Rotary Mission

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

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Our New Sister Club in Mexico!

We are pleased to announce that on January 30 in Puerto Vallarta, our Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Puerto Vallarta Sur agreed to be “Sister Clubs.”  We look forward to a long and productive relationship!

Learn more about the Rotary Club of Puerto Vallarta Sur 

Our Weekly Meetings

Our club meetings are Wednesday at Noon at the Red Lion at the Quay in Vancouver – 100 Columbia St., Vancouver, WA 98660, USA. | Map

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Vancouver Rotary News

2014-15 Rotary Officers and Board Installed, Vic DeAntonis And Others Honored


Vic DeAntonis

Vic DeAntonis

Elson Strahan, President and CEO, Fort Vancouver National Trust, was installed on June 18 as the 2014-2015 President of the Rotary Club of Vancouver at the club’s 93rd annual banquet at the Red Lion at the Quay. Other officers are Scott Anders, President-Elect: John McDonagh, President Nominee; Victor DeAntonis, Secretary; Diana Acuesta, Treasurer; Gary Bock, Sergeant-at-Arms and Susanne Cox, Immediate Past President. Club Directors are Hans Boehm, Shane Gardner, Kelly McDonald, Dave Smith, Jennifer Miltenberger and Terry Toland.

Katlin Smith, Principal of UrbanWords Group, will continue as President of the Vancouver Rotary Foundation. Other Foundation Board officers are Jennifer Larson-Cody, President-Elect; Matt Lee, Treasurer; Dick Thompson, Officer of Policy and Governance, and Board members Scott Anders, Hans Boehm, Susanne Cox, Bev Fogle, Lisa Gibert, Randy Grove, Jeff Hamm, Glenn Lamb, DeLano Morgan, Elson Strahan, Dean Sutherland and Joe Vance.

John McDonagh, Publisher of the Vancouver Business Journal, and Dick Thompson, Owner/CEO of Thompson & Associates, CPA’s and Thompson Financial Services, LLC, were named Distinguished Rotarians of the Year. Adam Roselli, Real Estate Broker with Eric Fuller & Associates, Inc., was named Rotarian of the Year. Diana Acuesta, West Coast Account Manager at PolyCello, was named Rookie Rotarian of the Year. Special awards were given to Vic DeAntonis, who was named Secretary Emeritus after more than 50 years membership in Rotary and more than 25 years as Secretary of the Rotary Club of Vancouver and Gary Kokstis for humanitarian service through Rotary as a partner/spouse of a Rotarian. The Rotary Club of Vancouver also received multiple awards including Peacebuilder Club and Premier Club Ignite Awards.

Rotary Awards $79,000 for Local Scholarships at Annual Luncheon


The Vancouver Rotary Foundation awarded $79,000 in college scholarships to 21 southwest Washington high school and college students at the Club’s annual scholarship luncheon at the Red Lion Hotel at the Quay on Wednesday, May 21st. In 41 years, the … Continue reading

Rotary Club Raises Funds with Cycling for Scholars


Want to help local students get a college education? Ride the Saturday, May 3 RACC (Ride Around Clark County is sponsored by the Vancouver Bike Club)! Members of the Rotary Club of Vancouver are “riding the RACC” raising money for scholarships for … Continue reading

Vancouver Rotary Foundation Awards $48,000 in Community Grants


The Vancouver Rotary Foundation has awarded $48,000 in community grants to support the local work of non-profit organizations. The Vancouver Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Vancouver. The grants will be distributed at the annual Rotary … Continue reading

Rotary Club of Vancouver Elects New Officers and Board


Susanne Cox, Administrator, Columbia Land Trust, was installed on June 5 as the 2013-2014 President of the Rotary Club of Vancouver at the club’s 92nd annual banquet at the Red Lion at the Quay. Other officers are Elson Strahan, President-Elect: … Continue reading

Rotary Awards $78,000 in Scholarships


The Vancouver Rotary Foundation awarded $78,000 in college scholarships to 23 Southwest Washington high school and college students at the Club’s annual scholarship luncheon at the Red Lion Hotel at the Quay on Wednesday, May 8. In 40 years, the … Continue reading

Rotarians Cycle for Scholars on May 4!


Our club members will be raising scholarship funds at the 30th Annual Ride Around Clark County on Saturday, May 4. You’re invited to participate by riding (18, 34, 65 or 100 mile loops) or pledging. ALL riders and pledgers will … Continue reading

Restaurant Owners Chuck and Sandy Chronis Receive 2012 Vocational Service Award from Rotary Club of Vancouver


Restaurant owners and community supporters Chuck and Sandy Chronis received the Vocational Service Award of the Rotary Club of Vancouver today at a noon luncheon at the Red Lion Hotel at the Quay. The Vocational Service Award recognizes an individual … Continue reading

Golfers Raise More than $9,000 for Children’s Home Society at the Rotarians Fore a Cause Tournament


The Rotary Clubs of Clark County of Clark County presented proceeds from the annual Rotarians Fore A Cause golf tournament, which was held at Orchards Hills Country Club, to the Children’s Home Society of Washington on October 10. A $9,038 … Continue reading

Vancouver Rotary Foundation Awards $52,651 in Community Grants


The Vancouver Rotary Foundation awarded $52,651 in community grants at a Club’s luncheon on September 19 at the Red Lion Hotel at the Quay. The Vancouver Rotary Foundation, which has given more than $3 million in scholarships to local students … Continue reading

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