace them. Many have worn out or got damaged. Pawprint Oxygen from Philadelphia has donated the masks to the department.

Good to see Jack Rife  back in town!  Jack and Kathy jumped right in and helped out with the Rockies handouts yesterday.
Tom Glazier reminded us of the work party to help clean up the branches left by a wayward tree trimmer, who skipped before finishing the job.
When: Next Saturday, June 17th, 9:00 a.m. - Noon. 
Where 1701 E Amherst Ave.
Ed Collins shared some Will Rogers quotations with everyone
Pat Bush says were are getting an early start on budgeting this year. if you are managing an activity make sure Pat knows about abaout any reequest for funds, Hopefully by the end of August.
From Greg Young - Webmaster
There are several ways to get a club membership directory:
  1. Each April and October, a printed directory is produced.  Copies are available at a meeting.
  2. Download the CLUBRUNNER  app from your app store to your phone or other device.  CLUBRUNNER allows you to see the membership list, as well as upcoming events AND speakers.
  3. Go to the website, and go to IMPORTANT LINKS and click on View Club Directory.  You will have to sign on, and then you will see the website directory.  Or,  in LINKS, click on Directory PDF Download to get a pdf copy of the printed directory.
  4. Sign on to the website, under Member Login. Click on Member Area. You can edit your profile or click on View Directories.
Get to know your fellow members and keep your website profile current….you’ll be glad you did!!!!
After Greg Young cleaned up the pot last week, there was a meager $20 pot, which nobody won. Those who took cups got $8  apiece
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ed Collins
June 3
John Guttmann
June 5
Chris Dunphy
June 6
John Scarborough
June 9
Bill Morgan
June 10
James Svenson
June 14
Everett Gardner
June 16
Mike Prete
June 17
Terry Shroyer
June 18
Tom Yagley
June 20
Bryce Slaby
June 22
Greg Hurd
June 25
Dr. Bob Finkelmeier
June 29
Jun 16, 2023 7:30 AM
Jun 23, 2023 7:30 AM
Life lesson for an Optimistic Life
Jun 30, 2023 7:30 AM
Jul 07, 2023 7:30 AM
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Upcoming Events
Junior Golf Tournament
Meadow Hills Golf Course
Jun 15, 2023
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Hall
Jun 16, 2023
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Jun 21, 2023 4:00 PM
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Hall
Jun 23, 2023
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Junior Golf Committee Meeting
American Legion Hall
Jun 23, 2023 8:00 AM
Pat Sorensen Memorial Bike MS Rest Stop
Front Range Community College
Jun 25, 2023
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Hall
Jun 30, 2023
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Optimist International Convention
Hyatt Regency
Jul 02, 2023 7:00 AM –
Jul 05, 2023 5:00 PM
Jul 04, 2023
Weekly Meeting
American Legion Hall
Jul 07, 2023
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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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 Larry Pulaski 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
Join  Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 867 811 5309
Passcode: 2021
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  
 Tom Hoch             303-332-9338                                       
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.