Welcome to Centerville Noon Optimist! “It’s not what we do…it’s why we do it.”


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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.




CNO’s Avenue of Flags Fundraiser Receives International Optimist Organization Recognition

Our own Centerville Noon Optimist Club Avenue of Flags program – one of our three major fundraisers for our local youth – has received international recognition as a “Benchmark Club Project” by Optimist International.  OI featured our program – which has grown from 30 flags (in 2005) to over 1,500 flags this year – as […]

CNO Featured in International Optimist Magazine

Our own Centerville Noon Optimist Club is featured in the Fall Edition of The Optimist – the worldwide magazine published by Optimist International.  Recognized for our award-winning Reel Optimism Video submission in 2016, It’s Not What We Do – It’s Why We Do It our club has gained international attention for our support of Youth in the local […]

Americana Festival Recognizes Optimists for Providing Flags

The Americana Festival Leadership Team recently expressed their thanks to our club for providing the American Flags for the Parade Grand Marshal’s Reception.  “On behalf of the City of Centerville and the Americana Festival, thank you for providing our flags for our Grand Marshal’s Reception.  Having the US flags proudly displayed provided the perfect setting […]

Centerville Noon Optimist Club Wins Top International Award for Club Showcase Video

Our Centerville Noon Optimist Club was recently selected as the GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the Optimist International 2016 “Reel Optimism” Video contest!  Our club showcase video entitled It’s Not What We Do It’s Why We Do it was shown to over 1,000 global Optimist International Convention Attendees in Quebec City and took top honors – […]

Optimists Host Free Build a Bear Event for Sickle Cell Patients at The Kroc Center

The Centerville Noon Optimist Club hosted a free Build a Bear Event on Saturday June 18th for over 90 sickle cell patients at the Ray and Joan Kroc Center in Dayton.  Below is a link to the photos from the event. https://1drv.ms/f/s!AgLXtB7UBA_Bg5gulUu8Fj7I7WwhwQ  

Optimists Donation of “Rides 4 Kids” at Dayton Children’s Enhances Kids Treatment Experience

   The Centerville Noon Optimist Club delivered five wagons and five push carts to Dayton Children’s Hospital recently.  This was the second donation of wagons and push carts which are used to transport children into and out of the hospital as well as between their rooms and test labs.  “The wagons and push carts improve […]

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.  […]

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”.  […]