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 local students. These Rotarians are “Cycling for Scholars.” Routes include 99, 66, 34 and 18 mile rides.  All are beautiful, all are fun!

If you would like to contribute to a local student’s scholarship via Rotary—100% of the funds go to the local students—you can contact Dean Sutherland (VBC member and Cycling for Scholars Rotarian).

You can ride with the Cycling for Scholars group, contribute financially (any amount helps and is tax deductible—Vancouver Rotary Foundation), or contribute and ride.

The RACC is a great ride and the VBC is very generous to allow the Rotary Club to join the ride and raise additional funds for scholars. All Cycling for Scholar riders must register for the RACC.

Vancouver Rotary Foundation Presents $78,000 in Scholarships, Surpasses $1 Million in Educational Awards

The Vancouver Rotary Foundation awarded $78,000 in college scholarships to 24 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 9. With the granting of the 2012 scholarships, the organization surpassed the $1 million milestone in scholarships distributed to local students.

The scholarships are granted by the Vancouver Rotary Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Vancouver. Many of the scholarships are made possible through endowments established by individuals. Additionally, the Vancouver Rotary Foundation’s Festival of Trees provides funds.

Scholarship winners were Johnna Gurgel, Ky Viet Ngo, Hope St. John, Connie Hu, Eveling Cabello-Ramirez, Ibette Valle, Kelli Daller, Kathryn DeVore, Katherine Miranda, Josey Sechrist, Tiffany Wood, Josh Ingebretson, N’Diya Pumphery, Tanya Gentry, Jessica Murray, Caleb Ogier, Dena Corby, Margaret Hodges, Dillon LeSieur, Ida Thomas, Gail Weeks, Morgan Parker, Oksana Klimenova and Linda Otton.

About Vancouver Rotary Foundation

The Vancouver Rotary Foundation exists to foster, develop, promote, and encourage the health, education and general welfare of the residents of Vancouver and Clark County. The Vancouver Rotary Foundation first began issuing grants and scholarships in 1973 and is funded by contributions and proceeds from the annual Rotary Festival of Trees.

Vancouver Rotary Foundation Awards $67,500 in Scholarships

The Vancouver Rotary Foundation awarded $67,500 in college scholarships to 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 11.

The scholarships are granted by the Vancouver Rotary Foundation which is the charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Vancouver. Many of the scholarships are made possible through endowments established by individuals. Additionally, the Vancouver Rotary Foundation’s Festival of Trees provides funds.

Scholarship winners were Viridiana Manriquez, Megan Elvrum, Stockton Pendergast, Viktoria Sokolova, Mauricio Mercado, Catrina Nieves, Natasha Braunwart, Heidi Johnson, Anna Romanovsky, Phillip McNamara, Ellie Ficco, Hannah Hendrickson, Savannah Bukant, Megan Guardino, Jeston Harris, Benjamin Coder, Luz Franco, Maria Garcia, Michele Westmorland, Dora Hernandez, Stuart Ostby and Kimberly Falconer .

The Vancouver Rotary Foundation Awards $48,783 in Community Grants

The Vancouver Rotary Foundation awarded $48,783 in community grants at a Club’s luncheon on September 14 at the Red Lion Hotel at the Quay.

Rotary Foundation GrantsThe Vancouver Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of theRotary Club of Vancouver. Community Programs Fund grants were awarded tonine community organizations:

Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation ($2,000), RiteCare of Washington ($2,195), Affordable Community Environments ($2,500), Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation ($3,000), Community Services Northwest ($6,000), Children’s Center ($6,288), Vancouver School District Foundation ($6,800), YWCA Clark County ($10,000) and Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington ($10,000).