Perennial Greeter Al Gapuzan and his sidekick Bill Litchfield greet Abigail Nicholas, Past Governor Colorado/Wyoming District, wife of Kent Gloor and all around good person!  Due to the lack of kitchen staff, a "continental breakfast"(rolls, cofee, juice) was available this morning. Impatient Tom Hoch called the meeting to order (30 seconds past 7:00 a.m.) and Tom Glazier gave the invocation and led us in the Pledge.
Guests for the day were Jim Swenson, a former member of DTC Optimist Club, who is considering rejoining a club.  Guest of Steve Kady was John Webb, a retired Denver Fire Department Lieutenant.  Welcome!  Hope to see you back again.
Mark Metevia Introduced our speaker for the day, who is already known by almost everybody.  Abigail Nicholas was here today in her capacity as "District Vitality Chair". Abigail talked about a new opportunity for assisting development of new Optimist clubs throughout the World by becoming an "International Sponsor".
In this program a sponsor club develops an electronic relationship with a club from a foreign country. The club would be supplied by the Optimist International Strategic Growth Group and the responsibility of the sponsoring club would be to provide communications and support to the foreign club.
Abigail explained that the Tamarac Optimist Club is currently participating by sponsoring a club in Aman Jordan, and that the Middle East is currently a target for establishing new Optimist clubs.
Cost for sponsoring a club would be $225 each year for 3 years. New Club Building credit would be awarded. Since the program is currently in the inception stage, not all details are available, but Abigail would be our liaison, if we choose to go forward with the program. The program will be considered by the MSOC Board at their next monthly meeting. Thanks to Abigail for the information!
Denver Tech CenterAnnual Installation Celebration Luncheon
Where: Maggiano's Little Italy 7401 South Clinton
When: Saturday October 2 - 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Members and Spouse or date or family members  are welcome to come, have a fabulous meal and celebrate the accomplishments of the 2020-2021 Optimist year.  Installation of 2021-22 officers will occur...bring your blue jacket, past presidents!




The long awaited, Monaco South Optimist Club Inaugural Raffle was conducted by Phil Perington (Raffle Master) assisted by Tom Kramis and Dan Rodriguez. Prior to the actual drawing, Phil mentioned that he still had two tickets to sell. These were immediately snatched up by Josh Lipuma and Bob Avery, bringing total ticket sales to 400, or $10,000.Minus $5000 in prize money, the club netted $5000. Congratulations on a hugely successful effort by many members.
The following report was submitted by Phil Perington with regard to the actual raffle:
The Raffle Committee of  Dan Rodriguez, Chris Dunphy, Greg Young , Tom Kramis and Manager Phil Perington, are  pleased to announce the winners of the 1st Annual Monaco South Raffle for the benefit of our Club Youth Services Programs. The gathering was SRO and the room was filled with energy and anticipation. Past Governor and current District  Club-Vitality Co-Chair, Abigail Nicholas, was in the house to pull the 1st and 2nd place winners from the golden revolving tumbler. The 1st place prize of $3,000 went to Junior Golf Co-Chair and past Club president Bob Meyer. The 2nd place prize of  $1,000 was awarded to Gale More(Ticket sold by Bill Litchfield). The 10 lucky winners each receiving  $100 bills were Pat Strowbridge(Gary), Bob Avery, B.L. Bush(Pat), Tom Mauro, Jon Wachter, Dick Nickoloff, Greg Holt, Stan Brown, Jim Easton  and Tom Widgery. All 400 tickets were sold and special kudos for excellent ticket sales go out to Tom Glazier for his outstanding effort of 41 sold! Mark Metevia, Greg Young, Bill Litchfield and George Buzick added an additional 65  ticket sales to the pot. It was a great effort by Club members and the net proceeds will be over $5,000 after expenses and contributions are tabulated. We are looking forward to our proposed Christmas/New Year raffle beginning November 1st.  500 Tickets will be offered at $20 each and the payout will remain the same. Stay tuned. Again,  an enormous thank you to everyone who helped make this 1st ever Club Raffle a success
Bob Meyer - $3,000 prize winner- Congratulations
Abigail draws Big Money Winners
Gary Strowbridge picks up ticket for lucky wife ($100)
Jon Wachter win door Prize. Avalanche Memorabilia
Lucky Greg Holt ($100)
Chris Dunphy-Door Prize Colorado Bicentennial Memorabilia
Pat Bush- His Wife's the Lucky one ($100)
Frank Middleton and Door Prize -Rockies Opening Day Commemorative
Dick Nickloff and his $100
Bob Avery - Another Lucky Guy
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Commencing May 14 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 Dan Rodriguez is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
PLEASE NOTE: During the month of June, all Friday meetings will be simulcast on Zoom
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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          Mark Smith           303-691-9766 
                                                                                        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
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
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.