Optimists Host Free Build a Bear Event for Kids Fighting Cancer at Dayton Children’s

The Centerville Noon Optimist Club hosted a Free Build a Bear Event on Thursday May 26, 2016 at Dayton Children’s Hospital for kids fighting cancer and their families.  Our sponsor – BILL’S DONUT SHOP (yes THAT Bill’s Donuts) sponsored the evening.  Chik-Fil-A and Mike-Sell’s also helped to make the event possible and the kids had a blast.  Photos of the evening can be found here:


Optimist Community Champion Award

The Centerville Noon Optimist Club has announced the Second Annual Optimist Community Champion Award.  This award will help local citizens in the South Dayton communities to recognize champions within the community. The goal is to recognize citizens who have played a major role in helping children and families. The Optimist Club is looking for people, who in the course of everyday life have made an extraordinary impact through efforts that have enhanced the well being in our community. They can be recognized
for courage, bravery, special achievements, mentoring, coaching or for having noble  character.
Larry Lynde, President of the Centerville Noon Optimist Club stated, “We encourage all residents to think about acknowledging and recognizing the everyday champions we have in our communities. You may know us for our Christmas tree sales and Avenue of Flags program but this is not about us. It is to recognize people not of great renown but those who perform acts that win our admiration.”
To nominate a champion, please download the nomination form – fill it out – and submit it to OptimistHero1@gmail.com or Mail to:
Centerville Noon Optimist Club
PO Box 750492
Centerville, OH 45475
The Centerville Noon Optimist Club is the largest Optimist Club in Ohio.  This Optimist Club has been supporting the youth of Centerville and Washington Township since its founding in 1968. Programs and service projects that the club supports include Avenue of Flags, Tee Off for Youth Golf Outing,  4th of July Americana 5K Run, Tri-Star Basketball and Soccer and Haunted Trail at Bill Yeck Park.
To learn more about Centerville Noon Optimists please call 937-221-6720, visit our website at www.centervillenoonoptimist.com. Or be our guest for lunch on Tuesdays at Yankee Trace.
The Official Press Release Announcing the Second Annual Optimist Community Champion Award is here:

Centerville Noon Optimist Club Featured on “Centerville Reports”

The Centerville Noon Optimist Club was recently featured on the television program “Centerville Reports”.  Our club president Myron Rheuame and vice president Heather Craaybeek appeared on the recent edition of the show and provided information on what our club does and why we do it – noting that “we believe our children are our future”.  If you missed the interview, it’s available below:



Christmas Tree Lot a HUGE Success in 2015!

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The Centerville Noon Optimist Christmas Tree lot was a huge success this year, and as a major club fundraiser, helps us to provide free activities, scholarships and other support for our local kids throughout the year

We believe that our children are our future.

THANK YOU to everyone who made a purchase this year at our Christmas Tree Lot and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!