Joe Hinds, President

Tim Reed, Vice-President

Jeremie Hittle, Treasurer/Secretary

Teresa Anderson

John Bertke

Jen Butsch

Jim Foster

Rick Fry

Mindy Gearhardt

Erich Heidenreich

Christy Heidenreich

Jeremie Hittle

Kazy Hinds

Kate Hoffman

Krista Leece

Scott Miller

Alex Moore

​Melissa Nichols

Bruce Osborne

Bill Palmer

Chuck Peltier

Tim Reed​

​Joe Thoma

Piqua Optimists have been providing opportunities to enhance the lives of children in our community since 1959.

Piqua is home to several fine service clubs. We hope you will find your place in the Piqua Optimist Club. We meet once a month in a laid-back, casual, fun atmosphere.

We invite you to our next meeting

We meet at 8 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month at the Piqua Chamber of Commerce, 326 N. Main St.

See our home page for current meeting information

About Piqua Optimists

History of Optimist Clubs in Piqua
Piqua Optimist Club


Optimist Club


Piqua, Ohio Optimist Club

There has been an Optimist Club presence in Piqua since 1959.

The Piqua Evening Optimist Club was founded in 1959  by the Sidney, OH Optimists. The club met at 6pm on Thursday Evening at Terry's Cafeteria in Piqua until 1998.

In 1973 The Piqua Breakfast Optimist Club was founded by the West Milton Optimist Club. The club met at 7am on Wednesday mornings at The Empire (later Traditions) until 2004.

The Piqua Noon Optimist Club was formed by the Piqua Breakfast Optimist Club in 1975. The club met at Terry's Cafeteria

From 1975-1999 there were three Optimist Clubs in Piqua.

We are now The Piqua Optimist Club meeting on the first Saturday of the month at 8am. Our club founded the Miami East-Casstown Optimist Club which met from 1984-2005

  • ​​Annual Tri-Star Basketball competition
  • Annual Tri-Star Soccer competition

  • Annual Student Appreciation Luncheon

  • Annual Bob Mikolajewski Memorial 5k Run/Walk

  • ​Annual Quarter Auction

  • Supporter of Miami County Park District's Banana Slug Festival and Rocks Ropes & Treetops 

  • Free To Read - children's literacy and mentoring organization

  • ​Piqua Munch Bunch

  • Scholarships for Piqua and Lehman High School seniors

  • ​Project Head Start - Storage Unit/Playhouse

  • Exercise Course at Fountain Park
  • Volleyball Court at Fountain Park
  • Equipped the Weight Room at Piqua High School
  • Concession Stand/Storage Building at Pitsenbarger Park
  • Jungle Gym and playground equipment at Fountain Park
  • Softball Field at Pitsenbarger Park
  • Merry-Go-Round at Mote Park
  • Contribution for Football Field and Press Box renovation at Pitsenbarger Park
  • ​Playground equipment at Pitsenbarger Park
  • Picnic Shelter renovation at Pitsenbarger Park
  • Contribution for books, shelves and bookcases at Piqua Public Library