About Centerville Noon Optimist Club

Who we are:

The Noon Optimist Club of Centerville is a fellowship of people who get things done. We set examples and embrace an optimistic mindset for the community to see. We display leadership skills and working relationships locally, regionally and nationally. Whether you are searching for an outlet to give back and help your community or are looking for personal development, you will find what you are looking for in our club. You will have the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of our children as well as our community

  • We work directly with schools to enhance education and assist libraries
  • We sponsor and help facilitate youth sports programs
  • We tutor and mentor young people
  • We provide scholarships annually to youth heading to college

Our Optimist Club was formed by people living and working in our community who wanted to reach out and help young people. We have joined together to serve others and to promote Optimism as a way of life. Our programs and weekly guest speakers offer members the opportunity to learn, grow and improve themselves. Programs such as Essay and Oratorical Contests and Youth Appreciation Week help reinforce our commitment and allow us to take pride in our accomplishments.

History

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 220 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.