Happy Fathers Day Flag Party Banner Sign for Dad Large 3x5 Foot Indoor Outdoor
Our greeter this morning is Mark Metevia, shown here with Paul Stratton and Charter Member Biil Litchfield. It’s going to be a hot one today, but the mornings in Colorado are so beautiful, thankful to gather this morning. 
 President Tom Kramis reads the invocation this morning for Father’s Day.  God of all generations, we are thankful for fathers who helped teach us the virtues that we carry with us today.  They ask for nothing in return, but for us to carry on the ideals they try to impart.  Tom then leads us in the pledge of allegiance.  Tom thanks those who showed up early to set up for today’s meeting.
  • President Tom has several announcements: 
  • First, Tom has heard from a Washington tree vendor that will be supplying our club with a portion of trees for this year’s Tree Lot. 
  • Our esteemed member George Buzick has contracted COVID, but thankfully has had mild symptoms and is joining us remotely this morning. 
  • Henry Schonewise memorial will be this morning at 10. 
  • Oscar Sorenson’s memorial will be at 11:15 at staging area C, June 23rd
  • The OI Convention coming up, June 30 – July 3 in Reno, several members of Monaco South will be attending.
  • Pedaling4Parkinsons took place last Saturday and was a fun time for members Kent Gloor and Bill Morgan, along with club volunteers who helped with course management.
“To get back to my youth I would do anything in the world, except exercise, get up early, or be respectable.” - Oscar Wilde 
After a two-year hiatus, the fan-favored Brent's Place Block Party event is back!  Monaco South Optimists will once again be flipping pancake for breakfast July 23rd.  Look for the signup sheet to be making the rounds in coming meetings. President Kramis has been in contact with Paul Bernard, who has chaired the event for many years. 
Tom Hoch was a stand in for Joe Marci, who is in Boulder at the boy's qualifying matches. Tom reports the girls played very well yesterday. Full report from Bob, Joe and Ron next week.
Route Volunteers Needed - National Multiple Sclerosis BIKE MS Los Angeles
Mike Chavez announces that next Sunday, June 26th Monaco South Optimist Club, along with Tamarac Optimist club will work the Pat Sorenson hydrations tent for the MS 150 bike ride.  The ride raises money for Multiple Sclerosis research.  If you are new to this event, Bike MS brings us together to change the world for everyone affected by MS. It’s an experience driven by passion, camaraderie and desire to make a difference. From volunteers who help you refuel at rest stops to cyclists encouraging you on the route, we’re all in this together. 
The Bike MS community has raised more money than any other cycling event for any other cause. To date, Bike MS cyclists, volunteers, and donors have raised more than $1.4 billion to stop MS in its tracks, restore what's been lost, and end MS forever. Get release forms and maps to site from Michael.. Bob Avery, who has ridden the Bike MS ride for more than 20 years and is a top money raiser, is ready to roll again, along with Dave Telpner
Bob Avery tells us Josh Lipuma came and fixed his air conditioning yesterday, which made Bob’s day much more pleasant.  This spikes President Kramis’ curiosity regarding Josh last name.  Josh tells us the name is Italian.  Josh also needs to be commended as being the member who made an emergency visit to Safeway last week to replenish the coffee cups and paper plates for breakfast.  Thank you Josh!
 “The older I get, the more clearly I remember things that never happened.” - Mark Twain 
Michael is also leading the Bobble Head hand out at Coors field July 31st.  This event will earn the club $750 and involves handing out Bobble Head dolls to fans entering the stadium.  Volunteers will receive a free T shirt. Michael needs more help to help give away Ryan McMahon bobble head dolls.
Phil Perington tells us that the raffle sales are going well.  The drawing is August 19th, at 7:30.  The program has been very successful. Tickets are ony $20, with a chance to win $2500 for first place, $1000 for 2nd and 15 runner-up $100 prizes
“Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your retirement home.” - Phyllis Diller 
Our speaker this morning is Col. Gary H. Tobey.  He is Government Relations Advisor for the Civil Air Patrol.  Col. Tobey played baseball for the Optimist way back when, and he takes this opportunity to thanks Optimist in general for the program.  Colonel Tobey also went to Law School with our own, Craig Eley.
Civil Air Patrol supports youth, much like the Optimist Club.  Since Civil Air Patrol’s formation during the earliest days of World War II, this vigilant organization of citizen Airmen has been committed to service to America. Founded on Dec. 1, 1941, to mobilize the nation's civilian aviation resources for national defense service, CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground.
As a Total Force partner and auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 56,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy, and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.
Civil Air Patrol’s missions for America are many, and today’s adults and cadets perform their duties with the same vigilance as its founding members — preserving CAP’s 80-year legacy of service while maintaining its commitment to nearly 1,500 communities nationwide.
Col. Tobey attended the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and served aboard the Essex, the Indepenence (1964) on which he served as a CALM Officer, the Lexington, and the Enterprise during the 1960’s.  He also served on the Harry S Truman.  Thank you for your service, Colonel.
Civil Air Patrol is America’s premier public service organization for carrying out emergency services and disaster relief missions nationwide. As the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, CAP’s vigilant citizen volunteers are there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster, and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 56,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy, and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.
“Volunteers serving America's communities, saving lives, and shaping futures.”

Emergency Services

Always prepared, both in the air and on the ground, members of Civil Air Patrol perform emergency services for state and local agencies as well as the federal government as the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and for states/local communities as a nonprofit organization. Ever vigilant, these true patriots make a difference in their communities, not only assisting in times of disaster but also searching for the lost and protecting the homeland. 

Aerospace Education

Civil Air Patrol’s awarding-winning aerospace education program promotes aerospace, aviation, and STEM-related careers with engaging, standards-based, hands-on curriculum and activities. It shapes the experiences and aspirations of youth both in and outside CAP’s cadet program.

Cadet Programs

Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program transforms youth into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders through a curriculum that focuses on leadership, aerospace, fitness, and character. As cadets participate in these four elements, they advance through a series of achievements, earning honors and increased responsibilities along the way. Many of the nation’s astronauts, pilots, engineers, and scientists first explored their careers through CAP. 
Do we have a drawing?  $20 in the pot, 6 of Hearts is the lucky card.  Allen Malask takes the 1st cup.  Carl Brown takes a cup,  Mario Sani takes a cup. Dick Nickoloff takes a cup, Col. Tobey draws a card, Bill Morgan draws a card.  President Tom draws Mark Metevia’s name from the plastic tub.  Don Roth 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. 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
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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.