Here is the mighty Rio Grande river. No one was walking across. Photo (and comment ) by Tom Hoch
While Tom Hoch was trying to clear up some glitches in the Zoom system, Dan Rodriguez, our illustrious President, asked him "What time is it Tom?" It was 7:00 and time to start the meeting. Tom Kramis read the invocation and lead us in the Pledge.  Dan, once again thanked all those responsible for the meeting including Tom Hoch, Larry Pulaski, and Steve Avery for the technical assistance, Chris Dunphy for the refreshments, Noel Hasselgren for cashiering and Tom Kramis for doing such an excellent job of checking temperatures.
The Prez said that Zoom simulcast would be phased out starting with the May 7 meeting. Hopefully the kitchen will also be in operation by then and we can start back to our "regular" meetings.  Dan said that next week's meeting would be dedicated to distributing information (and tickets) for the raffle to be held later this year.
A blast from the past!!!!   As part of a long range project, Greg Young, webmaster extraordinaire, is loading past issues of GUMS in to the archives.  Want to see a blast from the past??  Check out the GUMS editions now loaded for club years 1984-85 and 1985-86. 
Also, you can use the website to download a directory, see what projects we do and when (on the calendar), and much more.  USE YOUR CLUB WEBSITE….IT’S A VALUABLE TOOL
Contact Greg Young for any changes, corrections or additions you would like to see.
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Joe Marci announced that some TJ students had not completed all the material to apply for the 5 Sullivan Scholarships available, that judging would be delayed until next (after the regular meeting) and that he could use a couple of more guys to read the applications.  See Joe if interested
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Joe also announced that the first fund raiser for Junior Golf will be held at Saddle Rock Golf Course on Tuesday, May 18.  It will be a scramble beginning at 8:a.m. Joe is looking for at least one more foursome.  If you don't have your own, contact Joe and maybe he can put one together. (303-847-7884).
Officer Elect Reports have to be to Optimist International (OI) by May 20, so election will be held at the meeting on May16
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It has been a LONG YEAR, WINTER, BUT OUR APRIL 16TH WAS A GREAT START FOR A NEW YEAR!  I am working on recovering from kidney failure and it was great to be back  at our regular in person  meetings, I hope to attend more!!!
My Blessing and Best Wishes to those that have been ill, Bryce Slaby and others and my Heart Felt Condolences to Joe Marci for his wife and to the Gary Miller family!!!  
Scott Pearson was our guest on Zoom once again as is planning on joining MSOC.
Bill Litchfield says he has talked to Jim Picinelli who may rejoin the club.
Steve Kady furnishes us with this comparison of a B36A and a B29
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Club Raffle Committee members Phil Perington, Chris Dunphy and Dan Rodriguez plus volunteer Tom Kramis met following the meeting and set the final raffle ticket design to be distributed at next weeks meeting. Tom Mauro reported he wants 8tickets, making the pre-order number now 24. To recap, there will be a $5,000 payout consisting of 1st place winner for $3,000, 2nd place winner for $1,000 and 10 3rd place winners for $100 each.
The Drawing will be conducted on August 20th at 7:30 am at the American Legion Hall. Winners do not need be present to win. Each member is asked to sell 4 tickets towards our goal of $10,000. All sales will be cash or check. This is our inaugural Raffle and everyone is encouraged to participate. Let’s Go Optimists!
​​​SPEAKER O'Brien, City Auditor for the City of Denver was our speaker this morning. Due to some technical difficulties with Zoom he was not able to show his Powerpoint slides, but did an admirable job of explaining the ins and outs of the City Auditors Office.
Tim has more than 40 years of auditing and accounting experience. Auditor O’Brien strives to bring greater clarity, transparency, and accountability to Denver’s City government for its residents. Elected as the Denver Auditor in 2015, Timothy O’Brien is distinguished from his predecessors by being an actual professional auditor.  He is a licensed Certified Professional Accountant and holds the designations of Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Global Management Accountant. Tim has a B.S.B.A. (Accounting Major) from Loyola University-Chicago and an M.B.A. from University of Colorado.
Departments consist of:
  • Audit Services - Internal auditing focuses on identifying risks that threaten the ability of an organization to accomplish its mission. The Auditor’s Office conducts independent audits of city agencies to help mitigate identified risks in order to enhance efficiency and effectiveness, reduce costs, and improve the quality of services. The results of conducted audits are communicated through formal audit reports, which communicate findings and recommendations for improvement to the audited agency, oversight officials, and the public. Additionally, the Auditor’s Office conducts follow-up work to verify that corrective actions have been taken to address findings, and publishes follow-up reports.
  • Denver Labor - Denver Labor, headed by Jeff Garcia promotes lawful employment and wage compliance while providing exceptional labor, wage, and hourly enforcement. Denver Labor audits 100% of certified payrolls and investigates 100% of wage complaints. Denver Labor’s goal is to protect Denver’s employers and employees and ensure everyone is paid according to the law. We work to foster community relationships with businesses and labor organizations, and educate our diverse community on labor issues. This office is responsible for administering City Minimum Wage, Contract Minimum Wage and Prevailing Wage. Editors Note: The Minimum Wage for the City of Denver for 2021 is $14.77)
Mr. O'Brien said that his office protects both employees and contractors and that one of the biggest problems during his tenure has been DIA.  He told several stories of how his office has worked get fair payment for contractors and to ensure that all employees within the city of Denver are paid the minimum wage.  For more information on this important function of city government, please see:
We have a drawing.  Dr. Bob was working the room with is bedpan under his arm. The card to draw was the four of Diamonds, if you wanted to win $40! Although some, including  Carl Brown, Bryce Slaby(in absentia),took the "small money", Tom Mauro and Frank Ross tried for the big money, but to no avail. The pot (and the suspense) continues to grow.
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Optimist Club of Monaco South 2020-2021 45th Year — Chartered in 1976
                   2020 - 2021 Officers                                      2020 - 2021 Board of Directors
President           Dan Rodriguez    303-521-512           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            925-890-2531
Treasurer           Pat Bush             720-747-5482          Larry Pulaski        303-956-1202 
Asst. Treasurer Greg Young         303-759-3921          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
Mark Metevia 1988-89
Bob Avery 1989-90
Bill Litchfield 1990-91
Bill Walters 1991-92
Kent Gloor 1992-93
Gary Strowbridge94-95
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 Reif 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
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.