Kettering Noon Optimist Club

Zone 13, Club Number 24224 Kettering, OH

What we do

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Girl Power!

A program to encourage Kettering Middle School girls to express themselves in positive ways and to form a bond with one-another.

Childhood Cancer

We support the Oncology Department at Dayton Children's Medical Center, providing them with activities for the children to do while they're receiving treatment.

Jr. Optimist Club

The Kettering Noon Optimist Club sponsors the Kettering Jr. Optimist Club (#A1543) at Kettering Middle School.  Club was chartered on June 20, 2000.

Falcon Optimist Club

The Kettering Noon Optimist Club also co-sponsors a club based at Bowling Green State University (#24524), along with the Dor-Wood Optimist Club.  This club was chartered on Nov. 2, 2017.

Essay Contest

Each year, the Kettering Noon Optimist Club sponsors an Essay Contest, open to local area students under 18 years of age. Local club winners advance to Zone contests and then onto the Ohio District Contest.  Scholarships are awarded to the winners.

Oratorical Contest

 The Kettering Noon Optimist Club supports Optimist International with the  annual Margaret Barclay Memorial Oratorical Contest.  This contest  provides an opportunity for students to develop important public  speaking skills.  Students under the age of 18 as of October 1st are  eligible to participate.  Contestants deliver a four to five minute  speech at regular club meetings in February.  One winner from each of  the boys’ and girls’ contests advance to the zone competition, and then  can advance to the finals at the district level.  Winners at the state  level receive a scholarship. 

Opti-Angels

Each year, the Kettering Noon Optimist Club members donate items to stock the holiday shop at the Kettering Early Childhood Education Center, and volunteer to help during the event.

Spring Youth Appreciation

Each spring, the Kettering Noon Optimist Club recognize outstanding youth in our community, usually nominated by their advisors.

Area Youth Appreciation Banquet

The Kettering Noon Optimist Club hosts the greater Dayton Area Youth Appreciation Banquet.

Respect for Law

Each year, the Kettering Noon Optimist Club recognizes an outstanding officer of the Kettering Police Department.

Scholarships

The Kettering Noon Optimist Club provides scholarships to outstanding area youth.

Teachers Rock

The Kettering Noon Optimist Club members volunteer to assist with the youth at the Kettering Early Childhood Education Center, rocking, reading to, and loving the youngest of our area's youth.

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Optimist Kids Day in the Park

Each year, the Kettering Noon Optimist Club partners with other area Optimist Clubs to provide a day in the park to local area families.  Games, food, prizes, special visitors, and fun are enjoyed by many, many area youth and their families.

Wine Fest

Once a year, the Kettering Noon Optimist Club invites the community to enjoy a glass of wine and learn more about our club.  Wine education is provided by Trader Joe's.  Raffle prizes, snacks, and wine!Once

Kettering Backpack Program

The Kettering Noon Optimist Club members support the Kettering Backpack Program by donating cups of mac and cheese at meetings.

Shoes For Kids

KNO, in collaboration with New Balance Dayton and Roderer Shoe Center, offers you a chance to support a child with a new pair of shoes and socks for only $30/child.