Congratulation to our 2024 Scholarship Recipients.

Katie Thornton

Katie is at the top of her class at HELA High School and will be attending the University of Washington to study bioengineering.  Her goal is to do cutting edge research on stem cells and bioengineer their DNA to grow new organs for transplant patients.

Since the age of 5, Katie has been a Girl Scout.  Learning the value of serving her community compelled her to focus on the Girl Scout Gold Award. Her project, Saving Lives With Narcan, earned her that high honor.  She hosted training sessions for 270 high school students and staff at 7 high schools in the area on the dangers of fentanyl and how to recognize the signs of opioid overdose, and how to respond to save the person’s life.

Katie is also on the Girl Scouts Board of Directors for Oregon and SW Washington assisting with decisions for the council on a girls perspective.

She has been district captain of the Heritage High School swim team and has qualified for the state championships.  She has also been captain of the HeLa High School’s Knowledge Bowl team for 3 years and has earned top 3 at the regional competition all 3 years.

Alexia Bravo

Standford University is getting a real gem in Alexia.  She will be majoring in physics as an undergraduate to build a strong science foundation. Her aptitude for math and science has compelled her to study astrophysics, exploring the intersection of data and theory to make a difference in the field.  As a member of the STEM Academy program at Union High School, Alexia has mentored elementary students through the challenging years of COVID by making videos to excite them to learn more about the sciences. High school athletics were also on her plate as she has 6 varsity letters to her credit.  She was chosen ‘Most Valuable Player’ on the Union High School swim team. After being introduced to Taekwondo at age 3, she acquired her first black-belt in 2014, and began instructing shortly after that.  Alexia continues to volunteer her time refereeing at school tournaments.

In addition to all of that…. Alexia volunteered for the voice-over animations for the United States Geological Survey’s Pacific Northwest rollout of the Shake Alert Earthquake Early Warning System. She was uniquely suited for this work because they were looking for a high school aged voice for the video and she was able to record the narration in both English and Spanish.

Pearl Laio

Pearl will be attending Pepperdine University to pursue an undergraduate degree in biology with a focus on studying cell behavior during replication. Her motivation is to find a less-invasive treatment for cancer.   Along with the biology major, Pearl will also be pursuing a minor degree in music studies.  She traveled with the Portland Youth Philharmonic to the east coast of the United States where she performed at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland, Manhattan School of Music in New York City, and Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Pearl was invited to a Ben Hong cello masterclass in May of 2023.

Pearl is a 3-time state qualifier for the Washington Music Educators Association and has been a member of the chamber orchestra at Union High School.

She served as principal cellist during her last year in the Portland Youth Conservatory Orchestra before going on to play with the Portland Youth Philharmonic.

Pearl has played with the Oregon Repertory Singers on multiple occasions and performed with Grammy nominated and Emmy winner Jake Runestad.

She has also been feature on Portland’s All Classical Radio’s program On Deck with Young Musicians.


Weekly Meetings

The Rotary Club of Greater Clark County meets most every Thursday at noon.

Venue:  Cascadia Technical Academy

12200 NE 28th Street, Vancouver, Washington, 98682

Mailing Address:  Rotary Club of Greater Clark County

PO Box 384

Vancouver, WA  98666


RSVP:  When Cascadia Tech is in session, lunch is prepared and served by students attending the culinary arts program with direction from their faculty.  When Cascadia Tech is not in session, lunch is typically brought in.  If you plan to visit our club and would like to have lunch, please RSVP to Josy Wright:   The lunch price varies depending on the restaurant from which it was ordered.



If you are interested in membership or attending a meeting please contact President Amy Easton at or Membership Chair Jim West at

We would love for you to visit our club!

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July 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • No Community Service Committee Meeting
  • No Club Meeting
  • International Committee
  • Club Meeting
  • Club Service Committee
  • Rotary Woodworkers
  • No Youth Service Committee
  • GCC Board Meeting
  • No Regular Meeting: Tour; Happy Hour 🙂
  • Club Foundation Board
  • Club Meeting