Centerville Noon Optimist Club Completes Major Donation to Dayton Children’s “Reaching New Heights” Campaign to Transform Care for Kids

On July 16, 2017, Dayton Children’s Hospital successfully moved patients into the new eight story tower!

The Centerville Noon Optimist Club played a major role in supporting the Reaching New Heights campaign to transform care at Dayton Children’s Hospital! We helped to create a world-class healing environment that is just right for the tiniest to the tallest patients. 

On Sunday, 45 patients were moved into floors four, five and six, otherwise known as the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Wallace Critical Care Center and Mills Family Cancer & Blood Disorder Center. The move went off without a hitch and the new patients were welcomed. Floors seven and eight, our Specialty Care Units, will move later this fall in October. 

The Centerville Noon Optimist room is in the Oncology-Hematology wing. It will serve as an “Assessment Room” for helping admit children who have been stricken with cancer.

This is just another example of how Optimists are making a difference in the lives of children in Dayton and surrounding vicinities. Funds for this investment came from the Annual Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf Classic, Annual Christmas Tree Sales and the Avenue of Flags program.


Sinclair College Optimist Club is OFFICIAL!

Miami Valley’s newest Optimist Club is now OFFICIAL – On Wednesday September 28th, the Sinclair College Optimist Club held its charter meeting with thirteen members in attendance.  The club is off and running – with officers elected, by-laws approved, future meetings scheduled and ideas for first club projects under consideration.  Centerville Noon Optimist’s past President, Myron Rheaume, was in attendance in his new role as Lt. Governor, as well as Darrel Basford, who represented Optimist International during the charter meeting and installed the club officers and board of directors.  The charter members of the area’s new Optimist Club are very excited about the formation of their club and anxious to begin serving local youth.  The Centerville Noon Optimist Club – who sponsored the Sinclair College Optimist Club extends its hand in support and wishes all of the charter members all of the best as they begin their journey in Optimism for our kids.


About Our Members – Why Not Join us?

Thank you for your interest in the Noon Optimist Club of Centerville. If you are already a member, thank you. You are one of more than 200 members who understand the need to “Bring Out the Best in Kids!” You are involved in many of the club’s activities and events and know the Optimist Creed by heart. Centerville Noon Optimists get things accomplished in our community. We set examples and embrace an optimistic mindset for all to see. We display leadership skills and working relationships locally, regionally and nationally. We reach out and help young people.

Please join us any Tuesday for a free lunch at noon at Yankee Trace Golf Clubhouse. Our meetings are always fun and informative. Having a tough day and need a little “Optimism?” See you next Tuesday! You will be a stranger for all of five seconds.

Unable to join us at Lunch on Tuesdays?  Optimist 2.0 is for you. We meet every third Thursday at various local venues to enjoy 60-90 minutes of fun, networking, a guest speaker and an opportunity to join a group of folks dedicated to helping local kids. Information on Optimist 2.0 is here.

We‘d love to have you join us! Please use the  application form from this website to apply for membership or call 937-221-6720.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for the youth in our community – why not have your name listed below,  with our current club members, whose combined service to the youth of our community totals over 2,700 years!

Member Member Since
Gail Aiken 9/8/1993
Gary Aiken 6/1/1982
Gary Anderson 9/1/1979
John Anderson 2/18/2016
Nancy Anderson 11/27/2017
Diane Arehart 7/5/2016
Patrick Arehart 11/27/2017
Marjorie Back 7/20/2016
Christine Balsan 11/21/2013
Roy Barclay 7/1/1986
Robert Bargmeyer 7/17/2014
Amy Barker 5/26/2008
Ben Barlow 11/27/2017
Marilyn Becht 11/20/2016
Daniel Beck 12/1/1981
Thomas Beery 7/17/2014
Pat Behn 9/29/2003
Erin Belangia-Sanchez 2/23/2006
Michael Bevis 1/31/2002
Stephen Blake 10/21/2015
Paul Boeckman 12/9/1994
Harry Bossey 2/17/1994
June Bosworth 2/13/2018
Paul Bowell 5/8/2000
Michael Brem 7/18/2018
Dav Bremer 3/31/2001
Louis Brinkman 2/17/1995
David Brookman 7/27/2011
Jeffrey Brown 3/25/2015
Michael Brubaker 10/28/2008
Sue Brubaker 9/23/2008
Carol Burkman 5/31/2003
Robert Burkman 5/31/2003
Jeff Busch 8/31/2001
Andrew Cain 4/19/2018
Willard Cale 1/1/1976
Aaron Campbell 10/20/2009
Steve Campbell 10/20/2009
John Carroll 1/3/2012
Laura Caschera 2/18/1997
Edward Case 4/1/2009
Stephanie Catanzaro 10/3/2017
CeAnn Chalker 7/10/2000
Wayne Christie 6/1/1988
Wesley Cleaves 6/22/1993
Robert Clements 5/25/2005
Tim Clemmer 11/16/2001
Ryan Coble 2/13/2018
Julie Cochran 11/19/2009
Robert Collins 2/21/2014
Brooks Compton 9/30/1994
Joan Cordonnier 3/22/2008
Michael Cordonnier 9/29/2018
Denver Cottle 9/20/2015
Greg Crabtree 7/2/2008
Brendan Cunnignham 5/15/2018
Melissa Deeter 11/29/2015
Bill DeFries 11/23/2004
Gary DeMarco 1/20/2016
Judy DeMarco 2/27/1998
Frank DePalma 9/1/1979
Melissa DeShurko 9/14/2016
William DeShurko 5/18/2011
Andy Devito 7/16/2013
Charles Dickerson 5/1/1977
Shelby DiPasquale 11/27/2017
Debe Dockins 5/26/2009
Craig Dring 5/7/1997
Dana Dring 9/29/2018
Robert Duffy 1/1/1988
Beth Duncan 11/20/2016
David Duncombe 7/2/2018
Natalie King Dunlevey 5/16/2012
Larry England 11/17/1994
Mike Fanelli 10/22/2003
Greg Fay 4/3/2014
Ryan Fay 11/27/2017
Jane Fiehrer 2/27/1998
Robert Foster 10/22/2003
Anita Foster-Polizzi 10/17/2017
Jon Fox 11/20/2000
Laura Franklin 7/19/2017
Clint Freese 2/13/2018
Stanley Fronzaglia 4/19/1999
Karl Frydryk 10/1/1988
Liz Fultz 11/29/2015
Cindy Gaboury 11/27/2017
David Gaines 2/20/2013
Jesse Gaither 10/8/2016
Christy Gariety 10/3/2011
Bill Gaul 9/30/2016
Cherie Gentry 6/17/2015
Kelly George 5/20/2015
Robert Glavin 3/12/1993
Renee Glenn 2/5/2014
Dennis Glidden 1/19/2018
Rachel Goetz 1/31/2013
Robin Golden 7/4/2012
Charles Goodwin 10/28/2008
Denise Green 6/19/2013
Evelyn Griffin 10/21/2015
Greg Griffin 4/3/2014
Gary Hansen 6/30/1999
Andy Harmon 7/2/2018
Cindy Harris 4/2/2018
Wendy Hattan 5/15/2018
Shawna Hatton 8/23/2016
Sara Hemmeter 7/1/2014
Tom Henderson 10/20/2009
Dean Heyne 9/14/2016
Jay Hoffman 5/15/2017
John Horner 2/17/2010
Valorie Huff 10/7/2004
Russell Hulbert 2/20/2013
Ted Humphrey 11/29/2001
Art Hung 11/16/2001
Donna Huss 4/24/2012
Kenneth Irwin 10/2/2012
Martha Jackson 11/21/2013
Susan Jessee 7/18/2018
Robert Johnson 11/27/2017
Cristlyn Johnston 10/4/2010
Robert Jones 3/31/2001
John Kalaman 11/20/2016
Paula Kalaman 11/20/2016
Maha Kashani 8/15/2006
David Kay 5/8/1992
Becky Keegan 9/29/2018
Todd Kelchner 1/30/1992
Donald Kelley 4/1/1983
Rick Kempfer 10/2/2012
Anne Kessler 8/29/2002
Jessica King 10/28/2008
Mark Kingseed 5/31/2001
E David Klein 11/21/2013
Kathy Klein 8/5/2016
Stephen Kohls 3/14/2003
Daniel Koons 9/29/2018
Joseph Kronenberger 7/1/2014
Patricia Kuhlman 2/8/2011
Jeff Kujawa 1/22/2015
Tzuling Kuo 4/16/2014
Heather Kuth 5/19/2010
David Ladd 5/16/2012
Thomas Lakes 7/19/2017
Scott Langer 12/30/1997
Larry Larrimer 10/2/2012
Robert Lawson 2/17/2016
Richard Lee 1/18/2017
Nancy Lehren 11/17/1994
Jesse Lightle 11/28/2006
Stephen Linder 9/29/2018
Bryan Link 10/3/2017
W Anthony Lombardo 5/20/2015
James Long 7/27/2015
Larry Lynde 9/1/1988
Joseph Madden 5/1/1982
Mary Madden 8/26/1998
William Marker 5/18/2011
Don Massie 8/20/1991
Gregory McAfee 1/7/2008
Chris McAlpine 1/27/2009
Jay McAlpine 11/27/2017
Kathy McAlpine 7/31/2018
Vida McDowell 4/19/1999
Kristopher McKee 3/22/2017
Andrew Mckenzie 9/1/1987
Rhonda Meeker 11/27/2017
Michael Mershad 2/13/2018
Keith Meyer 10/16/2013
Bryan Miller 9/29/2018
Pamela Miller 1/18/2017
Carrie Million 10/21/2015
Stephen Mock 7/19/1996
James Mogan 10/8/2016
Brian Nolan 2/13/2018
Paulette Novak 5/25/2005
Tom Novak 12/13/1990
Denise O’Neil 9/30/1994
Blanca Ortiz 4/16/2014
Jeff Papanek 7/17/2014
Eleanor Parker 2/8/2011
Daniel Passidomo 4/25/2007
Kristen Passidomo 8/16/2017
Ken Peacock 8/31/2001
Mark Petre 4/22/1996
Molly Petsch 4/6/2004
Samuel Pfabe 6/17/2015
Frederick Pfeiffer 8/21/2013
Laurie Poeppelman 10/22/2003
Fred Polizzi 8/9/2005
Bill Powell 10/22/2014
John Powell 9/29/1999
Cheryl Probst 4/19/2018
Jean Pummill 10/17/2012
Kristina Rainer 11/21/2012
Mandy Ransdell 10/8/2016
Roland Rapp 12/10/2002
Cheryl Reichel 5/26/2008
Vincent Reidy 4/5/2016
Lynne Reilly 1/18/2017
Charla Rheaume 3/26/2018
Myron Rheaume 8/1/1987
Scott Rheaume 3/26/2018
Brent Richburg 2/13/2018
Harry Rife 5/22/2013
Donna Robinson 7/28/1997
Philip Robinson 4/1/1982
Jeff Rolf 5/20/2015
Steve Rudisill 9/29/2018
James Rumford 1/1/1990
Daniel Samiec 4/6/2010
Rafael Santillan 5/18/2016
Barbara Santo 3/9/1999
Deborah Saunders 10/8/2016
Mark Scarpino 7/2/2018
James Schumacher 5/22/1991
Mike Schwartz 2/13/2018
Rachel Selby 10/8/2016
Anna Sexton 11/27/2017
John Sherman 7/24/2009
Sharon Silverberg 11/27/2017
Sonny Singhvi 11/27/2017
Karen Sirmans 10/28/2008
Don Skelton 9/1/1987
Gary Smiga 12/1/1985
Gregory Smith 10/17/2007
Matt Somerlot 8/21/2013
Joe Soucy 4/16/2014
John Speers 1/7/2008
Jerry Stahley 9/1/1986
Richard Stevens 2/28/2001
Sandy Stevens 2/17/2010
Kelly Stone 2/28/2001
William Stone 1/1/1977
Paul Stull 1/1/1970
Tim Stull 5/1/1987
Patrick Swan 4/24/2012
Richard Talda 11/27/2017
Charles Tapp 5/1/1978
Nick Tarkany 4/2/2018
Carolyn Taylor 9/29/2018
Roberta Taylor 12/6/1995
Shawn Thacker 1/18/2017
John Thompson 1/23/2018
Ira Thomsen 4/5/1991
Susan Thomsen 1/14/1997
Ron Tinnerman 4/11/2005
Deb Ulrich 1/18/2017
Jeffrey Umberit 7/2/2018
Sarah Umbreit 2/17/2016
Bob Vogt 11/8/2005
Stephen Walker 9/28/1998
Michael Wall 9/26/1995
Julie Walling Noeth 8/20/2008
Greg Wasmund 1/25/2007
Paul Webendorfer 7/5/2016
Jayne Weikel 11/27/2017
Ronald Weir 12/31/2017
Jonathan Werts 2/13/2018
Suzanne Werts 2/13/2018
Laurie Westheimer 2/13/2018
Donald Wildenhaus 9/30/1997
Shane Wilken 3/14/2003
Bill Williams 9/20/1993
Mike Witt 4/26/1994
Casey Wyckoff 7/18/2018
Michael Yoder 1/22/2014
Jeff Zaret 4/2/2018
Chris Ziehler 2/26/2017
Monty Zinck 10/20/2009