Colorado-Wyoming Optimist District

South Denver
(Zone 5 Clubs)
Linda Williams, Lt. Governor  

The Denver Tech Center Optimist Club is a high energy club comprised of 37 members from Aurora, to Castle Rock, to Lakewood who are dedicated to serving kids in all situations. Since 1983 DTC Club has been doing monthly activities with Shiloh House, an organization that provides treatment and support services to youth and their families who are experiencing traumatic life challenges. The club also engages in many events each year for Colorado Feeding Kids and Sweet Dreams in a Bag.  DTC’s most successful fund raiser is an online auction held in November. The DTC Club dedicates a major portion of funds raised to JDRF and programs for children with Type 1 Diabetes. DTC Optimist Club meets on Wednesday evenings the 1st, & 3rd weeks of each month.  6pm arrival with 6:30pm meeting start and ends at 7:30pm at American Legion Post #1, 5400 E Yale Ave, Denver, CO.  For more information contact 

The Optimist Club of Littleton  serves Littleton and the immediate surrounding area with a focus on serving students kindergarten though 12th grade. The Littleton club is a major supporter of the Optimist Oratorical Contest, Essay Contest, Brain Bowl and Know Brainer tournaments. Additionally, the members promote educational excellence in two elementary schools by presenting monthly Bee Awards to students who demonstrate their “best effort everyday.” Other projects include Shiloh House and Respect for Law. Our weekly meetings include speakers that present timely news information about Littleton and the surrounding community. The Littleton Breakfast Optimist Club meets every Friday morning 7am-8am at the East Community Center, 5933 S Fairfield Street, Littleton, CO  80120.  For more information contact George Ackerman at .

The Monaco South Optimist Club is the Colorado-Wyoming District’s largest Optimist club with 100+ members. The MSOC was founded in 1976 and has built a thriving Christmas tree lot fund raising project which funds most of their community focused projects throughout the year. With a large base of dedicated Optimists taking part in the club committees, and projects, MSOC supports 10 southeast Denver grade schools with a monthly “Super Citizen” awards program, annually directs donations to the “Sullivan Scholarships” for local high school students to help with college expenses, sponsored the Bradley Helping Hands JOOI Club for 5th grade students at Bradley International School with bi-weekly visits and much more. Monaco South was awarded “Denver’s Philanthropic Organization of the Year 2012“. Monaco South Optimist Club meets every Friday morning 6:45am – 8am at the American Legion Post # 1 at 5400 E Yale Ave, Denver 80222. For more information contact

The Denver South Optimist Club was chartered in 1939.  We are a smaller, but active, club participating in Optimist International Tri-Star Basketball, Essay, Oratorical, and Brain Bowl contests.  Long led by Dr. Bruce Ogin, Denver South and members meet weekly for lunch at the IHOP Restaurant (1595 S. Colorado Blvd.) at Noon.  Our meetings allow full member participation.  Instead of a featured speaker, our members are each given 3-5 minutes to share a topical subject of their choice.  We find our meetings are very informative, and we enjoy the interaction with our members and guests.  For more information, contact Bruce Ogin at

The University Hills Optimist Club was formed from two nearby clubs in 2005 with a focus to continue the work of supporting the Essay Contest, Oratorical Contest and Scouting. The long-time fundraising service project of selling refreshments at the Scottish Festival had served the clubs financial giving for many years. Recently the U Hills OC has donated to the district Halloween project, Marshall Fire Fund, and is presenting awards to police officers for their dedication thru the Respect for Law program. University Hills Optimists meet 7am every Thursday at the American Legion Post #1, 5400 E Yale Ave, Denver. For more information contact .