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 09/01/1979
John Anderson 02/16/2016
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 07/01/1986
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 12/09/1994
Harry Bossey 02/17/1994
June Bosworth 2/13/2018
Paul Bowell 05/08/2000
Dav Bremer 3/31/2001
Louis Brinkman 02/17/1995
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 08/31/2001
Andrew Cain 4/19/2018
Willard Cale 01/01/1976
Aaron Campbell 10/20/2009
Steve Campbell 10/20/2009
John Carroll 1/3/2012
Laura Caschera 02/18/1997
Edward Case 4/1/2009
Stephanie Catanzaro 10/3/2017
CeAnn Chalker 07/10/2000
Wayne Christie 06/01/1988
Wesley Cleaves 06/22/1993
Robert Clements 05/25/2005
Tim Clemmer 11/16/2001
Ryan Coble 2/13/2018
Julie Cochran 11/19/2009
Robert Collins 2/21/2014
Brooks Compton 09/30/1994
Joan Cordonnier 3/22/2008
Denver Cottle 9/20/2015
Greg Crabtree 7/2/2008
Brendan Cunnignham 5/15/2018
Bill DeFries 11/23/2004
Gary DeMarco 1/20/2016
Judy DeMarco 02/27/1998
Frank DePalma 09/01/1979
Melissa DeShurko 5/18/2011
William DeShurko 09/14/2016
Andy Devito 7/16/2013
Charles Dickerson 05/01/1977
Shelby DiPasquale 11/27/2017
Debe Dockins 5/26/2009
Craig Dring 05/07/1997
Robert Duffy 01/01/1988
Beth Duncan 11/20/2016
David Duncombe 7/2/2018
Natalie King Dunlevey 05/16/2012
Chris Elrod 5/18/2011
Larry England 11/17/1994
Mike Fanelli 10/22/2003
Greg Fay 4/3/2014
Ryan Fay 11/27/2017
Jane Fiehrer 02/27/1998
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 04/19/1999
Karl Frydryk 10/01/1988
Liz Fultz 11/29/2015
Cindy Gaboury 11/27/2017
David Gaines 2/20/2013
Jesse Gaither 10/8/2016
Christy Gariety 10/03/2011
Bill Gaul 9/30/2017
Cherie Gentry 6/17/2015
Kelly George 05/20/2015
Robert Glavin 03/12/1993
Renee Glenn 2/5/2014
Dennis Glidden 9/24/2005
Rachel Goetz 1/31/2013
Robin Golden 07/04/2012
Charles Goodwin 10/28/2008
Denise Green 6/19/2013
Evelyn Griffin 10/21/2015
Greg Griffin 4/3/2014
Gary Hansen 06/30/1999
Andy Harmon 7/2/2018
Cindy Harris 4/2/2018
Wendy Hattan 5/15/2018
Shawna Hatton 8/23/2016
Sara Hemmeter 07/01/2014
Tom Henderson 10/20/2009
Dean Heyne 9/14/2016
Jay Hoffman 5/15/2017
John Horner 2/17/2010
Valorie Huff 10/07/2004
Russell Hulbert 2/20/2013
Ted Humphrey 11/29/2001
Art Hung 11/16/2001
Donna Huss 04/24/2012
Kenneth Irwin 10/2/2012
Martha Jackson 11/21/2013
Robert Johnson 11/27/2017
Cristlyn Johnston 10/04/2010
Robert Jones 03/31/2001
John Kalaman 11/20/2016
Paula Kalaman 11/20/2016
Maha Kashani 08/15/2006
David Kay 05/08/1992
Todd Kelchner 01/30/1992
Donald Kelley 04/01/1983
Rick Kempfer 10/02/2012
Anne Kessler 08/29/2002
Jessica King 10/28/2008
Mark Kingseed 03/01/2001
E David Klein 11/21/2013
Kathy Klein 08/05/2016
Stephen Kohls 03/14/2003
Joseph Kronenberger 07/01/2014
Patricia Kuhlman 02/08/2011
Jeff Kujawa 01/22/2015
Tzuling Kuo 04/16/2014
Heather Kuth 05/19/2010
David Ladd 05/16/2012
Thomas Lakes 07/19/2017
Scott Langer 12/30/1997
Larry Larrimer 10/02/2012
Robert Lawson 02/17/2016
Richard Lee 01/18/2017
Nancy Lehren 11/17/1994
Jesse Lightle 11/28/2006
Bryan Link 10/03/2017
W Anthony Lombardo 05/20/2015
James Long 07/27/2015
Melissa Lucas 11/29/2015
Larry Lynde 09/01/1988
Joseph Madden 05/01/1982
Mary Madden 08/26/1998
William Marker 05/18/2011
Don Massie 08/20/1991
Gregory McAfee 01/07/2008
Chris McAlpine 01/27/2009
Jay McAlpine 11/27/2017
Vida McDowell 04/19/1999
Kristopher McKee 03/22/2017
Andrew Mckenzie 09/01/1987
Rhonda Meeker 11/27/2017
Michael Mershad 02/13/2018
Keith Meyer 10/16/2013
Gary Miller 08/23/2005
Pamela Miller 01/18/2017
Carrie Million 10/21/2015
Stephen Mock 07/19/1996
James Mogan 10/08/2016
Brian Nolan 02/13/2018
Paulette Novak 05/25/2005
Tom Novak 12/13/1990
Denise O’Neil 09/30/1994
Blanca Ortiz 04/16/2014
Jeff Papanek 07/17/2014
Eleanor Parker 02/08/2011
Daniel Passidomo 04/25/2007
Kristen Passidomo 08/16/2017
Ken Peacock 08/31/2001
Mark Petre 04/22/1996
Molly Petsch 04/06/2004
Samuel Pfabe 06/17/2015
Frederick Pfeiffer 08/21/2013
Laurie Poeppelman 10/22/2003
Fred Polizzi 08/09/2005
Bill Powell 10/22/2014
John Powell 09/29/1999
Cheryl Probst 04/19/2018
Jean Pummill 10/17/2012
Kristina Rainer 11/21/2012
Mandy Ransdell 10/08/2016
Roland Rapp 12/10/2002
Cheryl Reichel 05/26/2008
Vincent Reidy 04/05/2016
Lynne Reilly 01/18/2017
Charla Rheaume 02/27/2014
Myron Rheaume 08/01/1987
Scott Rheaume 02/27/2014
Brent Richburg 02/13/2018
Harry Rife 05/22/2013
Donna Robinson 07/28/1997
Philip Robinson 04/01/1982
Jeff Rolf 05/20/2015
James Rumford 01/01/1990
Daniel Samiec 04/06/2010
Rafael Santillan 05/18/2016
Barbara Santo 03/09/1999
Deborah Saunders 10/08/2016
Mark Scarpino 07/02/2018
James Schumacher 05/22/1991
Mike Schwartz 02/13/2018
Rachel Selby 10/08/2016
Anna Sexton 11/27/2017
John Sherman 07/24/2009
Sharon Silverberg 11/27/2017
Sonny Singhvi 11/27/2017
Karen Sirmans 10/28/2008
Don Skelton 09/01/1987
Gary Smiga 12/01/1985
Gregory Smith 10/17/2007
Matt Somerlot 08/21/2013
Joe Soucy 04/16/2014
John Speers 01/07/2008
Jerry Stahley 09/01/1986
Richard Stevens 02/28/2001
Sandy Stevens 02/17/2010
Kelly Stone 02/28/2001
William Stone 04/01/2013
Paul Stull 01/01/1970
Tim Stull 05/01/1987
Patrick Swan 04/24/2012
Richard Talda 11/27/2017
Charles Tapp 05/01/1978
Nick Tarkany 04/02/2018
Roberta Taylor 12/06/1995
Shawn Thacker 01/18/2017
John Thompson 01/23/2018
Ira Thomsen 04/05/1991
Susan Thomsen 01/14/1997
Ron Tinnerman 04/11/2005
Deb Ulrich 01/18/2017
Jeffrey Umberit 07/02/2018
Sarah Umbreit 02/17/2016
Bob Vogt 11/08/2005
Stephen Walker 09/28/1998
Michael Wall 09/26/1995
Julie Walling Noeth 08/20/2008
Amy Wang 04/02/2018
Greg Wasmund 01/25/2007
Paul Webendorfer 07/05/2016
Jayne Weikel 11/27/2017
Ronald Weir 09/26/1995
Jonathan Werts 02/13/2018
Suzanne Werts 02/13/2018
Laurie Westheimer 02/13/2018
Donald Wildenhaus 09/30/1997
Shane Wilken 03/14/2003
Joseph Willhoite 03/01/1989
Bill Williams 09/20/1993
Mike Witt 04/26/1994
Michael Yoder 01/22/2014
Jeff Zaret 04/02/2018
Chris Ziehler 02/26/2017
Monty Zinck 10/20/2009