The Noon Optimist Club of Centerville was founded in 1968 and is an affiliate of Optimist International, founded in 1918. Today the club boasts more than 250 members. Our club is one of the 80+ clubs in Ohio and 1000 in the world. We are the largest and most active club in Ohio. The focus of all Optimist Clubs is to bring out the best in kids. Our club with the motto “Friend of Youth” is active throughout the year to benefit the youth in our community.