Gary Miller (Cashier Extraordanaire) greets Pat Bush
Editors Note:  Sorry about the lack of pictures. My camera was not working properly and their were no other photographers around. 
The weather this morning is warm and breezy and conversation talks to the amount of leaves on the lawns and where we can recycle them.  We can see the crowd is assembling at the in person venue and festivities are commencing.  We like the virtual backdrop in Karl Geil’s screen, Newport Beach.  Some report they don’t feel comfortable attending live meeting with the resurgence of the COVID.
President's Message
Dan Rodriguez
member photo
President Dan rings the bell shortly after 7, with the Back Street Tavern crowd.  We can hear you Tom Hoch!  Thanks to the folks who are working technology to allow us to ZOOM these meetings, it is not as easy as it looks.  And away we go!  Pat Bush gives our invocation this morning.  In remembrance of Veteran’s Day, we are grateful to those who have suffered, and sacrificed for our freedom.  Let us never take for granted the gift of liberty for which they fought.  Pat then leads us in the          Pledge of Allegiance.
President Dan and Tom Hoch work to get Zoom meeting on track
Golf News
Ed Collins announced that attaining the age of 80 years old does not make it too late to get your first hole-in-one on the golf course. Ed, however, did not discuss the details of said hole-in-one. He said he couldn't remember!
Andy Towt tells us he was absent for the last 4 weeks, but he is back and is making an announcement for Dime A Day.  Ralph Pederson posthumously, and another member have already made donations for the program.  Thanks to those who have supported in the past and Thank you Andy!
Tree Lot
Tom Kramis gives us an update on the Tree Lot.  We had 900 trees on order, and the order was scaled back after recent events.  The order for 500 trees from MI was cancelled after an emergency meeting November 3.   Keeping the order for trees from the Oregon tree farm, which will be around for 400 trees.  This will be a season like none we have experienced before.  We will continue the tradition after 38 years.  The Tree Lot will take place at the same location we have occupied the last several years.  We will be open but due to current circumstances, things will look quite differently.  Hours this year for the Lot will be reduced along with the number of days open during the week.  This year we will be open for business Friday through Monday, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Santa House will be point of purchase and transactions will be done through the side window, thereby reducing the amount of contact between the public and our cashier. An e-mail list compiled over the past years will be utilized to notify previous customers regarding the change in scheduled hours and the limited supply of trees this year.  Thank you Tom for all your work!  This has been a very challenging time.
Bob Avery takes the stage, thanking members for support of the Boy Scouts pumpkin patch this year.
Greg Young, everybody who has paid their dues raise your hand!  There are still about 30 people outstanding.  Please pay your dues.
Recently, our state has endured an uptick in the number of cases of COVID.  In person meetings during this uncertain period is also a factor that needs to be considered.  President Dan and the Board have discussed the possibility that meetings may need to be curtailed.  Tom Mauro comments on the outstanding dues from those who have yet to pay.  If there is anyone who needs help perhaps the club can help.  Phil Perington says that in the meeting of the Board of Directors last night, it was discussed as to whether we should continue the meetings, and it was determined that is extremely important for the future of the club to keep meeting together.  Tom Kramis also comments that we have strong challenges facing us and we need to do our best to do what we can.  President Dan, says we need to continue to have these meetings and to work through these challenges. 
And with that said, do we have a drawing?  $60 in the pot, 6 of Diamonds is the card.  Dan Rodriguez draws the first number, Bob Avery wins the first cup, Ed Collins also takes a cup, Phil Perington takes a cup, then picks his own number and takes a card, but no winner this week.  Pot will go up next week.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Smith
November 2
Brian Williams
November 3
Don Roth
November 3
Tom Overton
November 5
Michael Chavez
November 15
Jack Rife
November 21
Mark Andringa
November 21
Steve Wera
November 26
Mike McMahon
November 27
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Optimist Club of Monaco South 2020-2021 45th Year — Chartered in 1976
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2020 - 2021 Officers                                              2020 - 2021 Board of Directors
President          Dan Rodriguez    303-521-5120         Perry Allen               303-521-3453 
Vice President   Tom Kramis        303-917-5299         Stephen Avery          720-775-7700
Vice President   Chris Dunphy     720-297-3111          George Buzick          303-803-2268
Secretary         Bill Morgan         303-868-4384          Allen Malask             303-726-3700 
Asst Secretary  Phil Perington      303-832-4578         David Peck               925-890-253
Treasurer         Pat Bush             720-747-5482          Larry Pulaski            303-956-1202 
Asst. Treasurer Greg Young         303-759-39211        Bob Meyer               303-919-4532
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 
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
Newsletter Committee
George Buzick 303-803-2268                         
Robert Wardlaw 303-525-2532
Phil Perington 303-832-4578
Paul Stratton 303-366-6375
Pat Bush 720-254-3741
Craig Eley 303-758-9499
Greg Young 303-759-3921 
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.
We meet each Friday at 6:45 a.m.
Back Street Tavern
1150 S. Galena St.
Aurora, CO 80247
United States of America
Mask and social distancing will be enforced