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

Watch our three-minute video presentation that explains how bringing out best in ourselves brings out the best in others.


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.


Our Optimist Club Featured on “Centerville Reports Today” Television Show!

Our club was recently featured on the television show Centerville Reports Today.  Mike Bevis and Judy DeMarco served as club ambassadors to discuss our Community Champion Award as well as the many free youth activities and fund raisers that our club holds throughout the year as “Friends of Youth”.

Christmas Tree Lot

Our 2016 Christmas Tree Lot SOLD OUT IN JUST 16 DAYS!  Thank you to all of our customers, volunteers and community supporters for making our 2016 Christmas Tree Lot fund raiser such a huge success – see you next year!
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Annually we sell Christmas trees as one of our largest fund raising events.  This event funds many of the youth programs for the year.  Many families make this a special event in order to pick out that perfect tree.  Open Thanksgiving thru Christmas, located behind the Centerville Municipal Building.  Join your neighbors and friends and support our community with this winter tradition since 1968.

Our tree lot for 2017 opens  Friday, November 24th – the day after Thanksgiving.
Hours of operation are:

  • 9:00-9:00 Saturday and Sunday
  • 1:00-9:00 Monday thru Friday

Our specialty “Fraser Firs ” up to 12′ tall (delivery service available for all sized trees) – come early in the season for best selection.

Fraser Firs-5′-12′
Douglas Firs- 5′- 10′
Scotch Pines -3′-8′
White Pines -5′-7′
Blue Spruces- 5′-7′

Wreaths -All Sizes -20″- 4′
Roping- Pine and Fraser up to 25yd coils or by the yard

“Come and buy your tree and holiday decor where all proceeds are returned  to the kids in our community!!!!”

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 the kind of fundraiser that other clubs might consider as a program to help support their youth scholarships and free youth events – as our club does.

And a huge THANK YOU to all of our 1,500+ Avenue of Flags Subscribers – your subscriptions provide a major portion of the financial support we receive to help kids in our local community.  We could not do it without you.

Read the article on the Optimist International Website.

To get more information about our Avenue of Flags program or to subscribe.


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 community.  The three-minute club showcase video can be seen here:

As the first- place award winner, our club earned a $1,500 grant from Optimist International to support our local kids.  Our 250 + members all were the stars of the production that highlights our major fundraisers and many activities to “Bring Out the Best In Our Kids and Ourselves” such as scholarships, free youth events and donations to local youth programs.

The Article in The Optimist Magazine can be viewed here:

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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 for our new program which honors our country’s birth and independence.” stated Maureen Russell Hodgson, Centerville Community Resources Coordinator.

The Centerville Noon Optimist Club’s Avenue of Flags program is a terrific way to show your patriotism on five flag holidays every year, where we place an American Flag at your Centerville or Washington Township home or business.  For more Avenue of Flags information:


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 – and a $1,500 Club Grant for our local kids!


Additionally, our club took first place in the “Braggers Hall of Fame” where Optimist clubs are invited to present club projects to the convention attendees, for our presentation  that featured information on our fundraisers and community activities.

Our award-winning club showcase video (3 minutes) can be seen here:


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 the experience for the kids and make transporting them less frightening” said Myron Rheaume, President of the Centerville Optimist Club.  Rheaume commented further, “We have a long history of supporting Dayton Children’s with a previous donation of wagons and carts, hosting Free Build a Bear events, as well as making a $25,000 gift to support a place for kids in the new hospital expansion project that is nearing completion.”
“We are so grateful for this wonderful donation from the Centerville Noon Optimist Club! Your generosity continues to make a positive difference in the lives of the young patients we serve.” stated Jill Lewis, Dayton Children’s Donator Relations Specialist who accepted the gift on behalf of the hospital.
Mr. Rheaume gives the credit to the local community for supporting the club: “We do what we do because we believe our children are our future – without the support of our local community purchasing Christmas Trees at our tree lot, or subscribing to our Avenue of Flags or participating in our Tee Off for Youth Golf Outing, none of this would be possible.”
The Centerville Noon Optimist Club, founded in 1968, is a volunteer service club whose motto is “Friend of Youth”.   The Club meets for lunch every Tuesday at twelve noon at Yankee Trace Golf Course Clubhouse for lunch and members of the public are invited to attend to see what the club is all about.

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.  Photos of the evening can be found here: